On Friday the 2nd of September we were kindly invited by Azur to attend the Concours of Elegance event at Windsor Castle. The most exceptional cars from all over the world, ranging from classic cars to high performance/ luxury cars were there for the fifth year running and this year was a very special one, celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.
There were over 60 showcars parked in the castle’s quadrangle and outside the Quadrangle another 1000 or so cars were parked, representing some of the finest of the UK’s car clubs.
Ahead of the UK Concours of Elegance 2016, a selection of Concours of Elegance cars, led by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, embarked on a 300-mile driving tour ahead of the Windsor Castle event. They endured the best driving roads and backdrops — from the Cotswolds to the Brecon Beacons.
This year was a very successful turn out with over 12,500 visitors that attended the event . Best of Show at the Concours went to a 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia, which is proudly owned by Peter and Merle Mullin. This award is picked not by judges but voted on by all 60 entrants.
A key objective of the annual Concours of Elegance is to raise significant sums for charity. This years charities were The Queen’s Choral Foundation, The Household Cavalry Foundation and Springfield Youth Club Hackney. With this year’s donations of almost £200,000 the Concours of Elegance has now raised more than £1m for charity. I am sure you will agree that this is quite an achievement!