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2023 NEC Classic Motor Show - Report

The Classic Motor Show 2023 has come to an end.

The Standard Motor Club's stand in Hall 4 at the NEC welcomed a huge number of members and visitors to enjoy the cars we had on display. For all three days, there was a nonstop flow of guests, all keen to meet the Show guides, who were ready and willing to answer questions about the Club's services to its Members.

The Cars were chosen to best represent the theme of the show, which was "Perfect Partners" The first pair of partners were the two 16Hp chassis of John Kissack and Shaun Russell, the first sporting Avon Saloon Coachwork and the second being clothed in a Factory body. Sadly most 1930s 16s and 20s have lost their engines to SS-Jaguars of the era, so these cars were a rare partnership.

The stand also featured an immaculate 1957 8 Gold Star belonging to Mark Rumble, one of the Club's younger members partnering a display featuring the Gold Star Standards' American relatives - badged as Triumph Sedans.

Finally, Peter Lockley's 1952 Vanguard Estate illustrated the partnership between the Standard Motor Company and its bodybuilder, Mulliners of Birmingham, who were ultimately bought by the Standard Motor Company.

The Club thanks all the Members who assisted on the stand over the 3 days.

The official attendance was 72,000 people!

Hope to see even more of you next year!


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Phil Homer


Standard Motor Club



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