Gstaad Concours d’Elegance 2022

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1963 250 GT Lusso Ferrari from B.I. Collection Zurich

Events and Days

A full calendar of events is planned over three days from weekend 15-18 September 2022.

Gstaad Concours d’Elegance is unique as its aim is to find the most desirable car, most beautiful car in the world. Top collectors, museums and the public will be invited to put forward candidates from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. The event is held in the ultra-chic Gstaad valley which consists of eight chalet villages including the 13th century Saanen in the idyllic mountain landscape. It is also has a plethora of exceptional car collections and is the home of the world’s renowned names in luxury fashion on its famous Promenade such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Loro Piana, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Brunello Cucinelli  and Dolce Gabbana.

The concept of the three-day concours celebrates automotive beauty, art and style combined with luxury, fashion and lifestyle. Key highlights include the world’s rarest cars and the Concours catwalk with classic automobiles and fashion.

What awaits visitors is impeccable hospitality in five 5-star hotels, an abundance of gourmet restaurants and accommodation in magnificent chalets.

Valley and Alps near Gstaad (c) Stefan Jaggi 2019

Event dates: 15-18 September 2022 at Gstaad

Gstaad is the ultra chic ski resort which is mostly known for its glamorous après-ski and those who don’t ski. Located in Bern Canton, it teems with the beautiful people who make it famous as one of the most exclusive resorts in Switzerland.

Jonathon Lyons with Prince Michael of Kent at Williams F1 Team

The Background

The advisor to Gstaad Concours d’Elégance is Jonathon Lyons, a classic car enthusiast extraordinaire and one of the most outstanding car connoisseurs in the world.

Lyons has successfully completed in many competitive classic car events over the years.

These include the London-Cape Town, Liege-Rome-Liege, Monte Carlo Classic, Copa Milano San Remo, Lands End to John O’Groats, Mila Miglia and others, most recently the Samurai Challenge in Japan.

The CHIRON is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production super sports car in BUGATTI’s history. Its sophisticated design, innovative technology, and iconic, performance-oriented form make it a unique masterpiece of art, form and technique, that pushes boundaries beyond imagination

From Benz to Hairpins

28-30 August

Whilst many sources cite Benz as the inventor of the motor car, based on his “Benz Patent-Motorwagen” of 1885, there are others with an earlier claim. In fact the earliest known patent for an internal combustion engine was issued to François Isaac de Rivaz in 1807. Of Franco-Swiss descent, François Isaac de Rivaz lived and worked in the neighbouring Swiss canton of Valais. His patent, no. 731, was issued first in Paris and shortly after he was awarded one in Valais too. In 1808 he fitted one of his engines to an automobile of his own design, nearly 80 years before Benz.

1909 RR Roi des Belges
1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Darin Schnabel ©2019 courtesy of RM Sotheby’s sold for £1,325,000.

“The quality will remain when the price is forgotten.”
― Sir Henry Royce

With the advent of Gstaad Concours d’elegance we are establishing a new venue for enthusiasts of all makes and models to share their passion for the art and science of car culture and fashion.

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