2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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  1. 12/18/2006

    Munich. The most traditional of all beauty contests for classic automobiles and contemporary concept cars - the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este - takes place on 21 and 22 April next year in Cernobbio on Lake Como.

    In addition to numerous exceptional classics, a range of forward-looking concept cars and prototypes will contribute to this colourful gathering against the picturesque backdrop of the aristocratic Grand Hotel Villa d'Este. This is the image reproduced on the official event poster for 2007, designed by Italian artist Enzo Naso. Taking his inspiration from last year's winning cars, the Ferrari 410 Super America Coupé of 1959 and the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider concept car, Naso has designed a poster that juxtaposes black-and-white and colour drawings to highlight the appeal of the Concorso under its motto "Classic meets modern".

    Year after year, fans of dream cars from the past and design aficionados alike relish the display of four-wheeled gems when the international jury presents such coveted prizes as the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este, the Trofeo BMW Group and the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Design Award. 2007 sees the ninth successive staging of the event under the patronage of the BMW Group.

     
  2. Can't wait to see the galleries of this one. Last year was hella awesome.
     
  3. thanks bas

    can't wait to be there again
     
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    CONCORSO D'ELEGANZA VILLA D'ESTE 2007: DREAM CARS FROM EVERY ERA
    03/07/2007

    Munich/Geneva. This year sees the BMW Group acting as patron of the traditional Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for the ninth time. Initial highlights of this year's edition of the premier event on Lake Como were already announced during the press conference at the 77th Geneva Motor Show.

    Brilliant heritage - bright future
    Holger Lapp, Chairman of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and Director of BMW Group Mobile Tradition, announced at the press conference that the Concorso success story would continue this year: "Thanks to the quality of the cars taking part, we can seamlessly carry on from the high standards of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este of past years." Dott. Jean-Marc Droulers, President of Villa d'Este SpA, also expressed his pleasure in the partnership with the BMW Group: "Now, as before, we are delighted with the great appeal of this event, which was first held on the initiative of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este in 1929. Quite simply, there is no more beautiful place in the world to enjoy the Italian lifestyle combined with automotive culture."

    Highlights among the classics
    There are a number of spectacular classic cars lining up again this year. Around 50 dream cars from 11 countries will be vying for the prestigious Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este (Best of Show by Referendum at Villa d'Este), Trofeo BMW Group (Best of Show by the Jury) and Trofeo BMW Italia (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba). The special Trofeo Albrecht Graf Goertz will also be awarded in memory of the designer who died last year.
    In Geneva Urs Paul Ramseier, the Selecting Adviser responsible for choosing the cars that take part in the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, gave a few preliminary glimpses of the select field of participants.

    Ferrari 375 MM, 1954
    This is the 12th out of a total production run of 15 375 Mille Miglia Ferraris. Originally built in March 1954 as the Pinin Farina Spider, it was destined for Luigi Chinetti in the USA. However, the Ferrari factory then sold the car to Italian film producer Roberto Rossellini in Rome. In 1955 he commissioned Sergio Scaglietti in Modena with giving it a particularly attractive coupé body. Ten years later, Rossellini sold the car to a Sicilian from Palermo. At this point the metallic grey body was repainted in military green. In 1970 the one-off model made its way from Palermo to Paris. Its current owner acquired it in 1995 and had it completely restored. The car was then successfully exhibited at many events and went on to win the "Best of Show" award at the Ferrari Club of America National Concours in Toronto, as well as the Luigi Chinetti Memorial Trophy.

    Heading home - the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Flying Star
    As they had done for the Isotta-Fraschini 8B and the Fiat Type 522C, Carrozzeria Touring of Milan also designed a special body for the Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750 GS, which was to go down in motoring history as the "Flying Star". With this model Mrs Josette Pozzo won the Coppa d'Oro di Villa d'Este at the 1931 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. After a gap of 76 years, the Alfa Romeo Flying Star returns to the historic site of its greatest success.

    An Italian in German clothing - the Bugatti 57 C, 1939
    The Concorso d'Eleganza will show the Bugatti 57 C in its original condition for the first time in Europe. The chassis was one of the last to be sold before the Second World War and it was the last Bugatti to be delivered to Germany before the outbreak of war. Its owner handed the chassis over to Voll & Ruhrbeck, one of the most modern coachbuilders of the time, with the commission to design a highly aerodynamic roadster. Later the Bugatti 57 C belonged to the famous Norwegian ice queen and multiple Olympic medallist Sonja Henie.
    In 1969 the Voll & Ruhrbeck body was removed from the chassis. It wasn't until 2002 that the owner was able to unite the original chassis and original body again and have the entire vehicle completely restored.

    The "Black Prince" - the Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1930
    Motor sport enthusiast and successful car racer Count Carlo Felice Trossi produced a design sketch at the end of the 1920s showing his idea of an aerodynamically styled car. Willi White, a little known coachbuilder at the time, implemented these sketches to create the so-called "Black Prince". The Trossi SSK is one of the very rare Mercedes Benz SSK models to feature special bodywork. After extensive restoration this Mercedes-Benz SSK has already raked in countless prizes and will be mark its debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza this year. The car belongs to the Ralph Lauren Collection.

    An icon, a homage
    Two vehicles in this year's Concorso d'Eleganza are particularly eloquent symbols of the philosophy behind the event - the fusion of aesthetic automotive styling past and future. They are the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupé and the BMW Concept Coupé Mille Miglia 2006. The former is the legendary racing car of the late 1930s, while the other is a homage to this legend and the men who devoted their passion and engineering skills to steering this car to victory on the race tracks of Europe. Following its premiere last year before the international media, the BMW Concept Coupé goes on show before the public for the first time at Lake Como. "With the Concept Coupé we are delighted to be able to exhibit one of the most interesting vehicles of our time at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este," said Holger Lapp at the Geneva Show press conference.

    Rolls-Royce presents its Phantom Drophead Coupé
    As in previous years, Rolls-Royce will again be attending the Concorso with a rather special model in tow. An unusual experimental car, the 100EX also stopped by at Villa d'Este during its 2004 world tour. Since then the design and development teams have turned the concept into a production model. In 2007 Rolls-Royce will present the Phantom Drophead Coupé at Villa d'Este in the wake of its European premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. The two-door, four-seater convertible is a less formal rendition of the classic Rolls-Royce design. Technically it combines a lightweight yet extremely rigid aluminium space frame with the slender, elegant body of a drophead coupé.

    Two dream days on Lake Como: Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007
    Over the weekend of 21 - 22 April 2007 the glorious grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will once again be transformed into a unique setting for the most beautiful automobiles of the past and the most flamboyant concept cars of the present. First staged at this same location in 1929, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este today ranks as the world's most tradition-steeped event of its kind.

    After the first part of the event for invited guests on Saturday, the gates of the neighbouring grounds of Villa Erba open on Sunday to all car fans, who will again have the chance to experience these four-wheeled dreams at close hand. Besides the cars already presented on the previous day, there will be numerous other prestigious classics on display in special shows. Admission to Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como costs 10 euros (single), 20 euros (family ticket) or 8 euros (concessions).

    Visitors will find further information at www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.it
     
  5. WORLD PREMIERES AT LAKE COMO: 13 SPECTACULAR CONCEPT CARS AT THE CONCORSO D'ELEGANZA VILLA D'ESTE
    04/11/2007

    Munich. The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is not simply famous because of the participation of unusual classic vehicles. The competition for the latest concept cars and prototypes also turns the weekend at the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este on Lake Como into an outstanding event. In contrast to an exhibition, the 13 vehicles can be seen under natural conditions and they are put through their paces to demonstrate roadworthiness when they drive in the parade. One of this year's highlights is the Maserati GS Zagato which will be celebrating its world premiere at the Concorso.

    The presentation of future-oriented studies and prototypes has a long tradition at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. As early as 1929, automobile manufacturers and coachbuilders were presenting their latest creations to an enthusiastic public. At that time - just as today, the roadworthiness of the concept cars was a condition for participation. The general public attending the event has traditionally determined the winner of the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award. This year saw the presentation of a panoply of famous names and the onlookers were again spoilt for choice when it came to decision time for the outright winner:

    World premiere at Lake Como: Maserati GS Zagato
    Famous coachbuilder Carrozzeria Zagato has a long tradition of putting bodies on Maserati chassis. Following on from the world premiere of the Ferrari 575 GT Z at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in 2006, this year the Maserati GS Zagato will be presented on the public stage for the first time.

    Sports car with attitude: Rinspeed eXaxis
    The unusual high-tech creations of Frank M. Rinderknecht have become a standard feature at the Geneva Motor Show held in March. Design and concept experts Rinspeed of Zumikon celebrated their thirtieth anniversary by unveiling the eXasis in Switzerland, created in cooperation with Bayer Material Science. Particularly innovative features are the transparent body, the seats configured behind each other and the engine powered by bioethanol. Thanks to the lightweight construction, the eXasis only weighs 750 kg, giving a power-to-weight ratio of five kilograms per hp.

    Convertible with wings: Renault Nepta
    The Nepta design study presented at the Paris Motor Show in September 2006 attracted a great deal of attention among the public. In particular, the gullwing doors measuring just under four metres in length were an especially impressive feature of the four-door convertible. The Nepta Concept Study embodies Renault's vision of an elegant, powerful luxury convertible in the future.

    Two-seater with a view: Saab Aero X
    The Saab Aero X Concept Car is a two-seater coupé where the roof and door, including the panorama windscreen, can be lifted up and forward to allow passengers and driver to get in and out. The driver is provided with a 180 degree field of vision because there are no B-pillars to obstruct the view. The front is designed in typical Saab style. The car is powered by a 2.8 litre bioethanol engine with twin turbocharger generating 400 hp.

    Big cat with style: Jaguar C-XF
    The Jaguar C-XF showed exactly what the new Jaguar models should look like when it was premiered at this year's Detroit Motor Show. The distinctive lines of the C-XF are intended to turn the Jaguar into a genuine British big cat.

    Roadster based on the Panda: Bertone Barchetta
    Nuncio Bertone created a Barchetta in 1947 based on the Fiat 500 and he successfully competed in a number of races. In commemoration of this former creation and to celebrate the company's 95th anniversary, Bertone presented the Bertone Roadster based on a Fiat Panda 100 HP at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The metal panels were also hand-crafted for the Bertone Roadster Concept in the best tradition of bodywork construction.

    Hydrogen car with joystick: Giugiaro VAD.HO, 2007
    The VAD.HO, presented by Giugiaro at the Geneva Motor Show, is in many ways a very unusual concept car. Access for the two passengers who sit behind each other is provided through the gullwing doors opening at the side. The car with carbon panelling is powered by a 260 hp hydrogen engine along the same lines as the BMW Hydrogen 7 presented recently.

    Concept with star: Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive
    Daimler-Chrysler presented the Ocean Drive at the Detroit Motor Show 2007 at the beginning of the year with the intention of reinvigorating the tradition of the four-door Mercedes-Benz convertible. The study has an impressive profile with the striking radiator, LED headlights and taillights, and two-tone paintwork. The concept car is based on the Mercedes 600 S.

    Sports car with four-wheel drive: Opel GTC
    Opel sprang a surprise with the sporty, elegant coupé at the Geneva Motor Show 2007. The four-wheel drive model created a particularly striking visual impression with the vertical air inlets and LED technology. Opel intends to use the GTC to reunite the traditional idea of the coupé with the future language of design.

    Coupé with two hearts: Toyota FT-HS
    Toyota presented its vision of a future sports car with full hybrid system in the rear-engined FT-HS coupé. Toyota's designers have succeeded in melding the sharp edges and soft overhangs to create a masterpiece in white. The coupé turns into a Spider at the touch of a button if you want to drive open to the elements. The study is powered by a combination of 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine and an electric motor.

    Specially tailored to customers' requirements: Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina
    Precisely 400 units of the sensational Supercar Ferrari Enzo were built in Maranello. However, this was not exclusive enough for American film producer and stock-market guru James M. Glickenhaus. The Ferrari collector commissioned Carrozzeria Pininfarina in Turin to build a unique special body based on a standard Enzo. The Special Projects Team from Pininfarina under the management of Paolo Garella carried out this expensive project costing 4 million dollars in a construction period lasting just over a year. The shape of the body resembles the legendary Daytona winner Ferrari 330 P4 from 1967.

    Saloon with atmosphere: Ford Iosis, 2005
    At the international Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in 2005, Ford presented the new language of design for future Ford models in the Ford Iosis concept study. An electric motor opens two gullwing doors with opposing hinges to afford access to the interior. The outside of the vehicle is defined by strong wheel arches, a dynamic side line and a striking front profile. The interior is defined by the unusual atmosphere created by innovative materials, such as neoprene, and fluid light.

    Luxury product with glass roof: Nissan Infiniti
    Nissan's premium brand Infiniti unveiled the coupé concept design study at the Detroit Motor Show 2006. It has a glass roof covering the entire body. The outer skin creates the effect of polished aluminium and the distinctively shaped LED headlights and taillights give the study a very technical appearance.

    Outside the classification: BMW Mille Miglia Concept Coupé
    Outside the competition, the brands BMW and Rolls-Royce each presented an example of their design and technical expertise.
    After a flying visit to the Mille Miglia last year, the BMW Concept Coupé was presented in the public arena for the first time. The automobile pays homage to the racing legend BMW 328 Mille Miglia. BMW dominated the 1940 Mille Miglia with this car and came out overall winner.

    Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
    As in previous years, Rolls-Royce will also take part in the Concorso with a special vehicle. In 2007, the brand is presenting the Phantom Drophead Coupé at the Villa d´Este. The two-door, four-seater convertible is a less formal interpretation of the classic Rolls-Royce design. From a technical perspective, this automobile combines a lightweight, incredibly stiff aluminium spaceframe with the lean and elegant body of a drophead coupé.

    Two dream days at Lake Como: the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
    On the weekend of 21 - 22 April 2007, the spectacular grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will again form the unique backdrop for the most beautiful automobiles from yesteryear and the most extravagant concept cars of the present. This event was launched at the same venue in 1929 and the Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este is today regarded as the event with the longest tradition in the world of the classic car.
    After the launch of the event for invited guests on Saturday, the Concorso again offers all automobile enthusiasts the opportunity to experience these dream cars in the neighbouring park of the Villa Erba. In addition to the automobiles shown on the previous day, numerous other supreme classics will be presented in a special show. Entry to the Villa Erba, located in Cernobbio on Lake Como, is 10 euros (single) or 20 euros (families) and 8 euros for concessions.
     
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  7. ROLLS-ROYCE CONVERTIBLE DEBUTS AT VILLA D´ESTE

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil the new Phantom Drophead Coupé for the first time in Italy.

    On the weekend of 21 - 22 April 2007, the spectacular grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will again form the unique backdrop for the most beautiful automobiles from yesteryear and exceptional cars of the present at the annual Concorzo d’Eleganza.

    In 2004 the experimental Rolls-Royce 100EX, the forerunner of the Drophead Coupé, was shown at the same event. Based on customer reaction to this car during the worldwide tour which followed, it was decided to launch a production model.

    The two-door, four-seater convertible is a less formal interpretation of the classic Rolls-Royce design. From a technical perspective, this car combines a ightweight, extremely stiff aluminium spaceframe with the lean and elegant body of a drophead coupé. Hand built to specific customer requirements from the finest materials, it includes a number of unique details. The rear deck is made from teak, using the same structure as that used in the yacht-building world, and the bonnet and windscreen surround are available in brushed stainless steel to give a contrasting, two-tone look.

    At this year’s Concorzo, Rolls-Royce will also be marking the 100 year anniversary of the launch of the Silver Ghost – the car which was responsible for building the company’s early reputation for power, refinement, reliability and virtually silent running.

    The name was first used in 1907 when Rolls-Royce silver plated the fittings of a ‘40/50’ Rolls-Royce and painted the coachwork silver. The name was later adopted for all the 40/50hp cars manufactured between 1907 and 1925.
     
  8. Entry List Ferraris at the Concorso d�Eleganza Villa d�Este 2007:

    Jon Shirley Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale Scaglietti 0402 AM

    Jonas Liden Ferrari 250 Europa

    Peter S. Kalikow Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 2561 GT

    Umberto Camellini Ferrari 340 MM Spyder Vignale 0280 AM

    Emilio Gnutti Ferrari 375 MM Spyder Pinin Farina 0360 AM

    Michael Kaufmann Ferrari 121 LM

    Norberto Ferretti Ferrari 860 Monza 0604 M

    Andrew Pisker Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF 0683 GT

    James Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina 135441
     
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  11. CONCORSO D'ELEGANZA VILLA D'ESTE 2007 - QUINTESSENTIAL AUTOMOBILE DESIGN PAST AND FUTURE
    04/23/2007

    World premieres and award-winning classics

    Munich/Cernobbio: Lake Como once again looks back on two glorious days under the banner of extraordinary automotive design. At the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este held from 20 to 22 April, 53 classic cars spanning the period from 1919 to 1971 lined up in eight competition classes before the critical gaze of the jury as well as the public. Lorenzo Ramaciotti, President of the Jury, lauded this unique gathering of automotive works of art against the backdrop of the world-famous Grand Hotel Villa d'Este. It was the ninth staging of the Concorso under the patronage of the BMW Group.

    The future of automotive design could be glimpsed in the competition for contemporary concept cars, with a line-up of 13 cutting-edge designs providing a taster of tomorrow's cars. Following on from last year there was a world premiere among the contestants again: Carrozzeria Zagato took the wraps off the Maserati GS Zagato before the public for the first time. The BMW Group, meanwhile, presented (hors concours) the public debut of the Concept Coupé Mille Miglia 2006. Following its appearance on Lake Como, this homage to the winning car of 1940 - the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupé - will not be seen again until it goes on display in the BMW Museum next year.

    The extent of public interest was reflected in the crowds that thronged the grounds of Villa Erba on Sunday. On this extensive site next to Lake Como, auto enthusiasts were able to survey the line-up of classic four-wheelers and concept cars as well as viewing the special exhibitions "90 Years of the BMW Brand" and "Automobile design by Giovanni Michelotti".

    The Trofeo BMW Group went to the Mercedes-Benz SSK from the year 1930. This SSK was produced in England by coachbuilder Willi White based on designs by Count Felice Trossi. It is one of very few Mercedes-Benz SSK models to feature special bodywork. The man who commissioned the design and the colour of the car earned it the nickname of "Black Prince". This model is part of the Ralph Lauren Collection.

    The Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este public award, the main prize decided by visitors, went to the Bugatti 57C Cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck of 1939. The car's chassis was one of the last to be delivered to German Bugatti importer Noll of Düsseldorf before the outbreak of the Second World War. Voll & Ruhrbeck were commissioned with constructing a special body for the chassis. The Bugatti was subsequently owned by Norwegian Olympic ice-skating champion Sonja Heine. Following a complete restoration, the Bugatti was making its first European appearance in its original version. James A. Patterson is the current owner.

    The Trofeo BMW Italia (Public Referendum at Villa Erba) was awarded to the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Flying Star from the year 1931. Carrozzeria Touring of Milan built a special body for the Alfa Romeo which has gone down in motoring history as the "Flying Star". It was with this model that Mrs Josette Pozzo won the Coppa d'Oro di Villa d'Este in the 1931 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. 76 years on, the Alfa Romeo Flying Star has not only returned to the historic site of its major triumph but has also claimed a further prize as the winner of the Trofeo BMW Italia. The car hails from the collection of Arturo Keller.

    The Trofeo FIVA for the best-kept car went to the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Spider Zagato of 1929 owned by Henri Chambon. With its lightweight body, this model seemed tailor-made for racing and went on to win the 1929 Mille Miglia. The prize for the furthest journey, presented by the Automobile Club Como, went to the BMW 335 Cabriolet Autenrieth. Per Viberg set out in his four-door cabriolet from the north of Norway in a blizzard and drove it all the way down to sunny Como. The Trofeo Rolls-Royce for the most elegant coachwork on a Rolls-Royce was awarded to the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 2 door Hooper of Stefan Schörghuber dating back to 1932. Just three examples of this two-seater were built on the chassis of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental.

    Very much in keeping with the tradition of the competition, the last six years have featured a design prize for the best contemporary concept cars. The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Design Award went to the Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina. Precisely 400 units of the sensational Ferrari Enzo supercar were built in Maranello. But for US film producer and stockmarket guru James M. Glickenhaus, this was not exclusive enough. The Ferrari collector commissioned Carrozzeria Pininfarina of Turin with the construction of a special body based on a standard Enzo. The shape of the P4/5 body recalls the legendary Daytona-winning Ferrari 330 P4 of 1967.
     
  12. Press release 23.4.2007
    Official and final Statement from the Jury

    After a two days of Public and Jury examination on the beautiful
    and sunny shores of Como Lake, after Public vote,
    in Villa d’Este and in Villa Erba and Jury vote,
    the final results of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este are as following:

    Trofeo BMW Group
    Best of Show by the Jury
    N° 26 Mercedes-Benz SSK 2-seater Willi White, 1930
    Entrant: Ralph Lauren (USA)

    Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este
    By public Referendum at Villa d’Este
    N° 48 Bugatti 57 C Cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck, 1939
    Entrant: James A. Patterson (I)

    Trofeo BMW Italia
    By public Referendum at Villa Erba
    N° 10 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Flying Star Touring, 1931
    Entrant: Arturo Keller (MEX)

    Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars &
    Prototypes
    By public Referendum at Villa Erba
    N° C26 Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina, 2006
    Entrant: James M. Glickenhaus (USA)
     
  13. Class Winner Prizes

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the A Class “The Sport and the Style – Greyhounds of the road” winner by the Jury
    N° 10 Alfa Romeo 1750 6C GS Flying Star Touring, 1931
    Entrant: Arturo Keller (MEX)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the B Class “Comfortable Elegance – Closed Bodies in the 20s and 30s” winner by the Jury
    N° 22 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Berlinetta Superleggera Touring, 1939
    Entrant: Francesco Bonfanti (I)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the C Class “The Power and the Beauty – Great European cars of the 30s” winner by the Jury
    N° 26 Mercedes-Benz SSK 2 -seater Willi White, 1930
    Entrant: Ralph Lauren (USA)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the D Class “Sparks before the storm – Open cars from the end of the 30s” winner by the Jury
    N° 48 Bugatti 57 C Cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck, 1939
    Entrant: James A. Patterson (USA)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the E Class “Little Great cars - Exclusivity under two litres” winner by the Jury
    N° 58 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupé Zagato, 1956
    Entrant: Bruce Male (USA)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the F Class “Italian style – Designs by the great “Carrozzieri” winner by the Jury
    N° 72 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupé Ghia, 1954
    Entrant: David Sydorick (USA)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the G Class “A world of Prestige – Outstanding automobiles from different countries” winner by the Jury
    N° 92 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupé Zagato, 1961
    Entrant: Peter Read (USA)

    Targa d’Argento to the Class Winner
    To the H Class “Birth of a legend – Racing Ferraris of the 50s” winner by the Jury
    N° 100 Ferrari 375 MM Spider Pinin Farina, 1953
    Entrant: Emilio Gnutti (I)
     
  14. Special Prizes by the Jury

    Trofeo Albrecht Graf Goertz
    Special Prize of the Jury
    N° 98 Ferrari 340 MM Spider Vignale 1953
    Entrant: Umberto Camellini (I)

    Trofeo FIVA
    To the best preserved car by the Jury
    N° 08 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Spider Zagato 1929
    Entrant: Henri Chambon (F)

    Trofeo BMW Group Mobile Tradition
    To the most sensitive restoration by the Jury
    N° 42 Rolls-Royce Phantom III 4-door convertible H.J.Mulliner 1938
    Entrant: J.W. Millegan (USA)

    Trofeo Scaglietti
    To the most elegant Ferrari body by the Jury
    N° 106 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France Berlinetta Scaglietti 1957
    Entrant: Andrew Pisker (GB)

    Trofeo Rolls-Royce
    To the most elegant Rolls-Royce by the Jury
    N° 28 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 2-door Hooper 1932
    Entrant: Stefan Schörghuber (D)

    Trofeo Auto & Design
    To the most exciting design by the Jury
    N° 70 Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Scaglietti 1954
    Entrant: Jon Shirley (USA)

    Trofeo Automobile Club di Como
    To the Car driven from farthest away
    N° 50 BMW 335 Cabriolet Autenrieth 1940
    Entrant: Per Viberg (N)
     
  15. Mention of Honour by the Jury

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the A Class “The Sport and the Style – Greyhounds of the road” by the Jury
    N° 02 Hispano-Suiza H6 Tourer Duvivier, 1919
    Entrant: Jorge Fernandez (AUS)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the B Class “Comfortable Elegance – Closed Bodies in the 20s and 30s” by the Jury
    N° 20 Bentley 4 ¼ Litre Fix Head Sedanca Coupé Hooper, 1939
    Entrant: Nicholas Harley (F)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the C Class “The Power and the Beauty – Great European cars of the 30s” by the Jury
    N° 30 Tatra 80 Sport Cabriolet Zavody Tatra, 1932
    Entrant: Frans van Haren (NL)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the D Class “Sparks before the storm – Open cars from the end of the 30s” by the Jury
    N° 40 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet, 1937
    Entrant: José Vilanova Permanyer (E)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the E Class “Little Great cars- Exclusivity under two litres” by the Jury
    N° 66 Toyota 2000 GT Coupé, 1968
    Entrant: Evert Louwman (NL)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the F Class “Italian style – Designs by the great “Carrozzieri” by the Jury
    N° 70 Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Scaglietti, 1954
    Entrant: Jon Shirley (USA)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the G Class “A world of Prestige – Outstanding automobiles from different countries” by the Jury
    N° 90 Bentley S1 Continental 2-door Coupé H.J. Mulliner, 1958
    Entrant: Fred F. Kriz (MC)

    Targa d’Argento Mention of Honour
    In the H Class “The Birth of a legend – Racing Ferraris of the 50s” by the Jury
    N° 104 Ferrari 860 Monza Spider Scaglietti, 1956
    Entrant: Norberto Ferretti (I)
     
  16. OH #$%#ING SK333t ON VILLA D'ESTE
     
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    One of the most breathtaking cars on display at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza last weekend was also one of the newest. Specifically flown over from New York by its owner, James Glickenhaus, the stunning Ferrari P4/5 scooped up the public vote for the most beautiful modern car design on display.

    The project was initiated by Pininfarina to create a stunning, one-off hypercar based on the Ferrari Enzo. The idea was to literally stun the car world, to prove once again that Pininfarina were masters at designing the ultimate Ferrari. James Glickenhaus, a Wall Street investor, was Pininfarina’s ultimate client for their ultimate hypercar. Glickenhaus is an avid collector and enthusiast of legendary racing cars, with a personal collection which includes a former Donohue Lola T70, a former McLaren / Donohue Ford Mk IV (three times Le Mans winner), as well as three Ferrari racers – a 1967 330 P3/4, a 412P, and a Tipo 166, which is the oldest Ferrari in existence. What is impressive about this collection is that Glickenhaus often drives the cars on the open road.

    Glickenhaus and the Pininfarina design team met for the first time concerning the special Enzo project in March 2005. Out of all the Ferraris in his garage, Glickenhaus has a particular soft spot for the P3/4, and the initial sketches by Pininfarina’s Jason Castriota, who is responsible for the firm’s Special Projects division, drew heavily on this legendary racer. Gradually, however, the designs started to move away from being a retro creation to a more original volume which not only retained the glory of the old car, but also presented a highly avant-garde and individual style. The similarities between the two resulted in the car receiving the P4/5 code.

    After the green light was given by Glickenhaus in June 2005, the last unsold Ferrari Enzo was uncovered for the project, which was tracked down in a Beverly Hills dealership, still covered in its original factory protective shrink-wrap. The Enzo was then freighted back to Italy, where in Pininfarina’s Turin workshops it was stripped of its carbon-fibre bodywork. From that point forward, Pininfarina spent one year developing the design into a fully street legal one-off. The car was engineered to US DOT/EPA standards, and the new components were crash tested virtually by computer for crumple and rollover ability. Facets of the project included scanning Jim Glickenhaus into Pininfarina’s computers, so that the cockpit could be specifically designed around his dimensions and requirements. The passenger cockpit area was themed around a rally co-driver’s working area, with a computer incorporating satellite navigation, timing GPS, MP3, etc. To accommodate the new body design, multiple changes had to be made to the Enzo on which the car was based. Changes included redesigning the cooling system (due to the P4/5’s lower sweeping nosecone section), a modified wiring harness, and a new type of windscreen and cockpit door glass.

    The bold alloy wheels were also bespoke for the project, shod with 9.5J x 20” with 265/30 “run flat” tyres at the front, and 13J x 20” with 335/30 “run flat” tyres at the rear. Pininfarina worked tirelessly to improve and adapt many areas of the Enzo, including new door seals and a new design of lifting door hinge.

    Development was kept highly secret, with Ferrari only being made aware of the project six months into its initiation. In January 2006 the Ferrari executives were invited to view the prototype, which literally stunned them. As talks continued, Ferrari agreed to badge the P4/5 officially as a Ferrari. The P4/5 made its debut at the prestigious 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, and was also displayed on the Pininfarina stand at the 2006 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile in September last year.

    The presence of the P4/5 at Villa d’Este was surely felt, with a standing ovation from the public crowd when it pulled up in front of the jury at Villa Erba. “It is wonderful to have this car back in Italy, for people to see the car in the open here for the first time. In fact it has never been presented in Italy before to the public. We did the test the car on the open road around Turin when it was still finished in primer grey, and a number of people managed to take photos of the car on their mobile phones, but strangely these never showed up on the internet or in magazines,” says Jason Castriota.

    Italiaspeed were invited by Pininfarina after the judging back to the hotel at Villa d’Este to make an exclusive photo shoot of the car on the road and in front of the lakefront. Fuelling the car up at the local Shell petrol station aroused a lot of local interest. Locals suddenly appeared from almost nowhere asking questions and taking pictures. The local Carabinieri also showed particular interest in the car, which only has the subtle New York registration plate “612 P4/5” on the back. Owner James Glickenhaus comments, “I have driven the car over 2000 miles already on public roads back in the States. The public response in New York is quite astounding.”

    After the Concorso, the car was scheduled to return to the Ferrari factory before taking part in the XIX Giro di Sicilia - Targa Florio, the legendary road rally around Sicily in June. “I’m really looking forward to this event. The car needs some stone chips,” says Glickenhaus in his inimitable laid back manner. “A car like this needs to be touched up every year or so anyway.”

    By James Granger (Italiaspeed.com)

    Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Photo Gallery: Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (I):
    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/ville_deste/p45/gallery_vde_1/gallery.html

    (II):
    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/ville_deste/p45/gallery_vde_2/gallery.html
     
  21. #21 ajzahn, Apr 30, 2007
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    One of the most breathtaking cars on display at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza last weekend was also one of the newest. Specifically flown over from New York by its owner, James Glickenhaus, the stunning Ferrari P4/5 scooped up the public vote for the most beautiful modern car design on display.

    The project was initiated by Pininfarina to create a stunning, one-off hypercar based on the Ferrari Enzo. The idea was to literally stun the car world, to prove once again that Pininfarina were masters at designing the ultimate Ferrari. James Glickenhaus, a Wall Street investor, was Pininfarina’s ultimate client for their ultimate hypercar. Glickenhaus is an avid collector and enthusiast of legendary racing cars, with a personal collection which includes a former Donohue Lola T70, a former McLaren / Donohue Ford Mk IV (three times Le Mans winner), as well as three Ferrari racers – a 1967 330 P3/4, a 412P, and a Tipo 166, which is the oldest Ferrari in existence. What is impressive about this collection is that Glickenhaus often drives the cars on the open road.

    Glickenhaus and the Pininfarina design team met for the first time concerning the special Enzo project in March 2005. Out of all the Ferraris in his garage, Glickenhaus has a particular soft spot for the P3/4, and the initial sketches by Pininfarina’s Jason Castriota, who is responsible for the firm’s Special Projects division, drew heavily on this legendary racer. Gradually, however, the designs started to move away from being a retro creation to a more original volume which not only retained the glory of the old car, but also presented a highly avant-garde and individual style. The similarities between the two resulted in the car receiving the P4/5 code.

    After the green light was given by Glickenhaus in June 2005, the last unsold Ferrari Enzo was uncovered for the project, which was tracked down in a Beverly Hills dealership, still covered in its original factory protective shrink-wrap. The Enzo was then freighted back to Italy, where in Pininfarina’s Turin workshops it was stripped of its carbon-fibre bodywork. From that point forward, Pininfarina spent one year developing the design into a fully street legal one-off. The car was engineered to US DOT/EPA standards, and the new components were crash tested virtually by computer for crumple and rollover ability. Facets of the project included scanning Jim Glickenhaus into Pininfarina’s computers, so that the cockpit could be specifically designed around his dimensions and requirements. The passenger cockpit area was themed around a rally co-driver’s working area, with a computer incorporating satellite navigation, timing GPS, MP3, etc. To accommodate the new body design, multiple changes had to be made to the Enzo on which the car was based. Changes included redesigning the cooling system (due to the P4/5’s lower sweeping nosecone section), a modified wiring harness, and a new type of windscreen and cockpit door glass.

    The bold alloy wheels were also bespoke for the project, shod with 9.5J x 20” with 265/30 “run flat” tyres at the front, and 13J x 20” with 335/30 “run flat” tyres at the rear. Pininfarina worked tirelessly to improve and adapt many areas of the Enzo, including new door seals and a new design of lifting door hinge.

    Development was kept highly secret, with Ferrari only being made aware of the project six months into its initiation. In January 2006 the Ferrari executives were invited to view the prototype, which literally stunned them. As talks continued, Ferrari agreed to badge the P4/5 officially as a Ferrari. The P4/5 made its debut at the prestigious 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, and was also displayed on the Pininfarina stand at the 2006 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile in September last year.

    The presence of the P4/5 at Villa d’Este was surely felt, with a standing ovation from the public crowd when it pulled up in front of the jury at Villa Erba. “It is wonderful to have this car back in Italy, for people to see the car in the open here for the first time. In fact it has never been presented in Italy before to the public. We did the test the car on the open road around Turin when it was still finished in primer grey, and a number of people managed to take photos of the car on their mobile phones, but strangely these never showed up on the internet or in magazines,” says Jason Castriota.

    Italiaspeed were invited by Pininfarina after the judging back to the hotel at Villa d’Este to make an exclusive photo shoot of the car on the road and in front of the lakefront. Fuelling the car up at the local Shell petrol station aroused a lot of local interest. Locals suddenly appeared from almost nowhere asking questions and taking pictures. The local Carabinieri also showed particular interest in the car, which only has the subtle New York registration plate “612 P4/5” on the back. Owner James Glickenhaus comments, “I have driven the car over 2000 miles already on public roads back in the States. The public response in New York is quite astounding.”

    After the Concorso, the car was scheduled to return to the Ferrari factory before taking part in the XIX Giro di Sicilia - Targa Florio, the legendary road rally around Sicily in June. “I’m really looking forward to this event. The car needs some stone chips,” says Glickenhaus in his inimitable laid back manner. “A car like this needs to be touched up every year or so anyway.”

    By James Granger (Italiapseed.com)

    Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Photo Gallery: Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (I):
    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/ville_deste/p45/gallery_vde_1/gallery.html

    (II):
    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/ville_deste/p45/gallery_vde_2/gallery.html
     
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