Win tickets to the unique motor show Salon Privé

Salon Priv, Blenheim Palace

Salon Priv, Blenheim Palace - Credit: Archant

Salon Privé is an event like no other - a high-class motor show and glamorous garden party in one, and, if you enter our competition, YOU could be there...

Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace

Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace - Credit: Archant

Salon Privé is a motor show unlike any other. A unique three-day event, held for the first time in the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace, where we bring together an incredible collection of classic, super, hyper and concept cars for a true celebration of these motoring masterpieces.

With a world-renowned Concours, a day dedicated to the ladies and all-new ‘Speed & Style’ motoring competition, this is the ultimate way to indulge your automotive passion. Sip champagne, enjoy exceptional cuisine and soak in the relaxing, garden party atmosphere of Salon Privé.

The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance

The prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé has grown into a world-renowned affair, ranking among the top three alongside Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este. It attracts rare and priceless entries from around the world and is the only professionally-judged Concours in the UK, bringing together 18 of the world’s foremost automotive professionals, headed by five-times Le Mans Winner Derek Bell.

In the morning, all cars and motorbikes are paraded through the landscaped grounds of Blenheim Palace and presented to the judges. The afternoon sees the Class Winners and Special Winners called to the podium to collect their awards, before the day culminates in the presentation of the ultimate prize of the Concours, the Best in Show.

With a range of coveted awards to be won, honouring everything from engineering greatness to stunning exteriors, the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance is a true celebration of phenomenal vehicles and their heritage, style and elegance. It’s a rare opportunity to see the finest cars on the planet judged against one another.

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Boodles Ladies’ Day

A day for glamour, style and elegance, Boodles Ladies’ Day takes Salon Privé from luxury cars to a luxurious celebration of hats and dresses. The competitive atmosphere still thrives, though rosettes are swapped for roses as our judges scout the lawns for who will be named Boodles Best Dressed Lady. The winner is presented with a much coveted piece from one of Boodles spectacular collections.

A much awaited social event, Boodles Ladies’ Day creates an undeniably extravagant atmosphere in which to sit back in and enjoy.

The Salon Privé Supercar Show

Featuring The Speed & Style Competition

For fans of modern motoring the Speed & Style competition is a unique opportunity to see the world’s most powerful and exciting supercars in the flesh. An all-new addition for 2015, the competition will welcome supercars dating from 1975 to the modern day and display them all on Blenheim Palace’s spectacular Great Court on Saturday 5th September.

As the only one of its kind in the automotive event world, it’s a unique opportunity to have your own vehicle professionally judged by our panel of experts or simply get up close and personal with these modern day motoring masterpieces.

The day also includes...

Beyond the automotive wonders of Salon Privé you’ll find the Luxury Brands Village, a relaxing space to browse luxury brands, the EFG Art Fair, a collection of automotive inspired artwork and the Salon Privé Sale, a collection of the finest classic cars available for sale.

Complete the day with a luxurious fine dining experience. Sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous cuisine all while surrounded by the sophisticated and relaxing ambience created by our Salon Privé team.

Supercars/Luxury Cars

Experience first hand our collection of stunning supercars. Featuring a range of well-known super and luxury car brands as well as coachbuilders and low volume niche manufacturers,

This is your chance to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest the motoring world has to offer. With each car elegantly displayed on Blenheim Palace’s South Lawn, the Salon Privé supercar collection is an absolute must-see.


Our hypercar collection is something every car enthusiast should experience. A display of the world’s most exciting cars, this is a rare opportunity to witness these motoring masterpieces in one place, at one time. With each car openly displayed on Blenheim Palace’s South Lawn, this is one collection not to be missed.

Concept Cars & Prototypes

Get a glimpse into the future of the automotive world with our Concepts & Prototypes display. A fully integrated class within the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, this a rare opportunity to witness the incredible cars of the future in the here and now.

Classic Car Specialists

Each year, we welcome a select group of Classic Car Specialists & Restorers to showcase their work at Salon Privé, ranging from vintage through to classic and featuring restored and un-restored models. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to talk to the experts and take your first steps towards classic car ownership.

The Salon Privé Sale

Hosted in partnership with Silverstone Auctions, the Salon Privé Sale has a collection of stunning and soon-to-be auctioned cars for you to bid on.

Luxury Brands

The Salon Privé Luxury Brands Village brings together a range of prestigious brands many with heritage and a long-standing reputation.

With the relaxed ambiance created by our elegant garden party setting, it is the ultimate shopping haven and a perfect opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.


Further indulge your automotive passion with the EFG Art Fair. We showcase an exclusive collection of automotive inspired works which embody the design, power and excitement of your favourite iconic vehicles.

Each artist has a renowned reputation as world leading in the automotive art world, their work appearing at prestigious international events.


WIN VIP Tickets!

You can win two VIP tickets to Salon Privé (Thursday or Friday)

VIP Ticket includes: Lobster Luncheon • Champagne & Complimentary Bar • Afternoon Tea • Event Guide • Complimentary Parking

All VIP tickets also include full access to: The Salon Privé Supercar Show • Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance • EFG Art Fair • Luxury Brands Village • Salon Privé Sale

(Thursday & Friday Preview, Saturday Auction) • Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ Exhibition • Hypercar Collection

To enter simply answer the following question:

Q: In which year was the first Salon Privé event held?

Email your answer to the question along with your name and full contact details, quoting code COT15SP, to Alternatively you can post your answer along with full contact details to:

Cotswold Life Salon Privé Competition - COT15SP,

c/o Katie Tait,

Cumberland House (formerly Archant House),

Oriel Road,



GL50 1BB.


Terms and conditions: competition closes at midday on Monday, August 24, 2015. Entrants must be 18 years or older. The winner can choose to attend the event on either Thursday, September 3, 2015 or Friday, September 4, 2015. Standard Archant terms and conditions apply and can be found by clicking here.

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