21 July 2016
Over 300 cars and 2,600 visitors attended the annual Supercar Sunday on the 17th July.
Italian cars were out in force for this popular event, organised in association with Ginger Beer Productions, and for the eagle-eyed, there were some unexpected treats.
The Campbell Car Park became a sea of red Ferraris and the Campbell Lawn hosted a gathering of Porsches, including a 924S from 1987 once belonging to Freddie Mercury. A variety of cars was parked up in the Motoring Village including a quintet of Triumphs and a selection of E-Type Jaguars, including one with its bonnet open to display the thorough restoration the engine had undergone. An orange Lotus Elise 400R, a bright red 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Mk V and a jet black Mercedes 230SL were also on show here while in the Aircraft Park, Nissans and GTRs made a welcome addition to the displays.
A 1992 TWR Jaguar XJ220, one of only of 271 built, is a car rarely seen on the road, let alone up close and it made a great impact when let loose on the twisty circuit at Mercedes-Benz World during the demonstration laps at lunchtime. This was quickly eclipsed by John Reaks’ Benetton F1 B190, which was driven to victory by Nelson Piquet at Suzuka and Adelaide in the 1990 F1 World Championship and Kevin Mason’s Formula Nippon.
At 2pm, a crowd gathered around the Best Of Italy stand in the main Paddock as Maserati driver and TV personality Jodie Kidd unveiled their new racing car inspired by the Maserati ‘Candini’ 3200. Nearby and cutting a dash in a bright pistachio green was the ‘Twiggy’ car, once owned by the agent of the 1960s star and displayed in celebration of 50 years of the Lamborghini Miura.