Visitors to Chelsea AutoLegends in central London today (Sunday) were treated to a feast of mouthwatering machinery and entertained by a host of motoring legends.
One of the themes of this year’s event in the picturesque grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea was the Swinging Sixties, which meant displays of 1960s Le Mans racers mixed with the cream of road-going exotica from the same era.
The event celebrated the great racing patrons of that time, men such as Rob Walker – who entered and prepared cars for Sir Stirling Moss across a variety of motorsport disciplines – Jaguar stalwarts Tommy Sopwith and John Coombs and Colonel Ronnie Hoare, who founded the famous Ferrari dealership, Maranello Concessionaires.
Spanning all the generations was Autocar’s own exhibit, which featured cars representing our top ten road tests of all time. Taking pride of place was Jaguar E-type registered 9600 HP – the world’s oldest E-type and the car featured in Autocar’s road test at the time. Other cars featured in the display included the Ferrari Daytona and the VW Golf GTi Mk1.