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The 2013 St. James’s Concours of Elegance Part I

  • 1907 Itala 120 horsepower racer, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Last year, a new first class event premiered in England. Christened the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, this year’s meeting was held at the St. James’ Palace in central London and renamed for that location. Sixty of the rarest and most beautiful motorcars in the world were invited and on display. They ranged from the earliest days of motoring, as represented by a 1907 Darracq 18 horsepower Double-Phaeton up to and including some of the most exquisite post-war machinery in existence.

Such a wide variety of exotic vehicles are rarely seen in such a splendid setting, and we think Pavel Novitski’s images are the next best thing to actually being there. So enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home and visit Pavel Novitski Automotive Photography. You can also see more of his earlier work elsewhere here on The Old Motor  and learn more about the St. James’ Concours of Elegance here. On view here is a photo essay of only some of the pre-1930 cars that attended. Look for more coverage from us soon.

  • 1907 Darracq 18 h.p. Double-Phaeton – 1914 Rolls-Royce Vanden Plas Torpedo.

  • 1914 Rolls-Royce Vanden Plas Torpedo – 1922 Hispano-Suiza Landaulet.

  • 1923 Delage Type DH V-12 Racing car – 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Team Car.

  • 1922 Hispano-Suiza Boulogne – 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo.
  • 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo – 1929 Rolls-Royce Ascot Phaeton.

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