Following the postponement announcement of the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, event organisers have rescheduled for August 7 – 9 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.
After week’s of extensive discussions, show partners decided it was safer to postpone the popular event with Clarion Events Ltd now rescheduling the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery for August 7 – 9 at the original venue of the NEC in Birmingham.
Things however may change with news this week that London’s ExCel has been commandeered for hospital use with around 4000 beds being installed. The NEC has also been earmarked for ‘pop-up’ after Crufts has taken place, along with Manchester Central Convention Centre.
Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date with further updates if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. Ticket holders are advised to check the website and social media channels as well as monitor their inbox for newsletters.
However, things will be a little different for the official auction partner, Classic Car Auctions. This year, bidding will be staggered over 16 days, from Saturday 28 March, hosted by online bidding partner, Proxibid.
Self Isolation Help
The Petersen Automotive Museum has launched a series of and digital tours for everyone to enjoy whilst dealing with the trials and tribulations of the self-isolation beginning with the Head of State/Hollywood Vault virtual tour.
The tour delivers a wealth of interesting facts, anecdotes and figures to the viewer including how Elvis Presley purchased the legendary yellow De Tomaso Pantera for his then-girlfriend Linda Thompson, then following an argument, subsequently runs out of Graceland to drive off but the car doesn’t start. He then kicks the car then pulls a 38 revolver out his sock and proceeds to shoot the Pantera three times which can be seen on the steering wheel in the video.
Other Hollywood star cars include Tom Selleck’s Ferrari 308 from the series Magnum PI, Katharine Hepburn’s Chrysler Imperial, Herbie, the ‘hero’ Thunderbird that featured in The Birds and that villainous Plymouth Fury which became famous for killing anyone who threatened ‘Christine’.
You can visit the tour of the vaults via this link.