Vehicle event is an education in restoration
More than 5,000 visitors are expected at the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show in Shepton Mallet later this year.
The show, in its 13th year, will feature up to 150 exhibitors, including classic car clubs, traders and autojumblers, spread over four indoor arenas.
The owners' clubs and restorers will host live displays and offer visitors expert restoration advice. Suppliers and autojumblers will all be offering a wealth of motoring gadgets and spares.
Event organiser, Nigel Stevens, said: "So many of our visitors are looking for advice, restoration services and spares to restore or maintain their vehicles over the winter months and that's exactly why the supplier and autojumble aspect of the event is growing in popularity with visitors.
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"Being an indoor event also enables us to attract visitors, whatever the weather."
The themed club displays are a speciality of the show, and Mr Stevens anticipates the usual high standard of entry.
"Owners' clubs are confirming their displays all the time, but the show already has confirmed entries for extensive restoration projects," he said. "Other car clubs will focus squarely on aspects of car restoration, be it engine or chassis, general overhaul or finishing touches, such as chrome work and polishing."
Visitors can bring their own classic car to show off in the VIP viewing area, or buy a classic vehicle at an on-site auction, which is held on the Sunday by leading classic vehicle auctioneer Charterhouse.
The event is at the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, over the weekend of November 2 and 3. Doors are open from 9.30am to 4pm on both days. Tickets are available for £9 at www.bccsl.co.uk and car parking is free.