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London Concours in the hidden green oasis of the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company


Ferrari F12 TdF s_n 223540

Ferrari F12 TdF s_n 223540

 

London,07-08 June, 2018

The second running of the London Concours, with a change of name from the City Concours, took place in the hidden green oasis of the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of the City of London, on 07-8 June. As an aside, the Honourable Artillery Company is not only the oldest regiment in the British Army, but also a charity that was incorporated in 1537.

The event enjoyed fine warm weather, albeit overcast on the Thursday, but bathed in brilliant sunshine on the Friday, which seemed to swell the attendance from last year when the weather was more inclement. This year the concours comprised of six classes – Fast, Faster, Very Fast, Superfast, Hyperfast and Era Defining, encompassing a total of 52 cars, which was lower than last year.



However, this year there was a Royal Automobile Club display, a Global Endurance Legends display, and there were both an Evo Supercar paddock display and a general paddock display for cars that didn’t make it into the main concours, plus the dealer display cars, so there were still a similar number of cars on show. Amongst the trade displays were Alpine, who had the new A110 inspired model on display along with an original example, Eadon Green with their Corvette C7 based Zeclat, and TVR showing heritage models and the new Griffith. Apart from “purveyors of fine automobiles” there were also lifestyle pavilions with a variety of offerings to tempt visitors.

 

The class titles were relative to the car’s performance at the time that it was current, not relative to today’s analogy of the words relative to performance, thus there was quite a variety and age span of vehicles in each class. As an example, the “Very Fast” class spanned from the 1911 Fiat S76 “Beast of Turin” to a 2010 Porsche 911 SC, with the former not only winning its class, but also taking the Best of Show award. The “Era Defining” class encompassed an even greater age span, from a 1898 Panhard Levassor “Paris-Amsterdam-Paris Racing Car” to a 1995 Mclaren F1. Amongst the visitors to the show was the well known “Motoring Royal”, HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

 

Class Winners

Fast Class – 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS

Faster Class – 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Inter Vignale Coupé

Very Fast Class – 1911 Fiat S76 “Beast of Turin”

Superfast Class – 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago

Hyperfast Class – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp’ Berlinetta

Era DefiningClass – 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series 1

Overall Best of Show Award – 1911 Fiat S76 “Beast of Turin”

 

Ferrari Entry

Model

Colour

Chassis #

Faster Class

Ferrari 212/225 Inter Vignale Coupé

Red

0237EU

Ferrari 275 GTS

Pale Blue Met’

?

Very Fast Class

Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Blue Met’

03482

Ferrari 550 Maranello

Dark Green Met’

123307

Superfast Class

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Dark Blue-White Band

2735GT

Ferrari 365 GTB4

Black

16529

Ferrari 512 BB

Silver-Black

21795

Ferrari F50

Red

106910

Ferrari F12 TdF

Red Met’

223540

Hyperfast Class

Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M

Black-Gold Stripes

165854

Ferrari LaFerrari

Dark Blue

206834

Era Defining Class

Ferrari F40

Red

86935

Paddock

Ferrari F430 Spider

Red

159366

Grid

Ferrari F40

Red-Black

91078

Fiskens Display

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso “Comp’ Conv’”

Green Met’-White Band

5031GT

Ferrari 330 GTC

Grey Met’

8595

JD Classics Display

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Silver

5179GT

Dino 246 GTS US Version

Red

03162

 

Keith Bluemel         
06/2018