Stoner Supercars and Classics weekend took put on Saturday May well the 21st and Sunday the 22nd 2022. We attended the function on the Sunday and it was a superb working day with superb weather and a fantastic range of vintage autos and supercars.
This was absolutely a bigger celebration than in preceding years. Earlier below just been supercar Sunday, but this calendar year it was renamed as supercars and basic and took location more than the weekend, so two days of supercar on traditional auto utopia.
We made a decision to acquire our Lancia D24 (below) and we had been delighted that we were questioned to location it on the central lawn in entrance of the residence. What a excellent start to the working day.
Other Cars and trucks that we beloved that have been on the entrance lawn:
This is an absolute beautiful example. Speaking to Jeff the operator, who I’d met earlier, it’s his pride and pleasure, as several typical automobiles are for their entrepreneurs. He instructed me that the car in his ownership has has a respray and not too long ago all the chrome has been completed. Bravo Jeff. A pretty automobile, and just one of my all time favourite Mercedes-Benz. What a wonderful seeking auto.
I just love the paint function and colors and detailing on this Porsche. Pretty very cool.
Just a unconventional and distinctive hunting motor vehicle. It is the 1st open up Lamborghini and the rarest basic Lamborghini, as only 52 had been manufactured amongst 1976 and 1979. There are seemingly only two on the road in the British isles. Bravo to the proprietor.
This Jaguar was not an primary auto, but stunning nonetheless lovely detailing. This vehicle was it Ecurie Ecosse LM-C, a homage to vehicles raced by them in the early 1950s. Stunning. So neat.
This Ferrari is a replica, but a amazing car for confident. It sounded great. Regard to the proprietor.
Later on in the working day I satisfied a prior proprietor of my Lancia D24 (under), what a excellent chat I had with Len and the record of the auto and his suggestions and assistance were being wonderful.
Then to some of the Supercars that caught our eye:
What about this event….
Perfectly it’s a display that is nevertheless in its infancy, so acquiring and has loads of opportunity. With the occasion becoming about the weekend I felt there had been not as several cars and trucks on display as maybe there could have been, as entrepreneurs will have brought their vehicles on only 1 of the two times.
The Charles Stanley Supercar Paddock seemingly performed host to an certainly beautiful array of autos, but I was unaware of wherever this was. I walked the full location 2-3 periods, and there did not seem to be a focused supercar place, nor very clear Charles Stanley branding.
Steve Rider was compere. He likes the Lancia, and we talked more than the motor vehicle and his appropriate hand push Fiat 500 (iconic). A good chap with a passion for vehicles. However, I felt the celebration organisers did not make the most of him during the day.
The party seemed to be properly attended, foodstuff and consume in sufficient provide, integrated a committed bar (which I do not don’t forget in previous yrs), nevertheless, when I evaluate this function to the many other motor vehicle reveals that I show up at there are plenty of points for advancements for subsequent year, which in my helpful way I will go these views onto the organisers and see if any get taken up.
Details for advancement
Electronic mail Newsletters
A good deal of pre-party electronic mail newsletters about the event if you signal up to the newsletter. If you essentially simply click on some of these electronic mail hyperlinks they choose you to internet pages with no data (so damaged inbound links) which is not excellent. Unquestionably not a great consumer working experience.
There was no map, no plan, and communication of the days functions were being non-existent. There was a phase, speaker program, but you could not listen to or see this unless you have been inside of 50 metres of it. I’d propose getting an online site with all the information. for the working day, a QR code on screen about the location pushing customer here. Also to have speakers all-around the venue so you can hear the talks, routine bulletins and compere.
Cell phone signal/ Wifi
There was zero cellular phone sign on web page, and Wifi was intermittent, and only on when around the home. So the function skipped a trick on this, so social media putting up would not have been as considerable as it could have been. Every single to boost this.
The organisers tried out moving a few cars all-around to make it a bit far more interactive for readers, but that didn’t genuinely function. Cars and trucks pootling at 3-4 mph is not genuinely what motor vehicle typical cars and trucks and absolutely supercars are all about. They also attempted to get the Thames Valley Ferrari entrepreneurs club to rev their Ferrari Engines, but unless of course you ended up in the vicinity of the PA system you’d not have known this. Operate to be accomplished below.
Much more merchants
Only a handful of merchants below. I’d like to have found 30-40.
No hospitality for the automobile homeowners
Glance right after those that deliver the automobiles, and they will return. There was the possibility to get possibly a £25 or £100 hospitality package deal, but all the persons I scope to ended up not impressed with what was offered, i.e. for the £25 for obtained a bacon bap, then had to make your personal tea or espresso. The small things and all that.
Have a compere or interviewer that interviews the automobile house owners near their autos. London Concours does this genuinely nicely. Auto function readers come across information about the vehicles and their homeowners fascinating, effectively at the very least I know I do. This could be carried out with the cars on the primary lawn, a 5 to 10 minute talk with each and every operator about their cars and trucks. I believe that could be wonderful, a pleasant 30 minute to 1 hour celebration on the working day schedule.
Have awards for the automobiles.
Rather a uncomplicated matter to do. You could have a panel of 5 to 10 respected automobile folks/enthusiasts who could award a gold, silver and bronze auto of the today. You could have a visitors motor vehicle of the day.
Have a auto register, “Friends of Stonor”
It is a very simple detail to do. For all the men and women bringing autos and displaying their cars at Stonor, the organisers can preserve a list of those people owners and their cars. The organisers can then electronic mail and keep in call with the proprietors, probably arranging specific get togethers, tours, drives out, place alongside one another themes for the times for the present and so forth.
All in all I liked this function, it gets a 6/10 from me. The climate was terrific. I achieved some terrific people today, some buddies. Loads of nice cars witnessed, and it is neighborhood to me. It will be exciting to see how this occasion develops above the a long time.