5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

HAGERTY’S FES­TI­VAL OF THE UNEX­CEP­TIONAL, 22 JULY

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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.

There’s more...

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

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