The Cartier ‘Style et luxe’ concours d’elegance returns to Goodwood for a 20th year with what promises to be a spectacular display of exquisite automotive machinery.
Set on the Cartier Lawn, the concours d’elegance has become famous as the definitive celebration of the best in automotive design through its history and this year will be no exception.
The 80th anniversary of the legendary Figoni et Falaschi coachbuilders will be celebrated with a catagory exclusively for the French coachbuilder, which wrapped some of the most sought after cars of its day in Guiseppe Figoni’s signature teardrop design and draped them with golden wood interiors.
A total of five Figoni et Falaschi cars will gather at Goodwood, from the sensational Mullen Automotive Museum collection in California, including machinery from Delahaye, Bugatti and Talbot-Lago.
Alongside that jaw-dropping display will be a category exclusively for Supercharged Sports Cars – pre-war machinery from manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Squire, MG and Triumph – and a class for the Citroen DS, which celebrates its 60th birthday in 2015.
Closer to the modern day is The 200mph Club, for supercars that have passed the once elusive double-ton, including the Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220 and McLaren F1. Modern variations on classic favourites will also be found in the Modern Classics section, including Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum’s CMC Mk2 and the E-Type inspired Eagle Speedster.
Finally a class dedicated to Motorcyle and Sidecar duos will see Wilkinson, Vindec and BSA represented, and another for Coachbuilt Ferraris brings a stunning gathering of special-bodied cars from the 1950s and ’60s.
Every class will be inspected by a specially selected panel of expert judges, with a winner chosen from each class and one special machine voted best in show.
Ticket information is available from www.goodwood.com or via the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755055.