Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd September 2021

Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance presented by AXA

The UK’s Most Prestigious Concours d’Elégance

For four days in late Summer, Salon Privé takes over Blenheim Palace, welcoming collectors from across the globe to one of the world’s major Concours events. With the show field arranged in classes and judging being totally fair and transparent, there is no better Concours in the UK to ensure your treasured classic receives the acclaim it truly deserves.

The atmosphere is uniquely relaxed. Concours events must be fun and engaging, and this is where Salon Privé takes you to new heights. Prepare to be entertained, dazzled and mesmerised, with driving Tours, cocktail parties and Palace Gala Dinners, meeting new friends and enjoying the company of old as you go.


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Class A: Ducati Icons

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Class B: Exceptional Street Motorcycles

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Class C: Exceptional Competition Motorcycles

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Class D - Veterans at the Palace

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Class E - Pre-War Touring

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Class F - Celebrating 110 Years of Alfa Romeo

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Class G - Post-War Sports Racers

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Class H - Post-War Touring (Open)

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Class I - Post-War Touring (Closed, 2-Seater)

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Class J - Post-War Touring (Closed, 4-Seater)

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Class K - Passione Ferrari

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Class L - Milestones of Endurance Racing

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Class M - Milestones of Endurance Racing (V12s)

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Class N - Celebrating the McLaren F1 (Road)

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Class O - Celebrating the McLaren F1 (Race)

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Class P - Classics of the Future (pre-2000)

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Class Q - Classics of the Future (post-2000)


McLaren F1 GTR #27R

Year: 1997
Coachbuilder: McLaren

McLaren F1 GTR #03R

Year: 1996
Coachbuilder: McLaren

McLaren F1 GTR #13R

Year: 1996
Coachbuilder: McLaren

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Year: 2018
Coachbuilder: Ferrari

McLaren Senna LM GTR

Year: 2020
Coachbuilder: McLaren

Pagani Zonda Roadster F

Year: 2006
Coachbuilder: Pagani

Koenigsegg Regera

Year: 2020
Coachbuilder: Koenigsegg

Ferrari F12 TdF 120th Anniversary Edition

Year: 2016
Coachbuilder: Ferrari

Ferrari F50

Year: 1997
Coachbuilder: Ferrari, designed by Pininfarina

McLaren F1 GTR #28R

Year: 1997
Coachbuilder: McLaren

MV Agusta 750

Year: 1973
Coachbuilder: 1973

McLaren F1 #037

Year: 1995
Coachbuilder: McLaren

McLaren F1 #028

Year: 1995
Coachbuilder: McLaren

Lister Storm

Year: 1999
Coachbuilder: Lister

Porsche 962

Year: 1988
Coachbuilder: Kremmer

Aston Martin DB5

Year: 1963
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante

Year: 1966
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring

Ferrari 500 TRC

Year: 1957
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti

Ferrari 166 MM/53 Pinin Farina Berlinetta

Year: 1953
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina

Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Barchetta

Year: 1951
Coachbuilder: Vignale

The Judges

Our ICJAG judging panel, led by President of the Jury Ed Gilbertson, will preside over the show field with high scrutiny and attention to detail before awarding Class Winners, Runners-Up and the ultimate accolade of Best of Show. All are experts in their respective fields with unparalleled knowledge of classic cars.

On the following day, the Honorary Judges take over – led by Derek Bell MBE. Honorary Awards are more subjective, focusing on the elegance and presence of the cars, rather than the nuts and bolts.

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Tour Privé

Taking place on Tuesday 31st August, Tour Privé is the perfect kick-off to your Salon Privé Concours Experience. Open now to accommodate previous Concours entrants as well as those from the current year, it’s a fantastic and spirited affair, encouraging new friends and reuniting old.

Tour Details


Taking home silverware is hugely rewarding for both owners and restorers. In 2019, 47 prizes were awarded during the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, celebrating the history, provenance and presentation of treasured classics.

In 2019, the accolade of Best of Show was won by the 1948 Talbot Lago T26 GS Fastback Coupé. Bodied by Figoni, this stunning one-of-one has undergone a full restoration in recent years. The current owners, Robert & Petra Kudela, love to drive the car and drove it on Tour Privé in 2019.

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