The new Hyper Car Collection at Salon Privé represents a unique opportunity to view a genuine selection of the world's fastest and most expensive vehicles in production. With many appearing at Salon Privé for the very first time, the collection for 2013 includes the Koenigsegg Agera R, Pagani Huayra, Ruf CT3-S, SSC Aero GT and more. The Concepts & Prototypes Display This display represents a rare opportunity to view some of the world's most exciting and hotly anticipated concepts and prototypes outside a traditional motor show environment – in the natural beauty of the lawns of Syon House. The Concepts & Prototypes display will feature a display of spectacular models including the Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3, Ford Evos, Lightning GT as well as the Spyker B6 Venator and Icona Vulcano, both of which make their UK debuts at the event.
The Hyper Car Collection
The Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance judging day takes place on day one this year – Wednesday 4th September, with the Classes for 2013 as follows: 'Celebrating 100 Years of Aston Martin', 'The Iconic Porsche 911 at 50 years', '50 years of The Legendary Lamborghini', 'Wind in your Hair', 'The Beauty of Streamlining', 'Little Saloons – The Birth of the Berlinetta', 'Graceful Pre-War Motoring', 'Post-War Competition Greats', 'The Art of Design – Pininfarina', 'Sporting Motorcycles from the 1920s to the 1970s' and 'One-offs and Oddball Motorcycles'. This year's Concours judging panel is without doubt the most prestigious in Salon Privé history, led again by Derek Bell MBE, who is joined by Vicki Butler-Henderson, Sandra Button, Andrew Frankel, Marcel Massini, Victor Muller, Adolfo Orsi, Steve Parrish, Tom Purves, Marek Reichman, Frank Stephenson, Peter Stevens, Giles Taylor, Murray Walker OBE, Malcolm Wheeler, David Woodhouse and Andrea Zagato. Some outstanding Concours entrants are confirmed, with highlights for 2013 including; a unique 1949 Koeng-built Riley 105 Transformable Coupé (Beauty of Streamlining Class); a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (Celebrating 100 Years of Aston Martin), one of the most valuable and beautiful models ever produced and one of only two remaining with a monumental competition history; a 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Spider (The Art of Design, Pininfarina), one of 30 significantly important Pininfarina designed cars built post WWII; a 1927 Bugatti T38 Coupe Fiacre (Graceful Pre-War Motoring), a wonderfully complete and original one-off example of an eight cylinder touring Bugatti; a rare 1968 Lamborghini 400GT (50 Years of The Legendary Lamborghini) believed to be one of only 6 RHD built; the one and only 1964 Lindner-Nocker Low Drag Jaguar E-Type Lightweight (Post War Competition Greats), the last racing car ever built at Jaguar's factory; a 1975 125cc Rickman-Zundapp Street Trial (Sporting Motorcycles from the 1920s to 1970s) which normally resides at the London Motorcycle Museum; and Moto Gillet, amongst many others. The Royal College of Art 'Concours of the Future' design exhibition A unique and exciting new feature in 2013 is the Royal College of Art 'Concours of the Future' Design Exhibition. Ten of the hottest young undergraduates from the RCA's Vehicle Design programme have been tasked with selecting previous Concours cars and re-designing these vehicles for the modern world. This fascinating new work will be revealed for the first time at Salon Privé on 4th September, with judging taking place on Thursday 5th, led by RCA visiting professor, Peter Stevens with Dale Harrow, RCA Vehicle Design Programme Director, Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer, Hyundai and Kia Motors and Peter Horbury, Vice President, Designer of Volvo. Designers of the top three 'Concours of the Future' cars will be presented with trophies designed and manufactured by Bridge of Weir Leather Company and a magnum of Pommery champagne, with the overall winner invited to Milan for a behind-the-scenes tour and design master-class with Andrea Zagato at the Zagato Design Studio.
The Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance
Following the success last year of the Chubb Insurance Tour d'Elégance as the opening ceremony for Salon Privé, this year's tour has been extended to a full day's celebration of classic motoring. Starting at the Royal Automobile Club's country estate, Woodcote Park in Epsom, and taking in the Brooklands Museum, Mercedes-Benz World and Circuit, before a gala evening at the Hilton London Syon Park, the Tour d'Elégance on Tuesday 3rd September will get Salon Privé 2013 off to a flying start.
The Chubb Insurance Tour D'Elégance
Year two of the partnership with EFG Private Bank and its feature Art & Memorabilia Fayre sees a much larger space dedicated to this exhibit and retail area in 2013, with places already reserved for Andrew Hill, Jarrotts, John Ketchell, Roy Putt, Tim Layzell, Paul Smith, Gary Whinn and Historic Car Art, with more to be confirmed during the summer.
The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fayre
This year sees the largest number of luxury brands ever to appear at Salon Privé, further enhancing the event's place as much more than just a car show. The luxury retail village is complemented in 2013 with an attractive retail space on the Concours lawn, featuring names including Audemars Piguet, Boodles, Chubb Insurance, Garia, Gatineau, Grand Prix Originals, Gladstone Motorcycles, Hartley's Safaris, Haymarket, Hornby, Jetfly, Justerini & Brooks, Luzzo Bespoke Ltd., Oak Leaf Gates, Oracle Finance, Oxford Vaughan, Paradisi, Pocher, Pommery, Riva, Robusto House Cigars, Run Wild Media Group, The F1 Shop, The Skincare Sanctuary, Ventura UK and more to be announced.
The Luxury Retail Village
In 1875 Jules Louis Audemars, decided to join forces with Edward Auguste Piguet, in order to develop and craft watches equipped with complex mechanisms. They shared a passion for watchmaking and a mastery of the art of precision that still characterises the company today. Today, Audemars Piguet is still the oldest fine watch-making manufacturer never to have left the hands of its founding families. This gives the company an independent streak that allows it to go its own way and follow its own unique vision. For more information, visit http://www.audemarspiguet.com/en/
About Audemars Piguet
Boodles is now in its third century, having been established in 1798. Under the ownership of the Wainwright family, this British company has nine shops in total, including five in London, including its flagship in Bond Street. Boodles philosophy is to seek out the finest gemstones from around the world and create mouth-wateringly pretty designs around them. Boodles most recognisable creation, the 'Raindance' ring, is now on permanent display in the Victoria & Albert Museum as an outstanding example of contemporary British jewellery design. Boodles is delighted to be exhibiting at its sifth Salon Privé. For more information, visit www.boodles.com
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 www.chubb.com/uk
About Chubb Insurance
EFG International is a global private banking group offering private banking and asset management services, headquartered in Zurich. EFG International's group of private banking businesses operates in around 30 locations worldwide, with circa 2,300 employees. For more information, visit http://www.efgl.com/
About EFG Private Bank
Pommery is one of the most prestigious names in Champagne. A name that is synonymous with elegance and finesse, with freshness and vivacity. Pommery & Greno was established in 1836, but it was the highly entrepreneurial Jeanne-Alexandrine Louise Pommery, who took over the running of the business in 1858, that made sure the Pommery name and reputation was internationally recognised. Today, all Pommery champagnes are crafted by Chef de Cave, Thierry Gasco. Pommery Brut Royal NV is the 'signature' champagne of the Pommery House and is enjoyed in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.vrankenpommery.co.uk/home
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 will make the Audemars Piguet Super Car Show an incredible spectacle, as well as the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance, the EFG 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. For more information, visit www.salonprivelondon.com
About Salon Privé