Always a highlight of the weekend, the multi-award-winning museum and visitor attraction will be offering showgoers the chance to witness a classic vehicle being restored right before their eyes at the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show this November.

Haynes Motor Museum’s iconic Lamborghini Countach has had its monstrous V-12 removed, and the engine will be coming to the show to be stripped back! Engineers from Haynes will be stripping back the powerful engine from the 80’s, and taking questions from the floor, among loads of other live restoration including the mysterious art of panel beating.

Lamborghini Countach

Celebrating 60 years of the British motoring icon, Mini owners and enthusiasts will enjoy a step back in time with the museum’s collections team to discover the secrets of this much loved car’s success. The huge Haynes stand will feature a cutaway Mini which they’ve been taking around Europe this year, including the London Classic Car Show and the Retromobile in Paris. The always-impressive stand will be filled with a full fleet of rare and expensive old cars, notably a Ferrari 512 BB, an unrestored 1964 Mustang with just 25,000 miles from new and an unrestored Aston Martin DB6 Vantage.


Watch this video to find out more about the cutaway Mini – Making its final stop of its tour of Europe!




NEW FOR 2019: Lombard Rally Bath Coming to Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Lombard Rally Bath

Image Credit: Lombard Rally Bath

Lining up alongside the classic vehicle giants, Lombard Rally Bath is a brand new attraction for November’s event. A celebration of the Lombard RAC Rally, the UK’s premier historic rally recreation event is bringing some eye-watering rally cars and two heart-thumping rally tracks.

The rally cars, which include classics such as the Ford Escort Mk2, Sierra Cosworth and Subaru Impreza, will be assembled near the main show halls and then released for the two stages. Showgoers will have the chance to relive their youth by watching the spectacle of historic rally cars being driven in anger around the custom-built tracks.

In addition to this brand new attraction in 2019, the event will also feature more than 1000 classic cars on display, the famous Complete Kit Car Hall, traders and jumblers, plus the Charterhouse Auction. With nearly 40 lots set to go under the hammer, there will be enough to cater for all budgets and interests. Two British classics, a 1949 Jaguar Mk6 estimated at £4000-£5000, and a 1957 Mk1, similar to the one used in the popular Endeavour TV series, will both be up for auction.

The Complete Kit Car Hall will feature incredible self-built cars, traders and the folks from Complete Kit Car magazine, who will be on hand to answer questions and they will have the brand new December issue before it lands in the shops.

The biggest show of its kind in the South West embraces everything restoration, and is the place to be for all classic car enthusiasts. Save £2 off the gate price when you buy your tickets in advance, 15s and under go free. To buy your advance tickets for the Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, visit: