Salon Privé 2020 To Go Ahead At Blenheim Palace In September

Bentley at Salon Privé
Bentley at Salon Privé - Photo ©CCC

Some good news amongst the recent lockdown chaos as the 15th edition of Salon Privé 2020 goes ahead from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th September.

The beautiful grounds and peripheral areas of Blenheim Palace have always attracted numbers without ‘crowding’ and this year the organisers will endeavour to achieve a similar protocol with a limit to guest numbers present each day and social distancing rules to meet the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.

This year, Salon Privé will play a pivotal role in providing premium automotive brands and their customers with an opportunity to come together finally, safely and hopefully enjoy the latter part of the summer months.

1931 Bentley 8 litre Drophead Coupé Vanden Plas at last years event

Andrew Bagley, chairman, said:
‘Safety comes first and we have the well-being of our guests, exhibitors and sponsors to consider first and foremost. The beauty of Salon Privé lies in its size and intimacy and in that respect, the show can go on. Our event will remain relaxing, with plenty of space for guests to enjoy themselves, of course, while practising social distancing. We have a raft of safety measures to announce over time, to ensure we will be COVID-19 Secure and I am confident that guests will enjoy Salon Privé as they do each and every year.”

Salon Privé 2020

Prestige marques this year are set to include 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.


Stratos New Project

Those who are familiar with the legendary Lancia Stratos HF will be pleased to learn that the ‘New’ Stratos project by Manifattura Automobili Torino will also be at Salon Privé 2020 in September at Blenheim Palace.

A 25-strong limited series will be produced with inspiration and designed syphoned from the iconic Pininfarina team, who after two years of hard work delivered ‘the’ perfect car.

With so many key automotive events around the world sadly having been cancelled, more brands than ever are looking at Salon Privé for new model launches and several exciting new cars are already confirmed.

Salon Privé 2020
Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance

Sales Director, David Bagley:
“We have a number of ongoing enquiries and so I’m sure we are nowhere near the final line-up of brands.

“The outbreak of COVID-19 initially brought everything to a crashing halt but now, as manufacturing slowly recommences, brands need to identify ways of effectively getting back in front of their customers and there is no more targeted an opportunity than Salon Privé.”

Social distancing plan finalised and tickets on sale from 19th May.

Please note, until further government restriction guidance is updated, only the ‘private’ days will be open. More information on the other areas to follow shortly.