LUXURY cars worth a collective £65 million, supercars with a combined horse power of 25,000, and 5,000 bottles of champagne are just some of the elements awaiting visitors to this year’s Salon Privé event.
The UK’s most prestigious car show, which is now in its eighth year, starts its engines tomorrow (Wednesday) on the lawns of Syon House, in Syon Park.
In addition to the huge numbers and values involved in putting on Salon Privé, there are a number of one-offs due to be making an appearance at the show which runs until Friday (6), such as the Royal College of Art’s Jaguar-inspired super car sculpture.
More than 6,000 people, which often includes celebrities from the world of film and music, are expected to attend the three day event at which over 300 manufacturers and brands are promised to be on display.
As a build up to the show, today (Tuesday) sees the annual Tour d’Elégance taking place in which a collection of 50 stunning classic cars worth over £22 million; including a 1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupé, 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter-Sport Corsa and a 1973 Porsche 911 RS M471 ‘Lightweight’, will travel from the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Park to Mercedes-Benz World and then onto Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey.
There are a number of other ‘firsts’ that will also be recorded at this year’s Salon Privé, such as the super cars making their debuts at the show, the winner of Boodles Ladies’ Day, the 1st prize at the Royal College of Art Concours of the Future design exhibition, and a number of other prizes for super cars, classic cars and even guests’ cars.
Tickets can be purchased at www.salonprivelondon.com/cart-events.asp or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205. Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.