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PIRELLI TAKES YOU FOR A SPIN AT SILVERSTONE

Lights out and they’re off! Thanks to Pirelli, one lucky SCD member was in for an experience like no other at this year’s FORMULA 1® BRITISH GRAND PRIX. During the race weekend in early July, one of the biggest UK sporting events of the year, there’s guaranteed to be plenty of action going on wherever […]

Own The Skies

SCD member and Managing Director of Cirrus Aircraft UK, Michael Wright, brings us up to speed with their innovative aircraft and how learning to fly could transform your life. Tell us about yourself. My name is Michael Wright and I am the Managing Director of Cirrus Aircraft UK and a supportive member of Supercar Driver. […]

Frank’s Vision

Legendary industrial designer Frank Stephenson talks about his history with the world’s top car manufacturers and his more recent ventures in innovative design. Written by: Zheran Chen Frank Stephenson has his vision. With his name to designs from the iconic New MINI to the exciting McLaren P1, at 62, he is still passionate about design […]

NEW BREED – DTO Motorsport

We catch up with DTO Motorsport founder Mike Jordan to find out about their unique experience days, whether you just want to drive a racing car, improve your skills alongside a professional racing driver, or even become a racing driver yourself. Who are you and what do you do? DTO Motorsport is a company with […]

SCD Secret Meet 2022

With grids crammed with the rarest and greatest supercars and hypercars ever built, the annual SCD Secret Meet at Donington Park is now regarded by many as the year’s premier automotive enthusiast event. The quality, quantity and sheer exclusivity of the metal and carbon fibre, on display positively borders on the surreal. Written by: Angus […]

Chris Palmer Interview

We sit down with SCD member Chris to chat about owning some of the most iconic cars of all time. Written by: Matt Parker We love featuring SCD members and their cars, whether it be their first Porsche or a scarcely believable collection of rarities. Today, we’re focusing on the latter with Chris Palmer, who […]

Issue 39 | Brand Loyalty – McLaren 765LT

Having owned four McLarens in a row, we catch up with SCD member Luke about his love of the brand and his fourth car in a row from Woking, the outrageous 765LT. Where does your passion for cars come from? From a young age really. I had an F40 on my wall when I was […]

SCD Extends Partnership With JBR Capital as Exclusive Vehicle Finance Partner

New three-year partnership is an extension of existing long-term relationship, established in 2017 JBR Capital to continue as the exclusive vehicle finance partner of Supercar Driver Announcement follows record business period for JBR Capital, lending £100m since 1 March 2021 SCD and Leading automotive finance provider, JBR Capital, are pleased to announce a renewed partnership […]

Michelin Secret Meet 2021

Sometimes there are no words. And today, even the man whose job it is to talk about cars for a living admits to being momentarily speechless. Written by: Angus Frazer for JBR Capital As commentator Chris Dawes looks down from the control tower at the cars assembled on the grid at Donington for the lunchtime […]

SCD Goodwood Season Opener

After a year of on-off-on lockdowns and very little driving, we were able to plan and run an amazing spectacle for SCD members and sponsors at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on the 15th May. Adam Thorby said: “We started Supercar Driver ten years ago with a very simple ethos. It’s all about getting people out […]

Ignition GP

Ignition GP is a result of a collaboration between SCD and ex F1 test driver and Le Mans driver Jonathan Kennard.  The aim is to bring together the very finest Grand Prix cars from what we believe is the most exciting era of Grand Prix racing, 1989 through to 1997, taking shape in the form […]

We Are Going Racing!

Praga Cars has been confirmed as Supercar Driver’s first ever ‘Official Racing Partner’ and has agreed a partnership for 2021 that will see the 114-year-old brand’s racing karts and R1 racing car take to the track at a number of SCD events.

10 Years in the Making

SCD member and contributing writer Rob gives his account of the 2020 Michelin Secret Meet, celebrating 10 years of SCD and seeing a true unicorn car. Written by: Rob Ward A change of format last year saw our first Secret Meet at Donington Park, with no famous group photo and no runway to hold us […]

Video: Joe Macari – Racing at Le Mans, Gumball 3000 and driving a 250 GTO!

We sit down with Joe Macari to talk about some of his favourite memories including the past and the future of the car world, all the great cars he’s driven, racing at Le Mans and getting arrested on the Gumball 3000.

Video: Jaguar XJ220 – the overlooked Supercar icon?

Why is the XJ220 so undervalued and unloved? Do you think this perception changing as the latest and greatest are becoming that bit less involving and way too good?

Video: Porsche 718 Spyder – is this all the car you’ll ever need?

Matt from SCD jumps onboard the 718 Spyder to find out what this car is about and to decide if this is all the car you could ever need?

Video: Ferrari 330GT 2+2 v GTC4 Lusso

The first of two videos comparing new and old Ferraris and first up we have a 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 against a 2019 GTC4 Lusso. Both V12, both 4 seaters and both very similar money at present! Thank you to Hoodie Hut who supply our SCD apparel, that we use at events and shoots like […]

Video: Driving a Ferrari F40 at 80 years old #BeLikeJohn

We caught up with SCD member John to find out about his life with cars, how he ended up owning his F40 and what other cool cars he’s had in that time. The moral of John’s story is if you own a supercar, get out and drive it and don’t have any regrets!

Supercar Driver celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a 65-strong collection of automotive rarity.

At the face of adversity, Supercar Driver made history once again this week, bringing some of the world’s most rare and desirable cars together for our annual flagship event. On 20th October 2020, Donington Park in Derby was packed with supercars, hypercars and racing cars to celebrate 10 years of arranging some of the most […]

Praga : History Makers

We take a journey through the 100-year history of Praga, and find out why we should all be paying attention to them going forward. Written by: Tom Kent When you think of automobile manufacturers with the richest of histories and the greatest stories to tell, your mind will wander to Detroit and the Big Three, or […]

Issue 37 | One of a Kind – Koenigsegg Regera

We take a trip to The Lewis Motor Collection aka Zach’s Garage to spend the day with SCD member Zach and his spectacular bespoke Koenigsegg Regera. When did you first hear about the Regera? The timeline is a bit odd because we ordered a Regera before we even thought about buying an Agera. The Agera […]

Focus on: Monarch Enterprises

We meet up with David Thompson, founder of new SCD sponsors Monarch Enterprises, to learn more about how the business has grown and what makes them different to other supercar specialists. Written by: Daisy Cartlidge Brown What’s the story behind Monarch Enterprises? David has had a passion for cars since as early as he can […]

Thrill on the Hill

SCD member Molly recalls her experience of SCD’s first event at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Written by: Molly Taylor Photos by: William Nattrass & Jacob Wimberley The morning of Sunday 27th September dawned clear and bright, and cold! It was a perfect day for a road trip to our favourite motorsport venue. Set […]

Porsche GT Tour

SCD members Rob and Molly Taylor joined our Porsche GT Tour for a second year. Here’s Molly review of the tour from the co-pilot’s seat. Written by: Molly Taylor If you think the Ponderosa Cafe at the top of the Horseshoe Pass sounds like the most Wild West setting in the UK, then imagine the […]

Spas & Cars at Grantley Hall

Our first Spas & Cars event shifts the focus on the other halves used to enduring the passenger seat, bringing a new aspect to a day out in the cars. As drivers, we love a good week crossing the incredible roads of the Alps, but it’s not always fun and games for our passengers being […]

Video: Koenigsegg Regera

We met up with SCD member Zach from  @Zachs Garage  to chat about their brand new Koenigsegg Regera – from the buying experience to what it is like to drive!

Issue 36 | In the Presence of Greatness – McLaren F1 GTR Longtail

We spend a surreal day on the road with Tom Hartley Jnr in what he describes as the greatest car of all time, a road-converted McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. What do you love about the McLaren F1? For me, the McLaren F1 is the greatest car ever built, which it’s widely regarded by many others […]

VIDEO: In the presence of the greatness!

We spent an unforgettable day with a McLaren F1 on the road and track however this was by no means a normal F1! This is chassis no 19R, the first of only ten Longtail F1s ever produced, it was the factory prototype and development car and it is the last McLaren F1 to ever have […]

SCD Colouring Book

In collaboration with The Manson Group and Michelin Tyres, we have created a one-off publication, an SCD Colouring Book with 8 pages and 10 scenes that have been recreated using images from SCD events and shoots.  1,000 copies were delivered to all SCD members along with an additional 50 copies for the kids at Bluebell […]

Issue 35 | Class of 2007

Matt turns back the clock and drives the three best track-focused supercars from 2007 to find out if they offer something missing from the supercars of today. Written by: Matt Parker For me, there are two kinds of cars we petrolheads hold closest to our hearts. The ones we had on our bedroom walls as […]

Issue 34 – Now Available Online

We thought we would make our previous issue available to all.

VIDEO | The most amazing collection you’ve never heard of!

We will never forget the first time we laid eyes on this incredible collection a few years back – the sheer variety of road and racing cars, particularly legendary Group C Porsches and Jaguars is quite frankly staggering!

VIDEO | McLaren’s Finest? 675LT vs 600LT

Matt drives the track-focused variants of McLaren’s Sports and Super Series back to back to find out how the baby 600LT lives up to the acclaimed 675LT.

VIDEO | Keeping it in the family

We join father and son SCD members Nigel and Harry with their matching Speedster and 718 GT4 to talk about their shared passion for cars, especially those from Stuttgart.

Issue 34 | Le Mans Heroes – DB3S & Norwood P4

We spend the day with SCD member Roland to learn about his two vintage Le Mans cars, the stories of their history and the thousands of road miles he has covered in them both.

VIDEO | McLaren 675LT Spider

A new video in our series featuring SCD members stories and their cars… Meet Jon and his MSO 675LT Spider with pretty much all the trimmings!

VIDEO | VIPER ACR tearing up British b-roads

Thanks to our friends at XL Leasing we spent a few weeks with their uncompromising Viper ACR. Made for wide open racetracks we decided to take it out of its comfort zone and find out what it’s like on real roads in the heart of the Peak District.

VIDEO | The 66,000 mile Carrera GT

High mileage Carrera GT’s are a rare sight, especially 66,000 mile cars, so when this one came up for sale at the Octane Collection recently we had to have a drive!!

Issue 33 | King of the Mountain – Tour Delle Dolomites

SCD members Martin and Sue experience the first Tour Delle Dolomites in all its glory from Austria to Italy.

VIDEO | BMW Z8 v M3 CSL

Meet SCD member Mike and his two //M cars – the BMW Z8 and M3 CSL.

VIDEO | 25 Supercars Take On The Alps

Our annual European Tour from Geneva to Monaco covering over 800 miles across the Alps.

VIDEO | Heveningham Tour

The day before the Heveningham Concours, we led 30 supercars and classic cars on the road for a 60 mile jaunt round Suffolk concluding with a Putin’s Picnic.

Issue 32 | Magic Moments – Heveningham Concours 2019

We return to Suffolk for another petrol-fuelled weekend at an event which has quickly become a highlight in our calendar.

VIDEO | Driving a Porsche 993 Turbo S

Thanks to our friends at Lakeside Classics we get up close and personal with the legendary Porsche 993 Turbo S for a day in North Wales with stunning scenery and weather.

VIDEO | Nine Hours of Automotive Greatness! The Ultimate Track Day?

Over 400 cars for our 2019 Secret Meet powered by Michelin, exclusive use of a grand prix circuit and no noise limits for what we consider to be the ultimate track day event!

VIDEO | Driving an Aston Martin One-77

How often do you see a One -77 let alone get to drive one? A big thank you to Nicholas Mee for letting Matt get behind the wheel of such a special and illusive hypercar and always what a pleasure to share this experience with all our viewers!

Issue 31 | Secret Supercar Meet 2019 #SSM19

Nine years of graft, nine months of planning, nine hours of automotive greatness!

VIDEO | The £23m Supercar Showroom

A preview of the new multi-million pound Tom Hartley Showroom!

Issue 30 | Naturally Aspirated Group Test

We look at the evolution of these naturally aspirated driver’s cars over the last 15 years and compare the best from Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Issue 29 | The Ultimate Grand Tourer

Matt spends a full week with the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T on the SCD Tour de Alps to find out if it really is the ultimate grand tourer.

VIDEO | Lamborghini LP640

Meet SCD member Richard and find out about how he came to own this LP640 what it’s like to live with and drive.

Issue 28 | SCD Tartan Florio

Matt recalls the best bits from the 2018 Tartan Florio, our tour of the best roads and venues in Scotland.

Issue 27 | Best of the Breed

Matt tries out the two ultimate 997.1 911s back to back to find if it’s the pure driving tool or the ballistic powerhouse which reigns supreme.

VIDEO | Is this the greatest Supercar meet of all time?

2018 Secret Supercar Meet powered by Michelin After 7 years this event gets bigger and bigger

Issue 26 | Ferrari Tricolore

SCD member Glyn tells us about his trio of very special Ferraris.

VIDEO | The £50m Supercar Shoot – Secret Supercar Meet

Over 200 cars attended our season opening ‘Secret Meet’ powered by Michelin, culminating in an epic group photo with cars worth over £50m!