It would appear to MotorMartin, that as we move further into Spring, more and more shows are now in the process of finalising their running orders and vehicular entrants and are now in a position to let MotorMartin know about their plans. The organisers of the Concours of Elegance 2016 at Windsor Castle have let it be known to MotorMartin that tickets are now on sale, as the first of the world-class cars to be displayed at the event are announced.
Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, Concours of Elegance 2016, is set to be the biggest yet, and will feature a range of cars linked to the Royal Family, including a 1900 Daimler 6hp first bought by King Edward VII. As the very first Royal to ride in an automobile, and with this Daimler as the very first Royal motorcar, it has an unrivalled history.
Concours of Elegance have confirmed to MotorMartin that they, once again, will tell the story of the motorcar from its very beginnings through to the modern day, taking in incredible icons along the way, including a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. An extremely special model in its own right, this particular GTO has the additional heritage of having been raced by Graham Hill at the Goodwood Tourist Trophy of 1962.
From the modern day, the Concours of Elegance will be hosting the UK debut of a one-of-seven Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder. Using an Alfa Romeo 8C as its base, this handcrafted model is finished with a dramatic and retro-inspired body. This could be the only place where this ultra rare car can be seen so is a definite draw for the crowd.
These are just three of the sixty world-class cars that will be on show in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, an area that has only ever once before been used for an event such as this – the 2012 Concours of Elegance. Elsewhere in the Castle grounds, more than 1000 cars will be on display from 2-4 September as part of the biggest Concours of Elegance event yet.
MotorMartin has been promised that a spectacular array of Ferraris, Aston Martins, Bentleys, Jaguars and other luxury cars will be parked up along the incredible four-mile Long Walk that leads up to the Castle. Special features, including a display of innovative cars from each decade of Her Majesty’s reign and a selection of the world’s most exclusive supercars, will also be on show. It certainly sounds like an incredible display of world class motor cars and well worth getting along too.
What follows is a brief film from last year’s Concours of Elegance 2015 showing the breadth of motoring talent available to gaze at previously.
Concours of Elegance have let it be known to MotorMartin that Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from just £25, with concessions from £17.50. Children under five and carers can enter free of charge.
As a bonus this year and for the first time, Concours of Elegance is offering members of the public the opportunity to attend on Friday 2nd September, a day normally reserved for the Owners of the sixty main Concours cars. This special ‘Members’ ticket includes VIP parking, a souvenir catalogue, champagne, refreshments and access to the Members’ Marquee. Sounds rather special.
Tickets for the Concours of Elegance 2016 are available now from http://concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets/
This has all the hallmarks of a fabulously extravagant weekend where you may, ever so briefly, understand how the other half really do live.
Where will you go?