By Wallace Wyss
2018 Chrysler Chronos Concept
The ArtCenter College of design, situated high on a hill overlooking Pasadena, is famous for one thing: training a good proportion of the world’s car designers.
They have changed themes of their annual show (this year it was held on October 28) several times but this year (2018) it was most appropriate that they celebrated the achievements of the car designers who graduated from there by inviting them to come with a car they designed. Of course some of the companies are long gone, like Studebaker, but private owners entered cars to honor those designers.
In some respects the “old car show” was a bit like a new car show because there were several prototypes. But that just shows that Art Center grads are currently on the leading edge of the world’s car designers. The only beef I have is that the new wave of prototypes are electric cars, alas, what happened to heavy breathing rhumba-rhumba exhaust blaring performance?
Best of Show: 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
COMPLETE LIST OF 2018 WINNERS CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE PEBBLE BEACH 2018
BEST OF SHOW
1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California
Best of Show Nominees
1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine
Lehrman Collection, Palm Beach, Florida
1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupé
Robert Kudela, Chropyně, Czech Republic
Lancia Astura serie 2 special castagna 1933
Results 2017 Concours d'Elegance Paleis het Loo:
BEST OF SHOW: Ton Meijer, Lancia Astura serie 2 special Castagna 1933
Junior Award: Alex van Mozer, Ferrari 250GT Lusso Touring Superleggera
2nd in Class: Davey Michiels, Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS 1957
1st in Class: Fam. Schouwenburg, Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS 1955
Special Coachwork prewar
2nd in Class: Edward Summers Rolls Royce Phantom 1 dual cowl tourer 1924
1st in Class: Ton Meijer, Lancia Astura serie 2 special Castagna 1933
Special coachwork postwar
2nd in Class: Tjeerd van den Berg, Cisitalia SC Stabilimenti Farina 1948
1st in Class: Jan de Reu, Fiat 8V Rapi 1953
Les Reine de la route
2nd in Class: Andries Jans, Delahaye 135 MS Pennock 1948
1st in Class: Benno Schmitz, Citroen Traction Avant 7C Roadster 1935
70 years of Ferrari
2nd in Class: Martien Kooijmans, Ferrari 166 Inter 1949
1st in Class: Henk Koel, Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1960 (competizione)
70 years of Ferrari (2)
2nd in Class: Henk Koel, Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1967
1st in Class: Guus Bierman, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona spider 1973
2nd in Class: Jacques Albers, Toyota 800 Sports 1965
1st in Class: Henri Nederveen, Honda S800 Coupe 1968
Gentemen’s Sportscars 60’s
2nd in Class: Ernest Knoors, Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage, 1968
1st in Class: Henk Stoel, Jaguar E-type FHC 1962
2nd in Class: dhr Pleune, Daimler SP 250 Cabriolet 1963
1st in Class: Roderick Eijsbouts, Jaguar XK 140 OTS 1956
90 years of Volvo
2nd in Class: Wim van Sambeerk, Volvo PV52 1937
1st in Class: Stoffel Mulier, Volvo Amazon Cabrio Jacques Coune 1962
Masterpieces is a seclusive gathering of collectors and connoisseurs on the orangery-peninsula at Dyck Castle, showing the visual magic of Coachbuilding. The concours has an international jury of experts and only 65 selected cars which are allowed to participate after careful selection. The originality of the cars, their style and design and their majesty – often nearly completely untouched cars – is the focus. Masterpieces is a competition of Elegance in the Park.
More info: masterpieces-and-style.com
Dates: 7 - 9 July 2017
Location: Schloss Dyck, Juechen, Germany
Concours d’Elégance Paleis Het Loo 2017: het grootste klassiekerfeest van Nederland vindt plaats op 1+2 juli 2017.
Deze editie o.a. 70 Jaar Ferrari, premiere nieuwe Renault Alpine. Verplichte kost voor ieder met het auto-hart op de goede plaats!
I am not a natural flatterer, I like to think that I "tell it like it is", politely I hope. So when I tell you that I am very impressed by the contents of your website, it is just not English politeness. I of course love the subject matter but you deal with it in an energetic and respectful manner. I am overwhelmed by the research that has gone into compiling the list of coachbuilders/bodybuilders for Europe and North America. I have never heard of the vast majority of them.
Congratulations on an excellent website.
- N. Maltby of Car Scene International
We use Coachbuild.com almost daily as our main reference source!
- Schloss Dyck Classic Days
We use Coachbuild.com all the time for references!
- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
We are very impressed by your website!
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