HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE: 60 CARS!

The Hampton Court Concours of Elegance will showcase 60 of the rarest cars in the world to tell the story of the automobile.
This year’s Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance promises 60 of the worlds most exceptional, rare and desirable motorcars. These concours cars will be supplemented with hundreds of the very best cars from a wide variety of car clubs, as well as the very latest bespoke sports cars and luxury models from a number of prestige car manufacturers.

The story of the automobile will be dramatically told through each of the 60 cars carefully selected for the 2014 Concours of Elegance.  From the pioneering days of the horseless carriage in the late-19th Century, right through to the very latest state-of-the-art 200-mph+ Supercar, the 60 exceptional Concours cars – many of them never seen before in this country – will grace the Fountain Gardens of the historic Hampton Court Palace.

From an ultra-rare 1896 Lutzmann, top, to the latest 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, above, the majority of historically important and sought-after car marques will be represented at the event.  Ranging from Alfa Romeo to Zagato, visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Concours will be able to admire stunning examples of Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Hispano-Suiza, Packard, Aston Martin and Maserati, plus many other fine marques, making this is an unmissable occasion for anyone who appreciates the inherent creative magnificence of great automobiles.

A stunning 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet with Figoni et Falaschi coachwork, above, generously being brought over from the USA by Peter Mullin, has never been seen in the UK.  A brace of significant and rare pre-war Mercedes-Benz models will also be present at Hampton Court Palace. Supporting the Concours will be a display of over 350 other desirable cars from all eras presented by a wide variety of car clubs and manufacturers. 

The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on September 6 & 7 September.  For more information, please visit http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/

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