Tickets are now on sale for the new Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar public day on Sunday 3 September. Available to purchase on the official launch site ‘blenheimclassicsupercar.com’ the must-visit event has been created by luxury automotive organisers Salon Privé, alongside Blenheim Palace.
The family-friendly event will showcase more than 350 of the world’s greatest classic and supercars in the stunning surroundings of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site. The Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition is the focus of the day, featuring 80 sensational super and hypercars built from 1976 to the current day, hosted by prestigious Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli within the Palace’s Great Court. With eight pre-selected classes including ‘Hypercars from the Lawn’, ‘Super Roadsters’, ‘30th Anniversary of the Ferrari F40’, ‘Pin Ups’ and ‘Porsche 911 Targa’, it’s an exciting competition culminating in the Winner’s Parade later in the afternoon.
Details of the full classes can be found here. Other highlights include one of the largest gatherings of Ferraris ever seen in the UK; with 150 examples of the world’s most famous sports car manufacturer coming together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari Owners’ Club and the 70th anniversary of Ferrari itself.
“This truly is a must-attend event for every car lover and enthusiast; it is an unmissable opportunity to see the most extravagant and spectacular hypercars, supercars and classic cars on the planet, all at the most affordable price imaginable,” said Andrew Bagley, Co-Founder of Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar. “Set against the equally spectacular backdrop of what is undoubtedly ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, this new show allows visitors to get closer than ever before to the world’s greatest automotive marques such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Noble, Pagani, Rimac, Rolls-Royce, Zenvo and many others,” he added.
The new public day is an extension to Salon Privé’s long-established ‘Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition’, which already attracts in excess of 6,000 visitors a year. A wide selection of food and refreshments will also be available from Blenheim Palace’s eateries throughout the day. Built in the early 18th century to celebrate Britain’s victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession, Blenheim Palace is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.