- This Thursday and Friday more than 100 of the world’s most incredible cars will roar into London’s Honourable Artillery Company for the first City Concours
- Star cars range from the Pagani Huarya and Aston Martin Vulcan to early motoring pioneers like the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘London to Edinburgh’
- A collection of racing cars forms the ‘Built for Speed’ feature, including a Maserati 200SI Tipo and Jaguar XJ220C TWR
- Away from the world of four wheels will be a range of superbikes, from the Brough Superior SS100 of 1928 to the 2016 Kawasaki H2R
- The City Concours takes place from 8-9 June, with tickets and hospitality on sale now from www.cityconcours.co.uk
The all-new City Concours takes place in London this Thursday and Friday, and the full list of incredible cars attending has been revealed. Some of the most amazing supercars of recent years, including the Aston Martin Vulcan and Pagani Huarya, will be joined on the Honourable Artillery Company lawn by some of the earliest motoring pioneers, such as the 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘London to Edinburgh’.
In total, 75 vehicles curated by the City Concours panel of motoring experts will be on display alongside around 30 others from City Concours’ specialist car partners. Split into classes, the car displays open with ‘Pioneering Spirit’, a celebration of vehicles that changed the world of motoring or completed legendary feats of endurance.
Chief among the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ vehicles is the 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘London to Edinburgh’. The car is named for the Silver Ghost’s famous London to Edinburgh return journey, where it covered around 1600 miles using only its top gear, carrying four passengers and luggage, and achieving 24.3mpg. It was this feat that helped cement a reputation for the Silver Ghost as ‘the best car in the world’.
Next, is a celebration of sports cars named ‘The Joy of the Road’. Taking in models like the Bentley Open Sports Tourer, Porsche 356 Speedster and Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder, it’s an homage to one of the purest forms of motoring.
‘The Swinging Sixties’ focuses on a golden age of automotive design and engineering with a group of cars that have come to symbolize the era. An early ‘flat floor’ Jaguar E-Type, Morris Mini Cooper S, AC Cobra Mk 2 and a Ferrari 275 GTB each earn a spot among the 10 Sixties models on display.
A Jaguar D-Type ‘Ecurie Ecosse’ that finished second at Le Mans in 1957 is one of the stars of the ‘Built for Speed’ display, which also includes a Maserati Tipo 200SI Barchetta from the same era. The more modern offerings comprise a Jaguar XJ220C TWR, Ferrari 458 Italia GTE and Maserati MC12 Versione Corse.
The event’s centerpiece display will be 20 supercars of all ages, charting the development of high-performance vehicles from the 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing to the Ferrari LaFerrari. The feature runs through the Porsche 911 2.7 RS of the ‘70s, the Ferrari 288 GTO of the ‘80s and Jaguar XJ220 TWR of the ’90 before reaching the most amazing supercars of this century. The Bugatti Veyron, Lexus LFA, and Pagani Huarya will all be on display, alongside each of the ‘hypercar holy trinity’ from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren.
The ‘Modern Bespokes’ category is for those vehicles that hark back to the golden age of coachbuilding – specially designed bodies built around existing chassis. Prime examples are the one-of-seven Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder, using an Alfa Romeo 8C as its base, and the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer.
Fans of American Muscle will be treated to a collection of cars from the anonymous ‘Collector’. Six cars, all finished in black, chart the biggest names in American performance cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s; the Dodge Challenger T/A, Plymouth Barracuda and Chevrolet El Camino SS.
Alongside car displays from a number of the world’s leading performance and classic car experts, the City Concours is also hosting a display of two-wheeled vehicles; The History of the Superbike. Looking back all the way to the 1928 Brough Superior SS100, the display includes the 1939 Velocette KTT Mk8, 1975 Ducati 750SS and 2016’s Kawasaki H2R.
Andrew Evans, City Concours director, said: “With the help of some of the world’s foremost motoring experts we’ve gathered a collection of vehicles, the likes of which has never seen been seen before in the City of London. With the help of our partners, we’ll have a total of over 100 vehicles on display, a number of hospitality options and a range of high-end luxury goods. The City Concours is the world-class automotive show that the City of London has been missing.”
Visitors will also be to browse a number of attractions from the event’s partners, including the Taittinger Champagne bar, timepiece displays from Breguet and Glashütte, and art from Freire Printz, Unique & Limited, Collier Dobson and CARisma Photo. Official Outfitter to the City Concours, Mason & Sons, will on-hand with a display of its latest clothes and accessories from a range of Great British brands.
The City Concours will be held from 8-9 June at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds, near to Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.
Tickets to the City Concours are available now from www.cityconcours.co.uk. Hospitality, including breakfast and lunch packages, are available from Rachel Roullier Rachel@thoroughevents.co.uk/ 07826 907 121).
The full list of cars at City Concours:
|1903 Daimler 14 HP Tonneau Tourer|
|1907 ITALA 40HP|
|1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh|
|1913 Twombley Model A|
|1927 Bentley 3L Speed Wayman|
|The Joy of the Road|
|1930 Bentley Open Sports Tourer|
|1935 Lagonda M45R T9 Rapide|
|1937 Frazer Nash BMW 328|
|1958 Triumph TR3A|
|1957/58 Porsche 356 Speedster Super|
|1962 Maserati Vignale Spyder 3500|
|1970 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350|
|2017 BAC Mono|
|1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster|
|1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale|
|1956 Austin Healey 100M|
|The Swinging Sixties|
|1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL|
|1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupé|
|1961 Jaguar E-type S1 Roadster ‘Flat Floor’ #60|
|1964 AC Cobra 289 Mk 2 Sports|
|1965 Lotus Elan|
|1965 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose’|
|1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV|
|1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2|
|1969 Morris Mini-Cooper S|
|1967 Aston Martin DB6 MK1 Vantage Volante|
|1969 Porsche 911|
|Built for Speed|
|1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica|
|1956 Maserati Tipo 200s Barchetta|
|1956 Jaguar D-type Ecurie Ecosse Long Nose ‘XKD 603’|
|1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione Series 3 #16425|
|2002 Porsche 996 GT3 RS|
|2013 Ferrari 458 Italia GTE|
|1993 Jaguar XJ220C TWR|
|2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corse|
|Evolution of the Supercar Part 1|
|1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’|
|1956 Jaguar XKSS #769|
|1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring|
|1973 De Tomaso Pantera GT5|
|1974 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer|
|1975 Lancia Stratos|
|1985 Ferrari 288 GTO|
|1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato|
|Evolution of the Supercar Part 2|
|1991 Jaguar XJR 15|
|1992 Jaguar XJ220 TWR|
|2010 Bugatti Veyron|
|2005 Ford GT|
|2006 Maserati MC12|
|2012 Lexus LFA|
|2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale|
|Evolution of the Supercar Part 3|
|2014 Porsche 918 Spyder|
|2015 Ferrari La Ferrari|
|2014 Pagani Huayra|
|2016 Aston Martin Vulcan|
|2015 McLaren P1|
|1969/2013 Eagle E Type Low Drag Coupé|
|2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato|
|1992/2012 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer|
|2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder by Touring|
|2000 David Brown Mini Remastered|
|2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith by P&A Wood|
|2016 David Brown Speedback GT|
|2017 Range Rover Supersport|
|1966 Aston Martin DB5 Radford Shooting Brake|
|‘The Collector’: American Muscle|
|1966 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Hemi “Police Special”|
|1969½ Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-Pack|
|1969 Dodge A12 Superbee 440-6 Pack 4 Speed|
|1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS-6|
|1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 6-Pack|
|1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440 6-Pack|
|History of the Superbike|
|1928 Brough Superior SS100 ‘Alpine Grand Sport’|
|1939 Velocette KTT Mk8|
|1971 MV Agusta 750S|
|1975 Ducati 750SS|
|2016 Kawasaki H2R|