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Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, over 21,000 enthusiasts joined us for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017, 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.

2017's show welcomed an out of action 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in the Barn Find display, whilst over at the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership stand a 1972 Triumph Spitfire stole the show and was crowned the crowd's favourite. Classic Car Auctions hosted their biggest ever sale featuring over 200 cars with a total of £2.4 million being made across the two-day sale, and Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead hosted the live stage which saw Practical Classics Editor, Danny Hopkins' Jensen Interceptor restored to it's former glory. 

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, you won't want to miss out on what 2018's show has to deliver. With cars for sale from both dealers and a sale from Classic Car Auctions, live demonstrations, car clubs doing live restoration on their club stands and over 1,000 cars on display, you'll want to keep your eyes open for when tickets go on sale for next year!

1000 Stunning Classic Cars

Over 1,000 stunning classic cars, from barn find to conours will be on display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2018. Ranging from Austins and Fords to Porsches and Ferraris and everything in-between you can expect to be taken on a trip down a classic motoring memory lane. Iconic cars you could have seen in 2017 included a rare MG Y Type, an epically restored BMW M1, a Sahara crossing Citroen 2CV, one of the last racing GXL capris and of course much more. 

Classic Car Auctions

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) hosted its debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show 2017 in Hall 10 with not one, but a two-day weekend sale on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April. Undoubtedly its best catalogue ever, 200 cars spanning more than 76 years went under the hammer.

Barn Find

Hidden treasures appeared in the UK's biggest Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017!

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.