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Rare Car Show The Concours of Elegance gets 2020 Hampton Court go-ahead

The Concours of Elegance has been given the green light, and will take place in the spectacular gardens of Hampton Court Palace this September.

The Palace gardens, which have just reopened, will host the rare car show September 4-6. It will be the first major international concours d’elegance event since Amelia Island in March.

“We are thrilled to be re-opening our gardens this week, and very excited that this means the Concours of Elegance can go ahead in September,” enthuses Liz Young, Head of Events for Historic Royal Palaces. “It’s always a brilliant event, with the palace gardens making a spectacular backdrop for the cars on show. We look forward to working with the event organisers to ensure that all of our guests can have a safe and enjoyable visit.’

The first major international concours d’elegance event since Amelia Island in March…

Spectacular backdrop for The Concours of Elegance

The Concours of Elegance takes place within the 60-acre Fountain Gardens of the palace, which has considerable space at its disposal. 

“Clearly, above anything else, we want to ensure that we’re hosting our event responsibly,” cautions organiser James Brooks-Ward. “As September nears, we’ve become confident that all the pent-up demand we’ve seen from visitors, commercial partners, car clubs and car owners can be satisfied, with the approval of our friends at Historic Royal Palaces. We’re incredibly grateful for their support, and that of our presenting partner A. Lange & Söhne, in allowing us to develop our event into something we feel isn’t just safer than ever, but more exciting than ever too.”

Tickets, which are understandably limited, to the Concours of Elegance are available here

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