London Classic Car Show adds historic motorsports exhibition

London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos
London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos

In only its third year, the London Classic Car Show is growing with the addition of a Historic Motorsports International exhibition joining The Grand Avenue and the Car Club Square at the ExCel exhibition facility in London. The show runs February 23-26, 2017.

The show space also is growing. It spanned 18,000 square meters in its inaugural year, 32,000 last year, and it will have 40,000 of floor space in 2017, when more than 700 cars are expected to be on display.

One hundred of those vehicles will be offered for sale in the historic motorsports area, which also will include racing equipment suppliers, race organizers and promoters, motorsports clubs and more, including a historic racing seminar.

Meanwhile, featured in the rest of the London Classic Car Show will be a “red sea” of Ferraris in celebration of the marque’s 70th anniversary.

A highlight of the show will continue to be The Grand Avenue, where selected cars will be driven through the center of the exhibition space.

“The 2016 show was enjoyed by more than 33,300 visitors and we are confident that the expanded 2017 exhibition will be even more popular,” event director Bas Bungish said in a news release.

“With Ferrari as the featured marque, The Grand Avenue’s open paddock and the added attraction of entry to the new Historic Motorsport International, the London Classic Car Show is going from strength to strength.”

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For details, visit the show website.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.