The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance
The prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé has grown into a world-renowned affair, ranking among the top three alongside Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este. It attracts rare and priceless entries from around the world and is the only professionally-judged Concours in the UK, bringing together 18 of the world’s foremost automotive professionals, headed by Chief Judge and 5 times Le Mans Winner Derek Bell.
In the morning, all cars and motorbikes are paraded through the landscaped grounds of Blenheim Palace and presented to the judges. The afternoon sees the ‘Class Winners’ and ‘Special Winners’ called to the podium to collect their awards, before the day culminates in the presentation of the ultimate prize of the Concours, the ‘Best in Show’. With a range of coveted awards to be won, honouring everything from engineering greatness to stunning exteriors, The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance is a true celebration of phenomenal vehicles and their heritage, style and elegance. It’s a rare opportunity to see the finest cars on the planet judged against one another.
Classes for the 2017 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance will be announced shortly.
The day also includes…
Alongside the Concours classics stand a further array of automotive offerings including our supercar, hypercar and concept car collections.
Beyond the automotive wonders of Salon Privé you’ll find the Luxury Brands Village, a relaxing space to browse luxury brands, the EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fair, a collection of automotive inspired artwork and the Salon Privé Sale Preview.
Complete the day with a luxurious fine dining experience. Sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous cuisine all while surrounded by the sophisticated and relaxing ambience created by our Salon Privé team.
The 2016 Best of Show was awarded to the 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa, owned by Bruce Lavachek and David Cottingham.
This Testa Rossa #0614 MDTR played a pivotal role in the famous Sports Car Races of Nassau and Cuba, racing and winning in the famous 1956 and 1957 Nassau Speed Weeks and in the Cuba GP of 1957 where the car would finish 2nd in class. It recently underwent a comprehensive restoration and competed once more, making its post restoration debut at the 2015 Goodwood Revival Meeting.