Classic great Brits to be honoured at London Concours

| 1 Apr 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Classic great Brits to be honoured at London Concours

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Nine great British classic car designs and the people behind them will be showcased in a class at this summer’s London Concours, on 8-10 June.

One of the event’s three ‘special features’, it will celebrate two of the UK’s most famous motoring icons and their creators: Malcolm Sayer and the Jaguar E-type, and Sir Alec Issigonis and the Mini.

These will sit alongside Gordon Murray’s featherweight Light Car Company Rocket (above), his more famous McLaren F1 starring elsewhere at the concours.

Classic & Sports Car – Classic great Brits to be honoured at London Concours
Classic & Sports Car – Classic great Brits to be honoured at London Concours

The E-type isn’t the only Jaguar in the line-up, with a one-of-53 XJR-15 set to star, too, paying tribute to the work of Murray’s co-designer for the McLaren F1, Peter Stevens.

Another limited-run car, a one-of-200 Range Rover CSK will honour its designer, Charles Spencer King, while Ian Cameron’s work will be represented by a 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé.

Marek Reichman and the one-of-77 Aston Martin One-77 he designed will complete the class, together with a Morgan Aeromax, designed by Matthew Humphries, and the McLaren MP4-12C, penned by Frank Stephenson.

Classic & Sports Car – Classic great Brits to be honoured at London Concours

“On the global stage, Great Britain has always punched above its weight when it comes to automotive design and innovation,” said Andrew Evans, London Concours Director.

“What we really wanted to do with the Iconic British Designs class was shine a light not just on the cars themselves but on some of the people responsible for these achievements – without them the UK automotive scene wouldn’t be quite the same.”

The fifth London Concours comes to the capital’s Honourable Artillery Company HQ on 8-10 June.

C&SC readers can take advantage of our exclusive 2-for-1 ticket offer.

Images: Will Williams/London Concours


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