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– Sixth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Willson celebrates the underappreciated MGB and explains why now’s the time to buy
– Tackling the ‘drive of her life’ in a Jaguar XK120, Jodie Kidd competes in the Mille Miglia in Italy
– Alex Riley heads to Le Mans to meet Derek Bell and the infamous Porsche 962, while Bruno Senna puts a Jaguar E-type Lightweight to the test on the track
– See the Episode 6 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–nhdroYBi8

The sixth episode of The Classic Car Show airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm and this evening’s programme is a real high-octane celebration: from Le Mans heroes to the toughest and most glamorous road rally of them all. Factor in buying advice on a famous British classic that never fails to stir up debate and you’ve got another packed must-see show.

Following in the footsteps of her heroes, Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, Jodie Kidd powers through Italy on the gruelling four-day 1,000-mile Mille Miglia in a Jaguar XK120. Introduced in 1927, the hard-charging street endurance race was labelled one of the most dangerous motoring events in the world. Now, re-invented as a grand tour, it’s a go-to event for well-heeled classic car enthusiasts and celebrity drivers. But it’s certainly no easy-going Sunday drive, as Jodie discovers.

Alex Riley also finds himself steeped in history when he heads to Le Mans to track down his childhood hero: racing veteran Derek Bell. Competing in a Group C support race, Bell drives the famous Porsche 962, one of the most successful racing cars in history. The trip takes on very special significance when Alex discovers this will be Bell’s last race at Le Mans.

Closer to home, Quentin Willson reckons it’s time to reconsider the MGB – a car that many may see as the preserve of classic motoring bores, but with a lively driving experience and stylish looks, perhaps MG’s best-seller has been misunderstood. With a production run spanning nearly two decades, there are plenty around, but how long before values of this lightweight two-seater start shooting up? Buy now, is Quentin’s advice.

Finally, putting another British classic to the test, race ace and current McLaren GT driver Bruno Senna laps the track in a Jaguar E-type Lightweight Coupé.

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http://www.classiccarshow.com

Episode 6 preview:

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by – Infinity Creative Media / Wise Old Fox
Series Producer & Director – Jim Wiseman
Producer – Stephanie Fox

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