Concours of Elegance to showcase cars from the first ever British Grand Prix

by Rachel Hack

On 2-4 September 2016, the public will have the exciting chance to get up close and personal with some of the unique cars that took part in the first ever British Grand Prix in 1926 which was held at Brooklands Motor Circuit.

Amidst the beautiful surroundings of Windsor Castle, and in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, the Concours of Elegance will display the most revolutionary British cars that have influenced the long ruling monarch’s life.

Vehicle’s ranging from the Land Rover Series I to the McLaren F1 will be on show, as the event looks to celebrate Britain’s pivotal role in the motor industry. While the full list of cars are yet to be announced, a one-off art deco masterpiece, the 1937 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet Xenia, and an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato, a car which dominated racing in its day have already been confirmed.

Credit: Concours of Elegance

Credit: Concours of Elegance

Four original Grand Prix cars will feature in the line up, a Delage 155B, Talbot 700, Thomas Special and Halford Special. At the time of racing, drivers of the Delage were forced to make frequent pit-stops to avoid suffering from serious burns to their feet.

Concours of Elegance 2016 will also feature a free-to-view area, consisting of more than 800 models from the UK’s best car clubs, including the Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Jaguar and Bentley owners’ clubs.

Full details of the event can be found at or

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