With only three days and counting until the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2019 opens its doors at the Birmingham NEC its time to deliberate, cogitate and digest that all important show guide.
This year’s line up will include over 1300 classic cars, 170 clubs and over 350 exhibitors packed into the National Exhibition Centre.
The show also welcomes back Wheeler Dealing extraordinaire Mike Brewer, minus side-kick Ant Anstead, who is otherwise engaged.
Other celebrities will include Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars dynamic duo pairing, Paul Cowland and the flat cap wizard Drew Pritchard, delivering their experiences and latest gossip surrounding the upcoming ‘new series’.
Another stunning attraction will be the Truly Scrumptious GEN II replica originally spotted in the iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Creator Richard Skinner will be carrying some ongoing restoration techniques in Hall 5.
Remember the Pride Of Ownership competition now has its 20 finalists, which you can vote for via filling a form out in Hall 5.
- Annie Lloyd’s 1961 Bond
Minicar Model 9
- Arthur Dewberry’s 1925 Ford
Model T Truck
- Dave Parsons’ 1968 Ford
- Eric Coolen’s 1981 Volkswagen
- Ian Thompson’s 1971 Ford
- Jane Aaron’s 1980 Ford
- John Selfridge’s 1970 Rover
- John Smith’s 1964 Volkswagen
Type 2 Deluxe Microbus
- Paul White’s 1992 Mazda
- Robert Nauer’s 1970 Dodge
- Sammie Jo Webster’s 1992
Toyota Starlet GT Turbo
- Steven Horne’s 1988 Volkswagen
Polo Ranger 1.3 Mk2
- Tom Morley’s 1989 Austin Metro
- Richard Grant’s 1990 Rover 216
- Tanya Field’s 1994 Austin
- Roger Bovingdon’s 1973 Citroen
- Dave Tassell’s 1972 Austin
- Steve Doye’s 1973 Fiat
- George Loveridge’s 1969
- Thomas Bradley’s 1974 Morris
The popular Practical Classics’ Restorer of the Year competition is also back with a mig-welding bang in 2019, with Danny Hopkins and his dedicated team providing the final super-16 classically restored projects.
The final six will all be showcased in Hall 5, with the eventual winners being announced on the morning of Friday 22nd March 2019.
To see all show feature information and timetables for sessions including The Workshop, sponsored by SkillShack and the Practical Classics Live Stage, with Discovery, download the showguide.