It never ceases to amaze me how many opportunities us car nuts have to get a fix in the UK. I'm not just talking about the headline grabbing events like Goodwood, Pistonheads Sunday Services or big motorsport meetings either.

Every weekend up and down the country there's always car-related stuff to see or do: single make meetings, festivals, autojumbles, you name it. For all that there's surprisingly little going on in London. Which is one of the reasons I pitched up at the new Chelsea AutoLegends show yesterday.

See all the best pics from the Chelsea AutoLegends show

It's at the Royal Hospital (site of the flower show) which is a grand setting but despite this and the advanced publicity I was expecting a low-key event.

What I got though was something on a much grander scale. Masses of exciting road cars (more classic Ferraris and Porsches than you could shake a stick at) and race cars including Le Mans winners.

Le Mans greats of the human kind were there too, as both Richard Attwood and David Piper were featured artists. They were terrific, as was the classic Steve McQueen Le Mans film being played behind them...

The event wasn't perfect and let's face it getting to Chelsea is tricky and pricey if you don't live in the capital. But it was a shining example of why we Brits have such a great car culture.

In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up being a British version of Pebble Beach, albeit a bit more in touch with ordinary folk than the upscale  Californian event. If you are inside the the M25 I'd put it in the diary for next year...