Great Escape Cars is taking a stand at the show to promote our workshop business. And give away an E Type. Yes, honestly, Ok, a bit honestly: we're not actually permanently handing over the keys to a £50,000 E Type to some lucky, lucky devil, instead we're giving away a weekend in one of our four E Types, worth up to £650. So even if you don't want to discuss the finer details of inner sill replacement with us there is a good reason to drop by the stand. Entry is simple: tell us who you are by completing the form, we'll draw the winner out of the proverbial hat after the show and if you've won, we'll tell you straightaway. If you haven't well, obviously, we won't.
The Practical Classics show promises to be well worth a visit: it's built up a decent, loyal following and provides a more rough and ready mix of stuff than the flashier Classic Car Show in November.
The Great Escape Cars stand will be an opportunity to see one of our project E Types during restoration: if you have a project then we'll also be on hand to talk about how we work and what we do.
Our workshop business is a little different to most restoration garages because it was born out of necessity: running a large hire fleet means you rely on good, honest repairers. The trouble is, I struggled to find them. After shelling our hundreds of thousands of pounds repairing my cars - and repairing the repairs in many cases - I called time and decided to set up my own workshop in 2011. For the first few years we worked flat out maintaining the Great Escape Cars fleet. Now, with four permanent workshop staff, we're offering the same service to classic car owners.
The principles are based on what I learnt as a workshop customer: all I really wanted was good communication, a fair and transparent price and reliable turnaround. So those are the things that drive how the workshop operates.
You can find out more about what we do at www.greatescapecars.co.uk or call 01527 893733. Find us on stand 300 in Hall 5 at the Practical Classics Restoration Show.