The event followed its tried and tested format of displays, predominantly by marque, around the museum
buildings and on the old circuit banking, with test runs on the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World track in the
morning, and runs up the old test hill during the afternoon, both of which attracted large crowds of spectators.
There were not only plenty of Italian supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, but also
fine selections of most other Italian marques, including a number of rarities and one –offs, including a Fiat 600
with a twin cam Lotus engine, an Abarth 1000 Grand Prix, an Alitalia liveried Lancia Beta Rally re-creation
and an Abarth OT 2000 replica. Without doubt, the rarest car in attendance was the 1951 Maserati-OSCA
V12 F1 car, resplendent in pale blue and yellow, which gave a demonstration run on the test track.
The ages ranged from a pre-war Fiat Ballila to one of the first RHD Ferrari GTC4 Lusso models to be delivered
in the UK, chassis # 226306, with a couple of “star” cars also on display, the cream ex-John Lennon Iso
Fidia, and the silver ex-Eric Clapton Ferrari 365 GTC, chassis # 12739. Apart from the individual and club car
and motorcycle displays, there were also a number of Ferrari specialists with attractive displays, like
Barkaways, DK Engineering and Rardley Motors, together with a wide selection of vendors with a variety of
offerings. If one tired of all things Italian, then there was also the opportunity to visit all the museum buildings,
the London Bus Museum, the aircraft exhibits, including the Concorde Experience for a supplement, or the 4D
Theatre, also at a small supplement to the entrance fee.