Later in the morning the coveted Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (Pre ’63) was by won the unique 1961 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Breadvan’ of Lukas Halusa – the scarlet icon beating a number of hard-charging E-types including one raced by Martin Brundle, the well-known F1 driver turned Sky TV pundit.
With the track dry once again, next up on the retro roster came the Masters Endurance Legends staged for GT and prototypes that raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in between 1995 and 2016.
The evening’s final two races were also for the sports racers, this time from earlier golden eras. The Yokohama Trophy for Masters Historic Sports Cars was won by the Lola T70 of Alex Brundle who will team up with father Martin to contest the 60th Anniversary E-Type Challenge on Sunday.
TV personality Mike Brewer was another excited to be back meeting friendly faces at The Classic – his informed and entertaining Car Clinics on the Village Green stage attracting large audiences throughout the day.
When not on parade, all cars were on public display among the many thousands of classic cars exhibited by car club members. Their record turn-out being further proof of passions undiluted by months of lockdowns.