Premium tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, recently returned to The Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival as the event’s official tyre partner where it welcomed families and classic car enthusiasts alike. Indeed, the first instalment of the highlights of the weekend can be seen tonight (11th August) at 8pm on ITV4, with Part 2 being aired on Thursday (12th August) at the same time and channel.
One of the key attractions during the festival was the Yokohama Chelsea FC Skills Zone, which gave kids the chance to put their skills to the test and channel their inner Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi or Tammy Abraham. Over 250 children participated in the sessions which included free coaching courtesy of Chelsea FC Foundation, as well as a whole host of giveaways and prizes.
Cars both old and new were the main attraction of the event as over a hundred car clubs from up and down the country gathered to show off their pride and joy, while fellow attendees marvelled at the stunning array of automotive legacies, with a pristine Triumph TR2A taking home this year’s Yokohama Club Car of the Show award. Yokohama itself displayed a selection of cars that reflected its diverse range of road and motorsport credentials, including an incredibly rare Toyota Supra Mk4 TRD 3000GT sporting an impressive ADVAN livery.
On the track, crowds flocked to see the wheel-to-wheel action which included Alex Brundle and Gary Pearson teaming up behind the wheel of a Lola T70, to take a thrilling victory in the Yokohama Trophy for Masters Historic Sports Cars.
Commenting on the weekend, marketing manager of Yokohama HPT, James Brown, said: “Another fantastic year at The Classic and what an event it was! It’s a pleasure to meet so many like-minded individuals with a real passion for classic cars and motor racing. The range of modern and classic cars on display was quite remarkable and the racing action was truly magnificent. Once again it proved to be a fantastic platform for us to show off our extensive range of tyres for modern and classic road cars as well as those racing on track.”
For viewers who are unable to catch the first two instalments of the highlights, both Part 1 and Part 2 will also be aired on Sunday (15th August) at 6:15pm and will also be available via the ITV hub app.
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