With just a couple of weeks to go, the 15th annual Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars show on Sunday July 15, 2018 is revving up to be one of the best ever events. This year’s marque is Land Rover, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary as one of the UK’s most iconic brands. Amongst the many examples of classic and modern Land Rovers at the show will be the original 1948 prototype and a 1953 Land Rover Series 1, which was part of a fleet which accompanied the Queen and Prince Philip on a six month Commonwealth tour soon after the coronation.
Another highlight of the show will be a visit by Paddy Hopkirk MBE. He is one of the greatest British rally drivers of all time, having competed in 283 events, and most famously for winning the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini. The actual car will be at the show! Paddy will also be leading the Rally Car parade.
There will be over 2,000 vehicles on display, with some very remarkable and eclectic examples, including the custom-built ‘Meteor Special’ that is powered by a 27 litre Meteor engine from a Centurion tank. Other vehicles at the show will include the ex Neslon Piquet Formula 1 Benneton and an original 1966 Ford GT40, over 40 Supercars including McLaren – Lamborghini – Noble – Ferrari – Aston Martin – Porsche and a host of interesting cars from the Haynes International Motor Museum. Numerous tours and parades will feature throughout the day and twice there will be an engine fire-up of the Benetton F1 car and some early 1900’s race cars.
Alongside the familiar AutoJumble and Craft stalls will be the new Catering Village, where a superb array of high-quality artisan food and drink, together with music will be available in a single venue. However, for a truly exclusive experience why not become a ‘Member’ and turn your visit into a fantastic day out with access to unrivalled show facilities throughout the day – including a Buffet Luncheon in the Members Marquee on the East Lawn.
Fun for the family is another focus for this year’s show. To ensure that the children don’t miss out on Land Rover’s 70th Birthday there will be the battery-powered ‘LittleLandies’, giving them the opportunity to try out the Land Rover experience! The Children’s Area provides a safe play area, particularly for younger children with a bouncy castle, slides, and roundabouts. Budding young racing drivers (and we are sure some adult ones as well) will again be able to test their skills on the slot car racing track. The custom built circuit is based on the Scalextric Digital system which allows up to 6 cars to race on a 2 slot track with lane change overtaking. There will also be remote control cars on a grass racing track.
Live Music from Arcadia Jazz and Pantasy Steel Band will be performed throughout the show.
Charterhouse will again be running a fabulous auction for both Classic and Supercars. Charterhouse had the pleasure of conducting the first auction in the beautiful Castle grounds in 2009, which was very successful. Since then each subsequent auction has been built upon with hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles being sold – with a top price achieved by an Aston Martin DB6 restoration project for a not inconsiderable £150,000.
We look forward to seeing you at Classic & Supercars 2018.