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1st London Classic Car Show Part 1

PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:51 am

Spyderfan and I stole away to the London Excel show pavilion this afternoon to view the inaugural London Classic Car Show.

Mmmm

Tim
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Before stumbling across a 25 with 29 upon it
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Then in a corner we spied a tub
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Shortly after we came across another familiar colour scheme
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The next was a silver over blue 'Type 14 S2'
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When we arrived, the first car was a 'Sprint':
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:59 am

At last we saw an Elan!

A Sprint too.

In fact, Adrian Newey's Sprint.

Tim
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:25 am

Great pics Tim
thank you
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:44 pm

Here's my Photo Bucket album of the London Classic Car Show
http://s991.photobucket.com/user/spyderfan/media/London%20Classic%20Car%20show%202015/2015-01-09143840_zps39b4b233.jpg.html

Slide show here

http://s991.photobucket.com/user/spyderfan/slideshow/London%20Classic%20Car%20show%202015

A few favourites favourites below

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And you guys whinge about balancing just 2 Webers!
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Nigel Mansells Red 5 championship winning Williams
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Adrian Newey is a Spyder Fan!
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Kindest regards

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:05 pm

There is no cure for Lotus, only treatment.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:43 am

trw99 wrote:At last we saw an Elan!

A Sprint too.

In fact, Adrian Newey's Sprint.

Tim


I don't like the colour of the wheels :lol:

Sorry but I could not resist :wink:
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:00 am

We usually go to either the Autosport Show or the Classic Car Show, both at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. As this show was only a few miles away we decided to give it a try.

:-(

?25 to get in. Just the one hall. Took us just under 3 hours to get round. The Classic Car Show at the NEC takes more than a day for a similar ticket price. We won't be going again.

There was a bright side, however. Antigravity Batteries had a stand and I was so impressed I popped down to their shop on Monday (only 15 miles away) and bought one.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:22 pm

Steve, I think you should bear in mind it was the very first show and therefore not likely to stand comparison with the long-established B'ham show. They have already said next year (in February) will be bigger.

You could get discounted tickets - mine was courtesy of the Sunday Times.

Here is Adrian Newey with his Sprint on the Grand Avenue with a few well known faces. (Photo from SCD).

Tim

PS Minilites Rohan! Non original!
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Now you tell me! :-)

In that case they should have had a ticket price commesurate with the size of the show. At least you could move around as it wasn't exactly jammed packed. Holding it on the same day as the racing car show at the NEC wasn't the brightest move either.
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