The second Classic & Sports Car Show takes place at Alexandra Palace in north London this weekend (October 28th-30th).
In our Classic and Sports Car Show 2016 preview, here’s what not to miss at the Classic and Sports Car show this weekend.
Century of Supercars
The main theme of this years show is a celebration of the most exotic sports cars in the history. 10 mouth-watering supercars, estimated at a collective value of £40 million, from 10 decades of motoring promises to be an unforgettable display.
Earlier in the year Classic & Sports Car ran a global online poll to find out which supercars should represent each decade. The list was whittled down to a final 10, and now the votes are in to decide the single greatest supercar of the past century. The winner will be revealed at the show on Friday morning.
This year the Classic & Sports Car Show has more than just cars on show. This year, live parades of cars will run in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.
The runs, which will take place twice a day. Beginning in the Grove area, then past the Palm Court entrance along the south terrace. First off will be the iconic 1970s six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 Formula 1 car.
Live Interview Stage
The Live Interview Stage makes a welcome return. Great figures from the world of classic motoring will make guest appearances at the Classic and Sports car show. Featuring legends such as John Surtees CBE and Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis, OBE.
Jaguar XJ13 on display
The legendary Jaguar XJ13 will greet visitors in the Palm Court area as they enter the show. A faulty tyre led Norman Dewis to famously crash the original XJ13 in a MIRA proving ground crash in 1971. This recreation of the famous racing car that never actually raced, always draws a crowd.
Classic car dealers
A selection of Britain and Europe’s finest classic car dealers and restorers will once again show off their masterpieces. Expect to see the rarest cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsches lined up beside the finest Jaguars, Mercedes, Bentleys and Rolls-Royces.
Fine Dining Restaurant
Due to demand from last year’s show visitors, the Casablanca-themed Fine Dining Restaurant is a premium eatery within the Great Hall. Located underneath the historic and iconic Grand Willis Organ, diners will enjoy classical music performances, set the ambiance of the Alexandra Palace surroundings.
‘Lost’ Jaguar restoration
A novel feature will be a display documenting the restoration of a rare Jaguar once considered lost.
The unique 1954 Jaguar XK120 features bodywork from Italian design house Pininfarina. The car is believed to have been created for US importer Max Hoffman. It made its debut at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show and remains one of the rarest Jaguars in existence, as the only Jaguar XK120 produced by Pininfarina.
The XK120 making its first public appearance for 40 years as a team from Classic Motor Cars (CMC) show how they are bringing this one-of-a-kind car back to its former glory.
Coys classic car auction
Coys will host an auction of fine classic cars on the Saturday. Some of the star cars going under the hammer include a Lamborghini Miura P400 S once owned by Sir Rod Stewart and a Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS formerly the pride and joy of U2 bassist Adam Clayton.