Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Showguide

Practical Classic Car Restoration Show
Practical Classic Car Restoration Show will grace the Birmingham NEC once again 22 - 24 March.

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.

This time Drew Pritchard will be on the stage not above it

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.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - GEN II
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – GEN II

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 Mustang
  • Eric Coolen’s 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco
  • Ian Thompson’s 1971 Ford Escort Mk1
  • Jane Aaron’s 1980 Ford Fiesta
  • John Selfridge’s 1970 Rover P5
  • John Smith’s 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Microbus
  • Paul White’s 1992 Mazda Eunos
  • Robert Nauer’s 1970 Dodge Challenger RT
  • 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 1.3L
  • Richard Grant’s 1990 Rover 216 GSi
  • Tanya Field’s 1994 Austin Montego Countryman
  • Roger Bovingdon’s 1973 Citroen SM
  • Dave Tassell’s 1972 Austin Mini
  • Steve Doye’s 1973 Fiat 128SL
  • George Loveridge’s 1969 Triumph Herald
  • Thomas Bradley’s 1974 Morris Mini Clubman

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.

Triumph Spitfire MKII
Andy Baron’s Triumph Spitfire MKII – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

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.

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