Lon­don Con­course of El­e­gance | AU­TO­MO­BILES

An Au­to­mo­tive Gar­den Party in the heart of Lon­don

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The cars will gather in a five-acre oa­sis of green within the Honourable Ar­tillery Com­pany grounds, in­for­mally known as the ‘world’s sec­ond most valu­able cricket pitch’. Just a stone’s throw from Bank, the Bar­bican and Lon­don icons like The Gherkin, Lon­don Con­cours is a unique des­ti­na­tion for car en­thu­si­asts. A num­ber of ul­tra-rare ve­hi­cles have al­ready been con­firmed to at­tend, in­clud­ing the Fer­rari F50; a flag­ship of the Fer­rari range in the ‘90s, with a 0-62mph time of 3.9 sec­onds and a top speed of 203mph. Nearly 20 years af­ter the F50, in 2012, came an­other V12-pow­ered Ital­ian road car: the Pa­gani Huayra. This wild 230mph su­per­car, fea­tur­ing ac­tive aero­dy­nam­ics and a light­weight car­bon fi­bre body, will also be on the Lon­don Con­cours lawn from 7-8 June.

But this cel­e­bra­tion of speed isn’t just about the lat­est 200mph-plus su­per­cars. The 1950s Mer­cedes 300SL ‘Gull­wing’ will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance, as the fastest road car of its day, along­side the one-time land speed record-hold­ing 1911 Fiat S76, in­for­mally known as ‘The Beast of Turin’. This 28.5-litre be­he­moth is ca­pa­ble of 135mph – not bad for a car over a cen­tury old.

The cars will be the fo­cal point of the event, but Lon­don Con­cours is also a des­ti­na­tion for lux­ury, fea­tur­ing high-end food, cham­pagne, watches and art. A unique ‘In­vest­ment Con­fer­ence’ will be held on the morn­ing of the Lon­don Con­cours, hosted by ex­perts from renowned clas­sic car spe­cial­ists, JD Clas­sics. The team will lead a dis­cus­sion on his­toric ve­hi­cles as a uniquely en­joy­able in­vest­ment, and the fastest ap­pre­ci­at­ing as­set class of the last 10 years.*

An­drew Evans, Lon­don Con­cours Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, said: “We’ll have a line-up of ve­hi­cles at the Lon­don Con­cours span­ning 120 years, but there’s a com­mon theme among them: the de­sire to go faster. This col­lec­tion of ve­hi­cles sits at the heart of the event, but with our unique JD Clas­sics ‘In­vest­ment Con­fer­ence’ and dis­plays from a num­ber of our lux­ury part­ners like Strat­stone and Ni­cholas Mee, the Lon­don Con­cours with be­come a real des­ti­na­tion for the lo­cal City res­i­dents and work­ers.”

The Lon­don Con­cours 2018, hosted at the Honourable Ar­tillery Com­pany from 7-8 June, will be an out-and-out cel­e­bra­tion of speed. Tick­ets are now on sale for the event, which will bring to­gether a spe­cially cu­rated se­lec­tion of more than 80 of the quick­est cars ever cre­ated, from early 20th Cen­tury rac­ers to mod­ern hy­per­cars.

Tick­ets to the Lon­don Con­cours are avail­able from lon­don­con­cours.co.uk, with a full day adult ad­mis­sion ticket cost­ing £35, and con­ces­sions from £18.

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