Salon Privé Announces Most Prestigious Judging Panel In Its Eight Year History

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Salon Privé Announces Most Prestigious Judging Panel In Its Eight Year History  New Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance judges for 2013 to include F1's Murray Walker OBE and Pebble Beach's Sandra Button

Syon Park, London, 3 May 2013 – Salon Privé, which takes place from the 4th to 6th September, is proud to announce the line up of 2013 judges for the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance, as follows:

• Derek Bell MBE (Chief Judge)

• TV's Fifth Gear presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson

• Chairman of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance, Sandra Button

• Motoring journalist, Andrew Frankel

Salon Privé Announces Most Prestigious Judging Panel In Its Eight Year History  • Ferrari enthusiast and historian, Marcel Massini

• CEO of Spyker Cars, Victor Muller

• President of Historica Selecta, Adolfo Orsi

• Motorsport commentator, Steve Parrish

• Royal Automobile Club Chairman, Tom Purves
• Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman

• McLaren Automotive Styling Director, Frank Stephenson

• Automotive designer, Peter Stevens

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    • Motor-racing commentator, Murray Walker OBE

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    Endurance racing legend and five times Le Mans winner, Derek Bell MBE will once again lead the judging at the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance day at Salon Privé on Wednesday 4th September.

    Bell commented: '2013 is my 4th year as Chief Concours Judge at Salon Privé, and it is an honour to be asked back to lead this increasingly prestigious gathering of renowned and revered experts from the automotive world. Salon Privé comes back stronger year after year, with a bigger and better Concours, more stunning car debuts, a collection of luxury brands to die for, and with this year's judges, the organisers have really surpassed themselves. It is a truly stunning line up – and I'm not just referring to the judges – visitors to Syon this September are in for an unforgettable treat – see you there.'

    Entries to the Concours are now officially closed, but exceptional new entrants may still be considered, for more information on entering a car or motorbike, visit

    Tickets for Salon Privé can be purchased at 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.

    About Chubb Insurance:

    Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE (Chubb) provides specialist commercial and personal lines insurance products through independent brokers. Chubb consistently earns exceptionally high ratings for financial strength from the leading credit rating agencies, and is rated A++ (superior) by AM Best. For more information visit

    About Salon Privé

    Approaching its eighth year in 2013, Salon Privé takes place from the 4th to 6th of September at West London's Syon Park and is firmly established as the UK's most prestigious Luxury Super Car Show & Concours d'Elégance. Several new product debuts, as well as the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance, the Art and Memorabilia Fayre, and a host of exclusive luxury goods exhibits place Salon Privé among the leading automotive shows of the world, alongside the U.S.'s Pebble Beach and Italy's Villa d'Este.

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