Wednesday, 5 September 2018



Blenheim Palace 3rd September: In excess of 1,200 of the world’s most sensational supercars and sought-after classics appeared this Sunday at the Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar on Sunday, 2nd September to the delight of over 15,000 visiting enthusiasts.
In a very short time frame, Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar has fast become Oxfordshire’s very own Motor Show. With the majority of super, luxury and hypercar marques represented alongside well-known classic car specialists and dealers, upwards of 400 Porsche models joined this year’s event to help celebrate the iconic marque’s 70th birthday to create a truly automotive bonanza!.
Central to the day’s activities was the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition. Located within the spectacular Great Court at Blenheim Palace, it was the fourth consecutive year for Pirelli to headline this unique competition which featured 80 hand-picked supercars from 1978 to the present day, all competing for the prestigious Pirelli ‘Best of Show’ award. The cars were presented in eight different classes as follows: ‘Evolution of the Sportscar’, ‘Open-Top Porsche’, ‘Porsche 911 GTs’, ‘Super V8s’, ‘Hypercars’, ‘Pure McLaren’, ‘Targas & Cabs’ and ‘200 MPH Club’.
A panel of automotive industry experts including well-known designers such as Marek Reichman and Frank Stephenson adjudicated over the competition with well-known television presenter and self-proclaimed petrol-head, Nikki Shields, acting as MC. An exceptional 2016 Pagani Zonda ‘Oliver’ Evolution was awarded the Pirelli Best of Show, with the same car also victorious in the popular Hypercars class. A 2016 MSO McLaren 675LT Spider took the Peoples’ Choice prize. 
Co-Founder & Sales Director, David Bagley said “The Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition was has become a must-attend event for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of modern classics built within the last 40 years. It is a unique event in a spectacular setting with a fantastic family atmosphere and it’s definitely become a calendar highlight for ‘Dads & Lads’ for sure! Next year will be even bigger and better! “.
Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK Chairman and CEO said The Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar show has become a fascinating attraction, showcasing some of the most remarkable and cherished cars on the road in Great Britain today. Our Pirelli Prestige and Performance competition at the event has again proved a great platform to celebrate the best supercars from 1978 to the present day. At Pirelli, we share the same passion for all things automotive, so we’re very happy to form a part of the show and enjoyed meeting the many owners and fans of these incredible machines featured within it."
2018 Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition class results:
Best of Show
2016 Pagani Zonda ‘Oliver’ Evolution
Peoples’ Choice
2016 MSO McLaren 675LT Spider
200 MPH Club
2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider
Evolution of the Sportscar
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
Open-Top Porsche
2015 Porsche 991 Targa 4S
2016 Pagani Zonda ‘Oliver’ Evolution
Porsche 911 GT’s
2004 Porsche 996.2 GT3
Pure McLaren
2016 MSO McLaren 675LT Spider
Super V8s
2009 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M
Targas and Cabs
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider

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