Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Launched in 2012 at Windsor Castle, Concourse is one of UK’s top automotive events, an incredible showcase displaying some of the World’s most impressive cars: finest classic collectors and supercars.
Concours is known as the “most incredible collection of vehicles ever gathered in the City” because it is a luxuriously wonderful motoring garden party attended by collectors, enthusiasts and people with an appreciation of quality and craftsmanship.
Dates: 8th - 10th June 2021
Location: Honourable Artillery Company London (the oldest regiment in the British Army), a historic and beautiful five-acre open garden, surrounded on all four sides by office blocks.
Schedule: The show starts with a ‘VIP Preview Day’ where you can mingle with celebrities and media, it continues with ‘The Style Edition’ to enjoy champagne amongst sexy supercars and ends with ‘Supercar Day’ where you can attend a supercar panel discussion.
Next step: Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on 3-5 September to follow
Price: Tickets start from £25 but dreaming (to own one of these) is FREE!
Attendance: Over 7500 guests are visiting the show this year and over 100 cars on display across 11 classes
Pop-up boutiques: a marquee by Breguet with their finest timepieces, Anthony Sinclair (James Bond’s tailor), and more.
This year marks the fifth edition, presented by Montres Breguet and organised by Thorough Events, with Andrew Evans as London Concours Director, displayed in a setting chosen by Octane Magazine. Main sponsor is Esquire Magazine.
The show has added a third day to its line-up and has over 80 of the world’s most precious historic and modern supercars showcased in this massive display of motors in the gorgeous summer sun on the lawns.
Feast your eyes on the sexy sights of this wonderfully diverse selection of rare and exotic machines that form a ferocious collection of horsepower, tickle your ears with roaring sounds, entice your smell with the soft scent of petrol and tease the taste with great food, along with good company and a variety of entertainment.
Awards & VIP Preview Day
Day one /The first day:
- The event opens to the public
- car owners, Celebrities /VIP guests and media attend
- Breakfast panel discussion on ‘Classics as Investment’
- Judging begins
- Veuve Clicquot evening cocktail event (champagne reception) and tasting experience
- Three-course lunch in the afternoon
- Presentation of the Class Awards and Best of Show and prize-giving in the evening (seven class winners and a “best-of-the best”)
- Design Forum: an opportunity for design heads at Aston Martin, Bentley Jaguar and McLaren to share their latest automotive creations live on stage and give insight into their creative processes.
Style Edition Day - 9th June
Focuses on design, fashion and luxury
- Champagne reception from Veuve Clicquot, as event partner.
- A panel discussion on ‘Luxury in 2021’
- Presentation of ‘The Challenger’ Awards.
Supercar Day 10th June
- See an additional collection of cars from Ferrari, Bugatti and Lamborghini
- Breakfast panel discussion on the ‘Changing Face of the Supercar’
- A three-course lunch and Veuve Clicquot’s bar
- Stage discussion with celebrity supercar owners on what makes a great supercar.
- The Awards - Best Club Car, Best Challenger and Best Supercar winners will be revealed.
The Line Up
The ‘200mph Club’ class:
- Bugattis Chiron
- EB110 SS and Veyron
- four Ferraris in
- LaFerrari (can reach 0-100km/h in less than 3 seconds)
- a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
- a Diablo GT
- a McLaren Senna
The ‘Italian Berlinettas’ class
- Ferraris 250GTE, a
- 250GT SWB Berlinetta ‘Comp ’61 Sefac Hot Rod’
- 275GTB 6/C
- Alfa Romeo
- Sprint Speciale
- De Tomaso Mangusta
- Iso Grifo GL 365
- Lamborghini Islero
- Maseratis 3500GTi
- Ghibli SS
Great Marques – Lotus, sponsored by Lotus: Lotus Eleven LM50
Great Marques – Porsche: Porsche 356 Carrera Coupé
200MPH Club, sponsored by Cover Car: iconic 1991 Ferrari F40
The Italian Berlinettas, sponsored by Moss Automotive: Maserati Ghibli
The Young Timers- for modern classics: Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC Koenig Special
The Kustom Class, sponsored by Vintage Hot Rod Association and Ace Cafe London: 1941 Ford Coupe
The Lost Marques, sponsored by Montres Breguet: AC Ace
1926 Packard 426 Boat Tail
Best in Show: Lotus Eleven LM50 (by team Lotus, which raced at Rouen and Reims in 1957, driven by Herbert Mackay-Fraser)
Chairman’s Award, by Peter Read, the Chairman of the Judges: 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB/Competizione SEFAC Hot Rod (thanks to its history, being driven by Stirling Moss and Graham Hill) - named “the jewel in the crown of the show”
Other stunning cars:
- the extremely rare Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake
- Jaguar XKE Bertone
- Lancia Aurelia Outlaw
- All guests get a complimentary copy of the current Esquire magazine on departure
- Entertainment on the lawns, by Footman James
- Exclusive hospitality: a delicious selection of food and beverages
- Retail displays from artisans and specialist suppliers chalets with luxury brands and artisan goods
- The owners’ enclosure - for members of the Chrome Collective and the Concours entrants in the hospitality area, sponsored by Azur and Footman James, and catered by Searcy’s (Britain’s oldest catering company) and Veuve Cliquot
- Harry Metcalfe, classic car expert and media mogul, is here to offer us insights on the cars
- Ex Top Gear TV presenter Richard Hammond is one of the many speakers
- Meet all the iconic carmakers from the 1960s and 1970s
- Motorbikes on display such as a 1974 Kawasaki 750cc Triple or Honda SuperSport CBX
- Chat to top dealers
- Mingle with fellow enthusiasts
- See the gleaming condition of the cars which is top notch
- Spend your day in a relaxed environment.
And that’s not even half the fun!
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