Celebrating 10 years of the Chubb Concours d’Elégance
Back in 2008, Best In Show at the Chubb Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé was a stunning Aston Martin DB3S 1954. Fast forward ten years and we’re hugely excited to see what 2018 has in store!
Since Chubb first started its partnership with Salon Privé on the lawns at The Hurlingham Club, roughly 600 cars have been carefully scrutinised by some of the world’s foremost automotive experts with the aim of driving away with the title of Best In Show.
The very fact that these vehicles have made it to the Concours Show Field, some having travelled thousands of miles to get to that stage, is testament to the tenacity and passion shown by their owners. It never fails to impress how much time, energy, emotion (and money!) is spent getting these prestigious machines to look their very best.
Last year’s winner was a seriously rare specimen. A one-of-a-kind 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000CM ‘Superflow’. This Alfa Romeo began its life as a race car with a very different coupe body built by Carrozzeria Colli, built to contest top events like the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. And who can forget 2010 and another Alfa, but this time at the other end of the spectrum, a classic 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300 Monza – a true racing legend.
It was the turn of Ferrari in 2013 and 2016, with a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder and a 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa winning Best In Show in those respective years.
The thread that ties all Chubb Concours d’Elégance entrants together is craftsmanship. A quality that every car must demonstrate if it’s to be considered worthy of the title Best In Show at Salon Privé. And it’s the fact that Chubb shares this craftsmanship ethos when designing the best programme of insurance protection for our clients that makes for a perfect partnership.