Chelsea AutoLegends: Royal Hospital Road

A wonderful chance to see more than 600 of the finest and most celebrated classic, competition and supercars in Central London.  As a precursor to Glorious Goodwood and closer to home, this was fantastic.   An impressive line up of over 30 iconic Le Mans cars ranging from Bentleys of the 1920s, through the Ferraris and Porsches of the 1960s and 1970s right up to today’s state of the art diesel prototypes that currently rule the French classic.  Also on show were the Aston Martin One-77, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 599 GTO, Pagani Zonda and the new McLaren MP4-12C.   Other highlights included special 50th birthday celebration displays of the E type Jaguars and Mini Coopers, plus the presence of two film legends: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Pink Panther car.   Added to this were a further 350 members who bought their own classic cars to Royal Hospital Road.  Despite the torrential rain, this was a wonderful day with many enthusiastic fathers sharing their passion with their wives and children.

Image copyright:  Lucy Elliott/The Kensington Magazine


Aston Martin Owners Club 75th Anniversary Spring Concours D’Etat Blenheim Palace Sunday 23 May

Amazing day out if you love Aston Martins – old or new (I personally prefer the really old, 1930s ones). Held at Blenheim Palace, AM celebrated its 75th anniversary by getting together more AMs than ever before. In prime position overlooking the lake were the pre-war AMs and in another prime position, in the Great Court in front of the Palace were the Bristols (the visitor cars), the £1M One-77, and around the grounds could be spied the new Rapide, the DB9 Volante, and the V12 Vantage Coupe.
A flypast was done by Caroline Grace in her husbands spitfire, over the lake. She learnt to fly and then learned how to fly acrobatics.. amazing. Not really into cars, I’m now hooked….