The Concours of Elegance will return to Hampton Court Palace in 2022 with a spectacular 10th-anniversary showcase planned, including a reunion of all of the finest cars to ever grace the event.
Each of the winners from 2012 through to 2021 will be invited, and in honour of the event’s Patron will be called The Prince Michael of Kent Class.
The Concours of Elegance now stands proudly alongside Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as one of the greatest classic vehicle shows in the world and is now closely associated with Royal Palaces and the automotive Jewels of the car world.
An impressive list of stars from the inaugural edition at Windsor Castle in 2012 will be selected to join the celebration of an event these very same cars helped to establish.
It was originally agreed by the Steering Committee of motoring experts, who each year invite owners of their vehicles to attend the Concours of Elegance, that once a car had been displayed previously it couldn’t be seen again for another 10 years. Fast forward 10 years and those early attendees have their first opportunity to return to the Palace grounds.
The Concours will be showcasing a number of Royal cars for official display including royal vehicles from all over the world. And, in the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as monarch, a unique display will be curated to showcase one example of automotive endeavour and innovation from each year of her reign.
A brand new ‘The Collector’ feature will shine a spotlight on the incredible line-up of Packard Twelve models owned by Jack Boyd-Smith, with a gathering of six of these legendary American pre-war luxury cars.
Concours of Elegance – London Auction
Following in the footsteps of the record-setting, inaugural Passion of a Lifetime sale back in 2020, and its recently announced long-term sponsorship of the Concours, Gooding & Company announced today that it will also be conducting its London Sale at the 10th anniversary.
The Passion of a Lifetime sale was the company’s first auction outside of America and saw 14 of the 15 cars sold with eight of the vehicles topping a staggering $1 million. New world price records were set for three different Bugatti models and a Lamborghini Miura with a total of £34,333,881.31 in sales achieved.
The 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante and the most desirable of all road-going Bugattis sold for an incredible £7,855,000
Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding said:
“We could not be more thrilled to return to the Concours of Elegance as the only and official auction house in 2022. Over these past few years, we’ve enjoyed our relationship with James Brooks-Ward and the Concours team at Hampton Court Palace, and we have found our partnership to not only be a fruitful one, but a mutually beneficial one with new opportunities. We are confident that the continued presence of our auction at the Concours will enrich the weekend’s events.”
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