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Concours of Elegance 2021, UK

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 »


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