Concours of Elegance 2020

September 06, 2020
Concours of Elegance Hampton Court 2020

While many events this year had to be cancelled, The Concours of Elegance 2020 at Hampton Court Palace, thankfully went ahead. Reduced visitor numbers and plenty of space around the cars helped with the social distancing. This year they celebrated 70 years of F1 World Championship with a collection of racing cars from the decades.

1967 Ferrari 312 F1 at Concours of Elegance Hampton Court 2020
GT40 behind gate
Sensible social distancing around the cars
vintage land rover
Worlds first production Land Rover

David Gandy’s simply stunning Jaguar XK120. Restored by Jaguar Classics with beautiful leather by Bridge of Weir Leather. I think was my personal ‘best of show’ …I’m sure the judges would have agreed if it was entered!!

Jaguar XK120
David Gandy’s stunning Jaguar XK120
Jaguar XK120
refection in jaguar xk120
Best of Show reflected in my personal favourite from the show

Another celebration at Concours of Elegance 2020 was the great sports car rivalry between Ford and Ferrari. Born from a contract fallout between Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford. The all conjuring Ferrari 330 P4 had finally met their match with the Ford GT40.

Ferrari and Ford head to head once again…

LBH 416, chassis 1007 was one of 10 chassis built for the 1965 season. It was then delivered to Ford France in this striking French national colours livery.

Michael Birch in his 1965 Ford GT40 leads the way
Ford GT40 LBH 416C
Ford GT40 in front of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court is such a fantastic setting and sets the cars off so well. The gravel paths leading down to Fountain Pond are perfect. The light coming through the tree lined paths changes throughout the day highlights different parts of the cars. Everybody enjoyed coming out for a stroll… even the Palace priest in his lunch break!!

priest walking car show
Cardinal Red
Concours of Elegance Hampton Court 2020
1 working, 2 watching
Concours of Elegance Hampton Court 2020
I love gnarly old paintwork

Three days of lovely weather and beautiful cars was over for another year. Time to drop the hood and drive out through the grounds of Hampton Court.

OGP 983Y 1958 BMW 507
OGP 983Y – 1958 BMW 507
Le Mans Old and New… ish
Porsche 917 makes its Grand Depart

It never ceases to amaze me the variety of stunning cars that are on show at this event each year. See you again in 2021

By Skelly

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