The Concours of Elegance 2015 rounded off in style at the Palace of the Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh at the weekend
Visitors were treated to a concours featuring sixty incredible cars, many never before seen in the UK, travelled from all corners of the globe, including America, Australia and Europe to take part in the main Concours event.
All cars are personally invited by the Concours of Elegance’s prestigious Steering Committee, so a place at the Palace is considered a victory in itself. For that reason, uniquely among concours events, the Best in Show award is voted for by the owners of the sixty invited cars.
Concours of Elegance 2015 – Awards
The 2015 prize went to the 1903 Mercedes Simplex 60HP of Anke Ruckwarth.
This incredible 112-year-old car is powered by a 9.2-litre four-cylinder engine and capable of nearly 80mph. With only four known to exist today.
Meanwhile, the 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Rennsport owned by Klaus Schildbach won the Spirit of the Tour award, chosen by the organisers as the driver and car pairing that was considered to enter most in to the spirit of the 200-mile Highland Tour that the ran ahead of the Concours.
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder of Jon Shirley was awarded the RAC Spirit of Motoring Award.
An absolutely stunning Jaguar SS1 took home two prizes this year, winning both the RAC Club Trophy and the inaugural Jaguar Trophy. As winner of the RAC Club Trophy the SS1, belonging to Michael and Linda Jewell, will be invited to take part in the main Concours event in 2016.
Two independent panels of judges, which included HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Jaguar director of design Ian Callum and Aston Martin head of design Marek Reichman, were unanimous in their decisions.
Looking ahead to CoE 2016
Thousands of visitors came out to enjoy the exquisite gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, among them were some very special guests, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Sir Jackie Stewart and Dario Franchitti.
Planning for the 2016 is already underway and with Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrated, the event promises to have the biggest and most incredible selection of cars yet at next years Concours of Elegance.