PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE 2013


Pe data de 18 August 2013 s-a desfasurat in California – Statele Unite ale Americii “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance” a 63-a editie a traditionalei reuniuni a colectionarilor de elita de automobile clasice. La aceasta editie au participat 249 de automobile din diferite clase, de serie redusa sau prototipuri multe dintre acestea apartinand unor marci celebre precum: Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Bugatti, Duesenberg, Ferrari, Hispano-Suiza, Lincoln, Maserati, Marmon, Mercades, Packard sau Rolls Royce si reunite in numai putin de 30 de categorii diferite.

La editia din acest an, constructurii Aston Martin, Lamborghini au sarbatorit 100 si respectiv 50 de ani de activitate fiind prezenti cu numeroase modele de serie redusa sau unicate iar Porsche a celebrat 50 de ani de la lansarea legendarului model 911 prezent deasemenea cu numeroase exemplare de serie redusa sau de competitie ale modelului respectiv.

Printre VIP-urile prezente la aceast eveniment s-au numarat: fostii piloti britanici Stirling Moss si Jackie Stewart, designerii Wayne Cherry si Gordon Murray, toti 4 facand parte din juriul concursului precum si fostii piloti germani Jochen Mass si Michael Shumacher sau presedintele FIA Jean Todt.

Juriul acestui concurs care l-a avut presedinte pe Chris Bock a desemnat la editia din acest an “Best of Show” un  Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria din 1934, exemplar restaurat si foarte rar aflat in posesia lui Joseph & Margie Cassini din West Orange(New Jersey-SUA). Pe langa marele premiu “Best of Show” au fost acordate alte peste 30 de premii pentru diferite clase si categorii:

Best In Show: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph Cassini
Most Elegant Sports Car: 1955 Ferrari 250GT Pinin Farina, Lee & Joan Herrington
Most Elegant Convertible: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph Cassini
Most Elegant Open Car: 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, John & Linda Muckle
Most Elegant Closed Car: Bentley 6 1/2-litre Surbico Sport Coupe, William E Connor (above)
Elegance in Motion: 1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet, Tom Price
A1 – Antique: 1912 Packard 30 7-passenger Touring, The Phil Hill Family

B – Simplex: 1911 Simplex 50hp Holbrook Toy Tonneau, Ray Scherr
C1 – American Classic Open: 1938 Buick Series 40 Lancefield Drophead Coupe, John & Christine Beebe
C2 – American Classic Open Packard: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III
C3 – American Classic Closed: 1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Coupe, Brent Merrill
D1 – Lincoln Custom Coachwork V8: 1930 Lincoln L-170 Judkins Coupe, David W Schultz
D2 – Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12: 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster, John & Heather Mozart
D3 – Lincoln-Zephyr and Continental: 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, Chris V Bang
D4 – Lincoln Custom Coachwork Postwar: 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II Coupe, Rick & Elaine Schmidt
E – Aston Martin Centennial: 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Roadster, Bill & Linda Pope
F – Vanvooren Coachwork: 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupe, Sir Michael Kadoorie
G – Duesenberg: 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, Tony & Jonna Ficco
H1 – Rolls-Royce Prewar: 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van Den Plas Belgium Torpedo, Dr Terry Bramall
H2 – Rolls-Royce and Bentley Postwar: 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Graber Cabriolet, Fred Kriz
I – Mercedes-Benz: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Autosport Designs Inc
J1 – European Classic Early: 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Baby Royale Faux Cabriolet, Richard Adams
J2 – European Classic Late: 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Stelvio, Steve Hamilton

L1 – Prewar Preservation: 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6C, Alan W McEwan
L2 – Postwar Preservation: 1965 Porsche 911, Reed & Nan Harman
M1 – Ferrari Grand Touring: 1955 Ferrari 250GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Special, Lee & Joan Herrington
M2 – Ferrari Competition: 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul
N – Lamborghini: 1973 Lamborghini Miura SV, Simon Kidston
O1 – Postwar Sports Racing: 1966 Ford GT40, Henry A Davis
O2 – Postwar Touring: 1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV, Caballeriza Inc
P1 – Porsche 911 Road Cars: 1963 Porsche 911 Prototype, Don & Diane Meluzio

P2 – Porsche 911 Competition: 1979 Porsche 935 K3, Bruce Meyer
U – BMW 507: 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Charals & Diana Haagen
V1 – Early Race Cars: 1908 Benz 105HP Prinz Heinrich, Bruce & Jolene McCaw
V2 – Indianapolis Roadsters: 1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special, Bill Akin
X – French Motorcycles: 1937 Peugeot 515SP with sidecar, Leslie Dreist

 

 

 

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