Pirelli to sponsor inaugural Salon Privé ‘Prestige & Performance’ competition
Pirelli has come on board as sponsor of the new Salon Privé ‘Prestige & Performance’ competition, which will take place at Blenheim Palace on 5 September. As the first Concours of its kind in the UK to uniquely pay homage to post-1975 supercars, this event allows spectators to see stunning cars from the last 40 years. The up to 80 entries in the Prestige & Performance competition will be presented in the Great Court and paraded through the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
“We are delighted to be working with Salon Privé for 2015,” said Pirelli UK managing director Dominic Sandivasci. “The event attracts owners of elite vehicles making it a perfect fit for us as we feature as original equipment on an abundance of the most prestigious and high performance cars in the world. Pirelli will be sponsoring Saturday’s proceedings (5 September) at Blenheim Palace, namely the Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ competition, which will see some of the world’s best supercars and hypercars being crowned the winners on the day.”
Salon Privé co-founder and managing director Andrew Bagley describes the launch of Prestige & Performance a “hugely exciting new addition” to Salon Privé. “Pirelli’s sponsorship of the ‘Prestige & Performance’ competition further underlines the importance of Salon Privé on the automotive events calendar and we are delighted to have yet another premium brand joining our growing list of sponsors, and headlining this competition,” he added. “This is the first time we’ve offered a weekend option and public day ticket for visitors and it promises to introduce a whole new generation to the passion and beauty of the world’s greatest cars.”
Entrance tickets into the ‘Prestige & Performance’ area cost £20 and include access to the grounds of Blenheim Palace. With an entrance roster for the Pirelli competition expected to include all the usual suspects, including Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani, Porsche and more, participants of ‘Prestige & Performance’ can enjoy a range of classes including ‘Blink and it’s Gone’, ‘Road or Race or Both’ and ‘Feel the Breeze’.