Postwar car has taken the top award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the first time in 46 years.

A postwar car has taken the top award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the first time in 46 years. For images of the car as well as other Concours highlights, visit https://concours.digitalmediacenter.com/galleries/90#!folders/357


 


POSTWAR CAR TAKES TOP AWARD AT THE 


PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE 


FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 46 YEARS 


1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe Named "Best of Show"

Contact: Kandace Hawkinson & Di Andra Espinoza


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


 


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) -- Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, was the first postwar car to take the top award at the prestigious event in nearly five decades. It was also the first Ferrari to win.

"This is a road-going Ferrari, and it has had quite the famous life having been designed by Sergio Scaglietti for Roberto Rossellini," said Chairman Sandra Button. "Its design was also trend-setting. So it is fitting that this is our first postwar winner in many years." The last postwar car to be named Best of Show was a 1964 Maserati Mistral Coupé, which topped contenders back in 1968.

When asked about the significance of the win by his postwar car, Shirley said, "I just hope it means that some more will have the chance to do the same thing. There are some wonderful coachbuilt postwar cars, and I think the owners should bring them here and try for the Best. I've won Best of Show before but this was really a special thrill to do it with this car." Shirley, the former president of Microsoft, previously won in 2008 with a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta.

The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance showcased 216 cars and motorcycles, 35 of which came from outside of the United States. It also raised $1,677,445 for charity, bringing total charitable donations from the Concours to more than $19 million over time.

The event marked the centennial of Maserati and included first-time features of Ruxtons, the first American passenger cars with front-wheel drive, and Streamlined Tatras, technological wonders built in Czechoslovakia. A jaw-dropping display of 20 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas was placed at one end of the show field, and cars exhibiting the curvaceous coachwork of Fernandez et Darrin posed at the edge of Carmel Bay. There were also special classes for Postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles, and a display honoring cars that participated in the 1914 French Grand Prix.

The judging process at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is two-fold: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. To be eligible to win Best of Show--the event's top award--a car must first win its class.

Shirley acquired his winning Ferrari back in 1995, and after a full restoration, he first showed the car at the Pebble Beach Concours in 1998. It won its class on that occasion, but did not go further. After being used on numerous tours and rallies, the car was recently restored once more, with a focus on originality, incorporating new research. For example, leather seats were returned to their original vinyl. The final result on Sunday was dramatically different, with the car garnering Best of Show.

"The styling is very special, but I love the engine, I love to drive the car," said Shirley. "It's a very powerful car. It's a racecar underneath; it's four and one-half liters. And it's a great deal of fun."

Other nominees for Best of Show included a 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé de Ville owned by Robert M and Anne Brockinton Lee of Reno, Nevada; a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli of Sarasota, Florida; and a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Sports Cabriolet owned by Lord Bamford of Gloucestershire, England.

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Complete List of 2014 Winners

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

Best of Show

Best Of Show

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

Best of Show Nominees

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé de Ville

Robert M & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada

1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Sarasota, Florida

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Sports Cabriolet

Lord Bamford, Gloucestershire, England

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

Most Elegant Awards

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante

Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky


Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible


1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet

Chris & Katrina Cord, Ketchum, Idaho


 Most Elegant Open Car


1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Speedster

Bill & Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan


 Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car


1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

Special Awards

Alec Ulmann Trophy


1934 Hispano-Suiza K6 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé Chauffeur

Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada


Ansel Adams Award


1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau

William Johnston & Ronald Elenbaas (The Off Brothers Collection), Richland, Michigan


 Art Center College of Design Award


1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington


 Briggs Cunningham Trophy


1910 Fiat S61 Racing

Susan & Bill Evans, San Diego, California


 Classic Car Club of America Trophy


1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Sarasota, Florida


 Chairman's Trophy


1902 Toledo Model A Stanhope Runabout

Nick Howell, Penzance, England


 Charles A. Chayne Trophy


1913 Peugeot L45 Race Car

Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California


 Elegance in Motion Trophy


1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé de Ville

Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada


 Enzo Ferrari Trophy


1959 Ferrari 250 TR59 Fantuzzi Spyder

John & Gwen McCaw


 FIVA Postwar Trophy


1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder

Tom Hartley Jr., Derbyshire, England


 FIVA Prewar Trophy


1930 Ruxton C Roadster

Fred Guyton, St. Louis, Missouri


 The French Cup


1936 Delage D6-70 Figoni & Falaschi Milord Cabriolet

Peter Harburg, Brisbane, Australia 


Gran Turismo Trophy


1954 Maserati A6GCS Spyder

Madylon & Dean Meiling, Incline Village, Nevada


 Lincoln Trophy


1933 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton

The Passey Family, Watsonville, California


 Lorin Tryon Trophy


Ken Gross


Lucius Beebe Trophy


1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Car

Quintessence


 Mille Miglia Postwar Trophy


1957 Kurtis 500X "Caballo II" Sutton Sports Racer Open

Thomas Shaughnessy, Oceanside, California


 Mille Miglia Prewar Trophy


1929 OM 665 SSMM Team Car Sport Milano Roadster

Dr. Richard D. Lisman, Southampton, New York


 Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award


1927 Mercedes-Benz 630K Hibbard & Darrin Convertible

The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California


 Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy


1952 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater

Kurt A. Engelhorn, St. Moritz, Switzerland


 The Phil Hill Cup


1957 Ferrari 250 GT TDF Scaglietti 14 Louvre

Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio


 The Revs Program at Stanford Award


1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder

Tom Hartley Jr., Derbyshire, England


 Road & Track Trophy


1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder

Tom Hartley Jr., Derbyshire, England


 The Tony Hulman Trophy


1949 Maserati Tipo 4CLT/48 Monoposto

Daniel Sielecki, Acassuso, Argentina


 The Vitesse - Elegance Trophy


1956 Maserati A6G 2000 GT Zagato Berlinetta

Jim Utaski, Princeton, New Jersey

CLASS WINNERS


 


Class A: Antique

1st:


 

1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau, William Johnston & Ronald Elenbaas (The Off Brothers Collection), Richland, Michigan

2nd:


 

1908 Daimler TC48 Roi des Belges, The Longfield Family, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

3rd:


 

1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 7 Passenger Suburban, Ronald & Sandra Hansen, Fillmore, California


 


Class B: Early Steam Cars

1st:


 

1905 White Model E Light Touring Body, Michael Ersland, Chickasha, Oklahoma

2nd:


 

1902 White Model B Stanhope Steamer, Tom Goyne, Denver, Colorado

3rd:


 

1907 White Model G Runabout Prototype, Mitch & Wendy Gross, Scarsdale, New York


 


Class C-1: American Classic Open Early

1st:


 

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Custom LeBaron Phaeton, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

2nd:


 

1933 Cadillac 452C Fleetwood Convertible Victoria, Aaron & Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California

3rd:


 

1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Speedster, Bill & Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan


 


Class C-2: American Classic Open Late

1st:


 

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Sarasota, Florida

2nd:


 

1935 Packard 1201 Eight Graber Convertible Victoria, Ralph & Adeline Marano, Westfield, New Jersey

3rd:


 

1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Sport Phaeton, Larry & Susan Nannini, Daly City, California


 


Class C-3: American Classic Closed

1st:


 

1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car, Howard & Rosalind Kroplick, East Hills, New York

2nd:


 

1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Coupe, Laura & Jack B. Smith Jr., Elkhart, Indiana

3rd:


 

1935 Cadillac 370D Fleetwood Town Cabriolet, Pat & Pat Brothers, Bridal Veil, Oregon


 


Class D: Ruxton

1st:


 

1930 Ruxton C Baker-Raulang Roadster, Evelyn & Jim Fasnacht, Houston, Texas

2nd:


 

1930 Ruxton C Baker-Raulang Phaeton, Evelyn & Jim Fasnacht, Houston, Texas

3rd:


 

1931 Ruxton C Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co. Sedan, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California


 


Class F: Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork

1st:


 

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé de Ville, Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada

2nd:


 

1931 Delage D8 SS 100 Fernandez et Darrin Cabriolet, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California

3rd:


 

1934 Hispano-Suiza K6 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé Chauffeur, Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada


 


Class G: Duesenberg

1st:


 

1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan, John P. Shibles, Sea Girt, New Jersey

2nd:


 

1933 Duesenberg SJ Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan, John D. Groendyke, Enid, Oklahoma

3rd:


 

1934 Duesenberg J Murphy Custom Beverly Sedan, Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheatridge, Colorado


 


Class H-1: Rolls-Royce

1st:


 

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Sports Cabriolet, Lord Bamford, Gloucestershire, England

2nd:


 

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Car, Quintessence

3rd:


 

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Portholme Alpine Tourer, Steven & Susan Littin, Chardon, Ohio


 


Class H-2: Rolls-Royce Phantom Postwar

1st:


 

1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young Sedanca de Ville, Ken & Ann Smith, Rancho Santa Fe, California

2nd:


 

1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV H. J. Mulliner Saloon, The Nethercutt Collection - Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California

3rd:


 

1970 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Mulliner Landaulette, Stephen F. Brauer, St. Louis, Missouri


 


Class I: Mercedes-Benz Prewar

1st:


 

1941 Mercedes-Benz 770K W150 Offener Tourenwagen, The William Lyon Family, Newport Beach, California

2nd:


 

1927 Mercedes-Benz 630K Hibbard & Darrin Convertible, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California

3rd:


 

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A, Thomas & Rhonda Taffet, Chatsworth, California


 


Class J-1: European Classic Early

1st:


 

1929 Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead Coupé, John & Gwen McCaw

2nd:


 

1936 Delage D6-70 Figoni & Falaschi Milord Cabriolet, Peter Harburg, Brisbank, Australia

3rd:


 

1931 Bugatti Type 50 Million-Guiet Coupé, Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, California


 


Class J-2: European Classic Late Open

1st:


 

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Torpédo Grand Sport, Jeffrey & Frances Fisher, Palm Beach, Florida

2nd:


 

1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead Coupe, Ron Rezek, Ashland, Oregon

3rd:


 

1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Vanden Plas Roadster, Barry G. Hon, Dana Point, California


 


Class J-3: European Classic Late Closed

1st:


 

1939 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Pourtout Coupé, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong SAR, China

2nd:


 

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

3rd:


 

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Figoni & Falaschi Faux Cabriolet, Paul Bloch, Miami Beach, Florida


 


Class J-4: Prewar Sports Racing

1st:


 

1925 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Taylor Tourer, Stanley & Merle Bauer, Beverly Hills, California

2nd:


 

1935 Riley MPH Roadster, Willem van Huystee, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

3rd:


 

1936 Aston Martin Speed Model , Michael Dee, St. Clement, Jersey


 


Class K: Streamlined Tatra

1st:


 

1936 Tatra T77 Aerodynamic Limousine, Pavel Kasik, Prague, Czech Republic

2nd:


 

1937 Tatra T77A Aerodynamic Limousine, Kees Smit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3rd:


 

1940 Tatra T87 Aerodynamic Saloon, Chris Ohrstrom, The Plains, Virginia


 


Class L-1: Prewar Preservation

1st:


 

1922 Packard Twin Six Brunn Cape Top Touring, Mark & Kim Hyman, St. Louis, Missouri

2nd:


 

1936 Horch 853 Cabriolet, Guy & Dorothy Mace, Springfield, Missouri

3rd:


 

1904 Turner-Miesse 10 HP Rear Entry Tonneau, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona Del Mar


 


Class L-2: Postwar Preservation

1st:


 

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ Zagato Coupé, Corrado Lopresto, Milano, Italy

2nd:


 

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Evan Metropoulos, Beverly Hills, California

3rd:


 

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scagletti Coupe, Paul Stewart, Woburn, United Kingdom


 


Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

1st:


 

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe, Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

2nd:


 

1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Cabriolet, Heinrich Kampfer, Seengen, Switzerland

3rd:


 

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Coupe Aerodinamico, Larry & Jane Solomon, Woodside, California


 


Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

1st:


 

1957 Ferrari 250 GT TDF Scaglietti 14 Louvre, Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio

2nd:


 

1954 Ferrari 250 Monza Scaglietti, Dana & Patti Mecum, Walworth, Wisconsin

3rd:


 

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta, Dennis P. Nicotra, Fairfield, Connecticut


 


Class M-3: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1st:


 

1959 Ferrari 250 TR59 Fantuzzi Spyder, John & Gwen McCaw

2nd:


 

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder, Willis Murphey, Jr. and Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, Ohio

3rd:


 

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder, Tom Hartley Jr., Swadlincote, England


 


Class N-1: Maserati Centennial Racing

1st:


 

1949 Maserati Tipo 4CLT/48 Monoposto, Daniel Sielecki, Acassuso, Argentina

2nd:


 

1955 Maserati 300S Fantuzzi Spyder, Pierre F. Mellinger, Crans Montana, Switzerland

3rd:


 

1957 Maserati 450S Spyder, Bruce R. McCaw, Bellevue, Washington


 


Class N-2: Maserati Centennial Coachwork

1st:


 

1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Coupé, Joe & Sharon Hayes, Chicago, Illinois

2nd:


 

1956 Maserati A6G 2000 GT Zagato Berlinetta, Jim Utaski, Princeton, New Jersey

3rd:


 

1951 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spyder, John F. Bookout Jr., Houston, Texas


 


Class O-1: Postwar Touring

1st:


 

1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupé, Stuart Dyble, Oxford, England

2nd:


 

1950 Bentley Mark VI Hooper Sports Saloon, Fred & Donna Kriz, Monte Carlo, Monaco

3rd:


 

1958 BMW 503 Series II Cabriolet, Karra L. Canum, San Jose, California


 


Class O-2: Postwar Sports Racing

1st:


 

1952 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater, Kurt A. Engelhorn, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2nd:


 

1957 Kurtis 500X "Caballo II" Sutton Sports Racer Open, Thomas Shaughnessy, Oceanside, California

3rd:


 

1953 Pegaso Z-102 Touring Spyder, Caballeriza Collection, Redondo Beach, California


 


Class X: Eastern European Motorcycles

1st:


 

1952 IFA BK350 , Jim & Sharon Dillard, Richmond, Virginia

2nd:


 

1964 Zweirad Union Kavalier Type 115 , John Landstrom, Norcross, Georgia

3rd:


 

1960 Jawa Z15 DOHC Racer, Virgil Elings, Solvang, California


 


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