pic of Voisin C-27 Aerosport classic car

20.04.22 Liveryman Christopher Tate

Smarten up – it’s nearly Concours time

It’s time to start planning your summer party outfits and polishing your classic car.

Coachmakers and the classic summer car Concours d’Elegance have built up a lovely tradition over recent years, and this is your advance notice that our friends at Thorough Events, organisers of two of the world’s leading classic car concours, are again offering us some wonderful opportunities to join in.

The first is a display of the world’s finest cars at the London Concours event, held in the elegant grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of the City of London on 28th-30th June.

We are able to enjoy a 2-for-1 ticket offer via a special booking code – LC22CM. Just visit the online ticket office, enter the code for your ticket purchase for any or all of the three days.

Note: It is also F1 Grand Prix week, as that event is already fully sold out, come and enjoy the rather more restrained style of this highly enjoyable London event.

Looking further into the summer, we then come on the first weekend in September to the same company’s very different event in the fascinating setting of Hampton Court. And here, your Livery Committee has again secured the possibility of entering up to 10 Coachmakers’ cars into our own corner of the Concours line-up on Sunday 4th September.

As the photograph shows, this event combines history, style, classic cars, quality food and retail and many hundreds of friends – it really is a don’t miss event.

Early applications to be considered for the Coachmakers’ display should go to Liveryman Christopher Tate at christophertate100@gmail.com

This year, we hope to arrange a later Sunday morning arrival slot set up, which would permit us all something of a ‘Coachmakers Team Driving Route’ from an earlier Champagne breakfast location – those private tour details are as yet TBC, but the Concours invitation is open now – so, if you have a rare and beautiful car, ideally a coach-built car, please apply soon.

Further details on both events can be found on the respective websites – the September Hampton Court is at https://concoursofelegance.co.uk/ As per the HAC event in June, there will be a discount for general admission tickets as well as the very high quality hospitality packages and there will be a special code for Coachmakers to use which will be announced nearer the date.