Clarion Events
22 - 24 Mar 2024
Hobbies & Interests

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

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Explore a diverse array of automotive history, from rustic gems to pristine classics. Witness live restorations by 150+ car clubs, providing invaluable tips and visual learning experiences. Our restoration workshop features live demonstrations and personalised advice from experts. With 250+ exhibitors, discover everything you need for classic car restoration.

Join the excitement of the Classic Car Auction, where a variety of classics find new homes. Immerse yourself on the live stage, featuring expert talks and celebrity interviews. Don't miss the UK's largest barn find, showcasing the beauty in the old and rusty. Take a nostalgic journey as you stroll through childhood favourites. The Restoration Show is not just an event; it's a celebration of automotive history, expertise, and the passion for preserving classic cars. Come, be part of this captivating experience!

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Hotel Partner: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

A smart hotel 2 miles from the NEC with leisure club, open lobby and conference centre. Complimentary shuttle to the NEC/Birmingham International Train Station & a Park, Stay & Go package.

Hotel Partner: Manor Hotel Meriden/Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club & Spa

Offering scenic accommodation, diverse dining options, together with golf, spa & leisure facilities. Conveniently located only 5 miles from the NEC, making it an easy commute.

Hotel Partner: Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Make the most of your stay right by the action in this recently renovated contemporary Hotel. With exquisite dining options at your fingertips for you to enjoy, end the day with dinner in our beautiful new restaurant Brightsmith by the water, sipping a cocktail, overlooking the scenic Pendigo Lake. Then relax into one of our newly refurbished rooms and wake up to the famous Hilton Breakfast in the place where it all happens.

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