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Uniques Special Ones concours moves to Russia

Published 28 June 2013

The exclusive concours event that showcases one-offs, concepts and prototypes is moving from its traditional home in Italy to a new venue in St Petersburg, Russia. Uniques Special Ones takes place on 30 August-1 September, and will be the first international car concours to take place in Russia.

For the fourth Uniques Special Ones, the cars will be exhibited in Kirov Park on Yelagin Island, one of the most exclusive islands in the Neva delta (below). Gala dinners throughout the event – a fundamental characteristic of the concours – will be held in prestigious Palaces, exclusively opened for the occasion: as it will happen with the State Hermitage Museum.

The concours entrants and a selected number of guests, will have the chance of a private visit to the museum and have a cocktail there: a concert by the State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra 'St Petersburg Camerata', conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo, will precede the dinner.

Uniques Special Ones is an impressive display of the most exclusive cars of them all - in 2012 vehicles and items exhibited reached a total value of over 150 million euros, and this year the figure is expected to be even higher.
The committee is now choosing classic or modern cars for the concours, which fall in at least one of these categories:

  • One-off models
  • Prototypes
  • Concept and show cars
  • Famous cars (cars that gained fame through their participation in historical events; cars that belonged to famous owners; press cars; team cars; works cars; cars that have appeared in films or TV series; cars with the first or last chassis number and/or the earliest surviving or most recently built example remaining of a particular model)
  • Limited production models (20 or less units built or remaining).

Gazprom Neft and Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank by assets, are sponsoring 2013 Uniques Special Ones. And for the fourth consecutive year the organisation is supported by Stefano Ricci.

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