Just back from Ladies Day at Salon Prive 2011, writes Sarah-Jayne Harrison. Like Ascot, the women get dressed up and there's a parade lap of the concourse for the best dressed ladies of the day, but we somehow didn't qualify. So instead of posing in exotica, we took some snaps of Salon Prive 2011 for this gallery. For the last four years Salon Prive has been held at the Hurlingham Club on the banks of the Thames, but this year it's moved to a new venue: Syon Park near Chiswick. Enjoy the exotic, new and old, weird and wonderful cars in our gallery below.
The three musketeers outside Syon House: a trio of Lamborghinis. The burnt orange Aventador has an amazing presence compared with the Superleggera and Gallardo tucked behind. What's the collective noun for Lambos? A crease?
Was breakfast marmalade the inspiration for the Aventador's wonderful paint job? We like
The view most drivers will see of the new Lamborghini Aventador. Check out the letterbox exhaust pipe
Hennessey Venom GT made its debut at Salon Prive. Might worry the Lambo lot: the Venom sprints from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds
Scaffolding and Venomous motive force aplenty
I thought this was supposed to be Ladies Day at Salon Prive 2011?
Check out the struts on the clamshell!
The even quieter Rolls-Royce 102EX. I've never sat in such a hushed car - perfect for wafting around Salon Prive in
Don't pour 95 RON in here! You can in fact charge the electric Rolls on an induction plate, without the need for any wires
My view from the passenger seat as we creep silently around Syon Park. That leather floor is worryingly posh - I'm worried my shoes may scuff it...
Look: 0L/100km. That's the sort of fuel consumption that most Rolls-Royce owners can only dream of
This has to be by far the oddest thing at Salon Prive 2011. A cross between a car and minibus, there is enough floor space for a picnic in the back of this Dymaxion
Train carriage meets garden shed meets VW camper van. Love it
Looks more plane than car. Where's the rudder?
Time for an instrumental
This must be some kind of wind-up...
Yes, it's a wind-up car. Marvellously pointless
The bravery award goes to the Rolls-Royce that went for a dip. Apparently the Prince of Afghanastan was holidaying by the shores of Lake Leman when he overshot the bend near St Gingolph and plunged 60 feet into the lake, according to a Swiss newspaper in 1939. All survived to tell the tale
Tellingly, this Rolls wasn't let anywhere near the water at Syon Park
As it was ladies day we can't go without mentioning the hats and butterflies. Or is that candy floss on her head?
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