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Salon Privé announces its concours panel

Published 07 May 2013

The Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance takes place on 4-6 September, and a prestigious judging panel including former Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker OBE and Pebble Beach’s Sandra Button, has been unveiled

The prestigious concours, which enters its eighth year has announced its full judging line-up. Endurance racing legend and five times Le Mans winner, Derek Bell MBE will once again lead the judging at the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance day at Salon Privé on Wednesday 4 September.

The full line-up includes:

  • Derek Bell MBE (Chief Judge)
  • TV’s Fifth Gear presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson
  • Chairman of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance, Sandra Button
  • Motoring journalist, Andrew Frankel
  • Ferrari enthusiast and historian, Marcel Massini
  • CEO of Spyker Cars, Victor Muller
  • President of Historica Selecta, Adolfo Orsi
  • Motor sport commentator, Steve Parrish
  • Royal Automobile Club Chairman, Tom Purves
  • Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman
  • McLaren Automotive Styling Director, Frank Stephenson
  • Automotive designer, Peter Stevens
  • Rolls-Royce Design Director, Giles Taylor
  • Motorcycle journalist, Malcolm Wheeler
  • Motor-racing commentator, Murray Walker OBE
  • Ford Motor Company Chief Concept Designer, David Woodhouse
  • Zagato Design Chief, Andrea Zagato

Derek Bell said: '2013 is my fourth year as Chief Concours Judge at Salon Privé, and it is an honour to be asked back to lead this increasingly prestigious gathering of renowned and revered experts from the automotive world.  Salon Privé comes back stronger year after year, with a bigger and better Concours, more stunning car debuts, a collection of luxury brands to die for, and with this year’s judges, the organisers have really surpassed themselves.  It is a truly stunning line up – and I’m not just referring to the judges – visitors to Syon this September are in for an unforgettable treat – see you there.'

Tickets for Salon Privé can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Hotline on +44 (0)808 100 2205.  Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery Champagne, lobster lunch, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.


leyajeb721    on 9 January 2024

Salon Privé recently unveiled its distinguished concours panel, a lineup of automotive experts set to judge the prestigious event. This year's panel promises a keen eye for detail and a passion for automotive excellence. From classic to contemporary, each vehicle will be scrutinized for its unique features and historical significance. The judges, with their collective expertise, are sure to bring a discerning perspective to the competition. Interestingly, discussions may even touch upon unexpected details like roof racks, adding an intriguing dimension to the evaluation process.

Edited by leyajeb721 on 09/01/2024 at 12:18

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