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Classics of past and future to shut London’s Savile Row

McLaren's Artura supercar making its UK debut.

Two hybrid supercars will be stars of the show when London’s famous tailoring street is closed for two days.

More than 30 world class cars will shut down the street on June 15th and 16th June as tailoring houses in the famous street join with the automotive community to create the first ever Concours on Savile Row which is being organised in conjunction with the Pollen Estate, historic owners of much of Savile Row.

McLarens most radical models to date, the hybrid Artura supercar making its UK debut alongside the company’s latest Ultimate Series model, the lightweight Elva.

The Czinger C21 hybrid hypercar, produced using 3D printing techniques and capable of 0-62mph in just 1.9 seconds, making its UK debut at the Concours.

David Lillywhite, co-founder of Hothouse Media who has organised the event in conjunction with the Pollen Estate, historic owners of much of the famous street said: “This will be the first time that these cars have been seen by the public.”

He added: “What we are creating at Savile Row is a unique concours which not only looks at the classic cars that we all love but looks to the future in terms of technology and the cars that will become classics.”

Savile Row Concours

David said: “The event is a mix of old and new that we believe will excite visitors of all ages. Good examples of this are the famed 1934 Barnato Hassan Bentley which will be seen alongside A fully-restored 1960s Land Rover Series II upgraded and converted to fully electric power by classic car EV specialists Everrati.”

“Created specifically to break records at the world’s first purpose-built race track, Brooklands in Surrey. The 8-litre Bentley monster topped 140mph on the famously bumpy banked concrete track in 1938.”

Other interesting cars that will feature in the concours include:·

  • The Jaguar E-type that starred in the Kingsman: The Goldman Circle movie as the transport of the film’s hero, played by Taron Egerton. The Kingsman films are based around a fictitious tailor, filmed at the real-life premises of Huntsman on Savile Row.·
  • Harlequins and England rugby star David Cooke’s 1960 CEEGA Ferrari 250TR, a faithful recreation using genuine parts of a successful Ferrari Testa Rossa campaigned in motor sport during the 1960s.

These are just some of the many spectacular cars on show over the two days. The cars are hosted by tailors, who will open their doors to visitors for fascinating insights into the world of bespoke tailoring throughout the event.

In addition, a central stage will feature live music along with talks by many famous faces of the car and tailoring worlds. There will be two motoring artists working live at the event, a motoring art exhibition at The Service café and live demonstrations of engineering, watchmaking, metal sculpture making and tailoring.

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Concours on Savile Row


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