This weekend sees the return of the prestigious Concours of Elegance at the stunning Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. To celebrate the event a special Concours of Elegance Highland Tour kicked off yesterday marking a week of motoring celebrations in Scotland. The event will see more than 50 automotive creations from history dating as far back as 1903 with the Mercedes 60HP Simplex to a 2015 Ferrari La Ferrari, drive 200 miles through Scotland.
The first leg of the Highland tour began on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. The cars drove the Rest and Be Thankful hillclimb, before moving on to Inverary Castle, the Falls of Dochart and back to Loch Lomond ahead of tomorrow’s leg which will take in the Trossachs and the route to Edinburgh.
The Concours of Elegance will open on Friday 4th September in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, followed by a parade down the Royal Mile. A lot of the cars that are taking part in the Highland Tour will also be featured in the Concours of sixty of the world’s rarest cars at the Palace. The event will see the world’s largest gathering of Ecurie Ecosse cars in a special tribute to Scotland most famous F1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart. There will also be a special display of Scottish racing legends cars including those of Jim Clark, Johnny Dumfries and Dario Franchitti.