Find out why more than 50 classic and rare vehicles were brought together for display in southwest London this week. The details, and 174 photos, inside.

This week, revelers in the southwest London suburb of Fulham welcomed a bevy of classic and rare cars during the Salon Prive 2010 Concours d' Elégance.  Those attending the fourth addition of the event saw more than 50 different vehicles on the lawn of the Hurlingham private club, with each car placed into one of seven categories.

In our massive photo gallery from the event, you can see modern warriors, like the Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing and Lamborghini Gallardo, but also many of their historic counterparts.  Bugatti and Alfa Romeo models built before World War II were on display, including the Bugatti Type 41 Royale, as were several Maserati models built while Adolfo Orsi helmed the brand.

"A true Concours d'Elégance has to be an absolute feast for the eye, and so to achieve that we have an obligation to bring in some of the world's finest cars," said Salon Privé managing director Andrew Bagley in a press release.  "This year we've pulled out all the stops; it's very rare for a Bugatti Royal to ever visit London."

Other categories of cars included hypercars capable of hitting the 200 mph mark, chrome-lined vehicles from the Hollywood Era, Jaguar models to celebrate that brands 75 year history, and superbikes created in the 1970s.

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