Toasting the end of Summer: Summer Garden Party & Concours

Posted on September 20, 2023.

As summer comes to an abrupt end the Club took to Down Hall for the 2023 Summer Garden Party & Charles Stanley International Concours.

Friday saw half the Concours entrants arrive at Down Hall, an opportunity to begin the final preparations before a casual BBQ to kick off the weekend.

Saturday started with the mandatory Cavalcade d’Elegance, taking in a 12.5-mile route through the countryside, treating the residents of nearby market-town of Hatfield Heath to the sight and sounds of Ferrari’s old and new as they worked their way back on the circular route to Down Hall. After some final detailing it was time for judging to begin.

The Concours Awards Dinner took place with a Ferrari 296 GTB on display. As with 2022 the highlight awards – Best in Show, Ladies Cup and Member’s Cup – would remain secret to be revealed at the Summer Garden Party on the following day.

Sunday marked the beginning of the Summer Garden Party where members had the opportunity to relax, socialise with friends and explore the grounds. Concours cars were on showcased with trophies, certificates and rosettes on display alongside the cars. The major awards such as Best In Show were announced an hour earlier than planned due to the looming weather that afternoon.


Peter Reeves1973 Dino 246 GT1Platinum, Group Win
David Fleming1989 328 GTS2Platinum, Group Win, Best in Show
Jeffrey Glanvill1977 512 BB2Gold, Member’s Cup
Sally Critchell1987 Mondial 3.22Gold
Matthew Bray1999 F355 GTB3Platinum, Group Win
Brian Grove1991 F403Platinum
Amit Bhola1996 F355 GTS3Platinum
Colin Beale2001 360 Modena4Platinum, Group Win
David Dewell2003 360 Modena4Gold, Special Merit (+2000 miles)
Amit Bhola2015 458 Speciale4Gold
Mark Cale612 Sessanta4Platinum
Nigel Greenaway2020 488 Pista Spider5Diamond Detailer, Group Win
Louis Greenaway2018 488 Pista5Silver Detailer
Mark Clae2021 812 GTS5Gold Detailer
Jeff Simpson1972 Dino 246 GTNon-entrantLadies Cup

A selection of photos from the weekend are now available on Flickr.

An event review alongside more photos will feature in the upcoming issue of the Club magazine, Ferrari.

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