Performance motoring was initially only for the elite but it didn’t take long for the masses to want a piece of it. This has resulted in manufacturers making some of the most accessible and entertaining cars ever made. We’re celebrating these milestones of performance motoring at The Fast Car Festival in our ‘Power to the People’ paddock.

The supercars and hypercars may get all of the attention at TFCF but it’s the cars that we can all afford to own and relate to that form a lasting imprint. Cars with the now legendary GTI moniker for example or for the generations before, those fitted with MG hexagon badges on their snouts. These are the cars that brought thrills to the masses and as such we felt it was about time we gave them a spotlight.

We’re celebrating the national differences in car manufacture at The Fast Car Festival and the Power to the People stand is no different.

Flying the flag for France will be the Simca Rallye, Citroen AX GT and the iconic Peugeot 205 GTi, among many others.

Britain is being represented by the Mini Cooper, Lotus Seven, MGB and the timelessly elegant Jaguar E-type.

Our German brethren are being represented by pristine examples of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1, Porsche 924, Audi TT and an Opel Astra GTE.

The Italian car fans will be happy to hear that we have an Alfa Romeo Spider, Alfasud, Fiat X1/9 and the giant slaying Fiat 500 Abarth.

Our transatlantic cousins are being represented by the Dodge Ram, ’32 Ford Coupe, Dodge Charger and the always popular Ford Mustang.

Japanese car fans will be beside themselves with the selection of the finest machines from the land of the rising sun. A Datsun Fairlady, Subaru Impreza, Civic Type R and, of course, the MX-5 will all be on display.

The Fast Car Festival takes place at Donington Park on July 30th-31st. See you there!