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RM AUCTIONS BECOMES THE OFFICIAL COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION PARTNER OF WINDSOR CASTLE CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

-RM Auctions announces it will be the official collector car auction partner for the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, taking place at Windsor Castle from 7–9 September 2012
- Partnership further endorses RM’s commitment to supporting the world’s finest classic motoring events
- The Concours is the first event of its kind to take place within the walls of Windsor Castle and will feature 60 of the world’s finest automobiles
- Primary objective of the event is to raise money for palliative care charities
- RM Auctions to host owners BBQ on 8th September at Coworth Park


LONDON ( 8 August 2012) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce its role as the official collector car auction partner of the highly exclusive Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, an event that Her Majesty The Queen has uniquely granted permission to take place within the Castle walls.

Set to become the UK’s most celebrated Concours, the event will feature 60 of the finest and most historic motor cars from around the world. Open to the public on the 8th and 9th of September to advance ticket holders only, the Concours will also feature a display of “Royal” cars, along with a “Classic and Modern” display by leading motor manufacturers, including Jaguar, Land Rover, McLaren, and Bentley. Over the weekend, visitors can also enjoy a variety of displays in the grounds from different owners clubs and associations, such as The Royal Automobile Club and the Aston Martin Owners Club

Although this inaugural event will not feature an automobile auction, RM will be in support throughout the weekend and will host an owner’s barbeque on the evening of Saturday 8th September at the five-star Coworth Park Hotel. RM will also display two early entries for its eagerly anticipated October 31st London sale at Coworth Park over the entire three days of the event.

Peter Wallman, Car Specialist, RM Europe says, “We are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance. This new event is a wonderful celebration of the world’s finest automobiles and for it to take place in such exclusive surroundings in this, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, is simply fantastic. It is a perfect fit alongside the other select and extremely high profile motoring events around the world with which RM has an association and we are proud to be involved and help raise funds for important charitable causes.”

In addition to acting as the official collector car auction house partner of the event, RM will also have a presence on the Concours field with three entries on display having been restored by RM’s award-winning restoration division in Canada, RM Auto Restoration. Among the magnificent entries on show will be an exquisite 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe, a stunning 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Beverly Berline by Murphy, and a breathtaking 1933 Delage D8S de Villars Roadster. For further information on RM Auctions and its forthcoming sales, please visit www.rmauctions.com or contact RM’s London office at +44 20 7851 7070.

For further information on the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, please visit www.concoursofelegance.co.uk

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning, and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning Best of Show honours at the world’s top concours events. For further information, visit www.rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions.

About the Windsor Concours of Elegance
Great Britain has played more than a pivotal role in the history, development, and, indeed, restoration of the motor car. And yet there has never been a major concours of any note on these islands. The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is a significant new event celebrating the style and glamour of historical automobiles that intends to address this. The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance is organized by Thorough Events Ltd.

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