Conceived by Andrew and David Bagley in 2004, the event has gone from strength to strength, showcasing everything from rare bespoke classics through to the latest and rarest prestige and performance cars.
The event has also continued to attract an increasing portfolio of world-renowned luxury and lifestyle brands, incorporating everything from jewellery to executive jets and fine art.
Additionally, for the first time this year, the event will incorporate a ‘Public Day’, featuring a ‘Speed & Style’ supercar competition featuring cars from 1975 to the current day, held in the Palace grounds.
Alongside longstanding features of the three-day event including the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance and Boodles Ladies’ Day, there will also be other exciting firsts at this year’s Salon Privé, including the opportunity for visitors to test drive many of the desirable cars present and even more spectacular cavalcades of the cars on show.
“We’ve remained true to our original concept,” explains co-founder David Bagley. “We’ve always focused on working with the very best automotive and luxury brands to build Salon Privé into an event that affords guests a level of interaction that’s impossible to beat.”
Built in the early 18th century, the world-famous Blenheim Palace, a jewel in the Oxfordshire countryside, was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. Now residence to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, it is also famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.