Biggest Classic Motor Show promised for Birmingham

| 27 Sep 2012

One of the UK’s largest celebrations of classic cars is set to get even bigger from 16-18 November as the Footman James Classic Motor Show moves to new halls at Birmingham’s NEC.

Packed into the 82,000sq m (up more than 10% from last year) will be features such as Silverstone Auctions’ November sale on the 17th and a diverse variety of clubs with cars ranging from pre-war through to retro classics, American muscle cars, Japanese performance cars, plus European and British sports cars.

Some of the best machinery from the clubs will compete in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase concours.

Stars of the restoration world – Mike Brewer and Edd China from Wheeler Dealers – will take to the event’s live stage with special guests and competitions.

Hundreds of trade stands will sell a wide range of spares, tools, motoring services and memorabilia, while an Autojumble and Bikejumble will be full of elusive motoring parts.

Meanwhile, organisers are asking owners to tell the story of their cars by posting them on the show’s Facebook page. Owners of vehicles with the best stories will be invited to exhibit at the show or appear on-stage with the Wheeler Dealers crew.

The C&SC team will be there in force so do come along and say hello on our stand, where you can also buy back issues of the magazine, subscribe, or take advantage of our other services. This year's show theme is ‘What’s the Story?’, so expect to see plenty of competition for the Best Themed Stand in the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards, which takes place at the end of the first day.

Tickets start at £18.50 and can be bought from the website.

Or you could enter the Footman James Classic Motor Show Film Festival Survey and win tickets for free. Click here and complete the poll to win everything from free entry to a weekend break, a stunt-driving course or cinema passes.