Footman James Bristol Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Date: 04 November, 2017

Location: Bath and West Showground, A371, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN


Restored classics, promising restoration projects and untouched barn finds are all in line to win one of the coveted awards at The Footman James Bristol Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, taking place at the Royal Bath and West Showground.

Vintage vehicle enthusiasts, restoration specialists and classic car clubs will all feature at the mammoth 240-acre ground to enjoy and take part in this spectacular annual event.

Real-life restoration
In collaboration with The Norton Radstock Classic Vehicle Club, this year will showcase a brand-new attraction where visitors can witness a live restoration in progress.

Under careful watch of classic marque enthusiasts, the local club will completely restore an MGB GT engine belonging to member Raymond Whittock.

Norton Radstock member Steve Marsh will completely rebuild the engine throughout the weekend, as well as host two hour-long live commentary sessions on both days.

Steve, a service manager at a firm specialising in heavy plant, intends to restore the engine to its former glory, only using new components when absolutely necessary.

The new live display has additional seating and large screens so visitors can enjoy a comfortable and magnified glimpse of the detailed work that goes on during a classic car restoration.

How to get there…
Car parking is available at the event and there’s also the possibility of staying over if you’re travelling to the show in a camper van or recreational vehicle.

The showground sits on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary, so has great links to the M32, M5 and M3 motorways.

Castle Cary rail station is around 4.5 miles away, and the showground is within a 30-minute drive of Bristol Airport.

To purchase an advanced ticket or find out more about the event, just head to the event’s website here.

See you there!