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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:
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
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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