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Practical Classics Classic World

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Classic World brings together four key ingredients of owning a classic vehicle, from driving it to restoring it, taking you on the full journey through the below.

Classic World Live Stage

The stage brings together a host of the UK's best restorers and master mechanics to discuss the hot topics for classic car enthusiasts.

Previous conversations have covered restoration vs preservation, MOT Exemptions and electrification, plus much more!

Our celebrity guests

Work in Progress

This year, the feature pays tribute to designer, Tom Karen, with a special weekend revival of arguably his most successful car design, the Reliant Scimitar.  The Practical Classics team, Reliant Owner’s Club and selected specialists will attempt to take an SE6a from barn find condition to concours perfection in just three days.

The SE6a was originally partly restored and then parked up in a barn in 2012: it hasn’t moved since. Now, the time has come to see if the car can reach the next level in just three days.

You can find out if the team get anywhere near their ambition by coming to see their work in progress at the Classic World live stage. 

PC Staff Car Sagas

The Practical Classics team share their car sagas with visitors at the show. This year will feature six exciting project cars plus the Restorer of the Year winner, as voted for by Practical Classics readers from the 24 cars featured in the magazine feature during 2022.


Barn Finds Revisited

Ever wondered what happened to the vehicles you have seen on our Barn Find display? Well wonder no more! This display showcases cars previously displayed. Any restoration project is hard work but when you’re starting from a barn find… eek! The route to ‘back on the road’ is long and in most cases expensive but the results are sublime!

This year the projects you can explore are:


Practical Classics

Headline Sponsor

Lancaster Insurance

Official Show Partners

Classic Car Auctions

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Detailing Partner


Lubricant Partner

Classic Car Weekly

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