The 2015 Concours of Elegance took place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
The main concours was competed by 60 specially selected entrants
HRH Prince Michael of Kent was patron of the event
Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart was vice-patron of the 2015 Concours of Elegance
All three of Stewart's championship-winning cars were together for the first time ever
The Pullman Trophy for Best in Show went to this 1903 Mercedes Simplex 60HP
This Ferrari 250 GTO, once driven by Innes Ireland, was one of several show stars from Maranello
The 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder is among the most prized of all Ferraris
The 300bhp, Scaglietti-designed Spyder was built to compete in the USA
Touring Suprleggera's Berlinetta Lusso was the only contemporary entrant in the main concours
All five planned examples of the bespoke Ferrari F12-based coupé have been sold
The Berlinetta Lusso's cabin is finished to customer specifications
This example - the first to be completed - will shortly be delivered to its buyer in Asia
The 1975 Lancia Stratos Stradale was part of the rallying Stratos's homologation run
Lancia won three World Rally Championships with the racing version of the Stratos
Ex-Ferrari employees started Automobili Turismo e Sport in 1963
This ATS 2500 GTS is a mid-engined V12 coupé good for 150mph
Lamborghini Countach 5000S packs a 375bhp 4754cc quad-cam V12
This immaculate example is one of 323 5000Ss produced
Tri-tone BMW M1 was tuned to 350bhp by AHG
A total of 456 BMW M1s were built
The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale was designed by Pininfarina for the Belgian royal family
This was the first of four Speciales to be built
This 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider wears bodywork by Zagato
A beastly 15.1-litre four-pot engine powers the 1912 Lorraine Dietrich 'Vieux Charles III'
Tom Hartley Jnr's Lamborghini Miura S drew plenty of attention in the main concours
This 1970 Miura S is one of a handful of right-hand-drive examples
Scaglietti-supplied aluminium bodywork cloaks the Pininfarina-designed Ferrari 250 TDF
Power comes from a 260bhp 3.0-litre V12
The little 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale was fresh from a 14-month restoration programme
The 212 is powered by a 150bhp 2.5-litre V12
The American-built 1902 Westfield is said to be capable of 50mph
This is one of seven upgraded Ferrari F40 GTs
F40 GTs were tuned from 478bhp to 590bhp
It's 20 years since this race-liveried Jaguar E-type Lightweight was seen in public
The car won its class at the 1962 Sebring 12 Hours
The special Delahaye Type 165 Touring Cabriolet was commissioned by the French government
It was entered in the 1939 World's Fair in New York - less an engine
The Aston Martin DB4GT 'Jet' by Bertone is a one-off
The car was sold at auction for £3.25 million in 2013
The 1905 Star Gordon Bennett racer has a 9.3-litre four-cylinder engine
The gleaming 1908 Silver Ghost Barker Open Tourer was one of six Rolls-Royces in the main concours
Aristotle Onassis's 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Fastback Mulliner Coupé
The Queen and Prince Philip toured the Commonwealth with this Land Rover Series 1
It was replaced by this state Range Rover in 1974
Both cars were specially adapted for The Queen to greet crowds
The Queen Mother's Daimler was the second-last DS420 to be built
Scottish driver Johnny Dumfries raced this Ecurie Ecosse Austin Rover at Le Mans
The largest-ever collection from Ecurie Ecosse included the team's Commer Transporter
The team's Tojeiro-Jaguar was raced by Scottish double F1 world champion Jim Clark
The Ecurie Ecosse 'long nose' Jaguar D-type placed second at Le Mans in 1957
The team's contemporary BMW Z4 GT3 racer was also on show
This Lotus 38 was another ex-Jim Clark racer on show
1988 Le Mans-winning Jaguar XR9 was co-driven by Johnny Dumfries
Pace cars from all three of Dario Franchitti's Indy 500 wins were at Holyrood - this is the Corvette from 2012
The race winner traditionally keeps that year's pace car; here's the Corvette C6 from 2007
A Chevrolet Camaro SS is the pace car from Franchitti's 2010 win
Cars from owners clubs representing several marques competed for the Club Trophy
Club members' cars on show at the front of the Palace
Ferrari was strongly represented in the Club Trophy
Franchitti's Porsche Carrera GT was among Club Trophy entrants
A Ferrari 288 GTO also drew many admirers
A pre-War Jaguar SS1 won both the Club Trophy and the Jaguar Trophy
A host of privately owned Bentleys contested the Bentley Trophy on Sunday
The winner of the Bentley Trophy was a Barnato Green Continental R
Woolf Barnato's 'Blue Train' Bentley Speed Six was a star turn on Sunday
Six recreations of the Lightweight E-type are being built by Jaguar
The price is around £1 million apiece, but all are sold
A rare Jaguar XK-SS road-racer from 1957 joined the JLR stand
The F-type-based Project 7 roadster from Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations division was on show
The car's supercharged 5.0-litre V8 produces 567bhp
The extreme limited-edition Project Seven costs £135,000
A strong display from McLaren Glasgow included the P1 hybrid hypercar
The McLaren 570S is part of the marque's new entry-level Sports Series
Revealed at this year's New York motor show, the twin-turbo 570S makes 562bhp
McLaren's 650S Spider uses a 641bhp version of the same engine
The 650S is part of the company's mid-range Super Series
The event was held in Scotland for the first time, at the Queen's official residence in Scotland
Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, from Bathgate, was in attendance
Many show stars took part in a Highland Tour before the event began (picture: Bryn Musselwhite)
Sir Jackie Stewart started the Highland Tour at Loch Lomond (picture: Tim Scott)
The fourth Concours of Elegance has taken place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. As the Queen's official residence in Scotland, Holyrood followed Windsor Castle, St James's Palace and Hampton Court Palace in hosting the prestigious classic car event, which ran from 4-6 September. Many of the participating cars took part in a two-day tour of the Highlands en route to Holyrood, with drivers including four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti.
Hosted by HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Sir Jackie Stewart, the event's focus was the main concours in which 60 specially selected classics competed for the Pullman Trophy, which went to the car that accumulated most votes from other concours owners. The prize was awarded to a 1903 Mecedes Simplex 60HP - a car that in its day was claimed capable of 80mph thanks to its 9.2-litre four-cylinder engine.
Saturday's Club Trophy was contested by entrants from car clubs representing Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Bristol, Jaguar, Maserati, AC Cars, Lamborghini and the RAC. The judging panel included Jaguar design director Ian Callum, who also helped choose the recipient of the Jaguar Trophy for the best entrant among 100 Jaguars attending. Both prizes went to the same car - a Jaguar SS1, a model that Callum described as "one of the most beautiful cars ever made". As the Club Trophy winner, the SS1 will be invited to join the main concours at the 2016 event.
On Sunday the Bentley Trophy was awarded to the best privately owned Bentley of the day - a Barnato Green Continental R. Bentley's own display included a Blower Bentley and Woolf Barnato's famous 'Blue Train' Speed Six.
Highlights of the main concours included the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale, fresh from a stint at the Ferrari museum in Maranello following a 14-month restoration. Powered by a 150bhp 2.5-litre V12, the car was delivered to its first owner by Enzo Ferrari himself as a coupé, before being restyled as a barchetta in 1953.
A 1958 Ferrari 250 Tour de France Scaglietti – designed by Pininfarina but finished with Scaglietti-supplied aluminium bodywork – was another show star from Maranello. Colloquially named for the Tour de France race that was dominated by 250 GTs in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 250 TDF is powered by a 260bhp 3.0-litre V12.
The 250 GTO driven from Maranello to Goodwood's Easter Meeting in 1962 by Innes Ireland was also on show at Holyrood. Boasting 35bhp more than the TDF, the GTO racer also benefits from disc brakes, a five-speed gearbox, and much-improved aerodynamics.
Other Italian show stars included a Lancia Stratos Stradale – the road-going variant of the famous rally car – an ultra-rare 2500 GTS mid-engined V12 coupé from ATS, the short-lived sports car maker created by Ferrari defectors, and from Lamborghini, a 1970 Miura S owned by supercar dealer Tom Hartley Jnr and a dazzling white 5000S example of its successor, the Countach.
British entrants included the one-off Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone 'Jet' that won Best in Show at Villa d'Este in 2001 and was sold in 2013 for £3.25 million. An original, blue and white race-liveried Jaguar E-type Lightweight – on show for the first time in 20 years – was reprised by one of Jaguar's new recreation Lightweights on the JLR stand, and Aristotle Onassis's 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Fastback Mulliner Coupé also competed in the concours.
The 1902 American-built 2500cc twin-cylinder Westfield – good for 50mph – was the joint-oldest car on show. Other vintage entrants included the 9.3-litre Star Gordon Bennett Racer from 1905, the swooping Delahaye Type 165 Touring Cabriolet Figoni et Falaschi commissioned by the French government for the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and a gleaming 1908 Silver Ghost Barker Open Tourer, one of six Rolls-Royces in the field of 60.
A grey, triple-tone BMW M1, one of ten examples tuned to 350bhp by AHG, was among the more modern competitors, while another rare supercar that was tuned for extra performance was a 1987 Ferrari F40 GT, one of seven F40s uprated from 478bhp to 590bhp.
The only contemporary car competing for the Pullman Trophy was Touring Superleggera's Berlinetta Lusso, a limited-run coachbuilt special based on the Ferrari F12. The car was revealed at this year's Geneva motor show, and is making its UK debut in Edinburgh. Following the success of the Alfa Romeo 8C-based Disco Volante, Milan-based Touring Superleggera's latest model has already sold out its run of five cars, each of which will be customised to its buyer's specifications. The pale blue Berlinetta Lusso shown at Holyrood is the first complete example and is soon to be shipped to its owner in Asia; the next will not be ready for another 12 months.
There were also displays to celebrate some of Scotland's greatest racing drivers. All three of Sir Jackie Stewart's F1 title-winning cars were on show together for the first time – one Matra and two Tyrrells – along with his famous tartan-striped helmet from each season. Jim Clark's Lotus 25 and Lotus 38 were also at Holyrood, as was the 1988 Le Mans-winning Jaguar XR9 driven by Johnny Dumfries, and the pace cars from each of Franchitti's Indy 500 wins, consisting of two Chevrolet Corvettes and a Camaro.
The largest collection of cars from legendary Scottish race team Ecurie Ecosse was also in attendance, including a Longnose D-type, 1959 Tojeiro-Jaguar, Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-type and the contemporary BMW Z4 GT3 car. The team's classic Commer Transporter was also on show.
Other displays included Royal heritage vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover, such as the Land Rover Series 1 used by the Queen and Prince Philip on their Commonwealth tour of 1953-1954, the Range Rover that replaced it in 1974, and the Queen Mother's Daimler DS420. The Jaguar stand also hosted the Project 7 extreme roadster, based on the F-type, on show alongside the recreation Lightweight E-type and one of 16 XK-SS road-racers from 1957.
The event at Holyrood was preceded on Thursday evening by a celebration aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith where the first inductees to the Scottish Motoring Hall of Fame were announced. Organised by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, the Hall of Fame's first members were confirmed as Sir Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark and Ian Callum.