It’s the time of year when the classic car shows start cropping up. Always worth a visit, admittedly not full of 4x4s – although you can guarantee Land Rover exhibits – but you cannot beat a good stroll around some great classic machines. The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show is now in its 13th year and will once again be held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, over the weekend of 2nd/3rd November. The organisers are expecting up to 150 exhibitors, including classic car clubs, traders and autojumblers spread over four indoor arenas. Being an indoor event, means that you don’t have to worry about the weather. 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 Sunday by leading classic vehicle auctioneer Charterhouse. Tickets are available at a very reasonable £9 at www.bccsl.co.uk and car parking is free.