Concours of Elegance set to return to Windsor Castle


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The Concours of Elegance is returning to Windsor Castle, with some of motoring's most iconic cars going on display from 2-4 September.

The event is due to take place thanks to permission from the Queen, who allowed 60 of the most prestigious cars in the world to go on display in castle's grounds.

Choosing the best from them is difficult, especially given the calibre of some of the cars available.

However, there are some standout examples in the line-up. The oldest works Bentley is heading to the event, with the Speed Six 'Old No 2' well known for its second-place finish in the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours race, in which it finished just behind a Speed Six 'Old No 1'.

Another impressive car to go on display is an Aston Martin Ulster Competition, which was built in 1935 alongside just 20 other examples. This particular car completed more than 100 races.

Concours of Elegance set to return to Windsor Castle

Concours of Elegance set to return to Windsor Castle


A Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is one more stand-out car from the line-up. It was in this car that Sir Stirling Moss won three titles. These included the Goodwood Tourist Trophy in 1960, where he famously switched on the in-car radio to hear the race commentary.

One final car worth a special mention is a Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet. Released in the 1930s, it was one of only a handful of pre-war cars that was capable of reaching 100mph. It was also sold as 'the car for the connoisseur', and it certainly lived up to that title.

Tickets for the event are still available from the Concours of Elegance website.