2017 Downside Concours d’Elegance

Over 100 wonderful cars were on display for the 2017 Concours d’Elegance despite the chilly weather. Visitors enjoyed tours of the school and Abbey and were able to watch a Somerset County junior cricket match. 

The winner of the Abbot’s Cup was a stunning 1954 Alvis TC21 100 Drop Head Coupe owned by Michael O’Flaherty (C49)

Other Winners were:

Pre War

1st 1937 Austin 7 Ruby owned by Mark Nutbeen
2nd 1926 Alvis Sports Tourer owned by John Moore


1st 1957 Chevrolet Belair owned by Trevor Doherty
2nd 1958 MGA Roadster owned by Gary Buckley


1st 1968 Morris Minor Traveller owned by Phil Rendle
2nd 1973 Hillman Avenger GLS owned by Robert Nutter

Head Master’s Choice

1st 1989 Panther Kallista 2.9i owned by Derek Gooding
2nd 1996 Audi 80 Cabriolet owned by Lee Rodgers

Thanks to Graham Cox for his wonderful photos. Thanks also to our judges, Charles Trevelyan, Mike Penn, Tim Mercer and the Head Master, Dr James Whitehead.