Can you see your pre-85 British classic on display at the NEC?
This year's Lancaster Classic Motor Show will be held once again at the NEC between 8-10 November 2019 and we will have a stand in a fantastic position in Hall 5 - just a short distance from the Live Stage where all the action will be happening.
A stand is nothing without some stunning motor vehicles to look at, so we are inviting offers from members willing to display their pride and joy for 3 days at the NEC. Only the very best will be selected. Everyone who has taken part in previous years told us it was a fantastic experience so don't be shy!
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Courtesy of designer Gar Cole and group sponsor/print guru Phil Allin of Alvaston Press comes our new-for-2019 club car sticker priced at just 99p. Available now from our online shop - just click on the "Buy now" button below.
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by Gar Cole
Driving tour - Saturday 23 November 2019, Yorkshire
To celebrate Bernard Owens ' our groups elder sage ' 80th birthday and to break up the long winter months we have decided to do a scenic drive during November along the stunning Yorkshire Moors.
Starting from the Cross Keys Hotel in Upsall, we will cross the Moors to Pickering Station, explore the local attractions, drive on from there to Goathland, whose village and station featured in Heartbeat and the Harry Potter films.
From here we will take the coastal road down to Whitby for an organised Fish and Chip lunch, finally a visit to Whitby Abbey ruins for photos with our cars before returning to the hotel.
Expect the weather to be bitterly cold, all vehicles welcome on this tour either classic or modern. You are welcome to just join us for the Saturday drive or if you prefer some of us are staying the weekend at the Cross Keys Inn near Guisborough Friday and Saturday night.
It is free to book through booking.com and you pay at the hotel, you can cancel free of charge up to 24hrs before check-in if we have to cancel due to snow.
Feeling brave? Then see you there! 😀
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We are pleased to announce the group has been offered a stand at the Classic Motor show at the NEC this November.
This will be the 3rd year running we have done both this show and the Restoration show at the same venue and is a testament to this excellent group and it's enthusiastic members. We will be in Hall 5, stand 570.
In the coming weeks we will be inviting members to submit their cars for consideration of a display space at the show; we want all types of pre 85 British vehicles in excellent condition.
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The official photo gallery for this year's Resto Show at the NEC is now up and running! Just a few photos showing setup so far and it's already looking like our best stand yet :-)
Photos will be added as the show kicks off, so keep checking back for much more yet to come.
We asked for your classics to display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery at the NEC this March, and you didnt disappoint us! Quite a number of members were willing to make the considerable commitment to support us over the 3 days at the show and offered some very special motors indeed.
First and foremost - a very big and genuine thanks from the Admin team and particularly from Events Guru Gar for all the offers. We really do appreciate it - if we could, we would take every motor you offered, but of course the stand can only accommodate so many, so the sad part of all this is that we have to disappoint some of you. Please try again next time - everything offered was eminently suitable and would have done us proud.
Our selection approach was to go for the exhibits we think are most likely to attract the interest of the show-going public and to show the club in the best possible light. Secondly we felt it would be preferable to display motors we havent had on our stand before.
So after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, here they are ...
The confirmed line-up for our stand (in no particular order):
How to find our stand at the show
Easy! Hall 5, beside the Sporting Bears Dream Rides Arena.
Competition is hotter than ever this year and the shortlist in our category includes some great clubs:
Wish us luck, folks - we'll let you know how we get on when the awards are announced at this year's Resto Show at the NEC in March. The full list of categories and shortlisted clubs is here.
Thanks to our very own Energizer Bunny (aka Gar), we now have this fabulous custom-designed wristwatch available to order.
Featuring the club logo on a large 45 mm face with polished chrome surround, it has a quartz movement, genuine leather strap (up to 8" length) and comes with a 12 month manufacturer's warranty. To make it extra special, each watch comes in a presentation box that is engraved with a unique serial number and an optional personalised message.
Watches will be manufactured to order so delivery will be a minimum of 2 weeks from the date orders are placed - longer for non-UK delivery addresses.
Official Press Release
Everyone knows that car clubs are a massive part of the classic car community. With that being said, we're excited to be inviting 170 brilliant clubs to Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, in 2019. That's more clubs than ever, which means even more stunning classic cars on display - no enthusiast can complain at that!
The motors showcased will represent marques from all over the world so where better to see them, all in one place, as you take a wander down memory lane. Clubs joining us include (and definitely not limited to): Lotus Drivers Club (3-060), The Italian Job (3-158), The Toyota Enthusiast Club (5-495) and Ford RS Owners Club (5-640).
Not only will members be on hand to answer your questions, many will be working on their very own restoration projects live across the weekend too. Gain that extra vision of how to maintain/restore your car, and with friendly members on hand to share their wealth of knowledge, you're guaranteed to learn a thing or two.
Explore the wide range of car clubs and motors that will be at the show by visiting our exhibitor list page.
How to find our club stand
We asked for your best photos of your British classics to grace our 2019 club calendar, and the response was fantastic!
We realised very early on that choosing just 12 photos to illustrate the months of the year was going to be too restrictive, so we commissioned print professional, group sponsor and all-round good guy Phil Allin to come up with a way to include more of your classics. He's done us proud and no fewer than 48 of your prized motors are included in the final design.
Order now for delivery in time for Christmas - the price is £8.99 per calendar + shipping costs. As usual we will ship worldwide with the exception of South Africa - the shipping cost will be displayed after you key in your delivery address - before you commit to purchase.
Members' cars featured:
by Gar Cole and Paul Sweeney
We have once again been offered a club stand at next March's Restoration Show at the NEC. It is easily our largest stand to date at a whopping 142 sq mt, which means we should have room for up to 8 display vehicles. On top of that we are right next to the live action at the Sporting Bears Dream Rides in Hall 5, stand 060.
Offer your classic for display on our stand
We are looking now for members' classics to display on our stand.
Here is the deal if yours is selected:
We realise this is a major commitment in time, money and effort but will do our best to make you feel welcome and part of the team. Those who have displayed previously tell us it was a great experience.
If you are happy with the terms above, please complete the form below including at least one high quality photo of your classic. Make it a good one as its likely to be "make or break" in terms of whether your classic is chosen.
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Welcome to our first-ever End of Year Quiz - conceived, designed and created by Dominic Coleman and we think he's done a cracking job!
Give it a go - it's harder than you think and great fun! Once you have completed the whole quiz, share your results in the group - then you can review the quiz to see all the correct answers. We were surprised how many we didn't remember!
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Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2018 show will once again grace the halls of Birmingham's NEC. Covering over one million square feet – that’s about 12 football pitches - more than 2,500 iconic classic cars and motorbikes will be showcased this year!
As 300 classic car and bike clubs present a diverse mix of marques, discover rare and loved motors spanning more than 100 years shared with us by their dedicated members. Not only will you find an unrivalled collection of vehicles, you can also visit the UK's biggest indoor Autojumble - a haven of parts and spares for anyone working on their car, as well as 650 specialist exhibitors and traders offering a mix of products and services.
Be immersed in stunning classics, fantastic features, one of the most high-profile classic car auctions, all in the presence of motoring celebrities including The Wheeler Dealers and many more. This truly magnificent season finale of the motoring calendar will welcome 72,000 passionate motoring enthusiasts - join us this November and be part of the UK's biggest and best Classic Motor Show!
Where to find us
Our club stand will be in Hall 8 - stand number 8 - 020.
The entrance to Hall 8 is from Hall 4 and the floor plan for Hall 8 with our stand location marked is below.
Club discount priced tickets
Club offer Ts & Cs:
- The codes are valid for Saturday or Sunday Adult tickets and Saturday or Sunday Family tickets, only when booked in advance.
- Family ticket gives access for 2 x adults and up to 3 x children (aged 5-15).
- Club discounts will be applied to on-the-door prices: Club Adult £24.50 (£30 on-the-door) and Club Family £68 (£80 on-the-door).
- Ticket prices include a free show guide.
- All bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.95.
Dave wins a pair of free tickets for any day of this year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery as well as a £50 voucher to be used towards a Dream Ride with the Sporting Bears.
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