The inaugural Concours Virtual in aid of UNICEF, will feature over 180 cars with a total value in excess of £250 million.
The online car show, presented by Hagerty, commences today, (June 30) at 17:00. It will feature classic cars presented in 17 classes from museums, manufacturer archives and private collections from around the world.
Geoff Love, Co-Chairman of the Concours Virtual said: “We have been delighted at the response to the Concours from participants. We have over 10 Best in Show winners from many of the top tier Concours around the world entering the event, and the quality of cars in all of the classes would grace many of the best global Concours events.”
1893 Salvesen Steam Wagonette
The breadth of cars range from a fully working 1893 Salveson Steam Wagonette that’s remained almost untouched for more than 100 years (Pre-War Preservation class) to the famously outrageous 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero (Concept Car class).
Other entries include Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J (Hollywood Legends class), the first Jaguar E-type ever shown to the press and public, at the 1961 Geneva motor show (Post War Grand Tourers class) and the famous 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 (Le Mans class).
The one-off 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero is one of the stars of the Concept Cars class in the Concours Virtual
The Concours Virtual commences with the contenders for the Pre War Preservation class being released later today, followed by Hollywood Legends on July 2. A full timetable of classes can be found at www.concoursvirtual.com.
Concours Virtual will be run across social media and the website to give owners the chance of taking part in a global event and to allow enthusiasts around the world to see some of the best cars ever made.
Visitors to the site will be able to judge their Best in Class alongside the official judging panel, which includes leading classic car personalities such as Wayne Carini, The Duke of Richmond, Derek Bell, Andrea Zagato, McKeel Hagerty, Lyn St James and many others.