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The latest exciting new addition to the Show is the Flywheel Concours - and nominations are invited...
The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel (Bicester Heritage, 23-24 June) will feature a brand-new concours competition, the Flywheel Concours, and owners of eligible cars are invited to nominate their vehicles for possible inclusion.
There will be six separate themed classes, all curated by experienced classic motoring and motorsport consultant and writer Gary Axon. Each class will have its own display area within the historic Bicester Heritage Technical Site and will be assessed by expert judges.
For the 2018 show, the Concours classes are:
The Dawn of the Supercar No concours is complete without a display of the legendary supercars that graced every schoolkid’s bedroom walls in the 1960s and ‘70s. From the game-changing Lamborghini Miura of 1966, via the Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, Iso Grifo, Maserati Bora and Aston Martin V8 to the original Lotus Esprit S1 and others, the genesis of the late-20th century high-performance supercar will be celebrated with a wonderful array of exotica.
Movie Star Cars They're looking for a selection of cars that have either starred on the silver screen or are highly accurate facsimiles of movie motoring greats, such as the Bullitt Mustang GT390, The Italian Job Minis, or the Herbie ‘Love Bug’ VW Beetle. British Leyland 50th Anniversary It’s been 50 years since British Motor Holdings merged with the Leyland Motor Company to form British Leyland at the height of the Swinging ‘60s. This class celebrates some of BL’s finest – and more unusual – classic makes and models, including MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, Rover, Daimler, Austin, Morris and Wolseley.
Gassers In the 1960s, one of the most popular drag-racing categories was the Gasser Class. These street-legal cars ran on pump fuel – hence the name – and to improve the launch, racers would lift the car to throw weight over the rear wheels, creating a unique look. Weather permitting, these awe-inspiring vintage drag-racers will put on demonstration runs over the weekend.
Classic Rally Cars Loose-surface heroes will move from special stage to centre stage with a selection of rally cars that went that extra mile, through the gravel, mud and snow, be that on RAC Rally stages or the classic Continental events that saw cars tackle passes such as the Stelvio. Pre-1976 rallying will be celebrated with cars such as the Sunbeam Alpine, Mini Cooper, Ford Escort, Saab 96, Lancia Fulvia and more. Stars of the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show Earls Court reopened its doors in 1948 for Britain’s first post-War motor show and the 70th anniversary of this momentous occasion will be celebrated at the Show with a collection of cars launched in that year. Owners of models launched in 1948 – including the Land-Rover 88, Jaguar XK120 and MkV, Porsche 356, Morris Minor, Citroën 2CV, Aston Martin 2-Litre and Bristol 401 – are invited to nominate them for selection.
Enthusiasts lucky enough to own a car potentially suitable for one of the Flywheel Concours classes should contact Gary Axon ([email protected])
Plus, the Classic & Sports Car People’s Concours makes you the judge and jury.
Ahead of the Show weekend, all car clubs registered to attend will be invited to nominate one club ‘champion’ per day of the event to join the special People’s Concours display, right in the heart of the showfield.
C&SC will reward the finest privately owned classic – the People’s Champion – with the David Evans Trophy, named as a tribute to the long-serving and much-missed car clubs' liaison and organiser of the annual C&SC Club Awards at the NEC Classic Motor Show.
This time, however, the organisers are asking you to choose our winners for them. Ballot boxes will be provided for Show visitors to cast their votes on the day, while followers of the Show’s social media channels – including Twitter (@candscshow),Instagram (classicandsportscarshow) and of course Facebook (www.facebook.com/classicandsportscarshow) – will also be able to vote for their favourites using the dedicated hashtag, #PeoplesConcours.
Once a club official has made the nomination, owners of nominated cars will be asked to provide a photo of their classic so that we can reveal them on our social media channels ahead of the event. The only rules are that all entrants must be driven to the Show – no trailer queens allowed! – and they will need to be available to join our main display for the whole day. With dozens of clubs already signed up for the event, there should be plenty of competition.
In addition to the Concours itself, there are special rates and display parking for classic clubs who want to register and join the fun.
Finally, Hagarty is offering onsite classic car valuations at the Show.
In a new feature for 2018, Hagerty is offering onsite classic car valuations at the Show, providing vehicle owners attending the event with a bespoke, four-page Hagerty Valuation Report, containing details about their classic and a condition report that will be directly related to the Hagerty Price Guide. This will be a unique report for your vehicle and can be used in any future sale or simply to add to the vehicle file.
The valuations cost £15 each and 100% of that will go to charity. Valuations can be pre-booked through the show's ticketing site. You don't need to be thinking of selling your classic to do this - it's a great way to get an idea of how your vehicle stands in the current market, and the condition report is an excellent addition to your car's history file. And, of course, you and your classic will be helping to raise funds for charity while you do so!
Hagerty is one of the UK's leading classic car and bike insurance specialists and also the leading classic car valuation specialist. With a database that consists of hundreds of thousands of values from classified site, public auctions and private sales the Hagerty team of analysts track various indices and are some of the leading experts in this field. Visit www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk for full information on how to insure and value your classic.
For more details on the show visit https://www.classicandsportscarshow.com.
Don't forget that you can get 15% off advance tickets on the website by quoting the code: CMMCSCS
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