The 4th annual Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance in association with Chubb Insurance was held 21-23 July 2010 on the lawns of the prestigious Hurlingham Club, situated on the banks of the River Thames in South West London. Part motor event, part social occasion, the Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance has quickly catapulted up the ranks of classic car events in the UK.
Salon Prive Concours 2010 guests were treated to a display of vintage and modern cars and motorcycles, all elegantly displayed on the grounds of the Hurlingham Club. The rarity of many of the motor cars entered in this year’s event further endorses the organiser’s claim to it being the most exclusive Concours d’Elegance in the UK. The event also played host to a collection of premium exhibitors, from specialist super cars to luxury brands such as Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Jaguar, alongside Audemars Piguet watches, Boodles jewelery and Pommery champagne.
“This year’s Salon Privé has been a tremendous success, by any measure, but especially satisfying to us has been the number of returning visitors and exhibitors,” said Salon Prive co-founder David Bagley. “We’ve been determined to grow Salon Privé every year, but without losing the fundamental exclusivity and sense of occasion that makes it so popular, so to be sold out two weeks before the event was incredible. Salon Privé is now a firmly established event in both the motoring and London summer society calendars.”
The 2010 Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance featured seven categories, chosen to ensure a broad range of quality entrants, including one category to celebrate Jaguar’s 75th anniversary. The event is judged each year by a hand-picked panel of experts and enthusiasts, headed by Derek Bell MBE.
Entrants included a collection of pre-war Bugattis including a rare Type 46 Profilee and a special celebration of 75 years of Jaguar which included the company’s 1954 Le Mans shortnose D-Type. The overall ‘Best of Show’ award went to Hugh Taylor’s exceptional 1932 Alfa Romeo Monza and the winner’s plate was presented by Simon Mobey of Chubb Insurance. Last year’s event was won by Clive Beecham’s 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder.
Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2010 Results
Class A – Jaguar: Celebrating 75 Years of the Marque
Jaguar D-Type 1954, Jaguar Heritage Trust
Class B – Bugatti: Pre-War Touring Cars
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux 1935, Allan McNab
Class C – 1970s Superbikes
MV Agusta 750 Sport 1973, David Frier
Class D – Maserati: The Orsi Era
Maserati A6G/54GT 1956, Gordon McCulloch
Class E – Hypercars: 200 mph Pre-2000
McLaren F1 1995, Rowan Atkinson
Class F – Alfa Romeo: Classic Racers Pre-1940
Alfa Romeo Monza 1932, Hugh Taylor (Best of Show)
Class G – Hollywood Era: Big Fins from the 1950s
Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible 1956, Sam Lawrence
Tim Scott of Fluid Images presents the following 120 images from Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2010. To see more images from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
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