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Michelin Secret Meet 2021
Sometimes there are no words. And today, even the man whose job it is to talk about cars for a living admits to being momentarily speechless. Written by: Angus Frazer for JBR Capital As commentator Chris Dawes looks down from the control tower at the cars assembled on the grid at Donington for the lunchtime …
SCD Goodwood Season Opener
After a year of on-off-on lockdowns and very little driving, we were able to plan and run an amazing spectacle for SCD members and sponsors at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on the 15th May. Adam Thorby said: “We started Supercar Driver ten years ago with a very simple ethos. It’s all about getting people out …
Ignition GP is a result of a collaboration between SCD and ex F1 test driver and Le Mans driver Jonathan Kennard. The aim is to bring together the very finest Grand Prix cars from what we believe is the most exciting era of Grand Prix racing, 1989 through to 1997, taking shape in the form …
We Are Going Racing!
Praga Cars has been confirmed as Supercar Driver’s first ever ‘Official Racing Partner’ and has agreed a partnership for 2021 that will see the 114-year-old brand’s racing karts and R1 racing car take to the track at a number of SCD events.
Issue 38 | 10 Years in the Making
SCD member and contributing writer Rob gives his account of the 2020 Michelin Secret Meet, celebrating 10 years of SCD and seeing a true unicorn car. Written by: Rob Ward A change of format last year saw our first Secret Meet at Donington Park, with no famous group photo and no runway to hold us …
Video: Joe Macari – Racing at Le Mans, Gumball 3000 and driving a 250 GTO!
We sit down with Joe Macari to talk about some of his favourite memories including the past and the future of the car world, all the great cars he’s driven, racing at Le Mans and getting arrested on the Gumball 3000.
Video: Jaguar XJ220 – the overlooked Supercar icon?
Why is the XJ220 so undervalued and unloved? Do you think this perception changing as the latest and greatest are becoming that bit less involving and way too good?
Video: Porsche 718 Spyder – is this all the car you’ll ever need?
Matt from SCD jumps onboard the 718 Spyder to find out what this car is about and to decide if this is all the car you could ever need?
Video: Ferrari 330GT 2+2 v GTC4 Lusso
The first of two videos comparing new and old Ferraris and first up we have a 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 against a 2019 GTC4 Lusso. Both V12, both 4 seaters and both very similar money at present! Thank you to Hoodie Hut who supply our SCD apparel, that we use at events and shoots like …
Video: Driving a Ferrari F40 at 80 years old #BeLikeJohn
We caught up with SCD member John to find out about his life with cars, how he ended up owning his F40 and what other cool cars he’s had in that time. The moral of John’s story is if you own a supercar, get out and drive it and don’t have any regrets!
Supercar Driver celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a 65-strong collection of automotive rarity.
At the face of adversity, Supercar Driver made history once again this week, bringing some of the world’s most rare and desirable cars together for our annual flagship event. On 20th October 2020, Donington Park in Derby was packed with supercars, hypercars and racing cars to celebrate 10 years of arranging some of the most …
Praga : History Makers
We take a journey through the 100-year history of Praga, and find out why we should all be paying attention to them going forward. Written by: Tom Kent When you think of automobile manufacturers with the richest of histories and the greatest stories to tell, your mind will wander to Detroit and the Big Three, or …
Issue 37 | One of a Kind – Koenigsegg Regera
We take a trip to The Lewis Motor Collection aka Zach’s Garage to spend the day with SCD member Zach and his spectacular bespoke Koenigsegg Regera. When did you first hear about the Regera? The timeline is a bit odd because we ordered a Regera before we even thought about buying an Agera. The Agera …
Focus on: Monarch Enterprises
We meet up with David Thompson, founder of new SCD sponsors Monarch Enterprises, to learn more about how the business has grown and what makes them different to other supercar specialists. Written by: Daisy Cartlidge Brown What’s the story behind Monarch Enterprises? David has had a passion for cars since as early as he can …
Thrill on the Hill
SCD member Molly recalls her experience of SCD’s first event at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Written by: Molly Taylor Photos by: William Nattrass & Jacob Wimberley The morning of Sunday 27th September dawned clear and bright, and cold! It was a perfect day for a road trip to our favourite motorsport venue. Set …
Porsche GT Tour
SCD members Rob and Molly Taylor joined our Porsche GT Tour for a second year. Here’s Molly review of the tour from the co-pilot’s seat. Written by: Molly Taylor If you think the Ponderosa Cafe at the top of the Horseshoe Pass sounds like the most Wild West setting in the UK, then imagine the …
Spas & Cars at Grantley Hall
Our first Spas & Cars event shifts the focus on the other halves used to enduring the passenger seat, bringing a new aspect to a day out in the cars. As drivers, we love a good week crossing the incredible roads of the Alps, but it’s not always fun and games for our passengers being …
Video: Koenigsegg Regera
We met up with SCD member Zach from @Zachs Garage to chat about their brand new Koenigsegg Regera – from the buying experience to what it is like to drive!
Issue 36 | In the Presence of Greatness – McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
We spend a surreal day on the road with Tom Hartley Jnr in what he describes as the greatest car of all time, a road-converted McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. What do you love about the McLaren F1? For me, the McLaren F1 is the greatest car ever built, which it’s widely regarded by many others …
VIDEO: In the presence of the greatness!
We spent an unforgettable day with a McLaren F1 on the road and track however this was by no means a normal F1! This is chassis no 19R, the first of only ten Longtail F1s ever produced, it was the factory prototype and development car and it is the last McLaren F1 to ever have …
SCD Colouring Book
In collaboration with The Manson Group and Michelin Tyres, we have created a one-off publication, an SCD Colouring Book with 8 pages and 10 scenes that have been recreated using images from SCD events and shoots. 1,000 copies were delivered to all SCD members along with an additional 50 copies for the kids at Bluebell …
Issue 35 | Class of 2007
Matt turns back the clock and drives the three best track-focused supercars from 2007 to find out if they offer something missing from the supercars of today. Written by: Matt Parker For me, there are two kinds of cars we petrolheads hold closest to our hearts. The ones we had on our bedroom walls as …
Issue 34 – Now Available Online
We thought we would make our previous issue available to all.
VIDEO | The most amazing collection you’ve never heard of!
We will never forget the first time we laid eyes on this incredible collection a few years back – the sheer variety of road and racing cars, particularly legendary Group C Porsches and Jaguars is quite frankly staggering!
VIDEO | McLaren’s Finest? 675LT vs 600LT
Matt drives the track-focused variants of McLaren’s Sports and Super Series back to back to find out how the baby 600LT lives up to the acclaimed 675LT.
VIDEO | Keeping it in the family
We join father and son SCD members Nigel and Harry with their matching Speedster and 718 GT4 to talk about their shared passion for cars, especially those from Stuttgart.
Issue 34 | Le Mans Heroes – DB3S & Norwood P4
We spend the day with SCD member Roland to learn about his two vintage Le Mans cars, the stories of their history and the thousands of road miles he has covered in them both.
VIDEO | McLaren 675LT Spider
A new video in our series featuring SCD members stories and their cars… Meet Jon and his MSO 675LT Spider with pretty much all the trimmings!
VIDEO | VIPER ACR tearing up British b-roads
Thanks to our friends at XL Leasing we spent a few weeks with their uncompromising Viper ACR. Made for wide open racetracks we decided to take it out of its comfort zone and find out what it’s like on real roads in the heart of the Peak District.
VIDEO | The 66,000 mile Carrera GT
High mileage Carrera GT’s are a rare sight, especially 66,000 mile cars, so when this one came up for sale at the Octane Collection recently we had to have a drive!!
Issue 33 | King of the Mountain – Tour Delle Dolomites
SCD members Martin and Sue experience the first Tour Delle Dolomites in all its glory from Austria to Italy.
VIDEO | BMW Z8 v M3 CSL
Meet SCD member Mike and his two //M cars – the BMW Z8 and M3 CSL.
VIDEO | 25 Supercars Take On The Alps
Our annual European Tour from Geneva to Monaco covering over 800 miles across the Alps.
VIDEO | Heveningham Tour
The day before the Heveningham Concours, we led 30 supercars and classic cars on the road for a 60 mile jaunt round Suffolk concluding with a Putin’s Picnic.
Issue 32 | Magic Moments – Heveningham Concours 2019
We return to Suffolk for another petrol-fuelled weekend at an event which has quickly become a highlight in our calendar.
VIDEO | Driving a Porsche 993 Turbo S
Thanks to our friends at Lakeside Classics we get up close and personal with the legendary Porsche 993 Turbo S for a day in North Wales with stunning scenery and weather.
VIDEO | Nine Hours of Automotive Greatness! The Ultimate Track Day?
Over 400 cars for our 2019 Secret Meet powered by Michelin, exclusive use of a grand prix circuit and no noise limits for what we consider to be the ultimate track day event!
VIDEO | Driving an Aston Martin One-77
How often do you see a One -77 let alone get to drive one? A big thank you to Nicholas Mee for letting Matt get behind the wheel of such a special and illusive hypercar and always what a pleasure to share this experience with all our viewers!
Issue 31 | Secret Supercar Meet 2019 #SSM19
Nine years of graft, nine months of planning, nine hours of automotive greatness!
VIDEO | The £23m Supercar Showroom
A preview of the new multi-million pound Tom Hartley Showroom!
Issue 30 | Naturally Aspirated Group Test
We look at the evolution of these naturally aspirated driver’s cars over the last 15 years and compare the best from Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Issue 29 | The Ultimate Grand Tourer
Matt spends a full week with the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T on the SCD Tour de Alps to find out if it really is the ultimate grand tourer.
VIDEO | Lamborghini LP640
Meet SCD member Richard and find out about how he came to own this LP640 what it’s like to live with and drive.
Issue 28 | SCD Tartan Florio
Matt recalls the best bits from the 2018 Tartan Florio, our tour of the best roads and venues in Scotland.
Issue 27 | Best of the Breed
Matt tries out the two ultimate 997.1 911s back to back to find if it’s the pure driving tool or the ballistic powerhouse which reigns supreme.
VIDEO | Is this the greatest Supercar meet of all time?
2018 Secret Supercar Meet powered by Michelin After 7 years this event gets bigger and bigger
Issue 26 | Ferrari Tricolore
SCD member Glyn tells us about his trio of very special Ferraris.