Last Sunday saw the area of Chelsea play host to some of the finest cars on the planet as the Chelsea AutoLegends show took part. It was a fantastic day out and one we were pleased to attend! This was only the third year of the event and it was the biggest and best so far with thousands in attendance from all over the country as well as a number of local attendees.
The event took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital and included cars such as the new Ferrari FF, the Lamborghini Aventador, the Bugatti Veyron, the Rolls-Royce Ghost and other iconic cars from past and present.
There were also themed areas, such as the supercar paddock, the rally car paddock and the “70s Cool” area, amongst others. Classic F1 cars were also on display.
The supercar paddock was one of the main attractions, particularly when the 20+ supercars being exhibited all drove in off the street one at a time giving the crowd something to cheer about as the cars made their way through the grounds towards the paddock area. Whilst doing so they revved their engines to show off the immense sound such supercars make. In particular, the driver of the fabled Ferrari F40 gave it a much wanted blip of the accelerator much to the crowds delight.
Additionally, the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car was on show with the project director, Richard Noble, saying: “It’s great to be invited to show at Chelsea AutoLegends. Although we are determined to smash the record, Bloodhound’s main objective was to get young people interested in science, engineering and technology and I really feel that the Techno Park can help us reach that audience, as well as celebrating British innovation.”
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Another notable car on display was the Ferrari 458 with the particular dealer that supplied the car allowing visitors to sit in the car and experience what life could be like if they parted with the thick end of £200,000, let alone the cost of a motor insurance quote. What made us laugh however was the number of kids eager to get behind the wheel and, in turn, push every button possible…
There were other legendary cars there too, such as the Peugeot 205 rally car and the Ford Escort Cosworth rally car. Then there was a Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 and a number of classic American muscle cars, such as the Ford Mustang Mach 1 and the Chevrolet Camaro SS.
There were even television screens setup to ensure those in attendance didn’t risk missing the Belgium Grand Prix that took place on the same day. All in all it was a fantastic event and one of the highlights of the summer for petrol heads!
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