Unlike other world-class vehicle concours events, the award-winning Concours of Elegance has no official judges or judging of car classes. The 60 assiduously selected concours cars participating in the 2014 Concours of Elegance – set to be held shortly at Hampton Court Palace from 5 to 7 September – are already regarded as winners by virtue of being chosen to take up their position within the stunning Fountain Garden grounds of the Royal Palace.
Uniquely, the prestigious Concours of Elegance ‘Best of Show’ award is determined by the owners of the 60 concours cars themselves, with each owner having one vote to choose the car, other than their own, which they believe to be the finest example present at the event. The ‘Best in Show’ victor receives the prestigious Pullman Trophy.
In addition, a new ‘Public Choice’ is being introduced for 2014, enabling all visitors to the Concours of Elegance to select their personal favourite car amongst the 60 concours entrants. Public Choice votes will be collected by text, with a donation to the event’s nominated charities being received with each vote.
These include the Bentley Drivers Club, Aston Martin Owners Club, Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club, Ferrari Owners Club, Bristol Owners Club, The Royal Automobile Club, Jaguar Drivers’ Club, Maserati Club, AC Owners Club, Lamborghini Owners Club, Jensen Owners Club and the Gordon Keeble Owners Club.
A summary of each of the Trophies and Awards due to be presented at the 2014 Concours of Elegance are as follows: Best of Show (The Pullman Trophy) The AIG Private Clients Award For The Most Historically Significant Car The Pol Roger Award For The Most Elegant Gentleman or Lady Driver The William & Son Award For The Most Elegant British Car The RM Auctions Award For The Most Innovative Car of its Era The Royal Automobile Club Spirit of Motoring Award The Connolly Award For The Most Elegant Interior The Autoglym Elegant Design Award The Linley Award (individually numbered and given to each Concours entrant) The Public Choice
The Club Trophy, Supported by AIG
We had attended the 2012 Concours of Elegance held at the Windsor Castle.
Source : CarDekho