The life of Tom Wheatcroft, who died last October, will be celebrated at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on July 17/18.
Three Vanwalls will be the key attractions in a special tribute to the Donington Park owner and Grand Prix car collector (above). The Vanwalls will run on the speed course at the Cheshire venue, while other cars will be on show at the event that Wheatcroft supported in its first two years.
The trio of Vanwalls will be the streamliner used at Reims, the rear-engined model that ran abortively in 1961 and the original Thinwall Special. Other cars on show will include a BRM V16 and Alberto Ascari’s World Championship-winning Ferrari 500.