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Little Classics Feature: 6 March 2016

Rust is King at Restoration and Classic Car Show

Crack Windscreen

Rust was king over the weekend as clubs, restorers, sellers and auction houses drew thousands to the NEC in Birmingham for the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show.

Although a relatively new show it already feels well established, with many of the major car clubs exhibiting their restorations in progress – or those due to start. Some even brought the shiny stuff to show what the results can be.

Triumph Restoration

Meanwhile, Silverstone Auctions were in action to auction off a range of home-grown and exotic classics, from tired and forgotten cars, to some exquisite and less ‘affordable’ machines.

Silverstone Auctions NEC Restoration Show

Raising money for charity, Sporting Bears were doing a sterling job allowing people to pay for very special rides in owners’ cars, from today’s supercars, to some super rare classics – including the legendary Jaguar D-Type.

Sporting Bears dream rides

On the live stage various classic car celebrities and the guys from Practical Classics were entertaining all. They even gave themselves the mission of restoring a TV icon over the weekend – the famous Reliant Supervan of Trotters Independent Traders from Only Fools and Horses.

Reliant Supervan of Only Fools and Horses

Amongst the tool companies and restoration bits, demonstrations were put on to help budding restorers learn key skills in the art of metalwork, for use on their own projects.

Restoration skills

Yet again we managed to get away without accidentally buying any projects, but we’re certain many others will now be embarking on new restorations over the next year as a result of this show.

Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

If you couldn’t make it yourself, we’ve put together a small sample of what the show had to offer.

Show Vehicles

Hillman Avenger

Peugeot classic car

Classic Vauxhall

Jowlett Jupiter

Jaguar XK120

Ford Anglia Barn Find

Aston Martin Barn Find

Triumph Herald 12/50

Classic Tractor

Fordson Tractor

Steam traction engine

Evanta Ford Escort Van

Camaro SS

Ford Transit MK1

Ford Cortina 1600E

Austin Van

Triumph 2500 Estate

Jaguar E-Type

Ford Capri

Morris Minor Commercial

Morris Minor flatbed

Rover P6

Austin Services truck

Austin Service truck

Austin A40 dash

Austin Atlantic

Classic Lancia

Daimler cracked paint

Classic Daimler

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar C-Type

Classic Cars Lambo

Morris Commercials

Barn Finds

Ford Model A

VW Bus

Ford Popular

Austin Taxi

Vauxhall Cavalier

Austin Healey

Lotus Esprit

Range Rover Classic

Land Rover Series 2

Morgan restoration

Classic TVR

Vintage car

Vintage Chassis

Jaguar XK120 barn find

Jaguar XK120 barn find

Aston Martin

Rolls Royce

Restoration Show Jaguar XK120

Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions Porsche

Silverstone Auctions cars for sale

Land Rover for sale

Land Rover Series 1 for sale

Eric Morcame's Jensen Interceptor

Ford Capri for sale

Facel Vaga

Lady in the Van Bedford



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