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World’s rarest cars compete in first Concours Virtual, and you can judge Best in Show

Over 180 classic cars with a total value in excess of £250-million can be seen competing online at the first inaugural Concours Virtual.

The online car show, presented by Hagerty and in aid of UNICEF, which runs until August 9, features classic automobiles presented in 17 classes from museums, manufacturer archives and private collections from around the world.

Classes include Concept Cars of the 70s, Hollywood Legends and Pre-War Supercars.

Entrants range from a fully working 1893 Salveson Steam Wagonette that’s remained almost untouched for more than 100 years (presented in the Pre-War Preservation class) to the fabulous 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero, pictured top (Concept Car class).

Breathtaking entries include Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J, the first Jaguar E-type ever shown to the press and public…

If it was good enough for Greta Garbo…

Other breathtaking entries include Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J (Hollywood Legends class), the first Jaguar E-type ever shown to the press and public, at the 1961 Geneva motor show (Post War Grand Tourers class) and the famous 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 (Le Mans class).

“Even in normal times, very few people get to attend the likes of Pebble Beach or the Concours of Elegance,” says David Lillywhite, Co-Chair and Editorial Director at Hothouse Media. “This virtual event is open to all, is free to attend, and will showcase very rare and important cars as well as some of the most beautiful automobiles ever created.”

The first E-type to make a public bow

A full timetable of events can be found here at the concoursvirtual.

Visitors to the site will be able to judge their Best in Class alongside the official judging panel, which includes leading classic car personalities such as Wayne Carini, The Duke of Richmond, Derek Bell,  Andrea Zagato, McKeel Hagerty and Lyn St James.

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