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High-speed thrills at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

High-speed thrills at the Chol...
The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power showcases the best of historic and contemporary vehicular power, whether on land, on the water or in the air
The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power showcases the best of historic and contemporary vehicular power, whether on land, on the water or in the air
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1954 Lotus MK6 driven by Terence Tumbler
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1954 Lotus MK6 driven by Terence Tumbler
1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon
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1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon
1960 Lotus F1 18 driven by John Elliott
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1960 Lotus F1 18 driven by John Elliott
1961 Lotus FJ 20/22 driven by Tony Best
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1961 Lotus FJ 20/22 driven by Tony Best
1966 Lotus 41 driven by Barry Sewell
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1966 Lotus 41 driven by Barry Sewell
1968 Lotus 47 driven by Nigel Parry
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1968 Lotus 47 driven by Nigel Parry
1956 Lotus X1 driven by Malcolm Ricketts
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1956 Lotus X1 driven by Malcolm Ricketts
2015 Ariel Nomad
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2015 Ariel Nomad
1986 MG Metro 6R4 driven by Ian Rowlance
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1986 MG Metro 6R4 driven by Ian Rowlance
1984 Audi Quattro S1 driven by Andy krinks
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1984 Audi Quattro S1 driven by Andy krinks
1976 Ferrari 308 driven by Tony Worswick
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1976 Ferrari 308 driven by Tony Worswick
1959 Lola Mk 1 driven by Robin Longdon
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1959 Lola Mk 1 driven by Robin Longdon
1956 Chapman Mercury driven by Sandra Tomlin
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1956 Chapman Mercury driven by Sandra Tomlin
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Iain Muir
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1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Iain Muir
1952 Ferrari 212/225 Intel driven by Tony Best
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1952 Ferrari 212/225 Intel driven by Tony Best
1950 Stovebolt Special driven by Simon Taylor
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1950 Stovebolt Special driven by Simon Taylor
1948 Frazer Nash driven by Jolyon Harrison
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1948 Frazer Nash driven by Jolyon Harrison
1921 Bentley Motors EXP 2
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1921 Bentley Motors EXP 2
2008 Ginetta G50 GT4 driven by Garry Wardle
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2008 Ginetta G50 GT4 driven by Garry Wardle
1986 BMW Motorsports M3 driven by Nicholas Bartlett
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1986 BMW Motorsports M3 driven by Nicholas Bartlett
1978 Fiat 500 driven by Ian Medcalf
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1978 Fiat 500 driven by Ian Medcalf
1975 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Nigel Garrett
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1975 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Nigel Garrett
1989 Ferrari F40
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1989 Ferrari F40
2004 BAC Mono driven by Ian Briggs
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2004 BAC Mono driven by Ian Briggs
2015 Morgan Plus 8
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2015 Morgan Plus 8
Two-person sidecar scrambling
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Two-person sidecar scrambling
1964 Bianchi Bicilindrica ridden by Brian Glover
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1964 Bianchi Bicilindrica ridden by Brian Glover
1966 MV Agusta ridden by Les Cross
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1966 MV Agusta ridden by Les Cross
1936 BMW R5 RS ridden by Mike Farrall
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1936 BMW R5 RS ridden by Mike Farrall
1968 Lotus 58 driven by Malcolm Ricketts
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1968 Lotus 58 driven by Malcolm Ricketts
1968 Lotus 47 driven by Nigel Parry
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1968 Lotus 47 driven by Nigel Parry
1972 Lotus Esprit Works Car driven by Terry Maynard
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1972 Lotus Esprit Works Car driven by Terry Maynard
1966 Lotus 41 driven by Barry Sewell
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1966 Lotus 41 driven by Barry Sewell
1954 Lotus MK6 driven by Terence Tumbler
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1954 Lotus MK6 driven by Terence Tumbler
1964 Lotus 30 driven by Andrew Bradshaw
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1964 Lotus 30 driven by Andrew Bradshaw
1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon
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1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon
1960 Lotus F1 18 driven by John Elliott
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1960 Lotus F1 18 driven by John Elliott
1961 Lotus FJ 20/22 driven by Tony Best
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1961 Lotus FJ 20/22 driven by Tony Best
1971 Lotus 69F3 driven by Anthony Wallen
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1971 Lotus 69F3 driven by Anthony Wallen
1968 Ford Escort driven by Neil Kirkham
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1968 Ford Escort driven by Neil Kirkham
1971 Lancia Fulvia HF driven by Hans Kolby Hansen
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1971 Lancia Fulvia HF driven by Hans Kolby Hansen
1984 Audi Quattro S1 driven by Andy krinks
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1984 Audi Quattro S1 driven by Andy krinks
1976 Ford Escort RS2000 driven by David Archer
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1976 Ford Escort RS2000 driven by David Archer
1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged
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1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged
1976 Ferrari 308 driven by Tony Worswick
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1976 Ferrari 308 driven by Tony Worswick
2010 KTM SMR ridden by Neil Jay
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2010 KTM SMR ridden by Neil Jay
2015 Ariel Ace
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2015 Ariel Ace
A wheelie on the Cholmondeley track
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A wheelie on the Cholmondeley track
An endo on the Cholmondeley track
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An endo on the Cholmondeley track
Sitting over the handlebars on the Cholmondeley track
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Sitting over the handlebars on the Cholmondeley track
1952 Ferrari 212/225 Intel driven by Tony Best
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1952 Ferrari 212/225 Intel driven by Tony Best
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Iain Muir
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1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Iain Muir
Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Briony Serrell
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Aston Martin DB2/4 driven by Briony Serrell
McLaren Mp4 12C driven by Steve Graham
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McLaren Mp4 12C driven by Steve Graham
2004 BAC Mono driven by Ian Briggs
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2004 BAC Mono driven by Ian Briggs
2015 Morgan Plus 8
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2015 Morgan Plus 8
1981 Yamaha Sidecar driven by Stuart Mellor
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1981 Yamaha Sidecar driven by Stuart Mellor
1975 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Nigel Garrett
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1975 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Nigel Garrett
1975 VW Beetle Super Saloon driven by David Taylor
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1975 VW Beetle Super Saloon driven by David Taylor
Lola T70 driven by Michael Hanson
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Lola T70 driven by Michael Hanson
2003 Open Astra DTM driven by Roc Wood
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2003 Open Astra DTM driven by Roc Wood
1973 Chevron B25-F2
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1973 Chevron B25-F2
1957 Cooper T43 driven by Andrew Smith
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1957 Cooper T43 driven by Andrew Smith
1979 Chevron B48 driven by Robin Darlington
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1979 Chevron B48 driven by Robin Darlington
1976 Brabham F2 driven by Peter Harvey
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1976 Brabham F2 driven by Peter Harvey
1962 Jaguar LWT E-Type driven by Alistair Dyson
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1962 Jaguar LWT E-Type driven by Alistair Dyson
Dougie Lampkin performing on the track at Cholmondeley
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Dougie Lampkin performing on the track at Cholmondeley
Dougie Lampkin performing on a floating course at Cholmondeley
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Dougie Lampkin performing on a floating course at Cholmondeley
1968 Ford Mustang Mk1 GT
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1968 Ford Mustang Mk1 GT
Ford Mustang GT
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Ford Mustang GT
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Ford Mustang GT
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Ford Mustang GT
A classic Corvette
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A classic Corvette
1972 Lotus Esprit Works Car driven by Terry Maynard
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1972 Lotus Esprit Works Car driven by Terry Maynard
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale driven by Nicholas Bartlett
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1992 Lancia Delta Integrale driven by Nicholas Bartlett
1986 Lancia Delta S4 driven by Martin Fox
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1986 Lancia Delta S4 driven by Martin Fox
1948 Frazer Nash driven by Jolyon Harrison
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1948 Frazer Nash driven by Jolyon Harrison
1948 Alta Jaguar GP driven by William Tomlin
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1948 Alta Jaguar GP driven by William Tomlin
1950 Stovebolt Special driven by Simon Taylor
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1950 Stovebolt Special driven by Simon Taylor
1964 ISO Revolta GT driven by Alan Collett
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1964 ISO Revolta GT driven by Alan Collett
Ferrari 250 Lusso
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Ferrari 250 Lusso
McLaren Mp4 12C driven by Steve Graham
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McLaren Mp4 12C driven by Steve Graham
1989 Ferrari F40
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1989 Ferrari F40
2015 Ariel Atom 3.5R
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2015 Ariel Atom 3.5R
2015 Radical RXC V8
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2015 Radical RXC V8
Eurofighter Typhoon
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Eurofighter Typhoon
1978 Fiat 500 driven by Ian Medcalf
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1978 Fiat 500 driven by Ian Medcalf
1975 VW Beetle Super Saloon driven by David Taylor
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1975 VW Beetle Super Saloon driven by David Taylor
Lola T70 driven by Michael Hanson
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Lola T70 driven by Michael Hanson
2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mick Strafford
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2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mick Strafford
1969 Lola T142 driven by Roger Deans
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1969 Lola T142 driven by Roger Deans
The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power showcases the best of historic and contemporary vehicular power, whether on land, on the water or in the air
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The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power showcases the best of historic and contemporary vehicular power, whether on land, on the water or in the air
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This weekend saw the eighth Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) in Cheshire, UK. The show is set in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle. The only things more spectacular than the setting were the cars, bikes, watercraft and aircraft on display. Gizmag went for a look.

CPOP, which we previously covered in 2012, ran across three days, with the program varying slightly day-to-day. A 1.2-mi (1.9-km) track played host to competition and regularity runs, of which each competitor made multiple attempts over the weekend. The fastest lap of the weekend went to a Force PC, driven by Gary Thomas, with a time of 58.34 seconds. Of the regularity runners, the most consistent car was a Chevron B48, driven by Damon Milnes, with Tony Haywood on the Norton Rotary claiming the award for the most consistent motorcycle.

Elsewhere, there are was a separate course for scrambler racing, events held on the lake (including the third round of the British Jet Ski Championship), aerial displays and hundreds of cars on show.

Amongst the categories competing on the track this year were classic pre-war cars, Lotus cars, rally cars, pre-'66 sports racing and touring cars, post-'66 sports racing and touring cars, supercars and trackday cars, and historic F1 and single-seater cars. There were also categories for motorbikes, supermoto, side-cars and three-wheelers and drag stars.

As can be seen in the following video, there was additionally an aerial component to the show.

Eurofighter display at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2015

Each day also saw a different concours display category competed. On Friday, the Lotus Cars Concours saw a Lotus Carlton, owned by Phillip Burton, win the "Best Presented" award, with the "Best of Show" award going to a Lotus Elan BRM, owned by Martin Canning.

Saturday's American Muscle Car Concours saw a 1967 Ford Mustang owned by Paul McNair win "Best Presented," with the "Best of Show" accolade awarded to a 1958 Chrysler 300D owned by David Barlow.

On Sunday, it was the turn of the Eighties Supercars Concours. A 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage owned by Ron Pierson won the "Best Presented" award and "Best of Show" went to a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa owned by Keith Ashworth.

Amongst the other vehicles at CPOP were a Napier Bentley and a Hardy Special, both from 1929. The supercars on show included a Ferrari Testarossa, a Lamborghini Countach LP500S, a Porsche 911 (930) Turbo, and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Over the course of the weekend, visitors were also treated to displays from the world's only remaining Vulcan Bomber and an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display. Twelve-time world champion trials biker Dougie Lampkin MBE performed both the track and on a floating assault course.

Take a look at our photo gallery to see some of vehicles that were at CPOP.

Website: Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

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