The Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2013 was held 4–6 September at the 200-acre Syon Park in London. More than 5,000 people enjoyed the selection of 100 cars and bikes on display at the eighth annual event, held over three warm and sunny days in West London.
The 2013 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance at Salon Prive featured everything from 100 years of Aston Martin and 50 years of Porsche and Lamborghini to the Beauty of Streamlining, Birth of the Berlinetta and the Cars of Pininfarina among the eleven classes of automobiles and motorcycles displayed and paraded on the grounds of Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland.
Notable and interesting entrants at the 2013 Salon Prive included the original and never restored 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial; 1927 Bugatti Type 38 Coupe Fiacre; 1935 SS Airline Coupe; 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Nuvolari Spider; 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR; 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540k Sport Cabriolet A; 1972 Lamborghini Miura 400 SV; 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competition; 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C Le Mans; 1995 McLaren F1 GTR; ex-Anders Josephson Racing 1964 Porsche 901 chassis 300147; 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Inter; 1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupe; 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and 1956 Jaguar D-Type; among others.
Pebble Beach Concours Chairman and Salon Prive guest judge, Sandra Button, said, “I have been extremely impressed by the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégnce at Salon Privé. The standard of the car entries and knowledge and enthusiasm of the esteemed panel of judges here in London has been truly exceptional.”
Best of Show at the 2013 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance at Salon Prive was awarded to the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider entered by Sarah Allen. The People’s Choice Award also went to the 1933 Jaguar SS1 Tourer.
In addition to the Concours, a collection of 50 entrants from 1928 to the present day embarked on the 30-mile Chubb Insurance Tour from the Royal Automobile Club at Woodcote Park, taking in Mercedes-Benz World, the historic Brooklands circuit and museum, Hampton Court and Bushy Park before arriving at Syon Park.
Salon Privé managing director, Andrew Bagley, said, “This has been an absolutely outstanding Salon Privé. The quality of entrants to the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance has been unbelievable, it seems impossible for it to improve year-on-year, but it does. And it’s a good job, because our judging panel, selected internationally from the world’s most renowned automotive experts and commentators, is also becoming keener and tougher every year.”
Similar to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 events, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2013 Salon Prive Concours. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and full list of award winners can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.