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Blenheim Palace gets top marques for motoring

Blenheim Palace is in pole position when it comes to all things automotive.  
Recently the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site, and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, has played host to a huge variety of car-related events including car launches, events, car club meetings and auctions.

This month the Palace was the setting for an auction of a car used by Churchill in the 1940s for political campaigning. The unique Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe eventually sold for £232,520.  

In May nearly 100 historic Bentleys converged on the Estate to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inaugural Bentley Drivers Club run and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough is also a popular meeting place for the Morgan car club.  

Other events staged recently include the launch of Renault’s new Megane and the Pre’50 Auto Rally. Blenheim Palace will also be hosting the Festival of Transport and the exclusive Salon Prive Super Car events later this summer, with impressive VIP Corporate Hospitality packages available.  

“Blenheim Palace provides the perfect location for car-based events and activities,” said Head of Marketing, Stephanie Hendley.  

“The Palace itself is a truly stunning backdrop for any event. The ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, the lake and the fact we are reputed to have the finest view in England all help to make it special.  

“When you also factor in the great access for vehicles on the Estate, our rich historical heritage and our proximity to London there are a number of compelling reasons Blenheim Palace is the first choice,” she added.  

As well as its motoring events Blenheim Palace also stages a series of other major activities throughout the year including concerts, triathlons, a food and a literary festival, flower show and exhibitions.

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