Postcard from St. James’s Concours of Elegance 2013

If you missed this event, then you really did miss out.  For the very reasonable sum of £35 (Adult) and £12.50 (child) you could have seen some of the beautiful, we’d say exquisite cars at the St James’s Concours of Elegance.

UK-CON~1Having left Salon Privé on the Friday, we attended  St James’s Concours of Elegance on the Saturday.  Checking out our Twitter feed we noticed that Tom Callow (ex. Autosport Journalist) had questioned those people tweeting that Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance was as good as St James’s Concours of Elegance.  I’d have to agree that of both events, Salon Privé is more exclusive and less crowded, but the rarity of cars we’ve seen at St James’s Concours of Elegance and last years Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is unsurpassed in the UK by any other classic car show.

We arrived early at Marlborough House Gardens at 9am and there were a selection of classic cars outside the gardens, that everyone could view.   There were well in excess of 100 cars, maybe as many as 200 lined up outside the venue and down The Mall.  Some of those cars that caught out attention included:

The Pagani Huayra that had won an award the previous day at Salon Privé for “Most Stylish Hypercar“.

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We also saw a friends unique purple (yes purple) Ferrari Daytona, the lovely Lancia Appia GTE Zagato (below) that was sold by Silverstone Auctions earlier in the year at Race Retro and many Lamborghini’s, E-Types and Ferrari’s.

Lancia Appia GTE Zagato

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Other cars…

Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota

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 Lamborghini Muira St James's Concours of Elegance 2013 (110)


 Aston Martin DB5

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Lamborghini 400 GT

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Unfortunately the weather was not playing its part and it was raining ever so slightly, which meant that all the concours cars had canopies over them, as you may see from some of the pictures.

The cars on display were certainly rare cars and we had not seen many of them before. Many cars we’d define more as works of art and their beauty was astounding.  Look at some of the cars here that stood out for us, have you ever seen such beauty? Have you even ever heard of these cars before?

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