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09 Feb 2024

Restoration and Motoring TV Experts Join the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
Restoration and Motoring TV Experts Join the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show will welcome restoration experts Ant Anstead and Dominic Chinea along with presenter and collector Paul Cowland to Birmingham’s NEC from 22-24 March 2024.

Former Wheeler Dealers mechanic Ant Anstead is known for showcasing his amazing restoration and fabrication skills on TV. From creating the ‘third wing’ on the Ford Escort Cosworth to rejuvenating the Radford brand with Jenson Button, Ant has a passion for design and brings all his skills together with incredible results.

Ant, who will appear all three days, will share stories from his career as well as sharing expert advice with enthusiasts.

On Saturday, Ant will be joined by Dom Chinea, best known for his master metal work in BBC’s The Repair Shop. He also fronted Make It At Market, supporting amateur makers to turn their passion and skills into a viable business.

Dom is an advocate of heritage crafts, and his passions include restoring anything with wheels including his barn find Porsche 356 and Triumph Tiger 90, which you can follow on his YouTube channel. He is the proud owner of Ranalah Ltd and has started manufacturing this English wheeling machine again determined to celebrate all the history the company has been involved with.

With an eclectic collection of classic and retro cars, Paul Cowland is best known for restoring vehicles with Drew Pritchard on Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars. He also hosts Motor Pickers with builder-restorer Helen Stanley, who help buyers find their dream car. Paul will appear at the show all three days.

All of the guests will be appearing in the Practical Classics World, offering advice and being interviewed on the Your Shout Stage. There will also be a chance for visitors to get autographs and selfies as they visit different areas of the show.

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is held 22-24 March 2024 at Birmingham’s NEC with tickets now on sale. For more information as well as the ticket prices and booking details, visit

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