Visiting the show

Hailed the ‘friendliest of car shows’, this truly is Spring’s best classic car show. A brilliant part of the classic car season, the show attracts over 28,000 visitors across 3 days, and bring's together all aspects of classic motoring. From live restoration projects to pristine classics, walking through the halls definitely rekindle memories for visitors. It's a weekend all about rusty barn finds, concourse quality classics and everything in between.

The heart and soul of the classic car community is without doubt car clubs, and the same goes for the show. With over 150 car clubs gracing the halls of the NEC, visitors always have the opportunity to watch what it takes to keep our beloved classics running with all kinds of live restoration demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend.

Why you should join us


With over 1,000 classics on display in varying conditions, this is the perfect place to see where you stand. There will be everything from rusty wrecks and crystal-cut classics so this is sure to give you a few ideas for your project.

Not only will the motors themselves provide you with some inspiration, but the vast range of products being brought along is sure to get that oil pumping.

The show is visited by over 28,000 enthusiasts who all engage with one another. The exhibitors could have that one product that will help you with your way and club members may just have worked on the motor you're needing to finish - so ask away and chat.

You may also notice that the clubs are encouraged to work live on the cars they bring along. Don't be shy, the members may allow you to get involved!

There may be hundreds of cars but we've got thousands of experts coming along too. This means, no matter what the resto question, you'll be able to ask someone at the show!

There will be industry experts, motoring celebrities and club members who all have time to encourage you to get that project back up and running.

From discovering, learning and engaging with everything at the show across the weekend, we're sure you'll be able to find that spark to finish your project or complete that maintenance.

You never know, the work you complete in the following months may mean you're displaying at the Classic Motor Show, in March the following year!

to help you on your journey


From access to where to eat and more, find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here.

See all ticket information including advance and on the day pricing and the different ways you can book.

Find all the information you need to get the best deals on hotels and travel for your visit to the show.

With businesses and clubs from all over the UK, each represents such a vital part of the industry - check them out!

There's so much you can see and do when you visit the show. Learning from club members, watching live restoration work demos and more!

Stay up to date with the latest show news and updates throughout the year. Be the first to know when tickets go on sale!

Have a question about the show? Get in touch with a member of the team and we'll point you in the right direction.