New additions to this year's 'Best of British' event announced
Wilton Classic and Supercars returns on Sunday 5th August when once again Lord Pembroke will allow a great collection of classic and current supercars to park on his lawn alongside a host of trade stands and other attractions. This year sees an increase in display cars, air displays, more trade and club stands and the addition of a dedicated classic car display area. McLaren are now sponsers for 2012, so expect it to be a significant presence over the weekend.
V12 Zagato now confirmed for Wilton House
As many of you will know, the format is simple yet effective, with a parade of supercars arriving on site at 12.00, and with over 200 cars expected on the day you can be sure it will be a sight (and sound) to behold. Thes then arrange themselves on the lawn to be admired. Alongside the house will be a range of classic cars from dealers and car clubs alike in addition to the EFG International paddock and as the show has a theme of 'Best of British' you can be sure to see some excellent cars from E-Types to the MP4-12C. Aston Martin are embracing this theme by bringing a new V12 Vantage Zagato and a James Bond-spec DBS to Wilton House.
The entertainment isn't just on the ground either; there will be an aerobatic display from a Lynx helicopter at around 3 p.m. An Apache helicopter is also provisionally booked, and we'll keep you up to date with the progress of its availability.
Tickets for the event are now on sale and prices are as follows:
-Adult Ticket - £12 in advance and £15 on the day -Child Ticket (5-15) £5.60 in advance and £7 on the day
Premium tickets are also available priced at £30 for adults and £15 for children and this ticket type is only available in advance. Premium tickets include entry to the event in addition to VIP parking, entry into the Italianate Garden Enclosure overlooking the classic car display area including the Deckerdence bus offering licensed bar and food and a tour of the State Rooms of Wilton House.
More details on ticket options, the event itself and booking details can be found here.
PistonHeads will have a dedicated parking area on the day in an area adjacent to the trade area which leads to the house itself. To register your intention to park in the PH area please add your name to the calendar list here to help us manage numbers.
My first time at this one. We had a great day. Really enjoyed the cars and the things taking place in the air. Big thx to all those involved
5hole10 Aug 2012
As a local Salisbury resident, I have to say this is without a doubt the BIGGEST event on the social calender!
I attended the 1st event 4 years ago & was blown away by the event, I have missed the last 2 years due to family & work commitments so this year come \hell or high water I was going to attend!!
I have got to say the way the event has grown is beyond comprehension! that 1st year we had about 3 row of cars on the lawn & that was impressive enough, but when you see what it has grown into now it is a petrolheads wet dream & to think of all that money going to our local charity really takes your breath away!!
Congrats to Jay & The Earl for such an amazing day!!
PS if you can get next years date confirmed nice & early it would be appreciated as I want to be there again!!
One of my fave shots from the day.....
Edited by 5hole on Thursday 9th August 14:33
f1ten09 Aug 2012
I've just spent 7 hours catching up on all the missed phone calls, text messages, emails, facebook messages, tweets and so on, as well as reading through as much of the local, national and indeed international media generated from the weekend. It has been frankly overwhelming and once again I feel privileged to have been able to orchestrate the supercars at Wilton House.
I have a long list of people to thank, but there are two equally important groups that need public recognition: the drivers of the supercars, who gave up their time at their expense to be a part of it all, and the thousands upon thousands of people who came along to see us. The weather predictions were atrocious, the Olympics were at their height, and still it seems we'll be giving a bigger cheque than ever before to the Stars Appeal charity because of their enthusiasm and commitment. I could barely doff my cap and harder.
I want to thank the sponsors, who brought so much passion, let alone content, to the show - EFG, McLaren, Graham London, Bugatti, Hackett, Aston Martin, QuickSilver Exhaust Systems, and of course our valuable media partner: Pistonheads.com, where this all began. I hope we've done you all justice!
And to William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke, 15th Earl of Montgomery, wearer of poncey driving gloves - here's to next year.... MATE!
fatboy1808 Aug 2012
Well done Chaps , Just wish I could have been there too