The Birmingham NEC has been reported to play host to the recent Footman James Classic Motor Show 2012 once more. This year’s Classic Car Show has been held on its own rather than alongside the Top Gear Live show.
It’s not like the Top Gear Live show since there was a large range of beauties on display that sheltered eleven halls. At the same time as one hall was devoted to classic Motorcycles, the other ten has played host to over 1,400 classic cars. This year’s show was become the biggest to date with arround 58,000 visitors in about three days. In this show, there were many clubs came with an array of classics on display such as Audi, Triumph, Vauxhall, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and BMW.
There was also a Jaguar XKR presented which came in Die Another Day. In addition, there was DeLorean DMC 12 that is also a favorite at any car show. However, in this show, there were a few special guests including the legend Sir Stirling Moss, , TT Riders Guy Martin and Mick Grant, Comedian Steve Coogan and Red Dwarf’s Chris Barrie.
In addition, the dream rides were accessible to all visitors who would donate to charity that will be taken from a ten mile ride as a passenger. Meanwhile, the dream cars that were accessible were Ferraris, Maserati’s, Aston Martins, and Lamborghini’s. As a result, with about 1,000 rides completed, the total of over £30,000 was collected for this charity.
Furthermore, some of the most interesting cars on display at the show was a Ford GT40 Porsche 911, Ferrari 1963 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, , Bugatti, Porsche Carrera, Ferrari Testarossa, Red Bull Lotus, and also the winner of the Meguiar’s club showcase final – the VW Beetle 1200 Deluxe. To get a closer look of this event, just check out on our gallery below.