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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD 2022

30 rare and exotic vehicles from Austin Healey 3000s to Ferrari Daytonas – all owned by women – will join the Levitt Concours, driving their vehicles from the Guards Polo Club to the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for a curated schedule of events

The world of thoroughbred racing cars and top-end collector vehicles is still perceived to be primarily a male pursuit. But the reality is that some of the most voracious automotive thrill seekers and knowledgeable car collectors in the world are – and have always been – women. For our tenth anniversary edition, the Concours of Elegance is introducing an entirely new feature designed to shine a light on these women and their vehicles. To our minds, it could only be named after one person: Dorothy Levitt.

On Saturday 3rd September, a group of 30 rare and exotic vehicles from Austin Healey 3000s to Ferrari Daytonas – all owned by women – will join the Levitt Concours, driving their vehicles into the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for a curated schedule of events.

Organised by women, and designed for women, the Levitt Concours will also be judged by a panel of modern day racers, style icons and national editors.

The new Levitt Concours honours a woman recognised as the first English female racing driver. A woman who set the ladies world land speed record, the first water speed record, who taught Queen Alexandra and the Royal Princesses to drive and a woman who – in 1905 – drove a De Dion Bouton from London to Liverpool and back over two days. That’s at a time when tarmacked roads barely existed and less than 10,000 cars were on UK roads. She was a true pioneer, and was dubbed the ‘Fastest Girl on Earth’.

The Levitt Concours is a one-day driving tour from the Guards Polo Club on the banks of the Thames, to the gardens of Hampton Court Palace and the Concours of Elegance. Included will be a series of events including the Charles Heidsieck Champagne Reception, a Fortnum & Mason picnic lunch and prize giving.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a brief description and history of the car, along with an image, for consideration by the curators.
A maximum of 30 cars will be selected which must be privately owned and not for sale. Please send your submission to Chrissy@thoroughevents.co.uk

 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Entry to the Levitt Concours costs £250 per car.

The cost of entry includes:

Driving tour from the Guards Polo Club to Hampton Court Palace

All-day entry to the Concours of Elegance

A Concours of Elegance Official Catalogue

Fortnum & Mason three-course picnic for two

Charles Heidsieck Champagne Reception

Gift set