THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE COMMENCES

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THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE COMMENCES
4 September, 2014

8 KING HENRIES

7 FAMOUS FERRARIS

6 QUEEN CONSORT WIVES

5 BEAUTIFUL BENTLEYS

4 BLACK & BLUE BUGATTIS

3 AMAZING ASTON MARTINS

2 RAVISHING ROLLS-ROYCES

1 MONTE CARLO RALLY WINNER

THE COUNTDOWN TO

THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE COMMENCES

  • Just one day to go until the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace commences (5-7 September)
  • All 60 rare and exceptional Concours cars now revealed
  • These 60 Concours cars to be joined hundreds of fine automobiles from the UK’s leading car clubs, prestigious car companies and classic car tours
  • Concours of Elegance visitors also able to enjoy the many attractions of Hampton Court Palace, its extensive grounds, and the fascinating history of King Henry VI and his six wives

This weekend, the third international Concours of Elegance – taking place at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September 2014) – will be an unforgettable, live lesson in motoring history, as well as the British Royal family.

The story of the motor car will be dramatically told at Hampton Court Palace this weekend through each of the 60 cars carefully selected for the 2014 Concours of Elegance (full car list attached).

From the pioneering days of the horseless carriage in the late 19th Century with the ultra-rare 1896 Lutzmann, right through to the very latest state-of-the-art 200 mph+ LaFerrari supercar, the 60 exceptional Concours cars – ranging from Alfa Romeo to Zagato; many of them never seen before in this country – will grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace.

These 60 cars will be joined by over 500 other fine automobiles from the UK’s leading car clubs and organised classic car tours, all displayed within the majestic setting of the Hampton Court Palace grounds, with many more classic cars to be found in a dedicated pre-1975 ‘tax exempt’ parking area.

The annual Concours of Elegance remains unique in being the UK’s only automotive event to enjoy an authentic and spectacular Royal Palace as its backdrop.

The Concours admission ticket includes free access to the many attractions at Hampton Court Palace (normal adult entry price is £18.20), including the spectacular gardens the gardens and famous maze.

As well as admiring hundreds of the world’s finest cars, Concours visitors will be able to walk through almost 500 years of history, including the State Apartment, The Great Hall, Henry VII’s Kitchen, the dedicated Chocolate Kitchen, Henry’s crown, and so much more, whilst chanting the rhyme;

King Henry the Eighth,

to six wives he was wedded.

One died, one survived,

two divorced, two beheaded.

The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be open to the public on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September, with adult entry tickets and hospitality, available to purchase in advance from £25 per person, per day, including access into Hampton Court Palace and its extensive grounds. A few tickets remain available for this weekend’s Concours, offered on a first come; first served basis.