Sunday, 30 October 2016



  • Halls are packed as 2016 show comes to a close
  • Six-wheeled Tyrrell F1 car stars again in Live Parades
  • Supercar displays draw young and enthusiastic audiences
  • Former touring car ace Anthony Reid among the personalities on the Live Interview Stage, presented by Goodwood Road & Racing
  • Pistonheads Sunday Service takes place in Pavilion car park
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London, October 30th 2016     
The 2016 Classic & Sports Car Show has drawn to a close with halls packed with enthusiastic visitors at Alexandra Palace in north London.

Thousands streamed past the iconic Jaguar XJ13 on display at the Palm Court entrance once the doors had opened to the public at 10am for the third and final day. They were met with a feast of classic cars to view as the cream of dealers and specialists from the UK and Europe displayed vehicles from every era of motoring history.

Exhibitors include Aston Martin specialist Desmond J Smail, DD Classics, Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors, Hexagon Classics, Gallery Aaldering, vintage Bentley expert Stanley Mann Racing and many more.

Visitors were also invited to view consignments sold the previous day at the Coys auction, the first sale to be held at The Classic & Sports Car Show. The headline sale was a Lamborghini Miura P400 S delivered new to rock star Sir Rod Stewart in 1971, which made £909,000.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with our first-ever sale at the Classic & Sports Car Show. The room at Alexandra Palace was packed throughout and, in total we’ve achieved more than £4 million-worth of sales.” 

Outside the halls, a six-wheeled Tyrrell Formula 1 car running along the South Terrace at the head of the Live Parades continued to thrill the crowds, the blare of its Cosworth DFV engine ripping through the London fog. Driver Rob Hall of specialist preparation company Hall & Hall put on a great show in the car which was raced in 1977 by the late, great Ronnie Peterson.
The Tyrrell led a stunning collection of modern high-performance vehicles from Supercars of Essex, which drew enthusiastic interest, especially from younger visitors.

In the Pavilion car park, the Pistonheads Sunday Service offered enthusiasts not only more opportunities to view a great collection of classic cars, but also a chance to display their own.

Back in the halls, former British Touring Car Championship ace Anthony Reid joined host Henry Hope-Frost for a chat on the Live Interview Stage, presented by Goodwood Road & Racing. Sports car veteran John Fitzpatrick also returned to sign more copies of his new autobiography entitled ‘Fitz’.

James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “We’ve enjoyed a hugely successful show over the course of three fantastic days at Alexandra Palace. It’s been great to see so many visitors enjoy both the static and moving cars that have been on display and I’d like to extend my gratitude to all the exhibitors, car owners and motoring personalities who have made the show so memorable.”

Other highlights of the show included a feature showing the restoration of a unique Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total.

There was also a selection of premium food and wine to enjoy while looking out on the spectacular show displays in the Casablanca-themed Fine Dining Restaurant, situated under the iconic Grand Willis Organ.

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