London Concours Announces Classes for 2019
The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has announced this year’s expertly curated car classes, including ‘The Great Marques’, ‘The Innovators’ and ‘The Icons’.
The capital’s leading automotive garden party returns to the idyllic lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company from 5-6 June, displaying more than 70 automotive greats in seven distinct classes:
Great Marques – Ferrari
Great Marques – Jaguar
Made in Germany
The ‘Great Marques’ classes are a celebration of some of motoring’s most legendary brands. This year the honour falls to Ferrari and Jaguar; both of whom have a long list of automotive luminaries in their back catalogue – the Ferrari 250 GTO and Jaguar XKSS to name just two.
The Icons class is comprised of automotive models that came to represent their generation; think ‘90s and it’ll be the McLaren F1 or think ‘60s and it’ll be the Aston Martin DB5. Whether it’s through ripping up the rulebook, finding fame on the silver screen or being the poster car for a whole generation of buyers, each car in this class has established itself as a verified automotive icon.
The Innovation Class brings together cars that blazed a trail with new technology both on the race track and on the road. Expect to see the first ground effect Formula One cars and innovators like the Bugatti EB110; the first road car to use carbon fibre monocoque. Meanwhile, ‘Made in Germany’ is a veritable greatest hits of the finest cars from Porsche, Mercedes, Audi and more.
Also featuring at the London Concours will be a display of ‘The Outlaws’; classic modified cars that are part of a recent global phenomenon spearheaded by the likes of Rod Emory, and the ‘Lost Marques’. These cars are an homage to some of the greatest automotive manufacturers lost to time; Alvis, Panhard, Frazer-Nash, Bizzarrini and more.