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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2009 - Results

 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2009 - Results
Alfa Romeo, 8C 2300, 1934, Concorso d'Eléganza Villa d'Este 2009

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C named best in show

While the Aston Martin one-77 and Bugatti Veyron Centenaire special editions took center stage at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este motor show in Lake Como, a variety of classic exotics also competed for top honors.

Best of show awards went to Jon Shirley's 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring as it won the highly competitive Trofeo BMW Group, the Trofeo BMW Group Italia, and the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este.

As we reported earlier, the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes went to Aston Martin's new one-77 supercar which received more than 30% of all votes cast in it's category.

In the pre-war group, a 1938 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Boneschi won best in class for open cars with special mention going towards a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet Spezial A. The award for best pre-war closed car went to the aforementioned 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring while special honors went to a beautiful 1938 Bugatti 57S Atalante. Finally, the class winner for best pre-war sports car went to Andrew Pisker's 1936 Auburn 852SC Speedster.

The closed International Prestige award went to a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupe Touring while the open winner was a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet.

For the hotly contested Modena's Thoroughbred class, top honors went to winner Paul Roesler and his 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe.

Special jury prizes were awarded to Gabriele Artom's 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC Cabriolet Castagna, Norbert Seeger's 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, Gil Noble's 1938 Bugatti 57S Atalante, Mark Gessler's 1950 Abarth 204 A Berlinetta Vignale, Kenneth Roath's 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Coupe, and Frans van Haren's 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sportsman Coupe.

 

Source: BMW

Brilliant winner lights up the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009.

Cernobbio. The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 has produced a brilliant winner. An Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring claimed victory in the coveted Trofeo BMW Group, awarded by the Jury to the "best of show" at the Concorso. And it was not only the Jury who were won over by the 1938 Alfa - the two prizes awarded by public referendum, the traditionrich Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este and the Trofeo BMW Group Italia, also went to the car owned by American Jon Shirley. In the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for concept cars and prototypes, the public voted for the Aston Martin Lagonda One - 77.

As in recent years, the car enthusiasts from all around the world were treated to glorious sunshine on Saturday. Although the sun was replaced by grey skies and continuous rain on Sunday, nothing could dampen the spirits of the more than 2.600 visitors who flocked to the grounds of Villa Erba in Cernobbio. "The great response from the public despite the poor weather shows how this event has become a firm fixture on the calendar of car aficionados from both this region and countries around the world," said Karl Baumer, President of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and Director of BMW Group Classic. "The weather on Sunday could have been better for the 80th anniversary of the Concorso, but a sunny Saturday with this selection of cars provided a more than worthy setting for our anniversary Concorso," added Jean-Marc Droulers, President of Villa d'Este S.p.A.

Villa d'Este, Sunday April 26th 2009

After the exhibition and the parade in Villa d'Este and Villa Erba gardens, on a beautiful Saturday and on a dull Sunday on Como Lake, after Public and Jury voting, the results are the following, both for Vintage and Concept Cars & Prototypes, of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este:


Trofeo BMW Group

Best in Show by the Jury

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938, Jon Shirley, USA

 


Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este

Best of Show by Public Referendum at Villa d'Este

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938, Jon Shirley, USA

 


Trofeo BMW Group Italia

By Public Referendum at Villa Erba

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938, Jon Shirley, USA

 


Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes

By Public Referendum at Villa Erba

Aston Martin Lagonda, One - 77, Coupé, Ulrich Bez, UK

 


Class Winners and mention of Honour



Class A: PRE-WAR OPEN CARS

Class Winner

Lancia, Astura, Cabriolet Boneschi, 1938, Klaus Edel, D

Mention of Honor

Mercedes-Benz, 500K, Cabriolet Spezial A, 1936, Alexander Schaufler, A

 


Class B: PRE-WAR CLOSED CARS

Class Winner

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938, Jon Shirley, USA

Mention of Honor

Bugatti, 57S Atalante, 1938, Gil Noble, UK

 


Class C: PRE-WAR SPORT CARS

Class Winner

Auburn, 852SC Speedster, 1936, Andrew Pisker, UK

Mention of Honor

S.S. Cars Ltd., S.S. 90 Prototype, open 2-seater, 1935, Christian Jenny, CH

 


Class D: INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE - CLOSED

Class Winner

Alfa Romeo, 6C 2500 SS, Coupé Touring, 1949, Giuseppe Spiller, I

Mention of Honor

Ferrari, 250 GT Europa, Coupé Pinin Farina, 1955, Kenneth Roath, USA

 


Class E: MODENA'S THOROUGHBREDS

Class Winner

Lamborghini, 350 GT, Coupé Touring, 1964, Paul Roesler, USA

Mention of Honor

Ferrari, 250 GT SWB, Berlinetta Scaglietti, 1960, Peter Read, USA

 


Class F: INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE - OPEN

Class Winner

Ferrari, 250 GT, Cabriolet I Serie Pinin Farina, 1958, Peter McCoy, USA

Mention of Honor

Aston Martin, DB 2/4, Cabriolet Bertone, 1954, Carlo Bianchi, CH

 


Class G: RACING CARS FROM THE EARLY FIFTIES

Class Winner

Fiat, 8V, Berlinetta Zagato, 1953, Jan De Reu, B

Mention of Honor

Ferrari, 410, Berlinetta Speciale Scaglietti, 1955, Jon Hunt, UK

 


Class H: ITALIAN STYLE BECOMES INTERNATIONAL

Class Winner

Iso, Grifo, Targa Bertone, 1970, Alexander Wiesner, D

Mention of Honor

Momo, Mirage, 2 + 2 Coupé Frua, 1972, Peter S. Kalikow, USA

 


Special Prizes by the Jury

 


Trofeo del Presidente della "FIVA"

To the best preserved car by the Jury

Alfa Romeo, 6C 1750 GTC, Cabriolet Castagna, 1931, Gabriele Artom, I


Trofeo Rolls-Royce

To the most elegant Rolls-Royce by the Jury

Rolls-Royce, Phantom I, Sports Saloon Hooper, 1925, Norbert Seeger, FL


Trofeo Auto & Design

To the most exciting design by the Jury

Bugatti, 57S Atalante, 1938, Gil Noble, UK


Trofeo Girard-Perregaux

Special Prize of the Jury

Abarth, 204 A, BerlinettaVignale, 1950, Mark Gessler, USA


Trofeo BMW Group Classic

To the most sensitive restoration by the Jury

Ferrari, 250 GT Europa, Coupé Pinin Farina, 1955, Kenneth Roath, USA


Trofeo Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza

Special Prize of the Jury

Bentley, 8 Litre, Sportsman Coupé Gurney Nutting, 1931, Frans van Haren, NL


Trofeo Automobile Club di Como

To the car driven from farthest away

Bentley, 8 Litre, Sportsman Coupé Gurney Nutting, 1931, Frans van Haren, NL

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Maestro
This is one of the most beautiful and exclusive concours in the world. And for the first time one car took all the 3 most important prizes! The '31 Bentley made 1000Km to attend. And it didn't break once! Gotta Love the Classics.
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