Images ©Harrison Family.
Bringing together a wide range of iconic and renowned motor vehicles, the London Classic Car Show is the must-see event for classic car owners, collectors and enthusiasts. The weekend of February 24th – 26th at Kensington, Olympia will see a dazzling display of celebrations marking the most famed aspects of automotive history, including 60 years of the MINI Cooper S.
In a special tribute to the marque, the show has unveiled a star-studded surprise for guests to revel in – the three remaining Beatles Radford Minis will be parked alongside each other for the first time in 55 years! This once in a generation display features George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr’s famed Minis; the last time they were seen together in London was in 1968, during rehearsals for the White Album.
Built in 1966 for each member of the band, these coachbuilt Mini Coopers were styled to meet the band’s individual needs – as illustrated by Ringo Starr’s Mini which features a hatchback (extremely rare for the time) to accommodate his drum kit.
Perfectly coinciding with the Beatles’ 60th anniversary of their debut album, Please Please Me and George Harrison’s 80th birthday. The exhibition will also have a few more surprises up its sleeve for guests to come together and enjoy!
The London Classic Car Show will also be taking a look back on 70 years of the Corvette as part of its ‘Generations’ display, as well as the ‘Market Makers’, a discovery of the classic car industry’s top end models. But that’s not all – visitors can also get the low-down on the industry with interviews led by motoring legends and, if they join us on Saturday 25th, they can raise their hands in a live auction courtesy of Historics Auctioneers.
Martin Clarke, Content Director at organiser Brand Events says: “We are beyond thrilled to announce our very special addition to the London Classic Car Show. This truly is a once in a generation chance to see the last remaining Beatles Minis in all their glory – it’s certainly not to be missed by motoring and music fans alike!”
Full details of all ticket buying options – as well as the latest show news – can be found on the official www.theclassiccarshowuk.com website.
More pictures in the next issue of Free Car Mag 117