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

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As 2019 marks the 35thanniversary of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, the organisers have chosen to theme Hall 8 as ‘From 1984 – The 35thAnniversary 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 35thbirthday.

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.”

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. For more information including a full list of the attending clubs, ticket options and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.

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

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Top TrumpsThe 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!

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Saturday fundraiser sets the scene ahead of BTCC race day

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Croft Circuit played host to a hugely successful fundraising Saturday as fans and stars of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship raised money for charity ahead of Rounds 10, 11 and 12 this weekend.

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Yorkshire trio firmly focussed on home soil celebrations

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The UK’s premier motorsport series – the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – heads north to Croft for the fourth outing on its 2019 calendar this weekend (15/16 June), with a trio of Yorkshire stars all aiming to reach the top step of the rostrum on home soil.

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RALLYING WITH GROUP B ATTRACTS EX-WORKS AND WRC CHAMPS TO RACE RETRO, POWERED BY MOTOR SPORT

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This year’s Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, has received a record number of entries for the Live Rally Stage, organised by Rallying with Group B (RWGB), with some amazing ex-works cars and motorsport legends celebrated. Continue reading

RACE RETRO, POWERED BY MOTOR SPORT, CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF LE MANS

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Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, will celebrate the legacy of Le Mans with a display of iconic vehicles that have competed at what is arguably the most famous motor race in the world. Continue reading

MOTOR SPORT HALL OF FAME LIVE INCLUDES UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO MIKE HAWTHORN AT RACE RETRO

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This year’s Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live will include a unique tribute to British racing driver Mike Hawthorn when it returns to Race Retro. Held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 22-24 February, the Hawthorn showcase features both cars and artefacts from his career that have been curated for a bespoke display. Continue reading