Hagerty Photo Galleries

  • Photos from the annual three-day Salon Privé event in September. 

    2012 Salon Privé

    The annual three-day Salon Privé event in September has established itself over the last seven years as the British version of the prestigious Villa d'Este in Italy and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance event in the USA. Rightly billed as the UK’s most prestigious Super Car Show and Concours d’Elégance, it also includes several classes for motorcycles amongst the amazing display of rare and exclusive vintage super and luxury cars, worth well in excess of £100 million.


    2013 Goodwood Revival

    The racing at the 2012 Goodwood Revival was, as ever, top-notch, with 33 Cobras including a Daytona Coupe entered for the Shelby Cup alone, and three Aston Martin DBR1s in the Sussex Trophy tribute to Roy Salvadori. A huge variety of tin-tops were slip-sliding away in the St Mary’s Trophy, from an Austin A35 to a very sideways Tatra 603 with truly terrifying megaphones sprouting from the rear-engined V-8 – but it’s what goes on away from the track that sets Goodwood apart from other racing festivals.

    Lord March’s organisation brands the Revival at the former Westhampnett aerodrome as ‘a magical step back in time’ and, as well as most spectators arriving in period dress (and no post-’66 vehicles allowed within the boundaries unless they’re very well hidden), there are sideshows, cops and robbers, spivs, bookies and even a period high Street Tesco, which is a fully functional store for the weekend.


    Cars of Cuba

    The American trade embargo with Cuba in 1960 had the effect of instantly separating thousands of 1940s and 1950s Detroit-built cars from their spare parts supply. Amazingly, many are still on the road more than 50 years later, cherished by owners who have patched them up with Russian and Chinese tractor parts.

    When a Hagerty writer took one of the first People to People tours of Cuba, authorized by the U.S. government, he was amazed by the array of classics used daily.