2011 Chelsea AutoLegends Event Details Released
Furthermore, the event will also raise funds for the Chelsea Pensioners (residents of the Royal Hospital) via a special auction and other related activities.
The overall theme for this year will be ‘The Swinging Sixties’ and will also mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary Jaguar E-Type.
“In 2011 Chelsea AutoLegends will also celebrate many of the era’s highly respected ‘Patrons’ – celebrated private owners such as Rob Walker, John Coombs, Sir Tommy Sopwith and Colonel Ronnie Hoare who entered cars in F1, Le Mans and many sportscar races such as the Goodwood TT for many of the generation’s top drivers including Graham Hill, Innes Ireland and Sir Stirling Moss,” a statement from Chelsea AutoLegends reads.
The show will comprise a wide collection of Le Mans cars, including the Ferrari GTO and Ford GT40 models. Contemporary supercars will also be featured, such as the already confirmed 267mph Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
“It’s fair to say that we were all bowled over by the universally positive response to the first Chelsea AutoLegends,” said Eric Verdon-Roe, Chairman of Chelsea AutoLegends. “More than five thousand people savoured what was a truly remarkable display of automotive history and feedback from the public, media, stand holders, Chelsea Pensioners and all the others involved has been incredibly supportive. Far from resting on our laurels, we are now announcing what’s going to be an even more exciting show for this September.”