PREVIOUS YEARS

On the last day of June the Concours d’Elegance lived up to its reputation and the 18 000 spectators enjoyed a Sunday in the country, parades of exceptional cars as well as numerous activities for young and old alike. It was also the theatre of several celebrations of different anniversaries: Bentley’s and Ballot’s centenary, Bugatti’s 110th, the 50th of the iconic Porsche 917, the Pagani Zonda’s 20th and the 50th of Jackie Stewart’s Formula 1 world title with the Matra. This year set another record with nine concept-cars in competition in the Concours d’Elegance.

The 4th Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille held on Sunday 10th September in the Chantilly Château domain fulfilled all its promises. 16 300 spectators were attracted by the vehicles on show. Five cars were in contention for the Concours d’Elégance: the DS 7 Crossback Présidentiel, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante, the McLaren 720 S, the Renault Trezor Concept and the Citroën CXperience Concept. For the Concours d’Etat, the organiser Peter Auto decided to celebrate in its own way Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the main theme.

The third edition confirmed its status as the elegant rendezvous of the early autumn attracting some 13 500 visitors to the Chantilly domain, a stable figure compared to 2015. The number would certainly have been higher if the weather – cloudy skies and light rain in the morning – had been as clement as in previous years. There were eight concept cars in the running for the Concours d’Elégance. The Best of Show award went to the DS E-TENSE combined with a creation by Eymeric François. The Concours d’Etat attracted around one hundred exceptional cars from all over the world.

Best of Show Concours d’Etat
Bentley 8 Litre Foursome Coupé (1931)
Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé (1948)

Best of Show Concours d’Etat
Pre-war: Bugatti 57 S Atlantic (1936)
Post-war: Ferrari TR 58 (1958)

Best Of Show Concours d'Etat
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta (1938)

Best of Show Concours d’Elegance
McLaren Speedtail

Best of Show Concours d’Elegance
Renault Trezor & Balmain
Citroën CXPERIENCE & Yang Li

Best Of Show Concours d'Elegance
DS E-Tense & Eymeric François

Grand Prix des Clubs
Fiat Fan Club

Grand Prix des Clubs
Fiat Fan Club

Grand Prix des Clubs
Amicale Tricyclecariste de France


The Chantilly domain, an exceptional idyllic setting just right for such a concours, welcomed 13 500 visitors, a 35per cent increase compared to the first running in 2014. Motor car fans and families were attracted by the programme celebrating the art de vivre à la Francaise with numerous workshops and attractions specially organised for the occasion. The Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille reviving the great French Concours d'Elegance tradition dating from the 1920s was awarded the prize for the best motor car event in 2014. This year it was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture.

The first Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille was held on Sunday 7th September and fulfilled all its promise. This first rendezvous, the result of two years’ hard work by the organiser Peter Auto, which has built up its international reputation with two major events for historic motor cars - the Tour Auto Optic 2000 and Le Mans Classic - celebrated the return to French soil of the Concours d’Elegance. Almost 10 000 spectators attended the first running of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, which has immediately become part of that very elite circle of the most outstanding events of its type.

Best Of Show Concours d'Etat
Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster (1936)

Best Of Show Concours d'Etat
Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet, Figoni & Falaschi (1938)

Best of Show Concours d'Elegance
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R & Balmain

Best Of Show Concours d'Elegance
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring & Paco Rabanne

Grand Prix des Clubs
Les Amis de Delage

Grand Prix des Clubs
Club Delahaye