The inaugural running of the UK's newest prestige concours – the C&SC-backed Warren Classic & Supercar Show – is just 10 days away and will feature a stunning line-up of rare and exotic classics.
The event takes place at the picturesque 350-acre Warren Golf & Country Club in Woodham Walter in Essex on 4 May and will showcase 100 classic cars in 10 concours categories.
Classes range from veterans to modern supercars and some spectacular machines have already been signed up.
They include the UK debut of Corrado Lopresto's sensational Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Aprile Spider (main image and above) that caused such a stir at Pebble Beach last year. Stephen Payne’s Baldwin-Payne special (below) is another previous concours and C&SC star.
Other standout cars include Nick Pellett’s 1914 Sunbeam TT, a pair of Facel Vegas, an AC Cobra and, from JD Classics, the ex-Clark Gable Jaguar XK120 and Ogle Aston Martin DB5.
There are three marque classes, one for Aston Martin, one for the Porsche (focusing on the 911) and one for Mercedes-Benz. One of the most enticing classes, however, is the Ferrari-dominated Italian GT group featuring Nial Holden's ex-Eric Clapton 275GTB (above) and Gavin Moule’s 250GT SWB (below) among others. Rarer than any of them will be Martin Kent's one-off Lamborghini 400 Monza, an interim Neri and Bonacini-bodied 2+2 based on a 400GT.
It is not all about the elite machinery, however. Vehicular access to the site on the day will be by classic car only, with visitors' classics going into a special concours - judged by C&SC - in which they stand to win a year's free insurance. Until the dedicated classic car park is full, entry for a classic car is £20 regardless of how many people are in it.
When it is full, classics will need to park in the general public free parking just a short walk (or vintage bus ride) away from the main event and entry will cost from £10 per adult.
As well the classic car activity, there will an aerobatic display by The Blades, plus live music and entertainment.