Thursday 3rd September 2020

Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance by AXA

Quite Simply, the Best of the Best

The world-renowned Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by AXA. Considered as the UK’s most prestigious Classic Car competition, the event is one of an elite group of partner Concours to The Peninsula Classics, ‘Best of the Best’. You can be sure therefore that the 50 motorcars and 20 motorcycles on display are some of the rarest and most valuable vehicles in the world today. This is a day to truly admire and appreciate beautiful machinery in the most spectacular of surroundings. With a full itinerary of judging, parades, awards and presentations, remember to make time for the super, hyper and dealer classic cars on display as well as our largest collection of luxury brands ever.

Judges of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance are considered automotive royalty; experts in their respective fields with unparalleled knowledge of classic cars. This year the Salon Privé team is delighted to announce the appointment of Ed Gilbertson as President of the Jury for the forthcoming Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance. Mr. Gilbertson will be assisted by Adolfo Orsi, who has accepted the position of Chief Judge, while Derek Bell MBE presides over the Honorary Awards as Chief Honorary Judge.



Salon Privé Opens



Pommery Champagne Reception



Luncheon Served



Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance Awards



English Afternoon Tea Served



Salon Privé Closes

Apply to Enter Your Vehicle

To enter a classic car or motorcycle into the 2020 Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance by AXA please complete an entrant application form found below.
For any entry enquiries please call on +44 (0)1753 827633.

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The Judges

Judges of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by AXA are considered automotive royalty; experts in their respective fields with unparalleled knowledge of classic cars.

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Past Winners

1948 Talbot Lago T26 GS Fastback Coupé wins BEST OF SHOW at the 2019 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance.

This distinctive Talbot-Lago was first shown to the public one year after its completion at the 1949 Paris Salon, the car being bodied by Figoni to a commission by Mr. Fayolle, the first owner also known as the ‘Zipper King’. For this reason, there is a string of horizontal chrome strips above the center headlight, this possibly being the only car in the world with a zipper on the bonnet!

1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster received top honours as BEST OF SHOW at the 2018 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance.

Exquisitely styled by Ettore Bugatti’s eldest son, Jean, around 16 examples of the Type 55 Roadster were made, with just five cars still retaining their original coachwork and mechanicals. This particular Type 55 Jean Bugatti Roadster (Chassis No. 55234) is widely considered to be the most original specimen as it is the only unrestored example, with an genuine sub-50,000 mileage.

Best of Show 2017 went to a very rare and special 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Pininfarina Superflow IV. Recently shown at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May, it was an honour and a privilege to display it on the Blenheim Palace lawns, amongst some of the most important collectors in the world.

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Plan Your Day


The perfect occasion to entertain, dine and network amongst key clients and guests in a uniquely intimate environment.

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Offering you the unique opportunity to go from browsing and admiring your dream supercar one minute, to being in the driving seat the next.

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What to Wear

Salon Privé is an elegant automotive garden party and an opportunity to dress up, stand out and shine alongside a lawn full of supercars, hypercars and their classic counterparts.

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Around Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace lies in the heart of the Cotswolds so there is plenty to do and see from visiting historic towns such as neighbouring Woodstock, to a spot of shopping at nearby Bicester Village.

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Brands on Display

Salon Privé offers an exclusive shopping experience where guests are free to explore and admire the very finest that the premium automotive and luxury brand sectors have to offer.



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