2015 Salon Prive to be held at Blenheim Palace – picture gallery
Salon Prive celebrates its 10th anniversary This specific year
Three-day motoring festival celebrates its 10-year anniversary along with also will take place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Oxfordshire coming from 3-5 September
The three-day motoring festival, Salon Prive, will be held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire coming from 3 to 5 September This specific year, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
This specific is usually the first year the event, first started out in 2006 by brothers David along with also Andrew Bagley, will be held outside of London along with also offers manufacturers along with also owners alike an opportunity to showcase luxury motoring.
The three days include regular events such as the Chubb Insurance Concours judging day on the Thursday along with also the Ladies’ Boodles day on Friday – where an £8500 ring will be awarded to the best-dressed woman – yet also some completely new features such as the Speed & Style supercar competition on the public day on Saturday, featuring supercars coming from 1975 to the present.
At the media day ahead of the event in September, the Bagley brothers confirmed which manufacturers participating within the super-luxury event include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jensen along with also ad Tramontana, yet Lamborghini won’t be present This specific year because of long-term commitments elsewhere. Hypercars on show include the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder along with also McLaren P1, as well as the GTA Spano, Zenvo, Koenigsegg Regera along with also a prototype of the completely new Ford GT.
The team of judges on the day will be led by 5-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell.
Visitors This specific year will, for once, be able to test drive some of the cars on a 5-mile pre-planned route on the roads around Blenheim Palace, along with also an auction will also be held at the event. Around £9.9 million was spent within the first year of the auction held at Salon Prive, along with also more cars will be going under the hammer at This specific year’s event. The full list of cars up for grabs will be released closer to September.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the event, the Concours d’Elegance will consist of 10 classes including Pre-war Luxury & Touring as well as Pininfarina & The Prancing Horse. Sponsor of the concours, Chubb Insurance, has recently signed a completely new 5-year deal to support the event.
Among the entries due to This specific year’s 10 classes is usually the Bentley Speed Six (Old Number Three), a Ferrari 250 Tour De France coming from 1958, a 1967 Jaguar E-Type owned by Diana Ross along with also a 1938 Lagonda Rapide Drophead Coupe.
Cars will also battle for the title of Best of Show. The 2014 title was awarded to the 1954 Jaguar D-Type OKV 1 which was raced at Le Mans in 1954 by Duncan Hamilton along with also Tony Rolt.
The 2000-acre site at Blenheim Palace is usually the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill along with also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salon Prive organisers David along with also Andrew sought a move out of London to achieve greater national accessibility, citing excellent transport links via road, train along with also air as a key factor in deciding to move to Blenheim Palace.
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