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ASK THE EXPERTS THEATRE

Find out everything you need to know about the world of classic cars, from maximising your investment and protecting your wealth to entering the world of historic motor racing, undertaking a restoration and travelling the world in a classic car rally. These expert sessions will have helpful tips and free advice you can’t find anywhere else.

 FRIDAY 16:15 – 16:45

Chicane Classics

John Watson (Director)

Aston Martin Restoration, Maintenance and Engine Building

From modern supercars to classic models, Chicane pride themselves on their knowledge of the Aston Martin marque. Chicane director John Waston will be discussing the work they undertake in the restoration and maintenance of classic era Aston Martins, with a focus on engine building and total restorations. There will also be a short Q&A so come armed with your best questions!


FRIDAY 17:00 – 17:45

Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC)

Graham White (CEO)

Q&A Session

Join Grahame White, CEO of the Historic Sports Car Club, in this exclusive Q&A session. Grahame has vast experience in racing having formerly been an international race and rally driver.  Throughout his life Graham has acted as Clerk of the Course or Race Director at over 500 race meetings and is a member of the MSA Race Committee and the British Racing Drivers Club.

Formed in 1966, the HSCC is the largest historic race organising club in the UK organising twelve race meetings on all the major circuits annually including the Donington Historic Festival and Silverstone Classic.

SATURDAY 10:30 – 11:15

LGT Vestra

David Lane (Partner and Technical Director); Philip Beard (Investment Manager)

Behavioural Finance

What are the emotions that affect the way people make investment decisions? What is behavioural finance and how can it help us to make sensible  investment decisions? Investment experts David Lane and Philip Beard will take an entertaining and informative look at the key psychological drivers that inform how we invest and also highlight the potential pitfalls that can foil our best laid plans and how we can avoid them.


SATURDAY 11:30 – 11:50

Masters Historic Racing

Chris Jolly (Club Chairman & Driver)

The Challenges Facing Historic Motor Racing

Historic racing driver Chris Jolly will be taking your questions on the challenges facing historic motor racing, including:

  • How to sustain the growth in popularity of historic motor racing
  • How to attract younger audiences as both spectators and competitors
  • What are the opportunities for newer cars/categories
  • The rising cost of cars and preparation freezing out all bar the wealthiest car owners

SATURDAY 12:00 – 12:30

Rally Round

Kim Bannister (Historic Racing Driver)

Long Distance Classic Rallies

Rally Round’s Kim Bannister will be discussing the variety of long distance classic rallies taking place around the world and sharing some of his most memorable experiences on the road.  Kim will also be undertaking a short Q&A session to answer your questions on all things to do with going on a classic car rally.

SUNDAY 11:00 – 11:45

Oakdale Finance

Dipesh Shah, Company Director & Financial Planner

Insights into ‘creating, managing and protecting your wealth’

Industry expert Dipesh Shah will be sharing his knowledge and experience of the financial world, providing an insight into creating, managing and protecting wealth. He will cover topics such as estate and inheritance tax planning and investment and retirement planning.


SUNDAY 12:00 – 12:45

Ivan Dutton

Timothy Dutton (Director)

Conservation Over Restoration, Market in Bugatti and how they are Used

Timothy Dutton will be sharing his years of expert knowledge and experience of the legendary Bugatti cars. From the history of Ivan Dutton Limited and Bugatti to investing in, restoring and conserving Bugattis for the next generation.


SUNDAY 13:00 – 13:45

Lockton Insurance

David Hamer

The searching questions you should ask about your classic motor insurance

Most motor insurers are generalists. However, the cover you need for an everyday family saloon is not necessarily the cover you need for a performance car, a desirable classic or a collection of classics. For many years David has been looking after the insurance needs of these owners and can provide an insight into questions that you need to ask before making your choice of insurer.


SATURDAY 14:00 – 14:45

Tour de Force UK

Duncan Milligan

How to make the most of your own driving adventure

Ever thought about jumping into your car and heading off on an extended road trip ? Perhaps on your own, or with a bunch of like-minded friends? This talk will be about how to get the most out of life on the road. Hear from someone who has broken down mentally, physically and mechanically in more weird and wonderful places than one would care to mention. Tour de Force specialise in planning and organising bespoke adventures, come and hear from those who have been there, driven the road and got the T shirt.


SATURDAY 15:00 – 15:45

LGT Vestra

David Lane (Partner and Technical Director); Philip Beard (Investment Manager)

Behavioural Finance

What are the emotions that affect the way people make investment decisions? What is behavioural finance and how can it help us to make sensible  investment decisions? Investment experts David Lane and Philip Beard will take an entertaining and informative look at the key psychological drivers that inform how we invest and also highlight the potential pitfalls that can foil our best laid plans and how we can avoid them.