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Little Classics News: 23 July 2014

New Classic Car Show Set for January 2015

Quentin Willson and Jodie Kidd at Brooklands for The Classic Car Show

We’ve seen a few new shows focussing on classics cars recently, but another has just been announced, which sounds a little different. Welcome to The Classic Car Show, a peak-time global TV series capturing the passion, glamour, history and remarkable individuals in a multi-billion dollar world.

Hitting screens from January 2015, The Classic Car Show will be hosted by international supermodel and racing driver, Jodie Kidd, and previous Top Gear presenter, Quentin Willson.

International models David Gandy and Jodie Kidd

The Classic Car Show is currently on location filming some of the world’s most prestigious and glamorous cars with A-list contributions from the likes of David Gandy, Bruno Senna, David Coulthard and Sir Stirling Moss. Everyday classics are heavily featured in a series that covers all aspects of the classic car world.

Quentin Willson with Keith Richards’ Ferrari 246 GT Dino

Recent films include Jodie Kidd in a Jaguar XK120 at the Mille Miglia, Quentin Willson driving Keith Richards’ Ferrari 246 GT Dino on the French Riviera, Derek Bell in a Porsche 962 at Le Mans, a 1964 Brabham BT11 at the Monaco Historique and Bruno Senna putting 10 classics through their paces on the racetrack.

Bruno Senna puts historic competition cars through their paces

Over the last ten years the classic car market has become a multi-billion dollar industry with values growing ahead of equities, fine art, wine, gold and London real estate. Top end Ferraris have increased in value by 55 per cent in 2013 alone and collectively the classic car market has grown faster than any other asset class, increasing by 257 per cent since 2005.

Jodie Kidd and Quentin Willson in a Citroen DS

It’s this growth, global intrigue and unparalleled glamour that has driven the creation of the series. Presented from a bespoke studio at the famous Brooklands racing circuit, The Classic Car Show will provide an entertaining TV not just for those who can tell a Ferrari 250 GTO from a 275 GTB, but for the whole family.

The Classic Car Show puts the spotlight on the Jensen Interceptor

Quentin Willson commented: “No-one has filmed a classic car series like this before. We've got gorgeous cars, A-list celebs, passionate stories, an extraordinary filming budget and endless enthusiasm. The Classic Car Show is an amazing insightful series without a socket set in sight.”

Jodie Kidd said: “Classic cars are beautiful, sexy and evocative; when you climb in and turn the engine something magical happens. The Classic Car Show is a back-stage pass to one of the most exciting and exhilarating forms of art that we have.”

We yet to hear what channel it will air on, only that it will be globally distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

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