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Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA


 

London, 22-25 September, 2020

The 2020 edition of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA, was probably the largest and lengthiest motoring gathering in the United Kingdom since the introduction of the various, and constantly changing, social distancing regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As with many events, travel restrictions from a number of countries resulted in some cancellation of entries, but despite this the organisers still put together a broad ranging field of cars and motorcycles. The later September date, as opposed to the normal first weekend of the month, chosen because of the aforementioned pandemic and lockdown in the months preceding the show, meant that the vagaries of the British weather were more prevalent over the course of the show. This ranged from pleasantly warm late summer sun on the Tuesday for the tour, through sporadic rain on the main concours day, the Wednesday, to a cooler but brighter Thursday for Ladies Day, then bright sunshine but very chilly and blustery winds for the final two days.

The event started with its traditional tour through the byways of the beautiful countryside for which the Cotswolds area is famous, together with its quaint villages and small towns, starting from Blenheim Palace and ending with lunch at The Bear, in Woodstock. In the afternoon participants had the opportunity to see the unveiling of Numerous premieres on the manufacturer stands around the perimeter of the show field. These included the world premiere of Touring’s Superleggera Aero 3, which uses a Ferrari F12 as its motive base.

The cars entered in the concours provided a truly broad spectrum of both road and race machinery, on both two and four wheels, ranging from a towering 1904 Napier L49 to Classics of the Future, that class being won by a 2006 Pagani Zonda F Roadster. Along the way there was a 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which was built in the marque’s Springfield, Massachusetts factory, and which played a starring role in the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Then there was the actual 1936 SS Jaguar 100 that was used as the basis for a Matchbox scale model, whilst 110 years of Alfa Romeo history was celebrated with a dedicated category that was won by an ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Zagato, driven in period by the legendary Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari. Amongst the post-war examples there was the 1949 Le Mans race winning Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, the unique Ferrari 166 MM/53 Pinin Farina Berlinetta, together with a very art deco 1960 Citroen ID19 LeParis by Henri Chapron. The class winners and runners-up were announced during the Wednesday afternoon, with the Best of Show award being, chosen from the class winners, held over until Boodles Ladies day on the Thursday. After 24 hours of suspense for the class winning entrants, all was revealed during the afternoon, when the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Zagato of Ian Livingstone took the coveted award, beating the 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta by a hair’s breadth.

For the Friday the main concours cars had departed and been replaced by those entered in the Masters part of the event, the theme for this year being the “Evolution of the Supercar”, spanning from the sixties to the new millennium, with a class for each of the five decades. For this part of the concours the main judging was done by the owners of the cars themselves, with additional awards from the Duke of Marlborough and the Chairman. At the end of the day the Owners’ Choice Award went to a 1979 BMW M1 resplendent in red, with Duke of Marlborough choosing a white Lotus Esprit Turbo HC from 1987, whilst the Chairman opted for silver 1997 Ferrari F50.

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The final day of the gathering was on the Saturday for Masters Day, when eight prestigious car clubs, namely Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren and Porsche, assembled their finery on the lawns to the rear of the main concours field, jointly bringing some 1100 cars to display in their respective areas. Each marque had awards for the Manufacturer’s and Secretary’s choice prizes, deliberated by an independent panel, the results of which are appended below.

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As noted at the beginning of the article, it was probably the largest and lengthiest motoring event in England this year, and given all the uncertainties over seemingly forever changing restrictions, all credit must go to the organisers for putting on a splendid show, and also to all the entrants and trade supporters for their resilience and belief that it was going to take place – congratulations to all!

Ferrari Concours Participants

Model

Colour

Chassis #

Entrant

Class - Post-War Sports Racers

Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

Dark Red

0008M

Anne Brockinton-Lee

Ferrari 212 Vignale Spider

Red

0098E

Derek Whitworth

Ferrari 166 MM/53 PF Berlinetta

Dark Blue-Silver

0146E/0346M

 

Ferrari 500 TRC

Yellow-Black

0682MDTR

David Cottingham

Class – Post-War Touring Open

Dino 246 GTS

Dark Blue

06202

Andrew Bailey

Class – Post-War Touring Closed

Dino 246 GT

Verde Pino

07000

Matt Honeysett

Class – Passione Ferrari

Dino 246 GT

Yellow

05244

David Alston

Ferrari 166 Inter Touring Coupé

Dark Red

017S

Peter Holloway

Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupé

Red

0237EU

Tony Best

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Blue Met’

5469GT

Mark Holmes

Ferrari 275 GTB

Blue

06723

Richard Cook

Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Red

16359

Anthony Pozner

Ferrari 365 GT4/BB

Dark Red-Black

18685

Guy Newton

Class – Milestones of Endurance Racing

Ferrari 512 BB/LM

Blue Met’- Yellow

32129

 

Ferrari 550 GT1Prodrive

Red

CRD03/113136

 

Class – Classics of The Future

Ferrari F40

Red

90353

 

Ferrari F12 TdF

Yellow Met’

213364

 

Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta

Black Met’

234263

 

Ferrari Monza SP2 (LHD)

Black Met’

250845

 

Masters Day

Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Red

16359

 

Ferrari 308 GTS QV

Red

43367

 

Ferrari 400iA Cabrio (L&R)

Red

47589

 

Ferrari 328 GTS

Red

79085

 

Ferrari F48 Koenig (348ts)

Yellow

85708

 

Ferrari F40

Red

90353

 

Ferrari F50

Silver

107215

 

Ferrari F355 Spider

Red

110101

 

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Red

114841

 

Ferrari 550 Barchetta

Red

124067

 

Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE

Black Met’

158611

 

Ferrari F430 16M Spider

White Met’-RWG St

169809

 

Manufacturer/Trade Displays

Ferrari/Dick Lovett

 

 

 

Ferrari F40

Red

93363

 

Ferrari 599 GTO

Red-Black Stripe

179299

 

Ferrari 812 GTS (LHD)

Red

244601

 

Ferrari SF90 Stradale (LHD)

Red

245200

 

Ferrari Roma (LHD)

Silver

250846

 

Ferrari F8 Spider

Red

259027

 

Test Drive Cars (All LHD)

Trade Licence Plate

Ferrari Roma

Blue Met’

256731

C6748

Ferrari Roma

Pale Blue Met’

256738

C6755

Ferrari Roma

Pale Blue Met’

258845

C6754

Ferrari Roma

Pale Blue Met’

258879

C6753

Ferrari Roma

Silver

259076

C6756

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259083

C6749

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259084

C6752

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259093

C6750

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259097

C6746

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259098

C6747

Ferrari Roma

Black Met’

259101

C6751

 

 

 

 

Touring Superleggera

Aero 3 (F12 Base)

Red Met’

221907

 

 

 

 

 

Pirelli

Ferrari F40

Red

79537

 

 

 

 

 

DK Engineering

Dino 246 GTS

Silver

07528

 

Ferrari 250 LM

Yellow

6313

 

Ferrari 275 GTB

Black

06653

 

Ferrari 275 GTS

Verde Pino

07007

 

Ferrari GTO (288)

Red

56751

 

Ferrari F40

Red

82905

 

 

 

 

 

Furlonger

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Grey Met’

4971 GT

 

Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Silver

10011

 

Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Red

14645

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Hartley

Ferrari 575 Superamerica

Red

143909

 

Ferrari 488 Pista Aperta

Yellow/Blue Met’

247697

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Hartley Jnr

Ferrari 500 Mondial Scaglietti Spyder

Pale Blue

0424MD/0564MD

 

Ferrari LaFerrari

Red

208116

 

 

 

 

 

Graeme Hunt

Ferrari Testarossa

Red

87843

 

 

 

 

Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance presented by AXA 2020 Award Winners 

Best of Show

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider

Best of Show Runner-up

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

Best of Show Third Place

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Duke of Marlborough Award

1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT          

Churchill Cup for Most Exceptional Design

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina 'Bocca' Cabriolet

Chairman's Award

1966 Ford GT40 MkI     

People's Choice

1997 McLaren F1 GTR #28R        

Veterans at the Palace

1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost    

Pre-War Touring

1936 SS Jaguar 100 2.5 Litre       

Celebrating 110 Years of Alfa Romeo

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Zagato

Post-War Sports Racers

1949 Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta

Post-War Touring (Open)

1973 Dino 246 GTS         

Post-War Touring (Closed, Two-Seater)

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II           

Post-War Touring (Closed, Four-Seater)

1960 Citroen ID19 LeParis           

Passione Ferrari 

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso           

Milestones of Endurance Racing

1988 Porsche 962            

Milestones of Endurance Racing (12-cylinder)

1974 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT12   

Celebrating the McLaren F1 (Road)

1995 McLaren F1 #037                            

Classics of the Future (Pre-2000)

1991 Ferrari F40               

Classics of the Future (Post-2000) 

2006 Pagani Zonda F Roadster   

Most Opulent 

1904 Napier L49               

Most Exceptional Coachwork

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental ng Touring Saloon      

Most Elegant 

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina 'Bocca' Cabriolet

Spirit Award

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet        

Coup de Coeur

1943 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet        

Best Interior

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Barchetta           

Passione Corsa

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC     

Most Iconic

1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S 

Preservation Award 

1955 Jaguar D-type       

Ducati Icons

1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport      

Exceptional Street Motorcycles

1965 Norton Unified Twin           

Exceptional Competition Motorcycle

1980 Suzuki RG500         

Duke of Marlborough Award (Motorcycle)

1939 AJS 2A






Salon Privé Masters by Pirelli & Lockton (Friday)

Owners’ Choice – 1979 BMW M1

Owners’ Choice Runner-up – 1995 McLaren F1

Duke of Marlborough Award – 1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC

Chairman’s Award – 1997 Ferrari F50

Swinging Sixties Winner – 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante

Swinging Sixties Runner-up – 1963 Aston Martin DB5

Sensational Seventies Winner – 1977 Lamborghini Silhouette

Sensational Seventies Runner-up – 1979 BMW M1

Exotic Eighties Winner – 1984 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Exotic Eighties Runner-up – 1982 Ferrari 328 GTS

Naughty Nineties Winner – 1995 McLaren F1

Naughty Nineties Runner-up – 1991 Ferrari F40

Next Level Noughties Winner – 2009 Bugatti Veyron

Next Level Noughties Runner –up – 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S



Salon Privé Club Trophy (Saturday)

Manufacturer’s Trophy Aston Martin – 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Secretary’s Trophy Aston Martin – 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

Manufacturer’s Trophy Bentley – 1995 Bentley Brooklands

Secretary’s Trophy Bentley – 1964 Bentley Flying Spur

Manufacturer’s Trophy Ferrari – 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider

Secretary’s Trophy Ferrari – 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE

Manufacturer’s Trophy Jaguar – 1974 Jaguar XJ12 Series Z

Secretary’s Trophy Jaguar – 1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS

Manufacturer’s Trophy Lamborghini – 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

Secretary’s Trophy Lamborghini – 1985 Lamborghini Countach

Manufacturer’s Trophy Maserati – 191961 Maserati 3500 GT

Secretary’s Trophy Maserati – 1972 Maserati Indy

Manufacturer’s Trophy McLaren – 2020 McLaren 600 LT Spider

Secretary’s Trophy McLaren – 2016 McLaren 675 LT Spider

Manufacturer’s Trophy Porsche – 1988 Porsche 911 Super Sport

Secretary’s Trophy Porsche – 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

 

 

Text by Keith Bluemel         
Images by Keith Bluemel and Andreas Meiniger

09/2020.