An event that was due to take place this summer at Waddesdon Manor has been cancelled.

The Auto Royale, which was going to happen between July 16 and July 18, will not go ahead following the Government’s announcement to push back ‘freedom day’ for another four weeks.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed in a press conference on June 14 that due to a significant rise in Covid-19 cases of the new variant, the stage four date of restrictions being lifted on June 21, has been extended to July 19.

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

This has led to the three-day event, which was going to see numerous cars from the 1910s to the 1960s all lined up on the Waddesdon Manor lawn, with Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, providing the food for VIP guests, being cancelled.

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Event organiser Paul Mathers said: “It is with huge regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s event.

Lancia Florida Berlina by Pinin Farina (photo credit Lopresto Collection)

Lancia Florida Berlina by Pinin Farina (photo credit Lopresto Collection)

“Months of planning went into making sure that this was going to be something different on the British motoring calendar.

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“Our prime responsibility is making sure that people are safe and that the event that we organise works for our sponsors, participants and the general public and as things stand, we felt that we were unable to meet these obligations to the degree that we would wish.

“We have reached this decision with much soul searching especially as we have had fantastic support from car owners globally, as well a major organisations in the world of classic cars and motoring in general.

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Chef Jean Christophe Novelli with the new Alpine

Chef Jean Christophe Novelli with the new Alpine

“Auto Royale was an ambitious undertaking to bring a high end concours event to the general classic car enthusiast and involved almost three years of planning.

“I would like to thank all those entrants and collectors, sponsors, exhibitors, curators, judges and volunteers for their support and I hope that we will be able to run Auto Royale in the years to come.”

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