PRESS RELEASE 8th August 2019
Sydney Harbour Concours d'Elegance has been announced as a finalist for BREAKTHROUGH EVENT OF THE YEAR!
It is with great pride that the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for The Historic Motoring Awards 2019.
Now in its ninth year, The Historic Motoring Awards are the most prestigious in the industry, recognising the elite in the international classic automotive world. To be held on 17th October 2019 at the Rosewood Hotel London, this distinguished gala night sees the celebration of a broad selection of categories, selected by the experts at Octane Magazine and an international panel of judges. The evening will be hosted by broadcaster and Formula 1 pundit Steve Rider, with awards to celebrate the vital contributions to the classic motoring industry over the last twelve months.
Chosen as a finalist in the category, Breakthrough Event of the Year, the inaugural Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance has immediately been recognised on the international stage.
Congratulations are also in order for the marvellous Jaguar XK120 LM designed and built by Justin Hills which had its world premier at the 2019 Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance. This car is currently winging its way to the USA where it will be shown at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Monterey, before going to England for Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace. This amazing Jaguar has also been shortlisted at The Historic Motoring Awards 2019, in the Bespoke Car of the Year category.
Of this car, Ian Callum, recently retired as Director of Design for Jaguar Cars, said, “Sir William Lyons would have approved, I am sure.”
The wonderful 1923 Bentley 3 litre, chassis number 141, of Peter and Robin Briggs has also been busy. After appearing at this year’s Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance, the first Bentley to run at the first Le Mans, 96 years ago, has recently been to Monte Carlo, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is now on its way to Pebble Beach and then to Hampton Court as it helps celebrate the marque’s centenary.
Le Mans winner David Brabham, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, is the Patron of the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance powered by Ferrari, the second edition of which will be held on March 5th – 7th 2020.