Salon Privé in it’s 11th year took place in the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for the second consecutive year. Claimed as one of the best and most exclusive garden parties in the UK, it certainly is exclusive if you want to get into the Concours event itself, with half day or full day tickets costing hundreds of pounds. But what’s been great is that in the last few years they’ve opened part of the event to all, with supercars aplenty. This year visitors to Blenheim Palace could see all the supercars in the walkway up to the event, and in the Blenheim Palace courtyard they held their Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition.
The two main winning cars from this competition were:
Pirelli’s Best of Show
2016 Pagani Zonda 760S
Pirelli’s People Choice
2016 Ferrari F12 TDF
For all the winning cars you can see those here.
We spent the morning checking out all the cars at the Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition, cars in the parking area, the cars on sale with Silverstone Auctions and then the cars on show leading up to the exclusive Salon Privé event itself. Some of our favourite cars feature in our gallery below:
From 2pm we were allowed access to the exclusive paying guests only part of Salon Privé, but regrettably the English weather had decided at this time to turn very very wet. We ploughed on, as we tough Brits do, and it was wonderful to see sure beautiful cars on display. Some of our favourites on display were:
Best of show winner was the beautiful 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa (below).
Salon Privé is without doubt a wonderful event, and one I’d recommend any car fan, art lover, aficionado of beautiful things visit and above all it’s a wonderful day out. It has firmly been in our top 5 UK shows to attend for some years, and this years event was as good as ever. We cannot wait for next year.