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Little Classics News: 14 August 2014

Wilton Classic Supercar Rewards Crowds with Amazing Machines

Wilton Classic Supercar Rewards Crowds with Amazing Machines

After some early showers on Sunday (10th August), the sun shone on the crowds at this year’s Wilton Classic Supercar with Castrol Edge. Classic legends sat shoulder to should with modern supercars, such as Lord Pembroke’s own 288 GTO and the all new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, which made its global debut at Wilton, ahead of its official launch later in the week at Pebble Beach.

Bentley Blower Le Mans

The new rally stage was a huge success; with crowds enjoying the rare spectacle of iconic group B rally cars in action, power-sliding around the tree at the turnaround point and spitting gravel high into the air on the track through the valley.

Jaguar XJ220

The Head-to-Head theme was the centrepiece, with two Mercedes as the centrepiece – the modern SLS nose to nose with Lord Pembroke’s 60 year old 300 SL gullwing, both cars with their iconic doors raised to the sky.

Classic Racer

The EFG paddock sported some exceptional classic cars, including a Bugatti EB110, BMW 507, Ferrari 250 SWB SEFAC Hot Rod, Ferrari California Spider (1958), Amilcar C6 Race car, Bristol 400 bodied by Pinifarina and even a Le Mans winning Bentley supercharged Blower.

Wilton Classic Supercar Show

Visitors were also able to see the Bloodhound, the car built to attempt to break the 1,000 mph barrier in South Africa in the coming months. Richard Noble OBE was on hand to speak to fans, young and old. Sponsored by Castrol, the 13m long car, in part powered by a Eurofighter jet engine, will surely inspire young engineers of the future.


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