London Classic Car Show 2018 (Part 2)

This post is the second of three that will feature the cars of various motor sports through the years and different types of racing groups. The centre of the hall had a temporary road which split the hall into two halves. The road was opened to cross via a few gates and a bridge over the middle that was accessed by the VIP area. Various cars were allowed to drive up and down the road to let the spectators see and hear the cars.

The pinnacle of racing is arguably the Formula 1 series, although not quite as popular in the USA as the Indy Car series. This first car is one of Michael Schumacher’s F1 race cars. He won his first world championship with the Benetton team before moving onto Ferrari. Formula 1 has been a sport I have followed since the mid 80’s and that is little clue for the next post also in this picture below as well.

Sorry for the quality of some of the pictures as I was zoomed in on the large one.

Other single seat series

The Brutal Group B rally cars were often classed as “Too fast to Race” and were banned from the Rally series. These cars command huge sums of money now but could be picked up for the cost of a second-hand family car at the time!

“Normal” Rally cars of the yester years.

The “Touring Cars” series

The sleek endurance cars.

Some sports cars ( a couple from the previous post also cross into this category.

My next post is the post I am most excited about.

My last Clue: “5

About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and an ever increasing collection of car detailing products to keep it clean. When I first started this blog this is what I wrote: "I had bought a project car that had been neglected, set fire to, rusted and abused. As a result of all that the car needed a bare metal strip down, a nut and bolt restoration." Four and a half years later the car was completed, on the road and shown at the UK's premier Classic Car Show, everything that was done to that car is documented here. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane after the blood, sweat and tears, so would I do it again? Oh yes!
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13 Responses to London Classic Car Show 2018 (Part 2)

  1. Great collect of photos. I really like the shots of the formula 1 car. Thanks for posting, I’ll be back to check out more of your work.

  2. RichardReina says:

    Nice post! Someday I’ll make it to the other side of the pond for this show.

  3. simonroma says:

    Wonderful pics thanks!! Stunning F1 cars indeed!!

  4. Timothy Price says:

    Looks like a great show. Fantastic photos. That 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO looks like it has the styling of a Jaguar XKE.

    • Thanks Tim, the GTO is and has to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made and is similar to the Jag like you say, as was the styling trend then. Im surprised this was only up for £1m so it has to be a replica as the originals go for an eady £30m to £50m.

  5. Tim Harlow says:

    This must have been an absolutely amazing car show. This is so wonderful. The F1 cars have always fascinated me, but here in the US we don’t have as much exposure to them as in Europe. Indy cars are somewhat similar, but not quite. Anyway, thanks for the wonderful photos. Anxious to see your next installment.

    • Thanks Tim, it was indeed a great show and the wife actually enjoys this one too. She is even talking about going to next years already. I am a big F1 fan but not a liver of the driver aids they use. Bring back old school aerodynamics and let the drivers fight it out not the wind tunnels.

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