Wednesday, 27 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
In less than a fortnight the 2014 Concours of Elegance will get underway at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September).
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

SOURCE:  Thorough Events Ltd. 2014 All rights reserv

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