- Around 1,000 cars were on display at the event in Donington Park
- 6,000 visitors attended over the course of the weekend
- Aston Martin Vulcan was one of many supercars in celebration of all things ‘fast’
Stunning selections of cars were on display at the UK’s newest car event, Fast Car Festival, this weekend with the new spectacular Aston Martin Vulcan wowing the 6,000-strong crowd.
The Vulcan, an 800bhp purpose-built race car is estimated to be worth £2million and is one of only 24 in the world, making it one of the planet’s most exclusive cars.
Former F1 driver, and current Fifth Gear presenter, Tiff Needell, made a guest appearance and showed off his considerable skills behind the wheel, giving a few lucky visitors passenger laps in his Lotus Evora 400.
Further highlights of the weekend included the Caterham Drift Passenger rides with professionals teaching passengers how to drift around the Melbourne Loop track in a Caterham Seven.
On Sunday visitors took advantage of the Supercar Paddock, which showcased more than 50 cars from members of Supercar Driver, an online community for super car owners, ranging from two Lamborghini Aventador SVs, a Jaguar F-Type R Project 7, a McLaren 650S and a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
UK sportscar maker Lotus was honoured at this year’s festival with a special display area and exclusive track time, and automotive website PistonHeads put together a special ‘PH Metal’ display that brought together the cars that truly represent the PistonHead ‘lifestyle’ as well as an exhilarating 30-car, high-speed track session.
Awards were also handed out during the weekend with Caz Hawes from LN Customer winning the Best Wheels Award with a stunning Blue VW Lupo and Best Club being awarded to Fitment Junkies.
The full festival experience would not have been complete without a musical guest or two: entertainment came in the form of live shows from Toploader and DJ Pied Piper with MC DT, who headlined the Saturday evening.
Managing Director of the festival, Phil Weeden, said: “An attendance of 6,000 is a really impressive achievement for our first year. We have some great ideas for improvements in 2017 to make the show even better, so we’re confident we can grow it in future years.”