CHOLMONDELEY Pageant of Power (CPOP) organisers took to the highways and byways of the North West yesterday to showcase some of the world’s most prestigious cars.
Gathering over a breakfast at The Abode hotel in city centre Manchester a Bentley Continental Supersports, the new Bentley Flying Spur and a Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera wowed the early morning commuters pouring into the city with a display of power and style before starting their engines and heading off to Chester’s new Abode Hotel.
The parade was headed up by Michelin star chef Michael Caines himself a great fan of performance motors.
Festival organiser James Hall said: “It’s all very well and good telling people about the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power but there’s no substitute to experiencing a little part of it first hand. .
“It’s not often that you get to see Jaguars, Lamborghinis and Bentleys on the way to work.”
The pageant, in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle on July 17 and 18, attracted more than 35,000 visitors last year.
One of the main events will be the biggest tri-services displays to be held in the UK in 2010, including a full scale mock battle with combatants demonstrating training and techniques used in modern day warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The award winning fireworks concert and military tattoo which has been held at the Castle for 18 years, will take place on the Saturday evening.
Tickets for the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power are currently discounted by 10% with children admitted free when booked in advance. This offer is set to close on April 30 when tickets revert to the full price.