Essex concours triumphs on its international debut

| 5 May 2013

Nearly 7000 people flocked to the inaugural Warren Classic & Supercar Show on Saturday (4 May).

The crowds easily exceeded estimates for the new event, held at the historic Warren Golf & Country Club in the Essex village of Woodham Walter.

Also surpassing all expectations were the quality and international flavour of the cars on the concours field.

More than 100 entrants showed everything from veterans to modern supercars across 10 classes.

They included Corrado Lopresto's magnificent one-off Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Aprile Spider making its UK debut. 

The stunning car was a worthy runner-up overall, but the top honour was taken by Steve Osborn's wonderful Ferrari 250GT Lusso above).

Other class winners included actress Mischa Barton's Rolls-Royce Camargue in an eclectic post-war touring group, Gavin Moule's Zonda F, Martin Emmison's AC Cobra 289 (above) and Ron Hing's Ecurie Sonauto Porsche 2.7RS Lightweight (below).

Not taking any prizes, but a firm favourite with judges and visitors was Marco Trevisan's Austin-Healey 100S, which was driven to the concours from Switzerland and displayed with flies from at least four different countries spattered across it. After the Essex show Trevisan was planning to head down to Perranporth in Cornwall, the home of the Healeys, and then up to Scotland for a rally.

The Marussia F1 team had a car on display and driver Max Chilton was also there, having entered his father's MGB for the concours.

More than 200 of the event's visitors turned up in their classics to form their own show in the dedicated classic car park (above).

C&SC recognised their efforts by holding a car park concours, which was won by Neil Bell for his charming Ford Consul Capri GT. Bell gets a free subscription to the magazine and a year's free insurance from Hagerty Insurance.

Other attractions included a superb aerobatic display by The Blades and live music from Heart FM.

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