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Practical Classic Cars Show

Wow !! Over 25,000 enthusiasts showed up for the 2018 Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham, England. This year's event broke records for attendance, number of cars and clubs, restoration projects on display, and fundraising.

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The Practical Classics Car Show, held over a three-day period, not only showcases cars that have been lovingly restored by their owners, but also barn finds, project cars, and old cars that see regular use. Several historic motorcycles were also on display.

Collecting and preserving special cars is understandable, but after all, cars were built to be driven. There's plenty of classics out there that are still fairly inexpensive to buy and maintain, and simple and easy to fix in the event that something goes wrong. It's a great testament to a car's durability that it's still on the road 50 years after it's production!

Among the Carole Nash Barn Find display were unrestored classics such as a Triumph TR6, an Austin A35, a Singer Gazelle and a vintage caravan. Live music was on hand as visitors viewed the barn finds.

2018 Practical Classic Cars Show

Over the two-day sale, Classic Car Auctions saw 81 per cent of the 165 cars sold, with total sales reaching 2.1 million. Show director Lee Masters proudly declared, "There is no other show in the classic motoring community like it anywhere in the world!"

Elsewhere in the event were demonstrations from 159 classic motoring clubs, the most to ever appear at the show. There were also vehicle displays and workshop projects. TV motoring celebrities who attended the show included Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead from "Wheeler Dealers" and Fuzz Townshend of "Car SOS".

Duckhams Oil

After an absence of nearly 15 years, the much loved oil brand, made famous by its soothing green coloration, is back. Duckhams has been in production since 1899 and is perhaps best known for Duckhams Hypergrade and for teaming up with the Formula 1 Lotus team.

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Unveiled at the Practical Classics Car Show were the new 20 litre pails for Q20w50. This new bulk purchase option is ideal for small home restorers and those enthusiasts with a fleet of classic cars to service and maintain.

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The 2018 Practical Classics Car Show was very successful for Duckhams' trade. Nearly 30 restorers and workshops signed up with them to purchase Duckhams for use on their clients cars and restorations. Those businesses wishing to know more should contact Duckhams c/o Martin Gough.

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Proudly owned by Terry Smith, this Triumph TR4A is just one of many classic sports cars that Duckhams Q20w-50 is ideal for. The car sees regular use, as Terry attends many events across the country run by the TR Register.

If you're interested in attending, the 2019 Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show, under contract with Discovery Channel, will take place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 in March 2019. Adjacent to both the Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station, the National Exhibition Centre is also home to the annual Caravan and Camping Show.

For more information and updates, visit NEC Restoration Show.