5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
HAGERTY’S FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL, 22 JULY
No longer a peripheral event
Previously held adjacent to Silverstone during the Classic, Hagerty Insurance’s ‘Concours de la Ordinaire’ has evolved and now has its own date and a new location at Stowe House.
What’s it all about then?
On the surface, the Festival seems rather silly – mundane classics in a concours setting. But it makes a serious point about the dwindling nature of much-loved cars that featured prominently in all lives, and prompts nostalgia you won’t feel about a Delahaye at Chantilly.
As per Chantilly’s ‘Arts et Elegance’ theme, concours points are awarded for dressing according to the car. Also, the ‘Feast of the Unexceptional’ is a period-themed bring-yourown picnic involving Battenberg cake, Curly Wurlys and Babycham.
The audience decides
Alongside the judges’ decisions regarding the winner of the much-coveted Unexceptional Award, there’s also a People’s Choice where you can exercise those pangs of nostalgia.
How much is it?
Nothing. It’s free! If you’re arriving in a pre-1990 car yourself you can reserve your forwardparking on the lawns of Stowe House at hagertyinsurance.co.uk