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London Classic Car Show 2021 (PR)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: London Classic Car Show 2021 (PR) Reply with quote

NEW COVID-COMPLIANT HOME FOR THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2021

• The capital’s premier classic car celebration moves to Syon Park
• Revised springtime date confirmed for new-look outdoor event
• Full spectrum of automotive history displayed under evocative ‘Evolution of Design’ theme
• Tickets on sale from Thursday 26 November with special Early Bird offer

The celebrated London Classic Car Show returns in Spring 2021 at a new Covid-compliant venue providing both visitors and exhibitors with the welcome opportunity to fuel their passions and businesses in wonderful and safe surroundings.

With uncertainties still affecting the immediate future of large-scale indoor gatherings, show organiser Brand Events has once again displayed its innovation by moving the capital city’s premier classic car celebration from Olympia to a more viable outdoors setting in the splendour of Syon Park.

Sited on the banks of the River Thames opposite the world-famous Kew Gardens in West London, Syon’s wide open green spaces are no stranger to such impressive showcases and will provide the perfect backdrop for more than 500 eye-catchingly evocative classic cars from yesteryear… plus a feast of accompanying attractions to entertain and inspire show-goers of all ages.

Furthering the Show’s appeal, a new springtime date has also been announced with the traditional February indoor calendar slot moved back to the weekend of 16-18 April in search of more favourable al fresco weather. Nevertheless, all the major display areas will be under temporary covers all with open sides to ensure social distancing as well as a healthy flow of fresh spring air.

“With so many indoor events still being cancelled or postponed, we are thrilled to have found such a fabulous new home – plus a more welcoming date – for The London Classic Car Show. It should be the first fixture inked into everyone’s 2021 diary,” enthused Show Director Mark Woolley, who also confirmed that the eagerly-anticipated event’s headline theme will be: ‘The Evolution of Design’.

“We will be celebrating 135 years of remarkable automotive progress ranging from the extraordinary pioneering horseless carriages which date all the way back to the dawn of motoring in Victorian times right up to the latest supercars ­– the idolised classics of tomorrow,” explained Woolley. “With such a magical mix of icons and curiosities on display, it promises to be a real ‘must-see’ experience for anyone with a drop of petrol in their veins!”

Tickets for 2021 London Classic Car Show go on sale from Thursday 26 November. As in 2020, adult admission tickets are available in advance from £25 (£30 on the day) with a limited number of Premium upgrades also on offer. There is also an extra Early Bird saving of £5 on offer for all those fast starters registering for the Show’s official newsletter before the On Sale date. Providing reassurance for all ticket buyers, full refunds will be offered should the show be cancelled as a result of Covid-19.

Renowned for launching ground-breaking new consumer shows such as Top Gear Live and CarFest family festivals, the award-winning Brand Events team has spent the past nine months creating and running an impressive array of highly-successful Covid-compliant shows including nationwide Drive & Dine Theatre,, Carpool Comedy Clubs as well as the highly-acclaimed Drive-In Classic Car Show staged at Bicester Heritage in September.

The 2021 London Classic Car Show will build on these achievements offering classic car owners, collectors and enthusiasts a much-needed tonic in these unprecedented times. It will also provide many of the country’s best dealers, restorers and car clubs with the perfect platform from which to reignite their businesses.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE ICON TO CELEBRATE ITS CENTENARY AT THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2021

• 100th birthday party for Lancia’s legendary Lambda at Syon
• One of the most significant and innovative cars of all time
• Special display enhances event’s magical ‘Evolution of Design’ theme
• Advance tickets now on sale with special offer for Early Bird bookers

The London Classic Car Show 2021, which takes place at Syon Park from 16-18 April next year, will be celebrating the magical history of motoring under the central theme of ‘The Evolution of Design’.

Spanning 135 years of progress, the capital’s premier event for classic car collectors and enthusiasts will put the spotlight on many of the greatest automotive creations that have captured the imaginations of passionate drivers and devotees ever since the dawn of motoring at the end of the 19th century.

A special display to mark the 60th birthday of Jaguar’s inspirational E-type has already been confirmed. Now comes confirmation that one of Italy’s most influential models – the Lancia Lambda – will be saluting its centenary in the beautiful grounds of Syon Park, the new Covid-compliant home for The London Classic Car Show in 2021.

The Lambda – the brainchild of engineering genius Vincenzo Lancia – not only laid the foundations for one of Italy’s most illustrious marques, but is also renowned for its outstanding technical innovations. It was the first car to feature a load bearing monocoque body which revolutionised car design – within a decade this unibody technique had been adopted universally by manufacturers all over the world.

An equally dramatic innovation was the introduction of pioneering independent suspension and the Lambda was also one the first cars to benefit from brakes on all four wheels.

Boasting so much ground-breaking technology, the spectacular Lambda moved the goal posts when it came to road holding and comfort, enabling drivers to outperform other cars with much larger engines than the 2120cc Lancia V4.

Although designed for touring rather than competition, the game-changing Lancia dominated its class in many of the period’s greatest road races… and still does today. Indeed, three of the top four finishers in the latest classic Mille Miglia 2020 re-enactment were piloting Lambdas.

Perhaps, its long-running sporting success is no surprise as Vincenzo himself had been a successful racing driver before refocussing his talents on founding the company which still bears his name today – albeit as part of the global FIAT automotive empire. Moreover, back in 1921 the intrepid Vincenzo tested his prototype Lambda on the Mont Cenis Pass, a notoriously challenging Alpine road between Italy and France (photo below bottom).

“The Lambda is without doubt one of the most significant cars ever created and thus we are thrilled to be honouring its centenary at The London Classic Car Show next spring,” enthused Mark Woolley, Show Director. “The Lancia may not be such an obvious choice as the E-type to be included in our ‘The Evolution of Design’ feature, but it has cult status among car connoisseurs… and deservedly so.”

The special 100th anniversary Lambda display is being curated by the Lancia Motor Club, one of a number of leading car clubs already making exciting plans for the eagerly-anticipated London show.

“Next year is clearly going to be a major milestone for the Lambda and we will be celebrating its centenary in style,” vowed Alison Ure of the Lancia Motor Club. “This spectacular car with its pioneering innovations and technological advances took the automotive world by storm and is now recognised as one of the most innovative cars of all time. We will have a fine selection of these wonderful machines on display for all the visitors to The London Car Classic Show to admire.”

Tickets for 2021 London Classic Car Show are now on sale. As in 2020, adult admission tickets are available in advance from £25 (£30 on the day) with a limited number of Premium upgrades also on offer.

Moreover, for all those fast starters registering for the Show’s official newsletter before the 9 December deadline an Early Bird saving of an additional £5 is on offer.

Providing reassurance for all ticket buyers, full refunds (excluding booking and transaction fees) will be offered should the show be cancelled as a result of Covid-19.
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SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND – THE E-TYPE AT 60 YEARS OLD

• Jaguar icon celebrates its 60th birthday at The London Classic Car Show 2021
• Major milestone for much-loved automotive star from the capital’s Swinging Sixties
• Innovative Covid-compliant event’s ‘Evolution of Design’ theme comes to life
• Advance tickets on sale from Thursday 26 November with significant savings for Early Birds

Next year marks the diamond anniversary of one of the most acclaimed and admired cars in automotive history – the legendary Jaguar E-type. This magical 60-year milestone will be celebrated in style at The London Classic Car Show 2021 (16-18 April).

As confirmed last week, the capital’s premier event for classic car purveyors, collectors and enthusiasts has been moved to a new Covid-compliant venue in the scenic grounds of historic Syon Park. Advance tickets for the carefully created socially distanced, outdoor yet covered event go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) with significant discounts for Early Birds booking swiftly.

The Show’s central ‘The Evolution of Design’ theme will feature seminal cars from all automotive ages stretching back 135 years to the dawn of motoring… and few creations fit that evocative billing better than the iconic E-type.

When launched in 1961, the quintessential Jaguar sportster not only set new standards in automotive design but defined its generation. Described as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ by none other than Enzo Ferrari, the eye-catching catwalk model epitomised the spirit and glamour of the Swinging Sixties.

“As London started to swing, the E-type quickly became every bit as synonymous with the fun-loving cultural revolution as The Kings Road, Carnaby Street, the mini skirt, Biba and The Beatles,” said Show Director Mark Woolley. “In so many ways, the capital city is the E-type’s spiritual home and that’s why we are so excited to be honouring its momentous 60th birthday with special showcases at next year’s The London Classic Car Show.”

Adding further pertinence to the landmark celebrations being planned for Syon Park, the springtime weekend now chosen for the rescheduled event falls very close to the seminal sportscar’s actual birth date. It was in March 1961 that Jaguar caused a sensation by unveiling the British beauty at that year’s Geneva Motor Show. Quite apart from its film star looks, the dazzling two-seater coupe offered 150+mph performance for a fraction of the price of rivals with similar gusto.

“The E-type really had it all,” continued Woolley. “It was a fast supercar, relatively affordable, uber-trendy and blessed with simply stunning styling. No wonder it became so fashionable and the car of choice for all the major top celebrities, whether movie stars, supermodels, sporting heroes or chart-topping pop stars.”

Famous early E-type owners included Tony Curtis, Peter Sellers, George Harrison, Charlton Heston, Bridget Bardot, Frank Sinatra, George Best and Princess Grace… not to mention Austin Powers!

To mark the 60th anniversary, a number of very special E-type displays are being curated for The London Classic Car Show 2021. Dedicated dealers, restorers and specialists are also being invited to join the party along with the country’s leading Jaguar car clubs.
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