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You can apply now to take part in the prestigious Concours of Elegance, which returns on 1-3 September 2023.
Both the Levitt Concours and the Thirty Under 30 are still open for entries.
Aimed at broadening the event’s appeal and attracting a more diverse selection of classic cars and owners, they present a fantastic and rare opportunity to display your pride and joy in the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
So, what is the Levitt Concours? It is a 30-car concours exclusively for classic cars with female owners and, after a successful debut in 2022, it returns this year.
It is named after Dorothy Levitt, a British racing driver and journalist whose exploits behind the wheel inspired more women to take up motoring.
She died more than a century ago, but is still recognised as a pioneer in early motorsport.
On the Saturday of Concours of Elegance, 2 September, the 30 participating vehicles will take part in a driving tour from the Guards Polo Club, Windsor, to Hampton Court Palace, where the cars will be displayed and judged.
A 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 monoposto won the Levitt Concours trophy in 2022.
The Thirty Under 30 concours will also return in 2023, on Sunday 3 September.
Another part of Concours of Elegance that aims to broaden the event’s appeal and encourage the next generation of classic car owners, it is open to anyone aged 30 and under who owns a classic car built between 1900 and 1999.
And where a traditional concours might focus on the condition, originality and provenance of the car, here the emphasis is on the stories behind the cars and the owners’ experiences.
From all those who apply, a shortlist of 30 cars will be selected to go to Hampton Court Palace, where the judging is done by the owners themselves – last year’s trophy went to a Ford Capri 2.8 injection.
Concours of Elegance will welcome around 1000 classic cars across three days when the event returns to Hampton Court Palace on 1-3 September.
Check out our highlights from last year’s event here.
Images: Tim Scott/Concours of Elegance
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