The 2013 Wilton Classic and Supercar (WCS) event has been launched at a preview hosted by the show's co-founder, Lord Pembroke. The fifth running of WCS, which expects to attract 10,000 visitors, will take place on Sunday 4 August in the grounds of Lord Pembroke's Wilton House estate in south Wiltshire where several show stars were displayed ahead of the main event.
The taster selection included several cars belonging to Lord Pembroke, who races in the Fun Cup endurance series, including the 1956 Jaguar D-type in which he contested the 'Legends' curtain-raiser before last month's Le Mans 24 Hours, the Porsche 956 that took second at Circuit de la Sarthe in 1984, and the Gulf-inspired Bugatti Veyron art car he commissioned for last year's WCS. Additional classics on show included an Aston Martin DB5 and Ferrari 308 GTB, while other present-day exotica consisted of a Ferrari F12, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and Bentley Continental GT V8.
Though WCS is much smaller than the likes of Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lord Pembroke cites accessibility and flexibility as strengths of his event: