Exhibiting Information

The Show

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, brings together a heady mix of inspirational restoration advice, hands-on demonstrations and must-have products to create Spring's Best Classic Car Show in the UK. Be it individuals restoring a classic in their garage, those looking for classic vehicle services or simply anyone who loves classic cars, this is the show for them. Widely known as the friendly classic car show, it brings all types of enthusiasts together.

Exhibiting at the Show
 

The Audience

The last edition saw 28,500+ visitors exploring the halls over the three days of the show.

Our typical audience make up is:
  • 95% Male
  • The average age is 52 years old
  • 72% are ABC1
  • The average household income is £47,000
  • 64% are members of a classic vehicle club
  • 79% go to events or show their cars at events
  • They spend 11 hours per week working on their cars in the summer and 8 house per week in the winter
  • They own 2 cars - one of which is a project car
  • 80% state they will visit the show again

We also target enthusiasts who have the means to employ professional restorers and high net worth owners of private collections.

Who Exhibits

The show is a great platform for businesses to come together in one place and have face-to-face contact with their direct audience.

Those specialist traders and autojumblers that attend provide products and services ranging from collectable items and everyday essential components that every restorer needs for their latest project.

Exhibitors include:

  • Activity & Leisure Sector Organisers
  • Books, Art, Memorabilia and Models Retailers
  • Car Restoration and Preparation Companies
  • Engine Builders and Coach Builders
  • Hand Build/Labour Intensive Sector
  • Car Event and Series Organisers
  • Car Manufacturers
  • Support Equipment and Personal Accessories
  • General Services - Insurance, Media, Travel
  • Collectors
  • Club Associations
  • Vehicle Accessories and Consumables Retailers
  • Volume Components, Engineering and Manufacture
  • Workshop and Storage Products
  • Classic Car Dealer

Why Exhibit?

Regardless of company size, face-to-face marketing is the most powerful way to collect qualified leads, drive sales and build relationships with new and existing customers. In an increasingly competitive market, exhibitions allow companies to mark themselves ahead of their competition through a highly personal approach. 

 

Have something new and exciting to offer? Then get in touch! The show will provide you with the perfect opportunity to meet face to face with your current customers and give you exposure to thousands of new ones.

Exhibiting at the show

Exhibiting Options

Trade stands suit core-to-the-market companies requiring a high profile presence and are proved to suit any company who may not be directly involved in the classic motoring market, but are attracted to our superb audience profile. 

Trade Stands 

Shell Scheme
This is a ready built stand you can simply 'move in' to and furnish with your branding, products, etc. It includes the floor space, carpets, walls and name fascia. £175 + VAT per m²

Space Only
This is exactly as it sounds, just the floor space. This type of stand suits companies/brands that prefer to build their entire stand from the ground up. Minimum stand size = 6m². £155 + VAT per m²

Restoration 

Populated by companies offering all manners of restoration products and services; from tools, to trim, from plating to painting, from a small job to a full 'ground-up' restoration. If your company retails restoration products or offers a restoration service, this area is for you. 
£80 + VAT per m²
Minimum stand size: 25m² for product retailers or 6m² for service providers.
 

 

Dealers

Many dealers choose to make this event their showroom every year, and with good reason. Car sales at the show are historically very strong. We invite dealers offering quality vehicles (catering to all price ranges) to apply. When selecting the required space we recommend allowing 15m² (5m x 3m) per car. All dealers stands include carpet. 
£65 + VAT per m²

Car Clubs

Each year the show welcomes hundreds of classic vehicle clubs to fill halls with their wonderful marques. Each and every club and their members bring so much joy and knowledge along with their beautiful vehicles. We aim to represent a broad range of marques and models so visitors can be sure to find their favourites.
Applications have now closed for the 2021 Edition
If your club is keen on restoring vehicles and helping others keep your marque on the road, we would still love to hear from you so we can keep you informed when applications open for 2022, email clubs@clarionevents.com

Autojumble

The autojumble is extremely important to this market. Autojumbles up and down the country keep the trade in rare old parts, books, manuals, badges (and a myriad of other items) going. This area is always thriving, always delivers superb sales for our regular 'jumblers' and sells out early!
From £135 for 4x2m stand

Classic Trader Village and Small Business

This area is designed as a budget option for small traders offering new classic motoring based products. Like the autojumble this is a market-style area, but presents a superb opportunity for smaller companies.
From £205 for 3x3m stand

Marketing & Promotion

As an exhibitor you will benefit from the extensive marketing campaign in place to promote the show to enthusiasts.
The sooner you confirm your place the more time you can take to make the most of this.

Opportunities include

Company Listing in the Exhibitor Directory


Your profile can include information on your products and services, with accompanying images, contact information and links to your website and social media.

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Promotion in social media, newsletters and PR programme


Engage with the marketing and PR team on what you are planning to offer at the show. Newsworthy content can be featured in the regular email newsletters, social media posts and press releases distributed to all the key motoring publications.

Find out more about our Monthly Motors Offers emails

Marketing materials to help you promote your stand


The Exhibitor Marketing Hub gives you access to a wide range of assets from flyers, banners, logos and ticket competition information to help you clearly broadcast your involvement at the show to your current and prospective clients.

Branding & Sponsorship

Branding and sponsorship provide the opportunity to have a stand-out presence in the pre-show marketing campaign, as well as options for high visibility around the halls across the weekend for Sponsors. These provide you the chance to align your brand as a leading name and engage with our audience, build brand awareness and develop your sales, marketing and database.

A variety of bespoke Spoonsorship packages are available for your brand to maximise your presence at the Show or you can take advantage of a number of our Branding opportunities.
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See Current Sponsors

Make an Enquiry

If you are a commerical company or trader interested in viewing a floor plan, booking a stand or talking to the Sales team about exhibiting or sponsorship options please complete our Exhibiting Form below and a member of the sales team will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can contact the Sales team below:

Robbie McBride - Sales Manager
+44 (0)20 7384 8062  |  robbie.mcbride@clarionevents.com 

Helen Morton - Classic Trader Village and Autojumble Sales ​
+44 (0)7545 160353  |  morvisevents@yahoo.co.uk

If you are a Club interested in taking part, please see details of how to apply in the Clubs section above.

Make an enquiry

If you're a commercial company or trader interested in exhibiting at the show, or looking to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please complete our contact form below and a member of the team will be in touch. If you are club interested in taking part please see details of how to apply above.