Woodstock ’22: Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace
May we say, “Best one yet?” Everyone else has, so why not. This year’s Salon Privé featured a really top-quality line-up of classic cars that included some serious Ferraris.
Best in Show went to David and Ginny Sydorick’s 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta by Zagato and throughout the field the Italian marque, now in its 75th year, was well represented. Joining the 365 California (pictured, top) were the yellow 275 GTS/4 NART Spider, the second of only two alloy cars, and a 250 GTO, the car that finished 2nd overall at the 1962 Sebring 12 Hours.
Other highlights from Maranello included the ugly duckling – but glorious sounding – yellow 365 P racing car, the only RHD 250 GT SWB California Spider and a superbly restored 1966 275 GTB/C, a worthy winner of Class J.
Prizewinning pre-War cars of note numbered the wonderful 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Coupé and 1931 Bentley 8 litre Saloon, both by Freestone & Webb.
For those who wanted to buy an executive jet, Panama hat, wacky custom motorbike or OTT modern supercar, all whilst quaffing champagne and lobster, as always, Salon Privé was the place to be. But, beneath the glitz, it was a serious car event. Recommended for 2023. See salonpriveconcours.com
We present some images of the opening day.
2022 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance presented by Aviva Winners
Best in Show – 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta by Zagato
Churchill Cup for Most Exceptional Design – 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Coupé by Freestone & Webb
People’s Choice – 1907 Lorraine Dietrich 130HP ‘Course’
Duke of Marlborough Award – 1965 Ferrari 365 P
Chairman’s Award – 1962 250 Ferrari GTO
Class A: 1903 Berliet 20hp Closed Swing-Seat Tonneau
Class B: 1932 Aston Martin Lightweight ‘Le Mans Works Team Car LM9’
Class C: 1938 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300 B Mille Miglia Cabriolet by Graber
Class D: 1931 Bentley 8 litre Saloon by Freestone & Webb
Class E: 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta by Vignale
Class F: 1954 HWM Cadillac
Class G: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’
Class H: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta by Zagato
Class I: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC
Class J: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Class K: 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Special Coupé by Ghia
Class L: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
Class M: 1971 Citroën SM Espace by Heuliez
Class N: 1961 Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupé
Class O: 1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit S3
Class P: 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Class Q: 2005 Maserati MC12
Spirit Award/The Margaret Bagley Trophy – 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ by Scaglietti
Most Exceptional Coachwork - 1935 Hispano Suiza J12 Cabriolet by Vanvooren
Most Opulent – 1929 Rolls-Royce 20hp 3-postion Cabriolet by Windovers
Coup de Coeur/The Matt Pearce Trophy – 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante ‘7 Litre RSW’
Best Interior – 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupé
Most Elegant – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Most Iconic – 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Photos by Kidston for K500