Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event and often hailed as the 'friendly classic car show', over 25,000 enthusiasts will be joining us for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery this year, bringing together all aspects of classic motoring. From barn finds discovered after many years of storage and those project cars that have stalled in an owner’s garage, to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud as punch owners.

2018's show is set to welcome an out of action Austin A30 with only 24,000 miles on the clock and a 1982 BMW 535i MSport in the Carole Nash Barn Find display. Or if shiny classics is more your cup of tea, head over to the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership stand where you can watch beautiful and unique privately owned classics battle it out to win the first place title. Classic Car Auctions will host their biggest ever sale featuring over 200 'every man' cars, and Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead will hold down the fort on the live stage where Practical Classics Editor, Danny Hopkins and his team will take on their biggest show project yet restoring a Citroen 2CV across the three days. Joining the Practical Classics & Wheeler Dealer boys will also be Salvage Hunters Drew Pritchard and Paul Cowland and fresh off the back of his new series premiere, Jimmy De Ville from Goblin Works Garage! You can read more about the exciting features and faces joining us this year here.

Whether you need help and advice from our motoring experts and celebrities, want to buy the tools to do the job yourself or find a specialist restorer who can tackle the work on your behalf you'll be spoilt for choice throughout the show's halls. With cars for sale from both dealers and from Classic Car Auctions, live demonstrations educating even the most expert of restorers at The Workshop, car clubs doing live working on their club stands, plus over 1,000 stunning classics on display - including a rare Saab 92 Prototype, it's the classic celebration inspiring families and enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets are now on sale to Spring's Best Classic Car show so join the classic restoration movement from 23 - 25 March at Birmingham's NEC and book yours today!

1,000 Stunning Classic Cars

Over 1,000 stunning classic cars, from barn finds to councourse quality were on disaply at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, 2018. Ranging from Austins and Fords, to Porsches' and Ferraris with everything in between, visitors were taken on a trip down their classic motoring memory lane. 

Some of the incredible cars on the display at the 2018 show included;

Over 150 Classic Vehicle Clubs

Welcome to the classic vehicle clubs with their stunning restoration and classic vehicle displays.  Classic vehicle clubs remain the life blood of the classic vehicle community. It is club members that work tirelessly to ensure these fantastic marques are not forgotten and remain on our roads as long as possible, so enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy our motoring heritage.


Carole Nash Barn Find

Hidden treasures will be showcased in the UK's biggest Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery

How do you define ‘Barn Find’? To some, it has to be a vehicle covered in four decades worth of dust but to others, it is a car that has lain dormant for many years.  The cars displayed in this year's Carole Nash Barn Find display have been unearthed from garages, sheds, yards and even the bottom of the garden that have been rescued by passionate enthusiasts.  Some remain in the same condition as the day they went into storage while others would be better to ‘rust in peace’. 

The Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery

The Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery is the active heart of the show and we have an amazing line up ready for you. Our three-day rebuild in 2018 will be the most ambitious yet, as ‘team PC’ celebrate 70 years of the 2CV by reviving one of the oldest 2CVs still in existence. The car was collected from a variety of locations in North London and is now being prepared for the show. If completed it will join the Morris Minor lowlight the team built two years ago (the Morris minor also turns 70 in 2018), for a run from the Cowley factory where the Morris was built, to the Paris birthplace of the 2CV. The live stage is also home to our host of celebrity interviews, Q&As, classic car demonstrations and the Practical Classics cavalcade – it’s where things get noisy, so make sure you keep checking the website and Practical Classics Magazine for updates..   

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership celebrates classic cars and their owners, gathering together those enthusiasts with heartwarming stories behind their vehicle that show they are some of the rarest, most unusual and the most cherished cars in the UK. Cars up to the year 2000 are considered - from pre-war to the noughties. The standard of the car is obviously important, but the passion of the owner and the journey the car has gone on is equally, if not more important. 

Trader Village and Autojumble

The classic trader village and Autojumble offers everything you need for the 2018 classic season – be it as a driver, mechanic, crew or an ardent enthusiast. A treasure trove for classic enthusiasts, those tackling restoration projects, or anyone looking for a one-off gift, the popular Autojumble features over 100 stands offering all sorts of parts, spares, tools, prints, model cars and oddments.