The 2nd Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille, which took place on Sunday 6th September, confirmed the success of last year’s event. 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 weather on Sunday was very pleasant and enthusiasts were able to feast their eyes on the 100 exceptional cars, which were all candidates for the Concours d’Etat award, the seven concept cars from manufacturers and designers accompanied by models representing the fashion house in the competition for the Concours d’Elégance prize, as well as the 40 clubs there to win the Grand Prix des Clubs. The Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille reviving the great French Concours d”Elégance 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 and Communications. Yesterday (Sunday) it received the growing acclaim of the public, collectors from all over the world – with 850 cars present – and partners whose number increased compared to the first event.
Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille is now firmly installed as the early September elegant rendezvous in France and beyond its frontiers. Proof of this was the fact that collectors and media from Asia, the United States and the rest of Europe were present in greater numbers this year. In just two meetings the event has confirmed its place among the blue riband international motor car concours. The third Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille will take place on 4th September and it promises be even more splendid.
Patrick Peter: "After a successful first event we focused on improving the details from last year that needed to be fine tuned so that we could present an event in 2015 that was even better organised. Even greater care was invested in the presentation and it went off without a hitch. The Aga Khan Foundation (for the preservation and development of the Chantilly domain) was a great help to us in putting on the second event. I’m happy to see that numerous collectors, in particular from abroad, came to visit us and I’m satisfied with the jury’s decisions this year concerning the cars to which prizes were awarded. In my opinion the Best of Show that went to Mr. Evert Louwman’s (the Louwman Museum) Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster and the 1st prize in the Concours d’Elégance rewarding the BMW 3.0 CSL Homage R were totally justified. We’re going to continue in the same vein by giving pride of place to quality. I look forward to seeing you all in 2016 for the third Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille."