The 2013 St. James’s Concours of Elegance was held 5-7 September on the Royal grounds of St James’s in Central London. The entry list of sixty important cars began filled the gardens of the 300 year-old Royal Palace Marlborough House, adjacent to St. James’s Palace, the official residence of the Sovereign.
The three-day event featured race-winning sports cars, graceful limousines, one-off examples of celebrated coachbuilders’ art, with all the great motoring marques on display. On “Owner’s Day”, entrants to the 2013 UK Concours of Elegance drove their cars the short distance to St James’s from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, along The Mall and into Marlborough Road and the Gardens. Highlights of the St. James’s Tour included the Le Mans-winning Porsche 917K leading the Pebble Beach Best of Show-winning 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet and the one-off 1954 Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti Berlinetta through the busy streets of London. Another memorable moment at this year’s event was when the entrants, which included a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO/64, drove past Buckingham Palace.
Senior Photographer Tim Scott served on the event’s Steering Committee and as Official Photographer. Similar to the 2012 Windsor Castle Concours coverage, Tim also offers the following gallery of pictures from the 2013 St. James’s Concours of Elegance that show the wonderful selection of automobiles and the unique setting provided by the St. James’s Palace. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.