The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International 2018

This week I spent a couple of days at a new show & venue for me. The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International 2018 at London ExCel.

The Classic Car Show had some absolutely stunning classic cars on display & available to buy, if your pockets were deep enough!! The hall was shared with the Historic Motorsport International (HMI) bringing together some lovely racing & rally cars from past.

On the Preview Thursday, Squadron Leader Adam Collins (Red 10) of the RAF Acrobatic Display Team, The Red Arrows was at the show. He was there with the awesome looking limited edition Red Arrows Aston Martin Vanquish S. 10 cars had been specially built by Aston Martin, each unique to each of the Red Arrows, one the Red 10 car had been put into a raffle. The attention to detail was stunning, I was particularly impressed by the car’s headlining which was a painted view of what Red 10 sees from the cockpit!!

For the motorsport fan its a great place to get up close to the cars & have a good look around. Special to this show was the ‘Grand Avenue’ down the middle of the hall, where a selection of cars put on a demonstration drive. The gleaming paintwork & chrome of the classic cars glistened under the lights. A gentle prelude before eardrums were rattled by the sound of 1980s F1 cars coming down the runway!!

On Sunday the 1992 Formula One World Champion, Nigel Mansell was in attendance. It was great to see him in an F1 car again on his demonstration drives down Grand Avenue. He gave a great insight into his career in Formula One during interviews with Henry Hope-Frost. Some funny anecdotes from behind the scenes kept the fans in the Supaguard Theatre entertained. Many race fans had brought items & photographs for him to sign at several autograph sessions with him through the day.

I for one really enjoyed The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International 2018 at London ExCel. It will definitely be added to my calender from now on, I look forward to seeing what they have in store for 2019.

Here is a collection of my favourite photos from the day.

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