Automotive

Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Concours 2017 nominees

Peninsula Classics Best of the...
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018
View 32 Images
The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK
1/32
The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2/32
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
3/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport
4/32
The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport
The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering
5/32
The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017
6/32
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017
The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK
7/32
The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK
The winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet by Pininfarina from the 2017 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance
8/32
The winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet by Pininfarina from the 2017 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance
The winning 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale from the 2017 Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup at the Cavallino Classic
9/32
The winning 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale from the 2017 Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup at the Cavallino Classic
The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering
10/32
The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017
11/32
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
12/32
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
13/32
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
14/32
Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
15/32
Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
16/32
The winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport
17/32
The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
18/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
19/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
20/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
21/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
22/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
23/32
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
24/32
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
25/32
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
Rolex USA CEO Stewart Wicht and Sir Jackie Stewart congratulate Bruce R. McCaw on his Pebble Beach Best of Show award for his 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer. In his speech, McCaw described winning at Pebble Beach thus: “I don’t know how you put it into words. It’s the pinnacle of every concours – I’ve known many people who have won here but never thought I would be one of them. You really do see the best of the best at Pebble Beach so when I looked at the field I didn’t know how I could compete. The Rolex watch will be a treasure. I am lucky to own a few already, I enjoy them all immensely and each is different. This will always be a special one.”
26/32
Rolex USA CEO Stewart Wicht and Sir Jackie Stewart congratulate Bruce R. McCaw on his Pebble Beach Best of Show award for his 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer. In his speech, McCaw described winning at Pebble Beach thus: “I don’t know how you put it into words. It’s the pinnacle of every concours – I’ve known many people who have won here but never thought I would be one of them. You really do see the best of the best at Pebble Beach so when I looked at the field I didn’t know how I could compete. The Rolex watch will be a treasure. I am lucky to own a few already, I enjoy them all immensely and each is different. This will always be a special one.”
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
27/32
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which won the best of show at Pebble Beach in 2017
The Best of Show winners above will be assembled and judged in the subterranean garage below The Peninsula Paris next February, and the winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the Rétromobile event. The underground garage will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party following the private announcement.
28/32
The Best of Show winners above will be assembled and judged in the subterranean garage below The Peninsula Paris next February, and the winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the Rétromobile event. The underground garage will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party following the private announcement.
In 2016, the inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award was created and bestowed during Monterey Car Week. The original award entrants were the winners of the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Cartier Style et Luxe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, England’s Concours of Elegance, and Italy’s Cavallino Classic. The 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS above was the winner of the 2016 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
29/32
In 2016, the inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award was created and bestowed during Monterey Car Week. The original award entrants were the winners of the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Cartier Style et Luxe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, England’s Concours of Elegance, and Italy’s Cavallino Classic. The 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS above was the winner of the 2016 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
From top left, last year's finalists were the 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta (winner 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este), the 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupé Superfast II (winner 2016 Cavallino Classic), the Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta again, 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider (winner 2016Quail Motorsports Gathering),  a 1938 Dubonnet Xenia Coupé by Saoutchik (winner 2016 Concours of Elegance UK),  a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Coupé (winner 2016 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance), a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring (winner 2016 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille), a 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Berlineta Cúpula (winner 2016 Amelia Island Concours de Sport), and the 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Tipo Bocca that won the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Maserati A6GCS took out overall honors in the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Full story
30/32
From top left, last year's finalists were the 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta (winner 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este), the 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupé Superfast II (winner 2016 Cavallino Classic), the Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta again, 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider (winner 2016Quail Motorsports Gathering),  a 1938 Dubonnet Xenia Coupé by Saoutchik (winner 2016 Concours of Elegance UK),  a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Coupé (winner 2016 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance), a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring (winner 2016 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille), a 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Berlineta Cúpula (winner 2016 Amelia Island Concours de Sport), and the 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Tipo Bocca that won the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Maserati A6GCS took out overall honors in the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Full story
The winner of the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, this 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Pictured with the car is Timm Bergold, a representative of Monaco-based Destriero Collection.
31/32
The winner of the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, this 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Pictured with the car is Timm Bergold, a representative of Monaco-based Destriero Collection.
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018
32/32
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award is a very simple concept: take the winning cars from each of the eight most important concours events around the world each year, and have them judged by an unimpeachable panel of experts, creating an annual champion of champions.

The award is in its third year and has understandably become the defacto "world championship" for concours events in short order.

The winner of the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, this 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Pictured with the car is Timm Bergold, a representative of Monaco-based Destriero Collection.
The winner of the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, this 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Pictured with the car is Timm Bergold, a representative of Monaco-based Destriero Collection.

In 2017, the winner was a 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta (pictured above), following on from its win at the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

In 2016, the inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award was created and bestowed during Monterey Car Week. The original award entrants were the winners of the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Cartier Style et Luxe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, England’s Concours of Elegance, and Italy’s Cavallino Classic. The 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS above was the winner of the 2016 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
In 2016, the inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award was created and bestowed during Monterey Car Week. The original award entrants were the winners of the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Cartier Style et Luxe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, England’s Concours of Elegance, and Italy’s Cavallino Classic. The 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS above was the winner of the 2016 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award has been held during Monterey Car Week for the first two years of its existence, but the defacto "world championship" concours event didn't quite fit alongside the world's best known Concours d'elegance and from 2018 onward, the award will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018

The finalists are essentially already known, as they comprise the winners of the Amelia Island Concours de Sport, the Cavallino Classic, the Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, the Concours of Elegance (UK), the Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and the Quail Motorsports Gathering.

The finalists under consideration for the award are as follows.

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring

The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport
The winning 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider by Touring from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport

Coachwork and design by Carrozzeria Touring

Winner | 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport

March 9-11, 2017, Amelia Island, Florida, USA

The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider that won the 2017 Amelia Island Concours de Sport was part of the A. Dano Davis Collection, and one of just 12 built as Touring Spiders, being one of seven using the long (Lungo) chassis.

In its day, this car was the ultimate Italian sports car of its generation and one of the fastest road cars in the world thanks to its twin-turbo, DOHC, 180 hp, 2.9 liter motor and Grand Prix heritage. The chassis and motor were directly derived from the world's first genuine single-seat Grand Prix racing car, the Alfa Romeo Monoposto 'Tipo B' P3, a car which won countless Grands Prix during the 1930s in the hands of Tazio Nuvolari, Rudolf Caracciola, Louis Chiron and Achille Varzi, not to mention a young Italian racing team which went on to even greater things – Scuderia Ferrari.

Indeed, so coveted is this model, that when RM Sothebys took one to auction at Monterey in 2016, it was the first Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 to appear at auction this century and was described in the auction catalog as "the Italian equivalent of the Bugatti Atlantic."

It subsequently fetched US$19.8 million to become one of the 10 most valuable cars ever sold at auction. The previous Alfa 8C 2900 to go to auction was sold by Christies at Monterey in 1999, fetching $4.1 million and also becoming one of the 10 most valuable cars ever sold at auction at that time.

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet

The winning 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale from the 2017 Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup at the Cavallino Classic
The winning 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale from the 2017 Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup at the Cavallino Classic

Coachwork by Vignale, design by Michelotti

Winner | The Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup, Cavallino Classic

January 25-29, 2017, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

This car was originally built in 1951 and finished in black for the Portuguese Ambassador to France, Jorge da Cunha d'Almeida Araujo, subsequently being exported to America where it has since been part of numerous elite automotive collections, winning countless concours events. The tiny 2,562 cc V12 with a kerb weight of just 800 kg changed hands in 2016 and was given a thorough restoration, resulting in its spectacular showing at the Cavallino Classic.

1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Coupé Atlantic

This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe won the 2017 Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille

Coachwork by Bugatti, Design by Jean Bugatti

Winner | Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille

September 9-10, 2017, Chantilly Château, France

Generally regarded as one of the finest automobiles of all time, the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupé was styled on the famous Aérolithe concept car designed by Jean Bugatti in 1935, and hence had the same "dorsal fin" design used in the concept car due to the Elektron magnesium alloy used, which could not be welded.

Though the Atlantic Coupés used aluminium, and could have been welded, the distinctive design endured and the three Atlantics extant (four were built) are among the most valuable in the world.

The winning car at Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille 2017 came from the Mullin Automotive Museum, and between it and its two siblings, has won most of the major concours events at one time or another. If I was framing a bookmakers market, this would be the car with the shortest price.

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone

Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
Corrado Lopresto of Italy and his winning 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo by Bertone from the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Coachwork by Bertone

Winner | Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

May 26-28, 2017 | Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy

The "Best of Show" Award at Concorso d'Elegenza Villa d'Este is judged by a jury and known as the Trofeo BMW Group. This year it went to the 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo Coupé, styled by Bertone, and presented at Villa d'Este by Corrado Lopresto of Italy.

The success of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototipo seemed historically appropriate as 60 years prior, in October 1957, the aerodynamic prototype with its lightweight 1,3-liter 100 hp motor was presented to global acclaim by Alfa Romeo at Autosalon Turin. The Prototipo serves as the visual link between Franco Scaglione's legendary Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica design studies and the production Giulietta Sprint Speciale models that were to follow.

1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupé by Castagna

The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK
The winning 1933-35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Coupe by Castagna from the 2017 Concours of Elegance, UK

Coachwork by Castagna

Winner | Concours of Elegance, UK

August 31 - September 2, 2017 | Hampton Court Palace, London, UK

Between the wars, Lancias were technologically exceptional vehicles and were the choice of Vittorio Mussolini, son of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, when he decided to go racing. He ordered a body built by Castagna, and this one-off is the result. The car has recently won several awards at major concours events, being the recipient of a recently completed seven-year restoration.

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

The winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet by Pininfarina from the 2017 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance
The winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet by Pininfarina from the 2017 Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance

Coachwork by Pininfarina

Winner | Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d'Elegance

June 29 - July 2, 2017 | Goodwood House, Chichester, UK

The 250 series established the Ferrari legend and makes up roughly half of the top 100 most valuable vehicles ever sold at any point in time – quite some achievement for Ferrari. Berlinettas and spiders dominated racing, while coupés and cabriolets were sold to prominent clients who enjoyed their Gran Turismo capabilities and did not mind displaying their wealth.

Pininfarina had become Ferrari's favorite coachbuilder and penned this supremely elegant open two seater that was a perfect match for the music of its 3-liter, V12 engine.

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Roadster by Barker

The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017
The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017

Coachwork by Barker

Winner | Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

August 20, 2017 | Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey, California, USA

The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which took out the Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach in 2017. The car won the coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 for well known racing personality, team owner and entrepreneur Bruce R. McCaw.

The Mercedes-Benz S Roadster was the forerunner of the Mercedes-Benz Spezial Roadsters of the 1930s, with its Ferdinand Porsche designed 7-liter supercharged engine. With lightweight tourer coachwork by Barker of London, the car was bespoke built for British race car driver Lord Howe, and has been restored to its original Curzon Blue, the Howe family color.

1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupé

The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering
The winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS Coupe by Allemano from the 2017  Quail Motorsports Gathering

Coachwork by Allemano, design by Scaglione

Winner | The Quail Motorsports Gathering

August 18, 2017 | Quail Lodge Golf Club, Carmel, California, USA

ATS is not a well known marque as less than 10 cars were ever produced. The new company came about when a group of senior Ferrari personnel grew tired of the interference of Enzo Ferrari's wife in company matters and put an ultimatum to Enzo. The result was an exodus of senior staff who banded together to create ATS.

Buoyed by the prospects of this car, the fledgling company over-reached and went racing in Formula One, failed miserably and the backers fled, and the company folded. This particular vehicle is a lightweight special and hence the most desirable of the few 2.5-liter V8 road cars produced.

Bruce Milner, the owner of the award-winning 1964 ATS 2500 GTS said during the award ceremony, "the car hasn't been shown for 16 years,when it won at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, so the award is completelyunexpected."

The Judging Panel

The Best of Show winners above will be assembled and judged in the subterranean garage below The Peninsula Paris next February, and the winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the Rétromobile event. The underground garage will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party following the private announcement.
The Best of Show winners above will be assembled and judged in the subterranean garage below The Peninsula Paris next February, and the winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the Rétromobile event. The underground garage will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party following the private announcement.

The Best of Show winners above will be assembled and judged in the subterranean garage below The Peninsula Paris next February, and the winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the Rétromobile event. The underground garage will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party following the private announcement.

The Best of the Best will be judged by a jury of 24 automotive experts, designers and celebrities:Anne Asensio, Chris Bangle, Peter Brock, Ian Callum, Ian Cameron, Luc Donckerwolke, Fabio Filippini, Henry Ford III, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Ralph Lauren, Jay Leno, Flavio Manzoni, Charles Gordon-Lennox (Duke of Richmond and Gordon), Nick Mason, François Melcion, Gordon Murray, Shiro Nakamura, Ken Okuyama, Adolfo Orsi Jr., Rana Manvendra Singh, Ratan Tata, Jean Todt, Gordon Wagener, and Edward Welburn.

0 comments
There are no comments. Be the first!