When it comes to family trees, charting the ancestry of the modern supercar is a whole lot more interesting than discovering you had a Great Aunt Maude, we think. The 20th century’s most obsessed over invention has been subject to epic levels of evolution. From the brute force of the Ford GT40, to the drama of the Lamborghini Miura, some of the most revered cars in history will be revving up next to motoring pioneers like the 1904 Lagonda Tricar, all under one roof.
All these cars, and a whole lot more besides, can be found at the London Classic Car Show, an unashamedly hi-octane event that will kick start the New Year with some automotive greats.
With the smell of polished metal in the air, enthusiasts and petrolheads alike will descend to gaze at iconic cars such as a 1956 ex-Stirling Moss Maserati 250F and hear them in action, too, at the Grand Avenue in association with Motoriety: a motoring runway that stretches the length of the show upon which 40 of the most important cars of the last century will be turning fuel into noise.
We’ll be there. Because with all due respect, Great Aunt Maude, you’re never going to compete with a Ferrari GT250.
Running from Thursday to Sunday, 8-11 January, the London Classic Car Show will take place at ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands. LUSSO readers can get £5 off any ticket (includes the Thursday evening preview night) if you book by midnight on Saturday, 10th January. Just use the code LCCS49 when booking on the SEE tickets website or over the phone.
Motoriety, the first online platform where you can manage and maintain all aspects of your car securely online, creating your car’s digital history ‘AUTObiography’ and adding real value, will be supporting The Grand Avenue. For more information, see www.motoriety.co.uk.