Stoner Supercars and Classics weekend took area on Saturday May possibly the 21st and Sunday the 22nd 2022. We attended the event on the Sunday and it was a superb day with wonderful weather and a superior assortment of basic autos and supercars.
This was unquestionably a more substantial function than in previous decades. Earlier right here just been supercar Sunday, but this year it was renamed as supercars and typical and took position over the weekend, so two times of supercar on classic automobile utopia.
We resolved to choose our Lancia D24 (under) and we have been delighted that we ended up requested to location it on the central lawn in front of the dwelling. What a superb get started to the working day.
Other Vehicles that we beloved that were on the entrance lawn:
This is an complete beautiful instance. Speaking to Jeff the owner, who I’d met earlier, it is his delight and joy, as many vintage cars are for their homeowners. He explained to me that the vehicle in his ownership has has a respray and not long ago all the chrome has been carried out. Bravo Jeff. A attractive automobile, and one of my all time favourite Mercedes-Benz. What a stunning wanting car or truck.
I just really like the paint get the job done and colours and detailing on this Porsche. Quite extremely awesome.
Just a uncommon and different wanting auto. It’s the very first open up Lamborghini and the rarest basic Lamborghini, as only 52 were produced amongst 1976 and 1979. There are seemingly only two on the street in the British isles. Bravo to the operator.
This Jaguar was not an authentic motor vehicle, but spectacular however pretty detailing. This motor vehicle was it Ecurie Ecosse LM-C, a homage to autos raced by them in the early 1950s. Stunning. So amazing.
This Ferrari is a copy, but a superb automobile for sure. It sounded terrific. Respect to the operator.
Later in the day I achieved a previous operator of my Lancia D24 (down below), what a fantastic chat I had with Len and the historical past of the car or truck and his suggestions and direction were excellent.
Then to some of the Supercars that caught our eye:
What about this event….
Effectively it is a clearly show that is even now in its infancy, so producing and has heaps of probable. With the party staying in excess of the weekend I felt there were not as many cars on clearly show as probably there could have been, as homeowners will have introduced their cars and trucks on only 1 of the two times.
The Charles Stanley Supercar Paddock seemingly performed host to an absolutely amazing array of automobiles, but I was unaware of wherever this was. I walked the entire location 2-3 situations, and there did not seem to be a dedicated supercar location, nor apparent Charles Stanley branding.
Steve Rider was compere. He likes the Lancia, and we talked around the auto and his correct hand travel Fiat 500 (iconic). A good chap with a enthusiasm for cars. Nevertheless, I felt the celebration organisers did not make the most of him through the working day.
The celebration appeared to be effectively attended, food items and drink in enough source, involved a devoted bar (which I do not try to remember in preceding years), having said that, when I look at this party to the numerous other automobile reveals that I attend there are a lot of details for advancements for following calendar year, which in my helpful way I will pass these thoughts on to the organisers and see if any get taken up.
Details for enhancement
E mail Newsletters
A good deal of pre-celebration e mail newsletters about the occasion if you indication up to the e-newsletter. If you essentially simply click on some of these e-mail hyperlinks they get you to pages with no data (so damaged back links) which is not great. Absolutely not a great user encounter.
There was no map, no timetable, and conversation of the times occasions had been non-existent. There was a stage, speaker method, but you could not listen to or see this until you had been within 50 metres of it. I’d advise obtaining an on the internet page with all the data. for the day, a QR code on show about the location pushing customer listed here. Also to have speakers close to the location so you can listen to the talks, routine bulletins and compere.
Cell phone sign/ Wifi
There was zero cellular phone signal on site, and Wifi was intermittent, and only on when in the vicinity of the house. So the occasion skipped a trick on this, so social media submitting would not have been as ample as it could have been. Each and every to enhance this.
The organisers tried shifting a couple of cars and trucks all around to make it a bit much more interactive for readers, but that didn’t really perform. Vehicles pootling at 3-4 mph is not seriously what vehicle classic cars and certainly 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 were in the vicinity of the PA system you’d not have regarded this. Do the job to be done below.
A lot more merchants
Only a handful of vendors right here. I’d like to have witnessed 30-40.
No hospitality for the motor vehicle owners
Glimpse soon after individuals that bring the autos, and they will return. There was the possibility to acquire possibly a £25 or £100 hospitality offer, but all the people today I scope to were not impressed with what was available, i.e. for the £25 for received a bacon bap, then experienced to make your individual tea or espresso. The little things and all that.
Have a compere or interviewer that interviews the auto owners in the vicinity of their cars. London Concours does this seriously properly. Car or truck party website visitors discover specifics about the cars and trucks and their proprietors appealing, well at least I know I do. This could be accomplished with the cars on the main lawn, a 5 to 10 minute talk with each proprietor about their cars. I feel that could be excellent, a great 30 minute to 1 hour event on the working day plan.
Have awards for the vehicles.
Very a basic detail to do. You could have a panel of 5 to 10 respected car people today/enthusiasts who could award a gold, silver and bronze motor vehicle of the currently. You could have a readers car or truck of the working day.
Have a motor vehicle sign up, “Friends of Stonor”
It’s a uncomplicated factor to do. For all the people today bringing cars and trucks and displaying their cars at Stonor, the organisers can retain a checklist of those people proprietors and their vehicles. The organisers can then e mail and continue to keep in get hold of with the proprietors, maybe arranging unique get togethers, excursions, drives out, set alongside one another themes for the days for the display and so forth.
All in all I liked this function, it gets a 6/10 from me. The temperature was excellent. I achieved some great people, some buddies. Tons of great vehicles noticed, and it’s neighborhood to me. It will be fascinating to see how this function develops more than the decades.