Secret Meet returns with show-stopping 2023 plans as part of ‘UK Car Week’
The biggest open secret on the automotive calendar will make a return this summer, with the most extensive display to-date. Now entering its thirteenth year, the SCD Secret Meet has become one of the most exclusive track activities in the UK, attracting some of the biggest names and an impressive selection of race, track and hypercars in the country. This year, the two-day event returns to Donington Park for a fifth time and, on 10-11 July, will form part of ‘UK Car Week’ – a 10-day petrolheads’ nirvana during the summer.
The 2023 edition of the Secret Meet promises to be the biggest yet, with the paddock, display areas and the iconic circuit playing host to more than 500 cars. In previous years, the display has included historic Formula 1 cars, legendary models from sportscar racing’s golden eras, as well as the latest and greatest from the rarefied hypercar world. Taking this format and turning it up to 11, this year, the event will see an even greater selection of the most exciting cars being showcased in a variety of different ways.
Thirty years on from one of the most iconic laps in Formula 1 history, drivers will have the opportunity to emulate Ayrton Senna around Donington Park’s Grand Prix layout. Demonstrations and extensive track running will also be broadcast live on Tuesday 11 July, including the timed lap shootout. With no balance of performance or handicaps in play, the no-holds-barred sprint will pitch all entrants against each other over a single lap run, in a winner-takes-all battle against the clock.
The SCD Secret Meet continues to build in stature and popularity, and is proudly part of the ‘UK Car Week’ activities taking place during July. With the Heveningham Concours and British Grand Prix taking place during the days immediately before, the SCD Secret Meet provides continued content and access for an exclusive group of petrolheads, enthusiasts and collectors on 10-11 July. From here, action shifts to the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of the week.
Adam Thorby, Managing Director of Supercar Driver and the Secret Meet explains: “The SCD Secret Meet has become something that the entire UK automotive community has fallen in love with, and it has become the go-to gathering. We have dealers and manufacturers ready and willing to get involved, collectors ready to bring their toys out to play, and we are incredibly proud of the cars and people who we have been able to attract over the years. It’s a position that’s been hard earned over a decade and we don’t plan on losing that momentum.
“It is a privately run event, but we appreciate that the cars that our guests kindly bring along have a huge public appeal, and we are keen to make sure that everyone can enjoy the show that is put on. The line-up of cars this year is, possibly, the most extensive and impressive that we have ever achieved, and we have several new activities and features at the event, which we have had to extend to a second day for the first time. We want to retain the atmosphere and exclusivity that the Secret Meet has become known for, but our aim is to showcase the incredible array of cars to as many people as possible, and we are working hard to make sure that we can deliver the best results for everyone.”
The Secret Meet is proud to be supported and working with its premier partners – First Point Insurance, The Glenturret Whisky, Global Telemetrics, JBR Capital, McLaren Automotive and Pirelli – for the 2023 season.
Stay tuned to the SCD Secret Meet social channels for more insight into what the 2023 event plans will include, and for more exclusive content.