Last year the spectacular event Concours of Elegance took place at Windsor Castle. This year it has moved to the Royal Gardens of St James, Central London. The Concours of Elegance will offer a host of historical classic cars, additionally there will be an elegant garden party to be enjoyed by all.
The finest classics at The Concours of Elegance
This extravagant Concours of Elegance event will take place at Marlborough House, Marlborough Road and St James’s Palace on September 5th to 7th, 2013. This house has been the official residence of the Royals and aristocrats since the seventeenth century. Today, it is additionally occupied by tailors, fine art houses, leading corporations, clubs and much more. Marlborough House offers one of the largest gardens in Central London and is situated close to Buckingham Palace. Furthermore, the 300 year old Royal house was originally designed by a British gentleman named Sir Christopher Michael Wren. Sir Christopher Wren was and still is today one of the most vastly acclaimed architects of all time. He reconstructed over fifty churches including the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The Concours of Elegance cars on display
During The Concours of Elegance event, there will be a display of the rarest and the most beautiful cars. Moreover, Royals and other leading executives will be present. This year’s special guests will include HRH Prince Michael of Kent who is a keen motorist and will officially open the event. The public will be set to see some extraordinary luxury classical cars. Many of these cars have never been seen by the public before. Some will have specifically travelled across the globe to be present at The Concours of Elegance. The exciting entries to The Concours of Elegance include twenty cars from the UK, sixteen from Europe, thirteen from the United States of America. The other remaining cars will be from Mexico, Argentina, Russia and other countries. Some entries will be a 1928 Bugatti Type 35B which was a winner of the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929. The 1953 Mille Miglia, which was a winning Ferrari 340 MM Vignale Spider. A 1969 Porsche 917K 023, which was a winner of the 1970 24-Hours of Le Mans. Others cars include the 1907 Darracq; the McLaren F1 GTR which won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995. A 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster and the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti which was once owned by Roberto Rossellini. In addition, to these finest cars, there will be the Maserati 1955 A6G/54 2000 Spider Zagato. There will also be additional cars for the general public to view together with the sixty classical and historical lineups. The additional cars will include GT’s, sports cars, pre-war BMW motorcycles, an array of Lamborghini’s and much more. The public will have an opportunity to check out all cars along The Mall. The aim of displaying an array of different historic motors is for us to reminisce the different types of motoring throughout the centuries.
There will be a special preview day of the elegant cars on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September specifically for the public. Last year when The Concours of Elegance event took place at the Royal lawns of Windsor Castle, they managed to raise over £250,000 for charity. All day entry to the event at the Marlborough House is £35.00 per adult. Children aged from 5 to 16 tickets will cost £12.50 and must be accompanied by an adult. Afternoon adult tickets cost £25.00 which is from 1pm to 5pm. The preview day on Thursday 5th will cost £300.00. This event raises money for a number of charities including cancer research care and support. Visit The Concours of Elegance here for more information.