Top producers Jim Wiseman and Stephanie Fox, from Top Gear and Top Gear Live, bring us 2015’s must-see automotive format from Infinity Creative Media. Infinity was conceived and founded by Russ Lindsay to create global TV content funded by passionate enthusiasts and investors, and Channel 5’s The Classic Car Show is a classic example of Russ’s vision. Sony Pictures Television will distribute the global format to over 200 countries worldwide.
Shot in HD with movie production values, the show puts the fascinating world of classic cars in a wider, more mainstream context to reach a much bigger audience. Yet it doesn’t take it away from the collectors, experts and passionate enthusiasts who created the cult in the first place. The mix of storytelling, glamour, humour, top celebrity presenters and racing legends – and the stunningly beautiful cars – is a winning formula.
So it’s certainly no lo-fi docu-series about oily men hiding in workshops, or a pastiche of pristine rarities on pedestals. Instead, it’s what anyone with a love of driving has been crying out for: an accessible and compelling show that shares a love of timeless classics, and the experience of driving them, with people all over the world.
“The Classic Car Show is the programme I’ve always wanted to make. The show is a unique mix of engaging stories about the allure of classics, from those owned by Hollywood icons, through action packed historic racing, to a car-hoarding family from Hampshire.”
– Jim Wiseman, Series Producer and Director
“What they are doing with this show is impressive, it is going to introduce the world of classic cars to a whole new global audience.”
– Sir Stirling Moss