The motto of this year’s classic weekend is “Around the World in 80 Days Voyage through an Era of Records”. It refers to the end of the 19th century when the world was becoming increasingly mobile. Even before the invention of the automobile, people succeeded in going round the world using modes of transport such as the railway and steam ship. In keeping with the motto, the field of rare treasures is in itself impressive, with global reach and a rich heritage of supreme achievements. Indeed the sheer range of vehicles is likely to be record breaking.