New motorsport show to launch alongside London Classic Car show in 2017
A brand new car event is to be launched next year. The show – known as Historic Motorsport International – will take place at London’s ExCel centre next year, alongside the London Classic Car Show.
The new event will feature some of the world’s most sought-after cars and include presentations from eminent speakers. The Historic Motorsport Conference will also hosting a sale of 100 stunning race machines from leading specialist dealers.
Other special features include the inaugural Historic Motorsport Conference, which will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist Henry Hope-Frost. The ticketed conference will examine a wide variety of topics including the use of current technology in classic race and rally cars, driving standards and sponsorship.
The event’s organisers, Brand Events (also responsible for Top Gear Live and CarFest) have rounded-up a number of high-profile companies and organisations to take part in the event. These include renowned competition car sales specialists such as Taylor & Crawley and Duncan Hamilton & Co, premier championship organisers including Motor Racing Legends and the Classic Sports Car Club and Dunlop Motorsport.
Show director Ian France said: ‘Historic Motorsport International will feature many of the most iconic historic competition cars for sale and blend the business-to-business, competitor and enthusiast aspects of the buoyant historic motorsport scene, from classic Formula Ford and historic rallying through to period Formula One, GTs, Sportscars and Prototypes.’
‘Whether your interest is in the many fiercely competitive UK domestic championships or marquee events such as Silverstone Classic, Spa Six Hours or the Historic Ypres Rally, this exciting new event will reflect your tastes and opportunities to get closer to the sport.’
Historic Motorsport International will be held at ExCeL London, on 23-26 February, with access to both shows included in the entry price. Historic Motorsport International will open its doors at 10am on Thursday 23 February, while the London Classic Car Show opens at 3pm that afternoon.