Salon Privé 2020 Receives Approval To Proceed In Less Than 2 Weeks

Salon Privé

Salon Privé 2020 welcomes some of the world’s finest motor cars to its Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace in less than two weeks time as approval to the event is given.

In a statement, the organisers said:
Following the recent UK Government’s ‘rule of six’ announcement, we can confirm that Salon Privé is approved to proceed and adheres to the UK Government’s official guidelines. Their position states:- Outdoor events, that are organised by businesses, charitable organisations, and public bodies, may have more than 30 attendees provided (i) they have carried out a thorough risk assessment and (ii) taken all reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of viral transmission, taking into account that risk assessment, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance. It is illegal for other outdoor events to have more than 30 people attending unless one of the exceptions set out in the relevant regulations applies.

Having liaised extensively with His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough, the CEO and the Operations Director at Blenheim Palace, Salon Privé 2020 will now proceed as planned from 23 – 26 September at Blenheim Palace – guests, sponsors, concours entrants and exhibitors can rest assured that the event will officially open on Wednesday 23 September.

A full events programme will see prestige marques including Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Morgan, Polestar, Rimac and Rolls-Royce spearhead an impressive line up alongside specialist brands such as Ares Design, Aspark, Brabham, Engler, MAT, Pal-V and Puritalia, a spectacular and diverse display awaits.

Salon Prive

Other unique and interesting automotive attractions will see Turin-based manufacturer, Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), showcasing the stunning new Stratos. The New Stratos to be shown at the event will be the latest interpretation of this legendary 70s rally car. Each car is based on a donor F430 which is then heavily modified to save weight and increase agility and performance.

Manifattura Automobili Torino – New Stratos

A stunning trio of early Ferraris has also been confirmed for this year’s Concours d’Elégance. Perhaps the most significant car in the Italian marque’s illustrious history, the 166MM that will grace the lawns of Blenheim Palace scored two famous victories during 1949, and in doing so it helped to create the Ferrari legend.

Dominic Hare, CEO of Blenheim Palace:
At Blenheim Palace, we are looking forward very much to welcoming everybody to Salon Privé 2020. The planning to make this a safe and enjoyable event has been exemplary, with the wellbeing of all attendees at its heart. We have liaised closely with the Licensing Authority (West Oxfordshire District Council) who are satisfied that Salon Privé can take place based on current guidance.

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