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Concours of Elegance Comes To Windsor…

05/09/2016 Comments Off on Concours of Elegance Comes To Windsor…

This weekend saw hundreds of the world’s rarest cars descend on Windsor Castle as they opened their doors to the annual event which gets petrol heads in a spin, Concours of Elegance.

As we are both car lovers, we decided to pop Bells into her carrier and to check it out for ourselves.


We’d spotted lots of classic cars floating around Windsor for a few days before the event and so we knew that we were in for a treat. There were plenty of stunning super cars parked along The Long Walk but for ticket holders, there was a whole new level of special within the Windsor Castle Grounds!




Amongst the gorgeous cars were of course some Royal treats, including some of the Royal family’s limousines…



There were some truly amazing cars at the show. Whilst some may not agree, there’s an elegance about classic cars that modern cars just seem to lack and the fact that they’re still running is testament to the quality of their craftsmanship.






Of course, with a rare car comes a rare price tag…. take for example this Ferrari which was recently bought for £51m. Yes, FIFTY ONE MILLION POUNDS.


My favourite of all of the cars though, was this 1966 Mini Radford Mini de Ville GT which was bought by Beatle, George Harrison and painted with a psychedelic livery for the film Magical Mystery Tour. It truly stole my heart.


Dickie’s fave was this silver Ferrari Testarossa. There was lengthy chat about it being his childhood dream and a game called Outrun. According to him, this was the best game of the 80s, however, I’m still pretty sure that was Wonder Boy!


It was an awesome day out for the whole family and aside from the incredible cars, it was a great opportunity to access some areas of Windsor Castle that are normally off limits.



Of course, no trip to Windsor Castle would be complete without playing the role of Guard!


We will definitely be making it an annual outing…

M xox


Melanie Kentish

Hi! My name's Mel and I'm a 30 something blogger living in Windsor, UK with my two ginger cats and a rather handsome husband. White Cotton Peonies is the place where you'll find my ramblings on health, fashion, beauty, food and my random adventures as a soon-to-be mum. Enjoy.