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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ®, 2017



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Concours d'Elegance, Car Show, 2016-08-20, Pebble Beach Lodge, Pebble Beach, California, US




Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 2017


BEST OF SHOW 2017

 1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer
Best of Show Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

“This Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer is a combination of speed, style and power,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Somehow these three elements—along with those fantastic torpedo running boards—become the very definition of elegance.”

The car, a sporting tourer, was first delivered to a Captain Miller on behalf of Earl Howe, who founded the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

“We’ve had the car for several years,” said McCaw, of Bellevue, Washington. “The question was whether or not to restore it. I always hate to restore something that doesn’t need it. But we finally found enough pictures that we knew the car needed to be restored.”

The car retains its original Marchal lighting equipment and chrome­plated wheels; these are complemented by low­cut doors and unusual torpedo­style running boards containing tools and other ancillary equipment. The rich blue color was a dress inspired by a dress made of peacock feathers in the 1850s.

2017 WINNERS

Best of Show
1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer Bruce R. McCaw, Bellevue, Washington

Best of Show Nominees
1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria William E. (Chip) Connor, Reno, Nevada
1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder John & Gwen McCaw

Elegance Awards
• Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible
1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria William E. (Chip) Connor, Reno, Nevada
• J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupé The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong Jules Heumann
• Most Elegant Open Car
1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer Bruce R. McCaw, Bellevue, Washington
• Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car
1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet Speciale The Golomb Family Trust

Special Awards
Alec Ulmann Trophy
1931 Hispano­Suiza J12 Saoutchik Transformable Grande Luxe Mark & Sonia Richter, Wanaka, New Zealand Ansel Adams Award
1906 Pope­Toledo Type XII Touring The Nethercutt Collection – Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California ArtCenter College of Design Award
1933 Auburn 12­165 Speedster Lou & Kathy Ficco, Wheat Ridge, Colorado Briggs Cunningham Trophy
1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer Axel Schuette Fine Cars GmbH & Co. KG, Oerlinghausen, Germany Chairman’s Trophy
1904 Holsman Model 3 Runabout Marta Holsman and Henrietta Holsman, Carpinteria, California Charles A. Chayne Trophy
1909 De Dion­Bouton BV Type de Course John S. Adamick, Westlake Village, California Classic Car Club of America Trophy
1940 Packard 1807 Custom Super Eight Rollson Sport Sedan Michelle & Martin Cousineau, Beverly Hills, California Dean Batchelor Trophy
1967 Gyro­X Alex Tremulis Prototype Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, Tennessee Elegance in Motion Trophy
1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria William E. (Chip) Connor, Reno, Nevada Enzo Ferrari Trophy
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta Anne Brockinton Lee / Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection, Reno, Nevada FIVA Postwar Trophy
1953 Bentley R­Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Sports Saloon Derek Hood, Maldon, England FIVA Prewar Trophy
1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet Mike Guffey, Hartford City, Indiana The French Cup
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet Wayne Grafton, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Gran Turismo Trophy
1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer Bruce R. McCaw, Bellevue, Washington Lincoln Trophy
1933 Lincoln KB­260 Brunn Convertible Victoria Bill & Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan Lorin Tryon Trophy; Robert T. Devlin Lucius Beebe Trophy
1929 Rolls­Royce Phantom I Brewster Ascot Tourer Jay & Christina Moore, Lahaina, Hawaii Mercedes­Benz Star of Excellence Award
1929 Mercedes­Benz SS Castagna Cabriolet The Keller Collection at The Pyramids, Petaluma, California Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy
1936 Rolls­Royce Phantom III H.J. Mulliner Sports Limousine Mr. & Mrs. Henry Robet, France The Phil Hill Cup
1907 Renault AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer Robert Kauffman, Charlotte, North Carolina The Revs Program at Stanford Award
1907 Renault AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer Robert Kauffman, Charlotte, North Carolina Tony Hulman Trophy
1915 Packard 2­38 Six Runabout Allen Strong, Urbana, Illinois The Vitesse ~ Elegance Trophy
1956 Maserati 300S Fantuzzi Race Car Henri Chambon, Vence, France

Class Winners
Class A: Antique

1st: 1913 Rolls­Royce Silver Ghost Barker Torpedo, Charles E. Nearburg, Dallas, Texas
2nd: 1906 Pope­Toledo Type XII Touring, The Nethercutt Collection – Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California
3rd: 1910 Thomas Flyer Model K 6­70 Flyabout, Jim Grundy, Solebury, Pennsylvania

Class C­1: American Classic Open
1st: 1932 Studebaker President Series 91 Convertible Sedan, George & Valerie Vassos, Westfield, Massachusetts
2nd: 1933 Lincoln KB­260 Brunn Convertible Victoria, Bill & Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan
3rd: 1928 Stearns­Knight H 8­90 Phillips Cabriolet, Brent Merrill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Class C­2: American Classic Closed
1st: 1940 Packard 1807 Custom Super Eight Rollson Sport Sedan, Michelle & Martin Cousineau, Beverly Hills, California
2nd: 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Custom LeBaron Sedan, Larry & Susan Nannini, Daly City, California
3rd: 1930 Cord L­29 Brougham, Shawn Coady, Loda, Illinois

Class D: Packard
1st: 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria, William E. (Chip) Connor, Reno, Nevada
2nd: 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Dietrich Sport Phaeton, Samuel Lehrman, Palm Beach, Florida
3rd: 1939 Packard 1703 Super­8 Darrin Convertible Victoria, Leon Flagg and Curtis Lamon, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Class G: Duesenberg
1st: 1935 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Town Car, Lee & Penny Anderson, Naples, Florida
2nd: 1935 Duesenberg JN Rollston Berline, Rob & Jeannie Hilarides, Visalia, California
3rd: 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe, Linda & Paul Gould, Pawling, New York

Class H: Rolls­Royce Prewar
1st: 1936 Rolls­Royce Phantom III H.J. Mulliner Sports Limousine, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Robet, France
2nd: 1929 Rolls­Royce Phantom I Brewster Ascot Tourer, Jay & Christina Moore, Lahaina, Hawaii
3rd: 1937 Rolls­Royce Phantom III Inskip Convertible Roadster, Stephen Brauer, St. Louis, Missouri

Class I: Mercedes­Benz Prewar
1st: 1929 Mercedes­Benz S Barker Tourer, Bruce R. McCaw, Bellevue, Washington
2nd: 1929 Mercedes­Benz SS Castagna Cabriolet, The Keller Collection at The Pyramids, Petaluma, California
3rd: 1934 Mercedes­Benz 380K Cabriolet A, Yi Hong Chen, Beijing, China

Class J­1: European Classic Early
1st: 1931 Hispano­Suiza J12 Saoutchik Transformable Grande Luxe, Mark & Sonia Richter, Wanaka, New Zealand
2nd: 1931 Bentley Speed Six Vanden Plas Open Four Seater Sports, Ivor Dunbar, London, England
3rd: 1930 Delage D8C Chapron Cabriolet, Ray & Bonnie Kinney, Dallas, Texas

Class J­2: European Classic Mid
1st: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupé, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong
2nd: 1934 Delage D8 S Fernandez et Darrin Cabriolet, John Rich Jr., Frackville, Pennsylvania
3rd: 1934 SS Cars SS1 Fixed Head Coupé, Carl & Marcia Baxter, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Class J­3: European Classic Late
1st: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck Cabriolet, Jim Patterson / The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky
2nd: 1938 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead Coupé, Ron Rezek, Ashland, Oregon
3rd: 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Graber Mille Miglia Cabriolet, Dr. Matthias Metz, Rosengarten, Germany

Class J­4: European Classic Sport
1st: 1930 Bentley 4½ Litre SC Vanden Plas Le Mans Sports, Private Collection
2nd: 1935 Lagonda M45 Rapide Tourer, Richard D. Lisman, Southampton, New York
3rd: 1930 OM Tipo 665 SS MM Works Race Car, Michael Haentjes, Hamburg, Germany

Class K­1: Isotta Fraschini
1st: 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Fleetwood Roadster, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey
2nd: 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS LeBaron Cabriolet, Peter T. Boyle, Covington, Ohio
3rd: 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8B Viggo Jensen Cabriolet, The Keller Collection at The Pyramids, Petaluma, California The Pyramids, Petaluma, California

Class K­2: Isotta Fraschini Castagna Coachwork

Open
1st: 1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Cabriolet, Karol Pavlu, Bratislava, Slovakia

2nd: 1932 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Commodore, Blake & Lauren Atwell, Buda, Texas
3rd: 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Commodore, The Stephens Family, San Francisco, California

Class K­3: Isotta Fraschini Castagna Coachwork Closed
1st: 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Limousine, Morton Bullock, Ruxton, Maryland
2nd:: 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Imperial Cabriolet, Paul & Joyce Toberty, Newport Coast, California
3rd: 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Imperial Landaulet, The Nethercutt Collection – Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California

Class L­1: Prewar Preservation
1st: 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer, Axel Schuette Fine Cars GmbH & Co. KG, Oerlinghausen, Germany
2nd:: 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet, Mike Guffey, Hartford City, Indiana
3rd: 1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting Sports Saloon, Gregor Fisken, London, England

Class L­2: Postwar Preservation
1st: 1963 Mercedes­Benz 300 SL Roadster, Lukas Hüni, Zurich, Switzerland
2nd:: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater, Kim McCullough, Pompton Plains, New Jersey
3rd: 1960 Abarth 1000 Record Pininfarina Prototype, Simone Bertolero, Moncalieri, Italy

Class M­1: Ferrari Grand Touring
1st: 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Cabriolet, Peter S. Kalikow, New York
2nd:: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta, Bob Cohen, Beverly Hills, California
3rd: 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder, Chris & Ann Cox, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Class M­2: Ferrari Competition
1st: 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Spyder, Andreas Mohringer, Salzburg, Austria
2nd:: 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta, Thomas Peck, Irvine, California
3rd: 1967 Ferrari 412 P Competizione, Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, Ohio

Class M­3: Ferrari Major Race Winners
1st: 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder, John & Gwen McCaw
2nd:: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Berlinetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona del Mar, California
3rd: 1975 Ferrari 312 T F1 Race Car, Richard Griot, Tacoma, Washington

Class M­4: Ferrari One­off Speciales
1st: 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe, Lee & Joan Herrington (for the Herrington Corp. Collection), Bow, New Hampshire
2nd:: 1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet Speciale, The Golomb Family Trust
3rd: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Cabriolet, Anne Brockinton Lee / Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection, Reno, Nevada

Class O­1: Postwar Open
1st: 1952 Porsche 356 Reutter Cabriolet, Robert Ingram / The Ingram Collection, Durham, North Carolina
2nd:: 1965 AC Cobra 427 Roadster, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Swanson, Boston, Massachusetts
3rd: 1951 Cisitalia 202 SC Vignale Cabriolet, Leo & Lisa Schigiel, Miami Beach, Florida

Class O­2: Postwar Closed
1st: 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Boano Coupé Speciale, Tony Shooshani, Long Beach, California
2nd:: 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Pinin Farina Coupé, Classic Motor Cars Ltd., Bridgnorth, England
3rd: 1953 Siata 208CS Coupé, Tim & Janet Walker

Class O­3: Postwar Racing
1st: 1952 Siata 208CS Corsa Bertone Spider, Raffi Najjarian, Brisbane, California
2nd:: 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato Coupé, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona del Mar, California
3rd: 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato Coupé, David & Jody Smith, Medina, Washington

Class O­4: Postwar Grand Touring
1st: 1947 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, Wayne Grafton, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
2nd:: 1948 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8C Monterosa Boneschi Cabriolet, Collezione Lopresto, Milan, Italy
3rd: 1957 Mercedes­Benz 300 SC Coupe, Vin & Erica Di Bona, Los Angeles, California

Class R: American Dream Cars of the 1960s
1st: 1965 Pontiac Vivant Herb Adams Roadster, Mark & Newie Brinker, Houston, Texas
2nd:: 1966 Bosley Mark II Interstate Coupe, Stephen & Kim Bruno, Boca Raton, Florida
3rd: 1969 Farago CF 428 Carrozzeria Coggiola Coupe, Frank Campanale, Orchard Lake, Michigan

Class V: Open Wheel Race Cars
1st: 1907 Renault AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer, Robert Kauffman, Charlotte, North Carolina
2nd:: 1908 Mors Grand Prix Race Car, Collier Collection at The Revs Institute, Naples, Florida
3rd: 1909 Isotta Fraschini FENC Tipo A Factory Touring, Harold Peters and Juanita Doerksen
Source; Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Media

One such car, The Reactor, was by Gene Winfield of Modesto, California and it will have a place on the lawns for viewing on Sunday in a special class for one-off American Dream Cars of the 1960s.

Winfield initially imagined and built The Reactor for Joe Kizis' 1965 annual Autorama car show in Hartford, Connecticut. After its time spent touring back east, Winfield brought the Reactor back to California, where he entered it in the Grand National Roadster Show. Against tough competition, the Reactor won the coveted Tournament of Fame Award. Winfield soon realized even bigger dreams for his car. So, he packed up the Reactor and took it to Hollywood, where it captured the attention of leading filmmakers.

"I put the car in an open trailer and I towed it straight to Hollywood," said Winfield. "I didn’t know anybody," Winfield recalled, "but I found 20th Century Fox Studios and I went up to the gate and conned them into letting me in to show my car to their transportation department. From there, the transportation coordinator gave me the names and addresses of all these other studios, and for two days, I took the car around and handed out my business card. Two weeks later, Bewitched called me and said that they wanted The Reactor on their set."

Reactor By Gene Winfield

The Reactor By Gene Winfield
Photo ‎Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Media

It was also featured in an episode of Star Trek as the "Jupiter 8" and a Mission: Impossible episode called "The Freeze," but it is perhaps best known for its appearance in the third and final season of the Batman television series, where it was the getaway car for Catwoman, played by actress Eartha Kitt.

The car was created around a Citroën DS chassis and its unique hydro-pneumatic suspension so that it could move up and down, a feature that was far ahead of its time. "The inspiration I had for the car was to make something different, something wild," Winfield said. He installed a 180-hp turbocharged engine from a Chevrolet Corvair Corsa, and paired it with the Citroën DS’s drivetrain. The Reactor was born as a two-seater, mid-engine car, with its most recognizable feature being its very low profile. Cleverly, Winfield used the Corvair flat-6 engine as a stylistic tool, because he wanted the Reactor to be as low and close to the ground as possible.
Source: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Media.

OTHER American Dream Cars of the 1960s
Photos: ‎Courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Media.

1960 DiDia 150 built for Bobby Darin

1960 DiDia 150 built for Bobby Darin

1963 Mantaray by Dean Jeffries

1963 Mantaray by Dean Jeffries

1965 Bugatti T101C Roadster by Virgil Exner-Carrozzeria Ghia

1965 Bugatti T101C Roadster by Virgil Exner-Carrozzeria Ghia

 1965 Pontiac Vivant Roadster by Herb Adams

1965 Pontiac Vivant Roadster by Herb Adams

1966 Bosley Mark II Interstate Coupe

1966 Bosley Mark II Interstate Coupe

 1969 Farago CF 428 Coupe by Paul Farago

1969 Farago CF 428 Coupe by Paul Farago

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From an unlikely partnership between lawyer Cesare Isotta and car enthusiasts Vincenzo, Antonio and Oreste Fraschini, came Italy’s most opulent automobile brand: Isotta Fraschini Cesare and brothers Vincenzo, Antonio and Oreste formed Isotta Fraschini in 1899 in Milan, Italy. At the forefront of technological innovation, the company pioneered the use of 4-wheel brakes. Its golden years were characterized by the famed Tipo 8, which featured the world’s first production straight 8 engine and offered coachbuilders a long and strong chassis to showcase their creations.

The all-encompassing elegance of Isotta Fraschini helped to extend the brand beyond the borders of Italy. Prince Luigi Grimaldi of Monte Carlo and the Empress of Ethiopia are just a couple of the many royal owners. Famous celebrity owners in the United States included newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and “It Girl” Clara Bow.

Corrado Lopresto, who considers himself an “Isotta romantic,” recalls making childhood memories playing in the back of his uncle’s Isotta Fraschini. So began his lifelong relationship with the marque. His own Garage Corrado southwest of Milan, Italy, is now home to the marque’s complete factory archives and several Isotta Fraschini cars imperative to the marque’s history.

“I like the charm and grandeur that has always accompanied every Isotta Fraschini car,” Lopresto said. “Each one is so unique.”

 Isotta Fraschini 1902 Prototype sn-1

Isotta Fraschini 1902 Prototype sn-1
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The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature Corrado Lopresto's 1901 Isotta bare chassis in one of the Isotta Fraschini classes.

AND  Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa Touring Coupe 1947

Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa Touring Coupe 1947
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AND

 Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa Boneschi Cabriolet 1948

Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa Boneschi Cabriolet 1948
Image Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017

1948 Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosas in the Postwar Grand Touring class, along with a wide variety of Tipo 8As in the Isotta Fraschini Castagna Coachwork Open and Closed Classes.






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