Salon Privé Announces Spectacular Blenheim Palace as its New Home
Salon Privé celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015 with the announcement today that it is relocating to the magnificent Blenheim Palace, further underlining its position as the UK’s most prestigious automotive event.
Building on the achievements of a remarkable decade, which includes establishing its Concours d’Elégance as one of the top 3 most prestigious classic car events in the world, the move to Blenheim Palace delivers a destination venue perfectly aligned to the allure and reputation of Salon Privé.
Salon Privé will continue to retain its well-established early September dateline however this year and for the first time, the event will run from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th, a move which is sure to attract considerably more buyers, collectors and enthusiasts than ever before. The addition of the ‘public day’ to the event will also feature The Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition which includes cars from 1975 to-date, held in the Palace grounds, adding an innovative and exciting new component to the event.
Alongside longstanding elements of the three-day event including the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance and Boodles Ladies’ Day, there are also some exciting firsts at this year’s Salon Privé, including the opportunity for visitors to test drive many of the desirable cars present and even more spectacular cavalcades of the cars on show.
A Palace location for Salon Privé
Built in the early 18th century, the world-famous Blenheim Palace, a jewel in the Oxfordshire countryside, was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. Now residence to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, it is also famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Commenting on the relocation, His Grace, the 12th Duke of Marlborough said: “It is an honour for us to be hosting Salon Privé 2015 – the Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance – in its tenth year and for the first time here at Blenheim Palace.
As a UNESCO and World Heritage site, Blenheim Palace’s reputation precedes it, and it is the perfect host for Salon Privé offering an extended reach beyond just London to other towns and cities such as Oxford, Birmingham, Reading and Cheltenham. There is excellent access by road, rail and air and a plethora of luxury local hotels in nearby Woodstock.