Salon Prive returns to Blenheim Palace in 2016

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Jaguar XK120 'Jabbeke' set speed record in 1953 and won Salon Prive in 2015 | Salon Prive photos
 Jaguar XK120 'Jabbeke' set speed record in 1953 and won Salon Prive in 2015 | Salon Prive photos
Jaguar XK120 ‘Jabbeke’ set speed record in 1953, won Salon Prive in 2015 | Salon Prive photos

Salon Prive, is England’s only professionally judged classic car event, will return to Blenheim Palace for its 11th anniversay event September 1-3, it was announced Thursday.

The 2015 event at Blenheim Palace was the most successful in the show’s history with more than 11,000 visitors.

Ferrari LaFerrari won prestige & performance title in 2015
Ferrari LaFerrari won prestige & performance title in 2015

The weekend schedule includes the Salon Prive (concours), the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition and Boodles Ladies’ Day activities in a combination of classic and exotic cars, luxury lifestyle and fashion.

The schedule begins Thursday with the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance and Pirelli competitions. Ladies day and a Silverstone Auctions sale take place the second day. The salon concludes with the Supercar Show on Saturday.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.