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Concours of Elegance Hampton Court

Imagine going to one of the most impressive historic estates in the UK and being surrounded by over hundreds of the rarest vintage cars from all over the world and this is exactly what we did last month when we attended the 2014 Concours of Elegance which took place within the stunning Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace, in its third year it has already set a new global benchmark for classic car concours events; winning a number of prestigious awards and accolades.

It is unique in the fact that the setting changes from year to year but with the consistent theme of always being held on the lawns of a Royal palace. Only the highest calibre of cars are invited to the Concours of Elegance, with the rarest cars in the world painstakingly selected by the Concours’ team of respected and authoritative experts.

Just like in the last two events, those who attended Concours of Elegance were able to see and hear cars such as the 1933 24 litre Napier-Railton Special, the Le Mans winning 1969 Porsche 917 Kurzheck Coup, the first Monaco Grand Prix winning 1928 Bugatti Type 35B, two world speed record holders: the Napier-Railton and the 1923 Delage Type DH V12, the rarest of rare Ferraris, from a one-off 1954 375 MM Scaglietti to a straight out of restoration 1953 166MM Barchetta, the 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, the 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Vanden Plas Torpedo Grande Luxe, a giant from the Mullin Collection, the deco masterpiece 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Torpedo Cabriolet, the 1930 Bentley Speed-Six Gurney Nutting Sportsman Coupé, Bugattis including a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck Roadster amongst other jewells.