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Show Features

1000 Stunning Classic Cars

Over 1000 magnificent classic cars and everything you could need for your classic, from barn find to concours were lined up for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017. Marques represented a range from Austins and Fords to Porsches and Ferraris, with everything in-between. Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive news for an incredible day out in 2018.

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

Showcase your freshly restored pride and joy!

The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership 2018 competition is now open for entries. We are looking for a diverse range of classics, each with an interesting history, compelling restoration or heartwarming story. The owners of the selected cars being showcased at the event will each receive two show tickets per day and free parking throughout the weekend. 

Classic Car Auctions

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) hosted its debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show in Hall 10 with not one, but a two-day weekend sale on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April. Undoubtedly its best catalogue ever, 200 cars spanning more than 76 years went under the hammer.

The Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery

Wheeler Dealer's Mike Brewer and For the Love of Cars Ant Anstead joined in the motoring mayhem on the Practical Classics Live Stage with Discovery, alongside PC Editor Danny Hopkins and his trusty Deputy James Walshe. The stage was jam packed programme of car parades, a 48-hour restoration and a selection of Mike and Ants' 'Star Cars'!

Sporting Bear's Dream Rides

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show were thrilled to work with the Sporting Bears again in 2017. What better way is there to raise money for charity than by taking a ten mile passenger ride in the car of your dreams? 

‘Dream Rides’, run by charity organisation The Sporting Bears Motor Club, offers visitors the opportunity to jump into and experience some of the most spectacular cars in the world, and all you have to do is donate to a wonderful cause. In exchange for a charitable donation, you can pick from the cars in the 'Dream Rides' garage which car you would like to take a ten-mile passenger ride in - the size of the donation depends on the car you choose. 

Trader Village and Autojumble

The extensive trader village and Autojumble offered everything you needed for the coming season – be it as a driver, mechanic, crew or an ardent enthusiast. A treasure trove for those tackling restoration projects, the popular Autojumble featured over 100 stands in Hall 12 offering all sorts of parts, spares, tools and oddments.

Barn Find

Hidden treasures appeared in the UK's biggest Barn Find display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2017!

The Car Clubs

Welcome to the classic vehicle clubs with their stunning restoration and classic vehicle displays.  Classic vehicle clubs remain the life blood of the classic vehicle community. It is club members that work tirelessly to ensure these fantastic marques are not forgotten and remain on our roads as long as possible, so enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy our motoring heritage.


Ask our Experts

The Practical Classics' team brought together experts from across the classic car industry - specialist restorers, celebrity motoring presenters, magazine editors - to bring you a full-on line up of master classes, hints, tips and andvice from key industry experts.

The Workshop sponsored by Skill Shack

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show was a proud partner with the specialised team at Leeds City College hosts of the 'Workshop' at 2017's show, lead by Course Tutor Michael Coman & sponsored by Skill Shack. The experts from Leeds City College returned to man our Workshop, sponsored by Skill Shack, where you could enjoy the demonstrations and expert advice throughout the weekend.

Arrive & Drive with HERO Events

The 'Arrive & Drive with HERO Events' was an exclusive opportunity to get behind the wheel of a classic car and drive, at the 2017 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.  

An array of HERO’s Arrive & Drive cars were available for guests to take the wheel on a specially created driving route around the National Exhibition Centre. From a Porsche 911 to what many people believe to be the purists rally car, a Lancia Delta Intergrale or even a Jaguar E-Type, guests had the opportunity to drive (or be driven in) one of the 10 incredible classic cars.