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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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Practical Classics Classic World, with Discovery
This all-new concept for 2020 incorporates with five interactive areas Barn Finds Revisited, Work in Progress, PC Staff Car Sagas and the Live Stage.
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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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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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