540 miles, 6 coffees, one tank of diesel and about 10 hours of driving is what took me too, and back, from Wilton Classic and supercar show in the stunning grounds of Wilton Hall. Held over two days the show is the baby of Lord Pembroke, a car fanatic who has what may be the most eclectic collection of vehicles this side of Dubai.
From a Bugatti Veyron, a 300SL Gullwing and an Alfa 8c all the way to a modified Honda s2000 track toy (that used to belong to his wife before he decided it was a fun toy). This is what interested me about the show, its not a big corporate event tailored to selling and it coudn’t have felt further from that on the day. It was more of a family BBQ with some nice cars dotted around. On more than one occasion you would find dads running around trying to stop their toddler climbing too far into a million pound plus supercar.
I decided to head down on both days of the event to see the variety of vehicles on display, split over two days (classics on the Saturday and supercars on the Sunday) there would be new areas to explore on both days, along with the more fixed part of the show near the house.
There was so many rare cars on display that even a CarreraGT and F40 were left in the public carpark pretty close to my A3.
Now excuse me while I find some more aftersun for my burnt head…