This year’s Salon Privé attracted a record number of entries to the grounds of the elegant Blenheim Palace on 22-26 September for the prestigious Concours d’Élégance. It was the first automotive event in the world to use the Liber app, which has been developed for major event organisers to ensure that everyone who attended was COVID-19 free before they entered and could be contacted if necessary afterwards.
The week got under way with a new VIP Media Day on 22 September with some supercar brands choosing Salon Privé to unveil their latest models. Bentley hosted a trio of global premieres courtesy of its in-house bespoke and personal commissioning division – Bentley Mulliner, while Italian styling house Touring Superleggera exhibited its striking Aero3. Danish hypercar manufacturer Zenvo showed its 1177bhp TSRS-1, and the eye-catching 1100kg, 1100bhp Engler Superquad was on display. European debuts covered a wide variety of performance cars, including the TDF1 from British brand Tour-de-Force, the all-electric Aspark Owl hypercar, and the remarkable PAL-V flying car.
Photo Oliver Flower
The Concours d’Élégance presented by AXA dominated proceedings on Wednesday and attracted a record number of entries. An ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Zagato that was raced in period by Tazio Nuvolari claimed the coveted Best of Show Award, while Class Winners included a 1988 Porsche 962 and a 1974 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT12 in the new Milestones of Endurance Racing Classes.