McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans 24 Hours Celebration
This year we’re celebrating one of the most astonishing motorsport feats of all time. In 1995 at the Le Mans 24 Hours race, a cavalcade of McLaren F1 GTRs stormed home to finish 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th, in one of the most dominant performances ever. It was made all the more special because the F1 was essentially a road car competing against vehicles that had been designed from the ground-up for endurance racing. We’ll be gathering a selection of these McLarens in the garden in recognition of this extraordinary feat.
1966 Ford vs. Ferrari
Recently dramatised for the silver screen, the epic battle between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 will be retold for visitors of the Concours of Elegance with an all-new display. A gathering of the GT40s that famously took on the Prancing Horse – and won – will line-up alongside the Ferrari racing cars that were beaten, including the 250 LM, 330 P3 and 275 GTB Competizione. One of motorsport’s most famous upsets will be played out with genuine vehicles of the time, allowing guests to experience all the visceral thrills of these out-and-out racers.
The Junior Concours
Even if your junior car enthusiast might not be able to reach the pedals of your full-size Ferrari, they can always have their very own, meticulously detailed pedal car. Arguably it was the Austin A40 – made from scrap metal offcuts at the Longbridge Austin factory – that has become the most iconic pedal car of all, but the Concours of Elegance will gather a collection of miniature Jaguars, Ferraris, Porsches and more. Along with their drivers and the beaming ‘mechanics’ watching on.
The Concours of Elegance is a display of only the rarest and most astonishing cars ever created. But the event always poses the question: “What are the Concours cars of tomorrow?”. The Future Classics class looks to provide the answer with a gathering of the latest, most exclusive limited-edition luxury and performance cars; the models that will one day become the most sought-after additions to any car collection. Guests can see a Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design a Bentley Continental GT No.1 Edition and more.