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NOV-DEC 2016

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slmag.net 33 When he founded the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille in 2014, Patrick Peter of Peter Auto set out to revive the great French tradition of the Concours d'Elegance. Instead, he created a new style of Concours by combining art, motoring and fashion at a lavish party in the gardens of Le Nôtre surrounding the historic Chantilly Château, whose art gallery, the Musée Condé, houses one of the finest collections of paintings in France outside of the Louvre. In its first two years, the event nabbed Motoring Event of the Year honors at the International Historic Motoring Awards. e 2016 rendition, held on the first weekend in September, commenced with a Saturday morning rally, one for concours entrants and a separate event for Supercars, allowing the public a rare glimpse of some of the fastest and most exclusive cars in the world. CHANTILLY ARTS & ELEGANCE R ICHAR D MILLE Written by Andre James A distinctly French celebration of l' automobile At left, a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta with coachwork by Touring was named Best of Show while a Mercedes-Maybach 6 Vision associated with a dress created by Jean-Paul Gaultier received the "Prix Public" award. Photo by Mathieu Bonnevie.

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