Concours Masters Celebrates 70 Years of Porsche at Salon Privé
Porsche’s seventieth anniversary will be honoured in great style at the 2018 edition of Salon Privé.
Appropriately, 70 landmark examples of this legendary German marque will vie for honours during the hotly-anticipated Concours Masters Celebration of 70 Years of Porsche on Saturday 1st September, staged within the majestic grounds of Blenheim Palace.
Now in its second year, Concours Masters Celebration marries a competitive element expected of a concours but with the relaxed atmosphere of a no-pressure enthusiasts’ get-together. As such, owners, guests and visitors can expect an unforgettable day revelling in all-things Porsche.
Among the many rarities expected to be challenging for the silverware is a 1963 Porsche 356B GS Carrera 2000 Coupé with coachwork by Karosserie Reutter of Stuttgart. This fabulous machine, one of only twelve ever built in right-hand drive configuration, was the fastest-ever variant of road-going 356 in period. Originally sold via AFN Motors, and since restored to era-correct form, right down to its Bali Blue hue, this particular example is bound to be a standout among a raft of sensational street and competition models.
Similarly, another challenger for a later model class will be the 1997 Porsche 993 GT2, one of only 7 right-hand drive cars. Designed as Porsche’s customer race car for the 1995 season, only 167 were built, of which 110 were for track with 57 road-going.
Staged in association with Pirelli, Lockton Private Clients and Chubb Insurance, Concours Masters Celebrates 70 Years of Porsche promises to be a thrilling event for owners and fans alike.
Pirelli is proud to announce sponsorship of the Concours Masters Celebration of 70 years of Porsche. The event will take place at this year’s Salon Privé.
Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK Chairman & CEO, said: ” We are so delighted that our association with Salon Privé is set to continue for a fourth year. Salon Privé is the perfect fit for us with its focus on Prestige, a segment of the market which is key for us, and many of the cars on display will have Pirelli as Original Equipment. Whether it’s stunning motoring rarities, game-changing hypercars, to high fashion and beautiful surroundings, there’s only one way to get the full Salon Privé experience – by experiencing it!”
Rachel Gilliam, Partner & Head of Private Clients at Lockton said: “Lockton Private Clients is proud to have been asked to be a sponsor of the Concours Masters Celebration 70 years of Porsche event. We have attended Salon Privé for many years with our clients; for whom we advise on specialist motor insurance. It was a natural fit for us to extend our support through sponsoring this special and unique event; to celebrate and compound our allegiance to these fantastic machines and to share the passion of their owners and drivers.”
David Woolard, European Sales Manager Private Clients, Chubb, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Salon Privé again this year; our 10th year as headline sponsor of the Concours d’Elégance and 2nd as sponsor of the Concours Masters, both fabulous events that showcase the very best in automotive perfection. This year’s Concours Masters celebrates 70 years of Porsche, the iconic brand with a rich heritage of motoring craftsmanship. These values align perfectly with Chubb’s brand and proposition to be the most trusted insurance partner for affluent individuals and their families. We wish all entrants the very best of luck as we gear up for this year’s event!”.