The Secret Supercar Meet Powered by Michelin is the season opener for Supercar Driver… it gives members the opportunity to get together after the cold winter months and look forward to a busy summer of events. With around 300 cars expected, this one looked set to be huge.
And it didn’t disappoint.
Although the rain did its best to dampen spirits, by 10am, the airfield was beginning to fill up as more and more members arrived. The scale of this event is seriously impressive, with pretty much every make and model of high-end performance car, supercar and hypercar represented.
The members’ parking stretched for around a quarter of a mile, with dozens of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porches, McLarens, Mercedes, BMWs, Maseratis, Audis, Jaguars and Aston Martins. This spectacle was worth the trip alone, but there were some extra special treats in the main display area.
With the sponsors’ stands either side, in the middle sat two rows of automotive exotica. It was like a who’s who of top supercars, which included, two Bugatti Veyrons, two Koenigsegg Ageras, A Ferrari Dino, two F50s, an F40 an Enzo, a Pagani Zonda, and, the stars of the show – a Ferrari FXX and an Aston Martin Vulcan.
There was a real buzz of excitement as everyone savoured the opportunity to get close to so many automotive icons, and we spoke to dozens of customers old and new, as they came over to the Akrapovic stand. With a Ferrari 458, a 488 GTB, an Audi R8 V10 Plus and our own RS7 development car on display, we were able to demonstrate the fantastic sound of our titanium systems. Customers could then head inside our marquee to view the exhausts in detail and chat with a specialist. We had plenty of inquiries, which we will be forwarding to the relevant dealers.
But the best was yet to come. At 1pm, the organisers gathered everyone together for the coveted SCD group shot.
There was then a flurry of activity as the marshals, guided by a rather brave photographer in a cherry picker, arranged many millions of pounds’ worth of cars into a neat order. The completed group shot looked terrific.
Thanks to everyone at SCD for running such a fantastic event and congratulations to the members for raising over £22,000 for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Thanks also to everyone that visited the Akrapovic stand with special thanks to the guys who brought along the fantastic display cars.