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September 2018

Taylor’s Port & the 2018 Concours of Elegance

The 31st August to the 2nd September saw some of the most astonishing cars ever produced line-up alongside some of the world most famous luxury brands in one of the UK’s most beautiful historic settings. This could mean only one thing – the world-famous Concours of Elegance had returned to Hampton Court Palace for the seventh time.

Concours of Elegance

The Concours of Elegance brings 1,000 of the rarest cars in existence to one place, 60 of the rarest make up the ‘Main Concours’. The whole weekend is a celebration of craftsmanship, design, luxury goods, fine food and drink and superb displays of art.

Concours of Elegance

Taylor’s was present at the Concours as part of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, serving a selection of their finest Port wines ranging from the Taylor’s Chip Dry, a beautifully refreshing white Port, to the ‘Very Old’ 1968 Single Harvest Tawny.

Taylor’s is proud to have supplied the Queen and the Royal Household for many years and were thrilled when the Royal Warrant of Appointment as a supplier of Port Wines to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was granted to the company’s managing Director, Adrian Bridge in 2017. Other warrant holders present over the weekend were the likes of Lock & Co Hatters, Connolly Leather, Henry Poole and Dewar’s Whisky and so on.

1928 Mercedes Benz S-Type Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’

Highlights of the weekend included the one-off Ferrari 166MM, the unique (gold-plated) Rolls-Royce ‘Golden Riveira’ and the Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans. The Best in Show was awarded to the 1928 Mercedes Benz S-Type Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’. In its day it was one of the fastest cars on the road and which was on show for the first time in the UK since 1958.

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