Peninsula Hotel special award…
At a private dinner on August 16th, a very special group of owners and guests learned who had won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
Six extraordinary vehicles had been vying for the title and the winning vehicle will be recognized on stage at the 14th annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on August 19, 2016.
The award brings together the best of show winners of six of the most prestigious concours in the world.
*In a hurry? The winner’s at the bottom…
The cars are incredible, but scroll through the list of judges below. I would kill to sit down with anyone of them. The Who’s Who of the motoring world, (see below, and I have shortened the list for brevity), all charged with making a very tough call.
- 1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex: Royal Concours of Elegance
- 1932 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Sport Cabriolet: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
- 1930 Cord L29 Brooks Stevens Speedster: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
- 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS ‘Goutte d’Eau’: Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe
- 1965 Ferrari 166 P / 206 SP Dino 0834: Cavallino Classic
- 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
- Chris Bangle, best known for his work as Chief of Design for the BMW Group
- Peter Brock, best known for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe and Corvette Sting Ray
- Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar Cars
- Miles Collier, who spearheaded the design behind the world-class Collier Collection
- Fabio Filippini, Design Director of Pininfarina
- Charles Gordon-Lennox, Lord March, Founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and President of the British Automobile Racing Club
- Ralph Lauren, global fashion tycoon
- Jay Leno, who is currently launching the second season of Jay Leno’s Garage on NBC
- Flavio Manzoni, automobile designer best known for his work at Ferrari, Lancia and Volkswagen
- Nick Mason, former Pink Floyd drummer and classic car enthusiast
- François Melcion, Director of Rétromobile chez Comexposium
- Gordon Murray, best known for his work as a designer of Formula One race cars and the McLaren F1 road car
- Ken Okuyama, is widely known for his work with Pininfarina, where he designed and supervised projects such as the Enzo Ferrari and Ferrari P4/5
- Adolfo Orsi Jr., well known auto historian and grandson and son of Adolfo and Omer Orsi, owners of Maserati between 1937 and 1967
- Frank Stephenson, McLaren’s Automotive Design Director
- Jean Todt, after a career as a rally co-driver he worked in motor sport management, first with Peugeot Talbot Sport, then with Scuderia Ferrari, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari before assuming his current role as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
- Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer of Mercedes-Benz
The beginning of more elite awards to come from HongKong and Shanghai Hotels, LTD, parent company to The Peninsula Hotels.
The Peninsula Hotels celebrate glamour in travel, and aims to showcase the ultimate in sophistication, innovation and design. Known for its timelessly elegant hotels, discreet integration of technology and functionality, and extensive fleet of luxury transport, the group aims to bring its heritage and expertise to celebrate the very best in the world of motoring.
Winner: 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS ‘Goutte d’Eau’: Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe