Hampton Court Concours of Elegance

The event welcomed nearly 1,000 cars in total, charting the full evolution of luxury and innovation in automotive from the pioneers right through to the modern day.  The Bell Sport & Classic stand presented the stunning 330 LMB Project, the gloriously green (Verde Chiaro) Ferrari 330 GTC body that is one of our latest restoration projects and looked simply perfect on the lawns and the potent 1975 Kremer Porsche RSR.

The ‘Best in Show’ award, voted by the owners of the cars on display, went to a unique art deco Voisin C-27 Aérosport. Designed and built in 1934 by one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, Gabriel Voisin, the C-27 Aérosport exhibits many traits of Voisin’s aviation background. The provocative car was created for the 1934 Paris Motor Show but didn’t quite hit the mark in terms of sales. After the expo, two roadsters were built on shortened Aérodyne chassis – which became known as the C27, and its glorious Art Deco styling captivated the heart, a collaborate between Voisin and André Noël-Noël Telmont, an architect who had met Voisin during their education.

Photography:  Charlie B, Patrick White

The full list of awards:

Best in Show – 1934 Avions Voisin Type C-27 Aérosport 

Pre-1915s – 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 HP

1920s – 1921 Bamford & Martin Aston Martin A3

1930s – 1932 Alfa Tipo P3 Tipo B

1940s – 1948 Delahaye 135M Fixed Head Coupé by Chapron  

1950s – 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Cabriolet Farina

1960s – 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato 

1970s – 1970 Porsche 917K Rofgo 

Post-1980s – 1997 Ferrari F50 Berlinetta 

The Royal Automobile Club Trophy – Fiat Dino Spider

30UNDER30 – Vauxhall 30/98

Jaguar Trophy – Jaguar E-type #850026

Bentley Trophy  – Bentley MkVI Coupe by Freestone and Webb 

The Junior Concours – Jaguar E-type

The Bridge of Weir Design Award – Delahaye 135MS Speciale Faget-Varnet