Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show, NEC – 31 March to 2 April

Wolseley Register stand

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, with over 21,000 enthusiasts attending this year’s event.  The Show now extends over 3 days, which will be the future format.  The Practical Classics Live Stage entertained visitors and Classic Car Auctions (CCA) hosted a two-day weekend sale when 200 cars spanning more than 76 years went under the hammer.

The Wolseley Register was one of over 130 clubs attending the 2017 Show, where more than 1000 cars were on display ranging from “barn find” to concours condition.   Not far from the Register stand, a restored rare Wolseley 1000 was on display and a Wolseley 16/60 was representing a local all-marque club.

The Register stand comprised 5 exhibits:  a restored 1963 Wolseley 1500 Mk III; a restored 1934 Wolseley Hornet; two 1971 Wolseley 18/85’s – one in full working order and the other currently a work in progress following long term storage after suspension failure; and a 1975 Wolseley 2200 “Wedge” in need of further restoration which has gone to a new home following the Show.

Three of the exhibits marked two of the several anniversaries which the Wolseley Register is celebrating in 2017: 60 years since the 1500 model was launched and 50 years since the 18/85 Front Wheel Drive model was launched.





Members and visitors were welcomed to the Register stand where they sought technical advice and/or purchased club merchandise.

The Wolseley Register is proud to have been one of 12 clubs shortlisted for Car Club of the Year at the Awards Ceremony held during the weekend. Congratulations to the MG Car Club who received the award.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Register stand a success by helping with the set up/breakdown, exhibiting their cars and/or attending the Show. The Wolseley Register will be applying for a club stand at the 2018 Show to be held on 23-25 March.

Jenny Ryder