London Classic Car Show Excel 18-21 Feb 2016

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London Classic Car Show Excel 18-21 Feb 2016

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Just got a mailshot: “As a central part of The London Classic Car Show's massive expansion for our second year, we are excited to announce the arrival of Car Club Square. Located in a dedicated hall adjoining the main exhibition area, Car Club Square will be filled with the country’s best single-marque classic car clubs, alongside dozens of mid-range dealers and affordable classics. Clubs already confirmed include Porsche Club Great Britain, Aston Martin Owners Club, BMW Car Club, Mercedes-Benz Owners Club and Jensen Owners Club with many more to be confirmed shortly.”
Not in the events diary yet so I guess this is fairly recent? It’s also not yet on the LCC site.
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Norman

Very recent, Lewi told me, and presumably others, last night and emailed details today. Having just found out about this all I can say is that it will be 3 cars, that is what Excel are limiting us to, and they will almost certainly be Interceptors and an FF, or the other way around, but nothing has been decided yet.

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Yes, given the 50th anniversary and the space limitations that makes sense to me. Nice to see JOC up there with the "big names"!
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Got the email today so will be on diary tomorrow. Could do when I get back from works Xmas do but not sure that would be a good idea :-)
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Details of the discount offered to JOC members has been moved to the members only area here:
http://www.joc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... 67&t=22463

The JOC will have a three car stand and in addition we have been invited to show a fourth car on the Grand Avenue where cars are actually driven within the show hall.

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Update:

Now five cars plus one on the 'Grand Avenue' (now a double stand but unless we go and sit on somebody else's stand when we want a breather there is no way we can fit six cars!)

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They still don't seem to be showing JOC as a car club..only Porsche and Mercedes here: http://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.u ... y/car-club" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (perhaps they put their towels on the spaces early :D )
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Norman

More likely because you have pay through the nose for a listing, it was to be several hundred pounds just to add a logo to the free listing in the show guide.

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John Staddon wrote:Norman

More likely because you have pay through the nose for a listing, it was to be several hundred pounds just to add a logo to the free listing in the show guide.

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Thanks for the clarification John. Blimey. Not even a listing on the web site, even sans logo. I know they have to make money, but that strikes me as alienating the very people/clubs they should be trying to get for long term support. But what do I know :(
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My SP should be there as well on the stand of an insurance brokerage run by a friend of mine.
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We made it, 8 am at Excel because we're at the back and they fill the hall from the front, but everyone was on time (and there before me and I got there before 8!)

Some pics

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Cars are Helen Newby's FF11; Chris Gale's 541 Deluxe, Nigel McMorrin's Interceptor 1, Tim Clark's SP and Tim's Interceptor S4 and bringing up the rear my C-V8 Mk111.

Sorry about the sideways photos, they are the right way up on my laptop. (images no longer drunk - Zac)

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Well done lads it looks very professional
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Good to see we ended up with a mix of six cars and various models rather than the three Interceptors/FF only first mooted. See you all tomorrow.
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Re: London Classic Car Show Excel 18-21 Feb 2016

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I almost feel home sick!!! I so wish I was there!!
Have a great show people :D
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A chap named Mike Harris approached me on the stand today. He bought a brand new FF from Jensen, he couldn't recall the exact year but recalls that he paid £6,200 for it. He describes it as "lime green". He showed me a photo on his phone. One frosty Sunday morning in Liverpool he and his friend set off for a game of golf. His friend had a Mustang and they began racing. Mike lost control of the FF, flipped it, travelled 200ft on the roof and took out a lamppost. The car was very badly damaged and written off by the insurance company. Mike has taken my e-mail address and undertaken to send the photo to me. He currently runs a Ferrari and a McLaren, hard life eh?
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