2019 Show News

BIGGEST AND BEST SHOW EVER – SPRING SUNSHINE BRINGS CARS, STARS AND ENTHUSIASTS TO THE NEC RESTORATION SHOW
This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, was bigger and better in every way with more halls, more clubs and more visitors than ever before.
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WINNERS CELEBRATED AT THE NATIONAL CAR CLUB AWARDS,  IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOURISM IRELAND
The winners of the 2019 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, were revealed at a glittering awards dinner, hosted by Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer on Saturday 23 March, celeb...
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OVER 190 CLASSIC CARS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER
The forthcoming sale will see a wide variety of “everyman classics” from Austin to a Model Y van, Aston Martin to Rolls Royce with cars at no reserve to estimates of £50,000 and above.   ...
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British GT Jaguar F-Type driver, Paul Vice, to join club stand
The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is excited to announce that British GT driver, Paul Vice will be available for interviews from 13.30 on Friday 22 March at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Rest...
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SPRING FINALISTS REVEALED FOR  LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
The 20 finalists in the first Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership of 2019 have been revealed ahead of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NE...
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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 Live Stage features Practical Classics restoration challenge, motoring celebrities and experts providing tips and advice on all things regarding restoration and maintaining classic cars.
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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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'Clubbing Together' for a great cause
Cavalier and Chevette Club Members “Clubbed together” to raise funds to purchase WNA 258S, a 1978 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1900 Automatic “WINNIE” and here's why...
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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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Land Rover Line Up Includes a Brilliant Display of Discoverys
In the mid 1980s, a new Land Rover model was being designed under the code name Project Jay, subsequently named Discovery
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Rolls-Royce restoration rolls on!
You’ll always expect to see spectacular cars at the show and there’s one in particular that must catch your eye.
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An Epic Restoration
You expect to see a lot of things on a hill, in Wales, but not an Aston Martin DB4 rotting in a corrugated cow shed.
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Bluebell’s big reveal
The car that classic enthusiasts saved from scrappage is road legal at last and it’s coming to the PC Resto Show!
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CCA OFFERS FOR AUCTION THE BEST OF BRITISH CARS
The Classic Car Auction (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, will feature a number British classics to go under the hammer...
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100 YEAR CELEBRATIONS OF THE ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY MARQUE
As part of the 100 year celebrations of the Armstrong Siddeley marque, the Armstrong Siddeley owners club will be continuing the restoration of Sir Malcolm Campbells Hurricane. ...
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1902 James and Browne to display at the show
Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles in stand 5-060 will be displaying a 1902 James and Browne - one of only two left in the world! ...
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MODERN CLASSICS FROM RENAULT, NOBLE AND ASTON MARTIN TO FEATURE IN CCA MARCH SALE
A number of special modern classics will feature in the Classic Car Auction (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery. ...
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RESTORER OF THE YEAR GRAND FINAL RETURNS TO PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY
The grand final of the Restorer of the Year will make a return to this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 22-24 March with ...
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A MINI ITALIAN BIRTHDAY AT CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS’s PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC AND RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY SALE
The Classic Car Auction (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Restoration Show, is set to feature four classic Minis marking special moments in the marques 60th anniversary ...
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FINALISTS REVEALED FOR THE NATIONAL CAR CLUB AWARDS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOURISM IRELAND
The finalists for the 2019 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, have been revealed as the esteemed panel of judges have trawled through the nominations, with more clubs than ...
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Classic Car Auction Top Six Picks
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery is expecting a huge array of lots in Classic Car Auctions first sale of the year and 100% of them are on our list to own. Unfortu...
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Truly Scrumptious! Join Caractacus Pott, in his shed with Chitty, on the Practical Classics stand
Some 50 years on from its chart-topping success of the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is being celebrated on the Practical Classics stand with a virtually perfect recreation of the original car from th...
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FIRST FIVE FINALISTS FOR LANCASTER INSURANCE  PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SPRING FINAL REVEALED
The first Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership final of 2019 is shaping up to be one of most hotly-contested yet, and as anticipation builds ahead of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restora...
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Jowett Car Club Promises to be a hub of activities at Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery
The worlds oldest one-make car club are once again returning to the Restoration Show at the NEC with stand that promises to be nothing short of a hive of activity.
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Sporting Bears to celebrate 30th Anniversary at NEC Restoration Show
Founded in 1989, Sporting Bears has raised over £2.3 million for children's charities far and wide whilst also providing fantastic experiences to people across the UK. ...
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50s and 70s to be represented at the show in March by SIMCA Club UK
SIMCA Club UK plans to bring along an array of classics to the show in March, most of which have some interesting collaborations.
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The Morgan Sports Car Club To Celebrate Morgan Motor Company 110 Anniversary At The Show
This year the Morgan Sports Car Club will be celebrating 110 years since HFS Morgan made his first car which was a  three wheeled cyclecar in 1909. The following year he made his first commercially a...
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Motor rescued from an American scrapyard and brought back home
This TR6 has traveled far and wide and will be making its show debut at the show in March - will it run off the Discovery Live Stage?
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MORE CLUBS THAN EVER ON SHOW AS NEC RESTORATION SHOW CONTINUES TO EXPAND
Next year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, is set to be a record breaker as it will be the biggest yet! Another hall is being added, increasing the show by 20...
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2018 Show News

Stunning results show strong demand for ‘everyman’ classics
Classic Car Auctions held its biggest sale of the year last weekend at the show, where 130 out of 161 classic cars on offer were sold, resulting in an impressive 81% sales rate.
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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, breaks all records
This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, broke all records – record crowds, record number of cars and clubs, record fundraising and more restoration and rus...
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Marvellous Marques Head For Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership Spring Final
The final line-up of the spring final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership has been revealed ahead of the show, this weekend – and it’s a fantastic mix of marvellous marques!
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The National Street Rod Association joins for the first time!
The National Street Rod Association will be exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, for the first time this year.
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Restorer of the Year
Never buy a car that's just a box of bits, the experts always tell us. All sorts of parts might be missing, and you'll have no feel for what the car was like before it came apart, but that didn’t st...
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Over 160 classics at CCA’s bumper sale at the NEC
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will hold its biggest sale of the year on 24th and 25th March at the NEC, Birmingham with more than 160 ‘everyman’ classics on offer at the Practical Classics Classic ...
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UK’s rarest classics for auction with CCA
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will offer enthusiasts the chance to own some of the rarest classics to be found in the UK at its upcoming sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show ...
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Best of rust to the UK's biggest gathering of barn finds
The UK’s biggest gathering of ‘Barn Finds’ will see 20 classics in various conditions showcased in the Carole Nash Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show,...
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Classics Cars Epic Restoration
When Peter Neumark pulled the covers off this unique Pinin Farina-bodied Jaguar XK120 at Pebble Beach concours in August, it marked the end of a two-year voyage of painstaking research and restoration...
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Baroness Jean Denton's lost marathon MGB restored
An iconic rally MGB that contested the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon is to return to the limelight after 50 years thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the MG Car Club’s MGB Register. Rescued fr...
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Cos you’re worth it – Fast Ford heaven at CCA sale
The next Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale at the NEC will see twenty-one Fast Fords, ranging from Escorts to Capris to Fiestas to Sierras, go under the hammer.
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No job too big for the Gay Classic Car Group!
The Gay Classic Car Group has set its members a massive challenge as they plan to work on not one car at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, but eight cars, all v...
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Restored Alfa Romeo Montreal returns to Classic Car Auctions
An exemplary 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal, previously sold by Silverstone Auctions in 2013, has emerged from a recent £28,000 restoration and will be offered for sale by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the...
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‘Festival of Britain’ Allard in fine fettle with Mercury Engine
After displaying the fabulous Mercury V8 engine on their stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, last year, the Allard Owners Club is going one better this ye...
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Ready to rumble, ready to race...
The West Berks Classic Vehicle Club will showcase its ongoing project at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and restoration Show, with Discovery. The Club plans to not only build a competiti...
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Youngtimers face off in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Spring Final
The Spring Final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership is looking to be the toughest competition yet as the ‘youngtimers’ face off at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration S...
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Meguiar’s brings the shine to the NEC
You may need to wear sunglasses when you visit the Meguiar’s stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC, at they bring two stunning shi...
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Sporting Bear's offering rare Dream Rides
The one thing guaranteed to be in the Sporting Bears’ Dream Rides Garage at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, is a rare find – with this year’s event off...
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The ‘Wild’ Rover rediscovered
John Webb’s 1962 Rover P4 100 will be dragged out of the run down garage where it was discovered and brought into the bright lights of the NEC and the Carole Nash Barn Find display.
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Triumph Dolomite Club take on ‘Rescue’ Challenge
After rescuing an original 1972 Dolomite from being scrapped after the original owner passed away last year, members of the Triumph Dolomite Club have set themselves quite a challenge as they plan to ...
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Rare Saab 92 prototype makes UK debut at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery
A rare Saab 92 prototype, one of three surviving examples left in the world, will make its UK debut at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC fr...
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Rock star cars to hit right note at CCA sale
Two cars previously owned by rock star royalty – the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb and Status Quo’s Francis Rossi – are being sold by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Practical Classics Classic Car an...
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More Motoring Celebrities have been added to the show line-up!
The stars of two brand new motoring TV shows will be joining us at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. Drew Pritchard and Paul Cowland of Salvage Hunters: Classi...
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First Finalists in Spring Pride Revealed
The first finalists who will be looking to win the hearts and votes of visitors in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition have been confirmed.
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Carole Nash sponsors Barn Find Display
This year’s gathering of rediscovered treasures at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, will be sponsored by Carole Nash Insurance. Featuring around 20 classics t...
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Practical Classics takes on its biggest restoration of a classic to date for NEC
The team from Practical Classics will take on its biggest restoration of a classic to date at the 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, when it returns to Birming...
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CCA hosting their biggest ever sale at Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show in 2018
Following the success of its debut sale at the Practical Classics Car & Restoration Show in 2017, Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will return to the show in 2018 with another two-day classic car auctio...
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2017 Show News

Rust and rarities bring the crowds to the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017
A superb collection of ‘rust and rarities’ brought in a record number of classic motoring enthusiasts in the Birmingham’s NEC for the fourth outing of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Re...
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Winners of the National Car Club Awards 2017 revealed at glittering prize giving
The winners of the 2017 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, were announced on Saturday 1 April in an emotionally charged evening where there were tears and standing ovations...
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Lancaster Insurance announces Mike vs Ant ‘Charity Build Off’ initiative
Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce a new initiative for 2017 with two classic car ‘heavyweights’, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, going head to head for charity. 
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BMW record at CCA's biggest ever sale
Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show was a huge success and saw 75 per cent of the cars on offer successfully hammered away for a total s...
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Vintage adventures celebrated at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced that it will be celebrating the reasons for restoring by displaying a restored 1934 Mark II Aston Martin at the NEC Practical Clas...
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Modern classics feature in UK's biggest Barn Find display at NEC
Classic cars of the 1980s are currently undergoing an upsurge in popularity, with enthusiasts unearthing examples wherever they can find them. No wonder then that the Practical Classics Classic Car &a...
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​Rare Y Type set to draw the crowds at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
A gleaming MG Y Type will be displayed in pride of place on the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance stand at the show to celebrate 70 years since the rare model was launched.
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Britain's fastest pick-up truck for sale
A 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck with over 900bhp will be going under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 1s...
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Epic Restorations at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
This M1 – registered 255 BMW – on BMW’s press fleet is arguably the most famous roadgoing M1 of all, having been assigned to BMW GB by the factory. 
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Jaguar E-Type abandoned for 20 years
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will auction a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixedhead Coupé barn find, one of the greatest sports cars of all time, at its biggest ever sale taking place at the Practical Cl...
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Jaw Dropping Jowetts
The Jowett Car Club returns to the NEC with multiple awards for the magnificent live working on its stand – and it looks like it's members still have more room in the trophy cabinet as not only are ...
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1959 Austin A35 on display in 2017's Barn Find display
This gorgeous little 1959 Austin A35 has been discovered just in time to feature in the UK’s biggest Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.
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Sahara crossing Citroen 2CV seeks new home
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) has consigned a rare 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara with an unusual, globetrotting past to its biggest ever sale taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.
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Preserved 1980 MGB GT to take auction-goers back in time
A 1980 MG B GT in time-warp condition with an incredibly low mileage will be offered by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) in its biggest sale ever on 1st and 2nd April at the NEC, Birmingham.
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New Document File will transform classic car history.
A brand new classic car history file, designed to set a new industry standard in formalising the way in which a cars history is documented, will be launched at the Practical Classics’ Classic Car an...
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Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Reveals Restoration Favourites at NEC
There is a common theme amongst the first finalists selected for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition – they all have fantastic restoration stories to share. Ideal then that the co...
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More new clubs join the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show will welcome more classic car clubs than ever before with over 130 groups attending, including 26 clubs making their show debut at Birmingham’...
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Classic Car Auctions debuts at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its first auction of 2017 at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. Hosting the sale at the event for th...
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