Tribute paid to Lord Montagu at London Show

| 19 Oct 2015

A special tribute dedicated to the late Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has been announced for Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, which takes place at Alexandra Palace from 30 October-1 November. 

The founder of the National Motor Museum passed away earlier this year, and a brace of displays has now been announced to honour the stalwart classic car campaigner. Chief among them will be the inclusion of a Blower Bentley, a perennial star of the National Motor Museum, which will take pride of place in Alexandra Palace’s Palm Court. 

Lord Montagu’s favourite car, the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, will also take centre stage as part of the Best British Car Ever display. Along with nine other finalists including the Mini Cooper ’S’ and Austin Seven, the Silver Ghost will be on display throughout the event, with one of their number being unveiled as the Best British Car Ever on the event’s opening day.

Classic & Sports Car – The London Show recently cemented its credentials as the premier dad’s and lad’s car show by announcing that accompanied children under the age of 16 will now go free, while a stellar line-up of features will keep the whole family entertained for the duration. 

Among the highlights is an entire display charting the development and evolution of Aston Martin, including the earliest surviving example ‘A3’, plus a roll-call of the firm’s most successful road cars. 

Sir Stirling Moss will also be honoured by a gathering of the race ace’s single-seater racing cars, which will include his 1957 British Grand Prix-winning Vanwall and the BRM P25 he heroically pushed at Reims two years later.

There’s also great news for those who wish to drive their classic cars to the event, with the news that a bespoke parking area will be reserved for suitable vehicles. Click here to find out more

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