Practical Classics Restoration Show 2023 Round Up

It was a weekend of classic car bliss at the Practical Classics Restoration Show 2023! Every year thousands of classic car enthusiasts gather to celebrate, marvel at, and restore some of the finest automotive engineering from years gone by. This past March witnessed yet another splendid gathering as restoration fanatics returned to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre to revel in a vast display of classic and vintage vehicles, including plenty of inspiring tales from owners whose passion often drove their restoration projects beyond what many thought possible—and we were right there with them!

Abbeyfields Insurance staff team photo on the stand at NEC, Jayne, Stuart and Lucy

Abbeyfields Insurance returned for the second year in a row!

Abbeyfields Insurance returned for our second year at the classic car restoration show, fuelling discussion and offering competitive quotes on tailored classic car insurance and multi-car insurance packages. Our knowledgeable staff were on hand to answer questions about our policies and cover, and to provide recommendations on how to save money at your renewal.

Competition winners

We also ran a competition over the weekend with a chance to win one of three £50 Amazon Gift Vouchers. Congratulations to winners Dwight Smiley, William Shepherd and Craig Thompson. The vouchers are on their way to you!

Image of Abbeyfields stand with clients visiting

What the show had to offer

If you missed the event this year, here's what the show had to offer; there were many classic cars on display and our stand was located directly next to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car which attracted hundreds of visitors and plenty of selfies with the magnificent car! Also on show were other beautiful completed classic cars, a classic car auction, many vehicles and projects going through various stages of their journey demonstrating restoration skills and also practical workshops to give advice and plenty of exhibitors and product suppliers to help you finish a restoration project.

Replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car car restoration with book of journey black ford after restoration with bonnet removed

Join us next time!

We had a great time at the show, meeting fellow classic car enthusiasts and hearing all about their ambitious restoration projects. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in March 2024! In the meantime, if you’d like to get a tailored quote for your classic car or multi-car insurance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You can call us on 0121 550 2380 or email

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Stuart Moore

Stuart is our club liaison and has been proudly petrol heading since he can remember. He's also knows a thing or too about specialist vehicle insurance. Get a quote online or call Stuart on 0121 550 2380 - he's here 9 am to 5 pm, Mon to Fri.