May 16 2018

UK Concours celebrates ‘Best of Britain’

A showcase of “British Legends” are making their way to this year’s Concours of Elegance at the royal Hampton Court Palace.

The most iconic, emotive and important cars of the past century will feature in the line-up, at the seventh annual motoring show, as part of a unique feature by the Bridge of Weir leather company.

British Legends

The special feature will include a roster of some of the most important and iconic cars of the past 100 years, as chosen by experts in the fields of automotive design and leadership.

The luminaries and high-profile specialists contributing to this final selection include; Dr. Andy Palmer, CEO and president of Aston Martin; Wayne Burgess, design studio director at Jaguar Land Rover and director of design at Rolls-Royce, Giles Taylor.

These motoring visionaries will be telling stories of the cars that have had the greatest impact on their lives – ones which resonate, inspiring them throughout their careers and personal lives.

These tales will be published as part of a weekly feature on the Concours of Elegance website.

Iconic Interiors

Bridge of Weir will also be making a selection, and Karen Marshall, managing director, says the firm is “excited and privileged” to be among some of the most “prolific names in the industry”.

Bridge of Weir has become involved in the exhibition as part of its centenary celebrations of the hide-adorned version of Ford’s Model T, which launched in 1918 at the hands of the prestigious Scottish firm.

The firm formed in 1905 and has been involved in the interiors of some of Britain’s leading motoring marques, including Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren. 

“We are very proud to celebrate a Century of automotive design at Concours of Elegance this year,” says Ms Marshall.

“It’s 100 years since the Bridge of Weir-clad Model T was produced by Ford and since then we have provided leather to a number of classic cars, many of which will be celebrated at this year’s Concours of Elegance.”

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from just £25, with concessions from £17.50, more details can be found over on the website.