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Little Classics News: 2 July 2014

Screen Classics Take Centre Stage at Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show - KITT Knight RiderThis year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held from November 14th to 16th at Birmingham’s NEC, has chosen ‘The Big Screen’ as its clubs theme for 2014.

As well as iconic TV and film star cars, including those scene stealers from the TV motoring shows, the organisers are encouraging the clubs to go much broader than that with famous posters, billboards and adverts of cars launched in huge billboard or ‘big screen’ campaigns.

Clubs could recreate a famous film poster with a club stand, or maybe give over the entire stand to a TV show or advert that featured its chosen car – there’s huge scope for clubs to really get creative. The theme is open to interpretation, perhaps displaying a car that boasts a ‘big screen’ price or even just car with an extra-large windscreen! Whatever it may be, all ideas are welcome.

Event Director Dan Nwaokolo said: “We’re really excited by the theme for this year’s show. There are so many great instances where motoring has appeared on the big screen, be it TV, film, and in adverts. The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see how the clubs interpret this year’s theme.

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show - Back to The Future DeLorean“There’s also an influx of classic motoring TV shows at present, with more to come, so it will be great for enthusiasts to get to see those cars restored on the small screen at close proximity, if only to reassure them of the quality of the work carried out. The chance to inspect these cars and talk to the stars of the shows will be fantastic for our visitors.”

Show sponsor Lancaster Insurance is similarly enthused by this year’s theme, adding: “We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show for the second year running, and this year celebrate 30 years of providing classic car insurance.

“‘The Big Screen’ evokes images of escapism, splendour and glamour and will provide exhibitors with the perfect platform to bring out the ‘star quality’ in every car.

“Lancaster Insurance was born in 1984, when great films like Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters were topping the billboards. To celebrate this milestone, it only seemed right that our stand should be inspired by the ‘80s. We’re planning on taking visitors Back to the Future with some serious blasts from the past!”

The 2014 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be held from 14th to 16th November. For more information on the show or Classic Motorbike Show as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit


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