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NEC Classic Motor Show, November 2019 (PR)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: NEC Classic Motor Show, November 2019 (PR) Reply with quote

TOP TRUMPS!

LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, REVEALS ICONIC CARD GAME AS SHOW THEME

The theme of the 35th anniversary Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, has been revealed as ‘Top Trumps’, the iconic card game that has been played across the world for over 40 years and is now more popular than ever!

In a show first, the organisers, along with headline sponsors Lancaster Insurance, are working in partnership with Winning Moves, owners of the Top Trumps brand, to bring the game to life. Motoring enthusiasts of all generations will be able to enjoy the game in a variety of ways as they explore the various displays.

Plus, to celebrate Lancaster Insurance also reaching its 35th year, the insurance specialist is creating a special edition pack of Top Trumps that will be launched at the three-day show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 8-10 November. The pack will include 30 cards, each featuring a carefully selected classic car that reflects the 3,000 vehicles on display at the show.

Show Director Lee Masters explains: “Top Trumps has been on our wish list of show themes for years, but we were saving it for a special occasion and sharing our 35th anniversary with Lancaster Insurance is the perfect opportunity. It is a game many in our community would have played as a kid and may have passed on to their own children. We’re hoping everyone involved in the show, but especially the vehicle clubs will be just as excited as we are.”

As part of the show theme, the clubs and exhibitors will have the opportunity to create a ‘Top Trumps’ card to act as the vehicle’s info board displaying five key facts. Not only will this create the biggest pack of Top Trumps ever but will also give visitors a potential 15,000 motoring facts presented in a fun way so they can play as they enjoy their visit to the UK’s biggest indoor motoring event.

Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager at Lancaster Insurance, comments: “2019 is a milestone year for both the show and Lancaster Insurance, so it’s fitting that the theme this year is extra special. Many enthusiasts will have fond memories of playing Top Trumps as a youngster, I know I certainly do, and we’re excited to help bring this to life for show attendees!”

There will also be the opportunity to play Top Trumps on both the Lancaster Insurance stand and on the Discovery Live Stage throughout the weekend. Special displays dedicated to the theme will also feature in the halls.

Over the years, Top Trumps has evolved from just being about cars. Packs now cover a whole range of topics including aircraft and battleships, cats and dogs, Harry Potter, football stars, Marvel Superheroes and Dinosaurs!

For those who have forgotten how to play here is a quick recap: Each Top Trumps card contains a list of numerical data. The aim of the game is to compare these values to try to trump your opponent by having a higher number, so you win their card. The winner is the player with all the cards at the end.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. The special edition packs of Top Trumps can also be added when booking tickets and be collected from Lancaster Insurance’s stand at the show.

For more information including ticket options and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

‘FROM 1984 – THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY HALL’ – MORE DETAILS OF NEC CLASSIC CELEBRATIONS REVEALED.

As 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, the organisers have chosen to theme Hall 8 as ‘From 1984 - The 35th Anniversary Hall’. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from 8-10 November, this part of the show is dedicated to marques, models and clubs that have appeared since 1984.

More than forty clubs are already confirmed for the Anniversary Hall, joining the other 260 that will be spread across the other six halls of the show. When it comes to the classics on display, there really is something for everyone from family models and sports car to heroes from the world of motorsport.

Amongst the Anniversary Hall highlights are some great Japanese classics. The UK S2000 Owners Club will be saluting 20 years of Honda’s terrific drop-top sports car. The 300ZX Owners Club celebrates 30 years since the launch of the Z32 300ZX and also 50 years since the arrival of the famed Z Car range.

Other clubs celebrating earlier Japanese models include the Honda S800 Sports Car Club celebrating half a century since the Honda N600 was launched onto the UK market, the Classic Z Register who plan to show iconic Datsun 240Z to celebrate its 50th and the Toyota Enthusiasts Club celebrating 40 years of the Celica 40 series second generation.

There are plenty more sporting classics to enjoy too, and Ford enthusiasts will certainly want to help mark 20 years since of the launch of the Racing Puma. And no one will want to miss the Peugeot Sport Club UK stand as the brilliant 205 GTi reaches its 35th birthday.

Rover fans also have plenty to celebrate, including 20 years since the official sales launch of the 75, while the Rover 800 Club will mark two decades since the last 800 was made. Another family classic that has reached a special milestone is the Mk2 Vauxhall Astra, the Owners Club for the model marking 35 years since its launch.

When it comes to motorsport, the awesome MG Metro 6R4 rally car is always guaranteed to draw a crowd, and with 2019 being 35 years since its official launch both 6R4.net and Rallying History will be displaying some great examples.

A number of clubs also have anniversaries of their own and you can be sure they will be ready to celebrate in style. It is 20 years since the Maestro & Montego Owners Club was formed plus 35 years of the Montego itself. The Naylor Car Club has reached its silver jubilee, the Middlebridge Enthusiasts Scimitar Set is 30 years old, while Audi Owners Club celebrates 21 years of the Audi TT.

Event Director Lee Masters said: “With the show’s own 35th anniversary and a wealth of classic car celebrations to enjoy, Hall 8 is going to be very special. Following its successful introduction last year, it is all set to welcome plenty of enthusiastic visitors once again.”
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAC RALLY OF THE TESTS MAKES ITS LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW DEBUT.

A special treat awaits visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as classic rallying specialists, HERO Events, brings the 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests to the NEC for the very first time.

On Saturday 9 November, cars and crews competing in the RAC Rally of the Tests, arguably one of the UK’s toughest events, will take on an indoor course in one of the seven show halls. With a wonderful selection of classic and vintage vehicles competing, the crews will be battling it out to set the fastest time to lift the winner’s trophy at the finish line.

Show Director Lee Masters said: “This is an opportunity to get up close to the action and admire these rally cars once the test is over. It’s a fantastic addition that is guaranteed to make this year’s show even more of an attraction.”

The action, which will last for around two hours, takes place in Hall 6 and will see competitors tackling a thrilling speed and agility test. This will mark the half-way point of the Rally, and crews will be waved away from the NEC to continue with the event. On hand to provide commentary and interviews will be motorsport expert, former rally driver and HERO Communications Director, Tony Jardine.

HERO Operations Director, Brian Whyte, explains: “It has taken two years of negotiations and planning to pull off this first – bringing an iconic event, the RAC Rally of the Tests, right into the heart of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. A perfect fit I’d say. Visitors will also be able to learn how to get involved in this area of motorsport, be it marshalling or taking part. HERO personnel will be on hand to offer advice.”

This year’s RAC Rally of the Tests takes place from 7-10 November and sees more than 60 crews set out from the start in Torquay. Over the course of 750 miles, they will head to Bristol and into Wales, tackling a challenging mix of tests and regularities before reaching the finish line in Chester. Competing for prestigious awards, there is also a superb mix of entries from a 1936 Derby Bentley to MGs, Porsches, Minis, and plenty more.

“We are incredibly excited about this special addition to the show” added Lee Masters. “The HERO Events rallies always present a real challenge to competitors, so to have part of the Rally of the Tests take place within the NEC will be a real spectacle for everyone coming to this year’s show.”

Visitors should also head to the HERO Events stand to find out more, and they can even try driving a classic for themselves with cars from the ‘Arrive and Drive’ fleet on hand. It’s also a great opportunity to check out the Rally of the Tests clothing and regalia produced specially to commemorate this special appearance at the NEC season finale on its 35th anniversary.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHEAPER PARKING OPTION ANNOUNCED LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is working in partnership with NCP Car Parks to provide visitors with an alternative parking option for the Birmingham NEC show this November.

Show Director Lee Masters explains: “It is important to us that we give our visitors the best experience possible when enjoying their day out at the show. We know travel and parking is key factor in this and have secured discounted parking at an NCP car park at the nearby Birmingham International Airport to give visitors more choices when planning their visit.”

Visitor can park in the airport NCP Car Park 5, between 8am and 7.30pm, for just £9 when booking in advance. These times are very strict, and any overstay will be charged the full day rate. To book, visit https://www.ncp.co.uk/prebook/ and enter the code Classic19.

From the car park, there will be a free shuttle bus available or there is the option of a short walk to the terminal. From there, the free monorail service runs every two minutes to the concourse by the railway station which leads into the NEC and the centre of the show halls.

There is still the option to park at the NEC, which costs £12 per day when booked in advance and £16 if paid on the day. There are also discounts available on Virgin Trainline for those wishing to use the trains which bring visitors straight into the heart of the NEC.
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