Salon Privé presents automotive style and elegance against the sensational backdrop of historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. It is the UK’s most exclusive automotive Garden Party as well as one of the most glamorous social occasions on the calendar. Attracting exhibitors, concours entrants and visitors from around the world, it has become a destination to which like-minded friends and enthusiasts flock every year to indulge in their shared passion of all things automotive and luxury.
This bespoke event, held this year between 1st and 3rd September, offers unique experiences across the three days. Thursday 1st sees the judges take to the lawns for the prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. This celebration of outstanding classic cars and bikes is a world-renowned affair, attracting rare and priceless entries from across the globe. The judging panel brings together the world’s foremost automotive professionals and is headed by five-times Le Mans Winner, Derek Bell MBE. With a range of awards to be won, honouring everything from outstanding engineering to stunning exteriors, it is a unique opportunity to see the finest cars on the planet judged against one another. Finally, ‘Best of Show’ is awarded to the ultimate classic car on the lawn.
The festivities continue on Friday 2nd with Boodles Ladies’ Day. A stunning celebration of hats and beautiful dresses, this is a day for glamour, style and elegance and is a much-anticipated social occasion.
On the final day and following the success of its inaugural year, Saturday’s spectacular Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ competition returns to the Great Court. This modern-day twist on a Concours d’Elégance allows private owners of supercars, manufactured from 1976 to current day, the opportunity to compete across eight classes. Promising another sensational display of the world’s most powerful and exciting supercars this is a must-see spectacle for fans of modern motoring.
With hypercars, concept cars and prototypes on display each day and a select group of classic car specialists and restorers showcasing their work, the automotive delights of Salon Privé are endless. Test drive the latest models beyond the spectacular palace grounds, view an assortment of automotive inspired artwork and browse the Salon Privé Sale, a collection of the finest classic cars available for purchase at auction. For those less automotive-inclined, there is the opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy within the luxury brands village and a relaxing garden party ambience to sit back and enjoy. Away from the crowds and queues of public shows and with lobster on the luncheon menu with Pommery champagne, Salon Privé is a uniquely intimate and engaging experience.
Individual Hospitality Tickets start from £114. For tickets visit www.salonpriveconcours.com