• The Concours of Elegance, recently named ‘Motoring Spectacle of the Year’, has announced Chubb as its new Official Insurance Partner
  • Chubb’s reputation for service excellence, including its cover of valuable vehicle collections, makes it the perfect partner for Concours of Elegance
  • Attracting the world’s greatest car collectors, and displaying the finest cars, Concours of Elegance returns to Hampton Court Palace from 4th-6th September 2020
  • Tickets are on sale now

The Concours of Elegance will be returning to Hampton Court Palace from 4th-6th September 2020 with a brand new Official Insurance Partner: Chubb Insurance. The partnership between the UK’s finest concours d’elegance event and one of the world’s most exceptional insurance specialists is all the more fitting because of Chubb’s extensive experience in insuring high value vehicle collections and fine historic vehicles, exactly like those on display at the Concours.

Now in its ninth year, the Concours of Elegance has quickly become one of the most acclaimed concours events on the global calendar, welcoming some of the biggest names in the classic car industry and the most eminent collectors from around the world. Concours of Elegance has recently received a slew of major global awards, including the title of Motoring Spectacle of the Year from the Royal Automobile Club. The addition of Chubb as Official Insurance Partner, is just the latest chapter in the event’s continued growth and evolution.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Managing Director, said:“Everything at the Concours of Elegance has been carefully curated; the finest cars, the most astonishing venue, the best luxury products and now the perfect Official Insurance Partner. A very warm welcome to Chubb, a team of people that are perfectly aligned to our ‘best-of-the-best’ ethos, and who we’re greatly looking forward to developing our event with over the coming years.”

Whether you own a cherished classic car or a large collection of rare supercars, Chubb’s motoring policies set the benchmark for quality insurance cover. Created more than 20 years ago, Chubb’s Masterpiece policy caters specifically to high net worth individuals in the UK and it is widely recognised by car collectors for its service excellence.

The breadth of this policy is complemented by outstanding claims handling and appraisals. Chubb also offers Masterpiece clients the added benefit of motoring-themed money-can’t-buy experiences, reflecting Chubb’s insight that insuring your valuable car is so much more than a financial decision; it’s an emotional one, too.

Annmarie Camp, Head of Personal Risk Services Europe, Chubb said: “I am proud and delighted that Chubb is the new insurance partner for the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance. This is a wonderful event in a fabulous historic setting which has become synonymous with showcasing some of the best and most beautiful motor cars ever built. As insurers of prestige, vintage and exotic vehicles we share a passion for motoring and I am very much looking forward to watching this partnership flourish.”

In 2019, the Concours of Elegance’s collection of vehicles was more breathtaking than ever, featuring a world-first gathering of every single Aston Martin Zagato model ever built (17 in total), a gathering of 166MM Ferraris, including the most significant Ferrari in the world, the first Bentley to race at Le Mans and the first Bentley to win back-to-back at Le Mans. The event’s expert Steering Committee is already underway inviting entrants for 2020, in what is shaping up to be the best Concours of Elegance yet.

Tickets to Concours of Elegance 2020 are available now from

General information:
Iain Campbell, Thorough Events Ltd
Tel: 020 3142 8542

About the annual Concours of Elegance:
Established in 2012, the inaugural Concours of Elegance was held within Windsor Castle to mark the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. Organised by Thorough Events, the first Concours of Elegance set a new global benchmark for a classic car concours; winning prestigious awards in the process; unheard of for a ‘start-up’ event in its first year. The second Concours of Elegance was held in 2013 to equal fanfare at the historic Royal Palace of St James in London, with the widely acclaimed third Concours set in the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace in September 2014, before heading to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 2015. Only cars of the highest calibre are invited to the Concours of Elegance, from all over the world, painstakingly selected by the Concours Steering Committee; a respected team of authoritative historic car experts. A key objective of the annual Concours of Elegance is to raise significant sums for charity.

About Chubb Insurance
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, they assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. They service and pay their claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

Historic Royal Palaces
Hampton Court Palace is cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that also looks after the Tower of London, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. With the exception of Hillsborough Castle, these palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Registered charity number 1068852. For more information, visit

Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII.

  • A number of exceptional new vehicles have joined Concours of Elegance 2020, exemplifying the event’s dedication to ‘the world’s rarest cars’
  • A one-of-17 Porsche 356 America Roadster, is joined by a one-of-57 (of which only 16 are thought to remain) Aston Martin Cloverleaf
  • Stunning Ferrari Dino 206 SP will appear alongside one of only three manual right-hand-drive Facel Vega Facel II models, this one with just 20,000 miles since new

Established in 2012 to bring together the world’s rarest cars, the Concours of Elegance 2020 is once again set to gather the finest line-up of vehicles on display in the UK this year. Cars continue to join the event by the day, with the latest new extraordinary additions so rare that it’s unlikely they’ll ever have been seen together before in the UK.

Acclaimed in 2019 as the Motoring Spectacle of the Year, the 2020 Concours of Elegance on 4-6 September will gather more than 1,000 cars in the beautiful gardens of Hampton Court Palace. However, at its heart is a collection of around 60 of the rarest, most beautiful and most innovative cars ever built. So fierce is the competition for a space in this line-up, that cars must be hand-picked by a committee of global motoring experts. These are just the latest additions to that line-up:

Porsche 356 America Roadster
This isn’t technically a Speedster, but the Type 540 –known more commonly as the America Roadster–started the idea. The air-cooled, 1.5-litre flat-four produces 70 horsepower, which may not sound like much until you realize that in 1953 the regular 356 produced just 40. Not to be confused with the 356 Speedster—that came later and cost two-thirds the price—America Roadsters weren’t a commercial success. U.S. importer Max Hoffman convinced Porsche it needed a lightweight convertible to compete with the best from Jaguar. But the production methods used to create the America Roadster’s aluminium body proved to be too expensive, and in 1952 Porsche built only 17 units before its discontinuation in 1953.

Ferrari Dino 206 SP
As is well known, Ferrari was challenged by Ford at Le Mans in the mid-’60s and responded with a series of Sports Prototypes; the 330P-series. Early in February of 1966 Ferrari introduced the 4-litre 330P3 to the press in Maranello, alongside the smaller all-new Dino 206 SP. It was Ferrari’s intention to build 50 of these smaller V6 cars to qualify them for homologation as two-litre Group 4 sports cars. For various reasons that never happened and only 17 of these cars were created, including this example here, which raced at the 1000km of Nurburgring and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Aston Martin Cloverleaf
The chassis no. 1926 produced in 1923 is one of the oldest road-going production Aston Martin models in existence. Only 57 ‘Bamford and Martin’ Aston Martins were made in total and it’s estimated that fewer than 16 examples still exist around the world, in one form or another. Lionel Martin’s own Cloverleaf was scrapped in the 1930s. This machine is almost identical to Lionel Martin’s own Cloverleaf and took 2nd place at Aston Hill in1924. XR1981was competitively driven until the end of the 1960s, in the course of which it won the prestigious St John Horsfall Trophy race at Silverstone in 1969. It then languished in the family garage, unused for nearly 40 years, before undergoing a five-year restoration that brought the car to its current condition.

Facel Vega Facel II
Founded by Jean Daninos in 1939, Forges et Ateliers de Construction d’Eure-et-Loir (FACEL) specialised in the construction of aircraft components and metal furniture, before turning its hand to luxury cars like the Facel II. Powered by a 355-horsepower Chrysler V-8, the four-passenger Facel II was not only one of the fastest cars, but also one of the fastest accelerating – in fact it was quicker from 0-60mph than the Aston Martin DB4 and Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, while also boasting Rolls-Royce-like comfort. This example was the original press car, one-of-three right-hand-drive manual examples and has covered just 20,000 miles since new.

Presented by A. Lange & Söhne, the Concours of Elegance is one of the global top three concours events and attracts many of the world’s most eminent car collectors together with their astonishingly rare, beautiful and valuable machines. The cars are displayed in the open air amid the ancient trees and manicured lawns of the Royal palace’s 60-acre Fountain Gardens, guaranteeing visitors plenty of space to view the exhibits in the safest and most enjoyable way possible.

As well as its main line-up of cars the 2020 Concours of Elegance will include unique coachbuilt Alfa Romeos, priceless pre-war Rolls-Royces, the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th at Le Mans 24 Hours 25 years ago, a display of future classics and a new Junior Concours celebrating the best of half-scale cars. In total, nearly 1,000 cars will be on display over the course of the weekend.


The Concours of Elegance will go ahead in the spectacular gardens of Hampton Court Palace this September, it has been announced today. The rare car show will grace the palace gardens in late Summer, following their re-opening this week. The Concours of Elegance 2020 – 4-6 September – will be the first major international concours d’elegance event since Amelia Island in March.

Liz Young, Head of Events for Historic Royal Palaces said ‘We are thrilled to be re-opening our gardens this week, and very excited that this means the Concours of Elegance can go ahead in September. It is always a brilliant event, with the palace gardens making a spectacular backdrop for the cars on show. We look forward to working with the event organisers to ensure that all of our guests can have a safe and enjoyable visit.’

The Concours of Elegance takes place within the 60-acre Fountain Gardens of the palace, measuring ¾ of a mile in length. From its very inception, the event has sought to avoid feeling crowded, allowing the cars the space they deserve.

James Brooks-Ward, Thorough Events CEO, said: “Clearly, above anything else, we want to ensure that we’re hosting our event responsibly. As September nears, we’ve become confident that all the pent-up demand we’ve seen from visitors, commercial partners, car clubs and car owners can be satisfied, with the approval of our friends at Historic Royal Palaces. We’re incredibly grateful for their support, and that of our presenting partner A. Lange & Söhne, in allowing us to develop our event into something we feel isn’t just safer than ever, but more exciting than ever too.”

  • The Concours of Elegance will welcome two one-off Alfa Romeos to its 2020 event, displayed among a curated collection of nearly 1,000 rare cars of all ages
  • A 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B on display is one of four built with Graber coachwork, and the only with a Mille Miglia-specification engine and chassis
  • A 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS by Ghia is one of four ever built, and unique among the four in having a specially crafted tubular chassis manufactured by Gilco
  • Concours of Elegance recently also confirmed its centerpiece display; a collection of the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995
  • The Concours of Elegance 2020 takes place from 4th-6th September

The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, has revealed two very special members of its 2020 Main Concours display: a pair of unique Alfa Romeo 6Cs, showcasing the best in contemporary engineering and hand-crafted design

The Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B and 2500 were among the most expensive cars in the world during the ’30s and ‘40s, featuring engines designed by one of the great automotive designers of all time; Vittorio Jano. The 6C’s mixture of dual overhead cam power, independent suspension and hydraulic brakes helped the 6C 2300 and 2500 to amass a number of impressive race victories. They finished 1st and 2nd in their class at the 1937 Mille Miglia, 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 1937 Targa Abruzzo in Pescara, took victory again at Pescara in 1938 and won the Targa Florio in 1950.

Aside from their racing successes, both the 2300 and 2500 are responsible for some of the most beautiful and intricate coachbuilding of all time. An Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B appearing at Concours of Elegance this September features a body designed by Swiss coachbuilder, Graber. In total, Graber bodied four 6C 2300s in a cabriolet style, but this example is the only existing one and the only with the Mille Miglia-specification engine and chassis. It was ordered when new by Martin Mueller, CEO of Bruggmuehle Goldach, one of the largest wheat mills in Switzerland. In 2014, it underwent a three-year restoration to return it to the condition in which it was first produced by Graber.

The 6C 2500 SS was the successor to the 2300, and Concours of Elegance will be hosting one of the most intriguing examples of this particular model. One of four bodied by Ghia with Supergioiello – or ‘Super Jewel’ – coachwork, it’s known that three of the cars were built on Alfa Romeo chassis, but this car was the only one built on an advanced tubular chassis produced by Gilco. Gilco is renowned as an innovative engineering firm responsible for building the chassis of the first ever Ferrari, the 125, as well as advanced projects for Maserati, Lancia and more.

The lightweight but sturdy tubular chassis, likely built in 1950, was a technological masterpiece compared with the steel ladderframe chassis that most 6C 2500s were equipped with. The running gear, suspension, and brakes are all period Alfa Romeo 6C components which appear to date primarily from 1948.

Originally ordered by SIRCA, the dealer in Milan that served as Carrozzeria Ghia’s representative for the region of Lombardy, this car eventually found its way to the UK in 1959. By 1961 is was up for sale again at just £895 (just under £25,000 today), remained in the UK for a few more years and then found its way to America in 2016 via Austria and the Netherlands, with a full nut and bolt restoration along the way. Its current owners, underwent another full restoration with the car in 2016 to take it back to its original specification, which took over 2.5 years.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “Although our event has grown enormously since its award-winning debut in 2012, we always retain a central collection of around 70 painstakingly curated vehicles for our main concours d’elegance display. Our Steering Committee of motoring experts scours the globe for the finest examples of automotive design, innovation or rarity, and these unique Alfa Romeos are arguably the perfect blend of all three. Yes, they’re incredibly beautiful, but they also perfectly represent the very best of the automotive spirit in a difficult era in European history, spanning the years before WWII and the years after. We’re enormously privileged to have them attending, and we can’t wait for our guests to see them in the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace this September”.

Outside of the main concours d’elegance competition around 1,000 other rare and significant vehicles are curated into special features and displays over the course of the event. This year’s flagship Centrepiece Display is dedicated to McLaren’s victory at Le Mans in 1995. A collection of the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th at Le Mans 24 Hours 25 years ago will take pride of place over the course of the event, from 4th-6th September.

The 2020 event will cement Concours of Elegance’s global reputation for gathering the finest cars in the world in one of the UK’s most stunning settings; the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. With the gracious support of Concours of Elegance patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, no other UK motoring event offers the same prestige.

F1 GTR winning car at Le Mans 1995


  • Concours of Elegance will be returning to the picturesque Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace from 4-6 September, crowned by a very special display
  • The McLaren F1 GTRs that finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans will gather for a 25th anniversary celebration of motorsport’s finest achievement
  • The racing McLarens will form a centerpiece display at Concours of Elegance, lining up alongside nearly 1,000 motoring legends from Bugatti, Ferrari and more
  • Full line-up for Concours of Elegance 2020 is currently being decided by the event’s steering committee of motoring experts

The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, has revealed its specially curated centerpiece display for 2020; a line-up of the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995. Taking place from 4-6th September in the spectacular Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace, the Concours of Elegance is celebrating the 25th anniversary of McLaren’s unique motorsport achievement.

Concours of Elegance’s centerpiece display is reserved only for the most extraordinary vehicles or astonishing motoring feats, which in the past has included a celebration of the Jaguar D-Type’s 1-2-3-4-6 finish at Le Mans. But, arguably, the McLaren F1 GTR’s achievement is all the more remarkable, not least because a motorsport-ready McLaren F1 was never part of the production plan.

The McLaren F1 GTR was an afterthought, demanded by F1 customers that wanted to take their cars racing. To that end, the F1 GTR began testing in January 1995, with the Le Mans 24 Hours race only 5 months away, where it would be competing against not only modified production cars but prototype vehicles designed specifically for endurance racing. Unfazed, the F1 GTR swept to victory in one of the most comprehensive motorsport victories of all time, taking four of the top five places overall and the top four GT1 places. The achievement shouldn’t be understated; with only very few modifications to the road car, the F1 GTR beat many vehicles specifically designed and engineered for the track, in a race that takes in a whole season’s worth of racing in just 24 hours.

All four cars will be parked side-by-side at Concours of Elegance 2020; the winning Kokusal Kaihatsu Racing car, the third-place Harrods-liveried car of Andy Wallace, Derek Bell and Justin Bell, the fourth-place Gulf Racing F1 GTR and the Giroix Racing Team F1 GTR that finished fifth.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “The Concours of Elegance is all about shining a light on the most astonishing stories and creations in the motoring world, and bringing them to one of the world’s most beautiful palaces for our visitors to enjoy. Arguably there’s no more emotive story than that of the F1 GTR; a car that no one expected anything of which then went on to one of the most convincing victories ever seen at the world’s hardest motor race. We’re excited to bring these amazing vehicles together in 2020, but it really is just one small part of a very carefully curated selection of special features and world-class automobiles set for our event.”

The 2020 event will cement Concours of Elegance’s global reputation for gathering the finest cars in the world in one of the UK’s most stunning settings; the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. With the gracious support of Concours of Elegance patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, no other UK motoring event offers the same prestige.

Once again, more than 60 of the finest cars ever built will gather in the event’s Main Concours, celebrating the finest innovations in design, performance and technology stretching right back to the invention of the motorcar. Each of these cars is invited to attend by the event’s Steering Committee, and even securing a place is deemed a prodigious achievement, such is the quality of the cars on display.

Concours of Elegance will also bring together a number of other displays and special features, curated to the very highest standards, to create three days of automotive and luxury celebration, including around 1,000 motoring greats of all types and ages. During 2019, for example, the event gathered one of every single Aston Martin Zagato variant ever produced, and hosted around 50 significant Jaguars as part of the Jaguar Trophy.


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