Sunday 9th April saw a spectacular gathering of 210 Supercars at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire. Over £50m worth of cars turned out to enjoy the glorious weather and celebrate the start of the supercar season.
The event is an annual 'secret' meet and season opening event for members of Supercar Driver and this year’s event was powered by Michelin to mark the launch of the new Pilot Sport 4 S tyre. Michelin were able to mingle with their end users and the most special cars were parked in a Michelin Supercar Paddock for all to admire.
The event had a dual purpose, an important charity aspect but also a chance to bring everyone together and take arguably the world’s greatest 'family' photo!
Each car made a donation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice upon arrival, raising £11,400 in just two hours and bringing the total raised by Supercar Driver to a huge milestone of £50,000, with the help of a couple of generous members following the event!
An incredible selection of cars made their way down the runway to assemble for the photo. The front row alone had a value of over £15m with poster cars such as F40s, F50s, an Enzo, Carrera GT, 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, two rare Jaguars by way of an XJ220 and XJR15 race car and the latest and greatest Bugatti Chiron sandwiched between two Veyrons. Where else could you see all these together in the UK?
Row two consisted of yet more iconic and rare cars starting with a line of Ferrari specials; F12 TDF, 599 GTO, 458 Speciale, 16M, 430 Scuderia, 360 Challenge Stradale and the crazy Novitec N-Largo. Next was a British trio with a Noble M600 flanked by an Aston Martin GT8 and V600 Le Mans. Further down the line was a Lamborghini Aventador SV, two of Stuttgart’s finest in the form of a GT2 RS and 911R followed by the ridiculous Team Galag TG3. Lastly there were four beautiful and rare McLarens; an MSO HS, 675LT Spider Carbon Series, SLR MSO Edition and SLR Roadster 722 S. Of course we can’t forget Sergio Perez’s 2011 Sauber Ferrari F1 car nestled in between the first two rows courtesy of the guys at Heritage F1!
With 2017 marking Ferrari's 70th anniversary, the third row was all Ferraris as a nod to the prancing horse. Behind the Ferraris, another 9 rows continued to showcase about the most varied group of supercars you’re ever likely to see. Lastly, a Nimrod jet was moved into place as the as the cherry on top of the world’s greatest car photo!
We're over the moon with the amount raised and that the event was deemed a success. Plans are already underway for an even bigger and better event in 2018 - watch this space!
A feature from the Daily Mail can be found here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4401772/Spectacular-photo-200-range-vehicles.html