CPOP 2012 / The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, Four aero-engined cars, 135 litres and over 2800 bhp, the biggest celebration of power and speed, Cholmondeley Pageant of Power
The three-day Pageant will play host to a weird and wonderful collection of early 20th century cars that are powered by aeroplane engines, with the 500bhp Brutus taking centre stage on the track and in the paddock. Germany was forbidden from creating military aircraft after World War I, so, with large numbers of aeroplane engines spare, this 46-litre experimental project was created.
While Brutus is normally displayed in Germany at the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany, the monster is making a special trip to the UK for Pageant crowds to be blown away.
More aero-engined cars will be presented at the 2012 Pageant of Power and will include a 23-litre Maybach Zeppelin, AKA ‘Chitty Bang Bang 1’, one of four celebrated 1920s English race cars believed to have inspired the creation of the fictional Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), the 24-litre Napier-Bentley and the fearsome 42-litre Packard-Bentley. Including Brutus, the combined power output for these four cars totals more than 2,800bhp.
James Hall, Event Director for the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, said: “Aero-engined cars are a rare breed, but these are some of the most fascinating and exhilarating machines people are likely to ever encounter. We can’t wait to see what the crowds make of these unique cars, as there is simply nothing else on the road that can match them for sheer drama.”
The 5th Cholmondeley Pageant of Power takes place on the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire from 15/17th June. The schedule and list of participants will be announced over the coming weeks. The Pageant organisers are set to reveal some exciting new additions and features for 2012.
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