Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
The Wolseley Register was pleased to be allocated a club stand at this popular one-day show. All clubs were situated in the newly refurbished Hall 3 which was dedicated to Club Workshops & Live Restorations with the focus being on ‘working’ stands where club members could share restoration experiences, skills and techniques with visitors.
As well as the clubs, there was also be a Live Restoration Stage hosted by Project Workshop in Hall 3. The schedule included active demonstrations of restoration skills, useful top tips to keep historic cars in perfect health and live interviews with a range of celebrities and hands-on business owners.
The Wolseley Register stand focussed on body work restoration of a 1958 Wolseley 1500 Mk I work in progress. Flanking the 1500 was a 1934 Wolseley Hornet free-wheeler which has been beautifully restored by its owner – visitors to the Show recalled seeing its progress over a period of 8 years.
The 3rd car was a rare Australian Wolseley 24-80. This is believed to be one of only two such models in the UK – the other belonging to another member of the Wolseley Register. Recent work on the exhibit comprised: an overhaul of the brakes, including replacement of the Australian servo as a repair kit was unavailable; a service to the 6 cylinder B-series engine, which is unique to Australian cars and a set of new tyres. All this enabled the car to pass its MOT earlier this year after 12 years in hibernation.
Club merchandise was on sale and Register Members were on hand to answer technical and membership queries. The stand welcomed Register Members and visitors from Cornwall, Anglesey and Germany and the 3 varied exhibits attracted much interest.