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2014 Classic Motor Show

This weekend we attended the 2014 Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham, Sponsored by Lancaster Insurance. We had a ball doing our live pattern taking demonstrations on our stand all weekend, showing the public and motor trade how we make a Savile Row suit for your car.  We've never done the live demos before and we enjoyed the opportunity to show you what goes into making a bespoke cover. Every pattern we have on file was created in the same way, using traditional tailoring techniques to measure and fit the car in much the same way you'd expect to be measured for that luxury suit. We also had requests from various exhibitors to take patterns from their pride and joy whilst they were on their stands. This generated huge amounts of interest from the crowds, most noticeably so when we took a pattern from one of the most iconic cars there, KITT from Knight Rider, being exhibited by Staffordshire Knight. Here's a selection of the hundreds of pictures we took over the weekend. Hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them. Our Stand [caption id="attachment_5984" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]The Aston under wraps The Aston under wraps[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5987" align="aligncenter" width="1224"]Gav and Alex Gav and Alex, suited and booted and ready to take you orders
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5990" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Taking Patterns on the Aston Taking Patterns on the Aston[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5993" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Elliot gets a bit carried away with the marker pen Elliot gets a bit carried away with the marker pen
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5996" align="aligncenter" width="960"]Team Selfie! Team Selfie!
[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5999" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Elliot mans the decks Elliot mans the decks[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6001" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Polia and Stacey advertise the stand Polia and Stacey advertise the stand[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6003" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Polia, Elliot and Stacey Polia, Elliot and Stacey[/caption]   Around the Show [caption id="attachment_6007" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6010" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Jaguar D-Type Jaguar D-Type[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6012" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Back to the Future DeLorean Back to the Future DeLorean[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6014" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]ECTO1 from Ghostbusters ECTO1 from Ghostbusters[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6016" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Oliver and his Movember Tache Oliver and his Movember Tache[/caption]   Barclay Lola Formula 3000   [caption id="attachment_6018" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Taking a pattern from the Barclay Formula 3000 Race Car Taking a pattern from the Barclay Formula 3000 Race Car[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6019" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Taking a pattern from the Barclay Formula 3000 Race Car Taking a pattern from the Barclay Formula 3000 Race Car[/caption]   Penguin Speed Shop - 1928 Model A Ford   [caption id="attachment_6021" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Look at that blower! Custom pattern for Penguin Speed Shop Look at that blower! Custom pattern for Penguin Speed Shop[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6022" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Oooh shiny! Oooh shiny![/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6024" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Elliot explains the process to onlookers Elliot explains the process to onlookers[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6025" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Stacey with the Model A Ford Stacey with the Model A Ford[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6026" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Elliot and Polia, happy in their work Elliot and Polia, happy in their work[/caption]   Penguin Speed Shop - 1932 Model B Ford Pickup   [caption id="attachment_6028" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Polia covers the mirrors Polia covers the mirrors[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6029" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Serious faces, this must have been a tough one Serious faces, this must have been a tough one[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6030" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Oh, maybe not Oh, maybe not[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6033" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Nearly finished... Nearly finished...[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6035" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]The finished pattern The finished pattern[/caption]   K.I.T.T.   [caption id="attachment_6037" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]KITT was easily the biggest draw at the show KITT was easily the biggest draw at the show[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6038" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]As you can see from the crowds... As you can see from the crowds...[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6040" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]And as you can see, we were very happy to be involved And as you can see, we were very happy to be involved[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6041" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Polia loves KITT Polia loves KITT[/caption]   Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the show our best yet, we really enjoyed our time there and the people we met, old and new. Hopefully we'll see you all there again next year.