All kinds of classic cars rolled into Braxted and we were there to see it!
The quaint and scenic grounds of Braxted Park Estate has been invaded by an army of beautiful classic, luxury and rare cars. The sound of roaring engines echoes through the country roads as a convoy of performance, luxury and supercars approach the private estate. Thanks to Peter Best Insurance Services, over 400 cars were displayed and with a complimentary bacon roll in hand, we were lucky enough to take it all in, one car at a time.
If you’re into classic cars then the sheer amount and variety of them at Braxted would have blown you away. With PBIS being friends with several classic car clubs, it was no surprise to see several different clubs show up to the event, each bringing a colourful collection of interesting cars with them.
Classic Car Clubs
From Mercedes to Mini, many different clubs made an appearance at Braxted and there was something for everyone. At one end of the estate, parked in a shaded spot was The Mercedes Benz Club. A mixture of modern and classic Mercedes were spotted, including an AMG A45 and AMG CLS 53. As for classics, a 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 w123 and a beautiful red 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE made an appearance.
MG Car Club showed off several lovely MGC sports cars, as well as some MG ZS hatchbacks.
Seeing the convoy of classic Land Rovers roll into the estate was a sight to behold. Big, boxy and indestructible, these Series 2s looked like a force to be reckoned with, and of course, they were parked in the long, bumpy grass – a terrain far too harsh for the supercars and sports cars to conquer.
One of the most prominent classic car clubs were the TVR Car Club. The stunning TVR Sagaris stole the show. Bright red paint, side exit exhausts and crazy vents make the Sagaris a real showstopper. A future classic for sure.
Another beauty in red, this 1993 TVR Griffith shows off all of TVR’s iconic and recognisable design features.
The Lotus Club brought a couple of Esprits. The Esprit has the gorgeous looks of a supercar which makes them guaranteed head-turners.
Let’s not forget one of the most popular classics in the UK, the ‘Mini’! Up front you can see a very well-kept example of the Mark I Mini from the 60s as well as a boxy 1980 Austin Morris Mini Clubman.
We can’t talk about Peter Best Insurance Services’ breakfast car meet without mentioning the stars of the show! First of all, Chris Evans’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica was front and centre. He was unable to make an appearance as he was occupied with the London marathon!
We were also lucky enough to lay our eyes on a Ford GT40 replica. This Le Mans legend may not look that old, but this is a replica of the 1964 Mk I. Along with this old school supercar, modern supercars such as the McLaren 570S, Lamborghini Huracan Avio, Nissan GT-R and Audi R8 mixed in with classic performance cars such as the grey 1969 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso which was most likely the most expensive car at the event, valued between £1.75 – £2 million.
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PBIS are specialists when it comes to insuring classic cars and whether it’s 80 years old or 25, they’re experienced in getting the highest quality policies for your cherished vehicle. Make sure to check them out and maybe next year you can come along and enjoy a bacon roll as well! Click here to get a quote.