Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, NEC 2014

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, NEC 2014

Over the weekend of 14th – 16th November 2014, Wolseley Owners Club attended the Lancaster Insurance – Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.


The club stand had five Wolseleys on – a 1932 Wolseley Hornet in black, a 1934 Wolseley 21/60 County in black, a 1947 Wolseley 14/60 in black and cream, a 1967 modified Wolseley Hornet in bright green, and a 1968 Wolseley 6/110 Hearse in black with a Woodall Nicholson body. All Wolseleys on the stand were very popular with members and visiting public alike, with much interest shown. The theme for the stand was ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’; the theme for the show being the ‘Big Screen’.


There were hundreds of visitors to the club stand and it is believed that 65,000 people visited the show over the weekend. New members joined the club at the NEC over the weekend and were presented with a WOC mug at the same time. Members and friends visited the stand from all over the UK and overseas.


The club was honoured by a visit by their Patron, Harris Mann, British Car Designer on Saturday, who designed the Wolseley 18-22 ‘Wedge’, the TR7 and others marques accompanied by his great friend John Stark, who worked on the colour and trim/interiors on British Leyland cars at the time.


Attending the show, star of the stand for the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance team at this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show was Sir Stirling Moss, whom club members and team spoke to, as he was visiting the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, next to the Wolseley Owners Club stand. Sir Stirling very kindly autographed Wisely, the Club’s magazine.


Mike Brewer and Edd China from ‘Wheeler Dealers’ were on the Classic Club stage, next to the club stand and club members and team spoke to Quentin Willson, British TV presenter, motoring journalist, author, TV producer and former car dealer, who has presented programmes –Britain’s Worst Driver, Fifth Gear, and the original incarnation of Top Gear.


Charlie Weight, Area Contact for the South of England for the Wolseley Owners Club, went on stage at Question Time with Quentin.


It was great to meet and chat with other classic car clubs at the NEC. There were some superb club stands with great themes. Stuart Holmes and his son from Cheshire Auto Promotions called in at the stand to say hello on the Friday.


On the Saturday evening, the club was invited to the Awards presentations at the Hilton Hotel, near the NEC for Best Club stand, amongst other awards and we would like to wish all clubs and individuals receiving awards and mentions congratulations and well done. It was a great evening, enjoyed by all attending. Thanks to Lancaster Insurance for the invitation.


A truly wonderful weekend. We look forward to next year’s shows at the NEC.


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