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The Live Stage

Hosted by Discovery Channel's 'Wheeler Dealers' Mike Brewer and Edd China, the Live stage presents a full daily programme of activities including 'Edd's Practical Challenge', classic car parades, special guests, meet the experts, gameshows, giveaways and general tomfoolery all day, every day. It's not a formal or stuffy affair, just come along, grab a seat (it's free to all ticket holders), meet the guys and enjoy the show.

Please bear in mind that the schedule is subject to change. Click here to see a working copy which be updated regularly. 


If you're a fan of TV motoring programmes then, no doubt, you'll already know all about our regular Live Stage hosts Mike Brewer and Edd China.

Their Wheeler Dealers series is one of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel.

Mike, Edd  and Paul meet and greet the fans



Mike Brewer is the cheeky, chirpy, cockney chap who buys and sells cars while his TV partner, Edd China, is the middle class, public schooled, 'English eccentric' engineer who's (often unenviable) task is to repair and restore Mike's purchases to tip top condition for sale, aided by the show's technical advisor Paul Brackley. 

Mike then sells the car on, hopefully for a small profit, usually accompanied by the phrase ‘’old out yer aaand, you’ve got yerself a crackin’ motor’. Granted, it’s a strange pairing (how they ever met in the first place, no-one really knows), but it's one that absolutely works



Evolution, finally explained by TV's Wheeler Dealers Paul, Mike and Edd

As Mike's Practical Challenge has become harder each year, Edd's had to bring in the reinforcements – our good friends from Practical Classics Magazine. Editor Danny Hopkins and his team of experts have joined Edd on stage (and the behind the scenes) working together every step of the way to get the restoration project up and running by the end of the show on Sunday.

They triumphed with the Triumph Spitfire in 2011 and made mincemeat of the Morris Minor Van in 2012. What with Edd and Practical Classics face in 2013??? 

The Morris Minor Van restored by Edd and Practical Classics in 2012

For those of you not of a technical persuasion - don't panic!

The Live Stage is not all about mechanics. There's lots of fun to be had and a great atmosphere!

We did it! We built it in 3 days, from a pile of bits. Lets flatten it!

When they are not in 'Wheeler Dealers mode' Mike is a very busy and well repected motoring journalist. He also presents the hit new show 'Trading Up' as well as having recently published a new book and opened his own car dealership!

Edd can usually be found creating rather spectacularly engineered creations. For example, Edd held a world record for 'fastest furniture' with the 87mph sofa/coffee table arrangement he built...Why? Well, why not!

To keep in touch with Mike and Edd you can find them via:

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To find out more about Discovery & Discovery HD channels' great line up of programmes click on the logo:


Practical Classics has a 30-year tradition of delivering the very best, hands-on classic car experiences to its readers. Every staff writer and contributor works on and restores their own classics, and each issue is packed with rigorous buying advice, real-world product tests, inspirational classic driving features and fascinating historical insight. 

Practical Classics is also a campaigning title, taking the concerns of classic car owners to Parliament and keeping its readers' classics where they belong - on the road. So come and join PC in the workshop - the kettle's on!

Practical Classics:


It's the Big 3-0!

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Join us as we celebrate 30 years of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. Take a walk down memory lane to see how the show got started and hear from some of the people who were involved way back when. ... Read More

Edd and the Practical Challenge

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The winner has been drawn! Congratulations to Andrew Crowe from Leeds on winning the car that will be restored live on stage over the duration of the show - a 1976 MGB Roadster. ... Read More

Meet Discovery Channel's 'Wheeler Dealers'!

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Mike Brewer and Edd China along with the unsung hero of WD Paul Brackley, will be at the show presenting all sorts of classic motoring-based features and fun on the Live Stage. What will Edd's 'mission impossible' be this year? ... Read More

Your club at the next show?

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Hundreds of classic car clubs display cars, sell regalia and sign up new members at the show (and have a great time to boot!). Applications for the 2014 are currently open. If you interested in taking part, click the link. ... Read More

Do not miss the Classic Bikes!

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Do you love two-wheeled, as well as four-wheeled machinery? Right next door you'll find an incredible display of two-wheeled classics plus trade stands and live action at The Classic Motorbike Show. Just walk through, it's absolutely free to you if you've got a Classic Motor Show ticket! ... Read More