2018 “Best of the Best” Concours Finalists Announced
Eight stunning “Best of Show” winners from top concours around the world have been revealed as nominees for the coveted “The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.” The cars in contention for the 2018 award will now be carefully reviewed by 26 respected judges, all of whom are leaders in their fields of expertise.
The award, now in its fourth year, brings together the finest classic cars in the world to compete for the title of most exceptional car. “My fellow co-founders and I created this award because of our shared passion for motorcars; a passion which I believe lives in many of us from a young age,” said The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. “This shared interest is what makes the award so special – it has the ability not only to unite friends through common interests, but also remind us of that first spark of excitement at the wonder of motorcars.”
The nominated vehicles are as follows:
• 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible by Murphy, Updated by Bohman: Amelia Island
• 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Zagato: Cavallino Classic
• 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spider by Scaglietti: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
• 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S ‘Boat Tail’ Roadster by Barker: Concours of Elegance Hampton
• 1972 Monteverdi 375L High Speed by Fissore: Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours
• 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C Spider by Pinin Farina: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
• 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster by Jean Bugatti: Salon Privé
The big reveal will once again take place at The Peninsula Paris, on February 7, 2019. Last year’s winning Bugatti emerged from behind the doors of a 10 x 6-foot purpose-built box, illuminated by flashing halogen lights. Those lucky enough to attend this year’s announcement will once again be treated to a climatic reveal and in-person viewing.