- RM Auctions and the Concours of Elegance announce that they will continue their highly successful partnership for 2014
- The partnership once again sees the two events take place concurrently over 5th–8th September
- The RM sale remains at its well-established Battersea Park location in central London, while the concours will be held in the Grand Fountain Gardens at Hampton Court Palace
- Both auction and concours are shaping up to continue the exceptional quality established in recent years
LONDON (June 26, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, and the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace are delighted to announce that they will continue their highly successful, official partnership for 2014.
Both the auction and concours are firmly established as the foremost events in their respective fields within the UK’s classic car calendar, and the continued association between the two events provides enthusiasts and collectors with the ultimate combination of London-based activities this summer. This year marks the third annual Concours of Elegance, which will continue its Royal Palace associations in the stunning Grand Fountain Gardens grounds of Hampton Court Palace. The event again promises to showcase 60 automobiles of the highest possible quality and rarity, hand-picked to appear in the spectacular surroundings of the palace alongside 700 additional motor cars invited from amongst the UK’s leading car clubs.
RM Auctions’ highly anticipated London sale has been a fixture on the international auction calendar since 2007, and boasts a reputation as one of the country’s premier, highest-quality, and highest-grossing annual collector car auctions. In excess of £21 million of collector grade automobiles were sold in 2013, highlighted by the glorious Laidlaw Competition Car Collection and the iconic James Bond ‘Submarine’ Lotus car. The 2014 sale is already attracting a number of world-class entries, along with some highly unusual lots that have never been seen before at public auction.
Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe, says: “Our partnership with the Concours of Elegance is immensely important to RM. We seek only to associate with the world’s best concours, and our objective in London is to combine our very different yet entirely complimentary events into an offering that will have broad appeal to classic car enthusiasts from around the globe. We are particularly excited about some of the early consignments our team has secured for the sale, which will be the subject of an announcement in the near future.”
Iain Campbell, Chief Operating Officer at the Concours of Elegance adds: “RM is the obvious partner for our event, and our association with them provided real value to our respective clientele in 2013. The Concours of Elegance is all about the ultimate in style and exclusivity, and a passion to bring the world’s finest cars to London for three days this summer. With many of the cars already publicly announced, it’s clear to see that we will once again deliver one of the best concours events to be found anywhere. We are in the business of showing fine cars to a discerning audience, while RM is the business of selling fine cars to discerning collectors. It’s a perfect marriage.”
As the official auction house partner of the Concours of Elegance, RM Auctions will once again have a presence at the event and be a proud sponsor of one of the show’s awards. It is also anticipated that concours participants will enjoy a visit to the auction venue in Battersea to see some of the incredible cars on offer.
For further information on RM’s London auction, or to discuss limited consignment opportunities, please contact RM’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
For further information on the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, please visit www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.