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The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show brings together a mix of inspirational restoration advice, hands-on demonstrations and must-have products.

Be it individuals restoring a classic in their garage, those looking for classic vehicle services or simply anyone who loves classic cars, this is the show for them. Widely known as the 'friendly classic car show', it brings all types of enthusiasts together.

Why Exhibit?

Regardless of company size, face-to-face marketing is the most powerful way to collect qualified leads, drive sales and build relationships with new and existing customers. In an increasingly competitive market, exhibitions allow companies to mark themselves ahead of their competition through a highly personal approach. 

Have something new and exciting to offer? Then get in touch! The show will provide you with the perfect opportunity to meet face to face with your current customers and give you exposure to thousands of new ones.

The Classic Car & Restoration Show provides superb sales opportunities for any company offering motoring based products and/or services for trade and consumers including:

  • Classic Car & Bike Dealers

  • Auction Houses

  • Restoration Services

  • Parts and Tools

  • Insurance and Finance

  • Garage, Workshop or Storage Solutions

  • Car Care/Detailing Products

  • Automotive Accessories

  • Motoring Events & Activities and Travel Services

  • Performance or Safety Products

  • Lubricants, Fuels, Oils

  • Clothing and Accessories

  • Memorabilia, Models, Art and Books

Who Attends?

The last edition saw 28,500+ enthusiasts, experts and pure car lovers, exploring the halls over the three days of the show.

Key Stats

  • 95% Male
  • The average age is 52 years old
  • 72% are ABC1
  • The average household income is £47,000
  • 64% are members of a classic vehicle club
  • 79% go to events or show their cars at events
  • They spend 11 hours per week working on their cars in the summer and 8 hours per week in the winter
  • They own 2 cars - one of which is a project car
  • 80% state they will visit the show again

Exhibiting Options

Trade stands suit core-to-the-market companies requiring a high profile presence and are proved to suit any company who may not be directly involved in the classic motoring market, but are attracted to our superb audience profile. 

Trade Stands

Shell Scheme

This is a ready built stand you can simply 'move in' to and furnish with your branding, products, etc. It includes the floor space, carpets, walls and name fascia. 

£183 + VAT per m²

Space Only

This is exactly as it sounds, just the floor space. This type of stand suits companies/brands that prefer to build their entire stand from the ground up. Minimum stand size = 6m².

 £162 + VAT per m²


Populated by companies offering all manners of restoration products and services; from tools, to trim, from plating to painting, from a small job to a full 'ground-up' restoration. If your company retails restoration products or offers a restoration service, this area is for you. 

£84 + VAT per m²

Minimum stand size: 25m² for product retailers or 6m² for service providers.


Many dealers choose to make this event their showroom every year, and with good reason. Car sales at the show are historically very strong. We invite dealers offering quality vehicles (catering to all price ranges) to apply. When selecting the required space we recommend allowing 15m² (5m x 3m) per car. All dealers stands include carpet. 

£70 + VAT per m²


The autojumble is extremely important to this market. Autojumbles up and down the country keep the trade in rare old parts, books, manuals, badges (and a myriad of other items) going. This area is always thriving, always delivers superb sales for our regular 'jumblers' and sells out early!

From £145 + VAT for 4x2m stand

Classic Trader Village

This area is designed as a budget option for small traders offering new classic motoring based products. Like the autojumble this is a market-style area, but presents a superb opportunity for smaller companies.

From £215 + VAT for 3x3m stand

Car Clubs

The show welcomes hundreds of classic car clubs who fill the halls with their wonderful marques each year. Each and every club, with their members, bring so much joy and knowledge, along with their beautiful vehicles. We aim to represent a broad range of marques and models so visitors can be sure to find their favourites.

The ideal club stand includes a vehicle in need of restoration, one being worked on at the show and one in excellent restored condition.  We encourage all clubs to present some form of live work on their stand, by displaying a restoration skill, working on a current project car or demonstrating a maintenance/servicing activity. 

To be considered for a club stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2025, complete the club application form by 10 October 2024 at:

Other Opportunities

We also have a number of branding and sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors and non-exhibiting businesses. If you would like to find out more visit our Sponsorship page

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What our exhibitors say:

  • "A restoration show for serious restorers'"
  • "Perfect start of the season, meeting up again with friends after a long winter, plus the opportunity to do some work on vehicles to attract even more interest from passing visitors. "
  • "This is the biggest and the best restoration show in the UK!"

Submit an enquiry

If you are a commercial company or trader interested in viewing a floor plan, booking a stand or talking to the Sales team about exhibiting or sponsorship options please complete our enquiry form below and a member of the sales team will be in touch.

Practical Classics

Headline Sponsor

Lancaster Insurance

Official Show Partners

Classic Car Auctions

PGVM logo

Footman James logo


Detailing Partner


Lubricant Partner

Classic Car Weekly

In Association With

Classic Cars