NEC show pride places filled
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.classiccarsforsale.co.uk
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?