The Footman James Concours d'Elegance

The Chateau Impney Hill Climb will wow visitors with a spectacular display of the most exotic and unusual cars from across the ages.

Overlooking the Hill Climb course, the Footman James Concours d’Elegance is a celebration of motorsport heritage shared by the grass-roots club movement and Chateau Impney, and promises to be an unmissable display of beautiful, powerful automobiles. 

Traditionally, a Concours d’Elegance is judged by a specialist panel, but the Footman James Concours d'Elegance will choose its winner via a public vote. However, with so many incredible cars taking part, it’s going to be tough to decide which car is the most impressive! 

2016 Overall Winner

The Footman James Concours d’Elegance raised the bar with a variety of incredible cars from across the ages. The overall winner, as voted by the public, was the stunning 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3. It was originally owned by young Spanish nobleman Count José de Villapadierna. While he had modest success in the GP races of the era, he is perhaps better known for stealing his grandmother’s jewels to buy his first race car. In the 1940s, the car was raced in the Indianapolis 500 before being shipped to the UK. Its most recent owner entrusted Neil Twyman, who competed at Chateau Impney in 2015, to sympathetically restore it to its 1940s glory days, and it has since earned titles at Chantilly Concours d’Elegance.

Runners-Up

1937 Bugatti T57

1928 Amilcar C0

1995 McLaren F1 GTR

 
  • Morgan Aero 8 GTN at Footman James Concours, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • John Player Special, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich

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