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Concours of Elegance 2015
04/09/2015 @ 8:00 am - 06/09/2015 @ 5:00 pm
The Concours of Elegance 2015 will be held from 4th to 6th September 2015 at the exceptional Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
The Concours of Elegance remains unique in the UK as the only automotive event to be held at a Royal venue each year
With the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the 2015 Concours of Elegance will be held at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 4th to 6th September, with an exclusive driving tour of Scotland for Concours participants due to run ahead of the Scottish event from 2nd to 3rd September.
Watch highlights from some of the Concours of Elegance events over the past few years in this video.
What to expect at the Concours of Elegance 2015
60 of the rarest cars from around the world, many never seen before in the UK, will grace the spectacular grounds of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse. These 60 cars will be joined by displays of hundreds of other fine motor cars from the most prestigious automobile manufacturers and car clubs in the UK, with the latter competing for the highly prized Club Trophy with a special selection of Jaguars competing for the Jaguar Trophy.
The annual Concours of Elegance differs from a traditional concours event in that if a car has been invited to participate in the Concours event, then it is already a winner. Each vehicle owner gets the chance to vote on the other Concours car that he or she considers to be the most elegant.
Immediately ahead of the 2015 Concours of Elegance (2nd -3rd September 2015) an exclusive driving tour of Scotland will be offered to entrants, culminating at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, including a drive along the world-renowned Royal Mile.
Buying Tickets for the event
The 2015 Concours of Elegance at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be open to the public on Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September, with entry tickets and hospitality available to purchase strictly in advance.
Advance tickets are available to purchase from the Concours of Elegance website
Classic cars confirmed for concours of elegance 2015 – 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Concours of Elegance has confirmed the world-beating line-up of cars, including an original 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh car.
This car is one of six Rolls-Royce cars in the main Concours event. This particular model was inspired by the Silver Ghost’s famous return journey from London to Edinburgh in top gear. During the trip, the Silver Ghost covered around 1600 miles using only its top gear, carrying four passengers and luggage and achieving 24.3mpg.
It was this feat that helped cement a reputation for the Silver Ghost (and Rolls Royce) as ‘the best car in the world.’ Carphile article: Rolls Royce History
1949 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport
This 1949 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport is a one-off from by coachbuilders, Franay.
The company only produced bodywork for three T26 Grand Sports, with the remaining two being coupés. Each uses a chassis developed from a Le Mans-winning racing car and a 190bhp 4.5-litre six-cylinder engine.
Innes Ireland Ferrari 250 GTO
This stunning pale green Ferrari 250 GTO on show at the Concours is the very car driven by Innes Ireland straight from Maranello to Goodwood for the International Easter Monday race in 1962.
It’s also the same car that won the Tourist Trophy in 1962 and competed at the Le Mans 24 Hour race.
1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale
Ferrari fans will also be able to see a Ferrari 212 Export Vignale making its worldwide Concours debut after an extensive 14-month restoration.
The 1951 car was personally driven by Enzo Ferrari to its first owner in Italy, powered by a race-prepared 2.5-litre V12 engine and boasting a berlinetta body styled by Vignale.
Some more recent supercar royalty will also be in attendance, including two Lamborghini super car greats, the Miura S and Countach 5000S, along with an extremely rare BMW M1 and Lancia Stratos HF Stradale. The Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso is the most recent car in the Concours, making its UK debut at the Concours of Elegance 2015 event.
Other highlights outside of the main Concours of sixty cars, includes the world’s largest gathering of Ecurie Ecosse cars, including the Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-type and a 1923 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia, one of 200 built and even rarer today with only around 19 known still in existence.
The final Concours of Elegance car list in full
1902 Arrol-Johnston Dogcart
1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex
1904 Fiat 60HP
1905 Star Gordon Bennett Racer
1905 Rolls-Royce 15HP
1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker Roi des Belges Tourer
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Grosvenor London to Edinburgh
1912 Lorraine Dietrich ‘Vieux Charles III’
1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker & Co Torpedo Tourer ‘Ermintrude’
1922 Delage CO2 4½ Litre Dual-Cowl Tourer
1923 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Lavocat et Marsaud
1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE Velox Tourer
1927 Mercedes-Benz S Rennsport Chassis No. 1
1927 Bentley 6½ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer
1930 Mercedes SS Tourer 7.1 Litre
1931 Invicta 4 Litre Vanden Plas Low Chassis S-Type ex-George Milligen
1931 Bentley 8 Litre ex-Forrest Lycett
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Short Chassis Zagato Spider
1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Convertible Sedan
1933 Hispano-Suiza J12/68 Vanvooren 3 Position Cabriolet Picasso Car
1933 MGK3 Magnette Supercharged Roadster
1935 Squire 1500 Ranelagh Tourer
1936 Delage D60-70 Milord Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren 2-seater Drophead Coupé
1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer
1937 Jaguar SS100
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Two-Seater Drophead Coupé
1938 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupé
1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet ‘World’s Fair Car’
1949 Talbot Lago Type 26 Gran Sport Franay
1951 Ferrari 212 Vignale Export
1951 Tojeiro Sport
1953 Jaguar C-Type
1956 Maserati A6G Zagato Berlinetta
1956 Jaguar D-Type Long Nose Ecurie Ecosse
1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France Scaglietti Berlinetta
1958 Bentley S1 Continental DHC
1959 Tojeiro-Jaguar Sports-Racing Prototype Ex-Jim Clark Ecurie Ecosse
1960 Bentley S2 Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato 2VEV
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Ex-Innes Ireland
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupé Aerodinamico
1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé
1964 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight, Ex-Briggs Cunningham
1963 Fiat Ghia Spider G230 Prototipo
1963 ATS 2500 GTS Allemano Coupé
1965 Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra LOV1
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale
1967 Ferrari NART Spyder
1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young Touring Limousine
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
1970 Lamborghini Miura S
1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1979 BMW M1
1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S
1987 Ferrari F40 Pininfarina GT Prototype
2015 Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso