For the last couple of years I have really enjoyed attending this event and was looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with some fine metal in 2016. The bad news then is that I won’t. With the new vision for the Wilton Classic & Supercar being, they say, as exciting as it is ambitious, it has been decided today to reschedule the event for the Summer of 2017.
The ‘vibrant’ new brand, with its theme, ‘Celebrating The Stories Behind The Cars We Love’, was only recently soft-launched, but a highly enthusiastic response has obliged the organisers to delay the event date to make the most of its potential.
“We’ve been taken aback by the widespread support for the vision,” enthuses the event host and creator, Lord Pembroke. “Its scope seems to grow almost by the day, so rather than compromise in any way, we’d rather deliver a perfectly-formed and exceptional show in 2017.”
With a bold new website central to the revised brand, there’s lots of new technical development, too. “We want to get the clever functionality right, which is getting more sophisticated all the time,” explains Pembroke. “We’re doing some very cool things. All very new.”
Moreover, Wilton Classic and Supercar has other plans due in the new year, all designed to prepare the ground for the new 2017 Wilton Classic and Supercar weekend. The organisers will be launching the new website in due course and I for one am keen to see it.
I sincerely hope that there is not some underlying issue with this event, with sponsorship and the like, and it is just to allow time to get it right, as indicated. The Wilton Classic & Supercar Show has been a great addition to the calendar. Long may it continue. Geoff Maxted