CHOL­MONDE­LEY POWER AND SPEED

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -

CHOl­MONDe­ley Cas­Tle, CHesHire, 10-12 JUNe

It might have changed its name but the re­branded Pageant of Power still fo­cused on what it does best – tyre-smok­ing su­per­car demon­stra­tions.

The big changes this year came for fans of newer metal – in­clud­ing the chance for vis­i­tors to drive the track in Fri­day’s Mo­tor­show Live! runs and se­cur­ing a Fer­rari FXX for the week­end’s per­for­mance car out­ings.

The 107 cars put through their paces on the Cheshire stately home’s 1.2-mile cir­cuit in­cluded a big clas­sic con­tin­gent, among them Tony Wor­swick’s ral­lypre­pared 1976 Fer­rari 308 GTB and Chris Wil­liam’s 1929 Napier-Bent­ley.

The only let­down was the dis­play area ded­i­cated to clas­sic clubs on the venue’s pe­riph­eries, which was no­tice­ably qui­eter than it has been in pre­vi­ous years and felt re­moved from the heart of the three-day event’s ac­tion. But show­go­ers who stopped for a closer look were re­warded with plenty of clas­sic metal – in­clud­ing turnouts from the TVR Car Club and the South Cheshire Clas­sic Col­lec­tors’ Club.

Event di­rec­tor James Hall says: ‘De­spite it be­ing a damp week­end, it’s been a fan­tas­tic oc­ca­sion, with some in­cred­i­ble con­tent and a num­ber of firsts. We’ve been de­lighted with the suc­cess of Mo­tor­show Live! while the beer, food and com­edy fes­ti­val was a won­der­ful added el­e­ment.’ David Simister

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