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  • The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance • 3rd - 5th September 2015 • Blenheim Palace

  • Welcome

    “It is an honour for us to be hosting Salon Privé 2015 - the UK’s premier

    Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance - in its Tenth Year and for the first time

    here at Blenheim Palace. My wife, my son, the Marquis of Blandford and I are

    personally looking forward to the event, being big motor enthusiasts! With

    such an exquisite world leading display of classic and luxury vehicles, the

    Palace and surrounding Gardens and Parkland will be the perfect backdrop

    for this unique event.“

    12th Duke of Marlborough.


  • Blenheim Palace

  • Contents

    Foreword 06

    Celebrating Ten Years of Salon Privé 08

    Blenheim Palace – Britain’s Greatest Palace 10

    Programme 12

    Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance 14

    Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance Entry Package 16

    How to Enter 18

    FIVA 20

    Swissvax 21

    Testimonials 22

    Contact Us 23


  • 1954 Jaguar D-Type • ‘Best of Show 2014’

  • Foreword

    Chubb Insurance is delighted to once again support Salon Privé for the

    seventh year as the Concours d’Elégance sponsor. Without question, Salon

    Privé is one of the most exclusive occasions in the motoring calendar and,

    as a leading insurer of the oldest classics to the rarest supercars, it is the

    perfect event for us to sponsor.

    Salon Privé is a quintessentially English affair. A stunning setting, glorious

    vehicles and wonderful hospitality are all offered to you and your guests.

    Whether you be an avid collector of classics, drive a supercar or simply

    admire the beautiful machines, there will be something for everyone at

    the 2015 Salon Privé. What could be more pleasurable than savouring the

    elegance of a classic Ferrari, whilst sipping Pommery champagne?

    Over the past years, we have been delighted that many Chubb clients have

    entered the Concours (several with great success) and we’ll be encouraging

    more to enter for 2015. As always, the Salon Privé team will ensure that

    entering a car or a bike in the event will be effortless.

    We know that all cars are not created equal – and neither are Concours

    events. Salon Privé will give you and your guests an exceptional experience,

    so we do hope that you’ll join us for a most memorable day.

    Simon Mobey

    European Personal Insurance Manager


  • Classic Car Paddock Parking

    Supercar Paddock Parking

    Owners’ Clubs/ ‘Speed & Style’


    Salon Privé Main Event

  • Welcome to the Tenth Edition of Salon Privé, the UK’s premier Supercar Show

    & Concours d’Elégance.

    Now, in celebrating our Tenth Anniversary, we are about to raise the bar even

    higher with a move to a spectacular new venue widely regarded as ‘Britain’s

    Greatest Palace’; Blenheim Palace.

    Salon Privé will carry over all of the attributes that have made it such a

    popular occasion with UK as well as international owners and collectors. It

    retains its convivial atmosphere and exquisite hospitality that it has always

    been so renowned for and it remains a place where old friends meet and new

    friendships are forged.

    With a new layout and more space to allow for larger and more frequent

    parades, the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance will come to life on the

    South Lawn of Blenheim Palace on Thursday 3rd September. Whether you are

    an entrant or an enthusiastic visitor, the stage is set for a sensational event and

    so we look forward to seeing you there.

    Best Wishes,

    Andrew Bagley

    Concours Chairman

    Celebrating Ten Years Of Salon Privé


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    Blenheim Palace is a spectacular Stately Home situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous

    victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. It remains the principal residence of the Duke of Marlborough and it is the only non-royal, non-episcopal, Stately Home in England to hold the title

    of ‘Palace’. One of England’s largest houses, it was built between 1705 and 1722 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It was designed by the famous architect Sir John

    Vanbrugh in the rare English Baroque style and is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and stunning Formal Gardens which represent a perfect example

    of the English landscape garden movement and style.

    Famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the country’s finest and most spectacular Stately Homes and currently home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of



    The South Lawn of Blenheim Palace provides the perfect setting for the newly configured Salon Privé. Allowing the event to be fully enclosed and private whilst the Palace and Formal Gardens

    remain open to the general public, clearly demonstrates the flexibility of the venue. Visitor access to the event area is a short walk via the Snake gate which connects directly with the parking

    area. A separate entrance is available for speedy and efficient set-up and dismantle.


    Blenheim Palace is situated in the picturesque and historic town of Woodstock, 8 miles North West of Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road, approximately one hour’s drive from both London and

    Birmingham. Stratford-upon-Avon is only 45 minutes away and locations such as Manchester and Leeds now become easily accessible. Approaching Oxford on the M40, exit at junction 9 and

    follow signs to Blenheim Palace. From other directions take the A44 exit from the Oxford by-pass. There is unlimited free car parking at the venue. The nearest main line train station is Oxford

    which is approximately 20 minutes away and shuttles will be available to take exhibitors and guests to and from the event. For those attending from further afield, there is the option of arriving

    by helicopter or indeed private jet with Oxford Airport and the smaller private airport 5 minutes away, making the event more accessible for both UK and overseas guests than ever before.

    Local Amenities

    Salon Privé is set to become a destination event; an event to which people drive and should they wish, stay overnight in 1 of the 40 plus local hotels. Historic Woodstock, with its beautiful

    boutique shops, restaurants and hotels, sits alongside Blenheim Palace and is just a short walk from the event.

    Blenheim Palace

  • Great Court

    South Lawn

    South Lawn

    Italian Garden

    Blenheim Palace


    Wednesday 2nd September • 08.30 – 17.00

    Full details of the 2015 Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance will be announced in due course.

    Wednesday 2nd September • 20.00 – 00.00

    The Chubb Insurance Gala Dinner to be held in The Great Hall


    Thursday 3rd September • 10.00 – 19.00

    • Official Judging of all vehicles (am)

    • Formal Judging Parade for all vehicles (pm)

    • Awards Presentation & Winners’ lap of Honour (pm)

    • The Salon Privé Sale (all-day preview)


    Friday 4th September • 11.00 – 17.00

    • ‘Best Dressed Lady’ Parade & Prize-giving (pm)

    • The Salon Privé Sale (all-day preview)


    Saturday 5th September • 10.00 – 16.00 (17.00 Public element closes)

    • Chubb Insurance Concours Parade - People’s Choice (am)

    • The ‘Speed & Style’ Competition (pm)

    • Supercar & Hypercar Parade (pm)

    • The Salon Privé Sale (pm)


    This programme is provisional


  • The 2014 Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance set off

    from The Royal Automobile Club at Woodcote Park

    to mark the grand opening of the 9th Salon Privé.

    Before breakfast, 50 stunning classic cars, many of

    which were entered into the Concours d’Elégance,

    were parked around the beautiful fountain before

    embarking on a 160 mile tour via Wilton House

    for lunch prior to heading for Salon Privé. Later

    that same evening the participants enjoyed a

    champagne reception and three course dinner in

    the spectacular great Conservatory in the grounds

    of Syon House.

    This year’s Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance will

    take place on Wednesday 2nd September with the

    Tour cavalcade arriving at Blenheim Palace mid-


    The Chubb Insurance Tour Gala Dinner will be open

    to all Tour entrants and will take place in the heart of

    Blenheim Palace’s state rooms.

    The Chubb Insurance Tour D’elégance


    The Great Hall

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  • The Concours entry package is summarised below:

    • Tour d’Elégance Entry (including entry and acti