The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show – 4-5 November 2017

Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset  BA4 6QN

The Wolseley Register will again be present at this popular winter Restoration Show on stand S1 in the Sedgemoor Hall.   The Show offers a chance for classic car enthusiasts to visit trade, auto-jumble and  service provider stalls to seek advice and meet the owners of restoration project cars exhibited by clubs.

Three different Wolseleys representing 80 years of production of the marque will be on display:-

1922 Wolseley Seven Tourer:
On loan from the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum in Devon.  The owner is a Wolseley Register Member and there are several Wolseleys in the varied museum collection.  The car being displayed is one of only 10 known survivors from the two-year production span which produced 1002 vehicles of this model.  It was a high-quality car with 983 cc engine and the grey bodywork of this example was the standard colour.  When first introduced the car cost £295 but even when the price was reduced it could not compete against the Austin Seven and Rover Eight models.

1958 Wolseley 15/50:
A Gerald Palmer design with overhead valve B series engine, owned by a local Wolseley Register Member for the last seventeen years.   The car was originally restored in the early 1980s and has undergone a slow but steady rolling restoration since 2000. The car today is exactly as it left the factory except for radial tyres which were recently fitted, even the traffic indicator arms are still in everyday use.  A 1489cc and independent front suspension by wishbone linkage with coil springs & telescopic dampers. This car participates in many local classic car rallies and attends the club’s National Rally each year, wherever it is held. Presented in Champagne Beige as the original colour introduced in 1957, which was considered at the time to be most progressive and adventurous. Other colours introduced were Yukon Grey, Connaught Green and Maroon but the majority were produced in black as the model was favoured by senior-ranking Police Officers of the day.

1967 Wolseley 16/60:
This local example has only been with the current owner since being purchased at auction in early 2016.  It had been previously restored and was recently awarded “Best Family Saloon” at the Mendip Vintage and Classic Tour.  The model has a 1622 cc engine and over 63,000 were produced during its 10-year run.  It was one of the last Farina style body cars with more than 13,700 being exported, mainly to Eire, New Zealand and South Africa.

Visitors and club members will be welcomed to view the exhibits and stand personnel will be on hand to answer technical and membership queries.  The full range of Wolseley Register regalia will also be on sale.

Ticket Price Information:-

  • Advance Purchase Price:  £8 for a one day ticket; £16 for a two day ticket
  • On the Gate Price:  £10 for a one day ticket
  • Children under 16 are FREE.

More information and E-tickets available at http://cvrs.bristolclassiccarshows.com/