A summer garden party with an automotive twist is right up our street; we’re rather fond of them at the House. So Salute to Style, a new classic car event event to take place at London’s Hurlingham Club on 16-19 July, could make its way into our diary.
A French theme will pervade this most English venue, most notably with a recreation of the Le Mans pits occupied with classic racers. No chance of a Le Mans start, sadly; they’ll be on static display. The evening of Wednesday 16 July will see the event start with a Bastille Day Ball, while French food, drinks and fashion boutiques will be a key feature throughout the four days.
Back with the cars, and outside of the Francophile theme, there will be a celebration of ‘creativity and craftsmanship in motoring history’, with everything from vintage classics to top-flight modern sports cars represented. Details on exactly which cars to expect have not yet been released. Art exhibitions and live music will feature, too.
Salute to Style has been curated by Michael Scott, the founder of the 96 Club for owners of rare classic cars of distinction who also founded the International Guild of Specialist Engineers.