Owners of deliciously dull vehicles can nominate them for a space on the concours lawn at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire, England at the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional taking place on 31 July. Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire is open to classic cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles built between 1966 and 1996.
Festival of the Unexceptional is a competitive concours that celebrates the world of mundane motoring with a tongue-in-cheek take on the familiar concours format. Instead of displaying multi-million-pound vehicles and enforcing a dress code of chinos and blue blazers, cars are of the type once seen on every residential street, and dress is smart casual without the need to be smart.
Showcasing much maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s through the ʼ70s, ʼ80s and into the mid-ʼ90s, Festival of the Unexceptional remains the only concours that prefers a Dolomite to a Diablo, a Tagora over a Testarossa and where a Victor is preferable to a Vantage.