3 February 2016


Concours de l'Ordináire showcases history's most ordinary cars

Classic car insurance specialists, Hagerty, have confirmed the return of their annual Festival of the Unexceptional, on Saturday 23rd July at Whittlebury Golf Club, Northants, NN12 8QH. This event offers a markedly different Concours that celebrates the much maligned and forgotten ‘ordinary' classics of the late 60s, 70s and 80s.

Once again Hagerty's "Concours de l'Ordináire" is open to classic cars and commercial vehicles, from across the globe, that were built from 1966 to 1986. Prior winners of the Unexceptional award have included an immaculate Nissan Cherry, an amazingly rare Fiat 127 and a crowd pleasing Hillman Avenger Super Estate.

The 2015 event attracted long-term admirer of unremarkable automobiles and veteran broadcaster Nicholas Parsons who made a name for these cars in his hit-show "Sale of The Century". He was joined by passionate spectators to admire the pristine run-of-the-mill competitors.

He said "What a joy to celebrate Britain's forgotten and much maligned automotive legacy – the Festival has proved to once again be truly exceptional."

Angus Forsyth, Hagerty's Managing Director said: "The majority of British drivers were born in the ‘70s and ‘80s, yet so few preserved examples of the everyday runabouts and workhorses that littered the British roads of their youth remain. The 1980s may have enjoyed a fashion and pop revival yet so many of UK's once-popular family cars are on the verge of disappearing completely. The Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate these unusual classics and to recognise their lasting impact."

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