Classic car heaven at the NEC

November 13 sees the opening of this year's Classic Motor Show and people will descend in their tens of thousands upon the NEC in Birmingham to share their passion for cars. Celebrating the veteran and the vintage, not to mention a few future classics, the show represents the culmination of this year's classic car scene.

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A huge and diverse range of 1000 cars will be on display, from the rare to the frankly bizarre, and the show boasts the largest single gathering of UK traders selling just about any car product or service you care to imagine.

But it's not just for those with deep pockets. As well as browsing the astonishing selection of cars on sale through car dealerships, visitors can enjoy practical demonstrations and advice, seminars and, of course, celebrities. This year also includes the chance to take 10 mile rides in some dream cars.

If it's automotive exotica that sets your pulse racing, then you certainly won't be disappointed. From stately Rolls-Royces to generations of Bugattis, the finest in luxury, jet-set chic and performance are sure to be the star attractions. An array of Maseratis and Porsches will also be on display, along with Steve McQueen's original Ferrari Lusso.

Classics of the two-wheeled variety will also be on show at the dedicated Bike Hall which, though only in its second year, is bigger and better. And, as if you needed any further persuasion, Mike Brewer and Ed China will be restoring and giving away a classic live at the show, so you never what you might come away with.

The Classic Motor Show opens at the NEC on Friday November 13 and runs until Sunday 15.