Concours d'Elegance

3rd - 4th June 2017

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4th year

Chateau Loučeň Concours d´Elegance

Veteran Beauty Company Ltd. (Veteránská krása s.r.o) and the Association of Chateau Loučeň Concours d' Elegance, with significant contribution from Raiffeisenbank Bank, Scuderia Prague and National Technical Museum, will held the fourth edition of the unique competition of elegance of historic cars Chateau Loučeň Concours d´Elegance from 3rd to 4th of June, 2017.

Previous years have been accepted by public with extremely good response, especially because of the exceptionality of the exhibited cars, but also because of the social environment, which - as agreed by the participants, event partners, journalists and visitors - highly exceeded standard of the Czech veteran events.

Concours will again be held at the Chateau Loučeň, situated about half an hour drive from Prague, which is associated with the history of the automotive industry particularly because of the Thurn-Taxis family, that owned the Chateau in the past and that owned the shares of the company Laurin & Klement in the beginning of the last century. Prince Erich used the be the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Ferrari brand will be dominant at the fourth edition of the Concours. Ferrari is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment this year. (So far) 35 Ferrari cars have been gathered together, many of them are indeed rare pieces. Spectators can look forward to 250 Boano from 1956, 275 GTC (Nürburgring winner from 1966), 365 GTB 4 Daytona, 488 Challenge and many others.

Besides Ferrari, we have invited other selected historic cars. Our aim was to gather rare cars that were imported since the previous edition or cars whose renovation was recently completed and that have not been exposed in the Czech Republic yet. Spectators can look forward to premiere of the refurbished vehicles: Hispano Suiza J12 (once belonged to Maharaj Holkar from Indore), Bugatti T-44 and 57, Horch, Walter, Mercedes Benz, Škoda, Tatra and others. For the first time in the Czech Republic, the famous Bucciali will be exposed and also the beautiful replica of one of the most beautiful cars in the world Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. There will also be other famous Czechoslovak and foreign cars.

During the weekend there will also be thematic lectures related to the history of Motoring and the Development of automotive technologies.

An exhibition of paintings from Yuri Shevchuk will be also related to the topic of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari; Yuri Shevchuk has been devoting himself to painting of Ferrari cars for many years.

There will also be an interesting cultural program including guided tours of the Chateau.

Prince Erich Thurn-Taxis was one of the owners of the Loučeň castle till 1945. He was a shareholder and since 1907 also the first Chairman of the Board of Laurin & Klement stock company (nowadays Škoda Auto).

Laurin & Klement was established in 1895. Therefore just this year we can celebrate 120th anniversary of this company manufacturing Škoda cars till today.

Come back with us to the elegant era of the First republic, when only few cars calmly cruised the roads. Though they were only few, one was more beautiful than the other. On this world class exhibition you will have an unique opportunity to see the most valuable veteran cars of the world´s most famous brands. To provide you a perfect contemporary atmosphere of the interwar era, all the weekend will be accompanied by swing music interpreted by the finest music groups in Czech republic.

Main program

Saturday June 3rd 2017

  • 10:00 Start of the program
  • 10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition of veterans
  • 10:00 – 17:00 The Show the Famous / Entertaining Riddle while walking through the park will offer the visitors various stops with an important person of our history.
  • 10:00 – 17:00 Elegant salon Maison Podolska / Czech COCO Chanel and its hat industry, a booth in the early 20th century style, where you can try on hats and also purchase them.
  • 10:00 – 17:00 Patented Office of Láďa Vynikl / Láďa Vynikl and his assistant prepared a presentation of interesting inventions that were not patented even by the famous Jára Cimrman.
  • 10:30 – 16:30 "Living Chateaus" / Historical tours of the chateau with the theme of the beginning of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic.
  • 11:00 – 17:00 Melody Brass Orchestra / East Bohemian Big Band Melody Brass with its pop-swing melodies will not only remind the time of the 1960s but will also play current songs of world and Czech artists.
  • 14:00 – 15:30 "Snowdrop celebrations" / Theater performance in the chateau park, based on the book by Bohumil Hrabal, performed by the theater ensemble Hálek Nymburk.
  • 16:55 Farewell to the visitors
  • 17:00 Closing of the exhibition to the public

Shell V-Power Pit Stop will also be running on both days - fun for whole family

On Saturday and Sunday the program takes place in the courtyard of the chateau in a stylized café of the 20s-30s of the 20th century, or in front of it and in the chateau park.


WORKSHOPS on June 3rd 2017 from 14.00 in "Oranžerie"

  • Development of veteran prices with an emphasis on Ferrari
  • Electromobility / current development - Siemens
  • 70 years of Ferrari / Scuderia Praha

Sunday June 4th 2017

  • 10:00 Start of the program
  • 10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition of veterans
  • 10:00 – 16:30 The Show the Famous / Entertaining Riddle while walking through the park will offer the visitors various stops with an important person of our history.
  • 10:00 – 16:30 Elegant salon Maison Podolska / Czech COCO Chanel and its hat industry, a booth in the early 20th century style, where you can try on hats and also purchase them.
  • 10:00 – 16:30 Patented Office of Láďa Vynikl / Láďa Vynikl and his assistant prepared a presentation of interesting inventions that were not patented even by the famous Jára Cimrman.
  • 10:30 – 15:30 "Living Chateaus" / Historical tours of the chateau with the theme of the beginning of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic.
  • 11:00 – 17:00 Melody Brass Orchestra / East Bohemian Big Band Melody Brass with its pop-swing melodies will not only remind the time of the 1960s but will also play current songs of world and Czech artists.
  • 14:00 – 15:30 "Snowdrop celebrations" / Theater performance in the chateau park, based on the book by Bohumil Hrabal, performed by the theater ensemble Hálek Nymburk.
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Announcement and awarding of prizes in all categories Chateau Loučeň Concours d'Elegance (in front of the chateau by the fountain) / The promenade of cars awarded by the jury + 5 cars awarded by the public.
    • Draw of voting tickets / from the public and handing over the prizes.
  • 16:55 Farewell to the visitors
  • 17:00 Closing of the exhibition to the public

Exhibition of paintings - painter Yuri Shevchuk - the whole weekend in "Oranžerie"

Change of Program is reserved

Jury for 2017

Chairman of the Jury Jiří Koťátko, “Veteránské Hnutí“

Petr Kožíšek, Head of the Road and Ship Transportation Department

Karel Kupka, Publisher of Motor Journal

Václav Zapadlík, painter

Petr Kudláček, Director of Scuderia Praha, Inc.

4th year of Concours d´Elegance

Ticket Office

Children under 15 years: free entrance (accompanied by an adult)

You can buy tickets now at: Na Ořechovce 580/4, 16200 Praha - Střešovice. Payment can be made by credit card.

Next week there will also be newly launched e-shop, where you can buy the tickets as well.

And for those who are still hesitating and do not know yet if they will be available on these dates, we have good news. Tickets will be sold directly on the spot.

At the same time, however, please note that the number of tickets is limited due to the safety of visitors and cars to 2.000 per day, so we recommend buying tickets in time!

Ferrari Classiche

Scuderia Praha and Concours d'elegance organizers, like every year, cooperate with the Ferrari Veteran Division - Ferrari Classiche.

The Formula 1 Ferrari will be again exposed this year. It has been managed to ensure that the fast pitstop will be demonstrated - the Shell V-Power Pit Stop Challenge.

Loučeň castle

Nice castle built in 17th century, reconstructed in 2006

Very good traffic avalabilty, 35 kilometres from Praque centre, by a motorway towards Mladá Boleslav

Spacious trimed english styled park with space circa 20 hectares

Large hinterland – 3 restaurants, 2 hotels, orangery, castle for gala-dinners, park for car exhibition.

More on webpage of Loučeň castle.

Contact information and how to find us

Chateau Loučeň Concours d´Elegance

  • Date: 3rd - 4th June, 2017
  • Place: Chateau Loučeň
  • Estimated number of cars: over 80 cars
  • Estimated number of visitors: 2 000 – 3 000
  • VIP zone for exhibitors and partners of event
  • Accompanying programmes
  • Media support

Managers of event:
Bohuslav Klein, Robert Pergl and Michal Polák

Event Manager – Zuzana Kotíková
zuzana.kotikova@lcde.cz
+420 777 862 365

Zámek Loučeň

Loučeň 1
289 37 Loučeň, Nymburk district (map)
www.zamekloucen.cz

Correspondence adress

Veteránská krása s.r.o.
Na Ořechovce 4, 160 00 Praha 6

Billing address

Veteránská krása s.r.o.
Loretánská 174/3, 118 00 Praha 1
IČO: 24193470 | DIČ: CZ 24193470