Supercar Driver Secret Meet - Donington Park Circuit

The sense of anticipation when approaching a race circuit cannot be underestimated.

Supercar Driver Secret Meet - Donington Park Circuit

Hearing unsilenced and uncatalyzed engines at full throttle as you approach, and gradually starting to smell high-octane fuel mixed with mystery meat from the slap-up vans dotted around the paddock, is a feast for the senses. Usually, you will have to pass through a maze of motorhomes and arctic lorries before seeing anything of interest. However, on this occasion, we were greeted by a sea of multicoloured exotica.

You’d be forgiven for confusing the car park with the event itself, such is the quality and quantity of machinery. It’s only until you find a Pagani Zonda, Huayra, Aston Martin Vulcan, Lamborghini Reventon, Porsche 996 GT1, 959 and three Carrera GTs in a row, that you think you may be somewhere near the centre.

It wasn’t just supercar royalty on display. Huddled together behind a white picket fence were some of the most iconic Formula 1 shapes and liveries of the 80s and 90s. But with a live track, you gravitate quite quickly towards the pit lane. Each garage appeared to have a team of people swarming over their state of the art GT or LMP car. Clamshells off and laptops out, preparing to make their next passenger wish they packed a change of underwear.

The vast majority of meets and shows you attend are static. You rarely hear engines running, let alone see anything move. That is what makes the Supercar Driver Meets so special. It is the very best of the automotive industry being brought together and used for their intended purposes. No garage queens here!

Published 17th August 2021


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