13 cars that May well turn your head

13 cars that May well turn your head

A Top Gear presenter is aiming to settle arguments - or perhaps stoke them still further - by naming his 13 'most historically significant' vehicles.

James May's picks are part of next week's inaugural London Classic Car Show .

The four-day event at London ExCeL from January 8-11 will see May announce the mystery 13th car in his selection.

He has already named his six shoo-ins and six "misunderstood" or "forgotten" choices.

People heading to the east London venue can also hear Adrian Newey, Red Bull's Formula One team boss, discuss his own personal selection.

The Benz Motorwagen (1886), Ford Model T (1908), Volkswagen Beetle (1938), Austin Mini (1959), Ford Mustang (1964) and the Toyota Prius (1997) are May's obvious choices.

More controversial, perhaps, are his selection of the Waverley Electric (1901), Cadillac Model K (1906), Standard Superior (1933), Honda Civic (1972), Lada Riva (1980) and the Bruno ExoMars Rover (2009).

May, who is opening the exhibition, is calling the mystery 13th car as the one that has inspired him most.

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