There’s less than two weeks until the start of two of the UK automotive calendar’s most prestigious motoring events, so which one will you be heading to?
If you fancy attending a prestigious car event before the summer is out then you’re in luck as we’ve got not one but two to choose from. Both promise a mix of luxury and the finest vehicles, and are a must for every enthusiast’s calendar.
First up is Salon Privé which takes place at the historic Blenheim Palace from 1-5 September. Surely the most glamourous event on the motoring calendar, its highlight is 100 of the rarest and most desirable cars on the planet aiming to be crowned concours winner. It’s a display that car-lovers will find truly breath-taking.
The event also features a wonderful line-up of present and future supercars and concepts, as well as classic car dealers and restorers, along with the presentation of the Salon Privé Club Trophy which involves the most prestigious single-marque car clubs.
But what we’re really looking forward to is Sunday 5 September – the only day fully open to the public – which promises lots to enjoy. Alongside Salon Privé Classic & Supercar and a celebration of 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-Type, the inaugural Salon Privé Hill Sprint will see the latest supercars and hypercars in action.
That’s not all as the event celebrates rallying, with displays of cars driven by the late world champions, Richard Burns and Colin McRae, as well as demonstration runs of legendary rally machines. Alongside the fabulous cars you’ll also discover great food and live entertainment, and if you’re tempted then the tickets for the public day are £45.
But if can’t make it to deepest Oxfordshire then you could always head to Surrey, where Hampton Court Palace is hosting the Concours of Elegance. The clue’s in the name as this is another chance to admire stunning cars, with 60 of the world’s rarest aiming to be crowned the best.
Taking place from 3-5 September, there’s a lot to take in from competition vehicles sporting the famous Gulf and Martini liveries, to a display of coachbuilt Rolls-Royces and future classics. Displays of Europe’s finest coachbuilt cars will be very special, too. The first day also sees a line-up of 95 fine British cars, gathered to celebrate the Queen’s 95th birthday.
On Saturday is the Club Trophy, where you’ll find 40 of the rarest and most impressive cars that are owned by members of the UK’s leading car clubs. It guarantees some very special classics, so you’ll want to have your camera at the ready.
Adult admission costs from £45, but this is a popular event so you’ll want to act soon to bag a ticket. With both of these events offering the very finest from the automotive world they are a must-visit for every enthusiast, and we can’t wait for them to start.
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