Paul Swift at that the Hendy Performance Open DayPaul Swift at that the Hendy Performance Open Day


Hendy thrills 3,000 petrolheads with Thruxton open day

  • Hendy Performance Open Day hailed as another success
  • Special day saw new car model launches and on-track action
  • Event was a sell-out

Time 8:14 am, July 30, 2022

More than 3,000 petrolheads flocked to Thruxton for the Hendy Performance Day last Sunday.

For the second year running, the south coast-based dealer group laid on its Hendy Performance Open Day at the Hampshire circuit with a range of new models old and new on offer.

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 (pictured) and special guests Tiff Needell and British Touring Car driver Aron Taylor-Smith.

Hendy Group chief executive Paul Hendy said this year’s event had really captured the imagination of fans and their families.

‘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,’ he said.

The company said the event was a ‘total sell-out’ and plans were afoot for the event to return in 2023.

‘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,’ added Hendy.

New cars at the show included the Lotus Emira, Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 and the Moke electric.

‘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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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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