Organisers of the Classic Motor Show have dismissed rumours that the show is for sale.
Media reports suggesting that the motor show is on the brink of a takeover bid by a rival company are “completely untrue”, Clarion Events has told EN.
According to the organiser, the 2013 NEC Classic Motor Show is already on course to surpass the success of last year’s show, with stand sales 36 per cent ahead of this time last year.
Clarion also confirmed that it is has booked the same hall space in the NEC as used in the 2012 show, and a multi-year signed agreement is in place with the show’s auction partner Silverstone Auctions.
The show billed as the ‘biggest indoor motoring event in the UK’ is co-located with the Classic Motorbike Show, attracting 58,000 visitors at last year’s show (unaudited).
“Both events will take place from 15-17 November at Birmingham’s NEC as announced with the full backing of Clarion Events and under the management of an experienced and passionate team, dedicated to providing the classic motoring movement with a show that celebrates all the industry has to offer,” said Classic Motor Show’s event director Dan Nwaokolo.
The NEC’s MD Kathryn James said the show is one of the key events in the NEC’s calendar. “The NEC has worked with Clarion Events on a number of events over the years and is looking forward to that relationship continuing with Clarion’s Classic Motor Show and Classic Motorbike Show.”
In February, Clarion announced the launch of a new installer and channel facing event, Security Technology Live, which will be held at The NEC, Birmingham in May 2014.
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