The Classic & Sports Car Show was an enormous success last autumn with 15,150 visitors attending the inaugural event. Now The Show is returning for 2016 – and it will be even bigger and better.
Organised by the world’s best-selling classic car magazine, Classic & Sports Car, and Haymarket Exhibitions, The Show will return to the majestic and iconic venue of Alexandra Palace, running from Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October, 2016.
This year, the Organisers have expanded The Show, giving visitors even more to see and do over the three-day motoring celebration. Full details of the many themes and centerpieces will be announced in the coming months – but visitors can expect over 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars, celebrity guests and the world’s most-renowned dealers.
Last year’s event was full to the rafters with amazing features. Visitors were treated to a ten-car display featuring The British Car Ever – as voted for by the public in a global poll – and a tribute to Aston Martin and Sir Stirling Moss’s single seaters. They also got to see a host of motoring royalty on the Interview Stage – guests included Norman Dewis OBE and Ross Brawn OBE – not to mention stands featuring the world’s greatest classic car dealers.
Visitors to the 2016 event can expect even more cars and stars as James Elliott, Group Editor of Classic & Sports Car and Show curator, explained: “I am already so excited about this year’s event; we’ve got a host of centrepieces and themes planned that will really blow people away. Our first Show was such an enormous success, from displays including the Best British Car Ever, to the Interview Stage and its famous faces, and I can’t wait to bring the Classic & Sports Car vibe to Alexandra Palace again. Even bigger and better is certainly one way to describe this autumn’s event!”
The Classic & Sports Car Show in 2016 will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and world-renowned classic car retailers. Full details of The Show’s content will be revealed over the coming months.
About Alexandra Park and Palace
Alexandra Palace is one of London and the UK’s most iconic buildings. Built as the ‘People’s Palace’ in 1873, this remarkable seven-acre Grade II listed historic entertainment destination is surrounded by 196 acres of North London parkland and offers unprecedented views of the city.
The Palace and Park were created in the enterprising Victorian era to provide the people of North London with a magnificent cultural and recreational centre. Since then, Alexandra Palace has become globally recognised as the birthplace of the world’s first high-definition television broadcast and has been home to the BBC Television Service, a horse racing track, cricket, football club and ice rink – as well as staging many legendary rock and pop concerts.
The historic venue continues to fulfil its original purpose of hosting an eclectic mix of live music, sport, cultural and leisure events. Its award winning Grade II listed parkland also remains at the heart of the local community and provides a beautiful and relaxing landscape for the enjoyment of people and pets alike.
A number of programmes are in place to preserve the Park and Palace’s rich history for the future. One, led by the Park and Palace’s Board of Trustees, is a whole-site regeneration programme, which aims to make the Palace more financially sustainable as well as making accessible to the public the Palace’s most historically significant areas. Furthermore, a learning programme has been launched to support the national curriculum and shares with local schools and community groups the iconic venue’s remarkable history.
Note: Press release courtesy of The Classic & Sports Car Show.