The archipelago’s biggest car show. Probably the only place where you can see cars from every era and continent in one place. It’s also an event aimed for everyone, not just car guys, not just purists, for people that enjoy any kind of car and for family. Trust us, kids love it!
This year’s event had to end abruptly due to the tragic crash of Paul Bailey’s Porsche 918 Spyder which left 28 (or 26 depending on the source) people injured. Spartan Plugs wishes a speedy recovery to all those involved. But let us not take away the amazing parts of the show and focus more on what had to be seen rather than what would rather be forgotten.
We arrived at around 10am and by then there were what seemed to us more people than the previous years. And indeed this was confirmed as the amount of people attending by early afternoon was immense. Upon entering the area the soap box challenge area could be seen with static soap boxes on display waiting to rush down hill to claim a win. A few meters in and you get the opportunity to feast your eyes on the sheer number of vehicles on display.
One could see public service vehicles, both past and present from postal service vehicles to military, emergency, fire and law enforcement vehicles as well as our beloved old buses. The ever impressive line up of Volkswagens and any other make your could think of (even Marlin!). The Toyota section had 2 special appearances, one being the Celica TA22 rally car and the Corolla WRC driven by Carlos Sainz (not Carlos Sainz Jr, the current Formula 1 driver which happens to be his son) and with Luís Moya as co-driver. Other special appearances and probably the vehicles that have drawn more people to the show were the Koenigsegg CCR, Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari which could be seen sprinting along the runway along with a pair of Porsche 911 GT3s and a BMW M4.
Let us not forget the drift section on the far end of the show where one could enjoy an awesome drifting display by local drifters and also around the same area the Ferrari display. But let us not bore you with more text. On to the photos!