The Concours of Elegance celebrated its most memorable running with record numbers of guests enjoying the finest line-up of vehicles seen in the UK across three days of glorious sunshine. Hosted at Hampton Court Palace, the event welcomed nearly 1,000 cars in total, charting the full evolution of luxury and innovation in automotive from the pioneers right through to the modern day.
The ‘Best in Show’ award, voted by the owners of the cars on display, went to a unique art deco Voisin C-27 Aérosport. Designed and built in 1934 by one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, Gabriel Voisin, the C-27 Aérosport exhibits many traits of Voisin’s aviation background. The provocative car was created for the 1934 Paris Motor Show but didn’t quite hit the mark in terms of sales. After the expo, two roadsters were built on shortened Aérodyne chassis – which became known as the C27, and its glorious Art Deco styling captivated the heart, a collaborate between Voisin and André Noël-Noël Telmont, an architect who had met Voisin during their education.
Outside of the main Concours of Elegance cars, nearly 1,000 models parked at Hampton Court Palace for the weekend, including a collection of Future Classics, from a Ferrari LaFerrari to a Bentley Continental GT No.1 Edition by Mulliner. In the class celebrating the ultimate collector cars of tomorrow, the prize was awarded to the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004S. Learn more about the annual concours: Concours of Elegance »
Published in 2017, "30:30" celebrated the Studio's 30th year since founding. The "30:30" concept is that a painting was selected by Jay Koka for each year and presented and described at length. The 1st edition also featured an extensive biography and details on the studio's art and commercial activities. The quality large format hardcover book was released in a "standard" and a sleeved limited edition.
Long sold out, a second edition was contemplated. Says Jay Koka: "It was time to reissue the volume in a second edition but the longer I thought about it, the more it made sense to not just reprint the 1st edition content but to update all of it for five more years to bring it up to the present day. If we were going to go to the expense of a second edition, I thought it would be much more interesting to present fully updated the content."
Recently released, the 30:30 2nd Edition is the same quality hardcover format as the first and is again available in a "standard" and numbered/signed limited edition with a matching hardcover sleeve. All parts of the first volume have been updated including 5 years added to the feature gallery and a new chapter on Private Collections featuring significant newer works. In total, 32 pages have been added to the volume. Details on the book are available at the studio site: 30:30 2nd Edition »