Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
2019 marked the 14th annual Salon Prive concours, and to my mind it is an event that just keeps getting better and better. Held at Blenheim Palace on September 5-7, 20 motorbikes and 57 motor cars whose owners came from 16 countries were all displayed in the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace.
There were three motor cycle classes, and 13 motor car classes with cars in age ranging from a 1903 Darracq 24 HP to a 2019 special one-off Ferrari SP3JC . This was built by the Ferrari Design Centre in Maranello for, and with the design input of, the well-known Ferrari specialist John Collins of Talacrest. This week my selection excludes the classic Ferraris which I will feature next time. The best in show trophy was awarded to the 1948 Talbot T26GS Fastback, and the people’s award went to the 1930 supercharged 4.5 Litre Gurney Nutting bodied Bentley.