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Well-suited venue: Savile Row schedules its own concours

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Savile Row, the London Lane known for its fine tailoring, will also showcase fine automobiles during the inaugural Concours on Savile Row, scheduled for June 15-16, 2022. 

To announce the new event, the one-off 1981 Aston Martin Bulldog, a Bizzarrini 3500Gt and a Bentley continental GTZ have been displayed on the Row sidewalk. The concours will take place on the street, which will be closed during the two-day, mid-week event.

The new concours is being staged in a partnership between Pollen Estate, which owns much of Savile Row, and Hothouse Media, publisher of Magneto magazine.

“Savile Row tailors have a historic relationship with the automotive industry, from driving suits, to driving jackets and even car interiors,” the partners said in the announcement. 

“What propels this relationship are the attributes that the collector car world and custom tailoring share: craftsmanship, beautiful design, high-quality materials, attention to detail, and very discerning customers.”

Zoute schedules women’s rally 

Organizers of the Zoute vintage rally in Belgium will stage the Rally des Muses for women and their cars the weekend of May 19-22, 2022. The event will begin in Deauville, France and end at Zoute, Belgium. 

“In ancient Greek mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses — nine of Zeus daughters — who symbolized the arts and sciences,” the event announcement notes. “Today, a muse is an artist’s guiding light, a source of creativity and inspiration. For these inspiring women who like to take the wheel themselves, we organize this fantastic ladies-only rally!”

There will be a place for men to participate, “to cheer on their muses” as they cross the finish line, and then also to participate in the post-rally celebration.

More custom motorcycle winners

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People’s Choice
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Freestyle winner

The Progressive IMS Outdoors J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder custom bike season wrapped up with a bonus round in Southern California at Costa Mesa. 

Ultimate Building series officials noted the “talent and pure passion on display” as Jon MacDowell took first place in Custom Classic for a 1967 Triumph, Mikey Loko won in Custom Street with a 2017 Harley-Davidson Street glide, Mark Shell topped the Freestyle class with a completely custom machine, and Lily Karapetyan won the People’s Choice for her 2019 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.

‘Unexceptional’ turns out to be exceptional

In 2014, Hagerty staged the first Festival of the Unexceptional in the UK to celebrate the everyday family cars typical on British roads from the late 1960s through the ‘80s. This past week, the Royal Automobile Club presented Hagerty and its festival with the Motoring Spectacle of the Year award as part of the RAC Historic Awards giving.

According to the RAC judges, “Defying its name, this brilliant event was truly exceptional in 2021. Not only does such a gathering of the mundane create a wonderful spectacle, but we also felt that Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional is capturing the zeitgeist of the classic world and introducing legions of new fans into the joys of owning old cars. Affordable, accessible and inclusive, this event turns the everyday into the extraordinary.”

The 2021 event was held on the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle.

Beaulieu sets 2022 events calendar

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Beaulieu, home of Britain’s National Motor Museum and Palace House, ancestral home of the Montagu family, has announced its 2022 car events calendar, with events manager Charlotte Mountain noting, “As we look forward to a brand-new year of Beaulieu events, it is exciting to be able to announce such a packed calendar, with the return of so many much-loved events. As well as a number of favorites, it is great to be welcoming new rally Simply Italian to the calendar.

“After the disruptions to the beginning of the 2021 events season, we’re hoping that 2022 will be a year to remember for great events and days out at Beaulieu.”

The Beaulieu calendar includes:

April 3, Simply Aston Martin

April 10, Simply Audi

April 24, Simply Italian

May 14-15, Spring Autojumble (swap meet)

May 15, Land Rover Rummage

May 22, Simply Ford

May 29, Simply Electric

June 5, Simply Porsche

June 12, National Mini Day

June 18, Simply VW

June 19, Hod Rod & Custom Show

June 26, Simply Jaguar

July 3, National Austin Seven Rally

July 10, Simply Land Rover

July 16, Simply Vauxhall

July 17, Simply French

July 24, Simply Japanese

August 6-7, Supercar Weekend

August 14, VW T Chill

August 14, Graham Walker Run for vintage motorcycles

August 21, Simply Mercedes

September 10-112, International Autojumble

September 18, Simply BMW

September 25, Simply British Classics

November 13, Simply Smart

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Larry Edsall
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.

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