Club concours showdown to take place at the NEC

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One of the highlights of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham's NEC from 15-17 November will be the grand final of the Meguiar's Club Showcase.

Now in its eighth year, the 16-car showdown is the culmination of 50 club shows from all over the UK, with the winners going head to head at the NEC.

Classics competing for the prize include concours winners from events such as MGLive!, VolksWorld and the Hot Rod Nationals.

Previous winners have ranged from a Mini to Ferraris, and last year's champion was Wayne McCarthy's Volkswagen Beetle (main image).

Classics competing for the title this year include another Beetle – David Forder's – plus two other VWs in the shape of John Figg's Karmann Ghia and Chris White's MkI Golf GTi cabriolet.

They will be up against Peter Hermite’s 1967 MGB, the Jaguar XK 150 of William Baldwin – the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club's car of the year – and Nigel Bancroft's Triumph TR5.

A total of three Fords will join the face-off, with Chris Rodger’s RS1800 competing against John Wilcox’s vintage 1932 Ford Model B, which took top honours at the National Hot Rod and Customer American Car Show, and Simon Williams’ 3.0 S Capri.

Russ White’s 1979 Chevrolet Camaro represents the USA, having won Best American Car at the Thorsby Classic Car & Bike Show.

Supercars vying for the trophy include the Lamborghini Miura of Jane and Max Weitzmann, with long-time rival Ferrari represented by Edward Carter’s 250 GT/F Spider, a car that won the hotly-contested Ferrari Concours. Graham Plumb’s Porsche 911 993 Carrera4S will go up against Kevin Clarke’s 1974 914, a car that won the National Concours prize at the Porsche Club of Great Britain’s National Concours.

Click here for more on the show. 

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