Concours D’Elegance Celebrates Its First Year In Style at The Hurlingham Club, London

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Last week, The Hurlingham Club played host to Concours D’Elegance, London’s leading luxury lifestyle event which attracted car, yacht and plane enthusiasts alike. Official charity patron of The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas and New Zealand Rugby star, Zinzan Brooke, opened the show with an extravagant ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the sound of loud engines and a parade of gleaming super cars.
The event, brought together some of the world’s most exclusive lifestyle brands, including bespoke jewellery by Nina Koutibashvili, timeless watch designers Bremont Watches and stylish holiday-home experts, The Blue Realty Group. Alongside this, Aston Martin, Rizon Jet and Sunseeker London were just a few of the brands who showcased a range of supercars, yachts and private jets on the lawns of The Hurlingham Club.
Concours D’Elegance set itself apart from its competition treating guests to a genuine World War II Spitfire and the the first debut of the Hermes Helicopter.
Throughout the three-day spectacular, guests made the most of the glorious British weather as they were invited to sip champagne in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar and embrace a luxurious trip along the River Thames in a Linley Swan GP Powerboat. The luxurious garden party also boasted a stunning £250,000 diamond encrusted Ferrari Opus book, which displayed the detailed history of Ferrari in all its glory.
The three day festival of all things fast and shiny came to a close on Friday evening with an extravangant after party boasting some of societies finest including, Apprentice’s mentor Nick Hewer, model Emma Noble and England rugby play, James Haskell. The Made In Chelsea Cast who helped their very own Spencer Matthews celebrate his new beau’s birthday in style while DJ Seb Fontaine rocked the decks in the West London Private Members Club until the early hours while happy guest danced in the ballroom and socialised outside around the supercars.
Results of Winners for Concours D’Elegance 2011:
Pre ’56                       
1st        Alfa Romeo                 6C 2500SS                              Gary Snell
2nd        Lagonda                    LG45 1937                             Peter Blenk    
’56 – ’73  
1st        Isso Griffo                   1967                                        James Hull
2nd       Bizzarini                      1966                                        Hugh James
3rd        Aston Martin               DB6 MkII   1969                      Paul Auston
Post ’74          
1st        Lamborghini                Contach 5000 QV                    Harry Metcalf
2nd       Aston Martin               Vanquish T999 EJW               Ewan Warrender
Pinin Farina Coupe    
1st        Ferrari                                     Daytona 365 GTB-4                 Brian Gilbart-Smith
2nd      Ferrari 250                  Lusso GTL 1964 BHK 199A       Damian Perl  
3rd        Rolls Royce                  Camargue Coupe 1987              Marek Letowt                  
Pinin Farina Spyder   
1st        Ferrari                                     275 GTS                                  Jonathan Baker
2nd       Fiat                              Dino 2Ltr (Red) 1967                           Daniel Drogman
3rd        Ferrari                                     550 Barchetta 2001                Julian Fenn                                                                                               
1st        XK120                                     Roadster NSL 407                   James Hull
2nd       E-Type Roadster          PBY 363D                               Gary Snell
3rd        SS1 Coupe                  MJ2626                                   James Hull
Le Mans Cars            
1st        Black GT40 Mk II        1966                                                    Paul Lanzante
BEST IN SHOW                       
Jaguar XK140                         TNK 745                                   James Hull
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