London Concours Will Celebrate Historically Significant And Iconic Vehicles From Long-Gone Manufacturers
The London Concours is billed as an automotive garden party that promises to combine almost 100 beautiful motoring icons with art from Collier Dobson and Ella Freire, drinks from Rémy Martin and Veuve Clicquot, and fashion from Mason & Sons. Set on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company’s glorious five-acre lawn, visitors will also be able to see some of the world’s greatest “Lost Marques” in the shape of a selection of legendary cars from long-gone manufacturers like Frazer-Nash, Alvis, Iso and Gordon Keeble.
Andrew Evans, London Concours director, said: “Car manufacturers do come and go, but before they fade away they always leave an indelible mark on the industry. Many of the cars in our “Lost Marques” class are beautifully designed, ingeniously engineered and contemporarily revered. In short, they deserve to be celebrated! For us London Concours is the perfect place to do that; our event is an ode to the finest craftsmanship and design, not just in automotive, but across fashion, horology, art and more.”
Notable cars on display will include a Bertone-designed Iso Grifo GL 365, a Trident Clipper V8 of which only 39 were ever made, as well as an AC16/80 that was the 1938 London Show Car and one of just 14 “sloping-tail” examples. There will also be a Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica on display, one of just 50 built; these cars were extremely successful on the track and won at such celebrated event as the Targa Florio in 1951 and Sebring in 1952. This example was purchased new by Tony Crook, who ran Bristol Cars for over 50 years. The London Concours will be taking place from 5 to 6 June—there are still a few tickets available for the event.
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