A century of motoring with the London Classic Car Show

by staff writer JP

The Grand Avenue will give visitors to the show, to be held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 8-11 January 2015, the chance to see and hear rare motoring icons in action? everything from a 1920s Bugatti Type 35B to a 1990s Bugatti EB110, and from a 1930s Jaguar SS1 to an ultra rare Jaguar XJ220 supercar.

There will be cars from the dawn of motoring ? like a 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile ? to competition cars like a Gp 4 Lancia Stratos from the 1970s. Great marques include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls-Royce and Bentley and iconic model names include Miura, E-type, 288 GTO, 959 and Ghost.

Some of the cars have special history, too. James Coburn’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California will be rubbing shoulders with the 1965 Aston Martin DB6 owned by Paul McCartney at the height of Beatlemania. The glorious blue machine has been fastidiously restored by Aston Martin Works and includes the record player specified as an option by McCartney when he ordered the car 50 years ago.

Top Gear’s James May will be revealing what he considers to be the Most Significant Car Of All Time while another curator, TV chef James Martin, will not only be displaying his private collection of classics but will also be running the James Martin Classic Café offering up ‘good, simple, grub’ to visitors.
Do check out these other beauties whilst you’re there…
1948 Land Rover
1967 Corvette Stingray
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia
1970 Range Rover
1964 AC Cobra 289
1962 Ford Cortina
1969 Lamborghini Miura
1935 Morris 8