I was lucky enough to attend the Blancpain GT Series at Brands Hatch recently as a guest of a team racing in the support classes. I’ll have more on the experience of a day in the paddock shortly as I wade through hundreds of photos from the day. But in the meantime, one of the highlights was wandering along the display of show and club cars which were lined up near Clearways.
There were a lot of very, very nice cars brought along by owners. A large contingent of Italian Lamborghinis and Ferraris were balanced by an equally large showing of American muscle in the form of several Mustangs from the 1960s to modern Saleen and Roush examples.
And there were some unusual cars popping up. I was almost run over by a nearly silent Tesla Series 1 as it pulled up, and representing the Mazda MX-5 support class racers were two cars, including one with a cool 787 endurance racer inspired paintjob.
TVR was also well represented, with probably the most colourful display of cars (Although it was close between them and the Lambos).
And even fans of Japanese cars were well catered for, with one GTR competing on track, and several more attracting admiring glances on display.
There was even a nice example of a classic British open top sports car in the shape of a Morgan.
Add in various other great cars (BMW i6, BMW i8, various modern and classic Porsches, a modern Chevrolet Camaro etc all in the photo gallery below), and I almost went ‘gorgeous car blind’.
It’s always interesting looking at the cars and motorcycles which fans bring and park up in the general car park as well. Looking around there were some nice modern cars, an MG or two, more MX5s etc. And wandering through the woods towards the back of the GP circuit there were the usual Subaru Imprezas etc, when I found this gem to provide the icing on a supercar cake.
Check back in the next 24 hours as the MX-5 racers, Blancpain GT series race cars and more should be published by then…