From Princess to Porsche, everything and everyone is catered for at the Practical Classics
Restoration & Classic Car Show 2016
It seems barely five minutes since last year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, but the next important date on the retro and classic car scene is rapidly approaching. The weekend of 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC is the 2016 Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, a jam-packed cacophony of old gold with every type of make in every type of condition.
The ethos of the event is ‘work-in-progress’ and, although it’s not as big as the aforementioned Classic Motor Show, it’s getting bigger and better every year. Everything for all the family will be there on display, with actual restoration or repair work taking place (where Health & Safety allows), right there live and up close. The usual autojumble and trade stands will be there in abundance catering for every need from a BMC brochure to a Bentley bonnet.
For those with a hands-on attitude or just an enthusiastic passion towards motoring, the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show is a cracking event with a pleasant atmosphere. It makes for a truly good day out, be it on your own or with the family. Almost every brand of car from a pile-of-rust barnfind right up to the better-than-factory concours will be there for your delectation.
It covers cars, light commercials and motorcycles – if you have never been before, get yourself there. The NEC is probably one of the easiest places to get to and, if you don’t fancy losing your motor in the expansive and, dare I say it expensive, car parks, regular trains from the North and London Euston serve the main line station just next door.
The Project MintEgo will be undergoing some minor surgery on the Maestro & Montego
Club stand number 9-645 over the weekend. Pop along and say ‘hi’
AROnline will be flying the flag for our badly missed BL>MGR during the event, too. The Project MintEgo will be standing on ceremony with the Maestro & Montego Owners Club at stand number 9-645. I’ll be doing some tasks from my rapidly shrinking to-do list which includes replacing both rear dampers, a rear seatbelt reel, retro-fitting the fibreoptic illuminated column stalks and repairing the faulty central door locking.
Be sure to pop along to give moral support or to pass me my spanners. However, whatever the reason for your visit, it’s a damn good event – see you there perhaps?
For details of what’s on, how to get there and admission/tickets CLICK HERE
Moving on to Rover and then PSV / HGV, he has circumnavigated most departments of dealerships including parts, service and latterly - the showroom. Mike has owned all sorts of rubbish from Lada to Leyland and also holds both Heavy Goods & Public Service Vehicle licences, he buys & sells buses and coaches during the week. Mike runs his own automotive web site and writes for a number of motoring or commercial vehicle themed publications
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