LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
- A ground-breaking global TV series that provides unprecedented access to the cars, personalities and events that underpin the classic car world
- Distributed for broadcast globally by Sony Pictures Television
- The Classic Car Show will have movie production values. View the trailer at http://bit.ly/U9BKMN or at http://www.classiccarshow.com
- Formally launched at MIPCOM in October, first show airs January 2015
When a 50-year-old Ferrari sells for $52million, it’s time to go under the hood.
Welcome to The Classic Car Show, a peak-time global TV series capturing the passion, glamour, history and personalities in a multi-billion dollar world.
Hitting screens from January 2015, The Classic Car Show will be hosted by international supermodel and racing driver, Jodie Kidd, with founder member of the Top Gear TV team and Britain’s most renowned classic car journalist, Quentin Willson.
Richly shot with movie quality production values, The Classic Car Show brings together the world’s most prestigious and glamorous cars with A-list contributions from the likes of David Gandy, Bruno Senna, David Coulthard and Sir Stirling Moss.
Recent films include 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 and Bruno Senna putting 10 classics through their paces on the racetrack.
Over the last ten years the classic car market has become a multi-billion dollar industry with values growing ahead of fine art, wine, gold and 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, intrigue and unparalleled glamour that have driven the creation of the series. The Classic Car Show will provide entertaining and visually compelling TV, produced not just for those who can tell a Ferrari 250 GTO from a 275 GTB, but for the whole family.
Produced by Jim Wiseman and Stephanie Fox – who have backgrounds in Top Gear and Top Gear Live – The Classic Car Show format brings a truly global magazine perspective. With a multi-million pound production budget, the cars and personalities featured will receive the high-end gloss HD treatment they deserve.
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 said: "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."
David Coulthard, former Formula 1 driver and BBC TV F1 presenter, added: "The Classic Car Show nails the passion we all feel for historic cars, whether they’re battle-scarred racers or polished and preened show cars. It tells the stories of the men and women behind them too – it’s must-see TV."
Sam Hardy, Influence Associates