Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance – The Event for All Classic Car Owners

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With the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance takes place on Friday 7 – 9 September 2012. In the unique setting of our most historic Royal Castle, sixty of the rarest motor cars will be on display in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. Half of the 60 “gems” are coming from abroad – almost 20 from America; some of them are outright concours winners, others are in the final process of restoration ready for their ‘debut’. Nearly all of the cars in the Concours are being driven into the Castle by their owners on the opening day - Friday, September 7. The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is an event where classic car owners can be part of the show too! On Saturday, September 8, 60 British Classics are being driven to Windsor Castle on the Royal Automobile Club's 'Best of British' Tour. The cars will be parked up all day in a display inside the Cambridge Gate and include Lotus Elan, Jaguar E-type and Rolls- Royce Silver Ghost, telling the story of British motoring. The Aston Martin Owners Club will also bring 60 cars on Saturday to represent each year of HM The Queen's reign, including a 2012 One-77 and the DB4GT Zagato '2VEV'. On Sunday, September 9 a further 60 cars, again selected to represent each year of The Queen’s reign, will drive up The Long Walk and park at the Castle as part of the Octane Jubilee Tour. A dramatic feature is the 'Classic and Modern' display by leading manufacturers: next to a special classic from each marque's heritage will be a new car. Jaguar, Land Rover, McLaren and Bentley have confirmed their appearance. Last, but not least, there will be displays of rare horse-drawn carriages and a selection of classic Royal cars – among them Prince Charles’ 1969 Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII will take to the stage for the duration of the Concours. Last seen leaving The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding reception, this famous car is one of the rarest and most sought-after Aston Martins; only a handful of these desirable convertibles were ever made. Tickets are now available for the public days – Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Please note: all tickets must be booked in advance. Visit Or call + 44 (0)844 338 0338.Tags: