Stylish classic vehicle event of the year - Concours of Elegance 2020 UK
Sometimes when there were too many things going on, distractions happen and it makes one forget things easily, it did happen to me during this month, while it’s not exactly about changing my wardrobe with my beloved Fall winter clothes and accessories, it’s my regret of missing one of the most sought-after event that I like, which is, The Concours of Elegance in UK.
The event was held from 4th Sept to 6th Sept, this year’s Concours of Elegance 2020 UK is just another memorable one, with the quality of the automobile participated this year, it was more spectacular than ever. The event took place in the historic and majestic Hampton Court Palace, with the main vehicle features were complemented by line-ups from the world’s greatest classic car specialists and car manufacturers, many of whom were displaying cars at the event for the first time. Aston Martin showcased its latest range, as well as the debut of the one-off Victor, while Ineos paraded its all-new Grenadier with a collection of rugged off-road legends.
One of the highlighted vehicle of the event, is the best in show-winning 1969 Porsche 917 KH, with its imposing design and incredible backstory, the 917 was Porsche’s first time in the league of immensely powerful, large-capacity racing cars. On the other hand, an eye-catching display of Ford GT40, a Ferrari 250 LM, 365 P2 and a stunning Ferrari 250 GTO, paying homage to some of Le Mans 24 Hour’s most famous racers, which offers another impressive moment for visitors, to experience the glory of these remarkable collector-piece automobiles.
Outside of the main Concours of Elegance cars, nearly 1000 other models parked at Hampton Court Palace for the weekend, including a collection of Future Classics, from a Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer to a Bentley Continental GT No.1 Edition.
Also on display were some of the finest examples from the UK’s most prestigious car clubs, as part of the Club Trophy presented by the Royal Automobile Club and supported by Classic & Sports Car. A panel of expert judges, including HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Classic and Sports Car editor, Alastair Clements, deemed a Messerschmitt KR200 to be the best on display.
Apart from the stunning automobiles, needlessly to say, The Concours of Elegance UK also brought in some luxurious and stylish elements into the event, with champagne provided by Charles Heidsieck, picnics by Fortnum & Mason, as well as the luxury timepiece showcase, by presenting partner, A. Lange & Söhne, to display some of their latest intricate timepieces, including the Lange 1 Time Zone, making this event the most stylish one with your classic British country or sartorial attire.
Despite missing the event this year, I absolutely don’t mind to see some recap and sharing this with you all here, to my dear readers. For those who had attended the event, do share with us here about how did you like it this year.
Image courtesy of Influence Associates / The Concours of Elegance UK