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Friday 03 September 2021.

Wednesday 01 Sept to Sunday 05 Sept - SALON PRIVE is held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Salon Privé, the UK's most exclusive motor show and summer social fixture featuring the latest and greatest supercars alongside the rarest classic cars. Globally recognised as one of the key events on the international Concours circuit, which attracts some of the rarest and most exquisite cars ever produced, many of which are flown in by the industry’s most prolific overseas collectors for all to admire. Alongside this rich and eclectic show of classic cars, Salon Privé offers a unique opportunity to not only admire, but also test-drive cars from the world’s most elite super and hypercar brands, providing the perfect opportunity to discover your next investment. Beyond the automotive wonders of Salon Privé, lies an extravagant and quintessentially English social day out for all to enjoy, with fine dining, Pommery Champagne and a Luxury Retail Village featuring everything from jewellery, fashion and accessories to helicopters and yachts! All of which is set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace; birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough and his family. ‘Salon Privé Week’ is a must-attend series of events for any car enthusiast or aficionado! Salon Privé Week 2021​ Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd September – Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by AXA The opening day of Salon Privé is dedicated to the world-renowned Concours d’Elégance, which attracts the rarest and most significant classic cars and motorbikes from motoring history Friday 3rd September – Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles Ladies’ Day has become a firm fixture in Salon Privé Week, with ladies and gentlemen alike planning their attire for weeks in advance. Featuring the Boodles Best Hat Competition, this day puts style and elegance at centre stage. Saturday 4th September – Salon Privé Club Trophy Supercar Saturday sees the premium Car Clubs invited to take centre stage on the South Lawn, presenting over 1,000 supercars from marques Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche. Wed to Fri tickets include all day champers , lunch and afternoon tea. Saturday is members only. Sunday 05 September - this is the only day that is non-hospitality , tickets are £45. www.salonpriveconcours.com Visit their website here for more info and to buy tickets. ------------------ Friday 03 September 2021....11.30am to 5.30pm...Ladies Day... Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire is certainly one of my fave non live music events of the year. We are lucky, that it is lovely and sunny again like last year. Over 100 stunning cars on display here in this incredible location. Ranging from gleaming classics from previous decades to powerful new super cars. The parade of cars was really good to see, as the engines roared. Tv legend EAMONN HOLMES is here with his fellow ITV colleagues , The Speakmans. I had my photo taken with Eamonn, who was super friendly and chatty. Every admission ticket includes all day Pommery champagne, vodka and cokes, gin and tonics, wines, beers, coffee, teas...along with a lovely lunch of lobster, King tiger prawns, salmon, beef , pork belly and dessert pots...then at 4.30pm was a full afternoon tea with a full range of tasty items. At 3.30pm a stunning 1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet Sindelfingen won Best in Show. At 4.15pm we had thirteen ladies line up in the "best hat" competition. I will put a few photos of the event up on my Facebook page soon. ------------------- And enthusiasts won't have to wait until next September for the next instalment, thanks to the announcement of a brand-new Salon Privé event. 'The Chelsea Edition' is set to take place from 21-23 April 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners and world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The springtime London fixture will be the perfect way to kick off the motoring season. Meanwhile Salon Privé will make a welcome return to Blenheim Palace 31 August - 4 September 2022. For all the latest details, please visit: www.salonpriveconcours.com