The Workshop, sponsored by Skill Shack
A hub of activity at the show is always The Workshop, sponsored by Skill Shack, and this year's show was no different. Every day of the show, the workshop attracted big crowds with many sessions having standing room only, and for good reason. Mike Coman and his expert team from Gilbert-Michaelson run various sessions throughout the day covering topics focusing on lead loading, panel work, using hand tools and the wheeling machine and paint polishing and how to remove defects. Vital skills for anyone working on their own restoration project or own a classic.
As with all features of the show, this isn’t just a sit back and watch feature, Mike and the team encouraged visitors to speak to them and ask any questions about maintaining and restoring classics.
This year for the first time, Wheeler Dealers' Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead made an appearance holding a Q&A session giving visitors even more opportunity to get hints and tips from some of the best in the business.
Gilbert-Michaelson was established in 2015 by Steve Gilbertson and Michael Coman drawing upon their combined 40+ years' experience of restoring classic cars and teaching people the skills required to restore classic cars at the country's leading college for restoration skills. Offering a high quality personalised service to all of their clients, both new and returning, their skills range from body shop work and paint refurbishing to mechanical expertise.
Learn more about Gilbert-Michaelson Automotive Restorations and head to their site here.