Don't panic: Classic Motor Show to go ahead as planned


Organisers have quashed fears that the Footman James Classic Motor Show may be in jeopardy following the closure of Clarion’s Birmingham office.

The rumours were sparked by news that Clarion Events had laid-off the entire Birmingham team that traditionally organised the show, which enjoyed a 20% rise in attendance in 2012.

Classic car fans have been assured, however, that the 2013 show will go ahead as planned at its NEC home.

Show director Dan Nwaokolo said: “Following a re-organisation within Clarion Events, we wish to confirm that the management of the Classic Motor Show and the Classic Motorbike Show will now be based from the Clarion Events’ Motoring team within our Fulham Green Head Office.

“The shows will continue to be run at the NEC, Birmingham, with the dates already confirmed as 15-17 November. The show will keep clubs, collectors, owners and enthusiasts at the heart of the events and promises to build on the record breaking success of 2012.”


James Elliott

Speaking (I hope) for everyone at C&SC, while we are relieved and delighted that the show will continue unaffected, we have really enjoyed working with Andy Rouse and the team over the years and would like to extend our thanks to them for all their efforts in creating the uniquely welcoming atmosphere that makes the Footman James Classic Motor Show so special.

Group Editor, C&SC


glad to hear it. phew...

David Evans

Indeed: Andy and Paul are top blokes and I’m gutted that they’ve been laid off. The show won’t be the same without them! I wish them all the best for the future...
Chief tea-maker, C&SC


Nice Post

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