NEC show pride places filled

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

All 20 places avail­able for pri­vate en­tries have now been filled on the Pride of Own­er­ship dis­play at the Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics Restora­tion and Clas­sic Car Show on 5-6 March at the NEC, Birm­ing­ham.

Among those en­tered on the dis­play is a 1956 Stude­baker Golden Hawk that has had a painstak­ing restora­tion. Owner Richard Atkin­son says: ‘Af­ter a five-and-a-half year bare shell restora­tion tak­ing over 1100 man-hours, the car was fi­nally com­pleted in April 2012. With just over 600 left world­wide, you’re not likely to see many in the UK.’

Other cars in­volved in the se­lec­tion in­clude a Ford Cortina owned by a man who’s been a Ford fan all his life, an

Amer­i­can spec­i­fi­ca­tion Rover P6 and a Vaux­hall Viva owned by a 20-year old who’s shunned the pop­u­lar mod­ern clas­sics.

‘There were some in­cred­i­ble en­tries and the line-up show­cases the ded­i­ca­tion own­ers have for their clas­sics,’ says Richard Mor­ley, op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor of Lan­caster In­sur­ance, main spon­sor of the show. www.clas­s­ic­cars­for­

A 1956 Stude­baker Golden Hawk is set to steal the show at the NEC – but will it steal the Pride of Own­er­ship prize as well?

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