Sunday, June 20, 2021
News Concours of Elegance Will Have One Car for Each Year of The...

Concours of Elegance Will Have One Car for Each Year of The Queen’s

A century of cars

  • 95 cars, one from each year, to celebrate Her Majesty’s 95th

  • Event set for September at Hampton Court Palace


It’s truly a car show fit for the Queen. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 95th birthday, the Concours of Elegance, held annually at Hampton Court Palace, will this year have a display of 95 vehicles, one for every year of the Queen’s life.

The display started in 2012 to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, 60 years since her ascent to the throne and has continued each year since. This year the showcase is set to show off the evolution of the British motor industry, starting with a 1926 Bentley 4 1/2 litre, the car that won at Le Mans in 1928. A full list of cars attending hasn’t yet been revealed, but as this is one of the most prestigious shows in the world, we expect a serious turnout.

Other cars that have been shown off in the initial post include a Jaguar XK120 built in 1952 that was run in amateur motorsport from new, a Lotus Esprit Turbo from 1985 that is one of the most original such cars around, and a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato coupe.

The show is set to take place September 3-6 in Hampton Court Palace, built in 1515 and located upstream of central London on the River Thames, it the palace is still owned by the Crown. The first running of the show was in 2021 at Windsor Castle, though it moved to its current location in 2017. Uniquely for such a major show, winning vehicles aren’t picked by a panel of judges, but instead each participant votes on the other cars they deem worthy of Best of Show.

 

Trending Now

Porsche Brings Back Wingless Touring Package for 2022 911 GT3

It's the GT3 bits without all of the showiness A six-speed stick and seven-speed dual-clutch will be offered It's the GT3 that puts the...

No More New ICE Audis From 2026: Reports

Last new internal combustion Audi to arrive before 2026 From then on, all new models to be EV says report Audi is planning to...

Ford Recalling 18,000 Super Duty Pickups For Wheels That Might Fall Off

All are equipped with dual rear wheels and front hub extenders. These front hub extenders are improperly torqued into place. If you own one...

2022 Honda Civic Priced From $24,465 In Canada

This is the 11th generation of Canada’s best-selling car. These prices are for the sedan. The hatchback will be revealed next week. The all-new...

Fisker Ocean SUV Production Begins On November 17th, 2022

It will be assembled at Magna’s carbon-neutral facility in Graz, Austria. The Ocean SUV will be built on a Fisker modified Magna-developed electric...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.