The Wolseley Register is delighted to have been awarded “Best Medium-size Club Stand” at the 2018 Classic Motor Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
The organisers have added an extra hall, to create the ‘world’s biggest gathering of classic motoring clubs’ where around 300 classic car and motorbike clubs will present an unrivalled collection of vehicles owned by members, interpreting this year’s show theme of ‘Built to Last.’
The show welcomes back 25 clubs who missed last year’s event and 10 that have not exhibited in recent years. With around 40 additional clubs this year, the organisers are expecting the number of cars and bikes on show to top 3,000 vehicles, representing decades of motoring, all under one roof.
The 2018 Show will offer like-minded enthusiasts the chance to meet with club members who can share great advice, support and most of all, passion for their marque.
The Wolseley Register will be exhibiting on stand 158 in Hall 3 where five examples of the marque that were certainly “Built to Last” will be displayed:
Our earliest exhibit will be a Wolseley 11-22 two seater plus dickey – which is believed to be a prototype 11-22 E4 based on an E3 Ten. The vehicle was built in late 1924 and registered in Leeds on 14 February 1925 by dealer Atholl Dixon for a Dr Clough. The car spent all of its ‘working life’ in Leeds and is still based in that area.
The vintage model 1929 21/60 HP Straight 8 open two-seater with Dickey which was a regular attendee at Wolseley Register National Rallies for many years will be displayed.
Another exhibit will be the 1937 Series III Wolseley 25 Drop Head Coupe which was originally purchased by the 4000 factory workers at Cowley as a gift to Lord Nuffield on his 60th birthday that Christmas.
This vehicle was the prototype model which William Morris retained until his death in 1963. The Wolseley Register will be launching a new Profile book about this model at the Show. The author, our own club Chairman, will be signing copies of the book over the weekend. Orders can now be placed in the online shop for collection at the Show or for delivery in November.
A 1950 Wolseley 4/50 in maroon livery will also be displayed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the launch of that model in 1948.
The “newest” exhibit will be a 1961 Wolseley 15/60 Farina model. The earliest examples of this model were released in December 1958, just 60 years ago. This exhibit has undergone a “makeover” in time for the Show so it has changed from the original picture below to its new livery:
The colour scheme was chosen to replicate the original sales brochure, as shown below:
Technical advice, membership information and club merchandise will all be available to members and visitors. Searches of our List of Recorded Vehicles can be made on the stand to find out if your current or previously-owned cherished Wolseley is known to the club.
Club members can receive the following discounted entry fees! Remember to hand in your ticket vouchers on the Wolseley Register stand.