The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) will introduce its brand-new Skills Zone at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, to deliver help and advice on the functional but intriguing aspects of classic car ownership.

Bringing together Federation partners and businesses with practical workshop demonstrations, the FBHVC Skills Zone will feature training sessions led by the Heritage Skills Academy Training Director, Steve Beaumont.

Visitors to the stand at the heart of Hall 5 will be able to enjoy a series of ten-minute tutorials followed by 20 minutes of hands-on experience. Dealing with subjects important to anyone involved in the maintenance or restoration of classic vehicles, the sessions will cover aspects such as tyres and electrical fault-finding.

In addition to this, demonstrations from the partners such as Harry Fraser Vehicle Upholstery and Clement & Boggis will demonstrate the fine art of re-trimming and “wheeling”. Alongside this, King Dick Tools’ Managing Director, Griff Roberts, will be giving a talk on choosing the right tools for the job and how to use them correctly.

The new Skills Zone perfectly captures the ethos of the Classic Car and Restoration Show by bringing you, the show goer, into the event and getting hands on with real-life resto requirements. It’s about learning new skills, gaining advice from others and inspiring you to get your own project, or finish the one you’ve started. It’s a must attend for any enthusiast.

The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, is held 27-29 March 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC. For more information as well as the ticket prices and booking details, visit