The Workshop sponsored by Skill Shack

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show was a proud partner with the specialised team at Leeds City College hosts of the 'Workshop' at 2017's show, lead by Course Tutor Michael Coman & sponsored by Skill Shack. The experts from Leeds City College returned to man our Workshop, sponsored by Skill Shack, where you could enjoy the demonstrations and expert advice throughout the weekend.

Course tutor Mike Coman and the team offered a daily schedule of fascinating demonstrations, focusing on developing your practical bodywork skills to help you improve your techniques and show you new ways of working.  Dedicated insights were given on tasks such as lead loading, wheeling and panel work that will help you complete all your restoration tasks when you get back to your home garage. 

Mike and the team also held demonstrations covering popular topics, aimed at both novices and advanced restorers, where they gave in-depth advice and offer a dedicated Q&A opportunity at the end of each demo.

Visitors were free to ask advice on specific jobs, restoration tasks and any other motoring mechanical advice needed. 

Leeds City College runs courses covering all aspects classic car bodywork restoration. Described as “one of the best places in the UK to learn the art of restoration” by Practical Classics, Britain’s best-selling classic car magazine this is the best way to discover what they (and you) can do.

With a highly respected international reputation for delivering Classic Car Restoration and attract students from all over the UK and abroad, the Classic Car Restoration department is focused on hands-on learning, working with vehicles in the College’s extensive workshops and on high quality restoration projects in conjunction with some of the industry’s leading suppliers and services.

Leeds City College is able to offer specialist training in all aspects of Vehicle Restoration, focusing mainly on Wheeling, Body Panel Fabrication, Welding, Paint Refinishing and Mechanical and Electrical Repairs. Its specialised courses are of regional and national importance and attract students from all over the world.

The College’s Classic Car Restoration provision is held in such esteem that a team from the College runs the Restoration Theatre each year at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham NEC, the UK’s biggest event of its kind and returns to the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show to offer the same experience for our visitors.

Skill Shack with Practical Classics is THE place for the car DIY enthusiast – the ultimate gateway to finding knowledge on restoring, maintaining and enjoying your classic car. Each online course is presented by a restoration expert and consists of five video classes, plus downloadable bonus material, providing the step-by-step guidance you need to get the job done properly. Click here to have a look today