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London Concours returns this August: The UK’s first major automotive event since February

By Lisa Curtiss on 3rd July 2020

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will take place on the 19th to 20th of August. Some of the world’s most iconic cars will be on show at The Honourable Artillery Company HQ in the City of London delighting visitors across the two days.

This will be the UK’s first major automotive event to take place since February. Visitors will be treated to curated feature displays of ‘The Lost Marques’ – a collection of car manufacturers lost to time – ‘The Speed of Sand’, which brings together the Hot Rods that annually gather on Pendine Sands, ‘The Era of the Hypercar’, which collects the latest and most innovative performance cars, and more.

With an offering of nearly 100 automotive icons from the early 20th Century to modern day, the Honourable Artillery Company HQ’s glorious lawn – near to Bank and Moorgate – will be transformed into a motoring utopia for two days only, complete with displays from specialist automotive dealers and manufacturers. But London Concours is not just about the cars on display; it’s an automotive garden party complete with boutiques from watchmakers, Montres Breguet, arthouses, fashion brands and fine food and drink.

Rowan Kitching, director of events at The HAC, said: “We are delighted to support the return of London Concours to The HAC. As such a key event in our calendar, it was welcome news that outdoor spaces could reopen their doors in order for us to showcase this fabulous event on the beautiful Artillery Garden at The HAC. I’ve been hugely impressed by all the hard work behind the scenes that our teams have shown to make our venues and events a safe and secure place to visit.”

The London Concours has now increased its venue space at The HAC by more than a third, taking the total space to 20,000 sq/m. Combined with a limit on the number of people allowed in the venue at any one time, the event will offer visitors more space to enjoy the content than ever before. A special rate has been negotiated for parking close to the venue, for those who may now choose to drive to the event.

Andrew Evans, London Concours director, said: “We’re enormously excited by this breakthrough. The event has received so much support from partnering brands and we look forward to welcoming many more in addition to our visiting guests. We can, and we will, create an extraordinary event comparable to previous years thanks to our robust event plan.”

With audience welfare in mind, the organisers have created a new operational plan that has been put in place including revised hospitality, audience capacity and increased venue space as well as separate morning and afternoon tickets.

Ticket allocation is restricted compared with previous years, but spaces are still available at londonconcours.co.uk/tickets. In the unlikely event of cancellation, ticket buyers will be given a full refund or their ticket can be deferred to 2021.

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