The glamorous Salon Privé event is expanding for 2019 with the addition of a cheaper fourth day aimed at the general public.
Salon Privé Classic & Supercar, as it will be known, will close the Oxfordshire show on Sunday 8 September, following the amalgamation of two separate events, Salon Privé and Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar.
While the former offers private, full hospitality, the latter is a more relaxed affair, meaning tickets for this re-branded event start at a palatable £21.
The new, public Salon Privé Classic & Supercar will be held on the South Lawn Enclosure and North Lawn at Blenheim Palace.
North Lawn tickets start at £21, and for that you gives you’ll get access to the 1001-strong Bentley display organised by the Bentley Drivers Club for the marque’s centenary – which is expected to be the largest-ever gathering of Bentleys – plus the club’s annual concours.
There’s also the GT Tour Paddock featuring 80 privately owned sports, super and hypercars, which will arrive in convoy, plus the Supercar Club Paddock, where you’ll find around 500 cars from the likes of McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and more.
It’s at least £36 for one of the limited-number of combined North Lawn and South Lawn Enclosure ticket, and for the extra outlay you can access the classic-car specialists, supercar manufacturers and brands in the Luxury Shopping Village exhibiting at Salon Privé itself. Plus, you’ll be able to order luxury picnic hampers in advance, priced from £65 for two people.
“The new format this year offers the ideal opportunity to create a ‘Club Day’,” said Salon Privé’s Co-Founder and Sales Director, David Bagley.
“A trio of exciting new club awards will be up for grabs and presented later in the day within the South Lawn Enclosure. These will be the Salon Privé Secretary’s Trophy, the Salon Privé Manufacturer’s Trophy and for the people’s choice and best club car on the day, the Salon Privé Club Trophy.”
The overall format for 2019’s Salon Privé will see the 50-car Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance opening proceedings on Thursday 5 September, with Boodles Ladies’ Day on the Friday and a Bentley centenary celebration on Saturday 7 September, followed by the closing, public day on the Sunday.
Find out more and buy tickets online.