More famous names have been added to the Interview Stage at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, with British automotive legend Norman Dewis OBE confirmed to appear at Alexandra Palace alongside a host of other stars.
Norman Dewis OBE has enjoyed a 33-year career at Jaguar and is widely regarded as Britain’s greatest test driver. He has been responsible for developing many of Jaguar’s most famous models, including the influential E-type – one of the cars in the running for the Best British Car Ever – and Le Mans-winning D-type. He also set the production car speed record behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK120 in October 1953.
Another new addition to the Interview Stage, which is being held in partnership with Smooth Radio, will be Professor Peter Stevens, one of the world’s best-known and most sought-after automotive designers. He has specialised in the design of numerous innovative high-performance vehicles, including the Jaguar XJR-15, McLaren F1 road car – another of the cars in the running for the Best British Car Ever – and BMW’s 1999 Le Mans winner.
Other guests just confirmed are The Classic Car Show presenter Alex Riley, motorsport journalist, commentator and author Simon Taylor, ex-racing driver Mike Wilds, and former rally driver and navigator Stuart Turner, who will also share their experiences over the weekend. In addition world-renowned motoring artist Tim Layzell and WeSeeHope CEO Mark Glen will also be interviewed by broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost.
They will join Formula One legend Ross Brawn OBE, presenter of Building Cars Live Ant Anstead, ex-Chairman of Jaguar Sir John Egan, Hexagon Classics chairman Paul Michaels, original Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey, triple Le Mans 24 Hours class winner David Brabham, Coys auctioneer and The Classic Car Show presenter Chris Routledge, Tom and Henry Mann from Alan Mann Racing and Jonny Sadler from Silverstone Classic.
James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car magazine group editor, said: “The Interview Stage is sure to be a focal point for this month’s inaugural event and with the extra guests confirmed, visitors will be treated to a whole host of engaging and insightful stories. With legends such as Norman Dewis OBE and Peter Stevens, who are behind some of the most iconic and innovative models in British automotive history, alongside Ross Brawn OBE and Ant Anstead, the interviews will be a highlight for attendees of all ages.”
Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and world-renowned classic car retailers. Organised by Classic & Sports Car, the world’s best-selling classic car magazine, The London Show will announce the results of its worldwide poll to find the Best British Car Ever, with all ten finalists celebrated in a special feature sponsored by Autoglym.
The London Show will also include a celebration of Aston Martin in association with EFG International, a display of Sir Stirling Moss’ British single-seater competition cars and stunning historical picture galleries celebrating iconic British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover in addition to Britain’s rich F1 past.
Source. Classic & Sports Car