The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power Brings the Best of the Best

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1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon

1959 Lola Mk 1 driven by Robin Longdon

The eighth Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) was recently held at the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, United Kingdom. Aside from the magnificent setting, the show featured spectacular bikes, cars, aircraft and watercraft.

1975 VW Beetle Super Saloon driven by David Taylor

1960 Lotus Elite driven by Robin Longdon

CPOP is usually held over the course of three days, with different variations to the program from day to day. There was a 1.9 kilometer track, where the competition and regularity runs were held over the weekend, with every competitor allowed to make numerous attempts at the latter.

The weekend’s fastest lap was garnered by a Force PC, which was maneuvered by Gary Thomas and registered the time of only 58.34 seconds. Among the regularity runners, the most consistent automobile was Damon Milnes’ Chevron B48, while Tony Haywood’s Norton Rotary got the title for the most consistent motorbike.

The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power showcases the best of historic and contemporary vehicular power, whether on land, on the water or in the air



2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mick Strafford

Elsewhere on the Cholmondeley Castle grounds, there was a separate course that hosted the scrambler racing, car and aerial displays as well as events held on the lake, which included the British Jet Ski Championship’s third round.

Eurofighter Typhoon

2015 Ariel Atom 3.5R

The categories included on the track competition this year were Lotus cars, pre-war cars, pre-’66 sports racing and touring cars, rally cars, post-’66 sports racing and touring cars, historic F1 and single seaters as well as trackday cars and super cars. There were other categories for supermoto, motorbikes, three-wheelers, drag stars, and side-cars, as well.

1968 Ford Mustang Mk1 GT

1986 BMW Motorsports M3 driven by Nicholas Bartlett



If you will watch the following clip, you will find that there was an aerial component added to the show as well.



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