Multi-million-pound classic convoy to descend on Syon Park


A £20million cavalcade of 50 spectacular classics that will be appearing at Salon Privé next week will drive in convoy to the venue on Tuesday (3 September) and enthusiasts can see them for free.

The 30-mile Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance kicks off at the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Park in Epsom and will travel via Mercedes-Benz World – where they will lap the test track – and Brooklands Museum before heading on to Syon Park in Brentford.

As well as trying to catch the participants en route, spectators are invited to see all the cars at M-B World from 12.30pm to 2pm.

On the tour wlll be several of the prestigious councours' star cars including 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Nuvolari Spider, 1973 Porsche 911 RS M471 'Lightweight', 1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupé and wonderfully patinated 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial. A full list of the cars taking part is at the bottom of this story.

There are several major changes to Salon Privé this year including public displays by Porsche Club GB, the Ferrari Owners' Club and Pistonheads.

The biggest innovation, however, is that for the first time the event has two entry packages, offering a reduced cost afternoon-only option. The full hospitality package includes two-course lobster BBQ luncheon, Pommery Champagne, complimentary bar, English afternoon tea, souvenir guide, parking and access all areas, yet for £75 visitors who arrive after 2.30pm can get precisely the same but minus the luncheon.

Here are some links for other Salon Privé news:

Huge line-up of classics for Salon Privé

Big plans for Salon Privé

Unique Riley heads early entries for Salon Privé

For further information or to buy tickets click here or call the ticket hotline on 08081 002205. 

Cars taking part in the Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance 

1             1949 Bristol 400 Farina 
2             1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupé       
3             1954 Bentley R Type Continental              
4             1999 Lamborghini Diable SV Roadster   
5             1954 Bentley R-type Continental              
6             1985 Ferrari 288 GTO    
7             1949 Jaguar XK120         
8             1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
9             1984 Aston Martin TBC 
10           1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible         
11           1963 Ferrari 250 GT/Lusso           
12            2001 Aston Martin DB7
13           1928 Bentley 4.5l Le Mans           
14           1976 Ferrari 308 GTB     
15           1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Nuvolari Spider   
16           1994 Porsche 993 RS       
17           1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso            
18           1948 Ferrari 166 Scaglietti            
19           1975 Lamborghini LP400 Countach         
20           1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial             
21           1967 Jaguar E-Type Roadster     
22           1974 Lamborghini Espada           
23           1973 Porsche 911RS M471             
24           1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider    
25           1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe           
26           1949 Jaguar XK120         
27           1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkIII               
28           1998 Aston Martin Vantage Volante        
29           1972 Ferrari 365 Daytona Group                
30           1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta               
31           1968 Porsche 911 SWB   
32           1959 Ferrari 250 GTE     
33           1952 Ferrari 212/225 Inter  
34           Jaguar E-Type Semi Lightweight             
35           Jaguar C-Type  
36           Ferrari F40         
37           Mustang GT Fastback    
38          1968 Jaguar MkII            
39           Porsche 356 Speedster  
40           Chrysler New Yorker Convertible              
41          1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 
42           Pagani Huayra 
43          1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pick-up
44          1963 Mercedes-Benz       230SL
45           Mercedes-Benz 420 SL  
46           Spyker C8 Aileron           
47           Bugatti Brescia
48          1959 Jaguar XK150         


Chris Martin

Given the route they are planning why not get them to stop by at C&SC HQ on the way? Time for a quick game of key-swapping in the car park surely!


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