The prestigious Concours of Elegance 2021 will host a special display of 95 British cars, one from each year of Her Majesty The Queen’s life…
The Concours of Elegance, has announced a spectacular feature for 2021; a line-up of 95 of the finest British cars coinciding with Her Maj’s 95th birthday.
Nestling alongside the 95 cars, one for each year of Her Maj’s life, will be another 1,000 stunning entry-by-invite only vehicles.
Beginning at 1926 – the year of Her Maj’s birth – and ending in 2021, the Queen’s 95th Birthday Celebration Display, will chart the evolution of the British motor industry. All of these will be against the brilliant back-drop of Hampton Court Palace. We take a glimpse at some of the cars coming up.
The line-up begins with the Bentley 4½-Litre. This particular Blower had scored a number of motorsport successes throughout its lifetime including an outright win in the 1928 Le Mans race.
In 1948, the juicy Jaguar XK120 was born and Jaguar’s sports car history began. It was the fastest car of its day, setting 24-hour and seven-day, seven-night speed records of more than 100mph each. Not bad for an old girl well over 70 years old now! Her Maj will be proud.
The 1960s heralded the birth of some of the most beautiful British cars ever produced. The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is just one. A lightweight, focused DB4 that was transformed by the famous coachbuilders into a smaller, even more lightweight car. Brilliant design, perfectly executed.
The mid-1960s, gave birth to cars Her Maj became very familiar with, the Land Rover and its upmarket cousin the Range Rover. With the innovative design and intimate understanding of four-wheel drive technology both cars were and remain world class.
The roll call of British technology is breath-taking, Lanchester, Lotus, Rolls Royce, Austin Healy, Jensen, MG, Marcos and bang up to date with the Mclaren will all feature, alongside the classic that is the indomitable Mini.
Tickets are just thirty quid. How can you resist?
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