In May 2017, at Ascot racecourse, Vintage & Prestige partnered with Historics at Brooklands, the classic car auctioneer, to display a range of select watches and accessories.
This was the first time that Historics had held an auction at Ascot, arguably the most prestigious racecourse in the United Kingdom. With 174 classic cars and motorcycles going under the hammer, and an impressive sale rate, there really was something for everyone. From early Daimlers through to modern classics, and a tempting range of all star classics, such as Aston Martin V8s, DB6 (in “barn find” condition) as well as the loveliest Jaguar XK imaginable. There was also a strong offering of E Typer Jaguars and some stunning Ferrari from across the ages.
It would be hard to imagine a more stunning setting for one of our Vintage & Prestige events, and as workplaces go, this takes some beating. In our three large display cabinets, we displayed a range of watches from the past sixty years, mirroring the wonderful cars which we were surrounded by. We were delighted to receive visits from existing Vintage & Prestige customers and friends, as well as meeting many new. We experienced a strong level of interest in what arguably best partners vintage cars, our watches, as well as selling some vintage jewellery and collectors handbags; our clients recognising the value that pre-owned offers over new. We hope these gifts were well received, and feedback certainly demonstrates so.
It has taken a little time for V&P to report back on this successful event, but the memory remains strong, and the write ups in the classic car press fed back favourably. We have attached a couple of images from the event, and those that follow us on twitter, instagram and Facebook may recall these being posted in real time.
We do wish to thank all of our visitors, those who came to purchase or to meet us and learn about us. Equally thank you to those who came to ask for appraisals, and an understanding of the market we operate in. We hope we were helpful and we are very happy to offer these advices wherever and whenever time allows. This was a particularly busy event for us and we hope we were able to see all of those who kindly came to see us.
Moreover, huge thanks to Historics at Brooklands and their superb team for hosting us. The event was impressive to say the least and we thoroughly enjoyed supporting.
The next time Vintage & Prestige will be exhibiting is at Historics at Brooklands next auction, September 21-23. We will be writing further as well as announcing our line up for this event, which will be held at Brooklands Museum. If we can assist further at this stage, in terms of our exhibits as well as visiting information, please do let us know, email@example.com or 0208 0700 800. Please see www.historics.co.uk for more information about the event, at the time of writing, the consigned vehicles show a similar range on offer, all of which are tempting in the extreme!