Concours On Savile Row 2023 - Copyright Matt Howell
Magneto Bat Car - Copyright Sam Chick
Petrolicious PDM - Copyright Alex Lawrence
Concours Yearbook 2023 - Pebble Beach - Copyright Kimball Studios
Concours Yearbook 2023 - Ironstone - Copyright Kimball Studios
Magneto - Aston Martin Bulldog - Copyright Rick Guest
Concours On Savile Row 2023 - Copyright Matt Howell
Petrolicious - Mercedes Gullwing, Elio de Angelis F2 Ferrari
Concours Yearbook 2023 - Chantilly Prix - Copyright Alexis Goure

Welcome to Hothouse Media

Multi-award-winning specialist media and events company

Hothouse Media was established in 2018 by David Lillywhite and Geoff Love as an independent publishing house focusing on curating content within the classic and prestige car community.

In addition to establishing its own award-winning brands of Magneto, Concours on Savile Row and The Concours Year, Hothouse Media has built a reputation for developing publications, events and content for premium brands within the classic and collector car world.

In 2023, Hothouse Media also acquired the market-leading monthly magazine Octane and the prestigious Historic Motoring Awards.


Hothouse Media’s own brands include quarterly magazine and website Magneto, monthly magazine Octane, annual book The Concours Year and yearly events Concours on Savile Row and Historic Motoring Awards.


Brand Consultancy

If you are looking to develop your brand within the classic and collector car market, we can help. We have established a centre of excellence across design, content creation, advertising and sponsorship, and event management. Added to our understanding of the market and the event organisers, personalities, publishers and major influencers, this makes us well placed to help drive your business forward.

Contract Publishing

Whether a one-off publication to support a launch event, an event guide or a monthly magazine with global distribution and in multiple languages, we have the network and experience to take the strain, allowing you to focus on your own areas of expertise.

Content Creation

In an age where so much focus is given to content distribution, SEO and social engagement, it is too easy to forget that quality content remains at the heart of all communication. With access to some of the world's best videographers, story tellers, photographers and journalists, we provide high-quality, original and compelling content in any medium.

Event Management

From concept through to completion, Hothouse Media has the experience to deliver unique events for clients. From a breakfast briefing at the Royal Automobile Club to a major international Concours, Hothouse Media can develop the idea, build the content and stage a seamless event with every aspect covered.

If you would like to know more, then get in touch for an informal chat.


Photograph of David Lillywhite.

David Lillywhite

Photograph of Geoff Love MBA.

Geoff Love MBA

Photograph of Peter Allen.

Peter Allen

Photograph of Wayne Batty.

Wayne Batty

Photograph of Sarah Bradley.

Sarah Bradley

Photograph of Robert Coucher.

Robert Coucher

Photograph of Mark Dixon.

Mark Dixon

Photograph of James Elliott.

James Elliott

Photograph of Jonathan Ellis.

Jonathan Ellis

Photograph of Sue Farrow.

Sue Farrow

Photograph of Matthew Hayward.

Matthew Hayward

Photograph of Robert Hefferon.

Robert Hefferon

Photograph of Elliott Hughes.

Elliott Hughes

Photograph of Sophie Kochan.

Sophie Kochan

Photograph of Jasmine Love.

Jasmine Love

Photograph of Debbie Nolan.

Debbie Nolan

Photograph of Marcus Ross.

Marcus Ross

Photograph of Sanjay Seetanah.

Sanjay Seetanah

Photograph of Rob Schulp.

Rob Schulp

Photograph of Samantha Snow.

Samantha Snow

Photograph of Glen Waddington.

Glen Waddington

Thank you for a great show at Savile Row. Really excellent organisation, security, events and curation. I know Savile Row very well, and you really brought this street to life like no other time I can remember. The event had a lovely energy, and it was great to see so many beautifully dressed people on the street. It was a really positive vibe and, above all, great fun.

Philip Oakley, collector

It was another fantastic show. The atmosphere is unlike any other: intimate and perfectly contained, but also easy to break out and find your own space for a drink or lunch. The word is definitely out there within the industry that this is the place to be. I’m very proud to be associated with it, and from the response to my social media posts, it seems the punters like it a lot, too.

John Mayhead, Hagerty, sponsor

Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was when the new M1 Momentum magazine appeared yesterday in our mailbox. What struck me first was the ‘feel’ of the quality I immediately knew I’d find within. The weight of the pages and excellence of the paper were first class. Very impressive… Everything had a good, solid feel that is completely lacking in any modern publication. Just excellent all around.

Peter Brock, Shelby Daytona designer

The book is a masterpiece, and I share it often with friends and when I lecture on collector cars.

Craig Wayne, board member, Ironstone Concours

Brands we work with

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Logo for Concours of Elegance
Logo for London Concours
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Logo for Praga
Logo for RIMAC
Logo for M1 Concourse