**** SHOW CANCELLED****
“It is with great sadness that Clarion Events has decided to postpone the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery. The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and therefore the only action for all involved is to postpone. We are working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery, please bear with us as we work to secure a new date line. All sponsor, exhibitor and car club stand bookings will automatically transfer to the rescheduled date. We will be in touch with everyone involved, as soon as we can, once we have confirmed arrangements with the venue. We are truly sorry that we have had to make this extremely difficult decision and thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in this unprecedented situation.”
The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the show to attend to kick-start the classic car season. Whether you are looking to ignite your passion to a finish restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display, you should join us at the NEC Birmingham in March.
The event brings together 1000+ cars on display, 150+ car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models; 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers including restoration companies, services providers and product suppliers; car auction, celebrities, car competitions and practical workshops on restoration skills.
As the season opener for the classic car community, it’s perfectly timed for when classic car enthusiasts are getting their cars out of the garage and looking at the jobs they need doing for the coming season, whether that be service and maintaining or full on restorations. So make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to source all the tools, knowledge, services you need in one place while enjoying the cars and activities on offer.
The Wolseley Register has been selected as ‘Club of the Month’ by Classic Car Weekly, which has written an article about our 1500 loan car and the club stand at this show!
The Wolseley Register will, once again be present at this prestigious show, with some interesting projects on display. There will be folk to talk to about the projects – and advice will be available. We will have the following 4 Wolseleys on the stand:
The 1958 1500 Mk I will be being worked on by the owner. The car was last on the road in 1991 and was acquired by the current owner in late 2018. It is being restored to be offered as part of the FBHVC Classic Car Loan Project and is destined to be handed over in April. The car was exhibited at the 2019 Practical Classics Restoration Show where work was undertaken consisting of the rebuilding of the front torsion bar suspension. The car had been stripped down and work needed included: a full brake replacement; significant repair to front wings and front panel; replacement sills and suspension rebuild. A full body respray will be completed before this year’s event, by which time the car should be almost finished so come and see how it has progressed over the past year.
1932 Wolseley Hornet with Swallow 4-seater coach built body. This is a long-term ongoing restoration project which has so far had the chassis and running gear restored and a new body frame recently fitted. The panels are partially completed and the car is currently on slave wheels.
By comparison to the Mk I project, a 1963 1500 Mk III demonstrating a previously completed restoration. This included a full two-tone body respray in Birch Grey over Burgundy and upgrades to allow towing capacity.
ALSO AT THE SHOW:
1966 Wolseley 1100. From the film, The Lady in the Van, this Wolseley 1100 found its way into the hands of a Wolseley Register Young Member. Enlisting the help of family and friends and with one heck of a bare-metal rebuild, new paint job and a parts-buying marathon, this classic is back to its former glory. The 1100 has been shortlisted for Practical Classics Restorer of the Year! Votes can be cast via this link up till the night before the ‘Golden Spanner’ award is made.
If you are a member of the Wolseley Register, you can benefit from an exclusive discount on Saturday and Sunday, adult or family tickets. The club discount is applicable on tickets booked in advance until midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020.