London show attracts more than 20,000 visitors
Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at 15:15:00 UTC
Olympia venue is a hit with crowds
The London Classic Car Show was on good form as it welcomed more than 20,000 visitors over three days at the Olympia venue. More than 4000 visitors entered the show hall within the first half hour of the show opening.
As well as the cars on display, there was a live stage and trade stands. Historics Auctioneers held a sale with 104 lots and enjoyed a60% sale rate on the day, with others under negotiation post-auction.
Now in its ninth year, the London Classic Car Show has become a popular event on the capital’s calendar. Several traders that Classic Car Business spoke to were enjoying plenty of enquiries, though some reported converting these to sales was proving harder in the current economic climate.
Electrogenic used the Olympia show to give three of their readymade EV conversion kits their public debut, and the company reported interest in these vehicles is increasing dramatically.
Martin Clarke, Content Director at Brand Events, said: ‘After being away from Olympia for three years, I’m delighted to have the show back under the venue’s stunning roof once again. It’s wonderful to see such an engaged and enthusiastic audience make their way through the various exhibits, get involved in the live auction with our partner Historics Auctioneers and share in the excitement of the classic car world. This enthusiasm gives us a great platform to put on a bigger and better event for next year.’
Chris Wakley, representing Studio 434, reported good footfall on their stand and added: ‘Visitors to this show seem to be very well informed and enthusiastic about the cars and future of the sector.’