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Welcome to the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery

Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car show and hailed the ‘friendliest of car shows’, this truly is Spring’s best classic car show. Taking place in March, 2018's show attracted over 28,000 visitors across 3 days, and brought together all aspects of classic motoring. Walking through the halls, visitors will be greeted by cars of all marques in various states of repairs; from rusty barn finds, through to concourse quality with everything in between.

The heart and soul of the classic car community is without doubt car clubs, and the same goes for the show. Now attracting over 170 car clubs, the show celebrates the hard work done by all clubs to keep the classic community alive. Visitors get the opportunity to watch what it takes to keep our beloved classics running as on all kinds of live restoration demonstrations take place throughout the weekend. Last year, we saw brake systems going under full overhauls, new front wings being fitted, head gaskets being replaced and full paint jobs…and this was just one club! We're expecting a whole lot more in 2019!

The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition showcases what a bit of elbow grease and a lot of time can result in. 20 of the UKs most cherished cars with some incredible and heart-warming stories behind them, take pride of place in the show, each bidding for visitors votes to be crowned the winner. At the other end of the scale are the rusty wrecks making up the UKs biggest collection of barn finds in the Carole Nash Barn Find display. The cars on display have been unearthed from garages, sheds and hills in Wales. Some need a lot of love to get them back on the road while others should be left to ‘rust in peace.’  

Practical Classics took on their biggest live restoration project ever in 2018, restoring what is believed to be the oldest Citroën 2CV in existence. This year, the team hope to drive a very well travelled TR6 off the stage. Saved from a scrapyard in America, this would defintely be a brilliant acheivement for the guys. Alongside PC's Danny Hopkins, you can expect to see Wheeler Dealers' Mike Brewer, Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars' Paul Cowland and Drew PritchardThe Car Years Vicki Butler-Henderson and Alex Riley plus a few more industry guests.

Classic Car Auctions held its biggest sale of the year in 2018 where 130 out of 161 classic cars on offer were sold. We're again expecting brilliant things from the CCA team as they bring along some great British classics, and some other wonderful marques from all over the world.  For Renault enthusiasts there are not one, but two Alpines, a 1986 GTA V6 Turbo and a 1993 A610 Turbo. Also included in the auction is a mighty Noble M12 GTO-3 and a true British great, an Aston Martin DB9. To see what else you can expect in the 2019 'everyman' sale check out the Classic Car Auctions website.

For more information about the show and to find out key details for tickets, opening times and how to get to the show, please click here >>

Be At The Show

Latest Show News

Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, brings you the latest show news – from the stunning cars on display and the breathtaking restoration stories, to the latest vehicles added to the auction line-up and the famous faces joining us over the weekend. We’ll also keep you updated on what our exhibitors, clubs and partners have planed for what is the spring opener for the 2019 classic season. 

Hidden Treasures: A GATHERING OF BARN FINDS FROM ACROSS THE UK
They say one man’s rust is another man’s treasure – which is the perfect way to describe this year’s Carole Nash Barn Find display. The UK’s biggest gathering of barn finds features 20 cars ...
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The Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery
The Practical Classics Live Stage, with Discovery, is destined to have even more action in 2019! Practical Classics team is bringing their live project - a TR6 from across the pond - to the show wi...
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CALL OF THE WILD AS JAGUARS GATHER AT CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show will see a large variety of Jaguars being offered for sale, from modern luxury to...
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Restorer of the Year - Final Voting
The final six cars chosen by enthusiasts in the battle for the coveted accolade of Restorer of the Year have been revealed as voting reopens. The outright winner will be announced at the Practical Cla...
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Skills organisations debut at NEC
The Association of Heritage Engineers (AoHE) and Heritage Skills Academy will both make their Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show debut this month, as part of the show’s commitment...
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Real collector’s item enters Carole Nash Barn Finds display
The Carole Nash Barn Finds display always welcomes some recently discovered treasures and 2019 is no exception.
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