£40m-worth of cars at local teenager’s ‘Classic & Supercar Sunday’ event 

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Following his successful supercar breakfast meet-up in June, this month local teenager Zander Miller staged his first all day Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School, and estimates that the 160 classic and supercars on display had a combined value of more than forty million pounds.

Eighteen year old Zander Miller organised the Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography
Eighteen year old Zander Miller organised the Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

‘It is tricky to estimate’ said Zander. ‘The Ferrari F40 that came is worth over £1,000,000 due to its rarity, age and condition. Many of the supercars are worth between £250,000-£500,000. And then the classic cars ranged from 1920 to 1997; we had an Aston Martin DB2 and an Aston Martin DB11. They’re 70 years apart! I’d imagine we had a value of around £40 (ish) million.’

Regular readers will remember the BV feature on eighteen year old Zander in the June issue – the teenager’s hobby of photographing supercars and posting them on Instagram lead to Zander organising his first supercar owners meet-up and the formation of the South Coast Supercar Club. In his final year of sixth form at Clayesmore, the budding entrepreneur was noticed by the school team who were keen to encourage him – they subsequently invited Zander to put on a full day event at the school over the summer.
Zander grabbed the opportunity and, despite being in the middle of his A Levels year, threw himself into organising the one day event.

Aerial view of the Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography
The Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

I spoke with Zander afterwards to find out how his first big show had worked out. Firstly I wondered just how many cars had shown up on the day?
‘The Clayesmore Classic and Supercar Sunday had 160 classic and supercars on display to the public. We had expected around 150; there were some inevitable no-shows as people unfortunately had to change their plans, but we received many more drive-ins on the day.’

Headline sponsors of the event The Hendy Group brought a lovely example of an RS Cosworth.
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

Can you tell us about some of the cars that were there?
‘Our headline sponsors of the event The Hendy Group brought a lovely example of an RS Cosworth.
We also had a Ferrari F40 on display from one of our most exclusive members, offering the rare opportunity to view such an iconic car – we were really happy that the owner even allowed the public to sit inside!

Event sponsor First Choice Detailing arranged a tri-colour of cars on their stand to represent the Italian flag
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

‘One of our other sponsors, First Choice Detailing, had arranged a tri-colour of cars on their stand to represent the Italian flag, covering the most track-focused and exclusive cars manufacturers can offer. There was a member’s Alfa Romeo GTAM (one of only 500 examples in the world), and a Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Ferraris latest and greatest hybrid technology which reaches over 200mph!

‘We were very fortunate that Meridian Modena (our local Ferrari dealership) were able to bring their brand new Ferrari 296 GTB demonstrator car. We were delighted to have had this on display next to the F40 as not many customers have taken delivery of this elegant machine.’

Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

Putting on your first major event of this kind is a huge amount of work. Was it a steep learning curve?
‘If you’d asked me eight months ago if I would be working with Clayesmore and arranging a proper car event, I never would have believed you! Every single step has been a huge learning curve and has taught me so much about arranging a professional event which customers are willing to pay tickets for and then be satisfied on the day.

‘From my previous events, I’ve known the difficulties with logistics and communications with the South Cost Supercar Club members; however we tried to make the event as seamless as possible for our exhibitors and members. Even this was a learning curve – but now I know what works and what doesn’t for our future events.

It wasn’t all supercars – the classic cars were just as much of a draw to visitors.
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

‘I had a lot of positive feedback both during and after the event which is so nice to hear after all the hours of hard work and planning! All the praise really does make it worth while, and keeps me motivated. However I of course had a few comments and tips on what I can still improve upon. Hendy’s told me: “if you come out of the blocks and everything’s perfect, you’re either naive or lucky”. There are some positive lessons learned that will make sure my business continues to grow and be successful.’

The Ferrari section at the Classic & Supercar Sunday event
Image © Ben Hazell of BH1 Photography

Will there be a 2023 Classic & Supercar Sunday event?

‘Ha, I’m not sure yet! But there will definitely be something. I look forward to what is in store for the future of the club, and I’m excited to see where these next events take me. I think a big charitable event is what I’d like to do next.’

On the day we spoke, Zander had just learned his A Level results:
‘Somehow I’ve managed to arrange Clayesmore Classic and Supercar Sunday while juggling all of my subjects at Clayesmore. With the successful event last Sunday, I’m glad I can say that my place at Bournemouth University was approved, and I achieved a Distinction* in my Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTec, A* in Photography, A* in Design and Technology and B in Business Studies.
‘The last few months have been busy and tough. But I have come out the other side with amazing grades and a growing and profitable business in an industry that I look forward to continuing in after my degree.
‘I’d also like to mention how grateful I am to Clayesmore for giving me the opportunity to work alongside them, starting an event which has the opportunity to become even more successful in the future. And a further thanks goes to Rhiannon Harris from Clayesmore School who I worked closely on the event with. It simply would not have been as successful without her.’

You can follow Zander on Instagram on @SCsupercarClub, or get in touch with him here.
Thanks to Ben Hazell for allowing the use of his photography. See a full gallery of images from the Classic & Supercar Sunday event at Clayesmore School, on the BH1 Photography website here.

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