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Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, over 19,000 enthusiasts joined us for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2016, bringing together all aspects of classic motoring. From barn finds discovered after many years of storage and those project cars that have stalled in an owner’s garage, to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud as punch owners. If you need help and advice from our motoring experts and celebrities, want to buy the tools to do the job yourself or find a specialist restorer who can tackle the work on your behalf, this is the show for you. With cars for sale from both dealers and a sale from Classic Car Auctions, live demonstrations, and over 800 cars on display, don’t miss the classic motoring scene’s season opener on 31 March - 2 April 2017!

700 Stunning Classic Cars

Over 700 magnificent classic cars and everything for your classic from barn find to concours are lined up for the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show 2017. Marques represented a range from Austins and Fords to Porsches and Ferraris, with everything in-between. Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive news for an incredible day out.

Classic Car Auctions

Classic Car Auctions will be making its Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show debut with not one, but a two-day weekend sale on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April 2017. With them they will be bringing around 200 cars that’ll go under the hammer from no reserve to £70,000+!

The Classic Car sale will begin at 12.30pm Saturday & Sunday, with viewing of all the lots on offer all day on Friday starting at 10.00am. Viewing is also available from 9.00am throughout the weekend.

To gain access to the sales and auction halls visitors must purchase a catalogue from Classic Car Auctions which will admit two people – pricing to be announced closer to the show.

If you would like to sell your car at the sale please contact Classic Car Auctions on 01926 640 888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk .

Barn Finds

Hidden treasures are to appear in the UK's biggest barn find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017!

How do you define ‘Barn Find’? To some, it has to be a vehicle covered in four decades worth of dust but to others, it is a car that has lain dormant for many years.  The 25 cars displayed in this year’s Barn Find display had been unearthed from garages, sheds, yards and even the bottom of the garden that have been rescued by passionate enthusiasts.  Some remain in the same condition as the day they went into storage while others would be better to ‘rust in peace’. 

Want to display your 'Barn Find'? Please send two images and a description of the car to our features director Andrea Seed on andrea@poppyseedmedia.co.uk. Contact Andrea today as spaces in the Barn Find display are limited.

The Car Clubs

Welcome to the classic vehicle clubs with their stunning restoration and classic vehicle displays.  Classic vehicle clubs remain the life blood of the classic vehicle community. It is club members that work tirelessly to ensure these fantastic marques are not forgotten and remain on our roads as long as possible, so enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy our motoring heritage.

For 2017, the organisers have created more club stands than ever before to showcase club vehicles in everything from 'barn-finds' through to concours condition.  Many will be actively working on restoring or servicing vehicles on their stands at the show.  It's your chance to speak to real 'hands-on' experts for information and advice!

Below are the 130+ clubs attending the 2017 event by stand number. 
Please see the Exhibitor List to search for a club by name.

Club applications for 2017 have now closed.  If your club would like to be advised when applications open for the 2018 event, email your club's details to: carclubs@clarionevents.com

HALL 7 - FORD, ROVER, VAUXHALL, AMERICAN & REGIONAL CLUBS

7-100
XR Owners Club

7-110
Ford RS Owners Club

7-120
The Rover 200 and 400 Owners' Club

7-130
Black Country Classic Car Club

7-140
Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles built before 1985

7-200
Cheshire Capri Club

7-205
Capri Mk1 Register 

7-210
Ford Nutz

7-215
United Kingdom Probe Owners Club

7-220
P6 Rover Owners Club

7-225
Rover 800 Owners Club

7-230
Rover Sports Register

7-240
Norwich Classic Vehicle Club

7-315
Perana Owners Club

7-400
Transit Van Club

7-410
The Mark Three Cortina Owners Club

7-415
Ford Granada Nutz

7-420
Ford Sidevalve Owners Club Ltd

7-430
The Rover P6 Club

7-440
Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club

7-515
Ford Corsair Owners Club

7-520
Ford Classic and Capri Owners Club

7-540
Rover SD1 Club

7-600
American Auto Club UK

7-610
Vauxhall Cavalier & Chevette Club

7-615
Astra Mk2 Owners Club

7-620
Capri Mk1 Owners' Club

7-625
Leicester Classic Car Enthusiasts

7-630
Simca Club UK

7-640
Matra Enthusiasts Club UK

7-700
Corrado Club of Great Britain

7-710
Opel Manta Owners Club

7-715
Blue Light Vehicle Preservation Group 

7-720
Period & Classic Caravan Club

7-730
Deux Chevaux Club of Great Britain

7-800
Club Audi

7-810
The VX4/90 Drivers' Club

7-820
Renault Owners' Club

7-830
Toyota Enthusiasts Club

7-840
GTO UK

HALL 8 - EUROPEAN, ASIAN & SPECIALIST INTEREST CLUBS

8-100
The National Traction Engine Trust

8-105
National Motorcycle Museum

8-110
Volvo Enthusiasts Club

8-115
 

8-120
Skoda Owners Club GB

8-125
MR2 Drivers Club

8-130
MX-5 Owners Club

8-200
Beachbuggy.info

8-210
Saab Owners Club GB

8-215
Volvo Owners Club

8-220
X1\9 Owners Club

8-225
Fiat Motor Club (G.B.) & Fiat Panda Club

8-300
Ford 100e Owners Group

8-310
UK Saabs

8-320
Fiat Coupe Club UK

8-330
Sporting Bears Motor Club

HALL 9 - BRITISH, MORRIS, AUSTIN, ROOTES, MINI, BL & MICRO CLUBS

9-010
Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club

9-020
Boston Classic Car Club

9-100
Morris Minor Owners Club

9-120
Morris Register

9-200
Frisky Register

9-205
Heinkel Trojan Club Ltd

9-300
Midland Vehicle Preservation Society

9-310
West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club

9-320
Wolseley Register

9-330
Minor LCV Register

9-400
Austin Cambridge Westminster Car Club

9-405
Midlands Austin Seven Club Ltd

9-410
The Imp Club Ltd

9-415
www.leylandprincess.co.uk

9-420
Rootes Archive Centre Trust

9-425
Online Austin Seven Club

9-440
Hillman Owners' Club

9-445
Avenger Sunbeam Owners Club

9-450
Cooper Sport 500 Register & 2000 Mini Register

9-455
Mini Y REGister 

9-500
Austin A30 A35 Owners Club

9-510
Austin Counties Car Club

9-520
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

9-560
British Mini Club

9-565
Midlands Mini Club

9-640
Birmingham Mini Owners Club

9-645
Austin Maxi Owners Club

9-650
Sheffield Mini Club

9-655
Maestro & Montego Owners Club

9-660
ado16.info International

9-665
Gay Classic Car Group

9-730
Allegro Club International

9-740
Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club

9-745
Reliant Owners Club

9-750
The Bug Club

9-760
MG FWD Register

9-765
Metro Owners Club

HALL 11 - PRESTIGE, JAGUAR, LOTUS & LUXURY CAR CLUBS

11-012
Freelander Owners Club

11-110
Allard Owners Club

11-120
Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club

11-130
Morgan Sports Car Club Ltd

11-210
The Riley R.M. Club

11-215
Austin Healey Club

11-220
TVR Car Club

11-230
BMW Car Club GB Ltd

11-300
Panther Car Club Ltd

11-310
Jaguar Drivers' Club Ltd

11-320
Jaguar XJS Club

11-322
Daimler SP250 Owners Club

11-330
Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club

11-410
The Riley Motor Club

11-415
Ginetta Owners' Club

11-420
The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club

11-425
Marcos Owners Club

11-430
Lotus Drivers Club

11-500
West Midlands Classic Car Club

11-510
Lotus Elite/ Eclat/ Excel Owners' Club

11-515
Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club

11-600
Stourbridge Pre-War Car Club

11-610
Jowett Car Club

HALL 12 - LAND ROVER, TRIUMPH & MG CLUBS

12-100
Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club Ltd

12-105
Standard Motor Club

12-110
Triumph Roadster Club Ltd

12-115
Triumph 2000, 2500 2.5 Register

12-200
MG Owners' Club

12-220
MG Octagon Car Club Ltd

12-230
TR Register

12-300
Stag Owners Club

12-310
Club Triumph

12-320
Triumph Dolomite Club

12-325
Midget & Sprite Club

12-330
TR Drivers Club

12-400
Masonic Classic Vehicle Club

12-410
MG Car Club

12-420
900 Club

12-425
Project Jay Preservation Group

12-430
Birmingham Land Rover Group

12-500
Land Rover Series 2 Club

12-510
Ex Military Land Rover Association