NEC Classic car show Sunday 14 Nov

NEC Classic car show Sunday 14 Nov

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EXKAY120

Original Poster:

470 posts

89 months

Wednesday 10th November
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Anyone got 2 tickets for sale for this Sunday coming ?

keo

1,157 posts

142 months

Friday 12th November
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Can’t you just pay on the gate? I was going to if I decide to go.

tozerman

1,076 posts

199 months

Friday 12th November
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I was going to go today. Checked online and it is £36.50 to get in.F**k that, that is ridiculous...

keo

1,157 posts

142 months

Friday 12th November
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tozerman said:
I was going to go today. Checked online and it is £36.50 to get in.F**k that, that is ridiculous...
It gets worse every year! Sure last time I went needed to pay about £8 parking as well. Complete rip off.

EXKAY120

Original Poster:

470 posts

89 months

Friday 12th November
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Total rip off !! time you get the train up there, which is about 35 quid, for me and the other half its an expensive day :-(

Haddock82

443 posts

110 months

Friday 12th November
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And if you turn up on the day and don't pre-book parking thats another £16! (£12 if you book in advance)

tonymor

1,335 posts

144 months

Saturday 13th November
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Anyone been and have photos to share?

MitchT

14,018 posts

181 months

Sunday 14th November
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Went yesterday. £25.50 each in advance. £12 parking in advance. Show seemed less crowded than in previous years, possibly they were limiting numbers. Lunch (fish & chips and a drink) for two of us was £30! Didn't take any photos as the battery on my phone is getting marginal and the stuff I would have photographed was cordoned off so you couldn't take a pic without getting the cordon in the shot in front of the car. Comic Con was on too meaning there were some very fetching looking young ladies in the lobby outside the entrance!

Lotusgone

458 posts

99 months

Sunday 14th November
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Went on Friday, really pleased to see the show back on. No discernable drop in quality as far I thought, several interesting/unusual/notable cars made the day worthwhile.

Cost-wise, maybe a bit up from before, but it is a very good show. (Note - over the years, I've been to Essen, Retromobile, Stuttgart & Antwerp, the bar is set high). Think in terms of it being about 90p per week. Food prices were up on previous years, maybe heading to the wrong end of the good value/sod that spectrum. I tend to just grab a pie rather than a meal.

Numbers a bit down on 2019 and before, maybe some still not feeling comfortable about going out, or thinking it expensive. I'm not complaining about having more space but it would be a shame if the Sporting Bears raised less money.

Plus8

120 posts

62 months

Sunday 14th November
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I went yesterday, Saturday. Got stuck in traffic about 2 miles out at 10am, so slow getting in and would get worse. Took my own food/drink as I know the prices are on the steep side. I feel the prices/car park/hassle etc are taking it to “I can’t be bothered next year”. I will try to upload some more pictures.

Plus8

120 posts

62 months

Sunday 14th November
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Plus8

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Sunday 14th November
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Plus8

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Sunday 14th November
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Plus8

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Sunday 14th November
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Plus8

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Plus8

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gruffgriff

983 posts

215 months

Sunday 14th November
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Horrendous ticket price on the door but I couldn't bring myself to stay with the kids at Comicon all afternoon, so swallowed it. Great amount of stuff to enjoy and absolutely nobody there today. Perfect.





Take a packed lunch and ALWAYS park in the railway station car park.

pauloroberto

199 posts

123 months

Sunday 14th November
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I took 3 11 year olds who had a great day. The highlight was the ride in the mustang with 800 BHP with the sporting bears.

It was definitely quieter than usual but I fear not as good for the Sporting Bears (or the commercial exhibitors).

YorkshireWhisky

158 posts

114 months

Sunday 14th November
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Went Friday, very quiet and all the better for it. We got round everything and there were no crowds anywhere, it was a nice place to be. A few exhibitors were missing but there were plenty of car club stands to make up the numbers. I did notice that only about 1% of the people were wearing a mask so perhaps the mask wearing crowd didn't bother to go, hence the low attendance.

autofocus

2,651 posts

190 months

Tuesday 16th November
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Hi there,

For anyone that missed the show I have added the first gallery from my visit on Friday to my website.

https://www.dunlopix.co.uk/NEC-Classic-Car-Show-Bi...

Really enjoyed the event, much better than I expected as had thought that the pandemic would limit the number of cars on display.

I will share a link to the second gallery in a few days when I have worked it through

Regards

Tim