On Sunday 18th June, St John’s Wood High Street will be celebrating Fathers’ Day in style by hosting a collection of the rarest classic and super cars from across the UK. The Pageant, now in its 5th year, is sponsored by Knight Frank and all proceeds go to Rays of Sunshine.
It is a truly family oriented day, offering not only a chance to see this incredibly valuable display worth approximately $100 million but also to take advantage of the various amusements for children such as a funfair. Entry to the high street itself, including viewing the cars, is free, with the opportunity to donate to Rays of Sunshine – a children’s charity that grants wishes for seriously ill children.
The cars on show will include flagship classics from the UK’s motoring history such as an ultra-rare 1995 Porsche 993 GT2, an equivalent to which has just sold for $2.4m; an ex-Works Jaguar D type that came second at Le Mans in 1957; 1950 Bedford K series Jaguar service van being shown for the first time since restoration. Other timeless classics include Stirling Moss’ Reims winning C Type Jaguar and a 212 Barchetta . For the more modern super car, a Lamborghini Miura and Countach and a La Ferrari.
Proceeds from the event will go to Rays of Sunshine, a charity aimed at brightening up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting their wishes. Last year’s event enabled Rays of Sunshine to fulfil the wishes of some brave children, including: Warrick (6) who is currently living with Cystic Fibrosis, fulfilled his wish to swim with dolphins, Caitlin (5) who is currently living with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, had her wish to go to Florida granted and Morgan (16) who is living with a complex lung disorder, received his greatest wish to attend the British Grand Prix.
James Simpson, Head of Knight Frank’s St John’s Wood office, said:
“We are immensely proud to be sponsoring this incredible day for St John’s Wood for the fifth year in a row. Not only are we showcasing some of the most iconic cars from the last 80 years but Rays of Sunshine is an outstanding charity. I can’t think of a better way to spend Fathers’ Day.”
Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, said
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be involved with the Car Pageant for another year. It’s always such a fantastic fun-filled event for the whole family and this year is set to be another great day. As a charity, Rays of Sunshine receives no government funding so we rely on the generosity of the public to make our work possible. We’re looking forward to bringing Sunshine to St John’s Wood High Street and seeing all the amazing classic cars on show.”