Between Thursday, July 5 and Sunday, July 8, classic cars will return to London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. It last held a major automotive event – the International Motor Exhibition – in 1936.

The new show, Grand Auto, is billed as the ‘ultimate celebration of motoring’ by organisers Brand Events, the team behind Top Gear Live, Chris Evans’ CarFest and the London Classic Car Show.

Like the London Classic Car Show, there will be a central runway display area where cars will drive up and down, ‘paying homage to the future, present and past of automotive greatness under the roof of the iconic Olympia in Kensington.’

A number of manufacturers have already been confirmed to attend Grand Auto, including Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Pagani, KTM, Peugeot and Lamborghini, with more to be announced in the coming months. Additional key exhibitors include Stratstone, Bob Forstner, Brabus and Joe Macari.

Grand Auto creative director Bas Bungish said: “Grand Auto will feature over 250 of the most desirable cars from the past, present and the future, from the world’s leading motor manufacturers, specialist and classic car dealers. Olympia is an iconic venue with a unique motoring heritage and we are looking forward to creating the next chapter with Grand Auto.”