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Little Classics News: 2 February 2014

Hampton Court to Host Concours of Elegance 2014

1575 Ferrari Concours of Elegance Hampton CourtFollowing its first two award-winning Concours of Elegance events - held at Windsor Castle in 2012 and at St James’s Palace in 2013 – this year will see this remarkable classic and rare car event roll up to Hampton Court Palace for its 2014 Concours of Elegance.

The third international Concours of Elegance will take place on 5-7 September 2014, with 60 of the rarest cars from around the world - many of them never seen before in this country - set to grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace. Full details of these 60 rare and exceptional cars will be announced over the coming weeks and months.

The annual Concours of Elegance remains unique in being the only automotive event in the world to enjoy an authentic and spectacular Royal Palace as its backdrop, with keen Royal motoring enthusiast HRH Prince Michael of Kent as the event’s Patron.

Hampton Court Concours of EleganceIn addition to its unique Royal Palace location, the annual Concours of Elegance differs in other ways from a traditional concours, which usually include a judging panel briefed to scrutinise each entry and select a ‘winning’ car. The Concours of Elegance organisers maintain that if a car has been invited to participate in the Concours, it is already a winner!

A key objective of the annual Concours of Elegance is to be a highly successful fundraising initiative, with the 2013 event at St James’s Palace raising in excess of £250,000.

The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September, with adult entry tickets available to purchase from Saturday 1 March from £25 per person per day. Tickets can purchased in advance at the Concours of Elegance website:


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