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Always a hub of activity at the show, the Workshop attracts crowds with many sessions having standing room only, and for good reason. 

Mike Coman and his expert team from Gilbert-Michaelson run various sessions throughout the day covering topics focusing on lead loading, panel work, and paint polishing and how to remove defects. Vital skills for anyone working on their own restoration project or own a classic. 

As with all features of the show, this isn’t just a sit back and watch feature, Mike and the team encouraged visitors to speak to them and ask any questions about maintaining and restoring classics.

About Gilbert-Michaelson

Gilbert-Michaelson was established in 2015 by Steve Gilbertson and Michael Coman drawing upon their combined 40+ years' experience of restoring classic cars and teaching people the skills required to restore classic cars at the country's leading college for restoration skills. Offering a high quality personalised service to all of their clients, both new and returning, their skills range from body shop work and paint refurbishing to mechanical expertise. 

Learn more about Gilbert-Michaelson Automotive Restorations and head to their website

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