Afzal Kahn at the Chelsea Auto Legends show
6th Sep 2011
A mouth-watering array of Kahn Range Rovers including the Vesuvius edition and the Bugatti Veyron complete with the F1 number plate, rolled into the Chelsea AutoLegends show and thrilled the 8,000 plus fans who attended the show despite a heavy downpour and helped to raise significant funds for the Royal Hospital\'s Chelsea Pensioners – a significant increase of more than 50 per cent on the 5,000 who attended the show in 2010.
More than 600 of the finest and most celebrated classic, competition and supercars converged with so much to savour the event proved to be a major draw both with hardcore car enthusiasts and a wider family audience.
And Afzal Kahn certainly provided the vibrancy to the relaxed atmosphere, at the heart of the display; the Kahn Vesuvius edition Range Rover generated as much interest as the Bugatti Veyron!
“It was a fantastic event,” said Afzal Kahn. “It\'s a truly British show which sets the benchmark for other shows to follow. Investing in British Industry is an important aspect of our business and I deem team behind the the Chelsea AutoLegends show as very important partners.”
And as the principal British Designer sat down with a host of fellow motoring personalities, an impressive line-up of more than 30 iconic Le Mans cars ranging from the Bentleys of the 1920s, through the Ferraris and Porsches of the 1960s and 1970s right up to today\'s state-of-the-art diesel prototypes that currently rule the French classic, the cream of current road-going exotica including Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari 599 GTO, Pagani Zonda and the new McLaren MP4-12C added to the automotive feast.
Eric Verdon-Roe, the Chairman of Chelsea AutoLegends was visibly thrilled with the turnout and Afzal Kahn\'s participation at the show. He said: “It was our ambition to make this year\'s show bigger and even better than last year\'s event and clearly we achieved that objective with more amazing cars, an increased show area, more fund raising for the Royal Hospital and, despite the unhelpful weather, a greater public turn-out.
“The sights and sounds of the supercars arriving were a notable addition and the rare chance for Londoners to see a line-up of cars proved as popular as ever. That said it\'s the total sum of all the individual parts that makes Chelsea AutoLegends so special. It\'s the fabulous Royal Hospital setting, the presence of so many truly great race cars, the plethora of dramatic high-performance road cars, the mouth-watering collection of Italian classics, the huge number of much-loved British marques, the friendly atmosphere.”
“As the curtain comes down on 2011 we would like to thank all our partners for their on-going support and assure all those who enjoyed last Sunday\'s show that we are already making even more ambitious plans for 2012.”