The 2011 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

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The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, between 15th and 17th July 2011, will feature classic and modern race cars, motorbikes, helicopters, powerboats, the British Army combat power assault simulation and a Fireworks Concert.

50,000 guests attended last year's Pageant, located in the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire. This year's advanced ticket sales are up by 40%. Tickets are available online with a discount until 18:00 Thursday 14th July, priced at £17 for adults and £5 for children.

With the backing of Founder-Sponsors Bentley Motors, Breitling and Eurocopter, the event has been extended to cover three days, with the new "Preview Day" on Friday, with a focus on track activities, vehicle preparation and practice sessions.

World-champion rally driver Juha Kankkunen, five-time Le Mans-winning racing legend Derek Bell, Olympic gold-medallist Rebecca Romero and comedian John Bishop will all be attending the event.

On Friday 15th July, the Pageant will start with the "Magnificent Marques" - Bentley, Jaguar and Ford - will take to the 1.2 mile track in front of guests.

Across the weekend, over 150 high-octane and road cars will take part in timed sessions and parade runs, with historically-significant race cars competing alongside modern supercars on the testing circuit and available to view in the paddocks. The current track record is held by Nikki Faulkner, achieved in a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

Sir Stirling Moss's 1961 Monaco GP-winning Lotus 18, Jim Clark's 1963 championship-winning Lotus 25, Jackie Stewart's triumphant 1971 Tyrrell-Ford and Bentley's Speed 8 Le Mans 24 Hours victor from 2003 will all be attending the 2011 Pageant.

The "most beautiful Jaguar E-type ever" (Lindner Nocker's Low Drag Lightweight restoration) will be at the event, alongside an AC Cobra, Ford GT40, and a host of Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar sportscars.

The combined value of the vehicles involved in the races and static displays will exceed £150 million.

Nissan stunt driver Terry Grant will attempt to drive the Nissan Juke around the track on two wheels, to become the fastest four-wheel drive vehicle to drive around the track on two wheels.

5 July 2011 Staff
 

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