World-class artists flock to The Classic & Sports Car Show


An incredible selection of automotive and motorsport art will go on display at this year’s Classic & Sports Car Show, including paintings, photographs and sculptures from some of the best artists in their fields. 

The Classic & Sports Car Show, which takes place at Alexandra Palace from 28-30 October, is set to play host to a dazzling array of artwork from top artists such as Tim Layzell, who is responsible for creating the event’s stunning poster image. 

UK-based motorsport fan and former competitor Tim Layzell’s painting takes on a supercar theme, reflecting the show’s main attraction: a world-class display of 11 of the past century’s most exciting and daring supercar designs, ranging from the Mercedes SSK through to the cutting-edge hybrids of the present day. 

Layzell will be joined in the show halls by London artist and screen printer Ella Freire, who will display a selection of her limited edition classic car prints. Her love of classics stems from her grandfather, who raced at Brooklands during the 1930s, and has led her to produce a series of deconstructed race car images using a combination of metallic, gloss and matte substrates mounted on acrylic frames. 

In honour of the show’s supercar theme and in celebration of the Miura’s 50th anniversary, Ella will be displaying a special piece of the iconic Lamborghini on her stand. 

Visitors will also have the chance to see the incredible combination of photography, computer graphics and 3D illustration that Unique & Limited uses to recreate historical events in painstaking detail. Their two latest projects will both be on show: Van Lennep’s Porsche 911 RSR at the Targa Florio and James Hunt’s McLaren M23 at the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix.

Paul Pennel from Artistry of Aluminium will display some of his fascinating handmade repoussé metalwork pieces – three-dimensional images which combine the automotive with the artistic. 

Model collectors won’t be left out, with a full display of miniatures from Silent Autos Diecast Model Cars. The family run business specialises in creating lovingly crafted classic replicas covering everything from Lamborghinis and Ferraris to Jaguars and Bugattis. 

Founded by illustrator Mark Morgan and fuelled by caffeine and a passion for cars, Triple Espresso features a stunning range of automotive-inspired original paintings, prints and t-shirts, with a particular focus on Porsches. Mark will be showcasing numerous of his vintage-style pieces at the event.

Another leading artist present will be Kikki H, whose pieces are a mix of old and new and portray stories from the world of motorsport depicting famous racing drivers, spectacular cars and well known racing tracks.

James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car Group Editor, said: “With such a wide range of automotive art set to be on display at The Classic & Sports Car show, visitors are sure to find something of interest whatever their preferred subject or medium.

“The worlds of art and motoring complement each other beautifully and I for one am really looking forward to seeing what these talented artists have on their stands in October.”

The second staging of the annual event at Alexandra Palace will feature hundreds of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and renowned classic car retailers. This year’s show will be a celebration of supercars, with a global vote to find the best ever made currently underway. The 11 finalists will be on display in a special ‘Century of Supercars’ feature with the overall winner set to be revealed at the event.

Visitors to The Classic & Sports Car Show this autumn will also be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in a host of on-road parades in the Palace grounds against a stunning central London backdrop.

Other highlights include a classic car auction from Coys, a restoration demonstration focussing on the one-off Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total, and a Live Interview Stage presented by Goodwood Road & Racing.

Situated under the iconic Grand Willis Organ, customers can also enjoy a selection of premium food and wine while looking out on the spectacular show displays in the fine dining restaurant.

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