2014 Shows and Events

May 2014 - Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

 

 

Stoneleigh 2014's two day season opener got the show calendar off to a great start with the sunshine drawing in the crowds.

Visitors to the show were able to view and photograph a huge array of sportscars throughout the exhibition halls and outside in the club display areas.

June 2014 - Luton Festival of Transport, Bedfordshire.

 

 

 

Sunshine again drew a massive turnout of Classics and Sportscars for the 23rd Luton Festival of Transport, with the 'Hardtop Coupé' called to the show arena for the presentation of a Concours Trophy later in the day.

 

 

Arena commentator and Practical Classics Magazine's Danny Hopkins interviews Rich Howlett on the concept and development of the award winning 'Hardtop Coupé' design.

June 2014 - Woburn Abbey Classic Father's Day Out, Bedfordshire.

 

A real family atmosphere was enjoyed by everyone for a great Father's Day event. 'Darling Buds of May' show host and arena presenter Paul Mill introduced this unique Coupé as it entered the arena for a solo parade lap followed by an interview with Rich Howlett on the concept and creation of this Concours winning 'Hardtop Coupé'.

July 2014 - Spitfires, Merlins and Motors. Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

28° and blue skies brought together the iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Messerschmitt with Classics, Sports and Modern Performance cars to entertain the crowds, with ground displays and flypasts throughout the day.

August 2014 - Maxey Classic and Thoroughbred Car Show, Cambridgeshire.

 

Cambridgeshire's annual Maxey Car Show continues to grow with a packed showground, proving an ever popular event with exhibitors and visitors alike.

The event attracted vehicles from all eras with Classics, Sports, Kitcars, Customs, Americans, 4x4's and Motorcycles. Live music was provided throughout the day by the Collaborators with a fun fair and entertainment for the kids.

 

Now in it's 13th year supporting local charities, the show culminated with a parade award ceremony and driver interviews with the 'Hardtop Coupé' being presented with an award by the event judges of 2014 Maxey Car Show Winner.

August 2014 - Stamford Car Show, Lincolnshire.

 

Wow! Booked to capacity weeks before the event, this show promised to be something special.

 

With a full show ground of exhibitors, trade stands and entertainment it lived up to expectations, with the largest gathering of prestige and iconic cars experienced over the eleven years of the show. Organised by the Stamford Round Table to support local charities, exhibitors and visitors alike donated generously resulting in a record amount raised for the event.

 

Special thanks go to the Round Table organisers for highlighting British innovation and engineering design with a 'Feature Programme Article' on the Hardtop Coupé development and the project of 'Evolving the Seven'.

Sepember 2014 - Sywell Classic Pistons and Props, Northamptonshire.

A packed programme of air, ground and marquee events over two days saw race cars, sports and classics, with timed sprint events and a parade of GT40's, single seaters, dragsters, superkarts and race bikes nudging 200mph on the runway sprint strip. Exhibiting displays throughout the event were Lotus, Morgan, TVR and the Concours winning design of Rich Howlett's Hardtop Coupé development along with Graham Norton's 5.7 Litre Concours Cobra as they took pride of place featuring within the show.

To the skies saw displays on both days by the former Red Arrows pilots 'The Blades' along with aerobatics from the Yakovlevs display team. One of the highlights for many must have been the full flying display by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Great War display team.

Designer and creator Rich with the headlining harmony group Elle and the Pocket Belles enjoying time out to relax between shows. Lucky Rich!!

 

Pocket Belle Michaela takes to the wheel of the Hardtop Coupé.

 

Music over the weekend was provided by the five piece harmony group Elle and the Pocket Belles, adding a touch of glamour from Hollywood's Golden Era, with the rock and roll beat of The Hound Dogs and the 60's sensations The Dakotas performing in Hanger One on Saturday night.

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