Salon Privé is the UK’s most stylish automotive garden party. Held in the sumptuous grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, the annual event attracts a chic, international set, who come from all corners to admire the classic and exotic cars on show.
Over three glorious days in September, we co-hosted an exclusive, invitation-only gathering during Salon Privé in the Lillie Square marquee. It was a celebration of Capco’s partnership with Aston Martin, featuring a preview of the celebrated British car-maker’s Art of Living Design Masterclass series.
Our guests were treated to a series of live design demonstrations by Aston Martin’s in-house craftsman. Afterwards, they were invited to try their hands at sketching, clay modelling and leather trimming. This gave them a real insight into the artisanal skills that take Aston Martin cars to different level.
Aston Martin’s Lead Exterior Designer, Julian Nunn, was inundated with requests for sketches of various Aston Martin models, especially the brand-new DB11. There was also a ‘live’ DB11 on display, so that guests could appreciate the car’s exquisite craftsmanship, as well as its pioneering aerodynamics and technology, first hand.
The afternoon was a special treat for car lovers, as rare and priceless vehicles from all over the world took part in the Concours d’Elegance, a parade through the beautiful grounds of the stately home, before final awards presentations.