Stoner Supercars and Classics weekend took spot on Saturday Might the 21st and Sunday the 22nd 2022. We attended the event on the Sunday and it was a wonderful working day with fantastic weather conditions and a great choice of classic automobiles and supercars.
This was certainly a bigger occasion than in earlier a long time. Beforehand below just been supercar Sunday, but this 12 months it was renamed as supercars and classic and took place about the weekend, so two times of supercar on vintage car or truck utopia.
We resolved to just take our Lancia D24 (beneath) and we have been delighted that we were requested to spot it on the central garden in front of the household. What a great start out to the working day.
Other Cars and trucks that we beloved that ended up on the entrance garden:
This is an absolute stunning instance. Talking to Jeff the owner, who I’d satisfied formerly, it is his pride and joy, as a lot of classic automobiles are for their house owners. He told me that the car in his ownership has has a respray and a short while ago all the chrome has been accomplished. Bravo Jeff. A wonderful vehicle, and a single of my all time favourite Mercedes-Benz. What a beautiful wanting car.
I just enjoy the paint perform and colours and detailing on this Porsche. Pretty really amazing.
Just a strange and diverse hunting motor vehicle. It’s the first open Lamborghini and the rarest basic Lamborghini, as only 52 have been made concerning 1976 and 1979. There are seemingly only two on the street in the Uk. Bravo to the operator.
This Jaguar was not an initial motor vehicle, but spectacular nonetheless charming detailing. This car or truck was it Ecurie Ecosse LM-C, a homage to cars and trucks raced by them in the early 1950s. Stunning. So interesting.
This Ferrari is a reproduction, but a amazing car for guaranteed. It sounded excellent. Regard to the operator.
Later on in the working day I fulfilled a previous operator of my Lancia D24 (underneath), what a superb chat I had with Len and the record of the car and his strategies and guidance were being terrific.
Then to some of the Supercars that caught our eye:
What about this event….
Properly it is a clearly show that is nonetheless in its infancy, so building and has lots of prospective. With the party getting over the weekend I felt there were being not as numerous vehicles on clearly show as it’s possible there could have been, as homeowners will have brought their autos on only 1 of the two days.
The Charles Stanley Supercar Paddock evidently played host to an completely gorgeous array of vehicles, but I was unaware of exactly where this was. I walked the entire venue 2-3 times, and there did not feel to be a devoted supercar place, nor very clear Charles Stanley branding.
Steve Rider was compere. He likes the Lancia, and we talked around the automobile and his correct hand drive Fiat 500 (iconic). A awesome chap with a enthusiasm for cars. On the other hand, I felt the occasion organisers did not make the most of him in the course of the working day.
The event appeared to be effectively attended, meals and drink in sufficient provide, incorporated a dedicated bar (which I do not try to remember in earlier decades), having said that, when I evaluate this party to the numerous other automobile displays that I attend there are lots of factors for improvements for next calendar year, which in my beneficial way I will move these feelings on to the organisers and see if any get taken up.
Details for improvement
Electronic mail Newsletters
A lot of pre-function electronic mail newsletters about the celebration if you signal up to the newsletter. If you really click on on some of these e-mail hyperlinks they just take you to pages with no details (so damaged links) which is not very good. Surely not a fantastic person expertise.
There was no map, no agenda, and conversation of the times situations had been non-existent. There was a phase, speaker procedure, but you could not listen to or see this except if you had been within just 50 metres of it. I’d suggest owning an on line site with all the details. for the day, a QR code on show about the location pushing customer listed here. Also to have speakers all-around the location so you can hear the talks, agenda announcements and compere.
Cellphone signal/ Wifi
There was zero cellular phone signal on internet site, and Wifi was intermittent, and only on when in close proximity to the household. So the event missed a trick on this, so social media publishing would not have been as ample as it could have been. Every single to improve this.
The organisers attempted going a few vehicles all over to make it a bit additional interactive for visitors, but that did not genuinely function. Cars pootling at 3-4 mph is not genuinely what car basic cars and trucks and undoubtedly supercars are all about. They also tried out to get the Thames Valley Ferrari house owners club to rev their Ferrari Engines, but except if you ended up in the vicinity of the PA process you’d not have known this. Function to be performed listed here.
A lot more retailers
Only a handful of vendors listed here. I’d like to have noticed 30-40.
No hospitality for the auto entrepreneurs
Glimpse immediately after those that bring the autos, and they will return. There was the choice to acquire either a £25 or £100 hospitality deal, but all the people today I scope to were not amazed with what was presented, i.e. for the £25 for received a bacon bap, then experienced to make your personal tea or espresso. The little issues and all that.
Have a compere or interviewer that interviews the car or truck house owners in close proximity to their vehicles. London Concours does this definitely nicely. Motor vehicle celebration website visitors obtain points about the cars and trucks and their house owners attention-grabbing, effectively at least I know I do. This could be completed with the cars on the principal lawn, a 5 to 10 minute discuss with every owner about their vehicles. I feel that could be fantastic, a pleasant 30 minute to 1 hour party on the working day schedule.
Have awards for the cars and trucks.
Quite a straightforward factor to do. You could have a panel of 5 to 10 revered auto folks/fans who could award a gold, silver and bronze car or truck of the these days. You could have a website visitors auto of the day.
Have a vehicle sign up, “Friends of Stonor”
It’s a straightforward issue to do. For all the individuals bringing cars and displaying their automobiles at Stonor, the organisers can keep a list of those owners and their cars and trucks. The organisers can then electronic mail and continue to keep in get hold of with the proprietors, perhaps arranging specific get togethers, tours, drives out, place with each other themes for the times for the clearly show etc.
All in all I favored this function, it receives a 6/10 from me. The weather was terrific. I achieved some wonderful individuals, some mates. Tons of wonderful cars found, and it is nearby to me. It will be fascinating to see how this party develops more than the yrs.