The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is dead, long live Cholmondeley Power and Speed.
Since its inception, the family-friendly Cholmondeley Pageant of Power has always been one of the most-loved motorsport events in the UK. Things are different for 2016 though, with a new name being just one of the changes.
Heading for its ninth year, the event will now be called Cholmondeley Power and Speed, with this year’s event celebrating supercars past, present and future. At the announcement of the theme, as well as the name change, Cholmondeley brought along a 1969 Lamborghini Miura, 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring, 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and 2016 McLaren 650S, hammering home the point.
As well as displays on track, guests will be able to get up close with some of the most powerful, eye-catching and revered supercars and bikes in the world.
Taking inspiration from the Goodwood Moving Motor Show, Power and Speed will encompass the inaugural Motorshow Live. This will give car manufacturers the opportunity to allow guests to test drive their cars in a unique racing environment on the Friday of the event.
“Over the past eight years, we have worked to keep our annual motorsport event at Cholmondeley Castle as entertaining, family-friendly and fresh as possible, resulting in record visitor numbers last year,” explained James Hall, event director. “With a racetrack that rewards power and speed, we felt it was time for these key factors to be better represented in the event name and after much thought, Cholmondeley Power and Speed was born.
“We teamed the new name with a revised format which allows us to offer manufacturers a hands-on experience for their guests, seeing first-hand what makes our track special in some truly great cars. We are sure that this, combined with the on and off-track action, air displays and water activity for which Cholmondeley has become famous, will make 2016 the best and most exciting event yet.”
Cholmondeley Power and Speed takes place on 10-12 June 2016. Tickets, starting from £18 with free access for children, are available at the Power and Speed website.