Due to the UK government’s extension of the final release from COVID lockdown for another four weeks the organizers of the Auto Royale concours made the surprise decision to cancel the event indefinitely.
Event organiser Paul Mathers said: “It is with huge regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s event. Months of planning went into making sure that this was going to be something different on the British motoring calendar.”
He added: “ Our prime responsibility is making sure that people are safe and that the event that we organize 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 organizations in the world of classic cars and motoring in general. 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.”
Mathers who arrived in the UK from his native Australia last year and who had to cancel last year’s event due to the pandemic added: ” 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.”