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Warren Classic and Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

The 2014 Warren Classic and Supercar Show was held Saturday, May 10th at the historic Warren Golf and Country Club in Essex, England. The 2nd annual event, staged amidst the 350-acre scenic estate in the hamlet of Woodham Walter, celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maserati, 60 Years of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Porsche, Aston Martin and Italian Grand Touring.

The Warren Classic proved a smash for the second year running, attracting record-breaking visitor numbers who headed to the event in their thousands. Despite the threat of inclement weather, the skies brightened just in time for car fans and families to flock to the Warren Golf and Country Club to enjoy a warm and sunny May day, where a host of activities kept the crowds entertained.

With live music from Shakila Karim, the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mullit and the Essex Rock Choir and the roar of the Blades Air Display, there was barely a moment when there was not a soundtrack to Essex’s ultimate classic and sports car show. Surrounding the car displays were a children’s fun zone, fairground rides and a shopping village.

The main event was, of course, the large display of classic and supercars, and the reveal of the winning class entries into the oversubscribed Concours, a field which contained over 140 of the best cars in Europe put forward for judging by a panel of experts. There were such examples among them as a 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, proclaimed ‘The best car in the world’ some hundred years ago, 1938 Jaguar SS100 made for the King of Romania and clothed by Leonida & Co of Bucharest, 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide, 1951 Porsche 356 Split Window Coupe, 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and 2001 Ferrari Enzo, among others.

One special arrival was of a royal nature, when the 1980 Royal Cardinal red Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II formerly owned by the late HRH Princess Margaret, and which has carried several high-ranking members of the British royal family, including Princess Diana, arrived to take its place in the Concours display area.

Best of show at the 2014 Warren Classic and Concours went to the 1957 Porsche 356 Carrera GT, which won the Porsche class earlier in the day.

Liam Cardiff, co-owner of the Warren Golf & Country Club and creator of the Warren Classic Car Show, said, “I’m absolutely delighted with the second year of The Warren Classic, an annual event that will continue to evolve. Our aim is to provide something for everyone and the support from the public has been fantastic. The cars are such an important part of this event and it was fantastic to see this year as strong a collection as last year, but a different selection. One of my favourite cars was the 1990 red Mini Metro Clubman L. It made me smile, it was original and gorgeous. It proves that cars don’t have to cost the earth to have an important place in history and bring joy to people. Finally I’d like to thank the generosity of our local businesses, sponsors and suppliers and of course the car dealers and owners. We can’t wait for next year.”

Similar to the 2013 event, photographer Pavel Novitski also offers the following images from the 2014 Warren Concours. We split up Pavel’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and event results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Pavel, visit PavelNovitski.com/.

Warren Classic and Concours 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery

1961 Lancia Flaminia GT 3C
1961 Lancia Flaminia GT 3C and 1962 Aston Martin DB4
1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1958 Peerless GT
1958 Peerless GT

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1958 Lister Jaguar
1958 Lister Jaguar
1957 Porsche 356 Carrera GT
1957 Porsche 356 Carrera GT, Best of Show Winner
1956 Jensen 541 De Luxe
1956 Jensen 541 De Luxe
1956 Ferrari 290MM Barchetta
1956 Ferrari 290MM Barchetta

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  1. For heaven sake, where were the TVR Griffith 200’s or 400’s? These are British cars and TVR has been around since the fifties. Shouldn’t the TVR club of England entered a couple of TVR’s in the event. Or maybe, just maybe they were not contacted or didn’t know of the event.

    It would have been great to see Shipmans or the McInerneys TVR Griffith 400’s. As an American I don’t know much about your organization, however, I could see one of those blue and orange Ford GT 40 in the field in one of the pictures. Then, I didn’t see any AC Shelby Cobras either. Let us know when Griffiths will appear in England or race in the Continent.