It was, of course a Daimler Dart, which people who've been following my various WiPs may recognise as the model whose engine Edward rather overcooked in the 1960s:
After that, though, I wandered around at the bottom of the hill, taking photos of all shapes and sizes of cars at the start and in the paddock:
Then I walked up the hill, with occasional stops to greet friends, browse trade stands and eat an ice cream (in between rain showers), taking pictures of yet more interesting cars:
Halfway up the hill was a display of very expensive cars due to be auctioned later in the month:
I'm afraid my main reaction was "but are they any fun to drive?" No such worries with the cars going round Pardon bend, though:
That first one was Sue Derbyshire, incidentally. Sadly I didn't manage to note many of the names of the other drivers I photographed. The day was also enlivened by regular steam-bys from a train, and a wide range of vintage and classic cars in the car parks:
Full set of photos starts here.