Practical Classics Restoration Show 2017

Heritage Classic Car Insurance visits springs best show

The end of March 2017 saw the NEC host springs best classic car event. Practical classics classic car & restoration show brought together over 21,000 classic motoring enthusiasts. From barn find owners and their rusty keep sakes just getting back on the road to pristine marques and there proud owners polishing the glossy body panels and gleaming brightwork for us all to admire. The Practical Classics classic car & restoration show has it all.

Spanning six of the NEC’s halls the PCRS show is on a grand scale to start the classic car season off with a bang. With Classic Car dealers, parts and spares, Professional restoration companies and even an Auto jumble to name but a few of the sights and sounds of this renowned classic car event. Practical Classics brought together experts from across the classic car industry. These were present on the live stage along with Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and for the love of cars Ant Anstead joining in with the motoring mayhem.

CCA join Practical Classics at the show.

A premier for the show came from Classic Car Auctions (CCA) hosting its first ever car auction at the Practical Classics classic car & restoration show 2017. With 200 classic cars going under the hammer from exotic Ferrari’s to classic Americana, something for everyone.

Why not take a ten mile passenger ride in one of the many dream cars available. Run by a charity organisation Sporting Bears offered the visitor a chance to be driven around in the car of their dreams for a charity donation with the list of cars available being breathe taking. This proved very popular amongst visitors and enthusiasts alike.

With over 130 car clubs representing many different makes of classic cars with plenty of activity by owners. These enthusiasts were demonstrating restoration and maintenance techniques on their own vehicles for visitors to observe throughout the weekend.

You were also given the opportunity to arrive & drive one of the classic cars available. Courtesy of Hero events with a wide selection of classic cars to choose from. This included a Ford Cortina GT to a Jaguar E Type or maybe a Lancia Delta Integrale.

The Practical Classics classic car & restoration show 2017 is a great day out for any classic car owner or enthusiast. If you missed out this year we’ll see you there next year. If you went this year, I’m sure you’ll agree it was a great start to what hopes to be another successful classic car season in the UK.