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Practical Classics Restoration Show March 2018 – Show Report

The past weekend saw the club attending the Practical Classics Restoration show at the NEC for the second time. This year the club was allocated a much larger 5 car stand up from last year’s 2 at the bottom of the largest hall.

The club and the cars received a lot of attention, with lots of comments from those that used to own them, those that want to buy another, lots of new members wanting to join and in the case of Gemma’s 1000 someone getting a bit emotional in a moment of nostalgia.

There were a good mixture of cars on the stand, with the 5 being:

  • Gemma’s restored Toyota 1000, Olly
  • Malcolm’s restored TA23 Celica GT, it’s first time on the road in 19 years.
  • Ian Evans’ restored MA61 Celica Supra
  • Geoff’s 1982 Celica Sunchaser
  • Alan’s KE25 Corolla
KE25 Corolla being worked on at the show.

The spirit of the Practical Classics show is to demonstrate what can be achieved restoration-wise, and many stands will work on the cars live, something quite unique to this event. The TEC stand was no exception, with Alan’s Corolla receiving some upgrades to it’s ignition system and some work on it’s carburettors over the course of the three days.

In all, the show was a great success for the club with a great deal of interest shown and a lot of new members joining, with the TEC stand being a credit to all those involved.



Our next event is quite soon – Retro Toyota Day at Toyota Carlisle on the 8th April. More information can be found on our Events Calendar, or on the Retro Toyota Day Facebook page.

For more images from the NEC, click here for our gallery.



2 thoughts on “Practical Classics Restoration Show March 2018 – Show Report

  • Tony Whatley

    Hi there. Would just like to thank the members of the club who I spoke to at the recent show at the NEC.
    Everyone was really friendly and I was given some great advice about my cars and was told about where to source parts (TCB Callington) which I have since used and picked up the TWO parts that I needed for my 83 ST Coupe.
    Tony Whatley
    South Wales.

    • Adam Delaney

      Great news Tony, thanks for stopping by and glad you found the parts you needed.


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