For Goodwood's Moving Motor Show, the public voted with their feet.
Everyone knew last year's pioneering event was an automotive experiment; this year's looked a permanent part of the automotive landscape.
Crowds were queuing from 7am, there was an immediate rush to drive or be driven, and the throng continued busily until late into the afternoon.
Proceedings always punctuated by the machine-gun rattle of the new Morgan Threewheeler, in action for the first time. Its spiky-haired driver must have done a several hundred miles around the Goodwood estate.
Hacks kept banging about the event's potential as Britain's new car exposition but punters weren't so analytical. They just loved it.