Crowds gathered for The London Concours 2019 presented by Montres Breguet Wednesday, June 5th in the stunning grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company.
A classic, modern and historical showcase were all present and correct with some of the best cars ever witnessed in the capital gathered to entertain an expectant and eclectic assemblage of critiques and aficionados.
Around 130 vehicles were showcased within seven classes and a trio of features available. The main concours event includes ‘The Icons’, ‘The Innovators’, ‘Great Marques – Ferrari‘, ‘Great Marques – Jaguar’ and ‘The Outlaws’.
Each of the classes was packed with rarities, from the McLaren F1 and Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports and Lotus 99/T championship-winning Formula One car, but there could only be one ‘Best in Show’.
Best In Show
The most coveted ‘Best in Show’ was a difficult task for the expert committee of judges with an extraordinarily well-preserved C-Type eventually gaining pole position in a heavily contested class.
Historically synonymous with iconic names and events that include appearing in the Monaco Grand Prix, driven by Tommy Wisdom, and later Stirling Moss who drove it for much of his 1952 season, this particular C-Type was also dressed in its original livery from the 1953 Mille Miglia.
London Concours 2019 Judges
The London Concours judges, led by members of the event Steering Committee, not only awarded an overall winner but a winner of each class, too.
The final winners were as follows:
- Great Marques – Ferrari, sponsored by ISAIA – Ferrari 166 Inte
- Great Marques Jaguar, sponsored by Truefitt & Hill – Jaguar C-Type
- The Icons, sponsored by Footman James – Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
- The Innovators, sponsored by Montres Breguet – Lotus 79
- Made in Germany, sponsored by Geely – Volkswagen Golf GTI
- The Outlaws, sponsored by Concours of Elegance – Lancia Aurelia B20 GT ‘Outlaw’
- The Lost Marques, sponsored by Rémy Martin – Bristol 404
- Best in Show – Jaguar C-Type
Away from the main concours gathering was an incredible feature which included seven astonishing Lamborghini Miura’s given centre stage on the lawns of the HAC. A P400S, SV and Jota models all provided the necessary Italian eye-candy for the enthusiastic onlookers.
The evo and Octane Supercar Paddock brought together supercar originals and their modern-day successors. The McLaren F1 lined up next to the McLaren P1, the Aston Martin DBS joined the DBS Superleggera and the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was displayed alongside the GTC4Lusso.
Andrew Evans, London Concours director, said:
“I’m in absolutely no doubt that this astounding selection of vehicles is the greatest collection ever seen in the City of London, and I’m so proud to be able to share it with the thousands of people that came through our gates today. I’d also like to extend thanks to all of our partners for making the London Concours such a success, and I look forward to seeing many more people at the show on Thursday.”