2017 Classes Announced – Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance

The inaugural Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance, set for 31st August at Blenheim Palace has announced its classes, from the most iconic manufacturers and attracting the rarest entrants from around the world, this prestigious celebration is what brings enthusiasts together to admire world-class machinery.

Exceptional Motorbikes 1900-1939

Celebrating ground breaking machines that pushed the boundaries in the early days of motoring. This year’s category is for motorbikes that embodied the brave new world of two wheels in freedom and speed. Celebrating visionaries among pioneers dating back to the early 1900’s.

Exceptional Competition Motorbikes

The glorious racetrack days of backyard engineering. Motorbikes from a shed fighting big manufacturers in a constant quest for speed. The evolution of one of the greatest sports through some of its most exceptional examples.

Exceptional Motorbikes 1940-1976

The creation of the cruising culture on two wheels. Big engines and soft chassis, fit for a long journey. A class for machines that didn’t mind about the destination, it was all about enjoying the ride.

Graceful Pre-War Motoring

The ultimate machines for the early days of glitterati’s, the real quintessence of grace on wheels. Representing an era of optimism and excess in a world of strenuous development and research. Voluptuous shapes wrapping grand machines.

Luxury in Motion: Pre-War Rolls-Royce

A selection of great British engineering that gave a new meaning to the word “excellence”. Expect an outstanding symphony of cylinders and stately designs from the best pre-war craftsmen.

Curvaceous Coupes from the 50s and 60s

A selection of the coupes from the motor vehicle renaissance. The pinnacle of coach building balance and craft, where the sense of proportion and aerodynamic joined forces in forever shaping the concept of the motor car.

Riviera Cruising

Convertible and roadster machines that exhilarate in every way imaginable, a display of cars fit for an endless summer. A celebration of wind in the hair, care-free beauty and speed.

Classic Sports Racers against the Stopwatch

The early days of World Sportscar Championship. A salute to the first era of the glorious racing class that from 1953 to 1961 wrapped in one championship. A class to commemorate the most legendary races of all time such as the 24h of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, the Carrera Panamericana and many more.

Best of British at Blenheim Palace

Examples of pure British breed, the body and soul of a Nation that lead industrialisation, two world wars and a hard but dignified return to peace and reconstruction. Motoring excellence and national pride celebrated with British engineering and British coachbuilders.

Supercar Pin-ups

A selection of the cars that graced bedroom walls. Wallpaper heroes that look fast when standing, wedge shapes that were meant to shock and dare. The car as a vehicle of dreams and excess, without a meaning nor a function. A celebration of scissor doors, flares and big wings.

Each of the 10 classes compromises of 6 cars or motorbikes, they are judged by a select panel of internationally recognised judges within the automotive sector and are scrutinised following a strict criteria of the following elements; history, preservation, style and originality. Apply to enter your vehicle here URL link or for further assistance please contact

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