Classic Cars On UK Channel 5

Coming soon to Channel 5 is a ground-breaking TV series that captures the passion, glamour and remarkable stories of the multi-billion pound global classic car industry.

Hitting peak-time screens in the UK in early February, The Classic Car Show will be hosted by Britain’s most renowned classic car journalist and founding Top Gear presenter, Quentin Willson and supermodel and racing driver, Jodie Kidd from the legendary Brooklands circuit.

Over a series of 13 x one-hour episodes, The Classic Car Show will delve deeper than any series before into the phenomenon of the classic car – a remarkable world in which 50-year-old Ferraris can sell for more than $50m.

Shot, we are told, in HD with high production values, The Show will put the spotlight on the most prestigious historic cars with A-list contributions from the likes of Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders, David Gandy, Tinie Tempah, race ace Bruno Senna and – it goes without saying – racing legend Sir Stirling Moss. Quite why we can’t have a classic car show without celebrities for once I don’t know.

Feature stories about classic cars from around the globe will include Quentin Willson celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang in California, Jodie Kidd in a Jaguar XK120 at the Mille Miglia rally in Italy and resident racer Bruno Senna putting 10 classics through their paces on the track at the legendary Brooklands circuit.

The Classic Car Show will also demonstrate how to feel like a million dollars for under £5,000 with features on the Jaguar XJS and low-cost high-fun classic car sprints. Also, Quentin Willson picking the classics to buy now before their values go stratospheric.

DriveWrite is looking forward to this show because Quentin Willson is hugely knowledgeable on the subject and we know that Jodie Kidd has her own automotive expertise. Celebrity quests I find kind of irritating and irrelevant but I’ll reserve judgement because, for example, Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders are car enthusiasts. We’ll see in February.

Here’s the title sequence:


Geoff Maxted