Many Unique Ferraris at the 1st Chantilly Arts & Elegance
Our friends, the Patrick Peter organization (which hosts some of the biggest and best running events, like the Tour Auto and the Le Mans Classic, etc.) are now undertaking a new Concours show called The Chantilly Arts & Elegance, sponsored by watchmaker Richard Mille. The show proposes an original and dynamic combination between Arts and Elegance, Past and Future, Automobile and Fashion, Culture and Entertainment… staged on an Elegant Sunday in the Countryside at the Domaine of Chantilly on September 7th. It will showcase the “Art de Vivre à la Française”.
There will be one Concours, but three contests. One for the Most Beautiful Cars in the World, dedicated to the major classic cars collectors. Then a proper Concours d’Elegance for the manufacturers’ modern concept cars, each of them associated with a Couture Company. Then, the Grand Prix des Clubs, awarding one of the Great Clubs a prize for its presentation.
The first Chantilly Arts & Elegance will have 10 themed classes, which will lead to one Best of Show. As on every Concours, there will also be some rare and spectacular Ferraris on the Concours field. A Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale is scheduled for the “Untouched Cars” Class, a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone (above) is set for the “60s and 70s Concept Cars” Class, and at least 2 race cars in the “Pre-1976 Sportscars” Class, a Ferrari 250 LM and 512 S Longtail.
The Domaine de Chantilly was restored and enhanced since 2006 by the Foundation whose president is His Highness the Aga Khan, and is one of the French Heritage jewels. A heritage whose richness is conveyed by its park, its gardens designed by famous Le Nôtre – who also designed Versailles gardens; its castle which hosts the second biggest classic paintings collection, right after the Louvre museum one, together with its Grandes Ecuries and its brand new Musée du Cheval.
In a few words, Chantilly, a royal city, offers Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille much more than a perfect setting: the art and elegance quintessence that every visitor will enjoy.
Source: Info from Hugo Garritsen & image from Etienne Vanaret