The clubs attending this Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery at Birmingham’s rose to the event’s theme of ‘Family Ties’ with displays ranging from classics from the same manufacturing family to cars made by one family name.
Many clubs, including the Capri Club International and the show winning Morris Minor Owners Club celebrated family occasions with displays featuring weddings, holidays, prom nights and even funerals.
This year saw a number of newly launched modern cars showcased alongside heritage marques, such as the new TVR Griffith and the Mazda MX-5 RF, while other displays from manufacturers including Porsche GB and Vauxhall.
The Meguiar’s Club Showcase saw 16 stunning classics go under the judges’ spotlight with Ian Matthews from Sutton Coldfield and his 1959 Morris Mini crowned the winner, making this a win for Mini owners two years in a row. Then it was up to the public to decide who would be victorious in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition. Out of the 20 finalists first place went to Simon McNamara and his 1983 VW Golf GTi MkI.
Silverstone Auctions saw £3.6million change hands as 67 per cent of the lots were sold (all inclusive). Biggest seller of the weekend was a right-hand drive 1996 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 at £281,750. A 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale sold for £158,700, while a 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 was hammered away for a staggering £112,500.
The biggest battle of the weekend, however, was between the Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead as their #ClassicRumble came to a head. Next year, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will be held at the NEC from November 9-11, 2018.