Sunday, 31 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The 2014 CONCOURS of ELEGANCE at HAMPTON COURT PALACE will be a CLASS ACT
by Amy 26th August, 2014
- Concours car classes now confirmed for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September)
- The 60 exceptional hand-picked Concours cars to be split into 17 key classes
- Each Concours car class named in honour of 17 creative people who worked on or at Hampton Court Palace
Sixty of the worlds rarest and most desirable concours cars – many being seen in the UK for the very first time – will be joined by hundreds of other fine automobiles from leading car clubs and manufacturers, all displayed within the beautiful and historic setting of the Fountain Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.
The 60 exceptional concours cars will be split into 17 different classes, with each distinctive class name inspired by the artists, designers, craftsmen and architects responsible for the historic works of art at Hampton Court.
The 17 individual Concours classes will be split as follows, with a few examples of the cars that have been carefully placed in each class:
Bettes Class – The Modern Motor Car:
1896 Lutzmann Victoria ‘Vis-à-vis’
1904 Oldsmobile Model N
Talman Class – Pioneers with Pace:
1912 Bugatti 5-Litre Chain Drive
1922 Sunbeam Tourist Trophy Grand Prix car
Laguerre Class – Masterful Machines:
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker Tourer
1926 Delage GL Labourdette Skiff
Thornhill Class – Blistering Beauties:
1925 Vauxhall 30/98 Velox
1927 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport
Marot Class – Sensational Sisters:
1929 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Grand Prix ‘UW302’
1930 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Rennsport ‘GP10’
Gumley Class – Luxury Express:
1929 Bentley 4 ½ Litre
1929 Mercedes-Benz 680s Erdman & Rossi
Plukenet Class – Power, Purpose and Poise:
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Freestone & Webb
1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Victoria Coupe
Maiano Class – Supreme Style:
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Touring ‘Flying Star’
1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni et Falaschi
Wren Class – Winsome Winners:
1934 Triumph Dolomite 8C SS Corsica Roadster
1937 BMW 328 Sports
Cibber Class – Simply Swift:
1933 MG K3 Magnette
1934 Fiat 508S Ballia
Vanbrugh Class – Racing Certainties:
1949 Frazer-Nash High Speed Competition
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touering Barchetta
Verrio Class – Red Hot Racers:
1957 Ferrari 315S Scaglietti Spyder
1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight
Kent Class – Setting the Standard:
1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Drophead Coupe
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300B Pininfarina Coupe
Floris Class – Motoring Myths:
1964 ISO Bizzarrini A3C
1967 Ford GT40
Skelton Class – The Art of Winning:
1974 Porsche 911 RSR 2.14 Turbo
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Corse
Tijou Class – Rare and Rapid:
1957 Jaguar XK140 Zagato
1969 AMC AMX/3
Daubeney Class – Designed for Destiny:
1994 McLaren F1
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September, with adult entry tickets and hospitality, available to purchase strictly in advance from £25 per person, per day, including access into Hampton Court Palace and its extensive grounds. More details at www.concoursofelegance.co.uk
SOURCE: Thorough Events Ltd. 2014 All rights reserv
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Dates confirmed for 2015 Donington Historic Festival
Fans of historic motorsport have an important new date for their diaries, as the 2015 Donington Historic Festival is confirmed for the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May.
Festival founder, Duncan Wiltshire, said, “Within just a few years this event has become a major fixture on the international calendar, and one which goes from strength to strength. The mixture of world-class historic motor racing and open-access paddock, off-track attractions such as classic rally and karting demos and a wide range of car club displays, plus the inimitable Donington Park atmosphere, has made it a firm favourite with spectators. This goes for everyone from long-time classic motorsport enthusiasts to those who have never seen a historic race car in action before.”
The sheer variety of cars taking part is another major ‘pull’ for the Donington Historic Festival. With racing machines spanning some seven decades – from the 1920s to the 1980s – and everything from single-seaters to GT cars, sportscars and Touring Cars competing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
As well as its hard-fought racing from hugely skilled drivers (including a number of the ‘big names’ from the history of the sport), and the beauty, rarity, provenance and value of the race cars themselves, the Festival is also renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This makes it popular with families looking for a great day out, and an ideal way to introduce the younger generation to a hugely entertaining spectacle.
Source: 2014 Donnington Historic Festival
Monday, 25 August 2014
VISITORS TO THE
2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE
GET THE CHANCE TO VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE CAR
· The 2014 Concours of Elegance to gather 60 of the rarest cars from around the world at Hampton Court Palace on 5-7 September
· For the very first time, visitors to the annual Concours will be given the chance to choose their favourite car, and make a donation to the official event charities
· The 60 exceptional concours cars will be joined by over 700 other fine automobiles from the UK’s leading Car Clubs and organised classic car tours
In just six weeks time the third international Concours of Elegance will open within the stunning setting of Hampton Court Palace, from 5-7 September 2014.
For the very first time, visitors to the Concours of Elegance will be able to vote for their personal favourite among of the sixty hand-picked concours cars, selected from all around the world, with many of them never seen before in this country.
Voting for the Public Choice, Concours of Elegance visitors will be able to text the entry number of their favoured concours car from their mobile telephone, whilst helping to raise money for the Concours official chosen charities (to be confirmed shortly), with all money raised going directly to the charities.
The annual Concours of Elegance differs from a traditional concours, which usually includes a judging panel briefed to scrutinise each entry and select a ‘winning’ car. The Concours of Elegance organisers maintain that if a car has been invited to participate in the Concours, it is already a winner, with each vehicle owner voting on the other Concours car that he or she considers to be the most elegant car in the event.
In addition to the 60 concours cars, more than 350 other fine automobiles from the UK’s leading Car Club will also be in attendance each day over the Concours weekend, all displayed within the majestic setting of the Hampton Court Palace grounds, with many more classic cars to be found in a dedicated pre-1975 ‘tax exempt’ parking area.
When the inaugural annual Concours of Elegance was established in 2012, a key objective from the outset was to be a highly successful charity fundraising initiative. In the first two years of its existence, the award-winning Concours of Elegance – held at Windsor Castle in 2012 and at St James’s Palace in 2013 – has raised more than £500,000 for charity.
The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September, with entry tickets, picnics and hospitality available strictly in advance only. Concours admission tickets will include entry into Hampton Court Palace and its extensive grounds, and these can be purchased now at the Concours of Elegance website (www.concoursofelegance.co.uk). Limited edition Concours of Elegance Posters and Souvenir Catalogues are also available.
© Thorough Events Ltd. 2014 All rights reserved
© Thorough Events Ltd. 2014 All rights reserved
Sunday, 24 August 2014