The Concours of Elegance once again brought together a selection of 60 of the rarest cars from around the world – many of which will never have been seen before in the UK. Many of the Concours cars also took part in a 2 day driving tour ‘The Great West Tour’ in the days running up to the main Concours event.
Uniquely, the Concours of Elegance winner isn’t selected by a panel of judges but by the Owners of the cars themselves. Each participant is asked to vote on the other models on display to decide which car is considered to be the ‘Best of Show’.
Complementing the Concours of Elegance there were displays of hundreds of other fine motor cars, including entrants to The Club Trophy. Now in it’s third year, The Club Trophy sees some of the UK’s most prestigious car clubs offering up their finest examples to an independent panel of judges. The winning Club Trophy car secured a place in the following year’s main Concours of Elegance event.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.
Windsor is still very much a working royal palace. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. It is here that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs and presidents.
elcome to the world's most elegant experiences. For three glorious days, Hampton Court Palace will celebrate the power and the glory of the historic car. From the dawn of the age of motoring to the supercars of today, all in the garden of a very rarely accessible Royal Palace.
With the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen the 2016 Concours of Elegance took place from 2-4 September at Windsor Castle. The Concours of Elegance began at Windsor Castle in 2012, before moving to St James’s Palace in 2013, Hampton Court Palace in 2014 and last year the Concours took place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland).