World-class supercars gather at Alexandra Palace

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An incredible selection of supercars has been gathered at Alexandra Palace ahead of the second Classic & Sports Car Show, which will take over the historic London venue from 28-30 October. 

Seven of the world’s finest supercars took to the palace grounds to promote the show’s centrepiece display, which celebrates A Century of Supercars. The multi-million pound convoy included a Lamborghini Miura, Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Blower, Ferrari F40, McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’, McLaren F1 and a Jaguar XK120.

In total, 11 supercars will go on display at the event, with the winner of the massive public vote to determine the Greatest Supercar Ever to be revealed live at the show. 

In addition to the stellar lineup of supercars, this year’s event will also host a parade of motoring icons, which will see some of the most exclusive classics driven on a series of demonstration runs through the grounds of the palace. Running twice a day, the cars will set off from the Grove area before accelerating past the Palm Court entrance and continuing along the picturesque South Terrace. 

This year’s Live Interview Stage is brought to you in partnership with Goodwood Road & Racing, and includes an incredible lineup of automotive and motor racing stars. Among the big names already confirmed to talk is Norman Dewis OBE, Jaguar’s legendary test driver. The raconteur will discuss his years behind the wheel, from the first experimental runs in the C- and D-types through to his high-speed crash in the unraced XJ13 in 1971. 

One of Jaguar’s rarest cars, the unique 1954 XK120 by Pininfarina, will be displayed at Alexandra Palace in a unique way. Normally we only get to see the start and end of a restoration – but world-leading specialists from Classic Motor Cars (CMC) will present this amazing vehicle part-way through its restoration.  Once considered to be lost, the car is believed to have been created for US importer Max Hoffman and was displayed at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show. It will be making its first public appearance for 40 years at the Classic & Sports Car Show. 

Visitors to the Classic & Sports Car Show will face the tempting prospect of returning home with a new addition for their garages following confirmation that Coys of Kensington will host an auction at Alexandra Palace.

Billed as ‘an important auction of fine historic automobiles’, the sale is due to take place on the Saturday of the show (October 29) and promises to feature a range of special consignments. The auction will be an important feature of the weekend as the show enters its second year.

James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car magazine group editor, said: “It’s fantastic to see Alexandra Palace play host to some of the world’s most pioneering cars – these pictures really capture the essence of the Classic & Sports Car Show experience. 

“These seven incredible cars show just how the supercar has evolved over the last century – and, incredibly, they are just a snapshot of our Century of Supercars centerpiece feature. With 11 of the world’s most amazing supercars in the Great Hall from 28-30 October, visitors will be treated to a proper feast for the senses. I can’t wait to see which car people will vote as the ‘Greatest Supercar Ever’. 

“What’s more, visitors will get to enjoy hundreds of beautiful and, in many cases, rare machines at Alexandra Palace – not to mention see many of them live in action during one of the parades. Factor in the Live Interview Stage presented by Goodwood Road & Racing and an auction from Coys and it’s shaping up to be another must-attend event.”

The organisers would like to thank to Stanley Mann Racing (www.stanleymann.com), Jaguar Heritage, Hexagon Classics, JHW ClassicsDK Engineering and McLaren for the loan of the seven cars.

Tickets are now on sale, visit www.classicandsportscarshow.com to book yours.

 

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