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Pictorial: Parco Valentino Classic Concours d’Elegance

Pictorial: Parco Valentino Cla...
The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
The Abarth Record Pininfarina La Principessa and the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo, both beautiful cars derived from competition
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The Abarth Record Pininfarina La Principessa and the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo, both beautiful cars derived from competition
A 1958 AC Bristol Spider in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin, photographed before the fashion show at the Castello del Valentino
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A 1958 AC Bristol Spider in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin, photographed before the fashion show at the Castello del Valentino
Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956 is in remarkably original condition
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Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956 is in remarkably original condition
The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari
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The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura is certainly making a name for himself in the classic car scene, being the  organizer of the Concorso d'Eleganza in Kyoto (Japan), the recent recipient of an honorable mention in the 'Endurance Racing Legends' class at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este, and the winner of the "Pilota e Gentiluomo" class at Parco Valentino with his 1953 OSCA MT4 barchetta  by Frua
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Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura is certainly making a name for himself in the classic car scene, being the  organizer of the Concorso d'Eleganza in Kyoto (Japan), the recent recipient of an honorable mention in the 'Endurance Racing Legends' class at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este, and the winner of the "Pilota e Gentiluomo" class at Parco Valentino with his 1953 OSCA MT4 barchetta  by Frua
This Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet by Pininfarina won its class at the 2019 Parco Valentino Classic
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This Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet by Pininfarina won its class at the 2019 Parco Valentino Classic
The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.
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The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.
The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari
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The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari
Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina
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Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina
The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 
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The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 
Contestants line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the morning of Saturday June 22, 2019
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Contestants line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the morning of Saturday June 22, 2019
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The magnificent 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta, perhaps Pininfarina's greatest triumph for timeless beauty
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The magnificent 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta, perhaps Pininfarina's greatest triumph for timeless beauty
The outrageous 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was a natural entrant in the Italiane Purosangue Class. From ASI
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The outrageous 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was a natural entrant in the Italiane Purosangue Class. From ASI
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta
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Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta
The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes lined up together: 1957 Mercedes 300SL by Sindelfingen, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Touring, 1953 FIAT 8V by Pininfarina and 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta by Pininfarina
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The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes lined up together: 1957 Mercedes 300SL by Sindelfingen, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Touring, 1953 FIAT 8V by Pininfarina and 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta by Pininfarina
From "La Dolce Vita" Class, the 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
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From "La Dolce Vita" Class, the 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
Alfredo Sola's 1956 Maserati 200S in all its magnificence
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Alfredo Sola's 1956 Maserati 200S in all its magnificence
The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen
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The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen
The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
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The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
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The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
The 1967 Fiat Dino Spider of Carlo Brignone
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The 1967 Fiat Dino Spider of Carlo Brignone
La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
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La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
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The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
The 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia and the 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
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The 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia and the 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
The design icons class: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Pininfarina; 1976 Ferrari Rainbow; 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro by Bertone; 1996 Fiat Dedica by Stola; 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone
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The design icons class: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Pininfarina; 1976 Ferrari Rainbow; 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro by Bertone; 1996 Fiat Dedica by Stola; 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia on the forecourt of Castello del Valentino
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The Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia on the forecourt of Castello del Valentino
The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
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The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
The 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone, owned by Registro Bertone
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The 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone, owned by Registro Bertone
The 1953 OSCA MT4 Barchetta by Frua, owned by Hidetomo Kimura
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The 1953 OSCA MT4 Barchetta by Frua, owned by Hidetomo Kimura
The forecourt of Castello del Valentino provided a wonderful backdrop to the participants
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The forecourt of Castello del Valentino provided a wonderful backdrop to the participants
The 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet of Antonio Gervasoni
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The 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet of Antonio Gervasoni
The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini
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The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
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The 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
The cars from the Carrozze a Motore Class (The Great Cabriolets) proved immensely popular
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The cars from the Carrozze a Motore Class (The Great Cabriolets) proved immensely popular
The 1958 AC ACE Bristol Spider owned by Edoardo Magnone
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The 1958 AC ACE Bristol Spider owned by Edoardo Magnone
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was produced from 1954 to 1963 and was the supercar of its day, due both to its performance and the exploits of the closely related 300 SLR racing car being driven to international success by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio
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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was produced from 1954 to 1963 and was the supercar of its day, due both to its performance and the exploits of the closely related 300 SLR racing car being driven to international success by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio
This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior
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This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior
A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
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A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
A magnificent setting for a concours event
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A magnificent setting for a concours event
A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
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A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, passing along the same avenues of what was once the circuit of the Valentino Formula One Grand Prix
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The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, passing along the same avenues of what was once the circuit of the Valentino Formula One Grand Prix
The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, taking the same streets once used by the likes of  Ascari, Farina and Fangio in the Valentino F1 Grand Prix
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The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, taking the same streets once used by the likes of  Ascari, Farina and Fangio in the Valentino F1 Grand Prix
The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956
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Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956
Francesca Alladio , Simone Bertolero, Matilde Curti and Giulia Samaia
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Francesca Alladio , Simone Bertolero, Matilde Curti and Giulia Samaia
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
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La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
Le hostess del Concorso all'opera in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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Le hostess del Concorso all'opera in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The Matter of Style class prototypes
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The Matter of Style class prototypes
Max Stancari (Collezione Righini) - Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina 1955 - Best in Show
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Max Stancari (Collezione Righini) - Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina 1955 - Best in Show
Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita
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Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita
Nino Manzoni - Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina -1947 - Vincitrice Classe Carrozze a Motore
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Nino Manzoni - Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina -1947 - Vincitrice Classe Carrozze a Motore
The 1972  Dino 246 GT  owned by Piermario Cornaglia -
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The 1972  Dino 246 GT  owned by Piermario Cornaglia -
Organiser Simone Bertolero and the Abarth La Principessa
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Organiser Simone Bertolero and the Abarth La Principessa
The Parco Valentino Trophy for a female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola
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The Parco Valentino Trophy for a female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola
The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
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The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends
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The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
When the Museum of Modern Art held its first automotive exhibit in 1951, it chose eight cars: the Cisitalia 202; 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS tourer; 1939 Bentley saloon with body by James Young; 1939 Talbot-Lago by Figoni teardrop coupé; 1951 Willys Jeep; 1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly Sedan; 1948 MG TC; and the 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe. The Cisitalia 202 is still part of the MoMA permanent collection.
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When the Museum of Modern Art held its first automotive exhibit in 1951, it chose eight cars: the Cisitalia 202; 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS tourer; 1939 Bentley saloon with body by James Young; 1939 Talbot-Lago by Figoni teardrop coupé; 1951 Willys Jeep; 1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly Sedan; 1948 MG TC; and the 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe. The Cisitalia 202 is still part of the MoMA permanent collection.
Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design
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Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design
Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo
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Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo
Antonio Verzera (ASI) showed the 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, which won the trophy for the most beautiful interior
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Antonio Verzera (ASI) showed the 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, which won the trophy for the most beautiful interior
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
The Abarth Record Pininfarina La Principessa and the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo, both beautiful cars derived from competition
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The Abarth Record Pininfarina La Principessa and the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo, both beautiful cars derived from competition
A 1958 AC Bristol Spider in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin, photographed before the fashion show at the Castello del Valentino
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A 1958 AC Bristol Spider in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin, photographed before the fashion show at the Castello del Valentino
Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956 is in remarkably original condition
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Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956 is in remarkably original condition
The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari
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The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura is certainly making a name for himself in the classic car scene, being the  organizer of the Concorso d'Eleganza in Kyoto (Japan), the recent recipient of an honorable mention in the 'Endurance Racing Legends' class at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este, and the winner of the "Pilota e Gentiluomo" class at Parco Valentino with his 1953 OSCA MT4 barchetta  by Frua
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Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura is certainly making a name for himself in the classic car scene, being the  organizer of the Concorso d'Eleganza in Kyoto (Japan), the recent recipient of an honorable mention in the 'Endurance Racing Legends' class at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este, and the winner of the "Pilota e Gentiluomo" class at Parco Valentino with his 1953 OSCA MT4 barchetta  by Frua
This Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet by Pininfarina won its class at the 2019 Parco Valentino Classic
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This Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet by Pininfarina won its class at the 2019 Parco Valentino Classic
The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.
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The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.
The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari
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The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari
Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina
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Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina
The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 
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The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 
Contestants line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the morning of Saturday June 22, 2019
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Contestants line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the morning of Saturday June 22, 2019
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The magnificent 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta, perhaps Pininfarina's greatest triumph for timeless beauty
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The magnificent 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta, perhaps Pininfarina's greatest triumph for timeless beauty
The outrageous 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was a natural entrant in the Italiane Purosangue Class. From ASI
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The outrageous 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was a natural entrant in the Italiane Purosangue Class. From ASI
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia and the 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic
Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta
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Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta
The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes lined up together: 1957 Mercedes 300SL by Sindelfingen, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Touring, 1953 FIAT 8V by Pininfarina and 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta by Pininfarina
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The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes lined up together: 1957 Mercedes 300SL by Sindelfingen, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Touring, 1953 FIAT 8V by Pininfarina and 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta by Pininfarina
From "La Dolce Vita" Class, the 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
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From "La Dolce Vita" Class, the 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
Alfredo Sola's 1956 Maserati 200S in all its magnificence
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Alfredo Sola's 1956 Maserati 200S in all its magnificence
The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen
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The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen
The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
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The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
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The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina owned by Giuseppe Bruni
The 1967 Fiat Dino Spider of Carlo Brignone
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The 1967 Fiat Dino Spider of Carlo Brignone
La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
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La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
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The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
The 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia and the 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
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The 1969 Lancia Rally 037 of Edoardo Cornaglia and the 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
The design icons class: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Pininfarina; 1976 Ferrari Rainbow; 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro by Bertone; 1996 Fiat Dedica by Stola; 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone
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The design icons class: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo by Pininfarina; 1976 Ferrari Rainbow; 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro by Bertone; 1996 Fiat Dedica by Stola; 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia on the forecourt of Castello del Valentino
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The Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia on the forecourt of Castello del Valentino
The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
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The 1930 Fiat 525 SS Viotti of Giovanni Bricchetti
The 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone, owned by Registro Bertone
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The 2012 Ferrari Nuccio by Bertone, owned by Registro Bertone
The 1953 OSCA MT4 Barchetta by Frua, owned by Hidetomo Kimura
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The 1953 OSCA MT4 Barchetta by Frua, owned by Hidetomo Kimura
The forecourt of Castello del Valentino provided a wonderful backdrop to the participants
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The forecourt of Castello del Valentino provided a wonderful backdrop to the participants
The 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet of Antonio Gervasoni
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The 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet of Antonio Gervasoni
The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini
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The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
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The 1963 Porsche 356 1600 Spider by Karmann, owned by Salvatore Barbagallo
The cars from the Carrozze a Motore Class (The Great Cabriolets) proved immensely popular
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The cars from the Carrozze a Motore Class (The Great Cabriolets) proved immensely popular
The 1958 AC ACE Bristol Spider owned by Edoardo Magnone
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The 1958 AC ACE Bristol Spider owned by Edoardo Magnone
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was produced from 1954 to 1963 and was the supercar of its day, due both to its performance and the exploits of the closely related 300 SLR racing car being driven to international success by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio
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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was produced from 1954 to 1963 and was the supercar of its day, due both to its performance and the exploits of the closely related 300 SLR racing car being driven to international success by Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio
This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior
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This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior
A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
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A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
A magnificent setting for a concours event
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A magnificent setting for a concours event
A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
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A 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Series I
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, passing along the same avenues of what was once the circuit of the Valentino Formula One Grand Prix
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The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, passing along the same avenues of what was once the circuit of the Valentino Formula One Grand Prix
The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, taking the same streets once used by the likes of  Ascari, Farina and Fangio in the Valentino F1 Grand Prix
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The contestants parade on the streets of Turin, taking the same streets once used by the likes of  Ascari, Farina and Fangio in the Valentino F1 Grand Prix
The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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The spectacular parade to the judging area in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
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The 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole owned by ASI
Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956
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Alfredo Stola's 1956 Maserati 200 S 1956
Francesca Alladio , Simone Bertolero, Matilde Curti and Giulia Samaia
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Francesca Alladio , Simone Bertolero, Matilde Curti and Giulia Samaia
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
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La Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia dell'organizzatore del Concorso Simone Bertolero e la Corvair Testudo di Giorgetto Giugiaro nella Corte del Castello del Valentino
Le hostess del Concorso all'opera in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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Le hostess del Concorso all'opera in Piazza Vittorio Veneto
The Matter of Style class prototypes
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The Matter of Style class prototypes
Max Stancari (Collezione Righini) - Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina 1955 - Best in Show
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Max Stancari (Collezione Righini) - Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina 1955 - Best in Show
Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita
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Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita
Nino Manzoni - Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina -1947 - Vincitrice Classe Carrozze a Motore
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Nino Manzoni - Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina -1947 - Vincitrice Classe Carrozze a Motore
The 1972  Dino 246 GT  owned by Piermario Cornaglia -
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The 1972  Dino 246 GT  owned by Piermario Cornaglia -
Organiser Simone Bertolero and the Abarth La Principessa
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Organiser Simone Bertolero and the Abarth La Principessa
The Parco Valentino Trophy for a female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola
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The Parco Valentino Trophy for a female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola
The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
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The first Parco Valentino Classic Concours for vintage cars was held last weekend and being run in conjunction with the open air Parco Valentino - Salone dell'Auto di Torino, it looks set to become a fixture on the world concours calendar in a town with a spectacular automotive  heritage. Here the cars line up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin.
The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends
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The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
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The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
When the Museum of Modern Art held its first automotive exhibit in 1951, it chose eight cars: the Cisitalia 202; 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS tourer; 1939 Bentley saloon with body by James Young; 1939 Talbot-Lago by Figoni teardrop coupé; 1951 Willys Jeep; 1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly Sedan; 1948 MG TC; and the 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe. The Cisitalia 202 is still part of the MoMA permanent collection.
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When the Museum of Modern Art held its first automotive exhibit in 1951, it chose eight cars: the Cisitalia 202; 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS tourer; 1939 Bentley saloon with body by James Young; 1939 Talbot-Lago by Figoni teardrop coupé; 1951 Willys Jeep; 1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly Sedan; 1948 MG TC; and the 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe. The Cisitalia 202 is still part of the MoMA permanent collection.
Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design
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Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design
Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo
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Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo
Antonio Verzera (ASI) showed the 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, which won the trophy for the most beautiful interior
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Antonio Verzera (ASI) showed the 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, which won the trophy for the most beautiful interior

The Italian city of Turin played host to a new and important Concours d'Elegance this week when the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was run in conjunction with the fifth Parco Valentino Motor Show from June 19 to 23, 2019.

Over 700,000 visitors attended during the five days of the event, held along the avenues of what was once the circuit of the Valentino Formula One Grand Prix, where legendary drivers such as Ascari, Villoresi, Farina and Fangio plied their trade.

The Parco Valentino Classic is organized by Auto Classic in collaboration with the communication agency Between and is the first of three events that the collaboration will run annually. The next Concours d'Elegance organized by Auto Classic and Between is set the first weekend of July in Sardinia on the Costa Smeralda, where the fourth edition of Poltu Quatu Classic will be held.

The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari
The winner of 'Best in Show' at the inaugural Parco Valentino Classic was the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale by Pininfarina, owned by Max Stancari

In appropriate fashion, a 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina, from the Righini Collection, returned to the city where it first saw the light of day in 1955, and won "Best in Show" Trophy by GFG Style of Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro. The Trophy is a sculpture of composite materials that will also be used at the Alassio Classic and Poltu Quatu Classic, with a color change for each trophy.

The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 
The thirty cars entered in the Parco Valentino Classic enter the Piazza Vittorio Veneto for judging 

The thirty cars entered in the competition lined up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the morning of Saturday June 22, where the public saw the Jury at work.

The cars then paraded into the center of Turin, before going on display in the court of Valentino Castle where the award ceremony took place in front of the crowds from Parco Valentino Motor Show.

Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class

The judges had a difficult task in deciding the competition due to a surfeit of authentic pearls of rare beauty such as the Bertone prototypes exhibited by the ASI, the Bertone Registry and by Giorgetto Giugiaro who showed the 1963 Corvair Testudo, taking victory in the class reserved for design icons "Questione di Stile."

The ASI-Bertone Collection also received recognition thanks to the 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, the prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, which received the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior.

Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo
Hidetomo Kimura's OSCA MT4 1450 Frua was the winner of Classe Pilota e Gentiluomo

Fresh from an "Honorable Mention" at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este, Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura, organizer of the Concorso d'Eleganza in Kyoto, won the "Pilota e Gentiluomo" class with his beautiful 1953 OSCA MT4 barchetta built by Frua.

Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design
Cisitalia only existed for 17 years, but made its mark on the world in many ways, primarily the 202 GT designed by Pinin Farina, which transformed automotive design

Victory in the "Art in Motion" class, which was this year dedicated to "magnificent coupes," went to the first automobile to have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, namely the 1947 Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta of 1947 of Gino Coen.

The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends
The organiser of the Parco Valentino Concorso, Simone Bertolero, and his 1958 Fiat 500 Boano Spiaggia ... and friends

Simone Bertolero presented his 1958 Fiat 500 Spiaggia at the event, which was only natural, because he's the man that organised it. He rolled up complete with three splendid models dressed in vintage summer clothing, recreating the atmosphere of "La Dolce Vita" of the sixties. The car was built in 1958 by Carrozzeria Boano for Giovanni Agnelli.

The name "spiaggia" derives from what can be considered the progenitor of the genus, the car that set the trend for an entire automotive class that flourishes to this day. Built on a Fiat Nuova 500 platform and mechanicals and designed by Mario Boano, only two specimens were ever built. One went to Gianni Agnelli and the other to Aristotle Onassis, both captains of industry.

This car was owned by Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat, who at one stage controlled 4.4 percent of Italy's GDP, 3.1 percent of its industrial workforce and 16.5 percent of its industrial investment in research. Onassis was a Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet and is best known as the second husband of Jacqueline Kennedy. The paparazzi fed images of both cars and their glamorous owners to the photo magazines of the world during the 1960s.

The judging of the cars was presided over by Paolo Tumminelli (auto historian) and Andrea Levy (President of Parco Valentino Motor Show) and was composed of Paolo Pininfarina (ASI Vice President), David Giudici (Ruoteclassiche Director), Luciano Bertolero (Ferrari expert), Alberto Vassallo (Car & Vintage CEO), Sandro Binelli (auto historian) and Enrico Renaldini (co-Founder Gare d'Epoca).

Below are all the winners of the Valentino Classic Concours d'Elegance.

Best of Show - GFG Style Trophy

The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari
The 'best in show' winner, the 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of Max Stancari

Winner | 1955 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina

Owner | Max Stancari

Parco Valentino Trophy - to the female crew

The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.
The Parco Valentino Trophy for an female crew went to the 1996 Fiat Dedica Stola of Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Stephanie Stola. Stola does a lot of work for Italian automotive manufacturers, and this dream car was ultimately developed into the 1998 Stola Abarth Monotipo.

Winner | Fiat Dedica Stola

Owner: Maria Paola Stola Ariusso & Stephanie Stola

ASI Trophy - for history

The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 
The 1972 Dino 246 GT of PierMario Cornaglia 

Winner | Dino 246 GT

Owner | Piermario Cornaglia

Foglizzo Trophy - for the most beautiful interior

This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior
This 1976 Ferrari Rainbow, a prototype designed by Marcello Gandini, won the special Foglizzo Award for the best original interior

Winner | Ferrari Rainbow

Owner | Antonio Verzera (ASI-Bertone collection)

Class winners

Matter of Style - Trophy d'Epoca for the Design Icons Class

Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class
Giorgetto Giugiaro's 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, winner of the 'Questione di Stile' class

Winner | Chevrolet Corvair Testudo

Owner | Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro

Arte in Movimento: Italian Fiat Register Trophy for Le Magnifiche Coupé

The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen
The Arte in Movimento class of magnificant coupes, fronted by the Cisitalia 202 of Gino Coen

Winner | Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta

Owner | Gino Coen

Carrozze a Motore: The Great Cabriolets

Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina
Often referred to as the last great Alfa, the immediate post WW2 Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina Cabriolet was the last in the long line of six-cylinder Alfas that began in 1928 with the 6C 1500. Pictured with the class winning 2500 6C are the owners, the Manzoni family, and Paulo Pininfarina

Winner | Alfa Romeo 2500 6C Cabriolet Pininfarina

Owner | Nino Manzoni

Italiane Purosangue: Automotoretrò Trophy for Gran Turismo Made in Italy

The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini
The 1974 Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) rally car owned by Marcello Delfini

Winner | 1974 Lancia Stratos HF

Owner | Marcello Delfini

Pilota e Gentiluomo: The Modena Motor Gallery Trophy for Sports Cars for Racing and Grand Soiree

Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta
Gorgeous from every angle, the OSCA MT4 1450 Barchetta

Winner | 1953 OSCA MT4 1450 Frua

Owner | Hidetomo Kimura

La Dolce Vita: Milan Autoclassical Trophy for Spiders

Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita
Maximilian Kappa - Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile America 1956 - Vincitrice Classe La Dolce Vita

Winner | 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible America

Owner | Maximilian Kappa

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