Auto Royale Althorp

The driving force behind the ‘Auto Royale’ concours event 2020

At Marque II International Media & Events we believe in communities. Ours is a truly international team of event and media professionals with a single minded focus to create the most memorable, targeted and inspirational liflestyle events which bring our communities together to celebrate their passions.

The ‘Jewel in the crown’ of Marque II Media is ‘Auto Royale’, which will make its debut at Althorp House in picturesque Northamptonshire from 17 – 19 July 2020. More than a classic car show and much more than a summer party, Auto Royale Althorp brings together Europe’s finest vintage and classic restorations of the year, and the rarest and most beautiful examples of automotive design from around the World.


WELCOME TO ALTHORP, the ancestral home of the Spencer family for more than 500 years. We invite the national and international motoring worlds to unite in an event which promises a heady mix of prestigious concours competition, vintage, classic and supercar car club displays, specialist traders, corporate hospitality and the very best of local produce and fine wine.

Althorp House is home to the Spencer family and host to the inaugural Auto Royale 2020


The British International Concours d’Elegance in which up to 150 cars from Britain and abroad compete for a range of traditional class awards, special celebration awards and the coveted Best in Show. Destined to take its place among the World’s most important concours d’elegance competitions, all classes of vehicles from Edwardian era to 1980 are eligible for entry and ultimate selection.

Successful entrants will enjoy a 5-star weekend with special events and private Driver’s Club membership whilst showcasing their special vehicle to thousands of classic motoring enthusiasts.


  • Edwardian / Veteran
  • Vintage
  • Pre-War Closed (UK & European)
  • Pre-War Open (UK & European)
  • Pre-War Closed (USA)
  • Pre-War Open (USA)
  • Post-War Closed (UK & European)
  • Post-War Open (UK & European)
  • Post-War Closed (USA)
  • Post-War Open (USA)
  • Modern Classic (UK & European)
  • Modern Classic (USA)
  • Modern Classic Sports < 3L (UK & European)
  • Modern Classic Sports < 3L (USA)
  • Modern Classic Sports > 3L (UK & European)
  • Modern Classic Sports > 3L (USA)
  • Modern Classic GT (UK & European)
  • Modern Classic GT (USA)


  • Peugeot (130 years)
  • Auburn (120 years)
  • Alfa Romeo (110 years)
  • Voisin (100 years)


  • Vanden Plas (150 Years)
  • Pininfarina (90 years)


  • This award is presented in honour of the late Princess Diana and the many remarkable Spencer women whose stories are woven into the rich tapestry of Althorp’s history. This special trophy is awarded to the most elegant car entered by a female collector.

There are a range of activities and events as the back drop to the Concours d’Elegance..


Up to 70 exhibitors, from leading car brands to automotive restorers, touring destinations, artists, maintenance, aftermarket and automotive lifestyle products will be invited to make up the Trader Village at Auto Royale Althorp.

Take your brand face to face with the British and international collector car and enthusiast community, generate leads and brand awareness, sample products or sell to new and existing customers. The Trader Village is quite simply the business hub of the event, for more details contact: Ben Guynan
+44 (0)7946 801456


The Tour is the official opening event of AUTO ROYALE ALTHORP.

The 40-mile tour takes entrants of the British International Concours d’Elegance on a scenic drive through Northamptonshire commencing at the Silverstone Circuit, home to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1950. A light breakfast at the circuit proceeds the first leg of the Tour which finishes in Northampton, with a display of all Tour cars on the expansive lawns of the 12th-century Delapre Abbey and catered entrant brunch at the Cafe, presented by Tom Hewer Catering. Departing Northampton, the Tour finishes with a Grand Arrival at Althorp House.


Vintage and classic car clubs are invited to celebrate Auto Royale Althorp with their own member displays, offered free of charge to participating clubs. Take advantage of free parking and discounted event tickets whilst playing an integral part of Britain’s most inclusive motoring concours d’elegance. Space for up to 1,000 cars is available for club displays at Auto Royale Althorp.

Car clubs and Owners will be invited to display their cars such as this Rolls Royce Wraith refurbished to Concours finish by the team at Classic Restorations Scotland
Another perfect example of a Concours car is this Jaguar Mkv111 owned by Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Director Graham Searle


The Dog Pond Entertainment Precinct is the live hub of Auto Royale Althorp featuring displays from Britain’s vibrant car club movement alongside fabulous van life cuisine, picnic areas, roaming entertainment and private members’ Club House. Located within the Dog Pond Entertainment Precinct and centred around the event’s main food court featuring the great food from local food suppliers and roaming musical acts, the Club displays are a celebration of the country’s vibrant club movement.


  • All day allocated club parking in the Dog Pond Entertainment Precinct
  • Exclusive access to The Clubhouse
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Discount event entry for all participating clubs and their members (online, pre-purchase only)
  • Co-ordinated arrival and departure
  • Opportunity for clubs to host their own concours d’elegance or show & shine


Every automotive passion begins somewhere and often it is with the exotic, engineering marvels that are supercars. Supercar clubs and owners are invited to join the celebration by displaying their prized, modern-day exotics on the lawns of Althorp.

| Photographer: Lou Johnson| Event: Auto Royale Launch| Circuit: Althorp Estate| Location: Northampton Series: Country: United Kingdom |

Take advantage of the closest onsite parking available, show your supercar and be part of Auto Royale Althorp whilst sharing your passion with those who only dare to dream. With discounted general entry tickets available for Supercar Lawn participants, entry is open to all post-1980 sports cars over 3-litres including Brabham, Bugatti, Ferrari, Gumpert, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Noble, Pagani, Spyker and more. Clubs in particular are invited to coordinate daily displays.

Your club package includes:

  • All day allocated club parking on the Northern Lawn
  • Exclusive access to 200MPH Club
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Discount event entry for all participating clubs and their members (online, pre-purchase only)
  • Co-ordinated arrival and departure via dedicated club drivers’ entrance
  • Opportunity for clubs to host their own concours d’elegance or show & shine
Displayed on and around the Althorp lawns will be a range of Super and Hyper cars like this McLaren P4


As the sun sets on Althorp Estate, festoon lights illuminate the 500-year old building’s facade as invited guests enjoy five-star hospitality at the official opening night party. This is an exclusive opportunity open only to invited guests, entrants and sponsors, and a maximum of 200 VIP ticket holders (internet purchase only).

Wine, Table, Place Setting, Dinner
200 guests will enjoy fine wines and dining in great company..

Watch the sun go down over the British International Concours d’Elegance, with champagne, cocktails and musical entertainment along with the who’s who of the international collector car community.

For more details as a Business or Trader please contact the offices using the links above or contact Ben Guynan on +44 (0)7946 801456



SVA members will be amongst the first to hear news on this unique event and booking details
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