Salon Privé returns to Blenheim Palace: A preview

The countdown begins as Salon Privé returns to Blenheim Palace – September 1st-3rd

With just a hours to go, this year’s spectacular Salon Privé is set the be the best yet, as it returns to Blenheim Palace for the UK’s most exclusive automotive and lifestyle orientated event.

Now in its 11th year, the three-day extravaganza has something for everyone, including crowning the finest classic cars, celebrating high-fashion and experiencing modern-day supercars at close quarters.

Basking in the splendour of the baroque palace, Salon Privé showcases the very best that the automotive world has to offer, proving guests unrivalled access to some of the most exclusive modern and classic automobiles. Guest will be able to see the very latest models presented by leading marques such as Abarth, Ferrari, Jaguar, Land Rover, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini and Pagani. It’s also the only event to offer test drives on the public road through its new ‘see it, test it, drive it’ programme.

Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance – Thursday, September 1st

  • 75 exquisite cars and motorcycles on display
  • Iconic and ultra-rare cars from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Voisin
  • 50th anniversary Lamborghini Miura tribute, with eight cars in competition


11:00 Salon Privé opens

11:45 Champagne reception

12:00 Lobster luncheon served

14:00 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance Parade

16:00 English afternoon tea served

17:00 Chubb Insurance Awards Parade

18:00 Salon Privé closes

Boodles Ladies’ Day – Friday, September 2nd

  • Unrivalled exhibit from some of the world’s most exclusive brands
  • Stunning jewellery, elegant dresses and magnificent hats on show
  • Glamorous celebration amid the automotive wonders of Salon Privé


11:00 Salon Privé opens

12:00 Chubb Insurance Classic Car Parade

12:00 Champagne reception

12:00 The Royal College of Art Awards Presentation

12:30 Lobster luncheon served

15:45 English afternoon tea served

16:30 Supercar Parade

18:00 Salon Privé closes

Salon Privé Supercar Show and Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition – Saturday, September 3rd

  • Open to the public, and on display in Blenheim’s Great Court, from £14.90
  • Modern-day twist on concours but for contemporary cars
  • 80 different models competing, representing more than 25 marques
  • Tribute classes for the Lamborghini Diablo and Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Amphitheatre style seating in the Great Court, new for 2016


11:00 Salon Privé opens

11:00 Pirelli Prestige & Performance judging (Great Court)

11:45 Chubb Insurance Classic Car Parade

12:00 Champagne reception

12:30 Lobster luncheon served

15:45 English afternoon tea served

16:45 Pirelli Prestige & Performance Awards Parade (Great Court)

17:00 Salon Privé area closes

18:00 Pirelli Prestige & Performance closes

Automotive Exhibitors

This year’s line up at Salon Privé includes some of the greatest names from the automotive world, including: Bentley, BMWi, Koenigsegg, McLaren, Pagani, Porsche and Spyker.

This year’s Salon Privé will also see the international and UK debuts of some truly amazing cars, including: the Bristol BULLET, Lamborghini Centenario and Morgan EV3 1909 Edition.

In addition, some of the very latest modes will be on display, including: the Abarth 124 Spider, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Lamborghini Huracán, Noble Speedster and Tesla Model X.

Classic car aficionados are well catered for at Salon Privé, with the UK’s leading specialists and restorers confirmed to attend, including: Tom Hartley Jnr, Universal Classic Cars, Furlonger Specialist Cars, Tom Hartley, Dick Lovett and GTO Engineering.

Luxury lifestyle exhibitors

The Salon Privé village will yet again play host to choice selection of luxury brands, including Boodles, Gatineau, Canali, Noblekey, Swissvax , Boadicea, Caracalla1947, Dura Garages, Bang & Olufsen, Moto Corsa, Sloane Helicopters and Grace & Butler.

Art & Memorabilia Fair

Sponsored by EFG International, the Art & Memorabilia Fair offers guests an opportunity to meet some of the world’s most prolific automotive artists, including: Carisma Photo, Friere Printz, Unique & Limited.


Enjoying any of the three days of Salon Privé has never been easier, with a range of tickets to suit all tastes.

Full hospitality tickets to the event are available and includes luncheon and refreshments as well as full access to the fabulous concours classic cars, stunning super, hyper and concept cars and an amazing range of high-end luxury brands and products. Tickets for each of the three days’ costs £295.

For those wishing to enjoy the full range of supercars, hypercars and classic cars within Salon Privé from 14.30 onwards, a special combined ticket is available priced at £114.

The Saturday public day ticket which gives access to the Pirelli Prestige & Performance competition on Saturday 3rd costs £14.90 and also includes access to the stunning park and grounds of Blenheim Palace. 

Tickets are now on sale at



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