The rarest of automotive masterpieces gather at Hampton Court Palace this September for the famous Concours of Elegance.
Combining astonishing cars, luxury brands, and a beautiful historic setting, the Concours of Elegance arrives at Hampton Court Palace from 6-8th September. Exceptional cars create a unique atmosphere for a host of luxury experiences, including luxury picnics, fine-dining by Tom Aikens and champagne by Charles Heidsieck. Luxury shopping ranges from the likes of A. Lange & Söhne – who first presented the event – to Mason and Sons, with tickets also providing access into the historic Palace itself.
The event began at Windsor Castle in 2012 –the only motoring event ever to have been granted access to the secretive Quadrangle by Her Majesty the Queen. The event has since grown, also hosted at St James’s Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, evolving to celebrate luxury goods, fine food, drink, music and art with a stunning collection of cars remaining the heart of the Concours of Elegance.
The vehicle line-up is a veritable feast of the most famous brands worldwide, including Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti and Lamborghini – each car invited on account of exceptional distinction by an expert Steering Committee of motoring aficionados who select one-offs, rarities and models with incredible backstories, to create a truly unique line-up.
This year’s display sees no absence of rarity, comprising a highly original Ballot 3/8 LC, recently rediscovered as the exact car that won the very first 1921 Italian Grand Prix, the first Jaguar D-Type, the legendary McLaren F1, and a unique McLaren P1 GTR ‘Beco’ inspired by Ayrton Senna.
Fine Italian supercars from Pagani also feature in celebration of 20 years since the Zonda’s arrival on the performance car scene, the ultimate expression of a supercar, alongside numerous Ferrari 166 models – the only car ever to have won the Le Mans 24 Hours, Mille Miglia and Spa 24 Hours races. Moreover, Bentley and Zagato celebrate their Centenaries, presenting their most gorgeous and significant masterpieces ever produced.
Almost 1000 cars will gather for several other features, including the sixth annual Royal Automobile Club Trophy, and the UK’s premium car clubs will enter their finest vehicles for an opportunity to win an esteemed place among the Main Concours collection of cars in the 2020 event.
For tickets, visit: www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets/
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