Second event cancelled!
2 events we have been due to exhibit at have now been cancelled
NEC Restoration Show due for next weekend has been postponed and we have news in today that the Spring Beaulieu Autojumble has been cancelled too.
We will keep you updated of any further changes to our events diary.
We are still due to be exhibiting at the years Restoration Show at the NEC, we have some great newly sourced stock and a new larger pitch opposite to last years site. Find us in hall 4 near the stairs down to hall 5.
Obviously the current health situation in the UK is on everyone’s minds and we will update all our followers as soon as possible if the organisers inform us of any event changes or cancellation.
We are delighted to announce a collaboration with one of the leading companies in the heritage paints industry. At present we are working together to produce a range of period correct colours for various oil and petroleum brands, ideal for DIY or professional restorers alike. These colours will be as close as possible to those originally used on many items of garage memorabilia, matched to original pieces including pumps, cans etc. produced in traditional coach enamel, aerosol and more. Exclusively supplied by Vintage Automobilia.
We will be launching the range in March at the NEC Restoration Show and will have some stock available at the show. Full details available in the coming weeks.
The fantastic Classic Motor Show at the NEC has come and gone for another year and we are already looking forward to the next on. We would like to thank all our customers and friends who stopped by the stand to say Hello and who purchased items from us.
For anyone who didnt make it here are some pictures of our stand in Hall 4. We hope to see you there next year!
A recent purchase and we just had to share it with you, this superb and completely original Wellsaline enamel has recently joined our personal collection. A very rare piece in this form, some double sided flange type signs also survive, in a much darker green base and with black writing to the top.
You may think this sign looks familiar, well in recent years hundreds of fakes have emerged, many sold at autojumbles, antiques fairs and that famous internet auction site.. very crude in finish and dark in colour, flat and convex metal. There is always a place for reproduction items but out and out fakes produced to dupe buyers is something we do not condone, we’re proud to offer only genuine original signage to our clients.
A pair of dispensers saved from disaster by their previous owner! Purchased by us from the small country garage they have been at from new, they had spent many years stored in a building due for demolition and were pulled from the site moments before the builders took over. Theyll make great additions to any collection once restored.
An interesting project has arrived this weekend at Vintage Automobilia. A c.1920s Gilbert & Barker T8 with some modifications to suit its original position under a canopy, the neck has been heavily reduced and a sightglass added to the door for the gauge.
We were privileged to purchase this directly from the small garage where it worked and be able to see where it was sited and keep that history with this interesting piece.
Now assesed and being prepared for restoration to start.
The team at V.A. are back at base following a fantastic few days at the always incredible Goodwood Revival. We wanted to share some pictures with you all for those who missed our stand over the road. We had some new as yet unseen purchases with us following Beaulieu autojumble the weekend before and some newly restored pumps completed in time for the event, available pieces will be added to the shop pages this week.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello or purchase items to add to their collections. Looking forward to next year already!
5 projects pumps due in stock this week!
We are always hunting for pump projects to keep us busy and this week will see the delivery or 5 genuine, original pumps including 3 more Beckmeter M50’s. A great size of pump, these late 1950s pieces are available ‘as is’ for the DIY restorer (be quick!) or can be reserved to be restored by us on commission in your chosen livery, delivered and set up by our team.
Please contact us for further information.
A rare and early Dunlop tyre showcard that recently surfaced via an antiques specialist in Ireland. A UK piece, of painted hard board construction, circa 1893-1896, prior to the company name change to include Dunlop. How has this delicate piece survived for at least 123 years! Now on it’s way to a top UK collection, we have been privileged to handle this little advertising sign and know its found the right home.