Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
For fans of old cars, the number of events one could attend increases year every year. A new event for 2017 was the City Concours which was held on the Cricket pitch of the Honorable Artillery Company right in heart of the financial district of the City of London, on June 8-9.
The Honorable Artillery Company is the oldest regiment in the British Army and traces its origins back to 1537 when Henry VIII granted a charter to the Fraternity or Guild of Artillery of Longbows, crossbows and hand guns. The regiment has served the British army with distinction to the present day. Armory House, The Company’s current location, was built to replace an earlier 17th century smaller armory. The central portion of the building was completed in 1735 to the design of Thomas Stubbs and cost the princely sum of £1690. The east and west wings were added to the building in 1828. As you will see from the photographs the location is typical of the City of London. Fine Georgian houses mixed in with modern glass office buildings with a cricket pitch slap bang in the middle of it all. The show catalog had very little info within, just the make and model of each car and year of construction. Unfortunately as a result of this my piece will be more of a photo gallery. Nice cars though. Below are 42 of the best, or at least in our opinion!
Ticket costs this year:
Breakfast in the City – £85 + VAT per person
(Full English Breakfast served from 8.30am till 10.00am)
Concours Alfresco Lunch – £180 + VAT per person
(Lunch served from 12.00 till 2.30pm)
Admission Only – £35 inc VAT per person