The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) will introduce its brand-new Skills Zone at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show. Supporting the classic car movement for many years, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) will deliver help and advice on the practical aspects of classic car ownership.
FBHVC Practical Workshop Demonstrations
Bringing together Federation partners and businesses with practical workshop demonstrations, the FBHVC Skills Zone will feature training sessions led by the Heritage Skills Academy Training Director, Steve Beaumont.
Visitors to the FBHVC stand will be able to enjoy a series of ten-minute tutorials followed by 20 minutes of hands-on experience. Dealing with subjects important to anyone involved in the maintenance or restoration of classic vehicles, the sessions will cover aspects such as tyres and electrical fault-finding.
Joining the innovation will be resident trimmer at Bicester Heritage, Harry Fraser Vehicle Upholstery, who will be showing how budding restorers can achieve perfect results with their own classic.
Specialists Clement & Boggis will also be on hand to demonstrate the art of ‘wheeling’ which, as many classic car enthusiasts will know, involves the skilled use of an English Wheel to form body panels and repair sections.
King Dick Tools will also be delivering a session guaranteed to be of interest to anyone working on classic vehicles. In existence since 1856 and the only spanner manufacturer in the UK, Managing Director Griff Roberts will be giving a talk on choosing the right tools for a job and how to use them correctly.
As you may have read previously, this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show will see a new interactive ‘Classic World’ feature introduced in a bid to celebrate all the factors of owning a classic vehicle. Those elements will be broken essentially into 4 learning segments; Work in Progress, Staff Car Sagas, Barn Finds Revisited, and the Classic World Stage (all you need to know about everything important).
An undoubted star of the FBHVC stand will be the Alvis TC21 recently acquired by the Federation’s Research Director, Paul Chasney. Visitors to the show will be able to vote for whether the car is preserved or subjected to restoration. The Alvis will be joined on the stand by an early Citroen 2CV and a racing VW Beetle.
Visitors to the Birmingham NEC can head along to the stand in Hall 5 to enjoy everything it has to offer and to show their support.
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, is held 27-29 March 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. For more information as well as the ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necrestorationshow.com.