Whether your favourite is an Eighties poster icon such as the Lamborghini Countach or Ferrari Testarossa, or one of the latest generation of hypercars such as the McLaren P1 Bugatti Veyron or Pagani Zonda, The Fast Car Festival is determined to discover what the top 10 supercars of all time really are.
The show organisers are carrying out a survey of enthusiasts, show-goers and the general public to find out which of the world’s fastest and most desirable cars are considered the all-time icons. The survey can be visited here.
If you wish to nominate a supercar classic, it will be open until June 24th, with the results being published at the end of the month.
Indeed, supercars will be a major feature of the high octane live event, set to take place at the world famous Donington Park circuit on the weekend of July 30-31.
A Supercar Paddock, consisting of members’ rides from the online community phenomenon Supercar Driver, will showcase feature cars that together are worth millions of pounds, including metal from magnificent marques such as Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren, as well as other extreme performance models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar.
Among them will be some of the most valuable supercars of all time, including a £2-million Ferrari FXX prototype, a Lamborghini Huracan and no less than four McLarens.
Complimenting it will be a Retro Paddock, packed with icons ranging from 60s and 70s classics, as well as retro performance cars from the 80s and 90s.
The team at Retro Cars magazine will also be bringing a selection of the magazine’s project cars along, while using the event to debut some of the readers’ cars from the current issue.
Former BBC Top Gear and Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell will be one of the show’s star guests, and visitors will have the chance to win passenger rides around the famous Donington Park circuit alongside the former F1 ace.
The show will also be well supported by Pistonheads, the online community for performance car fans. The UK-based portal for petrolheads is not only hosting one of its famous ‘Sunday Services’ on the second day of The Fast Car Festival, but will also be putting together a ‘PH Metal’ display bringing together the very best cars that represent the Pistonheads lifestyle.
Not content with simply putting on a show stopping static display, the boys and girls at Pistonheads will also be taking to the Donington circuit for a 30-car Pistonheads members’ track session, wheel-to-wheel, at high speed around the former GP circuit.
The Fast Car Festival is a live, action-based event and will feature cars from all over the world, with the honoured marque for the inaugural event being Lotus, whose models will enjoy a special display area and exclusive track time. Indeed, Nottingham based dealership Central Lotus is officially supporting The Fast Car Festival with models from its showroom and a stand, giving the public the chance to talk all things Lotus with an official dealer.
Yet as well as the cars, the focus is as much on having fun, with a live stage and a full-on festival atmosphere.
Show goers will also be able to take their own vehicle out on the circuit in a number of public track sessions. There’s also the chance for an unforgettable thrill ride, by hopping into the passenger seat of some of the world’s fastest and rarest super cars for a few adrenaline-filled laps of the former F1 circuit.
Away from the thrills and spills of the track, visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the festival, with display cars evoking every great motoring nation and trend from across the world. There will be vast club areas within the infield, where you can browse hundreds of the finest, rarest, fastest and priciest cars around.
Meanwhile, over at the main stage there will be live music and interviews with motoring celebrities, along with an ‘experts’ quiz team, taking on the most knowledgeable show goers in an Eggheads-style challenge.
The main party will get underway on the Saturday night with licensed bars and a brilliant selection of live bands, followed by appearances from club DJs and an evening of party music.
The Fast Car Festival is brought to you by the team behind the world famous TRAX and Japfest events and looks set to be one of the most entertaining, original and enthralling shows in 2016.
Tickets are available now at The Fast Car Festival with discounts for earlybird customers, saving on the gate price.*