10 December 2015
Classic Motor Show 2015
A little late posting, but last month was the Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham..
The Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham is probably one of the biggest classic car shows in the UK, with displays from nearly every club, marque and company in the industry. For VW fans, there is usually a display put on by the Historic VW Club and also the Split Screen Van Club - but there are also usually a few other VW's that pop up around the arena - either in the cars for sale or other stands. There is also a small amount of early Porsche stuff on display for those interested in the VWs nearest cousin.
One of the nicest cars on display for me was the lovely blue Karmann Ghia on the Lancaster insurance stand. Not 100% stock granted, but it was one of the cars I'd have really loved to drive home.
The show really does have a wide variety of cars, from vintage Bugattis to 50's American cars, hot rods and motorbikes. There are also a fair few 'future classics' which are essentially just modern cars, I struggle to spend any time looking over these though - there's too much other good stuff to look at, such as this nice cabrio - I can't remember what stand this was on:
The Historic VW Club had a good stand, although somewhat smaller than usual. They had a rolling floorpan on display as well as some more complete models:
My favourite non-VW from the show was this lovely gullwing Merc:
The only downside of the show is just how expensive it is, it was £23 to get in on the door - plus another £12 for parking. Thats just for one day, so if you wanted to go for 2 days it's going to cost you a small fortune!