Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
Location: Cholmondeley Castle, SY14 8AH,
From the outside, Cholmondeley Castle looks as sedate as you would expect from any English stately home.
But for three days a year it comes alive to the sights and sounds of turbo-charged motoring action.
This is when the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power hits the Cheshire venue.
This year it takes place from June 10-12 and its theme is supercars.
Speed is guaranteed as bikes and cars from through the ages do battle on a testing 3.2-mile track.
The circular course has already attracted more than 150 entries for this year and visitors are invited to soak in the meeting’s unique atmosphere.
Classic cars and beautiful bikes
The cars on display all go back over 100 years. Name a decade and you will be sure to see examples of some of the best from that area.
The 1910s (1913 Chalmers Speedster), 1920s (1923 Alfa Romeo), 1930s (1935 Lagonda Rapier) and 1940s (Bentley Blackpool Special) give you just a taste from the early years. But it doesn’t stop there.
A 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MkI, 1973 Ford Capri and Ford Cortina Mk5 represent more recent times. Also look out for the unmistakeable Chevrolet Camaro 2/28 (1968) and amazing GTD40 Mk2 (1966).
Bikers aren’t forgotten, though, and the one-of-a-kind Viper V10 is among the two-wheeled delights on offer. This hand-built 500bhp beauty is capable of hitting 207mph. It’s joined by a 57-years-young Vincent Viscount. It looks a power biker’s dream and may even reach new heights post-modification.
Don’t leave without …
• Having at look at the club displays: The Lotus 7 Club, Jaguar Drivers’ Club and Fiat Coupe Club are among those already going.
• Checking out the craft beer festival: 20 different brews are on offer, including cider.
• Enjoying the food: Whatever your tastes, there are foods from around the world here, with a selection of Japanese and Mediterranean offerings among many more.
• Listening to the live stand-up: Comedians Ray Peacock, JoJo Sutherland, Rahul Kholi and Dave Johns are among the performers.
Adult tickets cost £22 on Friday and £27 on Saturday and Sunday or you can get a three-day pass for £74