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Covering all aspects of classic cars, from 'rust in peace' to restored, revved and ready to go, The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, brings you the latest show news – from the stunning cars on display and the action packed Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery, to the latest vehicles added to the auction line-up and the famous faces joining us over the weekend. We’ll also keep you updated on what our exhibitors, clubs and partners have planned for what is the Spring's Best Classic Car Show. 

 

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Youngtimers face off in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Spring Final

The Spring Final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership is looking to be the toughest competition yet as the ‘youngtimers’ face off at the Practical Classics Classic Car...

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Meguiar’s brings the shine to the NEC

You may need to wear sunglasses when you visit the Meguiar’s stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC, at they bring...

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Sporting Bear's offering rare Dream Rides

The one thing guaranteed to be in the Sporting Bears’ Dream Rides Garage at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, is a rare find –...

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The ‘Wild’ Rover rediscovered

John Webb’s 1962 Rover P4 100 will be dragged out of the run down garage where it was discovered and brought into the bright lights of the NEC and...

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Triumph Dolomite Club take on ‘Rescue’ Challenge

After rescuing an original 1972 Dolomite from being scrapped after the original owner passed away last year, members of the Triumph Dolomite Club have set themselves quite a challenge...

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Rare Saab 92 prototype makes UK debut at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery

A rare Saab 92 prototype, one of three surviving examples left in the world, will make its UK debut at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with...

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Rock star cars to hit right note at CCA sale

Two cars previously owned by rock star royalty – the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb and Status Quo’s Francis Rossi – are being sold by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at...

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More Motoring Celebrities have been added to the show line-up!

The stars of two brand new motoring TV shows will be joining us at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. Drew Pritchard and Paul Cowland...

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First Finalists in Spring Pride Revealed

The first finalists who will be looking to win the hearts and votes of visitors in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition have been confirmed – and amongst...

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Carole Nash sponsors Barn Find Display

This year’s gathering of rediscovered treasures at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, will be sponsored by Carole Nash Insurance. Featuring around 20 classics that...

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Practical Classics takes on its biggest restoration of a classic to date for NEC

The team from Practical Classics will take on its biggest restoration of a classic to date at the 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, when...

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CCA hosting their biggest ever sale at Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show in 2018

Following the success of its debut sale at the Practical Classics Car & Restoration Show in 2017, Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will return to the show in 2018 with...

Rust and rarities bring the crowds to the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017

A superb collection of ‘rust and rarities’ brought in a record number of classic motoring enthusiasts in the Birmingham’s NEC for the fourth outing of the Practical Classics Classic Car...

Winners of the National Car Club Awards 2017 revealed at glittering prize giving

The winners of the 2017 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, were announced on Saturday 1 April in an emotionally charged evening where there were tears and...

Lancaster Insurance announces Mike vs Ant ‘Charity Build Off’ initiative

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce a new initiative for 2017 with two classic car ‘heavyweights’, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, going head to head for charity. The two restoration...

BMW record at CCA’s biggest ever sale

Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show was a huge success and saw 75 per cent of the cars on offer successfully...

Vintage adventures celebrated at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced that it will be celebrating the reasons for restoring by displaying a restored 1934 Mark II Aston Martin at...

Modern classics feature in UK's biggest Barn Find display at NEC

Classic cars of the 1980s are currently undergoing an upsurge in popularity, with enthusiasts unearthing examples wherever they can find them. No wonder then that the Practical Classics Classic Car...

​Rare Y Type set to draw the crowds at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

A gleaming MG Y Type will be displayed in pride of place on the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance stand at the show to celebrate 70 years since the...

Britain’s fastest pick-up truck for sale

A 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck with over 900bhp will be going under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at...

Epic Restorations at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

This M1 – registered 255 BMW – on BMW’s press fleet is arguably the most famous roadgoing M1 of all, having been assigned to BMW GB by the factory. 

Jaguar E-Type abandoned for 20 years

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will auction a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixedhead Coupé barn find, one of the greatest sports cars of all time, at its biggest ever sale...

Jaw Dropping Jowetts

The Jowett Car Club returns to the NEC with multiple awards for the magnificent live working on its stand – and it looks like it's members still have more room...

1959 Austin A35 on display in 2017's Barn Find

This gorgeous little 1959 Austin A35 has been discovered just in time to feature in the UK’s biggest Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show....

Sahara crossing Citroen 2CV seeks new home

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) has consigned a rare 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara with an unusual, globetrotting past to its biggest ever sale taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.

This particular...

Preserved 1980 MG B GT to take auction-goers back in time

 1980 MG B GT in time-warp condition with an incredibly low mileage will be offered by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) in its biggest sale ever on 1st and 2nd April...

New document file will transform classic car history

A brand new classic car history file, designed to set a new industry standard in formalising the way in which a cars history is documented, will be launched at the...

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Reveals Restoration Favourites at NEC

There is a common theme amongst the first finalists selected for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition – they all have fantastic restoration stories to share. Ideal then that...

More new clubs join The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show will welcome more classic car clubs than ever before with over 130 groups attending, including 26 clubs making their show debut at...

Classic Car Auctions debuts at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its first auction of 2017 at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show.

Hosting the sale at...