Following our Wilton Preview, The Drive to Wilton House 2013 and the Worlds Most Expensive Traffic Jam, its finally time for our report on the main event of Wilton Classic and Supercars 2013. The fifth edition of the classic and supercar show at Wilton House was the biggest and best yet.
The location alone makes Wilton Classic and Supercars worth a visit; set in beautiful gardens, Wilton House is a country house that has been the family home of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years. A particular eye catcher is the Palladian Bridge that connects both sides of the river Nadder that runs through the gardens.
For Wilton Classic and Supercars various areas are created on the lawns, including the supercar paddock, Aston Martin centenary timeline, classic car displays, entertainment areas and various hospitality tents from partners like HR Owen.
Highlight of the day were the arrivals of the super- and hypercars that came in through the main gate of Wilton House. Lined with crowds the drive into Wilton House gives the attending supercar owners a rockstar feeling as they wind their way through the gardens to the display area.
We arrived with our Jaguar F-Type and over 200 other supercars at Wilton House under police escort, various supercars revving their engines in anticipation and to entertain the crowds. At the very end of the supercar parade was a select group hypercars that had their own little display area right in front of the house.
The hypercars attending this years Wilton Classic and Supercars included six Pagani Zondas, three Ferrari Enzos, two Bugatti Veyrons, a Bugatti EB110, a Gumpert Apollo, Porsche Carrera GT, a Stealth B6 and a Koenigsegg CCX Revo.
One of the highlights of every Wilton House show is the rev-off. Here the attending cars battle for the title of ‘Loudest Car of the Show’. One by one the hypercars got a chance to rev their motors to impress the crowds, and this year the loudest car was a black Stealth B6, although the red Ferrari Enzo came in a very very close second!
After the rev-off we had a look around the grounds to see what else Wilton Classic and Supercars 2013 had to offer! Near the river we found the Aston Martin Centenary timeline, as by now probably all know Aston Martin celebrates its 100th anniversary today and for the occasion Aston Martin GB and the Aston Martin Club brought together 100 Aston Martins representing the entire history of the British marque.
Close to the main entrance of the house there were two dedicated displays from two other British brands, Jaguar and McLaren. Jaguar displayed the amazing C-X75 Concept along with the new F-Type, XJ 220 and a XJR-15. McLaren on the other hand displayed the McLaren SLR Edition, the legendary McLaren F1, the limited edition 50 12C Spider and the new MSO 12C Spider.
On the other side of the house HR Owen had a display of their latest luxury cars including the new Maserati Ghibli and many others. Next to it was the EFG International Paddock with many precious classic cars. Also in this area was a display with four historic RUF cars and two race cars; the Le Mans winning Audi R18 E-tron driven by Allan McNish and the 1980s Porsche 962C Le Mans car.
As with Goodwood Festival of Speed, its not just the show grounds that are interesting, the parking lots hide many gems in plain sight. Our photographers had a look around and captured the best cars in the gallery below.
We were very impressed with Wilton House Classic and Supercars 2013 and will definitely be back next year! Special thanks to Jay Broom and the Earl of Pembroke and their team for a top event and also special thanks to Jaguar for supplying the excellent F-Type V6!