The third and final Bristol Classic Car Show of the year, the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show embraces everything restoration. With traders and jumblers plus fellow classic car lovers, it is the place to be for all classic car enthusiasts. Here are six things we’re looking forward to most this weekend!


Haynes International Motor MuseumLamborghini Countach Engine

Haynes will once again be filling their huge stand with rare and expensive cars such as a Ferrari 512 BB. Their live restoration workshop will feature a V12 Lamborghini

Countach engine being stripped back LIVE! Their workshop will also show the mysterious art of panel beating.

Making the final stop of its European tour, the Haynes cutaway Mini will feature as part of the 60-year anniversary celebration of the iconic British car.


Lombard Rally Bath

A brand new exhibit for the show, Lombard Rally Bath will bring along a fleet of historic and iconic rally cars such as the Escort Mk2, Triumph TR7V8, Lancia Stratos, Lancia Delta and the Mini. The cars will line up outside the main hall before being released to be put through their paces around two custom-built tracks on the grounds of the Royal Bath and West Showground.

Showgoers can relive their youth by watching the remarkable spectacle of historic rally cars racing in anger as the music of tuned engines fills their ears.


Amazing club stands on display Classic Vehicle restoration Show

Every year, the clubs attending the show go the extra mile to create some fantastic and inspiring stands. They pull out all the stops to create a unique and entertaining display each and every year. Make sure you hang around for the awards ceremony at 4pm on the Sunday, where you’ll see the top three clubs pick up their award.




Charterhouse AuctionCharterhouse Auction Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Bringing nearly 40 lots to go under the hammer, the Charterhouse Auction caters for all tastes, budgets and interests. Some of the highlights include a 1964 Ford Zodiac expected to reach £10,000 and a pair of MG B GTs. From the same owner, there is a 1949 Jaguar Mk VI estimated at £4000-£5000, stripped in readiness for restoration plus a 1957 Mk I with a 3.4-litre engine, similar to the one used in the popular Endeavour TV series, estimated at £8000-10,000.




Complete Kit Car Hall – even more packed in for 2019!

With traders and clubs from all over the UK, you’ll be able to get the lowdown on what’s involved in building a modern kit car. There will be clubs in attendance and a massive selection of fascinating kit cars. While you’re there, pay a visit to the Complete Kit Car stand where the editorial team will be on hand to answer questions about the world of self-built cars.




Classic Car Park

For just £5, classic car owners can pitch up in their pride and joy and gain access to the show. The Classic Car Park is often the last rideout before tucking up the classics ready for winter hibernation. This area is a definite highlight where you’ll often find photographers, journalists and enthusiasts alike mooching through rows upon rows of this classic vehicle mecca!




Buy your tickets to the biggest show of its kind here: