• Yves

Concours of Elegance 2017 – Hampton Court Palace 1st-3rd September

Eurostar train took us from Brussels to London in less than two hours .. pretty fast connection and impressive what mankind has built, such a fast train under the North sea traveling at 200 Km/h. The local train took us from London to Hampton Court.

We entered via a small gate in the huge castle and suddenly we were in the garden of Hampton court palace, on a sunny day, no wind. Wow, we saw hundreds of Bentleys', Jaguars and Rolls Royce's, it was so beautiful it compressed my heart, and at the entrance the legendary D-type Le Mans racing cars and their drivers the 1-2-3-4-5-6 who finished at Le Mans race in 1957,

It was the World 60th. ANNIVERSARY of the Jaguars D-type. Concours of Elegance was the commemoration of those 'Legends Reunited'.

It is interesting how you can own the winning car. What should we do to be the lucky ones?

One of the Jaguars prise winner has bought his Jaguar D-type from his close friend. Friendship is forever!

Another owner has acquired his beautiful Jaguar on E-Bay! The technology is changing even such conservative market as the old timers one.

I have bought my stunning Rolls Roys using Ebay as well. The experience was quite good. The car was delivered from California to Belgium within one month.

What else could add value to the old timer? The owners’ history of course!

My preferred car on the show was 1964 Aston Marin DB5.

It is not only due to my passion for James Bond. The car was featuring in 1964 film 'Goldfinger'.

The first owner of the car was Sir Paul McCartney from “Beatles”.

He owned this car from 1964 till 1970. We all remember well “Baby you can drive my car” must be written under impression of this beautiful Sierra Blue silver colour Aston Martin. To memo rate this fact, the number plates consists of the year 64 and the first three letters MAC.

The car has the original Philips Auto-Mignon record player in the perfect order. It is located at the back of the car and looks very cute. It is amazing the technology and design during 60s.

The new owner has bought the car in 2012. The car has undergone a full nut-and-bolt restoration with the engine upgrated to 4.2-liters.

In total there where about 100 cars of the highest calibre invited to the Concours of Elegance who's Patron is Prince Michael of Kent.

Concours of Elegance 2017 – Hampton

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