The famous Pride of Ownership contest returns with an impressive list of finalists fighting for the spoils

The first ten finalists lined up for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition have been announced – and it looks like being a close-fought battle.

The finalists are set to be displayed at this month’s 2022 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham, taking place from Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20.

Ford fans are spoilt for choice, with the entries including a stunning 1981 Ford Escort XR3 Turbo, a 1973 Mk1 Escort with a 1.8-litre Zetec engine, a 1970 Cortina Lotus Mk2, plus a highly modified 1986 Capri Mk3 with Cosworth power.

Admirers of high-performance Italian classics will be impressed by Michael Hawkins’ 1990 Ferrari 348, while a touch of American brawn is provided by the 1969 Mustang owned by Brian Birch and Meryl Richards.

Lucy Arnold’s outstanding 1962 Jaguar E-Type

Lucy Arnold’s 1962 Jaguar E-type is just one of the finalists set on Pride of Ownership glory this year

British sports cars are also well-represented, with Lucy Arnold’s outstanding 1962 Jaguar E-type (pictured) sure to draw a crowd, as is Mike Pim-Keirle’s 1965 MGB. The MG marque is also represented by Richard Wilson’s immaculate 1989 MG Metro, while Brian Kent’s 1965 Humber Super Snipe Estate benefits from a highly detailed restoration.

The winner of this year’s Pride of Ownership award will be announced on the final day of the show – Sunday, March 20.

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