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Concorde Classics Car Show – A Garden Party for Car Enthusiasts!

On Sunday 11th September 2022 will be the 13th Concorde Classics Car Show held at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh. The show first started in 2008 when a group of like-minded people wanted to support local businesses, as well as raise money for worthy causes.

It was decided to utilise the lovely grounds around the Concorde Club to stage a charity car show, little did the small organising team realise what a great success the show would become and now features as one of the best Car Shows in the area. Many visitors describe the show as a garden party for car enthusiasts.

The show in the first year featured a few cars on display and was really just for owners and their vehicles taking part. After two years of running the show, the organising committee teamed up with Naomi House Children’s Hospice to make the show primarily about supporting and raising funds for Hospice. In fact, every penny made from the show goes to the charity.

Naomi House is a children’s hospice providing a professional palliative care service for families whose children and young people have a life limiting illness and their families from central southern England. The charity provides care to families living in communities across the seven counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire. The children’s charity has two specialist units, Naomi House for children, and jacksplace for young people. Each unit is purpose built and provides an appropriate environment for each age group. It costs around £4.5million a year to run the two units. The vast amount of money for running the hospice come from donations and fund raising like Concorde Classics Car Show. In the last 12 years the Car Show has now raised over £107,000 for the charity and in November 2019 was awarded the Dr Peter Lee Award for long term support to Naomi and jacksplace.

As the word spread, and the show changed from not just a show for owners but for visitors as well and began growing in popularity. Today the show attracts over 3,000 visitors with around 160 cars on display at any one time. The cars on display vary from vintage right the way up to modern supercars and is very family orientated.

Being family orientated the organizers understand how expensive it can be for a family day out and therefore set the entry cost to visitors low, being £5 per adult, £1 for a child under 12 and children under 3 can get in for free. Tickets are purchased on the day only at the entry gate, and payment by cash is requested. All display vehicles need to prebook, and the show is so popular most of the display places go by June before the show. Display owners pay £8 per car to display. During every show the public vote for their ‘Car of the Show’ and the winner has a lovely photograph taken of their vehicle and awarded a trophy. In 2019, the last full normal show before Covid, the winner was beautiful Jaguar E-Type.



Every year the organizers want to have a special attraction for people and over the years we have had an array of attractions like Michael Schumacher’s Benetton winning F1 car, Dragsters, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Batman and his Batmobile and much more



The show always attracts a lot of attention, and the show often gets celebrities attending to help support the show. The TV chef James Martin is a big petrol head and has a wonderful array of classics cars and often attends the show with one of his beauties. The photograph shows James being interviewed with his beautiful Ferrari 275 GTBC. You will often see ‘The Stig’ at the show, although don’t expect him to talk to you, but he does enjoy sitting in people’s cars.

Whilst wondering around the show you will see a great selection of cars, treasured by their owners all willing to chat about their cars and what they have and do to maintain them, whilst relaxing and enjoying the show themselves. The show has a Ferrari and Super Car section, often sporting the newest Super cars on display for visitors to see. At intervals during the show you will hear the ‘Sound Off’ competition and this is great to hear the rumble of V8 and V12 engines.

The show has a large marquee with trade stands, and you can have a go on a large Scalextric track, the fastest person around the track over a number of laps will win a prize.  If you’re hungry then there is a BBQ, Ice Cream Van, Bar and Coffee van. Attention to detail is the show organizers wish and they are always looking for new and exciting things to bring enjoyment and fun to all who attend.

If you fancy a ride out in a car, then the show has Sporting Bears Charity running ‘dream rides’ for a donation to the show charity. You will be taken on a 10-mile drive to experience an array of different cars and is a must do for any visitor, so make sure you book your slot on the day early as places go quickly. Visitors attending the show are directed to nearby car parks and the show runs a Park & Ride scheme as well, so look out for the signs when arriving. To help transport people across the car parks they have Trigger the Train which you can ride on for free, the kids love this experience

This year the show is being sponsored by Airsports Insurance Bureau (AiB) in Chandlers Ford and the show organizers are planning a special show to welcome people back after the recent pandemic. The show this year will feature a Movie and TV car and bike display. The show will have a wonderful ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, Herbie the Love Bug, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 and many more.

To find out more about the show visit www.concordeclassics.co.uk



Car of the day…Jaguar E-type 1972!

Today’s car of the day is Mr J’s Jaguar E-type 1972.



The Jaguar E-type is widely regarded as one of the most important and pretty sports cars of all time. At its launch at the Geneva Auto Salon in March 1961, the E-type not only stole the show but every headline!



Yet it’s hard to fathom the effect this British machine had on the world in 1961, when 70mph was rapid for the average family runabout, never mind the claimed 150mph the E-type could reach. Mr J has insured his very own Jaguar E-type here with us at AIB Insurance which means he has been offered the best policy to ensure his car is well looked after.



Mr J’s E-type is insured on a classic car policy which comes with lots of benefits! This includes agreed value, salvage retention, choice of repairer and legal expenses cover. Choice of repairer means that Mr J can relax knowing that his car will always been in the capable hands of a repairer he trusts.



If you too have a classic car and are looking for insurance you can count on, call our specialist teams today on 02380 268 351. If you also have a classic car and would like to share your photos, email them to info@aib.co.uk.

Car of the Day… Jaguar E Type

Today’s car of the day is this incredible Jaguar E Type.

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The Jaguar E Type is widely regarded as one of the most important and pretty sports cars of all time. It is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar between 1961-1975.

Mr D was kind enough to take out a policy with Leah in our sales team, the policy includes both the benefits of salvage retention and agreed value. Leah was able to offer a lovely discount as Mr D has owned the Jaguar for quite a few years and keeps the vehicle garaged overnight.

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Thanks Mr D for allowing us to share your amazing car. If you are looking for car insurance please call Leah and our team on 02380 268351.


What Is Happening To The Classic Car Market?

Classic car prices have risen significantly since around early 2010 until about August 2015. However, since then there has been an easing in values although there are possibly going to be certain makes and models of vintage vehicles that continue to go up in value. There has also been a drop in the number of classic cars sold.

This is perhaps borne out at the recent H and H Motorcar auction that took place on the 26th July at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. There were quite a number of classic cars that remained unsold on the day.

A Lagonda DB 2.6/3.0 Litre Drophead Coupe manufactured in 1953 was estimated to achieve a sale price of £70,000 to £90,000. It was blue in colour and had a 2,995 cc engine. The original purchaser was Sir Peter Ustinov who owned the car for 12 years but since 1968 it has remained in the same ownership. Regrettably, despite its renowned original owner, it was not sold on the day.

A Jaguar E-Type 3.8 “Flat Floor” Roadster built back in 1961 with red bodywork and a 3,781cc 265bhp engine capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in a mere 6.9 seconds towards a top speed of 150mph was one of only 1,582 manufactured. It has been beautifully restored and had an estimated sale price of between £180,000 to £220,000. Unfortunately, no sale was achieved.

One of the classic cars that had the potential to achieve a significant price was an Austin Mini Cooper S 1071 “Hatchback” built in 1964. At one point it was owned by the Rt Hon Ernest Marples MP. He was renowned for opening the M1 Motorway. It had an estimated sale price of £70,000 to £80,000 but failed to be sold.

An elegant Bentley 4.25 Litre James Young Sedanca Coupe built in 1938 with its bodywork in black and a beige trim interior that has a 4,257cc engine was offered for sale with an estimated price of between £180,000 to £220,000 but unfortunately remained unsold.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the classic car market in the coming months.

If you are looking to insure your classic car then why not give us a call here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 to discuss your requirements with a knowledgeable member of our staff.

Jaguar E-Type Reborn – For A Price!

Jaguar E-Type The Jaguar E-Type was an iconic sports car that was particularly popular way back in the 1960s. It was driven by the likes of famous film and football stars such as Brigitte Bardot and George Best and was renowned for its speed and elegant looks. It featured in many racing events.

Well, if you have got a spare £285,000 or more then you may be able to become the proud owner of an original Jaguar E-Type Series 1 that has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Initially, there are 10 of these classic vehicles being restored.

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works is located in Coventry where skilled craftsmen lovingly restore Jaguars under the “Reborn” scheme. The unit has the most up to date technology available to assist in the restoration process. Original Jaguar classic parts are to be utilized when the vehicles are restored.

You may be interested to read that a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe finished in opalescent gunmetal grey is the first one to be restored. Back in 1965, the vehicle was shipped to California but found its way back to the UK. It has 78.000 miles on the clock. Its original engine, gearbox and bodywork have been rebuilt to the highest standard of workmanship.

The Jaguar E-Types will have either 3,781 cc or 4,235 cc six cylinder engines producing 265 bhp getting from 0 to 60 mph in around a mere 7 seconds and capable of a top speed of around 150 mph. We are sure that you will agree those are extremely impressive performance figures.

So, if one of these classic sports cars is still available to purchase and you are considering buying one why not get in touch with one of the experienced, friendly team here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 to obtain a competitive quotation for classic car insurance to provide you with complete peace of mind.

“Boycie’s E-Type” Sold At Auction

Boycies E TypeIf you are a fan of the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses that starred the likes of David Jason (Del Boy), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney) and John Challis (Boycie) then you may be interested to read that an E-Type Jaguar that featured in an episode of the above has recently been sold at auction for over £115,000, significantly exceeding the estimated price.

The 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 111 Roadster – known as “Boycie’s E-Type with the registration number UYP 694M was sold at Silverstone Auctions The Salon Prive Sale 2016 earlier this month. The bodywork was painted in Old English White, a blue interior and a V12 5.3-litre engine that produced a significant amount of power to satisfy those motorists requiring a sports car with some speed.

Back in 1981, the then owner of this wonderful classic open-topped sports car lent it to the BBC to feature in the “Go West Young Man” episode of the above comedy series. In the program, Boycie bought the car for his lover for her birthday and it was temporarily stored in Del Boy’s garage. Del Boy and Rodney decided to take the E-Type out for a drive but unfortunately were involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle going into the back of the car (just to reassure you – the Jaguar E-Type was not damaged).Boycies E Type

The classic car was sold in excellent condition at the above auction having been kept in a heated garage for 10 years. It came with a full service history and manuals. Presumably, one of the reasons why it ended up being sold at far above its estimated price was because it had featured in such a popular TV comedy series.

Here at AIB Insurance, we frequently arrange classic car insurance so, if you are the proud owner of a vintage vehicle, why not speak with a member of our team on 02380 268 351 who will gladly seek to obtain a competitive quotation for your consideration without any obligation.

Jaguar E-Type Competition Car Could Fetch £900,000

If you are a fan of the Jaguar E-Type and are keen on racing cars then you may be interested to read that a rare classic sports car is to come up for auction in April and it is estimated that it could fetch between £700,000 to £900,000.Jaguar E-Type

There were only seven of the Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Competition Roadsters built to a particular specification back in 1961. Interestingly, they were also the very first E-Type cars built for competing.

The vehicle in question has the registration number “9 VPD” and is a delightful dark blue colour. The Coombs racing team had two of these sports cars with the one that is coming up for sale normally being retained in the paddock. However, it first got its chance to race in the Scott Brown Trophy back on the 23rd July 1961 when it was actually loaned to another team who had a problem with their own vehicle.

Its present owner has had the Jaguar E-Type since 2002 since which time it has been lovingly restored. It even has an “outside lock” bonnet.

In July 2005 the car took to the track again in the Silverstone Classic Festival that many of you will have heard of and may have had the pleasure of attending. In 2006 it took part in the Spa 6-hours race and did well in becoming the class winner. The car has also been driven by Tony Jardine an ex-rally driver who also had a career in Formula One management.Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Competition Roadster has a 265 bhp engine and is capable of reaching 150 mph and can get from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 6.4 seconds.

So, if you are interested in purchasing this wonderful classic sports car then why not get along to the H & H Classics car auction that takes place on the 20th April 2016.