8th Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace

One of the most prestigious car events in the UK set in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, the home of Henry the Vlll, were the crown jewels of the classic automotive world. This year featured one of the most significant of all Ferraris the 166MM Barchetta. In attendance was the Le Mans, Spa an Mille Mille Migla winners.

Also featured this year along with 60 of the best classics from around the globe was a class of special Zagato bodied Aston Martins which included DB4’s through to the new Vanguish Zagato coupe along with supercars of all marks and 60 historic Jaguars including the ex Stirling Moss C type.

As usual there were plenty of high-end automotive companies present, specializing in all sorts of automotive wear from leather suppliers to auto restoration, fine jewellery and art. The event being sponsored by A.Lange & Sohne there was no shortage of the finest timepieces that could be had for the price of some of the classics on show.

Among the featured classics was the Best of Show a 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with polished aluminium body, complete with shotguns and formerly the property of his Highness the Maharaja Sir Bhupindra Singh of Patiala.