Gallery: 2017 Historic Motorsport International and LCCS

by Connor Jackson

From the 23rd to the 26th February 2017, the London ExCel Arena opened its doors to the public for the inaugural Historic Motorsport International that coupled with the London Classic Car Show. Motorsport legend Jacky Ickx would cut the ribbon at the start of the nostalgic event, open to the public.

HMI attracted 37,000 visitors, with work already going into the 2018 show that will take place on the 15-18 February.

The HMI Show had a number of old Formula One cars on display... well as some who were a bit more modern
The Group C car driven by number of memorable drivers including Derek Bell, who was present at the show
Various Panels took place during the weekend, with 5-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro giving his two cents
Simulators of the 60's cars were open to the public
Discussions on the future and state of Historic racing were also on the line
The Historic Sports Car Club had a number of their vehicles on display
The Silverstone Classic also had a large display with different classes all on show
The Jaguar XJR-9 was one of a number of Sportscars at the show
The UKV8 Sportscar was one of a number of cars on sale by Coys
The Pandora Austin 1100cc from 1964, recreated
DCE Motorsport Electronics was one of a number of engineering specialists at HMI
The Dodge Viper proved it wasn't just British cars present
Mark Flaherty's trophy winning MF Motorsport RallyCross car
Joining the HMI was the London Classic Car Show, featuring the Ferrari Tribute Collection
The Rolls Royce Silver Wrath kicked off the LCCS Grand Avenue Parade
It wasn't only road cars on show with the Ferrari Dino 246 F1 stretching its legs
Celebrating its 50th birthday was the NSU Ro80
A great comparison between the old and the new
Speed is still a priority, even at the Classic Car Show
The Lamborghini Miura S is still an icon since its inception in 1968
Now over the 100 years old, the Maudslay hasn't lost its charm
Problems for some saw the Toleman TG183B crash into the barrier and stall, being pushed back to the paddock
Straight from the '80s, the Lamborghini Countach
A Nicholson McLaren engine on display during the HMI
The LCCS also featured the Jacky Ickx Icon collection with his best machines from the mans 4 decades in racing

All images on this page are credit to TCF journalist, Connor Jackson.

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