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Best of Show “Gallery of Champions”

Best of Show award winning cars for concours d’elegance events in the US and Canada are shown in reverse chronologic  order order, beginning with the most recent 2017 concours back through the entire 2013 season. The Best of Show (or Best in Show) vehicle is decided by an experienced panel of judges and is presented during the awards ceremony, where the owner drives typically drives the car to the podium area and is interviewed by the master of ceremonies. Sometimes two cars are awarded top prizes: one for concours and one for sports.

Most recent event listed first:

 

Cincinnati (Ault Park) Concours d’Elegance

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 11, 2017

Best of Show: 1935 Delahaye 135 M Competition – Figoni et Falaschi
Owner: Gene and Sally Perkins, Greenwood, IN

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Best of Show: Esprit de Sport: 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe
Owner: Greg Ornazian, Troy MI

Photos: John Olman



Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Amelia Island, Florida
March 11, 2017

Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance:
1935 Duesenberg SJ Dual Cowl Torpedo Phaeton
Owner: Terence Adderley, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Best of Show – Concours de Sport:
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider
Owner: Dano Davis, Jacksonville, FL

Photo: Patrick Cornelissen



Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Forest Grove, Oregon
July 17, 2016

Forest Grove Concours Best of Show 2016

Best of Show: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Sports Touring Car
Owner: Thomas and Rhonda Taffet, Chatsworth, CA



Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Lexington, KY
July 16, 2016

keeneland concours best 2016

Best of Show: 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Rumble Seat Roadster
Owner: Clem and Mary Lange, Indiana

Photo: John Olman



Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 12, 2016

Ault Park Concours Best of Show packard

Best of Show: 1932 Packard 904 Custom Dietrich Stationary Coupe
Owner: Gene and Sally Perkins, Greenwood, IN

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Ault Park Concours best of show ferrari

Best of Show: Esprit de Sport: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S “NART” Spyder
Owner: Jim Jaeger, Cincinnati, OH

Photos: John Olman



Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Phoenix, Arizona
January 24, 2016

credit: Bob Golfen

Best of Show: 1935 Duesenberg SJ Special – “Mormon Meteor”
Owner: Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, OH

Photo: Bob Golfen / Autoweek.com



Edison Concours d’Elegance at Llewellyn Park

West Orange, New Jersey
October 18, 2015

credit: Amy Gallatin

Best of Show – Sport: 1937 Horch 853 Sports Cabriolet
Best of Show – Concours: 1934 Packard V-12 1106 Aero Coupe

Photo: Amy Gallatin Photography



St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

Cambridge, Maryland
September 27, 2015

credit: Bill Rothermel

Best of Show: 1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Convertible Sedan
Owner: Charles Gillet, Lutherville, MD

Photo: Bill Rothermel



Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 13, 2015

credit: Stephen Roedel

Best of Show: 1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Convertible Sedan
Owner: Charles Gillet, Lutherville, MD

Photo: Stephen Roedel

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credit: MindOverMotor.com

Best of Show – Sport: 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Touring
Owner: Gordon Barrett, Indianapolis, IN

Photo: MindOverMotor.com



 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach, California
August 16, 2015

credit: eClassicAutos

Best of Show: 1924 Isotta Franchini Tipo 8A
Owner: James Patterson, Louisville, KY

Photo: eClassicAutos


Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

Plymouth, Michigan July 26, 2015

credit: Concours d'Elegance of America

Best of Show – American: 1929 Duesenberg Model J
Owner: Charles Letts, Jr., Bloomfield Hills, MI

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credit: Concours d'Elegance of America

Best of Show – European: 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante Coupe
Owner: James Patterson, Louisville, KY


Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Forest Grove, Oregon
July 19, 2015

credit:: John Vincent

Best of Show: 1934 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Owner: Larry Naninni, Colma, CA

Photo: John Vincent



Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Lexington, KY
July 18, 2015
Credit: John Olman

Best of Show: 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante
Owner: James Patterson, Louisville, KY



Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 14, 2015

credit: John Olman

Best of Show: 1931 Chrysler Imperial Roadster
Owner: Brent Merrill, Toronto, ON

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credit: John Olman
Best of Show: Esprit de Sport: 1928 Auburn 8-88 Boat Tail Speedster
Owner: Richard & Helen Harding, Beavercreek, OH


The Elegance at Hershey

Hershey, Pennsylvania
June 14, 2015

credit: Mark Usciak

Best of Show: 1948 Daimler DE-36 “Green Goddess” Drophead Coupe
Owner: Mark Hyman, St. Louis, MO

Photo: Mark Usciak



San Marino Motor Classic

San Marino, California
June 14, 2015

San Marino Best of Show

Best of Show: 1913 Mercedes 37/95 Double Phaeton-Torpedo
Owner: The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA

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San Marino best post-war

Best of Show – Post-War: 1950 Ferrari 195
Owner: Don Williams, Danville, CA


Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich, Connecticut
May 30-31
Best in Show – International: 1951 Cistalia 202C Cabriolet
Owner: Andrew Benenson

 

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Best in Show – Concours Americana: 1935 Packard Model 201 Convertible
Owner: Murano Collection


 

 

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Amelia Island, Florida
March 15, 2015

Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance: 1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster
Owner: Ed Schoenthaler

Best of Show – Concours de Sport: 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider
Owner: David Sydorick

Photo: eClassicAutos.com


Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

Boca Raton, Florida
February 22, 2015

Best of Show: 1930 Minerva AL
Owner: Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ

Photo: eClassicAutos.com


Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Phoenix, Arizona
January 11, 2015

Best of Show: 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A
Owner: Thomas Taffet, Chatsworth, CA

Photo: Larry Edsall / ClassicCars.com


Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
November 2, 2014

Best of Show: 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Coupe
Owner: Richard Workman, Windermere FL


Santa Fe Concorso

Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 28, 2014

Best of Show – Elegance: 1938 Packard Cabriolet
Owner: Chris Andrews, Fort Worth, TX

Best of Show – Sport: 1956 Maserati Tipo 300S
Owner: Lawrence Auriana, Greenwich, CT

Photo: Sean Cridland


Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 14, 2014


Best of Show:  1933 Chrysler CL Imperial 5 Passenger Phaeton bodied by LeBaron
Owner: Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ

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Best of Show – Sport:  1954 Maserati A6G-2000 Zagato Spider
Owner: Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, NJ

Photos: Rick Pettine


Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Kemble, Ontario
September 14, 2014

Best of Show: 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe
Owner: Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO

Photo: Autofocus


Ferrari Wins 2014 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show

Read: AutoWeek story



Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

Plymouth, Michigan
July 27, 2014

Best of Show – American: 1932 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria by Murphy
Owner: William and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, MI

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Best of Show – European: 1939 Bugatti T57C Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck
Owner: The Patterson Collection Louisville, KY



Misselwood Concours d’Elegance

Beverly, Mass.
July 27, 2014

Ervin ‘Bud’ Lyon III Best of Show Award: 1914 Locomobile Model 48 4-passenger Berline
Owner: Bill Alley




Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Forest Grove, Oregon
July 20, 2014

Best of Show: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
Owner: Jon Shirley, Medina, WA


Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Lexington, Kentucky
July 19, 2014

Best of Show: 1929 Stutz Model M Lancefield Coupe
Owner: Richard Mitchell, Montgomery, TX


Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 8, 2014

photo credit: Dennis Cohen

Best of Show – 1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron Boat Tail Speedster
Owner: The Auto Place, Cincinnati, OH

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photo credit: Dennis Cohen
Best of Show Esprit de Sport – 1929 Stutz Model 8 Blackhawk Speedster
Owner: Richard Mitchell, Montgomery, TX



San Marino Motor Classic

San Marino, California
June 8, 2014

photo: Mark Vaughn

Best of Show – Pre-War: 1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Phaeton
Owner: John Muckel, Palos Verde, CA

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photo: Mark Vaughn
Best of Show – Post-War: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Owner: Hjeltness Restoration Inc., Escondido, CA

Story by AutoWeek, Photos by Mark Vaughn


10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

Excelsior, Minnesota
June 1, 2014

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Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich, Connecticut
May 31 – June 1, 2014

 


Best in Show – International: 1930 Minerva AL Vanden Plas
Owner: ?

(Photo: Wouter Meissen)

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Best in Show – Concours Americana:
Owner:

 



Celebration of Automobiles

Indianapolis , IN
June 10, 2014

Best of Show – Foreign: 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Roadster
Owner: Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, New Jersey

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Best of Show – American: 1937 Cord 812 S/C Phaeton
Owner: Larry Hurn, Olney, Ill.



Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Pinehurst, North Carolina
May 4, 2014

Best of Show – 1931 Cadillac 452A
Owner: Charles Gillet, Lutherville, MD



Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance

Seabrook, Texas
May 3-4, 2014

Best of Show – Automobile (European): 1935 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Owner: Joseph Cantore, Elmhurst, IL

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Best of Show – Automobile (American): 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
Owner: Charles Letts, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Best of Show – Big Boat: 1978 Bertram 585 – “Liberty Belle”
Owner: Richard & Irina Mitchell, Montgomery, TX



Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance

Beverly Hills, California
May 4, 2014

 

credit: Mark Vaughn

Best of Show – Concours de Sport: 1965 Alfa TZ2
Owner: William Lyon Family

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credit: Mark Vaughn

Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance: 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Owner: David Morrison

Story by AutoWeek, Photos by Mark Vaughn



Concours d’Elegance of Texas

Montgomery, TX
May 4, 2014

Best of Show:



Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Amelia Island, Florida
March 9, 2014

credit: Dan Scanlan

Best of Show – Concours: 1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet
Owners: Robert Lee and Anne Brockinton-Lee, Sparks, NV

Best of Show – Sports: 1958 Scarab Meister Brauser I Racer
Owner: Collier Collection/Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Naples, FL

Report by Hemmings Daily


Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
November 3, 2013

Best of Show: 1929 Stutz Lancefield Coupe
Owner: Richard Mitchell, Montgomery, TX



St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

Cambridge, Maryland
September 29, 2013

Best of Show: 1936 Cord 810 Phantom
Owners: Rob and Barbara VanDewoestine, Durham, N.C.

Photo: Historic Vehicle Association



The Boston Cup

Boston, Mass.
September 22, 2013

Best of Show – Domestic: 1932 Packard 904 Victoria “Dietrich”
Owner: Rare Precious Metals

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Best of Show – Foreign: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Owner: Ray Ayer



Danville Concours d’Elegance

Danville, California
September 22, 2013

Best of Show: 1965 Iso Grifo GL



Dayton Concours d’Elegance

Dayton, Ohio
September 15, 2013

Best of Show: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Owner: Dave Hale, Wilmington, OH



Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

Palos Verdes, California
September 15, 2013

credit: Kurt Ernst

Best of Show: 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6b Laundolet DeValle Town Car
Owner: Donald Nichols, Lompoc, CA



Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Kemble, Ontario
September 14, 2013

Best of Show:
1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS Boattail Convertible Coupe LeBaron
Owner: Peter Boyle, Oil City, PA


Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 8, 2013

Best of Show:
1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS Boattail Convertible Coupe LeBaron
Owner:Peter Boyle, Oil City, PA

Photo: John Olman


Kirkland Concours d’Elegance

Tacoma, Washington
September 8, 2013

Best of Show: 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Figoni Coupe
Owner: David & Adele Cohen, West Vancouver, BC

Photo: Bob Gassen, www.humanaturephoto.com


Salisbury Concours d’Elegance

Des Moines, Iowa
September 8, 2013

Art and Design Award: 1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupe
Owner: George and Elaine Pfalzgraf, Cedar Falls, IA



Milwaukee Masterpiece

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 25, 2013

Best of Show: 1933 Delage D8S Roadster by deVillars
Owner: James Patterson, Louisville, Ky



 

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach, California
August 18, 2013

 

Best of show: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Owner: Joseph & Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ

Best of Show presentation video (1 min 54 sec)




Click for official Pebble Beach videos.



Concours d’Elegance of Southwest Michigan

St. Joseph, Michigan
August 10, 2013

Best of Show – 1937 Railton Limousine
Owner:Eldon & Esta Hostetler, Middlebury, IN

Photo: Brian Lewis



Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s

Plymouth, Michigan
July 28, 2013

Best of Show – American: 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster by Derham
Owner:Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ

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Best of Show – European: 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Long Chassis Boattail
Owner: Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO

Photos: Steve Brown


Misselwood Concours d’Elegance

Beverly, Mass.
July 28, 2013

Ervin ‘Bud’ Lyon III Best of Show Award: 1931 Cadillac 452A V16 Convertible
Owner: Charlie and Cheryl Eggert



Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Lexington, Kentucky
July 20, 2013

Best of Show: 1937 Delage D8 120 SS Aerodynamic Coupe
Owner: Patterson Collection, Louisville, KY

Click here for photo gallery and more.


Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance

Burlingame, California
July 21, 2013

 

Best of Show: 1933 Packard Series 1005 Convertible Coupe
Owner: Aaron Weiss, San Marino, CA


Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Forest Grove, Oregon
July 21, 2013

Best of Show: 1931 Duesenberg Model SJ
Owner: Tom & Susan Armstrong, Issaquah, Wash.



Barrington Concours d’Elegance

Barrington, Illinois
July 14, 2013

Best of Show: 1935 Avions Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
Owner: Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, CA


Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance

San Mateo, California
June 30, 2013

Best of Show: 1933 Packard Series 1005 Convertible Coupe
Owner: Aaron Weiss, San Marino, CA

NOTE: This car also won Best of Show at the Dana Point Concours (see below) and Marin Sonoma Concours.

(Photo: Michael Taylor – gallery)


Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

Dana Point, California
June 23, 2013


Best of Show: 1933 Packard Series 1005 Convertible Coupe
Owner: Aaron Weiss, San Marino, CA

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Best of Show – Motorcycle:1969 Munch Mammoth
Owner: Mitch Talcove, Carlsbad, CA



The Elegance at Hershey

Hershey, Pennsylvania
June 16, 2013

Best of Show: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300B Touring Spider
Owner: Robert and Sandra Bahre, Paris, ME



Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9, 2013

Best of Show Concours d’Elegance: 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster
Owner: Peter Boyle, Oil City, PA

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Best of Show Esprit de Sport: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Owner: Robert Ingram, Durham, NC

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People’s Choice: 1964 Aston Martin DB4.
(Actual car used in Goldfinger, Thunderball and other James Bond films.)
Owner: Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, Ohio



San Marino Motor Classic

San Marino, California
June 9, 2013

Best of Show: 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Berlinetta
Owner: Barry Hon



Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich, Connecticut
June 1-2, 2013


Best in Show – International: 1947 Ferrari 159S Spyder Corsa
Owner: James Glickenhaus, Rye, NY

(Photo: Jordan Polizzi Photography)

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1914 Locomobile Speedster, best in show at Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

Best in Show – Concours Americana: 1914 Locomobile Model 48 Speedster
Owner: Piers MacDonald, Bedford, NY

(Photo: Jordan Polizzi Photography)



Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance

San Rafael, California
May 19, 2013

Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance: 1933 Packard Convertible Coupe
Owner: Aaron and Valerie Weiss, San Marino, CA

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Best of Show – Concours de Sport: 1951 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet
Owner: Merle and Peter Mullin, Oxnard, CA



Celebration of Automobiles

Indianapolis, Indiana
May 11, 2013

(Photos: Mike Edgerton)


Best of Show – Pre-War: 1929 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Owner: Charles Letts Jr., Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Best of Show – Post-War: 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe
Owner: Roger Eiteljorg, Indianapolis, IN

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Best of Show – Foreign: 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Figoni
Owner: Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO

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Best of Show – American: 1930 Stutz SV 16 Monte Carlo
Owner: Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, NJ



Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance

Beverly Hills, California
May 5, 2013


Best of Show: 1913 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout
Owner: Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA



Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Pinehurst, North Carolina
May 5, 2013


Best of Show: 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster
Owner: Peter Boyle, Oil City, PA



Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance

Seabrook (Houston), Texas
May 4-5, 2013


Best of Show – Automobile (European): 1960 Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61
Owner: Ken Dougherty, Houston TX

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Best of Show – Automobile (American): 1930 Stutz Victoria
Owner: Richard Mitchell, Montgomery, TX

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Best of Show – Boat: 1937 Trumpy Mathis, 61′ Motor Yacht — “Flying Lady”
Owner: Scott Monroe, Seabrook, TX



Concours d’Elegance of Texas

Montgomery, TX
April 5, 2013

Best of Show Pre-War: 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court
Owner: Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO


Concours organizer did not respond to requests for photos.

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Best of Show Post-War: 1969 Ford GT-40
Owner: Randy Johnson, Dallas, TX



La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

La Jolla, California
April 7, 2013


Best of Show – pre-war: 1937 Bugatti Type 57
Owner: Paul Emple

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Photo courtesy of Dean Kirkland Photography

Best of Show – post-war: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Owners: Russell & Elena Hook



Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

March 10, 2013


Concours d’Elegance: 1936 Duesenberg SGN
Owner: Helen & Jack Nethercutt

Concours de Sport: 1968 Ford GT-40
Owner: Rocky Mountain Auto Collection



Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

February 24, 2013


Best of Show: 1947 Talbot Lago T26
Owner: Jim Patterson

A stunning 1947 Talbot Lago T26 that has been making the rounds at concours events these last few years was named Best of Show at this past weekend’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance.

Designed and crafted by flamboyant French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, the Talbot Lago was originally owned by noted Hollywood director George Sidney, then Pebble Beach Concours co-chairman Lorin Tryon. Currently owned by Jim Patterson, it has more recently won a Best in Class and the Elegance in Motion awards at Pebble Beach in 2003 and Best Post-War European Open Car at the Amelia Island Concours in 2004.

Its grille is reminiscent of a 1940 Buick; the long, flowing lines of the body are simply spectacular, as is the two-tone blue color combination, which enhances its curving, yet elegant shape. No wonder the spectators were crowding around it throughout the day.
(Text and photo: Hemmings.com)


Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance

February 24, 2013


Best of Show: 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Roadster
Owner: Chuck Swimmer