Thursday July 31, 2014
Young members of car clubs are on the increase, and bringing new ideas and fresh blood into the classic car world. November’s show will play host to clubs supporting young members with the likes of Oxford University Motorsport Foundation (OUMF), Young Guns Classics, the Morris Minor Owner’s Club Young Members Register and the Supra MkIV Owner’s Club all set to feature in the show’s first dedicated ‘Youngtimers’ area.
Event Director, Dan Nwaokolo, said: “By having a dedicated area for ‘Youngtimers’, we’re giving these young clubs a platform to introduce themselves to the classic car movement while also promoting the scene to like-minded enthusiasts of a similar generation. We know that they’re not only the future of our show but the entire classic community and we’re thrilled at the number of younger people we see each year – it’s great to see so many clubs either embracing younger people or youngsters forming their own clubs.”
OUMF was founded in 2005 specifically with the intent of bringing younger people into motorsport. “We wanted to give youngsters a practical side to their theory and encourage them into classic motorsport” says Ding Boston from OUMF. “For first timers, the simplicity of classic cars makes them perfect for students. It’s always interesting to see what cars inspire these youngsters.”
Richard Morley, Operations Director for Lancaster Insurance said: “We are passionate about getting more young people into classics and recognise that we must nurture new members so that we can preserve our motoring heritage. Introducing the ‘Youngtimers’ section to the show and encouraging young people to love and cherish classic cars, is not only a brilliant idea but vital to the future of the industry. ‘Youngtimers’ will inspire new recruits to become lifelong devotees, ensuring that this social pastime is carried on for years to come.”
The 2014 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be held from 14th to 16th November. For more information on the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show or Classic Motorbike Show as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.