The Salon Privé returns to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England, a few miles northwest of Oxford. Salon Privé Week 2021 showcases remarkable new and vintage motorcycles on the beautiful grounds of the World Heritage site.
Now in its 16th year, Salon Privé Week 2021 kicks off with a 160 km Private Tour ride on August 31. It begins at the Great Court of Blenheim Palace and runs through the Cotswolds countryside. Lunch is at Grittleton, Wiltshire, at Grittleton House. The event, which includes a Concours d’Elegance, Ladies’ Day, Club Trophy and Classic & Supercar, will run until September 5.
Last year Langen Motorcycles launched their incredible high performance two-stroke motorcycle. For 2021, anticipation is mounting for the debut of Thornton Hundred Motorcycles. A bespoke motorcycle builder for top athletic personalities including Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks, Gymshark founder Ben Francis, and rugby stars Jack Nowell and Josh Navidi, Thornton Hundred will exhibit a variety of motorcycles. The self-proclaimed World’s Fastest Bobber is nitrogen boosted, developing 202 horsepower and covering the quarter mile in 10.49 seconds, will be there.
However, that’s no exaggeration for Thornton Hundred. There will also be a more thoughtfully modified Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black, featuring the Thornton Hundred wide wheel kit, a unique paint job and a handmade dual exhaust.
“All of our motorcycles exude individuality and exclusivity,” says Jody Millhouse, owner of Thornton Hundred. “We want to offer owners a unique modification experience, and these values align perfectly with Salon Privé. We can’t wait to show off our latest creations in the incredible setting of Blenheim Palace.
Salon Privé Week 2021 will also celebrate Moto Guzzi’s 100th anniversary. There will be a class for the Italian marque, with a 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport in hand.
There are three categories of motorcycles for the Concours d’Elegance, judging by former 500cc GP road racer Steve Parrish, motorcycle TV show host Henry Cole, historian Dennis Frost and the motojournalist Somer Hooker. Other motorcycles available include a 1973 Yamaha TZ250A and a 1968 Triumph TR6C Trophy.
Those interested in entering a motorbike in the competition procedure can purchase the motorbike owner’s pack. This gives you a lunch, Champagne Pommery, fine wines and traditional English afternoon tea.
“Turn on the bike, Jeeves!” “
Weekly schedule for Salon Privé 2021
August 31 – Private Tour
Sep 1-2 – Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance
Sep 3 – Salon Privé Ladies’ Day presented by Boodles
Sept. 4 – Salon Privé Club Trophy presented by Lockton
Sep 5 – Classic & Supercar Private Lounge