2014 Concours of Elegance

2014 Concours of Elegance

Concourse of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 September

The world's rarest historic cars are on their way to Hampton Court Palace for the UK's third International Concours.

 

2014 will be the UK’s third annual international Concours of Elegance competition, uniquely held each year at a British Royal location. Sixty of the world’s rarest motor cars ranging from 1896 to present day are being brought together by the major historic car collectors from around the world to compete for the highly coveted ‘Best of Show’ award.

These 60 exceptional motor cars will be joined within the Fountain Garden grounds of Hampton Court Palace by many other fine automobiles from Britain’s leading car clubs over the Concours weekend.

Uniquely, the Concours ‘Best of Show’ winner is determined by the Owners themselves. Each Owner has one vote to chose the car, other than their own, which they believe to be the finest motor car entered into the Concours, with the Best of Show winner picking up the magnificent Pullman Trophy, inspired by the famous Avions Voisin winged mascot, ‘La Cocotte’. The Trophy will be presented at the Concours Celebration Dinner, being held in the Great Hall of Hampton Court Palace.

Away from the stunning cars, a dedicated luxury retail area within the Fountain Garden will enable Concours visitors to browse and shop among the unique displays of a number of the Concours partners, including the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Patek Philippe, Henry Poole & Co, William & Son and many others. Concours visitors will also have access to Hampton Court Palace and its magnificent grounds.

New for 2014 is the Talking Concours, a live stage to really bring the Concours of Elegance, with a platform of regular interviews and informal chats with interesting guest speakers from the world of classic cars, motor sport and fashion, including the experts from RM Auctions to discuss current classic market trends.


Further info

The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September. Adult entry tickets start at £25 per person for the afternoon and include entry into Hampton Court Palace.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Concours of Elegance website.

There are a number of hospitality options available to purchase, strictly in advance; please see the website for details. 

Admission tickets to Hampton Court Palace do NOT include entry to the 2014 Concours of Elegance. Anyone (including Members, volunteers and staff) wishing to see and experience the event will be able to purchase an upgrade ticket at the East Front on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September.

Garden-only tickets will not be available over this weekend and during the build and breakdown (3, 4, 5 and 8 September). Access to the Privy and Pond Gardens will be via the palace.

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