Lotus Cortinas and Bloodhound SSC star at annual Burpham show

| 13 Sep 2013

More than 150 classic cars and 'bikes were at the annual Auto Historica show at Burpham, West Sussex and were enjoyed by some 1500 visitors.

Star attraction was Bloodhound SSC, accompanied by its project director, former Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble.

To tie in with Bloodhound's appearance, a special Rocket Car Challenge was held, in which youngsters built small-scale models of the car with the fastest time of the day awarded the honour of having their name on the LSR challenger's tailfin.

The event also celebrated Aston Martin's centenary with a timeline starting with the A3 (as featured in C&SC) and running up to the Vanquish, while there was a mighty showing of Lotus Cortinas to mark the model's 50th anniversary.

Clubs displays included a superb turnout of microcars, plus dozens of Italian supercars and exotics and Rolls-Royces.

The event had a 'vintage' theme including Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast, military vehicles and 'planes and 1940s music and dance.

The public vote for Best Car went to a 1968 Austin SS pick-up whilst Best Motorbike went to a mint 1972 Ducati 750 Sport.

The event raised thousands of pounds for the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice and next year’s show will be held on 31August 2014. Click here for further details.