Gerry Judah was first commissioned to produce a Festival of Speed central feature in 1997, when Ferrari took the role of central feature marque. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most eye-catching and iconic aspects of the event. At its heart, it is a celebration of automotive design, fuelled by motoring heritage and Judah’s creativity.
2016 celebrated the centenary of BMW. With beautiful form, the central feature of this years Festival of Speed displayed 3 cars that showcase BMWs heritage, the Mille Miglia roadster, the 1999 Le Mans Winning BMW V12 LMR, and the Brabham BMW BT52 F1 Car. All fabricated and installed by Littlehampton Welding.
Salon Privé, the Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance, took place from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rdSeptember at Blenheim Palace and attracted over 12,000 visitors to the world-renowned event. “It is without question our greatest event in our short 11-year history and we were delighted with the unanimous response from guests, exhibitors and sponsors alike,” said Andrew Bagley, Managing Director.
With over 200 display cars across the three-day event, spanning 76 different marques, the jaw-dropping 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa (above) took the Best of Show crown at the prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, meanwhile in the modern-day concours the Pagani Zonda 760RS (below) drove away with the overall winning silverware for the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition. Read more »
What a glorious day, event and people and a big favourite of ours. Here are our top 10 cars from the 2016 Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, that was held Windsor Castle between 2nd and 4th September 2016. Our postcard from this great day out will follow in the coming days…
1. 1937 Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia
Gerry Judah was first commissioned to produce a Festival of Speed central feature in 1997, when Ferrari took the role of central feature marque. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most eye-catching and iconic aspects of the event. At its heart, it is a celebration of automotive design, fuelled by motoring heritage and Judah’s creativity. Judah has a diverse CV. He has been commissioned by rock bands for their energetic stage shows, but at the other end of the spectrum he has created sculptures for celebrated museums, such as a piece for the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Exhibition in 2000. His range gives the Central Feature a renewed energy each year, as car manufacturers take turns to partner with him and create a truly memorable sculpture. This short video (below) charts the history of FoS’s centrepiece, from its early days as a display of some the world’s greatest cars, to the modern day sculptures that wow the 200,000-strong crowd every summer. What’s in store for 2017 I wonder?
Here is just a small selection of the 100’s of photos that we took at the wonderful 2016 Salon Privé, held at the magnificent Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Winston Churchill. Hope you like the photos. All our photos are on our Facebook album, and you can read our postcards from this years event and previous years here. We hope you enjoy, and let us now your favourite. Read more »