New 30UNDER30 Concours
This new 30UNDER30 Concours, hosted within the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, is designed specifically for the next generation of motoring enthusiasts. A generation that will face possibly the greatest challenges to the vintage and classic automobile hobby, as vehicle prices soar, and petrol becomes less and less popular. This inclusive event is for anyone, 30 or under, that owns a motorcar from 1900 to 1999 and is created to support and shine a light on the future of our collective, diverse motoring passions. The only stipulation is that the car must be personally owned by the applicant.
The 30UNDER30 Concours will shine the light on 30 cars and owners split over five different classes covering 99 years of the automobile. The classes are as follows: –
- Pioneer Petrolheads (1900 – 1939) – The steed and knock-kneed cart horse were replaced by a new invention, an invention that would captivate the imagination of many, creating possibly the most diverse and fastest developing period of the motorcar.
- Best of British (1940 – 1979) – It does what it says on the tin. From the humble Morris 8, to the stately Rolls Royce Ghost, this class is for all those fans of; cricket, afternoon tea, The Who and warm beer.
- Italian Stallions (1940 – 1979) – Whether it is a Fiat 500, Alfa 1750 GTV or a Maserati Merak they all were designed with style and elegance, engineered with passion, and destined to be driven at ten tenths everywhere. They are the enchanting embodiment of La Dolce Vita.
- French Fancies (1940 – 1979) – As arguably the inventors of the internal combustion engine, the French have produced some extremely charismatic cars. From the go anywhere capabilities of the 2CV and conquering the Paris Dakar rally, to the sweeping elegance of Delahaye, we cannot wait to see motorcars with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
- American Muscle (1940 – 1979) – Let the Bald Eagle’s fly free, the land of the rumbling V8, pickup trucks, muscle cars and the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado tailfins. Hot Rodding, iconic roads, movies, speed and racing, America is, and has always been obsessed by the car. Developing their own unique car culture, that has spread all over the world. Just as their fast food chains, their cars are cheap, fast and utterly moreish.
- Leg Warmers & Spice Girls (1980 – 1999) – The boom and bust of this period of motoring spawned some wild cars, a time when Turbo was so much more than just forced induction. Turbo was plastered on everything from aftershave to kitchen appliances and cars. Hot hatches to boxy design language, Rally cars and plastic bumpers to the rise of Jeremy Clarkson, this period of time is becoming increasingly popular and rightly so, just look at the Fiat Panda 4×4…
If you would like to take part in the inaugural 30 under 30 Concours please send a brief description and image of your car to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry Fee including admission for two people, complimentary catalogue and all day access to the Bridge of Weir Members Enclosure is £75.