Record Turnout for ‘London’s Biggest Show on Wheels’

Posted on September 5, 2011 by

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London now hosts the most popular motoring event in the capital after the second Chelsea AutoLegends.

The event, which took place on Sunday, celebrated the swinging sixties and attracted over 8,000 guests despite a downpour half way through the day.

Le Mans driver for Peugeot, Anthony Davidson said: “It’s great that London now has a super show like this”.

Organisers of the event were delighted with the record attendance which saw an improvement on last year’s gate by over 3,000 guests; all of which turned up to enjoy over 600 of the greatest Classic and Supercars the world has seen. These ranged from historic Minis and Jaguar E-types to the new Lamborghini AventadorMcLaren MP4-12C and Aston Martin One-77.

Aston Martin One-77

Lamborghini Aventador

McLaren MP4-12C

Visitors were also treated to a live interview with a true automotive legend, Sir Stirling Moss, who later went on to greet the extensive range of vehicles that arrived in the PistonHeads Supercar Run.

Towards mid-afternoon the heavens opened, but despite the rain there was still plenty to see and do with the masses of trade stands as well as an auction set up specifically to help raise funds for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Eric Verdon-Roe, Chairman of Chelsea AutoLegends said: “It was our ambition to make this year’s show bigger and even better than last year’s event and clearly we achieved that objective with more amazing cars, an increased show area, more fund-raising for the Royal Hospital and, despite the unhelpful weather, a greater public turn-out.”

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