Saturday, 24 March 2012

North West Indoor Classic Car Show 2012

THERE'S a great gathering of classics of all shapes and sizes taking place in Greater Manchester this weekend.

Event City, a stone's throw from the Trafford Centre, is hosting the North West Indoor Classic Car Show, which celebrates the best in motoring from right across the region and a little further afield.

I took a trip early this morning and once I'd peeled myself away from the car park - which was itself filled with everything from original Range Rovers to a slightly out-of-place Ferrari 575 - I was treated to a bonanza of car clubs, businesses, and classics from just about every marque imaginable. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far and it being an indoor show, I didn't mind the lack of al-fresco attractions one bit.

If you haven't been and are thinking about going tomorrow (which I'd definitely recommend), among the attractions you can check out are:

  • Snake Pit, a George Barris custom creation powered by no less than six Ford V8s

  • The Ford Escort RS1800 rally car famously campaigned by the late, great Roger Clark

If you can't make it, by all means check out these Life On Cars pictures taken at the event:


  1. Every car show is an opportunity to learn something from cars. Whether on how it's made, it's history, it's accomplishments. This in return inspires us of what we can do with our cars also.

  2. All the classics are shining quite nicely on that show! It's really quite cool to see them in that picture-perfect state, don't you think?

  3. The pictures are enough to convince anyone to take part in the event next year, including me. Is a 1967 Chevy Impala still included in this event? Because it is considered as one of the top classics of the late 60's. Its trademark chrome rims, trims, and bumpers, and its top-down roof distinguish it from other cars. It is a thing of beauty that can only be better appreciated if driven.