Qatar Airway sponsors Chantilly Arts & Elegance
There was also a classic car rally, during which cars competed in their respective categories, with Qatar Airways sponsoring the “Tribute to Bugatti” category. This category was so named as it was won by a Bugatti type 55 1933 Collection from the "Rev Institute for the Automotive Museum".
The driver of this winning car was presented by Qatar Airways Country Manager, Mr. Eric Didier, with a pair of Business Class tickets, for travel to anywhere on the Qatar Airways' global network of 144 destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said that the airline was pleased to be involved in this celebratory event where fine art, culture and automobiles are combined.
“As an airline, we take pride in being involved in the communities in which we serve. Supporting the cultural fabric of the destinations we fly to is about more than just offering an extensive network of routes; it is about building connections with the very people that live in the cities we serve,” he said.
Other activities taking place witnessed Richard Mille presenting 11 Concept-Cars, three as a World exclusive and one as a European exclusive. The Concours d’Elegance was also held alongside the classic Concours d’Etat, which gathers a hundred of the Most Beautiful Cars in the World, together with the Grand Prix des Clubs, rewarding the best displayed car.
More than 500 club cars were on display at the event, ranging from different editions of the Bugatti to Rolls-Royce, Delahaye, Facel Vega, Aston Martin, and Maserati which coincidentally is celebrating its centenary this year.