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Little Classics News: 10 June 2015

Group B and F1 Classics at Pageant of Power

Camel Lotus 102

Classic motorsport cars will be hitting the track at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) from 12th to 14th June, as the event celebrates F1 and Group B rally cars.

One of the cars representing F1 throughout the weekend will be the instantly recognisable 1990 Camel Lotus 102 (top), the only Lotus to use a V12.

CPOP is very lucky to have the Lotus 18 Formula One car in which Stirling Moss took victories in 1961 at Monaco and the fearsome Nurburgring. After some time in Italy and club racing, it then became part of Tom Wheatcroft’s famous historic motoring collection at Donington Museum until it was sold in 2011, re-commissioned for racing and competed at the Monaco Historic – the scene of its first victory – in 2012.

1951 Ferrari 212 F1

Joining these Lotus’, will be a very rare 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 Monoposto (above). This particular car has quite a history, with many years of racing in the Americas throughout the 1950s. After racing, this special Ferrari didn’t turn a wheel for nearly two decades when, in 1972, it was discovered in a Montevideo garage and then restored for attendance at events such as this.

Adding to the F1 line up is the Jordan 194 3.5lt V10 from the 1994 World Championship season. This car achieved numerous top ten finishes including 4th in Monza at the hands of Rubens Barrichello, 6th in Spain driven by Eddie Irvine and 4th in Monaco with Andrea de Cesaris at the wheel.

Audi Quattro S1

Taking on the legends of F1 will be some true icons from the spectacular Group B era. One of the key highlights is the car that set the standard in the Eighties and brought the high-performance four-wheel drive coupe to the masses – the Audi Quattro S1 (above).

In HB works Audi colours, this machine is powered by Audi’s famous 2.1-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 420bhp in this state of tune. Another icon of the Group B era is the 500bhp, 1986 Lancia Delta S4. With an iconic Martini livery, this racer competed in the final year of this legendary rally class.

1986 Lancia Delta S4

The festival will honour the Lotus marque on Friday, American Muscle cars on Saturday and Eighties supercars on Sunday.

As for the two-wheeled aspect to the event, CPOP is welcoming bike legends Dougie Lampkin MBE and Sammy Miller MBE throughout the weekend, in addition to Triumph, the Millyard Viper V10 and a Suzuki Hayabusa.

In addition, Sunday will see the world’s only flying Vulcan take to the skies above Cheshire for the last ever time.

Visit www.cpop.co.uk



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