The event was first established in 2012 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with a collection of 60 of the rarest cars in the world in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Since then the Concours d'Elegance has evolved into a world-renowned celebration of craftsmanship, design and innovation, hosted since 2017 at Hampton Court Palace. In 2021, it returns to Henry VIII’s former home once again but this time with a collection of 95 of the rarest cars at its heart, in celebration of The Queen’s 95th birthday.
With each car picked from the 95 years of Her Majesty’s life, the Concours d'Elegance 2021’s collection of vehicles will be the most spectacular yet, and forms just one part of an event that will welcome nearly 1,000 vehicles over the course of 3-5 September.
Other special features introduced for the tenth show will include a line-up of rare American vehicles seldom seen in the UK. These gargantuan Duesenbergs, Packards, Lincolns and more hail from the ‘20s and ‘30s, with beautiful coachbuilt designs, cutting-edge large capacity engines and levels of opulence rarely seen in this era.
Outside of the automotive displays, Concours d'Elegance remains an occasion of pure luxury, with champagne provided by Charles Heidsieck, picnics by Fortnum & Mason, live stage interviews with Chubb Insurance, hosted by Jodie Kidd, and a collection of art, jewellery and fashion displays. Presenting Partner, A. Lange & Söhne, recently confirmed to support the event for a further three years, will continue to showcase some of its most intricate timepieces.
Tickets to the Concours d'Elegance 2021 are available now from just £30 for half-day entry, with full three-course hospitality packages from £288. Tickets can be bought here with 20% off using the code EARLYBIRD2021.
For more information about the venue, the event, and the history please see the Concours d'Elegance website