Show Features

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. 



The Workshop sponsored by Skill Shack

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, is a proud partner with the specialised team at Gilbert-Michaelson - The Workshop is hosted of  by Co-founderTutor Michael Coman & sponsored by Skill Shack. The experts from Gilbert-Michaelson return to man our Workshop, sponsored by Skill Shack, where you can enjoy the demonstrations and expert advice throughout the weekend.

Classic Car Auctions

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) hosted its debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, 2017 in Hall 10 with not one, but a two-day weekend sale on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April. Undoubtedly its best catalogue ever, 200 cars spanning more than 76 years went under the hammer.

Sporting Bear's Dream Rides

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, are thrilled to work with the Sporting Bears again in 2018. What better way is there to raise money for charity than by taking a ten mile passenger ride in the car of your dreams? 

‘Dream Rides’, run by charity organisation The Sporting Bears Motor Club, offers visitors the opportunity to jump into and experience some of the most spectacular cars in the world, and all you have to do is donate to a wonderful cause. In exchange for a charitable donation, you can pick from the cars in the 'Dream Rides' garage which car you would like to take a ten-mile passenger ride in - the size of the donation depends on the car you choose.