Experience & Passion
With history dating back to the 17th Century, the ‘Concours d’Elégance’, meaning Competition of Elegance, began in Paris with aristocrats parading their horse-drawn carriages on Summer weekends. Today, it is an opportunity for owners of prestigious classic automobiles to come together and celebrate their spectacular machines.
When conceiving their own event, it was the exclusivity, elegance and ambience of early Concours that inspired brothers, Andrew & David Bagley. Their research immediately took them to the US to see the wonders of Amelia Island and of course on to California for Monterey Week. Next stop was to the shores of Lake Como for the world-renowned Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza where they experienced a very different style to that of the existing UK & European events.
Today, Salon Privé sits alongside these events on the world stage, providing the UK with a Concours event to be proud of.