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DAY 1, September 1st, 2017
24 hours of Elegance by Chivas opening gala at the Royal Palace,
by invitation only

19 00 The White Palace, under the patronage of TRH Crown Prince Alexander & 
Crown Princess Katherine, opening of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE showcase, presented by the ARBITER

Masters of Elegance powered by CHIVAS, featuring 
                Maison CAMPS DE LUCA, parisian bespoke tailors-exhibition of historic suits
DORMEUIL, the finest cloth makers in the world
               
Masters of Craftsmanship powered by G.H.MUMM champagne, featuring
                Maison AUBERCY, historic parisian shoemakers
Sartoria MELINA - bespoke leather garments manufacturer from Naples

• Grand Dame elegance showcase featuring Couture & Contemporary jewelry with Francesca Cappelletti alta moda, BERG jewelry, Maison FABI shoes and  ARISTOPOP  accessories

                • Belgrade Masters of Excellence- showcase of the finest artisans from Serbia - 
          featuring HOH timepieces, I.SUHENKO bespoke shoes, 
          MARUŠKA hand-painted scarfs, AQOS cars

21 30 • Gala Dinner and Charity Auction benefiting the Princess Katherine Foundation, by invitation only
• CHIVAS REGAL Extra 
tasting by Ken Lindsay, International Brand Ambassador
• MARTELL CORDON BLEU tasting
The Finest Serbian Contemporary Art initiative by Nesovic Fine Arts
curated by Ksenija Marinkovic, charity auction


DAY 2, September 2nd, 2017
Belgrade Classic Car Show 2017, open to the general public, 
at the BELGRADE WATERFRONT plaza featuring:
11 00 • Opening of the Belgrade Classic Car Show 2017
11 30 • Photo-exhibition dedicated to the automobile design featuring AQOS cars 
12 00 • Opening of the Belgrade Concours d’Elegance 2017 featuring:
                • Exhibition of the finest classic cars, with a jury selecting the Best of Show
• Ferrari 70th Anniversary showcase
               
13 30 Belgrade Waterfront - SAVANOVA terrace, 
luncheon with Jacob’s Creek tasting, by invitation only


17 30 Belgrade Concours d'Elegance 2017 Best of Show
at the BELGRADE WATERFRONT plaza, award ceremony, 
                open to the general public
          
22 3024 hours of Elegance CHIVAS PARTY powered by GLORIA at Diva Lounge, Grand Casino Belgrade, by invitation only


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The most beautiful automobiles in the world being showcased in Belgrade during „24 hours of Elegance 2015.“

Jaguar C-Type

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The "C" designation stood for "competition".

The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 53 C-Types were built.



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Jaguar D-Type

The Jaguar D-Type is a sports racing car that was produced by Jaguar Cars Ltd. between 1954 and 1957.
Although it shares many of its mechanical components with the C-Type, including the basic Straight-6 XK engine design (initially 3.4 litres and uprated to 3.8 litres in the late fifties), the structure of the car was radically different. The innovative monocoque construction brought aviation industry technology to competition car design, together with an aeronautical understanding of aerodynamic efficiency.



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Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its
combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and poor performance, the XKE sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, body on frame monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and unrivaled looks.

In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.



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Jaguar MK 2

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959[3] to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England. Twelve months before the
announcement of the XJ6 the 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre Mark 2 models were renamed to Jaguar 240 and Jaguar 340 respectively.
The previous Jaguar 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre models made between 1955 and 1959 have been identified as Mark 1 Jaguars since Jaguar produced this Mark 2 model.

Until the XJ, Jaguar's postwar saloons were usually denoted by Roman numerals (e.g. Mark VII, Mark VIII) while the Mark 2 used Arabic Numerals, denoted on the rear of the car as "MK 2".



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Jaguar SS 25

The Jaguar Mark IV (pronounced mark four) is a more recently developed name now commonly used for a range of automobiles built by Jaguar Cars from 1945 to 1949. This range was a return to production, without the brand name S.S., of the SS Jaguar 1½ litre, 2½ litre and 3½ litre models produced by SS Cars from 1935 to 1940. Mark IV is a name now applied in retrospect to separate this model from the succeeding Mark V range.



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Jaguar XJ6

The Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of flagship, full-size, luxury cars sold by the British automobile brand, Jaguar Cars. The XJ line has had a long history, with the first model released in 1968. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and the model has been featured in countless media and high profile appearances.

The XJ6, using 2.8 litre (2,790 cc or 170 cu in) and 4.2 litre (4,235 cc or 258.4 cu in) straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons – which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges.



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Jaguar XJ13

The Jaguar XJ13 was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar to challenge at Le Mans in the mid 1960s. It never raced, and only one was produced. The car has not been officially valued, but a £7 million bid for it was declined by the owners in 1996.



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Jaguar XJS

The Jaguar XJ-S (later the Jaguar XJS), a luxury grand tourer, was
produced by the British manufacturer Jaguar from 1975 to 1996. The XJ-S replaced the E-Type (also known as the XK-E) in September 1975, and was based on the XJ saloon. It had been developed as the XK-F, though it was very different in character from its predecessor. Although it never had quite the same sporting image, the XJ-S was a competent grand tourer, and more aerodynamic than the E-Type. The last XJS was produced on 4 April 1996, by then 115,413 had been produced during a 21-year production life. The model was replaced by the XK8.



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Jaguar XK120

The Jaguar XK120 is a sports car which was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954. It was Jaguar's first sports car since the SS 100, which ceased production in 1940.

The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 670001. It looked almost identical to the production cars except that the straight outer pillars of its windscreen would be curved on the production version. The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production.



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Jaguar XKSS

The Jaguar XKSS was a road-going version of the Jaguar D-Type racing car.

Following Jaguar's withdrawal from competition at the end of the 1956 season, a number of completed and partially complete D-types remained unsold at the Browns Lane factory. In an attempt to recoup some of the investment made in building these unused chassis, and to exploit the lucrative American market for high-performance European sports cars, Sir William Lyons decided to convert a number to full road-goingspecification.



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Jaguar XJR-12

The Jaguar XJR-12 is a sports-prototype race car built by Jaguar for both Group C and IMSA Camel GTP. The car is famous for winning the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans. Weighing 900 kg, and powered by a 7 L 60 degree SOHC V12 developing 730 hp / 545 kW @ 7000 rpm, and 579 ft.-lb. / 785 N·m @ 5500 rpm, the XJR-12 could hit 368 km/h / 229 mph. During the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, the XJR-12 covered 4882.4 km at an average speed of 204.036 km/h / 126.782 mph with a maximum trap speed of 353 km/h / 219 mph. The car aso won the Le Mans Legend in 2008.



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Jaguar XJ220

The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing. The XJ220 held the record for the fastest production car throughout 1992 after recording a top speed of 213.478 mph (343.560 km/h), before being superseded by the McLaren F1 in 1993 when it recorded a top speed of 231 mph (372 km/h). The Jaguar held the Nürburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36.



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The very successful and glamorous event  “24 hours of Elegance- Concours d 'Elegance & Luxury Salon,” which is held annually, will once again be hosted in Belgrade for the third time, during a three day extravaganza from September 6th to the 8th, 2013. This exclusive event, organised by DEGORSI Luxury Consultancy and FIVA Member - Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles, along with The Automobile Museum, our regional partner Scuderia Zagreb, and under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia and with great support of Grand Casino Belgrade, will provide all attendees with an unforgettable experience, allowing all guests to indulge and share their passions, such as classic cars culture, elegance, style and refinement. 

On Saturday, September 7th, at 10:00h, “Belgrade’s Classic Car Show 2013,” begins.  Powered by UNIQA, “Auto Bild Grand Tour Historique,” will be showcasing a number of beautiful classic cars from all over Southeast Europe. The program will begin by presenting the ‘star car,’ a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6 c 2500 ss Pininfarina – one of the best masterpieces of Italian bodywork and which is owned by one of the most popular collectors in the world, Corrado Lopresto.  This model has 3 carburettors of maximum power 110hp with a speed of 155kms.  This period was considered a golden age of car production in Italy because of their unique development and style that became known worldwide. This two-seater, which is known as the first car in the world to have dual headlights, was sold to an aristocratic family from Sicily, and then shortly afterwards made its way to England.  In 1975, it was sent to the United States where it remained until 2000, when it finally returned to its origins.


Alfa Romeo 6 c 2500 ss Pininfarina


Our guests will have the opportunity to see the 1954 Fiat 8V, one of the rarest breeds of sports car in the world, and was the first Fiat series with an 8V cylinder motor and independent suspension on all four wheels.  Out of the 114 manufactured, only 14 entered the Gran Turismo category. From 1955 to 1957, this phenomenal automobile was the winner in the Gran Turismo category of 2000 Mille Miglia, winning the Italian Championships in 1964.  Interestingly, this automobile was owned by Countess Mariella Zanon di Valgiuratada Giacosa, the daughter of the car’s engineer, Dante Giacosa. Currently, it is owned by Giuliano Bensi, a member of famous collectors club Allegri del Volante from Florence, an important partner of “24 hours of Elegance.”


Fiat 8V

The unique Grand Tour Historique will take place around Kalemegdan Park, beginning at 12h, thrilling the audience with superb parade of classic cars that follows 2.7 km route of last pre-war Grand Prix that took place in Belgrade in 1939, which was the largest sporting event in Belgrade during the golden era of motorsports. It brought together about 75 000 spectators, out of a total population of 360 000, during that time. Each year, the event’s auto array leaves our attendees speechless. “24 hours of Elegance,” is confident in its efforts to make this year even better.

The latter part of our day will be dedicated to the “CHIVAS Concours d'Elegance 2013,” an exhibition which will be available to the general public, in front of the Grand Casino Beograd. Furthermore, among the selected ‘gems,’ prestigious automobiles from the famous SK (Saulius Karossas) collection will be luminously displayed there as well.   The amazing 1937 two-seater Horch 853 Sport Coupe “Manuela,” commissioned by the German Auto Union and one of the most recognised coachbuilders, Erdmann & Rossi – Jos. Neuss, for  their successful racing driver, Bernd Rosemeyer – who spent most of his time with Erdmann & Rossi, so his “Manuela“ could be built according to his wishes.  The chassis had to be built with aluminium plate in order to reduce weight. In the rear of the vehicle two spare wheels had to fit. The driver’s windshield had to be in V-form and made from Sekurit glass, a sunroof, an American radio with a silver coloured antennae, were among only a few of his demands.  The beauty and elegance of this unique Horch Classic is indescribable. In 1937, on her maiden journey to Brünn, she attended the Concours d’Elegance and took home both the first prize in her class and the audience prize. Words such as sportsmanship, absolute harmony, perfect elegance don’t even begin to describe the fascination hidden in this compact two-door. This unique and beautiful reconstruction of the legendary streamlined coupé is an absolute highlight at every Concours d’Elegance around the world.


Horch 853

Attendees could also look forward to the phenomenal 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith WXA 106, also designed in collaboration with Erdmann & Rossi-Jos. Neuss.  The Wraith WXA model has a 25/30 HP engine nr.B5WF, 2-door equipped with newly developed electric windows in both doors, which was very leading-edge at the time, and was originally black.  The measurements on the dashboard were re-designed to be shown in the German version: “km/h,“ “Liter,“ and “Grad Celsius.“ Castle Mittenwalde, purchased the well admired car after the exhibition. Following his wish the body was repainted in fish-silver. This beautiful automobile was later sold and taken to the still existing Soviet Union in Riga where it was sent to Moscow thereafter. It is supposed to have been used by the Moscow patriarch.  Years later the car reached the west in its run-down state, like so many other vehicles. Here the Rolls Royce was restored in an exemplary manner using original parts. This year, the car will enthral the Belgrade public during „24 hours of Elegance.“
In addition to the automobiles arriving from various parts of Europe, the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles together with the Belgrade Automobile Museum will present an array of fantastic models as well.  They have maintained the tradition of antique car collecting withing Serbia.


Rolls Royce Wraith WXA 106

Also, “The Masters of Car Design” featuring Pavle Trpinac, designer of the latest Rolls Royce Wraith, will take place in front of the Grand Casino Beograd beginning at 13.00h.  Rolls Royce officially debuted the Wraith - its most potent and technologically advanced model in history, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.  The exclusive fastback silhouette and totally understated elegance makes the Wraith a contemporary classic, and is designed to be the fastest and most luxurious Rolls Royce.

The “CHIVAS Best of Show,” which begins at 18.30h, will feature hand-picked models of classic cars which will be evaluated by a professional jury, selecting a winner.  It will be available to the general public in front of the Grand Casino Beograd.

Be our guests on September 7th, and experience a truly unique and prestigious world class event. 

 

 




 


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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