Supercars Show Wilton House Salisbury Wiltshire.
Around 6,000 visitors and over 120 supercars were on show at Wilton House.
With camera in hand, I leapt off the back of the Honda Pan Eauropean, ran across the A30 at Wilton, leaving my husband to park the motorbike somewhere more suitable than the side of the main road ( ! ) – and rushed over to the entrance to see what must be most little boys dream come true!!
The supercars had arrived at Wilton House!
Furiously revving Ferrari’s, the throbbing engine of the Maclaren MP4, Porches, Maseratis, Bentlys, Lamborghinis, a number of exotic American cars including a Dodge Viper, a gorgeous Shelby Cobra, and many more, blipping their throttles, waving and generally delighting a large crowd of children and adults as they passed through the elegant entrance and into the grounds of Wilton House.
The grounds are beautiful. Graced by glorious cedar trees there is a river running through, and even an adventure playground for the children. Parked outside Wilton house itself was a fabulous static display, which included a Ferrari Enzo, a Lamborghini Murcielago, a Maclaren FL, a Porsche Carere GT, and Lord Pembroke’s very own and stunningly beautiful Bugatti Veyron.
The present Earl of Pembroke and his family clearly worked tirelessly to develop and maintain these delightful grounds, and Wilton House itself. Wilton House stands on the site of a ninth century nunnery (founded by King Alfred) and today continues to be a family home, which has been lived in continuously by successive generations of the family for over 460 years.
Walking across the bridge to the Palladian Bridge Field , there were excellent displays by car clubs including the Austin Healey Club, the Aston Martin Club, the BARC, the Salisbury and Shaftesbury Car Club, and the Southern Porsche Club. There was also a display of Classic cars by members of the 96 Club on the South Lawn, together with live music.
The ‘Rev Off’ was extremely loud and very exciting later in the afternoon. It gave children and adults alike the chance to hear the mighty roar of these supercar engines. One at a time each car furiously blipped their accelerator pedal to make as much sound as possible; all trying to outdo each other by achieving the highest score on the decibel meter! Gosh these engines growled!
The afternoon entertainment was complimented by the fabulous weather with beautiful blue skies, and happily the safe arrival of The Royal Artillery Black Knights Parachute display, who dropped in- literally- for the afternoon finale.
Dear Lord Pembroke,
Thank you so much for allowing the Supercar Show in the grounds of Wilton House and for showing your beautiful Bugatti Veyron.
P.S. If you require a passenger (rather than a pillion) please do tweet me!!