Showgoers can expect to see live restoration work going on all weekend, with the local club’s plan to completely restore an MGB GT engine belonging to member Raymond Whittock. Fellow member Steve Marsh plans to completely strip the engine back to its component parts and rebuild, using new parts as and when necessary. As an experienced Service Manager of a heavy plant contractor and a classic car enthusiast in his own right, Steve will be working on the engine all weekend, with two one-hour live commentary sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. The new feature will also offer additional seating for visitors to sit and observe the works. With an increase in demand for both live restoration and additional seating at the show, and this new feature is expected to be well received by visitors.
Staying true to form, the show is set to embrace anything and everything restoration all weekend. Classic car owners’ clubs from far and wide are planning to attend, displaying their vehicles in various stages of restoration, along with some perfectly preserved examples of almost completely original vehicles. The Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club are bringing a range of extremely rare, almost original vehicles, including an untouched 1924 BSA E114, which is one of only five known to be in existence.
The show offers classic car enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a wealth of trade, autojumble and offerings from service providers, whilst brushing shoulders with like-minded enthusiasts with different levels of restoration knowledge and expertise. The kit car hall will also be making a return after its success in previous years. Featuring a number of kit car clubs displaying a wide variety of vehicles in various stages of production, this area of the show offers a great insight into the world of kit car building and maintenance.
Entry to the show remains at half price for car owners who bring their car along to display in the classic car park. Renowned for featuring a range of vehicles from perfectly manicured complete restorations, to part-finished projects and barn finds yet to have any work begun on them, this is always one of the most popular show areas with individual visitors and clubs alike. All vehicles entered at the show will be eligible to win one of the many awards on offer, with a variety of prizes, trophies and rosettes up for grabs.
Wrapping up proceedings will be the traditional auction from Charterhouse. Viewing the lots is free on Saturday, but visitors will need a catalogue to gain entry on Sunday.
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