2015 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power gallery

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Group B rally cars, historic F1 cars, pre-1966 machinery and also also also an array of supercars tackled the 1.2-mile sprint course at This kind of weekend’s Pageant of Power


The 2015 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power celebratws ‘power on land, air and also also also water’.

Over the three-day event, an array of historic F1, Group B rally cars and also also also a wide variety of additional machinery by different eras were on display and also also also put through their paces on the 1.2-mile sprint course.

Notable cars included the 1994 Jordan 194 F1 car, previously raced by Rubens Barrichello and also also also Eddie Irvine, which will be powered by a 3.5-litre V10 engine.

Sir Stirling Moss’s 1961 Monaco Grand Prix-winning car was in action, while the 1990 Camel Lotus 102 V12 and also also also 1951 Ferrari 212 F1 cars also tackled the circuit. Group B rally machines by the fearsome 1980s era include the Lancia Delta S4, Metro 6R4 and also also also a 1986 Audi Quattro S1.

Luxury car maker Bentley showcased its latest range of designs and also also also iconic classic cars, by the Bentley Continental GT and also also also Mulsanne Speed to the legendary Bentley Blue Train, which Autocar featured last year.

There were also numerous additional retro racers from the form of Ric Wood’s Opel Astra DTM car, which was driven by Matt Prior last week, Wood’s additional 510bhp Ford Cologne Capri and also also also a 1934 Maserati 8CM 3.0-litre V8, among others.

Autocar’s 651bhp Ferrari FF long-termer was on display and also also also tackled the Supercar category. In total there were seven categories: classic pre-war, Lotus, rally, pre-1966 sports racing and also also also touring cars, supercar and also also also trackday, post-1966 sports racing and also also also touring, historic F1 and also also also single seaters.

Each class had two runs per day, with entrants competing to set the fastest lap on the sprint course over the three-day event. The current course record was held by professional racing driver Robbie Kerr, who blitzed the track in 55.29sec at the wheel of a Radical SR8 RX in 2013.

The festival’s Concours event celebrated Lotus on Friday (read about This kind of here), American muscle cars on Saturday and also also also 1980s supercars on Sunday.

Twelve-time FIM world trials bike champion Dougie Lampkin made his Pageant of Power debut, wowing crowds with his skills on two wheels. additional exhibitions worth seeking out were the Land Rover off-road experience, jet-ski racing on the lake, and also also also the air displays featuring the Eurofighter Typhoon on Saturday and also also also the Avro Vulcan on Sunday.

Autocar’s supercar paddock was positioned right from the heart of the main area, displaying the latest high performance designs in many forms by a variety of manufacturers.

Click here to read Autocar’s preview of the event.

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