Classic & Sports Car – The London Show features more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars
What’s the best British car of all time? Mini Cooper S or McLaren F1? Jaguar E-type or XKSS? Range Rover or Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost? There’s only one way to find out: visit Classic & Sports Car – The London Show this autumn.
That’s because Classic & Sports Car is conducting a worldwide poll to find the British car that people hold closest to their hearts – and the winner will be revealed at the historic motoring show, held at Alexandra Palace from 30th October to 1st November.
The event has already polled 100 key figures in the classic car world to establish a top ten shortlist and now wants all enthusiasts to have a say in which car should come out on top. Key players tasked with producing an overall shortlist included McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, Lotus Head of Design Russell Carr, Pink Floyd's drummer and classic car collector Nick Mason, Dire Straits front man and classic car enthusiast Mark Knopfler, plus motor racing author and commentator Simon Taylor.
The panel debated a long list of cars with strong cases made for much-loved classics as varied as the Aston Martin DB5, Bristol 405, Ford Escort Mexico, Jaguar D-type, Rover SD1 and even the Gordon Keeble. Lotus had the most models on the longlist, but only one – the Seven – garnered enough votes from the panel to make the final top ten. Contenders for the crown will be on display at Alexandra Palace alongside the eventual winner.
And if you want your say on who wins, you can also put in your two cents worth. The event is calling on all enthusiasts to rank the shortlist of cars. To cast your vote, simply visit classicandsportscarshow.com before the closing date of 1st August. A random draw will select 25 participants to receive a pair of free tickets to the show.