World’s Most Wonderful Cars Set For Display At September’s Concours of Elegance

As the Thorough Events team reflects on yet another resounding success at the London Concours, drawing in a record-breaking number of enthusiasts to the Honourable Artillery Company in June. Anticipation now mounts for the upcoming Concours of Elegance. Returning to the picturesque Hampton Court Palace in just under a few months time, this extraordinary automotive celebration promises to be a sight to behold, with a splendid array of vehicles gracing the Palace gardens, many of which have never before been showcased on British soil. You can watch our walk around the show in 2021 above. Do remember to follow us on YouTube for more car show/ car content.

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Now back to the wonderful Concours of Elegance. Here’s a quick preview as to what you can expect if you attend.

One of the rare gems to captivate visitors will be the enchanting 1938 Delahaye Type 145 Coupe (below), proudly owned by the esteemed Mullin Automotive Museum. Originally designed for racing, chassis number 48772 underwent a remarkable transformation in the immediate post-war period when it was gracefully adorned with coupe coachwork by the renowned Henri Chapron.

Delahaye 145 Coupe Chapron

The result was a magnificently elegant, two-door, two-seater ‘Grand Luxe Coupé’ that exudes timeless allure. Boasting a commanding 4.5-litre V12 engine, this exceptionally scarce automobile has enjoyed tremendous success, including a well-deserved Best in Class accolade at the prestigious Pebble Beach in 2019. Set to mesmerise visitors, the Type 145 Coupe shines as one of the crown jewels in the Mullin Automotive Museum’s collection, promising a dazzling display at the Palace this September.

Extraordinary Feats of Engineering

Announcing its presence with great excitement, Koenigsegg London, the recently unveiled dealership dedicated to Sweden’s revolutionary hypercar brand, is all set to grace the Members’ Enclosure at Hampton Court Palace this September. With the brand responsible for engineering marvels like the Jesko (below), Gemera, and Regera, this collaboration promises an extraordinary experience for visitors. Immerse yourself in the opulence of the enclosure, indulging in a glass of champagne while basking in the awe-inspiring presence of Koenigsegg’s breathtaking range of hypercars.

Koenigsegg Jesko

Gooding & Company Exclusive Live Auction

Esteemed auction house Gooding & Company, renowned for its expertise in the global market, is once again poised to captivate collectors and enthusiasts at the 11th anniversary show of the Concours of Elegance. Taking place at the regal Hampton Court Palace on Friday, 1st September 2023, this highly anticipated event serves as a bridge between the UK and European markets, connecting a discerning clientele from around the globe.

Gooding & Company Auction

As with all Gooding & Company auctions, online bidding capabilities will ensure that enthusiasts worldwide can partake in the exhilarating action. The coveted spots in this exceptional collection of sought-after marques and models are filling up quickly, so seize the opportunity to consign your own extraordinary vehicle.

Levitt Concours Set to Return

While the world of thoroughbred racing cars and top-end collector vehicles is often associated with a male-dominated pursuit, the truth is that some of the most passionate automotive thrill-seekers and knowledgeable car collectors have consistently been women. In homage to the pioneering spirit of Dorothy Levitt, known as the ‘fastest girl on earth,’ the Levitt Concours is set to return in 2023. This eagerly anticipated event will bring together an impressive collection of women-owned cars, ranging from vintage Bentleys to Grand Prix-winning Alfa Romeos, offering an expertly curated schedule of events that celebrate their indomitable spirit and passion for automobiles.

Levitt Concours

Exceptional Hospitality and Entertainment Awaits

The overwhelming interest in this year’s event is already evident, with Hospitality Packages for Friday, the opening day that culminates in the highly anticipated Gooding & Co. auction, is selling out rapidly. Indulge in the ultimate Concours of Elegance experience with the show’s exquisite Hospitality packages, which include morning tea, coffee, and pastries, a Champagne Charles Heidsieck Reception, a delectable 3-course lunch accompanied by fine wines, coffee, and petits fours, afternoon cream tea, reserved VIP parking, and a souvenir catalogue. While availability for Saturday and Sunday is becoming limited, you still have the opportunity to secure your place. Don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity – book your Hospitality package today!

The Future of Automotive Passion

The Thirty Under 30 concours celebrates the next generation of motoring enthusiasts, shining a spotlight on the future of our collective automotive passions. Returning for its third year, this exhilarating event will bring together a diverse range of vehicles from different eras at Hampton Court Palace, alongside the glamorous main field of Concours cars. Open to anyone aged 30 or under, who owns a motorcar from 1900 to 1999, this inclusive event welcomes a wide variety of automobiles, from an iconic Austin Seven to a classic Mk1 Golf GTI or even a legendary Nissan Skyline. They are seeking cars with captivating stories that will enthrall fellow enthusiasts, ignite conversations, challenge conventions, and inspire the next generation.

Thirty under 30

Indulge Your Senses This September

Experience the epitome of luxury with Fortnum & Mason’s exquisite range of picnic hampers, now available for pre-order ahead of our grand show this September. Elevate your Concours experience to new heights as you savour a decadent alfresco lunch amidst the stunning Palace gardens. With limited stock available, make sure to secure your Fortnum’s hamper today to ensure you don’t miss out on this sumptuous treat!

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