A year later than originally planned, an amazing cavalcade of more than 375 Triumph Stags celebrated the much-admired British sportscar’s 50th birthday – the stylish Michelotti-designed 2+2 having been launched to the world back in 1970. With such a fabulous turnout, it was no surprise that the Stag Owners’ Club was presented with the Adrian Flux Trophy for the Car Club of the Show. Another eye-catching parade marked the 40th anniversary of the time-travelling DeLorean DM-12 with no fewer than 20 of the iconic time-travellers attracting massive attention throughout the day.
Marking the 25th anniversary of his World Championship win in 1996, Hill delighted a record attendance when reunited with his title winning Williams-Renault FW18 for some evocative laps of the famous Grand Prix track. “I can't believe this is the 30th year of the Classic and yet it is my first visit. I have thoroughly enjoyed the day and the accessibility to the paddocks and cars is superb,” enthused Damon.
The day reached a rousing conclusion with the two stunning Peugeot 908 Le Mans prototypes of Shaun Lynn and Francois Perrado duelling for victory among the Masters Endurance Legends and then the ever-entertaining antics of the Classic Mini Challenge providing a fitting finale to a fantastic weekend. “The weather might not be quite as summery as we might have hoped, but it did absolutely nothing to dampen the spirits,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic promoter Goose Live Events. “It was clear from all the smiles just how pleased everyone was to be back enjoying all that The Classic has to offer.”