Going hell for leather care at the London Classic Car Show

The London Classic Car Show at the Excel was billed as a must-attend event for classic car owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts.


London Excel - Classic Car Show 2018  Stand view 2018

Over the four days at the Excel (February 15-18) it certainly didn’t disappoint as visitors clamoured to see more than 700 of the world’s finest classic cars and enjoy the spectacle of the Grand Avenue parades of rare street and competition cars. They included the only surviving 1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead – the car used by Winston Churchill to address the crowds during his election campaigns in the 1940s.

As experts in the leather care and restoration, we were there to offer help and advice to classic car owners on keeping their pride and joy vehicles looking as good on the inside as they do on the outside.

Winning formula

Show highlights included an appearance by former F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell who delighted crowds by driving his favourite Benetton F1 car on the Grand Avenue and signing the Formula Ford in which he won 27 races.

There was also a rogue’s gallery of getaway cars made famous in films or used in real-life robberies. This was curated by car-loving actor Philip Glennister, aka DCI Hunt from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

Lister unveiled its Thunder supercar, capable of speeds of more than 200mph, while Morgan revealed the +4 GDI sporting model, aimed at would-be racing, rally or hill climbing drivers.

Colourlock at Classic Car Show 2018  Colourlock at Classic Car Show 2018

Quality car leather care

As well as keeping the engine ticking over and maintaining the bodywork, owners of classic cars also need to devote attention to the leather upholstery. If not properly cleaned and cared for, it will soon look the worse for wear.

As a result, visitors at the show were on the look-out for high-quality leather care and restoration products. Our team met more than 500 people and handed out over 1,000 leaflets to those expressing an interest in our products and services.

It goes without saying that we were more than delighted to share our expertise in all things leather to ensure that classic car owners stay in pole position when looking after their car interiors.

Mercedes seat repair by Colourlock

For optimum car leather care we recommend:

COLOURLOCK Leather Care Kits for regular cleaning and maintenance.

If on the other hand, you have a new car or brand new leather then COLOURLOCK New leather Care Kit is ideal.

COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver is best for restoring old dry leather.

COLOURLOCK Leather Softener for softening old and hard leather