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Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show -
The show began for us on Friday lunchtime when the show cars arrived from different directions and converged on our stand in Hall 5 of the NEC. In addition, Peter Lockley bought the display boards and Lynda bought the display walls in her Astra. The display was completed by Richard Hyde bringing a regalia stall
Early to arrive was Mike Wilkes's Big 9 restoration project, on a trailer and Steve O'Hara in the self-
Saturday was the busier of the two days. As well as welcoming members and guests, Steve Smeltzer was on hand to answer technical queries. Mike was busy fitting a rear wing on the Big 9 and wiring up the electrics. The four cars filled a stand that was intended for 5, though there was still room for Paul to rebuild his spare SLO4 engine alongside his exhibit. Steve busied himself sorting out his exhaust manifold. Everyone admired the gleaming Imperia-
In the evening the participants staying locally availed themselves of the "Little Owl" for dinner and glass or two of Brakespears. We lost the hour during the night so it was a struggle to get the stand open on the Sunday morning for 9am. (Or maybe it was just the Brakespears causing the difficulty) Our thanks to the members who visited us during the day. The Club's presence amongst 100 other clubs at the show is one way in which we raise the profile of your Club and this has resulted in an improving membership count this year. Our thanks to all those who supported us. We hope to see even more of you and your cars over the summer's events.