BRITISH RACING 1960s ONWARDS
A look at Britain’s defining motorsport legends from the last 60 years, cars that took the fight to the established automotive marques - and won. In the hands of some of the great drivers, these machines flew the flag for Britain’s engineering ingenuity and ‘can do’ attitude, triumphing at iconic circuits and earning legions of fans in the process.
THE LEGENDARY V12
A symbol of both engineering excess and precision; unashamedly loud and unflinchingly powerful, the V12 engine has been the beating heart of some of the greatest and most famous cars to grace our roads. With fewer of these iconic engines being produced, our Legendary V12 class celebrates the finest cars to be powered by the inimitable engine.
Pushing the boundaries of automotive possibility, braving new frontiers of mechanical and engineering endeavour, modern hypercars represent the pinnacle of driving performance. We bring together a formidable array of pioneering machinery, representing the awe-inspiring nature of the hypercar world.
Some cars are simply too unique and idiosyncratic to be confined to the criteria of our feature classes. This is where our Wildcards come in; a display of truly rare and spectacular cars that exemplify the diversity of the automotive scene, each with their own specialities and story to be told.
ENLIGHTENED ALL ABOUT THE AERO
The era of pop-up headlight design – unfortunately cut short by safety regulations – gave rise to some of the most beautiful car designs ever. Streamlined and simplified, car manufacturers would come up with ever more ingenious ways of concealing the headlights, and here we pick our favourites.
CORVETTE A DESIGN ICON
Often overlooked for the beauty of its design, we pay homage to the Chevrolet Corvette. In its earliest iterations – particularly the C1, introduced in 1953 – it’s a veritable icon of timeless automotive design. The C2, including the ‘Stingray’ Coupé version was supposedly inspired by the Bugatti ‘Atlantic’. In this class you'll fully appreciate the genius of its design.
Revisit London in the swinging sixties, when Britain led the world in music, fashion and of course, cars. We’ll assemble automotive icons that roared around London when it was firmly the centre of the cultural world - stylish machines favoured by the rich and famous: from the Jaguar E-Type to the Mini Cooper S, Aston Martin DB5 and many more; era defining cars that quickly became stars in their own right.
THE GREAT COACHBUILDERS
A retrospective celebrating the greatest coachbuilders, automotive artisans who created avant-garde wonders consistently through the decades. Icons that emerged from the storied design houses - evocative names such as Zagato, Pininfarina, Figoni, Frua and more. These were creators of moving artworks, that are just as jaw-dropping today as they were when first revealed to the world.
THE PURPLE COLLECTION
In this class, we take a modern twist on Henry Ford’s famous quote, welcoming cars in any colour as long as it’s purple. It remains a rare choice today but some of the most striking performance cars are finished in this shade, stretching right back to Ferraris of the 70s. We celebrate those brave souls who believed and purple, and have been rightly rewarded.