Describing Salon Privé as a 'British supercar' event undersells it somewhat. It’s a gathering of some of the greatest motoring achievements around the globe from the past and present, and this year the cars will get an appropriately glamorous backdrop at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
During the media preview day, 10 show cars were on display to whet the appetite of the public ahead of the event on 3-5 September, and it was difficult to know where to look.
The incredible array of motors threw together some of the hottest hypercars on the planet - the Porsche 918, LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg One:1 - with some timeless wonders such as the Bentley Speed Six (Old Number Three) and the Lamborghini Countach 5000s.
However, one particular car caught my eye. Among the maze of pure, unadulterated motoring deliciousness was a pristine red Ferrari 308 GTB from 1977 that’s set to run in the Speed & Style event at Salon Privé later this year. It had plenty of onlookers drooling at the mouth and, luckily enough, I was offered a ride around the Palace grounds with its owner, Richard Green.
It’s a beautiful thing that's as nice to sit in as it is to gawp at. The hallmarks of quintessential Ferrari design are found everywhere you look, and elegance oozes from every panel.