Classic Car & Restoration Show 2018

The Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC Birmingham (23rd – 25th of March) broke a good few records this year – not least their own attendance record with 28,151 coming though the doors (an increase of 3,000) and the number of vehicles on display (159 classic motoring clubs contributing to the throng)!
I’m not sure if Ayrshire Classics Car Club broke any records but we were well represented in the displays with both Harvey Wade & his daughter Gemma on the Toyota Enthusiasts stand and Mark McClelland and his Ford Escort Cosworth welcoming the crowds at the entrance!

Some more of our number were spotted wandering the halls and drooling over the delights on display; Colin Dey, Brian Mabon, John Robertson, Tony Penman & John Malcolm among them.
There is no word as to whether any of them visited the auction and contributed towards the sales total of £2.1 million that passed under the hammer although some were seen leaving the autojumble laden down with bags 😉

The main stage saw new Wheeler Dealers pairing Mike Brewer and Ant Antstead candidly answering questions and talking about the cars coming up in the second part of the current run as well as the chaps from ‘Practical Classics’ magazine rebuilding & restoring a 2CV over the three days.  Fuzz Townsend was also on hand to offer insight into his work on Car SOS.

The stars of the show as always were the cars and with more than ever before, there was something for everyone and every taste – from ‘as found barn finds’ to concourse auction items.
Those attending the show will doubtless be there again for next years show which will be held between Friday March 22nd & Sunday March 24th, 2019


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