|By PR Newswire||
|August 29, 2013 04:00 AM EDT||
LONDON, August 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
HRH Prince Michael of Kent is to commence the celebrations at the St James's Concours of Elegance, London by leading a convoy of 60 of the world's rarest classic cars on the opening morning, Thursday, September 5, 2013.
Driving the single-seater 1933 Napier-Railton 24 Litre Special, His Royal Highness - Patron of the Concours of Elegance - will be at the head of the procession which leaves the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace to travel into the gardens of 300-year-old Marlborough House, venue for the three day Concours.
The Concours of Elegance is a major fund-raising initiative which last year raised over £250,000 at the inaugural event at Windsor Castle. This year's charity partners are Marie Curie Cancer Care, Pilotlight, Rosetrees Trust and Action on Bladder Cancer. These rare cars have been brought by their owners from around the world to support the charities.
Some of these Concours cars have never before been seen in public. They will be joined by a clutch of modern bespoke cars which includes the world premier of the Eagle Low Drag GT, the 1995 Le Mans-winning 'Ueno Clinic' McLaren F1 GTR, and a collection of rare BMW motorcycles.
Saturday, September 7 sees the arrival of the Royal Automobile Club's "Spirit of Motoring Tour" and a line-up of Lamborghinis to celebrate the marque's 50th anniversary.
Thursday, September 5 is VIP Day and tickets for September 6 and 7 are available in advance via http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.
Media information and images from:
Chrissy Campbell, Thorough Events Ltd