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Hagerty launches ‘Concours Virtual’ in support of Unicef

Hagerty launches ‘Concours Virtual’ in support of Unicef
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In lieu of the traditional concours events that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hagerty is presenting the inaugural Concours Virtual, an online event in aid of Unicef.

Over 180 cars will take part in the event with a value in excess of £250 million, or over $420 million Canadian. Instead of a central location for vehicles to congregate, they’ll be displayed on a website and across social media.

“We have been delighted at the response to the Concours from participants,” Geoff Love, managing director of Hothouse Media co-chairman of the Concours Virtual, said. “We have over 10 Best in Show winners from many of the top-tier Concours around the world entering the event, and the quality of cars in all of the classes would grace many of the best global Concours events.”

The vehicles will fit into 15 different classes, and be judged by a panel of more than 40 judges. The official judging panel consists of well-known automotive personalities such as Wayne Carini, The Duke of Richmond, Derek Bell, and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

Some of the notable vehicles that will be shown are the 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero, Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J, the first Jaguar E-type ever shown to the press and public at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Le Mans-winning 1966 Ford GT40, and a totally original 1893 Salveson Steam Wagonette.

Just like a regular concours, each class will have a winner, and an overall best-in-show will be crowned. The show begins on June 30, and the full timetable can be seen here .
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