March 16, 2022

More brilliant rusting relics have been unearthed for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, ready for the UK’s biggest barn find display at Birmingham’s NEC.

Held from 18-20 March 2022, the Carole Nash Barn Find display is one of the show highlights, with another superb mix of vehicles, from commercials to classic sports cars and plenty more between for visitors to enjoy.

Guaranteed to draw a crowd is the oldest vehicle on show, Harry Larcombe’s 1949 Jowett Bradford ice cream van that just brims with character. It’s also very rare being one of only four that are known to survive.

Even more unusual is a 1966 hearse based on a Wolseley 6/110 belonging to Steve Bennett – it was built and used in Ireland. It’ll be accompanied by his 1973 Wolseley Six and a stylish 1959 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon.

There are also plenty of fascinating British classics, including a pair of Ford Escorts such as Brendan Donohue’s 1983 Ghia model that hadn’t turned a wheel in 15 years when it was rescued, and a 1994 Si Estate owned by David Sharp.

They’ll be joined by Andy ‘Ace’ Harrison’s 1974 Austin Allegro Super that will be treated to a few period upgrades when it is restored by the team at Acespeed.

An interesting trio of cars belonging to Mark Fishpool are also guaranteed to prove popular, his barn finds being a 1982 Rover SD1, a 1966 Austin Healey Sprite and a delightful 1956 Hillman Husky.

Speaking of Rovers, the 1992 216 GSi owned by Andrew Zacharia is back on the road and due to be treated to a rolling restoration.

Craig Thompson imported his 1975 Jaguar XJC V12 from California and it’s going to be converted to right-hand drive, while another British classic in the form of a 1976 Morris Marina is going to be restored by none other than the team from Practical Classics magazine.

Wrapping up this year’s entries is a wonderful 1961 Austin LD Luton Van of Dave Wilson. Enthusiasts of classic commercials are going to love this proper working vehicle.

Show Director Lee Masters said: “This year’s show promises a very special collection of vehicles that is sure to attract enthusiasts of all ages.”

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, is held 18-20 March 2022 at Birmingham’s NEC with tickets now on sale. For more information as well as the ticket prices and booking details, visit