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“GENERALI 24 hours of ELEGANCE 2019 powered by Jaguar”, 6 - 8 September 2019

The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront development hosted the 9th edition of “24 hours of Elegance - Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, which was held 6-8 September 2019 in partnership with GENERALI Insurance Serbia, Belgrade Waterfront real estate development, British Motors (exclusive importer of Jaguar and Land Rover) and in synergy with the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member) and the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (BSCC). The event was chaired by its founder, Alex Djordjevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, and was held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia. As an international event, Generali 24 hours of Elegance is dedicated to the celebration of prestigious brands that are synonymous with a supreme quality of manufacture and meticulous, detailed craftsmanship. The guests shared their passion for classic cars, and for elegance, style and refinement, in the uniquely captivating settings of the Royal Palace and Belgrade Waterfront development. This year’s edition was dedicated to British excellence in craftsmanship, with the participation of many top-level artisans from the United Kingdom.. 

The opening gala took place at the White Palace on Friday, 6 September 2019, with the unveiling of the MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, which was presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. As this year’s edition was dedicated to British masters of elegance, it was attended and championed by superlative and world-renowned craftsmen from that country, such as EDWARD SEXTON, the iconic bespoke tailor from London, GAZIANO & GIRLING, the superb bespoke shoemakers, TURNBULL & ASSER, the celebrated shirt-makers to kings and statesmen, HARRISONS OF EDINBURGH, the famed purveyors of finest cloth, and VIOLA MILANO, the renowned maker of accessories. The presence of such distinguished guests was complemented by tastings of the famous HENDRICK’S Gin, the spirit of choice for true gentlemen and ladies. , the spirit of choice for true gentlemen. 

The automotive star of the evening was the 100% electric JAGUAR I-PACE, voted both European and World Car of the Year in 2019, in perfect counterpoint and contrast with a selection of other Jaguar classics, such as the E-type, the XK120 (from Scuderia Nuvolari Mantova), and the XJ6 coupe, which were on display in the Palace Gardens.

But what was most in the spotlight at the palace was undoubtedly the beautiful trophy from the Belgrade Grand Prix of 1939, which was won by the racing champion Tazio Nuvolari and presented to him that year on the occasion of the birthday of King Peter II of Yugoslavia (the trophy was on loan from the Nuvolari Museum in Mantova, courtesy of Motor Heritage Consulting, ACI Mantova and Scuderia Nuvolari).

The Golden Salon of the Palace was dedicated to the finest artisans from Serbia, such as HOH handmade timepieces, BLACKBIRDFIELD ladies’ hats and amazing fascinators, and EVICA handmade gloves, as worn by the Duchess of Cornwall of the British royal family, to name just a few of the distinguished brands on exhibit.

On Saturday, 7 September, the “Generali Classic Car Show 2019” was featured at the Belgrade Waterfront, the new home of the prestigious “BELGRADE WATERFRONT Concours d’Elegance 2019”. This was an exhibition of beautiful classic cars which included some of the most splendid cars from all over Europe. The Best of Show award was given to the amazing LANCIA Aurelia B24 Spider America, which is owned by the renowned classic car collector, Nicola Livon. Equally memorable was another Lancia, the Astura from 1938, which once belonged to Count Ciano, and which this year won an award at Concorso Villa d'Este. At the Belgrade show, it won yet another award and was voted Best in Class,

At noon that day, to mark the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Belgrade Grand Prix, a number of spectacular classic cars once again toured the track around the Kalemegdan fortress as in 1939, led by the all-electric JAGUAR I-PACE to demonstrate the new era in which we live.

Another special highlight in Belgrade was the presence of a beautiful formula racing car, the 1947 CISITALIA D47 from the famous Collezione Lopresto, which was the last car driven by Tazio Nuvolari at Monte Carlo in 1948, which perfectly matched the occasion of the Belgrade Grand Prix’s anniversary.

Later that afternoon, the BELGRADE WATERFRONT Gallery hosted some of the most prestigious luxury brands, which were showcased at the “Salon of Excellence” conference and exhibition, held in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront. The Chairman of the conference, Alex Djordjevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, discussed the concept and value of “excellence in all things” together with Dominic Sebag Montefiore, the creative director of Edward Sexton, James Cook, manager of Turnball & Asser's flagship store on Jermyn Street and Tom Eriksson, the man behind the Viola Milano brand and creator of the mnswr.com platform for discerning gentlemen.

“GENERALI 24 hours of Elegance by Jaguar”, a uniquely prestigious event, once again highlighted Belgrade this year as an unexpected capital of style and refinement. We look forward to the 10th Anniversary edition in 2020. Additional information: www.24hoursofelegance.com


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The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront development will host the 9th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „24 hours of Elegance - Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, from September 6-8, 2019 in partnership with GENERALI Insurance Serbia, Belgrade Waterfront real estate development, British Motors (exclusive importer of Jaguar and Land Rover)and in synergy with the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member) and British Serbian Chamber of Commerce(BSCC). The event is chaired by its founder Alex Djordjevic of DeGorsi Luxury consulting and will be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia. Generali 24 hours of Elegance, is an international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, synonymous with supreme quality of manufacture & craftsmanship of details. Guests will share their passion for classic cars, elegance, style, and refinement, in a uniquely fascinating setting of the Royal Palace and the Belgrade Waterfront development. This year’s edition is dedicated to British excellence in craftsmanship with the participation of top-level artisans from the United Kingdom.



The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 6, 2019, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. This year’s edition is dedicated to the British masters of elegance championed by superlative craftsmen, renowned for their artisanship, such as EDWARD SEXTON, the iconic bespoke tailor from London, superb bespoke shoemakers GAZIANO & GIRLING and the famous shirt-makers to kings and statesmen TURNBULL & ASSER, the finest cloth of famed HARRISONS of Edinburgh, along with renowned accessories by VIOLA MILANO, complemented by tastings of famous HENDRICK’S gin, the spirit of choice for true gentlemen. The automotive star of the evening will be a 100% electric JAGUAR I-PACE voted both the European and the Global Car of the Year. But, in the spotlight at the palce, no doubt, will be the beautiful trophy from the Grand Prix of Belgrade in 1939, that champion Tazio Nuvolari won and that was presented to him that year, on the occasion of the King Peter II of Yugoslavia birthday ( the trophy comes from Nuvolari Museum in Mantova thanx to the cooperation with Motor Heritage Consulting, ACI Mantova and Scuderia Nuvolari. Special salon of the Palace will be dedicated to the finest artians from Serbia, such as HOH handmad itmepieces, BLACKBIRDFIELD ladies hats and fascinators and EVICA gloves, handmade gloves, worn by Dutchess of Cornwall, to name a few.



Saturday, September 7, will be marked by the “Belgrade Classic Car Show 2019”, that will take place at the Belgrade Waterfront, the new home of prestigious „ BELGRADE WATERFRONT Concours d’Elegance 2019“ - an exhibition of the most beautiful classic cars that will include some splendid cars coming from all over Europe. As of noon, on occasion of the 80th anniversary of Belgrade Grand Prix formula race, once again spectacular classic cars will tour the track around the Kalemegdan fortress, as in 1939. JAGUAR and LAND ROVER will present its latest models. Later in the afternoon, BELGRADE WATERFRONT gallery will host some of the most prestigious luxury brands, showcasing at our „Salon of Excellence“, conference and exhibition, held in partnership with Diplomacy & Commerce magazine and LUXLIFE.rs The same evening, in front of Belgrade Waterfront palace, „Generali Best of Show 2019“, the award ceremony of „Belgrade Waterfront Concours d'Elegance“ will take place with the support of numerous fans and enthusiasts of the classic car world. The 24 hours of Elegance - 2019 edition will have its official closing with a spectacular Gloria & Hendrick’s party at the sumptuous terrace of Hilton hotel, in partnership with Gloria magazine and Hendrick’s gin. Welcome to the “GENERALI 24 hours of Elegance by Jaguar”, a uniquely prestigious event, which pinpoints Belgrade as an unexpected capital of style and refinement. Additional information: www.24hoursofelegance.com

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To book your place at this unique event or to participate with your classic car, please send an e-mail to alex@degorsi.comcom


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