Book it now: Salon Privé 2017
by Hebe Hatton
Now in its twelfth year, Salon Privé has firmly established itself as a key event on the international Concours circuit. The three-day show comprises a range of displays including the world-renowned Concours d’Elegance, the Salon Privé Supercar Show and the inaugural Concours Masters.
To open the prestigious event, Concours d’Elegance will display some of the rarest and most historically significant cars ever produced. The entries will compete across ten classes including ‘Supercar Pin Ups of the 80’s’, ‘Curvaceous Coupes’ and ‘Riviera Cruising’. Early entries include an exquisitely restored Horch 853A Special Roadster and a race-winning 1965 427 Cobra.
This year, will also see the launch of the first Concours Masters, a stunning show that pays homage to Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The final day will be dedicated to displaying one of the finest Maranello marques ever showcased in the UK. Guests will experience a timeline of 70 of the most iconic Ferraris, ranging from the oldest surviving UK based Ferrari, a 1949 166 Inter Coupe Touring, through to the modern day Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.
If admiring the supercars has you itching to get on the open road, the world’s elite supercar brands including Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, Lexus and Tesla will have their newest models on display and available to test drive.
For classic car enthusiasts, leading UK and European brand specialists will be presenting immaculately restored cars as well as projects that are still undergoing restoration. The event also offers the opportunity to speak to experts who can give advice on buying and restoring.
Throughout the show, guests can also enjoy perusing the luxury retail village, with boutiques from over 25 premium brands, including Lord & Lama, Canali and Boodles. The three day programme will also be interspersed with social events including a Champagne reception, lobster luncheon and English afternoon tea all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Oxfordshire countryside.
Salon Privé is held at Blenheim Palace from August 31 - September 2, 2017. Visit salonpriveconcours.com for tickets and information.