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Footman James Classic Motor Show - Post Show Facts & Figures

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This year's was the biggest and best ever… fact! Here are some top line facts and figures.

Early calculations show the 2012 number of visitors to be 58,000. This is a conservative figure and could be closer to 60,000 when the final count is confirmed. (2011 figure was 50,000). This is the highest figure ever. Show also had best opening day ever.

Quote from Andy Rouse, Show Manager: “We are totally blown away by the number of visitors for this year. It’s exceeded all our expectations and reflects the growth and strength of the classic motoring movement. Feedback from the clubs, traders and visitors has been fantastic. The new layout worked well and we’ll use any feedback to develop the show for 2013. With a show of this scale and with the number of visitors attending, its always our priority to improve the way visitors can move around the show to enjoy all the exhibits.”

The inaugural Silverstone Auction total sale value: £1.1m with over 60% converted to new owners. Post auction deals are still under discussion. The Fiat 500’s, both guided below £8,000 each made over £15,000. The Aston Martin DB4 reached £224,000. A fantastic price, albeit a beautiful car.

Number of Dream Rides given during the show: gave approx 1,000 rides and raised £30,000 plus gift aid which should give a minimum final total of £35,000. The Bears reached the million pound target after a £20 donation for a ride in a Bristol from dream ride regular Colin Padley from Dagenham. From small donations over the years Colin has donated £1,000 so fitting he won a ride around Silverstone in a Ferrari racing car.

Winner of Meguiar's Club Showcase final: 1972 Volkswagon Beetle 1200 Deluxe owned by Wayne McCarthy from Ireland. Only five points separated the top four.

Wheeler Dealer Live Stage with Mike Brewer and Edd China – restored a 1960 Morris Minor Pick Up. Special guests: Sir Stirling Moss, TT Riders Guy Martin and Mick Grant, Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie, comedian Steve Coogan, actress Natalie J Robb, Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis and Motoring Journalists/presenters Quentin Wilson and Tiff Needell.

2013 dates – 15-17 November 2013.

Amount of floor space – 82,000 square metres (last year 70,000) Halls: 11 (Halls 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, and 20) Number of clubs: 250 Number of cars:  approx. 1,500 Number of bikes: approx. 300 Number of Exhibitors: over 520. Number of Car Dealers:  approx 43


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