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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

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There are 40 pairs of tickets members can win for the UK’s fastest-growing and friendliest classic car show.

Fancy sprucing up your much-loved old motors when spring comes around? Then the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham NEC is the place to be for retro petrolheads.

Car-loving Possibilities members can also win one of 40 pairs of tickets up for grabs for what is by far the best - and friendliest - classic car show around, and officially the UK’s fastest growing event of its kind.

Last year the show attracted 28,000 visitors over three days, and brought together all aspects of classic motoring.

Walking through the halls, you will be greeted by cars of all marques in various states of repair; from rusty barn finds through to concourse quality vehicles, and everything in between.

The heart and soul of the classic car community is without doubt car clubs - and the same goes at this show. Now attracting more than 170 car clubs, the show celebrates the hard work done by all clubs to keep the classic community alive. As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to watch what it takes to keep our beloved classics running, with all kinds of live restoration projects taking place throughout the weekend.

Meanwhile the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition showcases what a bit of elbow grease and a lot of time can deliver. Twenty of the UK's most-cherished cars, with some incredible and heart-warming stories behind them, take pride of place at the show, each bidding for visitors' votes to be crowned the winner. At the other end of the scale are the rusty wrecks making up the UK's biggest collection of barn finds. The cars on display have been unearthed from garages, sheds and the bottom of gardens. Some need a lot of love to get them back on the road, while others should perhaps be left to rust in peace.

Need some restoration inspiration? Then enter our ticket ballot now for this fascinating festival of classic cars.

More information about the prize and venue

Prize details

We are offering 40 Possibilities members plus a guest tickets to the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show for Sunday 24 March (9am - 5pm).

Prize winners will also receive:

  • An audience with Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer - an informal chat about his career followed by a Q&A
  • Show guide
  • Free entry into Classic Car auction
  • Free Classic Car magazine

Venue address

NEC Birmingham, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT.

Ballot information

Once the ballot has closed and the winners have been drawn, they will be notified by email to confirm they can attend. Winners will be given all the necessary information about how they will receive their tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to someone else. Ballot prizes include tickets only, no travel or accommodation is provided unless stated.

Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the ballot closing, please double check your spam/junk mailboxes as we wouldn't want you to miss out!

Links to more information

NEC Birmingham website

NEC Birmingham accessibility

NEC Birmingham travel information

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show website