Images from the grounds of Holyrood house in Edinburgh, where 60 of the world’s finest cars have congregated for this year’s Concours of Elegance
The Concours of Elegance was originally held at Windsor Castle in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It has since visited the palaces of St James and Hampton Court, and this year its setting is Edinburgh’s Holyrood house. Yes – the Concours of Elegance’s seal of approval is of the most royal kind.
The event, which has so far raised £600,000 for charity, hosts 60 top-calibre classics from around the globe. Highlights include a 1905 10-litre Star, 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni et Falaschi and 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 NART Spider. Other attractions are a collection of Ecurie Ecosse cars, and the Club Trophy, open to the best-of-the-best from UK clubs.
With a nod to the location, there’s also a tribute to Sir Jackie Stewart incorporating his three F1 Drivers’ Championship-winning cars, plus a display representing other Scottish racers from Clark to Franchitti to Dumfries.
Running from 4-6 September, the event opens to the public on Saturday 5 September. Here are just a few images from the first day of the event, as the cars rolled into the grounds of the Scottish palace.
Any fans of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run should recognise this 1902 Arrol-Johnston Dogcart
This 1912 Lorraine Dietrich ‘Vieux Charles III’ made a name for itself by setting a number of speed records at Brooklands
The amazing line up of classic cars rolls into the beautiful surroundings of Holyrood House