100 spectacular historic and performance cars to gather in London

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Sir Stirling Moss in the ex-Rob Walker team Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The London Concours 2018 will gather the most incredible collection of vehicles ever seen in the City of London, as the event kicks off at the Honourable Artillery Company from 7-8 June.

Nearly 100 performance icons, past and present, will park up in the five-acre oasis of green, hidden just off City Road –  a stone’s throw from London landmarks like the Barbican and the Gherkin – for this year’s event. The main concours line-up of judged vehicles is split into classes named for the event’s central theme – Speed – so expect to see vehicles in ‘Fast’, ‘Faster’, ‘Very Fast’, ‘Superfast’, ‘Hyperfast’ and ‘Era-Defining’.

In ‘Fast’, presented by Remy Martin, you’ll find everything from a 1911 Renault Type CC up to the 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, with plenty more icons of speed in between. In ‘Faster’, presented by Azur, are rarities like the 1952 Ferrari 212/ 225 Inter Belinetta and 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic. At the more modern end of the spectrum is the 1982 Porsche 911 SC and 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ.

‘Very Fast’, sponsored by Geely, runs from the 128mph 1911 Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’, through the 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta and 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT into the 2000s, with the Ferrari 550 Maranello and exclusive Porsche 911 Sport Classic.

Those cars in ‘Superfast’, presented by evo Magazine, were among the fastest in the world during their day, including the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT, 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ and 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago. Many cars from the past few years will also be on display, including the hardcore Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Ferrari F12 TdF and Bentley GT3-R. ‘Hyperfast’, sponsored by Octane takes matters of speed further still, showcasing only the fastest and purest supercars, including the Lamborghini Countach QV 5000, Ferrari F50 and Bugatti Veyron.

Billed as the ultimate luxury automotive garden party in the heart of the City, London Concours features a number of premium food and drink options, including bespoke cocktails from Remy Martin and champagne by Taittinger. There are a number of breakfast, lunch and evening cocktail options for entertaining, too – for more information click here.

Tickets to the London Concours are available from londonconcours.co.uk, with a full day adult admission ticket costing £35, and concessions from £18.

 

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