May 14 2009.

Lord Cholmondeley has announced that the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will be held on 18 & 19 July this year. It will be the second time the event is staged at the magnificent Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire and it will keep to the formula that proved so popular with the crowds last year. Already, many iconic racing cars, bikes, powerboats and helicopters have been booked to roar around the Parkland this July.

Event Director James Hall said that organisers were thrilled with the feedback from the first event. "The action was so spectacular, at times it was difficult to know where to look. This year, Bugatti is the chosen theme, owing to the historic connections with the marque and the Cholmondeley family. The Fifth Marquess and Marchioness were friends with Ettore Bugatti between the wars and shared a love of horses as well - the familiar Bugatti radiator is a horseshoe after all.

"One of the Marquess' favourite Bugattis was thought to have been wrecked in America over fifty years ago, but it has resurfaced in the Netherlands and is now being restored, we hope in time to take centre stage at the Pageant."

Founder sponsors, Bentley Motors will have an enlarged display area for their historic and modern cars, including their 2003 Le Mans winning Speed 8.

The inshore powerboats are going to make the event their Cholmondeley Championships, once again drawing World Champions to compete for the Breitling Trophy.

In the air there will be a host of dazzling military and civilian helicopters and a flypast of historic aircraft including a Supermarine Spitfire.

The event is being combined with the annual Cholmondeley Fireworks Concert making this one of the North West's most spectacular family outings. As it will have a military theme with marching bands and plenty of military hardware including the British Army's Main Battle Tank, the Challenger 2, the chosen charity for the weekend festival is the Army Benevolent Fund.

This year tickets are being restricted in the popular "Paddock Enclosure" and only those bought in advance will guarantee access. A new lower tier ticket price has been introduced for the "Park", which at the early discounted rate of £13.50 (free for Children), will make the event one of the best value days out this summer.

For more information and discounted tickets from £13.50 please visit or telephone 01829 772433