Concours of Elegance 2021

Hampton Court Palace

Mitchell Reveall - Business Development Officer

Mitchell Reavell

Business Development Officer

Hampton Court Palace was the venue for this year's Concours of Elegance and what a stunning setting it was for an amazing array of cars. 

It might not have been clear blue skies and 30C sunshine we have seen, on rare occasions, this summer but this did not detract from a fantastic day out.

For petrol heads young and old there was something for everyone - from a vintage 1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (believed to be the most expensive car ever sold!) to a 2005 Ferrari Enzo. Even if cars are not your thing, you could still enjoy a walk around the gardens of Hampton Court Palace and enjoy a glass or two of bubbly.

However, the cars were the main reason for us being there and they certainly did not disappoint. Although my young mind is more interested in the latest cars, I can certainly appreciate a classic or two. The Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage and the DB4 GT Zagato were absolutely stunning examples.

Modern supercars were also well represented with the McLaren F1 GTR 11R, Ferrari F50 and Carrera GT amongst the modern exotica.

One of the main themes of this year's event was Gulf Vs Martini. As such, some of the most iconic race cars to ever bear the distinctive blue, sky blue and red stripes of Martini and the distinctive zenith blue and sharp tangerine orange of Gulf Oil were on show.

Away from the automotive displays, Concours of Elegance remains an occasion of pure luxury. Champagne was provided by Charles Heidsieck, picnics by Fortnum & Mason, live stage interviews were held with Chubb Insurance and hosted by Jodie Kidd, alongside a collection of art, jewellery and fashion displays.

It was a privilege to attend and be in the midst of these amazing cars worth millions of pounds. One day was probably not enough time to appreciate each and every one. This was my first time attending Concourse of Elegance and overall, it was a fantastic day. I cannot wait to return next year.