The National Kit Car Show

National Kit Car Show 70

The May bank holiday weekend was a great day for car shows with many going on all over the country, including the National Kit Car Show in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. You may think that a kit car show is fairly pointless as its just a field of Caterhams, but you’d be wrong the kit car field of motoring is one of the largest and most diverse of all motoring fields. Yes Caterhams were there but also numerous recreations of rare classics like the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Countachs. Yes some of them are very cheap versions of their million pound counterparts, that barely resemble the vehicle it is meant to recreate, but some are so similar that even an expert would struggle to tell the difference. Can’t afford the half a million pound Daytona Spyder, then buy a perfect recreation for around a tenth of the price.

Kit cars provide drivers the ability to build a car for them, a specific spec that fits their own driving style and feel, and for a fraction of the price, all it takes is a bit of elbow grease. The Kit Car Show was filled with expertly crafted cars, that were fantastic to look at and sounded amazing, from a sea of Shelby Cobras to a twin bike engined Porsche 911. The Kit Car Show was a fantastic day out for all. Many jumped at the chance to be a passenger as a professional driver drifted a Westfield around a tight course, this along with a professional Autotest demonstration drew large crowds. The auto jumble is always a popular part of a car show with people picking up parts for cheap prices.

Whilst Kit cars may not be everybody’s thing I encourage you to go next year as it was a fantastic day out where I learned a lot and had a lot of fun at the same time the 2017 show will happen at the same time and place and will likely grow to be an even bigger event as it has done every year.

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