It was such a thrill to be back at Hampton Court Palace for the 2021 Concours of Elegance, and now seems a good time to look at the history of the event.
The event's patron is His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, who also serves as the chief Judge for the Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club, and one of the remarkable things about it, is that the event is always held at a royal palace.
When the event started in 2012, it was held at Windsor Castle, before moving to St. James's Palace the next year. 2014 saw the event move to Hampton Court Palace for the first time, then moving to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in 2015, and then back to Windsor Palace for the second time in 2016.
In 2017, Hampton Court Palace was once again the venue, and this time, a five year agreement was reached, ensuring Hampton Court was to host the event that has quickly become a favourite for many. A setting such as this is the perfect counterpoint for the amazing rare vehicles on show there.