The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with discovery+ will return to the Birmingham NEC from Friday 18 March until Sunday 20 March.
The biggest classic car and restoration show in the UK will have over 1,000 cars on display. From Fords to Ferrari’s, everyday rides to supercars, The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the ideal destination for classic car enthusiasts and restored car fanatics.
With more than 150 car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models, over the course of three days, the show plays host to over 250 exhibitors and second-hand parts resellers, including restoration companies, service providers and product suppliers and more.
Attendees to the show will also be able to take part in the Classic Car Auction and build on or start the journey of curating their own collection and even mix in the company of their favourite celebrity petrol heads. Furthermore, they can listen to top tips and advice from leading experts in the motoring industry on the Live Stage, as they share their motoring memories and experiences, watch and participate in practical workshops on restoration skills and much more.
Those in attendance over the three days will also have the chance to get up close and admire an array of classic cars, exhibits and vehicles and interact with some of the rarest cars from the UK and beyond, including the Carole Nash Barn Find. A display of around 20 barn find vehicles will be on display, all of which have lain dormant and hidden for years, with visitors able to vote on their favourite to be crowned winner at the show.
From hundreds of traders to shop from, club members to chat with, visitors can also help decide the winner of the weekend’s big prize, Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership – a celebration of classic cars and their owners.
If looking at all the magnificent cars on display has given you the desire to get behind the wheel, the Sporting Bears Dream Rides offers visitors the change to ride in a stunning classic car on the roads surrounding the Birmingham NEC, all whilst giving back to charity. Whether visitors choose to experience a lap of luxury in a Lamborghini or want to enjoy the 10mile ride in a classic from a bygone era, the Sporting Bears Dream Rides is the perfect experience for car lovers.
Show Director, Lee Masters, said, “ The show is the perfect place for lovers of a classic car, restoration enthusiasts and even those who just appreciate a finely built motor. The show has everything on offer for car fans, with information and inspiration from leading motoring experts, clubs and specialists. We can’t wait to welcome new faces and see familiar friends back at the Birmingham NEC this March.”
Advance tickets can be purchased online before midnight on Thursday 17 March: Adult 16+ £23, child (5-15 years) £18, family (2 adults and up to 3 under 16s) £54 and groups of 10 + (15% discount) £19.55. On-the-door tickets are limited and are subject to availability: Adult 16+ £26, child (5-15years) £19 and family (2 adults and up to 3 under 16s) £61.