Jodie Kidd and Quentin Willson are to present a glossy new HD TV series called The Classic Car Show – with help from stars like David Gandy, Sir Stirling Moss and David Coulthard.
The new TV show, which will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures Television, airs in January 2015 and will be officially launched at Cannes in October.
13 one-hour episodes, to be aired in peak time TV, will explore the cars, personalities and events around the classic car world – an industry that’s now a multi-billion dollar worldwide business, say producers. Since 2005, the classic car market has grown faster than any other asset class, increasing by a staggering 257%.
Mix in glamour and you’ve the perfect TV series, they believe; presented from Brooklands in Weybridge, it’ll be anchored by Kidd and Willson who’ll introduce features such as:
- Jodie Kidd in a Jaguar XK120 at the Mille Miglia
- Quentin Willson driving Keith Richards’ Ferrari 246 GT Dino on the French Riviera
- Derek Bell in a Porsche 962 at Le Mans
- 1964 Brabham BT11 at the Monaco Historique
- Bruno Senna putting 10 classics through their paces on the racetrack
Other celeb stars include Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Daisy Lowe and Graham Norton.
There will also be plenty of everyday classics, promise producers – all with ‘humour, attitude and heart-warming charm for the whole family’.
The Classic Car Show: ‘a back stage pass’
Quentin Willson said: “No-one has filmed a classic car series like this before. We’ve got gorgeous cars, A-list celebs, passionate stories, an extraordinary filming budget and endless enthusiasm. The Classic Car Show is an amazing insightful series without a socket set in sight.”
Jodie Kidd added: “Classic cars are beautiful, sexy and evocative; when you climb in and turn the engine something magical happens. The Classic Car Show is a back-stage pass to one of the most exciting and exhilarating forms of art that we have.”
Sir Stirling Moss reckons it’ll introduced the world of classic cars to an entirely new global audience, and David Coulthard says it’s must-see TV. Global model star David Gandy reckons it’s the car show he’s always wanted and has made him “think I was born in the wrong era – my style and the way I like to drive are far more suited to these classic cars”.