1936 Lancia Astura Named Best of Show at 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance


 

 

1936 Lancia Astura Named Best of Show at

66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Charitable Donations Top $1.75 Million

 

Contact: Lexi Maciel or Kandace Hawkinson

(831) 622-1700; khawkinson@pebblebeachconcours.net

 

​​PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2016) — The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance concluded with first-time entrant Richard Mattei lifting the top prize high overhead soon after his 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet was named Best of Show at the prestigious competition.

 

When the award was announced, it took Mattei a moment to grasp the accomplishment: “I was just happy to be an entrant at Pebble Beach—and now to get an award, and not just one, but three!” His Lancia won its class before competing for Best of Show, and it was also named the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible.

 

The cabriolet was once owned by guitarist Eric Clapton, who declared it to be “the most fun I’ve had off stage and out of bed.” Pininfarina later purchased the car for its collection and it remained there for decades. 

 

“This Lancia is a true combination of speed and style,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Pinin Farina took a fantastic car and added many spectacular attributes, including a power top, curved side glass windows and the unusual basket-woven trim. This car is sport and luxury embodied.”

 

Mattei purchased the Lancia in 2009 and spent about six years restoring it. Asked what he found most compelling about the car, Mattei referenced the car’s mechanical sophistication and its ability to exhibit two different personalities: an aggressive stance with the top up and a more relaxed and elegant style with the top down.

 

The Pebble Beach Concours competition drew 228 cars from 16 countries and 30 states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.75 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the primary charitable partner of the Concours, these charitable funds will benefit over 80 local charities.

 

There were many strong contenders for Best of Show this year. Final nominees included a 1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet owned by the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection and shown by Anne Brockinton Lee of Sparks, Nevada; and a 1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey.

 

The 67th Pebble Beach Concours takes place on Sunday, August 20, 2017, and features will include Isotta Fraschini, Lincoln Centennial, and American Dream Cars of the 1960s. The 68th Pebble Beach Concours will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018, and will include a special class for Significant Cars of India.

 

For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.

 

Complete List of 2016 Winners

 

BEST OF SHOW

 

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet

Richard Mattei, Paradise Valley, Arizona

 

Best of Show Nominees

 

1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet

Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection / Anne Brockinton Lee, Sparks, Nevada

 

1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria

Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

 

MOST ELEGANT AWARDS

 

J. B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo

Corrado Lopresto, Milan, Italy

 

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet

Richard Mattei, Paradise Valley, Arizona

 

Most Elegant Open Car

1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster

Ted Reimel, Wayne, Pennsylvania

 

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car

1953 Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder

William E. “Chip” Connor, Hong Kong

 
SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Alec Ulmann Trophy

1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Cabriolet

Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

 

Ansel Adams Award

1913 ALCO Model Six Berline Limousine

Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Cleveland, Ohio

 

ArtCenter College of Design Award

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Berlinetta

Imtiaz Mohammad Shaikh and Kenneth Sterne, Fletcher, North Carolina

 

Briggs Cunningham Trophy

1961 Jaguar Lightweight E-type Roadster

Gregor Fisken, London, England

 

Chairman’s Trophy

1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Splendid Landaulet

Ing. Alexander Schaufler, Vienna, Austria

 

Charles A. Chayne Trophy

1931 Harry Miller Special

Dana & Patti Mecum, Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

 

Classic Car Club of America Trophy

1938 Packard 1605 Super Eight Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Sedan

The Marano Collection, Westfield, New Jersey

 

Elegance in Motion Trophy

1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria

Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

 

Enzo Ferrari Trophy

1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder

Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio

 

FIVA Postwar Trophy

1969 Lamborghini Miura S Bertone Coupé

The Meier Family, Woodland Hills, California

 

FIVA Prewar Trophy

1902 Thomas Model 17 Detachable Rear Entry Tonneau

Kirk Bewley and Stewart Laidlaw, Sacramento, California

 

The French Cup

1939 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet

Frédéric Leroux, Hem, France

 

Gran Turismo Trophy

1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder

Lawrence Stroll, New York, New York

 

Lincoln Trophy

1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Roadster

Stephen Brauer, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Lorin Tryon Trophy

John Clinard

 

Lucius Beebe Trophy

1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Brewster Convertible Sedan

Zongmin Huang & Xiaoling Sun, Chengdu, China

 

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet

Evergreen Historic Automobiles, Lebanon, Missouri

 

Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy

1934 Bentley 3½ Litre Park Ward Drophead Coupé

Mr. & Mrs. H. Robet, France

 

The Phil Hill Cup

1959 Maserati Tipo 60/61 Allegretti Birdcage

Andreas Mohringer, Salzburg, Austria

 

Revs Program at Stanford Award

1901 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 Race Car

Rob Kauffman, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Tony Hulman Trophy

1935 Rigling & Stevens Pirrung Special

Gary & Karen Schroeder, Burbank, California

 

The Vitesse ~ Elegance Trophy

1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamico Castagna Coupé

Ton & Maya Meijer, Wassenaar, The Netherlands

 
CLASS WINNERS

 

Class A-1: Antique Open

 

 1st:                  1911 Mercedes 70 HP Vanvooren Seven Passenger Touring, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California

 

 2nd:                  1912 Peugeot Bébé BP1 Columbia Lamp Works Roadster, George F. Wingard, Eugene, Oregon

 

 3rd:                  1911 Benz 50 HP Tourer, Gerhard Schnuerer, Huntington Beach, California

 

Class A-2: Antique Closed

 

 1st:                  1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe, Patrick D. & Kathryn A. Craig, Stockton, California

 

 2nd:                  1911 Oldsmobile Limited Series 27 Clark Carriage Limousine, The Nethercutt Collection – Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California

 

 3rd:                  1912 Delaunay-Belleville La Carrosserie Industrielle Omnibus, Merle & Peter Mullin, Los Angeles, California

 

Class C-1: American Classic Open

 

 1st:                  1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

 

 2nd:                  1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster, Ted Reimel, Wayne, Pennsylvania

 

 3rd:                  1936 Pierce-Arrow 1602 Country Club Roadster, Samuel Lehrman, Palm Beach, Florida

 

Class C-2: American Classic Closed

 

 1st:                  1937 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Seven Passenger Imperial Cabriolet, Skip & Susan Tetz, Goshen, New York

 

 2nd:                  1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan, Congressman John & Catherine Campbell, Irvine, California

 

 3rd:                   1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Imperial Limousine, Dave & Kathy Gano, Salem, Ohio

 

Class D: Packard

 

 1st:                  1938 Packard 1607 Twelve Convertible Coupe, Jack Boyd Smith Jr., Elkhart, Indiana

 

 2nd:                  1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Convertible Sedan, Kevin R. Doring, D.D.S., Harwood, Maryland

 

 3rd:                  1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight Roadster, Craig A. Kappel, Chatham, Massachusetts

 

Class E-1: Chapron Coachwork

 

 1st:                  1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Cabriolet, Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

 

 2nd:                  1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Splendid Landaulet, Ing. Alexander Schaufler, Vienna, Austria

 

 3rd:                  1939 Delage D8-120 Chapron Cabriolet, Merle & Peter Mullin, Los Angeles, California

 

Class E-2: Chapron Delahayes

 

 1st:                  1937 Delahaye 135 Chapron Coupé des Alpes, Jon Shirley and Kim Richter, Medina, Washington

 

 2nd:                  1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupé, Merle & Peter Mullin / Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation, Oxnard, California

 

 3rd:                  1947 Delahaye 175 S Chapron Le Dandy Cabriolet, Linda & Paul Gould, Pawling, New York

 

Class G: Duesenberg

 

 1st:                  1937 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Coupe, Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

 2nd:                  1934 Duesenberg J Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan, Linda & Paul Gould, Pawling, New York

 

 3rd:                  1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

 

Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

 

 1st:                  1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Brunn & Company Phaeton, Mark & Carolynne Corigliano, Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey

 

 2nd:                  1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Brewster Convertible Sedan, Zongmin Huang & Xiaoling Sun, Chengdu, China

 

 3rd:                  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Portholme Torpedo, Jonathan Feiber & Heather Buhr, Atherton, California

 

Class H-2: Rolls-Royce Phantoms

 

 1st:                  1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Gurney Nutting 3 Position Drophead, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong

 

 2nd:                  1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Barker Sedanca de Ville, Mark & Barb Johnson, Rice Lake, Wisconsin

 

 3rd:                  1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Hibbard & Darrin Town Car, Laurence Marc Gelman, Farmington, Michigan

 

Class J-1: European Classic Early

 

 1st:                  1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet, Richard Mattei, Paradise Valley, Arizona

 

 2nd:                  1934 Bentley 3½ Litre Park Ward Drophead Coupé, Mr. & Mrs. H. Robet, France

 

 3rd:                  1935 Voisin C 25 Cimier, Steve & Marilee Hamilton, Carson City, Nevada

 

Class J-2: European Classic Late

 

 1st:                  1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupé, Rare Wheels Collection, Windermere, Florida

 

 2nd:                  1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Berlinetta, Imtiaz Mohammad Shaikh and Kenneth Sterne, Fletcher, North Carolina

 

 3rd:                  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet, Evergreen Historic Automobiles, Lebanon, Missouri

 

Class K-1: Delahaye Prewar

 

 1st:                  1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection/ Anne Brockinton Lee, Sparks, Nevada

 

 2nd:                  1937 Delahaye 135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, Merle & Peter Mullin, Los Angeles, California

 

 3rd:                  1939 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, Frédéric Leroux, Hem, France

 

Class K-2: Delahaye Postwar

 

 1st:                  1948 Delahaye 135 M Faget-Varnet Cabriolet, Teresa & David Disiere, Southlake, Texas

 

 2nd:                  1948 Delahaye 135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, Ed & Carroll Windfelder, Baltimore, Maryland

 

 3rd:                  1949 Delahaye 135 MS Letourneur et Marchand Coupé, Robert Gregory, Hilton Head, South Carolina

 

Class L-1: Prewar Preservation

 

 1st:                  1902 Thomas Model 17 Detachable Rear Entry Tonneau, Kirk Bewley and Stewart Laidlaw, Sacramento, California

 

 2nd:                  1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Stelvio, LBI Limited, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 3rd:                  1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca Permanent, Charles S. Crail and The Atwell Family, Santa Barbara, California

 

Class L-2: Postwar Preservation

 

 1st:                  1967 Shelby Cobra Convertible, Evan Metropoulos, Beverly Hills, California

 

 2nd:                  1961 Jaguar Lightweight E-type Roadster, Gregor Fisken, London, England

 

 3rd:                  1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Pininfarina Coupe, David & Melissa Mohlman, Corona del Mar, California

 

Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

 

 1st:                  1957 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Spyder California Prototype, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bishop, Palm Beach, Florida

 

 2nd:                  1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Coupe Aerodinamico, Donnie Crevier, Laguna Beach, California

 

 3rd:                  1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy Scaglietti Berlinetta, Gwen & Tom Price, Belvedere, California

 

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

 

 1st:                  1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder, Lawrence Stroll, New York, New York

 

 2nd:                  1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione, Jean-Pierre Slavic, Geneva, Switzerland

 

 3rd:                  1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta, Belmont Historic Racing Cars, Principality of Monaco

 

Class N-1: BMW Centennial Prewar

 

 1st:                  1937 BMW 328 Roadster, Lothar Schuettler, Darnestown, Maryland

 

 2nd:                  1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia "Bügelfalte" Roadster, Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, New Jersey

 

 3rd:                  1940 BMW 335 Autenrieth Cabriolet Sedan, David and Vern Goodman, Austin, Texas

 

Class N-2: BMW Centennial Postwar

 

 1st:                  1958 BMW 507 Series II Convertible, Jim Patterson / The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

 

 2nd:                  1974 BMW 3.0 CSL Karman Batmobile Coupe, Peter & Jennifer Gleeson, Mukilteo, Washington

 

 3rd:                  1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Coupe, Byron Sanborn, Issaquah, Washington

 

Class O-1: Postwar Touring

 

 1st:                  1963 Aston Martin DB5 Touring Convertible, William H. & Cheryl K. Swanson, Boston, Massachusetts

 

 2nd:                  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe, Derek Hood, Maldon, England

 

 3rd:                  1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo, Corrado Lopresto, Milan, Italy

 

Class O-2: Postwar Sports Racing

 

 1st:                  1959 Maserati Tipo 60/61 Allegretti Birdcage, Andreas Mohringer, Salzburg, Austria

 

 2nd:                  1949 Porsche 356 SL Coupe, Cameron Healy and Suzy Snow, Portland, Oregon

 

 3rd:                  1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupé, David MacNeil, Hinsdale, Illinois

 

Class O-3: Fiat Custom Coachwork

 

 1st:                  1955 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona del Mar, California

 

 2nd:                  1953 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta, Larry & Jane Solomon, Palo Alto, California

 

 3rd:                  1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta, Jan De Reu, Knokke, Belgium

 

Class R: Bizzarrini

 

 1st:                  1969 American Motors AMX/3 Auto Costruzioni S.D. Coupe, Padma & Jürgen M. Wilms, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

 2nd:                  1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia, Allison & Mark Sassak, Plymouth, Michigan

 

 3rd:                  1966 Bizzarrini P538 Italdesign Manta Concept, Albert Spiess, Pfäffikon, Switzerland

 

 

Class S: Lamborghini Miura 50th Anniversary

 

 1st:                  1969 Lamborghini Miura S Bertone Coupé, The Meier Family, Woodland Hills, California

 

 2nd:                  1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupé, A & A Premier Classics, West Hollywood, California

 

 3rd:                  1971 Lamborghini Miura S Bertone Coupé, Andrew Romanowski, Belleville, Michigan

 

Class V: Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930–1937

 

 1st:                  1935 Rigling & Stevens Pirrung Special, Gary & Karen Schroeder, Burbank, California

 

 2nd:                  1934 Rex Mays Gilmore Special, Dana & Patti Mecum, Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

 

 3rd:                  1935 Ford V-8 Miller Special, Thomas E. & Sharon J. Malloy Foundation, Inc., Corona, California

 

Class W: Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans 50th Anniversary

 

 1st:                  1966 Ford GT40 P/1046 Mk II, Robert Kauffman, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 2nd:                  1965 Ford GT/109 Roadster, Dana & Patti Mecum, Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

 

 3rd:                  1967 Ford GT40 M3/1101 Mk III, Kurt A. Engelhorn

 

Class X: BMW Motorcycles

 

 1st:                  1925 BMW R37 Motorcycle, Robert & Vivienne Talbott, Carmel Valley, California

 

 2nd:                  1923 BMW R32 Motorcycle, Evan Bell / IRV Seaver Motorcycles, Orange, California

 

 3rd:                  1954 BMW Rennsport, Virgil Elings, Solvang, California

 

 

 

 

 

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