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Events: Windsor Tour of Elegance needs you!

The recently announced Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, from 7-9 September, is on course to be one of the most impressive and important events in the motoring calendar.

Events: Windsor Tour of Elegance needs you!

Events: Windsor Tour of Elegance needs you!

The recently announced Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, from 7-9 September, is on course to be one of the most spectacular and important events in the motoring calendar. Sixty of the most stunning concours cars from around the world have been invited to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a spectacular display to be held in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. Invitations have been sent to the USA, Argentina, Europe and Britain and the entry list is now full.

The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance will field the very best 60 motor cars in the world. All will be of the level of excellence as seen at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,  Villa d‘Este Concorso d’Eleganza, The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and Amelia Island Concours.

The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance will be held on the September weekend after the ChelseaAutolegends in London and the weekend before the Goodwood Revival Meeting, creating an unmissable Classic Motoring Fortnight in the United Kingdom. Friday 7 September is an invitation-only Owners Day and Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September are open to the public with tickets available from £25 each. Proceeds go to charity.

On Sunday 9 September the Jubilee Tour of Elegance, in association with Octane, will depart from central London and take a specially chosen route to Windsor. The final approach will include a spectacular drive up to the Castle.  Classic and performance cars will be selected from 1952 to date, representing each year of Her Majesty the Queen’s reign.  Drivers and passengers will be asked to dress in period costume to match the year of their cars and, as this is a charity fundraiser, spare passenger seats will be auctioned. Entrants on the Jubilee Tour of Elegance will have free access to the Concours in return for a donation.

The list of cars

This is the list of cars we want to invite to take part in the Jubilee Tour of Elegance on Sunday 9 September. 60 cars starting with 1952 to celebrate HM's 60 year reign and Diamond Jubilee. We already have a number of cars confirmed - but still need more. If you have any of these cars and would like to be considered, please email us at rebecca@eventspr.co.uk for the attention of the Windsor Tour of Elegance.

  • 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 // Austin Healey 100 // Porsche 550
  • 1955 Bentley S1 // Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud // Jaguar Mk1
  • 1958 Lancia Flaminia // Bristol 406 // Aston Martin DB4
  • 1959 Mini // Jaguar Mk2 // Maserati 5000GT
  • 1960 Alvis TD21 // Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato // Saab 96
  • 1964 Porsche 911 // Ferrari 275GTB // Sunbeam Tiger
  • 1967 Toyota 2000GT // Aston Martin DBS // TVR Vixen
  • 1970 Range Rover // Triumph Stag // Citroen SM // Lamborghini Urraco
  • 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda // Lotus Esprit // Porsche 924
  • 1977 Porsche 928 // Alfa Romeo Giulietta // BMW E23
  • 1978 BMW M1 // Mazda RX-7
  • 1979 Lancia Delta // Mercedes-Benz S-Class W126
  • 1980 Audi quattro // Ferrari Mondial // Austin Metro
  • 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 // Lamborghini Jalpa // Maserati Biturbo
  • 1982 Lotus Excel // Porsche 944   
  • 1983 BMW M635CSi // Land Rover Defender // Peugeot 205
  • 1987 Ferrari F40 // Ferrari 348 // Land Rover Discovery
  • 1988 Porsche 964
  • 1989 Aston Martin Virage // BMW Z1
  • 1990 Honda NSX
  • 1991 TVR Griffith // Bentley Continental R
  • 1992 McLaren F1 // Jaguar XJ220 // Ferrari 456
  • 1997 Jaguar XK // Bentley Turbo RT
  • 1998 Bentley Arnage // Porsche 996
  • 1999 Pagani Zonda // Ferrari 360
  • 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish
  • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT // Aston Martin DB9 // Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • 2005 Bugatti Veyron // Aston Martin Vantage // Gumbert Apollo
  • 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano // Lotus Europa S // Audi R8
  • 2007 Nissan GT-R // Maserati GranTurismo
  • 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe // Jaguar XF // Lotus Evora
  • 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia // Aston Martin Rapide // Jaguar XJ
  • 2010 Aston Martin One-77 // Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG   

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How to enter the Jubilee Tour of Elegance

You will find the list attached of classic and performance cars we would like to invite to attend this event on Sunday 9 September. The cars represent the first year of their manufacture. Cars must be insured and MoT’d for use on public roads.

The Tour will leave from central London (exact location TBA) and will drive to Windsor Castle. A route map will be provided and there is no competition involved.

We looking for a minimum of a £100.00 donation to charity for anyone who's cars are entered, and Tour participants will have free entry to the exclusive Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance on arrival. As such we would expect entrants to make a contribution to the charity.

Please email a clear photograph of your car, a maximum of 100 words describing its history as well as your contact details. Cars should be in clean original condition. Passengers should dress in period clothing.


Octane reserves the right to amend this list at any time. Octane's decision is final in any dispute or discussion. No discussion or correspondence shall be entered into following the selection. The event is by invitation only. Octane reserves the right to refuse entry without giving any reason.



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