Organisers of the annual Wilton Classic and Supercar event have announced a brand new headline feature for next year’s event, the Concours d’Historie. The new 50-car competition will be one of the main draws at the 4-5 June show, which was expanded to two days following a bumper year in 2013.
“The new show will be All About The Story,” said Lord Pembroke. “Because every car, old and new, has one: its design, its production, its use – racing, rallying, touring – maybe its discovery and restoration or, simply, its ownership. Our 2016 event is going to celebrate the people and stories behind the cars we love.”
In addition to the new concours, Wilton House will play host to a Six Nations celebration, with the motoring heritage of the great automotive superpowers vying for the public’s attention across the two-day event.
As with last year’s show, 150 places have been reserved for the public’s classic and supercars. Anyone is free to apply to display their car in the Wilton 100, which will see some of the country’s finest pre-1990 classics go on display on the Saturday, while Sunday is reserved for post-1989 performance cars. All entries must be driven to the show, and not trailered.
“Three core features are only part of the plan,” explains Lord Pembroke. “There’s a huge amount scheduled for the whole family, and an all-new web platform will be launched in the New Year to support it.”
Tickets for the event go on sale mid-December.