SOME OF the world's rarest and most expensive cars will be coming to Scotland this weekend for the Concours of Elegance 2015, which is being held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, from September 4 to 6.

Fans of vintage and classic cars will be able to view 60 of the finest pieces of automotive art you can imagine in the gardens of the palace. There will also be a celebration of Scotland's legendary Ecurie Ecosse cars. (The picture denotes a bird's eye view of last year's event).

The display ranges from the 1905 Star as one of the earliest on display - it was originally designed to represent Britain in the Gordon Bennett Cup, a race contested by many nations at the beginning of the 20th century. With its 10-litre engine and a top speed of more than 100mph, it remains an impressive feat of engineering.

One of the most eye-catching cars on display will be the 1939 Delahaye type-165 Figoni et Falaschi, first displayed at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Only six of these 12-cylinder cars were built and this particular example, with its Figoni et Falaschi bodywork is arguably the most eye-catching.

The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider on parade is one of only 10 ever produced. Short for North American Racing Team, the NART was designed to kickstart 275 GTB/4 sales in America and is one of the most sought-after Ferraris of its era.

The Concours then runs through rarities such as a 1979 BMW M1 and a 1995 Ferrari F40 LM before arriving at the newest car of the Concours, the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso. Based on a Ferrari F12, this hand-built coupé will be produced in a limited production run of just five units.

Special features:

• A celebration of Ecurie Ecosse will showcase the world's largest collection of Ecurie Ecosse cars. Formed in 1951 by David Murray, Wilkie Wilkinson and Iain Stewart, it chalked up historic victories in the 1956 and 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours races. Its iconic metallic blue livery was also seen in Formula One and Formula Two and the name is still alive today, with a BMW Z4 GT3 competing in the British GT and international Blancpain GT Championship.

On display will be a notable selection of the team's most famous cars throughout the years, including three Jaguar C-types and two of the team's hugely successful Jaguar D-types. Even the legendary 1959 Commer Transporter will be on display.

• A special tribute to Sir Jackie Stewart, Scotland's Formula One legend, will see his 1969 Matra MS80, 1971 Elf Team Tyrrell 003 and 1973 Elf Team Tyrrell 006, on show.

Throughout his career, Sir Jackie's famous tartan-striped helmet became just as recognisable as the car's he was racing, so each of the three helmets from his driver's championship-winning years will be on display.

• Farming's racing legend, the late Jim Clark, will also be featured. On show will be the Lotus-Cortina he drove to victory in the 1964 British touring car championship, the Lotus 43-BRM H16 that he won the 1966 US Grand Prix with and his 1963 Formula One driver's championship-winning Lotus 25.

• The Hillman Hunter driven to victory by Andrew Cowan in the gruelling 1968 London-Sydney Marathon, and a Jaguar XJR-9 piloted by Johnny Dumfries and his co-drivers to a win at the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours race, will feature as will Scottish racing driver, Dario Franchitti's pace cars he won for his three Indianapolis 500 victories.

It's an Indianapolis tradition that the winning driver takes home the pace car from that particular event, and Franchitti won Indianapolis in 2007, 2010 and 2012. Parked outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse at this year's Concours of Elegance will be Franchitti's 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 427.

• The best of the best will also be in contention for The Club Trophy, this will be competed for by hundreds of classic cars from across the UK and the best-of-the-best from the nation's car clubs. Each club submits their individual Concours winner, which is then judged by a panel of Concours of Elegance experts, chaired by HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Tickets are available from, with an adult ticket costing £35, with discounts for children.