04 April, 2017

restoration show round up

This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show featured an array of interesting cars and bikes – from barn finds to projects and everything in between, the show was awash with engaging stands, enthusiastic clubs and vehicles.

Front of Jezabel

On our stand we proudly presented the beautifully restored Jezabel - a 1934 Mark II Aston Martin. A special thank you to Mary and Nigel is in order, for allowing us to showcase their hard work and a great example of restoration.

National Motorcycle museum stand
We also had great fun seeing our friends the National Motorcycle Museum, who had a beautiful selection of vintage motorcycles on display. Another of our partners, David Manners Group, were holding a £2 per ticket raffle, with the grand prize being a restored Morris Minor (#GoGlenys!), with proceeds going to Primrose Hospice. To find out more about Glenys and her journey, click here to read more. With such a large breadth of classic cars on display, there truly was something for everyone to enjoy.

Two men in overalls

As well as a large number of represented Marques, there was also a dedicated Trader Village & Autojumble selling not only car and bike parts but guidebooks, toy-car replicas, signage and original manuals amongst other treasures. Classic Car Auctions hosted its debut sale the Restoration Show, which featured many rare and unusual cars, in various conditions. Amongst the cars that sold was the 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara – an internationally sought after car with a rich history – for a total of £68,200! Another special part of the weekend, was organized by Sporting Bears Motor Club, who performed a great number of “Dream Rides”, a chance for enthusiasts to get behind the wheel of their dream classic cars, in exchange for a charitable donation. The cars ranged from Porsche 911s, Mustangs, AC Cobra’s, Jaguar SS’s and everything in between. An incredible total of over £12,000 was raised for children’s charities.

 Our search to find Britain’s Best Café, in collaboration with Practical Classics, had its shortlist revealed on the Live Stage on Sunday! We are hugely excited to join the Practical Classics team in May on our road trip to visit the finalists and can’t wait to see who will take the crown. Make sure you purchase the next issue of Practical Classics magazine, or visit the FJ website, to view further details over the coming weeks.

All that’s left now is for you to enjoy looking through our gallery of the event!