CONCOURS D’ETAT

The Most Beautiful Cars in the World

The greatest collectors in the world flock to the first three Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille Concours d’Etat. One hundred exceptional cars representing the most beautiful creations in the history of the automobile come to the Chantilly Chateau from all over Europe, the United States, South America and Asia.

They were on display on Le Nôtre’s lawns forming a unique ephemeral museum and they show off their charms with a single aim – to be awarded the Best of Show, the “crème de la crème” at Chantilly - where else?

In each of the 15 classes comprising some six cars rareness, history, state of conservation and upkeep are the main criteria taken into account by the hand-picked jury when examining them to select the class winner, an obligatory step to go on to the final which will consecrate the “Queen of the Day.” The FIVA (International Federation of Historic Vehicles) will award a prize for the most beautiful and interesting restoration.

As every year, new classes appear. In 2017, Ferrari 70th birthday celebrated in France oblige, a special tribute will be paid to "Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans"

The 2017 Classes

The sports and racing chain drive cars
The Bugatti 57 S
The Woodies
A great French coachbuilder : Pourtout
Pre-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
Post-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the 250
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the prototypes, open cars
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the prototypes, closed cars
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. 4
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the GT and derivatives
Small & Big : pedal or engine powered period child car and full-scale model
The Ecceterini barchettas : Siata, Stanguellini, Ermini, Osca, Cisitalia, Nardi, Bandini, Moretti, ...
The Ecceterini berlinettas : Siata, Stanguellini, Ermini, Osca, Cisitalia, Nardi, Bandini, Moretti, ...
The great musicians cars
A century of electric motor cars

2014
Peter Mullin
Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet, Figoni & Falaschi (1938)

2015
Evert Louwman
Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster 1936

2016
Jon  Shirley
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta de 1938

2017
Michael Kadoorie
Ferrari TR 58 de 1958

2017
Peter Mullin
Bugatti 57 S Atlantic de 1936