Castle of Windsor’s Concours d’Elégance – Bentley

Bentley at Windsor Castle 2012
Bentley was the main sponsor of the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance and revealed six of its best among 60 of the finest motor cars in the world,” including the 4¼-liter Bentley ‘Embiricos’.

Concours d’Elégance dates from 17th century France where the aristocracy paraded their highly ornate horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. In time the carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competitive ‘beauty pageant’ for automobile owners.

Included in the line-up is the 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé – the ‘Round Door Rolls’ – coming from the Petersen Museum in LA; three Pebble Beach ‘Best of Shows’: a 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupé, a 1933 Delage D8S de Villars Roadster and a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta; an award-winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta; and the 1948 Vincent Black Lightning Prototype better known as Rollie Free’s ‘Bathing Suit Bike’.

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