More than 3,000 motoring fans headed to Thruxton for a day of high-octane entertainment at the Hendy Performance Open Day.

Visitors were treated to static displays of more than 500 cars from local car clubs and performance car enthusiasts together with on track action from precision driver Paul Swift and special guests Tiff Needell and British Touring Car driver Árón Taylor-Smith.

It was the second time Thruxton has hosted the Hendy Performance event and Hendy Group chief executive Paul Hendy said this year’s event had really captured the imagination of fans and their families.

He said: “This year we had more cars, bigger displays and more visitors to the event and we are thrilled that so many people enjoyed the free day out.

The event was a total sell-out and Paul said the team was already planning the 2023 event.

“The open day provided the perfect backdrop for car owners to showcase some incredible vehicles and for us to display a number of our Hendy Performance models, and those from manufacturers we represent,” Paul said.

New cars turning heads at the show included the brand-new Lotus Emira, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 and the MOKE electric, all attracting a steady stream of admirers throughout the day.

“It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying getting up close to some amazing cars from the older classics right through to modern performance cars,” said Hendy Performance brand manager John Haylett.

“We had a terrific response from car clubs and individuals keen to showcase their own cars and it was great to welcome so many Hendy Performance fans and our own ambassadors to Thruxton for a great day out.”

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