Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance at Salon Prive

Salon Prive 2013 4th to 6th September/Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance Wednesday 4th SeptemberThis years Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance at Salon Priv, with an unrivalled line-up of 11 classes featuring nearly 100 entries and the most prestigious judging panel in the events history, is set to be the biggest and best yet at the UKs premier boutique luxury motoring event.A small selection of interesting entries is listed below:1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost (Graceful Pre-War Motoring)One of the best of the very few that remain, the chassis for this car was originally completed in August 1926 and fitted originally with a Pickwick saloon before being changed by the Rolls-Royce factory to the Playboy Roadster it is today in 1932.1932 Aston Martin Le Mans (100 years of Aston Martin)LM9 stormed to victory in its class during its return visit to Le Mans in 1933, coming fifth overall and second in the Rudge Cup.  A Concours dElgance debut, this is LM9s first public appearance in many years.1933 Alfa Romeo 8C (Wind In Your Hair)Built to Le Mans specification with lungo chassis and body, a near original example with no major replacement components, this 8C was imported into the UK from Italy in 1937 by Thomson & Taylor, the British Alfa Romeo agents.1936 Mercedes-Benz 540k (Graceful Pre-War Motoring)One of the most significant Mercedes-Benz autos ever built, this Sport Cabriolet A is presented in an extremely rare configuration.  The exceptionally low windshield and set back radiator give the body a very sporty stance with the twin rear spares adding a European flair, particularly when compared to a conventional Cabriolet A body configuration. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (Little Saloons the Birth of the Berlinetta)Steve McQueen took delivery of this car new in 1963, sealing this 250 GT Lussos place as a superstar forever.  It has featured in the Matt Stone book McQueens Machines, taken part in the Ferrari tribute Mille Miglia and won the 2010 Ferrari Owners Club National Concours.  Restored to exacting standards in 1997, this is a must-see of Salon Priv 2013.1964 AC Shelby Cobra 289 (Wind In Your Hair)This AC Cobra makes its Concours debut at Salon Priv, in private hands since new, with just one owner between 1965 and 2011, it is one of only 45 leaf spring 289 models ever produced.  Meticulously restored in the 1980s by Autokraft of Brooklands, this model boasts the original AC Cars sales leaflet and green UK logbook from 1964.1924 Peters Aurora (One-offs and Oddball Motorcycles)Possibly the only example of its kind, this 1924 Aurora by Peters Motorcycles is entered by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.  Described as unusual, imaginative, rare and obscure, it is a must-see of the motorcycle classes.The Concours dElegance judging day is preceded by the Chubb Insurance Tour dElegance on Tuesday 3rd September.  A selection of cars with a combined value of some 22 million will embark on a 30-mile ride from the Royal Automobile Clubs Woodcote Park, via a lunch-stop and free-to-view public parade at Mercedes-Benz World from 12.30pm, before arriving at Syon Park that evening, ahead of the opening of Salon Prive the following day. CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS DELEGANCE JUDGING DAY TIMETABLE:Wednesday 4th September 2013

10:00am Event Opens

11:00am Chubb Insurance Concours dElegance Parade

11:15pm Royal College of Art Designers Forum

12.00pm Pommery Champagne Reception

12:30pm Two-Course BBQ Lobster Luncheon

1:30pm Judging of Historic Cars and Motorcycles

2:15pm Porsche Club Great Britain Owners Club Parade

3:30pm Lime Avenue Car Park Award

4:00pm English Afternoon Tea

5:00pm Awards Presentation

5.30pm Winners Lap of Honour

5:45pm Best of Show Announcement and Presentation

6:00pm Doors Close

An all-new feature for the Wednesday at Salon Prive is the Royal College of Art Concours of the Future design exhibition, which sees a group of talented undergraduates from the RCAs Vehicle Design programme tasked to revisit some historic Concours-winning cars and re-design these icons for the modern world, and beyond.  This fascinating new work will be revealed for the first time at Salon Priv on 4th September.Salon Prive 2013 has more than ever to offer, with the Chubb Insurance Concours dElgance (Wednesday), Boodles Ladies Day (Thursday), The Royal College of Art Concours of the Future design exhibition (Thursday), Audemars Piguet British Super Car Day (Friday), EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fair (every day), Luxury Retail Village (every day) and much more open to all guests from the 4th 6th September at Syon Park.Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205.  Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.