24 Mar NEC Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2019
NEC March 2019 – Wolseley Owners Club Stand
Superb show at the NEC Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery this weekend. Work undertaken and demonstrated on Wolseley Owners Club stand – Wolseley Hornet – Electrical repair work to engine bay, Wolseley 6/80 – replaced and uprated the bushes on both front suspension tie rods to polyurethane, Wolseley 18/85S – had a full service and change of hydrolastic fluid including pumping to the correct ride height. Great to meet up with members of the Club. Thanks to all visitors to the stand.
Club Director Andrew Parsonage, whose Wolseley 6/80 was on the stand, was delighted to be informed that his 6/80 had been chosen as Nick Larkin’s (from Classic Car Weekly) ‘Car of the Show’.
With a brilliant live up of features including Restorer of the Year, Practical Classics Live Stage, with Discovery and over 1,300 classic cars from 170+ car clubs, the event welcomed over 28,000 classic car and restoration enthusiasts across the weekend. Over 1,300 stunning classic cars, from barn finds to concourse quality were on display at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery 2019. Clubs worked on everything from barn finds through to concours condition cars and everything in between. The majority of Clubs worked on restoring or servicing vehicles on their stands during the show, including brake systems undergoing full overhauls, new front wings being fitted, head gaskets replaced and lots more.
Some of the incredible cars on display included a Gen II replica, originally seen in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a 1902 James and Browne – only one of two left in the world and a 1930 Standard Big 9 Arrow Special that’s just as stunning in the 100s of pieces it’s been found in as it would be as one.