• 0b672dd5-56b8-47cc-9675-4bc9e66f2070Third episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
  • In this week’s show, Quentin Willson pays homage to the legendary Jaguar E-type
  • Racing driver Bruno Senna takes to the track in a Mercedes 190E, the same car that shot Bruno’s uncle, Ayrton Senna, to fame in 1984
  • Will Best takes part in his first ever historic race on the resurrected Crystal Palace circuit – once home to the London Grand Prix
  • Alex Riley delves deep into one of the UK’s most eclectic motoring collections, featuring vintage firetrucks and military vehicles

London, 19th February 2015

As The Classic Car Show continues to win praise from the media and viewing public alike, the third episode airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm.

On this evening’s show, Quentin Willson celebrates one of the most iconic classic cars on the road: the Jaguar E-type. An enduring symbol of 1960s Britain, early E-types have quintupled in value over the last five years as enthusiasts clamber to own a piece of 20th Century automotive art. Quentin takes to the road in his very own E-type, which he’s owned for ten years, to reveal exactly what makes it so special.

We’ll also have the first instalment of Bruno Senna’s track tests, as the F1, Le Mans, Formula E and current factory McLaren GT driver, takes to the circuit in a Mercedes 190E. More than thirty years ago Bruno’s uncle, Ayrton Senna, shot to fame while relatively unknown by beating the likes of Niki Lauda, Jack Brabham and Sir Stirling Moss in a Mercedes190E race at the Nürburgring.

Also on track is Will Best as he takes part in his first ever historic racing event. Will heads down to Crystal Palace, once the site of the London Grand Prix, which hosted the likes of James Hunt and Jackie Stewart, to learn more about the newly resurrected racing circuit that he’ll be tackling.

Presenter Alex Riley meets a man who’s passionate about preserving our motoring heritage, with an eclectic collection of all things motorised. It’s not your usual assortment of classics though, instead made up of rare and exotic models from vintage fire trucks to military vehicles.

About the classic car market

Over the last ten years the classic car market has become a multi-billion pound industry with values growing ahead of equities, fine art, wine and London real estate. Top-end Ferraris have increased in value by 55 per cent in 2013 alone** and collectively the classic car market has grown faster than any other asset class, increasing by 257 per cent since 2005***.

It is this growth, global intrigue and unparalleled glamour that has driven the creation of The Classic Car Show.


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About Infinity Creative Media Ltd

Infinity Creative Media Ltd was founded by Russ Lindsay, co-founder of James Grant Management, the UK’s largest independent media, music and sports talent agency. Over the last 30 years, Russ has managed many of the UK’s top media and sports personalities including Phillip Schofield, Ant and Dec, Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Clare Balding.  During his time at James Grant, Russ produced the majority of their productions in music, theatre and television.  Infinity has created a unique and compelling television model, being high quality EIS eligible ‘Investor Funded Programmes’ produced for worldwide sale, the first three being The Classic Car Show, The Wine Show and The Art Show. The Chairman of Infinity is Lord Michael Grade; the CEO is Ross Westgate, a former news anchor at CNBC with over 20 years in the global broadcast business; the COO is Simon Drinkall who has 15 successful years in institutional and alternative investment banking.

About Wise Old Fox Limited

Wise Old Fox Limited is a new ambitious independent television and film production company set up by Jim Wiseman and Stephanie Fox. Both car lovers, they met during their time working for the Top Gear brand. They have a combined production and direction experience of 25 years across genres such as entertainment, sport, documentary making, game shows, promos, adverts and live events.  Having worked for major international brands such as BBC F1, Sport Relief, CarFest, Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Ferrari, Pirelli, Celebrity Golf Cup and Top Gear.  Wise Old Fox has access to some of the best directors, camera operators and editors in the world when it comes to filming cars.  This is exactly what they did when asked to produce The Classic Car Show.

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