Mark Jefferies is performing one of his awesome air displays at the Auto Italia ‘Summertime Classics’ at Stanford Hall on Sunday July 7th
A new event for classic vehicles, including cars, bikes and commercials, of all marques and nationalities. Centrally located in Leicestershire, Stanford Hall offers easy access from the M1 and A1M motorway. This superb stately home is surrounded by acres of excellent parkland, ideal for extensive vehicle displays. Attractions include the stunning Mark Jefferies aerobatic air display brought to you by Abarth Cars UK, a tribute band and autojumble. After last year’s stormy conditions the weather forecast looks perfect for the air show and for enjoying what promises to be one of the best car events in the UK. Traditionally known as an exclusively Italian car event in recent years the organisers have opened it up to all makes and marques which will attract an even wider assortment of modern, classic and collectable cars, bikes and commercial vehicles.
Phil Ward of Ginger Beer Promotions, organiser of the event said, ‘We’re best known for our annual ‘Auto Italia’ Italian Car Day at Brooklands, which has grown over the last 28 years to become one of the most popular annual gatherings of Italian cars in the world. This year the May event enjoyed a record turnout of 5300, so we felt inspired to launch something new; and we’ve come up with something a bit different.
Alongside the Italian Car Day at Brooklands, the last few years have seen us hold an annual Italian car concours at Stanford Hall. Now, instead of just focusing on the Italian theme, we’re opening the display up to all marques and models and inviting owners of any classic vehicle – whether two-wheeled or four – to turn up at Stanford Hall on 7th July. Enthusiasts can drive there in any shape or size of classic vehicle and park up for a day of concours, aerobatic displays and an auto-jumble; or, simply bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery.
You don’t have to belong to a club to come along, but many owners’ clubs are already booking display areas for their members, including those representing Pontiac, Triumph Stag, Sunbeam Alpine and Alvis owners – all of which is a bit of a change from our usual fare of Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis! But since we couldn’t ignore Italian cars altogether, our Italophile friends will be joining us too, with Italian cars from all eras (including modern) and the longstanding Auto Italia Concours forming a centrepiece.’
The event incorporates the longstanding Auto Italia Concours which forms a centrepiece with exotic, classic and historic Italian cars from all eras. Italian car clubs (classic and modern cars) will form part of the Italian village theme.”
Pay on the day.
Adults £13 and Children £3
Gates opens at 09.00 and it is easy to get to from J19 M1 – STANFORD HALL, LUTTERWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE17 6DH