Our main stage was back for 2023, and better than ever. Concours on Savile Row held a multitude of live talks and performances over the two days. With The Swing Ninjas keeping a relaxed and sophisticated vibe in between discussions, the Savile Row stage had it all.
Our wonderful MCs Richard Charlesworth, Simon Taylor and Benedict Browne welcomed a range of guests, from former racing driver Jacky Ickx to one of the most recognisable faces in fashion, David Gandy.
Some of the live talks on this year’s main stage included:
Jacky Ickx: Belgian former racing driver who won the Le Man 24 Hours six times and achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula 1. He talked about his career, relationships with other drivers, Le Mans and off-road rallying.
Drew Pritchard: Author, TV star and architectural antique dealer, Drew joined the Concours on Savile Row stage to talk about his new book, selling off his private car collection and his history as a Goodwood racer.
Freddie Hunt: Discussed his own racing career, what it’s like being the son of a World Champion, his farm work and his ambition to win Le Mans 2026, 50 years after his father.
Ian Callum and Dominic Sebag-Montefiore: A discussion on design and the meaningful partnership they have developed through Concours on Savile Row. The pair discussed the similarities in the culture of their two companies and a number of collaborations they are working on together long term.
David Gandy: One of the most recognisable faces in fashion joined our MCs Benedict and Richard to talk about his Porsche, the importance of Savile Row and his work with Bennett Winch.
Sam Dracott: The most watched TikToker in the UK in 2022. A farrier of 13 years who shares his satisfying day-to-day work on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Sam discussed his genuine passion, which soared on social media.
Jeremy Hackett: Talked with Benedict Browne about his American father’s car collection and his hobby for racing, celebrating 40 years of Hackett, the new brand representative Jenson Button and his Sussex Spaniel Harry, who has just become a brand ambassador for Hackett.
Nick Hewer: Gained widespread attention for advising Lord Sugar on The Apprentice. Nick discussed the Mongol rally – a 10,000-mile adventure that involved driving in a sub-1000cc car over five mountain ranges and across three deserts to Ulaanbaatar. He talked about the Sierra Leone 2012 – the long-distance road trip, to deliver some valuable woodworking equipment to a young carpenter who had been orphaned during the Civil War in order to set up his own business. He then went on to discuss his love for travel and life since retirement.
Gered Mankowitz and Richard Williams: Talked about the Electric Lady Jaguar art car that was showcased at this year’s Concours on Savile Row. Touching on the brief history of the shoot with Jimi Hendrix in 1967 and how the details of the rock star’s vintage military jacket became the background visuals for the vehicle. Touched on the connection between the car being an electric E-type – Electric Lady – and the history of Jimi founding Electric Lady Studios in New York in 1968.
James Barclay: Team director for Jaguar’s Formula E programme since November 2015, he has been responsible for managing the exciting return to motor sport in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the British brand. He expressed his reasons for choosing Formula E, elaborating on his journey since joining JLR from Bentley and what happened next to bring Jaguar back into world championship motor sport.
Photos below from Concours on Savile Row 2023.