ON Friday I went along to the NEC Classic Motor Show with my Dad to look at some beautiful cars and motorcycles. We’re both big petrol heads and I had a few meetings set-up so we spent the whole day there.
Those of you who have been to the NEC will know it’s massive and the Classic Motor Show takes up 5 halls so it’s a big event. It probably would have been better to go for two days, because we missed a fair bit and I would have liked to have gone back to some of my favourite cars to have another look. But we had a great time and would definitely go again. In fact I’d love to take the custom Cortina the NEC, there was nothing else like it and it would be good to introduce something different into an industry that can’t be a bit “safe” visually and design-wise.
My favourite car of the day was a Mercedes Benz 280 ss 3.5, it was an absolute beauty. In fact it’s gone straight to the top of my ‘car list’ (the official tally in my mind of cars I want in my life) along with Eleanor and a 1970 Chevy Nova. Personally I would lower the 280 ss, but that’s the only thing I’d change.
Here is my pick of the rest, there were so many others – far too many to take photos of everything. But I singled out some great classic vehicles with fantastic details…
Thank you Dad for coming along to the NEC with me!
Photos by Helen Stanley.