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The Historic Car Event that's for Everyone
The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is much more than just a display of rare historic cars. It's an event where classic car owners can truly be part of the show too.
Nearly all of the cars in the Concours are being driven into the Castle by their owners on the opening day - Friday, September 7. In addition, 60 cars will arrive on the Royal Automobile Club's "Best of British" Tour on Saturday, September 8; and a further 60 cars - one from each year of HM The Queen's reign - are coming as part of the Octane Jubilee Tour on Sunday, September 9.
And if that wasn't enough, numerous Owners' Clubs are planning to bring their top 60 examples too. Everyone from Aston Martin to Bentley, Jaguar to Ferrari will be joining the party with special displays along the Castle's Long Walk.
Debuting at Windsor
Just a few of the "gems" debuting at Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance:
A 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM Spyder (1934 Le Mans Winner) No.9 as driven by Philippe 'Phi Phi' Étancelin and Luigi Chinetti. This car has not been seen in public for 50 years.
It is one of four Alfa 8C's coming, along with a 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider; a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Corto Touring Spider; and a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta. Each of these 8C's is totally unique and unlike each other.
Also debuting at the Concours of Elegance is a 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Corsica: this British coachbuilt car, coming from Germany, was originally black and lived in the UK. The owner, on hearing his car had been accepted for the Windsor Castle Concours, decided to return it to its original black having been white for a number of years.
And last, but by no means least, The Prince of Wales' 1969 Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII will take to the stage. Last seen leaving The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding reception last year, this famous car is one of the rarest and most sought-after Aston Martins; only a handful of these desirable convertibles were ever made.
Pebble Beach Winners
To win at Pebble Beach is a milestone. Once entered, and even won, that car can't be entered for competition again for ten years. The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance has the pick of the crop. Three "Best of Shows" are making the journey:
• 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupé - Best of Show 2006
• 1933 Delage D8S de Villars Roadster - Best of Show 2010
• 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta - Best of Show 2008
• And a sister car to last year's winner, a 1934 Avions Voisin C-25 Aérodyne
Villa d'Este Entrants
Four star cars from the 2012 Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza are coming: 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé; 1968 Ford GT40 MK3; 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta; 1958 Bentley Continental S Type H J Mulliner.
Plus a car owned by this year's winner David Cohen: his 1947 Bristol 400 Pinin Farina Drophead.
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