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Little Classics News: 16 June 2015

Classics Reward Record Crowds at Pageant of Power

Vintage racer on hill

This year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) attracted record visitor numbers thanks to an action-packed programme of classic and modern power on land, air and water.

The three-day extravaganza included the last display of the Vulcan, Dougie Lampkin MBE performing stunts on land and on water, a celebration of Lotus, US muscle cars and Eighties supercars – not to mention a roster of packed action on the track.

Lotus Elan line-up

After three strong concours events across the weekend, it was the 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S, owned by Adrian Marshall, that took the highest accolade and was named best overall concours entrant.

Hill Climb

Out on the track, it was the Force PC, driven by Gary Thomas, which got the fastest lap of the weekend with a time of 58.34. He took the prize for post-‘66 competitors. For pre-‘66, it was Andrew Smith in the Cooper T43 who was quickest, with a time of 65.80.

Classic Lotus line up

The most consistent car of the weekend was the Chevron B48, driven by Damon Milnes, who received the Bentley Coupe D’Honneur, with Tony Haywood on the Norton Rotary claiming the award for the most consistent motorcycle.

Chevy truck

James Hall, event director said: “It’s been an incredible weekend, with what is without a doubt our best ever content. As a result, this year saw us achieve our biggest ever crowds, with numbers of over 65,000.”

Chevy line-up

Cheshire Classic Cars hosted the concours event and Iain Tyrrell, managing director, said: “There’s no doubt about it – the concours has been a great success this weekend. We’ve been really impressed with the standard of cars that have taken part, from the rarest Lotuses to some immaculate US muscle cars and, of course, dramatic Eighties supercars.


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