London: More then 200 world’s most expensive and rare cars joined in for fifth annual 2015 “Secret Supercar Meet” organized by SCD (Supercar Driver). Joining these supercars were the yelling wind and overflowing rain. The event raised money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The cluster of cars, worth in surplus of Rs. 200 crore, included a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition – one of only five worldwide and the only one in Europe – a Mercedes AMG 300SL built for the Sultan of Brunei, and British tycoon Paul Bailey’s supercar ‘Holy Trinity’ – LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, Koenigsegg Agera R, Jaguar XJ220 and many more.
The invitation-only event, straightened out by Supercar Driver, was held at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground on Sunday (March 29) to mark the start of the motoring season.
Event organiser Adam Thorby, owner of Supercar Driver, said: “The turnout from members was staggering considering the forecast which was heavy rain all day. “You would be lucky to see any one of those cars out in the height of summer, let alone the full group in less than ideal conditions.
“It is testament to our members who had committed to the event and have bought their cars to use them, whatever the weather.” While these high-performance cars would normally stay firmly inside the garage in such treacherous weather conditions, the owners were happy to turn out despite the rain to raise nearly £5,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospital.
The Sheffield-based charity – who Supercar Driver have been supporting since their first event, raising more than Rs. 20 lakhs in the process – offers care and support to children with shortened life expectancy.
Other cars on display at the meet included a stunning blue Pagani Zonda S Roadster, a Ford GT 720 Mirage, one of just three cars in existence, and a rare 70s Ferrari Daytona – not to mention a BAC Mono driven by Le Mans Champion Oliver Webb.
Adam added: “The photoshoot on the runway was evidence of typical British weather, however it didn’t put off these brave souls who were patient while we arranged the cars and jets. “We are delighted with how the event has been received and I’m already underway planning the 2016 event.”