Rare and classic cars revealed for St John’s Wood pageant

Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 driven at Le Mans.

Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 driven at Le Mans. - Credit: Archant

The roar and growls of supercar engines will soon get pulses racing as St John’s Wood gears up for its annual supercar pageant – this year in association with the Ham&High and its sister title the Wood&Vale.

Mike Hawthorn's Jaguar 'D' Type

Mike Hawthorn's Jaguar 'D' Type - Credit: Archant

The third edition of the St John’s Wood Business Association’s classic and supercar pageant will roll back into St John’s Wood High Street this Father’s Day, on June 21, offering family fun with food, competitions and a children’s fun fair between 11am and 5pm.

The event will feature more than 50 outstanding examples of rare classics and supercars such as Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche 917 and a long-nose Jaguar D-Type driven by Mike Hawthorn, Britain’s first Formula 1 world champion.

Car enthusiast and organizer Clive Beecham said: “The pageant brings a special ‘something’ to the High Street, as it is a relatively unique and totally free offering for the community at large”.

Mr Beecham said the show, which is free to enter, offers everyone the chance to get up close to iconic and classic motors that “raise a huge smile of affection for just being very special, cherished and relatively unique.”

Look out for our “car of the week” each week until the pageant, where we will be featuring photos, history and analysis of one of the many star cars due to go on display at the St John’s Wood pageant.