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Cavallino Classic 2013 ... Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago


1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic s/n 035

1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic s/n 035

1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

Concours at Mar-a-Lago

Concours at Mar-a-Lago

1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II s/n 187TA

1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II s/n 187TA

1953 Ferrari 250 MM PF Berlinetta s/n 0258MM

1953 Ferrari 250 MM PF Berlinetta s/n 0258MM

1939 Bugatti T57 C Stelvio s/n 57786

1939 Bugatti T57 C Stelvio s/n 57786

1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic s/n 035

1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic s/n 035

1934 Aston Martin MKII s/n F4/448/S

1934 Aston Martin MKII s/n F4/448/S

Rolls Royce Reunion

Rolls Royce Reunion

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spyder s/n 2211080

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spyder s/n 2211080

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder & 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder s/n 2211109

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder & 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder s/n 2211109

1955 Ferrari 375 Plus PF Cabriolet s/n 0488AM

1955 Ferrari 375 Plus PF Cabriolet s/n 0488AM

Bugatti line-up

Bugatti line-up

Jaguar line-up

Jaguar line-up

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Berlinetta s/n 0239EU

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Berlinetta s/n 0239EU

Best of Show ... 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

Best of Show ... 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet s/n 100109

 

Palm Beach, 27th of January 

The 2013 Cavallino Classic is history, the 22nd edition of this annual Ferrari meeting came to an end today with the multi-marque concours at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago club of real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Although officially a concours with judges and awards this is more a relaxed meeting in the gardens of the club where the cars could be admired by the spectators and owners. After a more serious event the day before the ambition of most owners and restorers were satisfied and the judges did not need to go so deep into details as many cars (at least the Ferraris) were known from the day before or earlier displays.

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Compared to the last year more classic Ferrari from the concours at the Breakers came over to the club as most of the cars of the upper lawn were present, the number of cars required a closer parking than in previous years as the Ferrari were lined up in three rows on the highest point of the terrain. As the cars were parked as they came in rather than by plan, by chance a very illustrious trio of former celebrity owned Ferrari were lined up side by side. The two cars from the former King Leopold of Belgium and his wife were joined by the 375 America of the late Italian automotive king Gianni Agnelli that was placed the day before at the Pinin Farina special display. Again two of the 250 GT LWB TdF were displayed (0903GT and 1321GT) along the Ferrari 375 MM (0382AM). Furthermore the 212 Export Vignale Spyder (0090E) and the matching Touring Berlinetta (0108E) were joined today by the 212 Inter Pinin Farina Cabriolet (0235EU) that was displayed the day before at the Ferrari Classiche tent.

But this gathering is not just for Ferrari as several other cars are displayed as well. After a strong Aston Martin year in 2012 this year just a few British sports cars with the winged badge were present in the year of the centenary of the traditional marque. The so-called reunion of Rolls-Royce featured several models ranging from the Phantom II to the new Ghost.

The Bugatti armada that was “banned” the day before in a corner of the lower lawn was prominently displayed pool-side along the other pre-war cars. Two Bugatti T57 joined in, a Coupé bodied by Paul Née and a wonderful two-toned Stelvio brought over from its nearby home in West Palm Beach. Just a few days ago we reported on an earlier visit to the Simeone Collection that features a rare DuPont Le Mans Speedster, another model of this type was present at Palm Beach today. The most beautiful duo of this class was an Talbot-Lago and a Lancia demonstrating the different design philosophies of Italy and France. Whereas the Figoni&Falaschi bodied Talbot-Lago featured flamboyant lines with a very dominant grill the Pinin Farina design of the Lancia Astura was far less thrilling but not less elegant, this was also underlined by the two-tone metallic colour combination of the Talbot compared to the subtle grey on the Lancia. Both cars were favourites of the visitors and the Talbot-Lago was awarded Best of Show at the end of the day by the Jury.

More sportive were the genes of the trio of Alfa Romeo. The two 8C (a Touring and a Zagato Spyder) seen the days before on the race track and at the Breakers were joined by a very low lined 6C 1750 SS, the car was rebodied in 1936 by an unknown coachbuilder and kept this body to the present day, today finished in black with purple upholstery, its design was certainly influenced by the racing 8-cylinder Alfas of that period.

Just around the corner was a duo of Maserati was displayed, both A6 with a Fantuzzi Spyder body and a Zagato Coupé, the later with the double bubble that is usually not seen on the “normal” A6 Zagato Coupés but on many other cars of this coachbuilder.

As rare was the duo of Fiat 8V on show, the one was one of the Supersonic cars displayed in Pebble Beach 2 years ago in the preservation class, the other a one-off Vignale Coupé.  

After a glass of champagne in the morning and the judging the award were presented after the dinner in the ball room of the club, a lot of silverware was given to the proud owners in the different classes. In typical American style the event ended early as by 3pm all of the cars already left the lawn leaving the owners and spectators time to enjoy the afternoon of this sunny weekend elsewhere.

After 4 days of this year's event the conclusion is a very positive one. After the track days with the expected small entry list the two following days were among the finest the classic car scene has to offer, especially when considering the weather further north of the USA or in Europe at this time of the year with coldness and snow the visit at Palm Beach was very well worth the trip. Looking at the number of visitors we were not alone with this impression as the concours but also the receptions in the evening seemed more crowded than the years before showing that the “lean years” seem to be over as people start to spend money again.

For today we have put together a small preview of the display of the Classic Sports Sunday with a more intensive look back on all parts of the Cavallino Classic following the next days showing most of the cars on display. Some of the cars might be seen again at the next Concours in Amelia Island doing the tour in the Concours Circuit, others might be locked away again in a private garage for the next years as they were the last years. 

Text & images ... Peter Singhof www.ClassicCarPhotography.de 


Awards

At Classic Car Sunday at Mar-A-Lago, the major awards were all people’s choice

Best of Show
1946 Talbot T26 Cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi, Jim Patterson

Finest GT Car
1954 Maserati A6G Zagato Coupe, Roberto Quiroz

Finest Competition Car
1954 Ferrari 375 MM, Andreas Mohringer

Most Elegant
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale, Jaime & Cecilia Muldoon

Most Unique
1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Zagato, David Eichenbaum

Ladies Choice
1958 HRG Twin Cam Spider, Mark & Lisa Lindman

Gentlemen’s Choice
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental, Richard & Angie Workman

Personal Favourite (“If I could Take One Home”)
1929 Du Pont Le Mans Speedster 


CLASS AWARDS
Marque Awards chosen by a Committee of Honored Judges

ASTON MARTIN BEST IN CLASS
1965 DB6 SCV – Tom Papdopoulos

ASTON MARTIN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1959 DB MKIII Drophead – Emmet & Martine Smith
1964 DB5C Drophead - Antoine Crettol

OTHER BRITISH BEST IN CLASS
1937 Jaguar SS100  - Jaime & Cecilia Muldoon

OTHER BRITISH EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1956 HRG Twincam – Mark & Lisa Lindman
1958 Austin Healey100-6 – Bruno Ricci
1955 Triumph TR2 – Jean & Dalila Guillosson

GERMAN BEST IN CLASS
1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing – Steve Wolf

GERMAN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1941 BMW 327 – Dennis Nicotia     
1957 Porsche Speedster – Bill & Becky Bryan
1960 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster – Jim & Nancy Utaski

ITALIAN BEST IN CLASS
1936 Lancia Astura – Orin & Stephanie Smith

ITALIAN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato – Peter Sachs
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 – Chuck Wegner
1954 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato – J. Roberto Quiroz

AMERICAN BEST IN CLASS
1929 DuPont Le Mans Speedster – Tom DuPont

AMERICAN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1940 Packard – Gene Tareshawty 
1958 Cadillac Eldorado  Biarritz Convertible – Steve Wolf 
1964 Ford GT 40 - Tom Papdopoulos
1911 Lozier Model 51 – Donnie Gould 

FRENCH BEST IN CLASS
1947 Talbot Lago T26 Cab – Jim Patterson

FRENCH EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1936 Bugatti T57C – Martin Gruss 
1939 Bugatti T57C – Jeff Fisher 

BENTLEY BEST IN CLASS
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental – Richard & Angie Workman

BENTLEY EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental – Don Rose 
1960 Bentley S3 – Bruce Bent 

ROLLS ROYCE    
PRE WAR BEST IN CLASS
19xx RR Phantom I Springfield – Steve Wolf 

PRE WAR EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
19xx RR  Phantom I Springfield – Robert & Agata Matteucci 
1931 RR Phantom II – Orin & Stephanie Smith 

POST WAR BEST IN CLASS
1959 RR Silver Cloud I – Stephen Haymes 

POST WAR EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1963 RR Silver Cloud III – Richard Gorman 
1960 RR Silver Cloud – Richard Shura

MODERN BEST IN CLASS
1987 RR Corniche - Warren & Sandra Aplin 

MODERN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
2010 RR Phantom Coupe – Jerome Jacalone 
2006 RR Phantom – Robert Deery 

OPEN BEST IN CLASS
1931 RR Phantom II – Orin & Stephanie Smith 

OPEN EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1929 RR Phantom I Springfield – Robert & Agata Matteucci
19xx RR Phantom II DHC – Steve Wolf

CLOSED BEST IN CLASS
1963 RR Silver Cloud III Saloon – Richard Gorman 

CLOSED EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1960 RR Silver Cloud Saloon – Richard Shura
2006 RR Phantom Saloon – Robert Deery

ROLLS-ROYCE OWNERS CLUB AWARD
1933 RR Phantom II Coupe – Fred & Donna Kriz 

FERRARI
EARLY (THRU 1959) BEST IN CLASS
1954 250 Europa GT – Jaime & Cecilia Muldoon

EARLY (THRU 1959) EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1953 250 MM PF Berlinetta – Brian & Kimberly Ross
1952 212 Inter PF Cab – Kenneth Roath
1955 375 America PF Coupé Speciale – Jack & DebbieThomas

LATE (1960-1975) BEST IN CLASS
1967 275 GTB/4 – Anne & Vance Shappler 

LATE (1960-1975) EXCELLENCE IN CLASS
1963 330 America – Shirley & Danny Butler
1961 250 GT SWB Speciale – Peter Sachs
1967 330 GTG - Richard & Angie Workman

 
Entries

 1911 Lozier 51-7 Passenger s/n 3574
 1925 Bugatti T35 A s/n 4631
 1926 Bugatti T35 B s/n 4913?
 1927 Bugatti T35 C s/n 4634
 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS s/n 0312901
 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I s/n S240KR
 1931 Bugatti T51 s/n 4654
 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II s/n 32PY
 1936 Bugatti T57 Coupé Paul Née s/n 57397
 1937 Jaguar SS100 2.5L s/n 49026
 1938 Bugatti T57 SC
 1940 Packard 180 Darrin Victoria s/n 2036
 1941 BMW 327
 1949 Buick s/n 15284640
 1953 Bentley R-Type s/n BC1LB
 1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS
 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 B s/n 450480
 1955 Ford Thunderbird
 1955 Triumph TR2 s/n TS63561
 1956 HRG Twincam s/n IN502TL
 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera s/n 61249
 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster s/n 83521
 1958 Cadillac Eldorado s/n 58E036499
 1958 Jaguar XK150 S
 1959 Aston Martin DB MKII s/n AM300/3/1810
 1959 Rolls-Royce SC I s/n LSGE492
 1960 Bentley S3
 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL s/n 002562
 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud s/n CT3557
 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL s/n 2913
 1963 Rolls-Royce SCIII s/n LSCX729
 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante s/n DBVC/2330/R
 1966 Aston Martin DB6 s/n DB6/2719/R
 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 s/n 9413
 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL s/n 002193
 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 s/n 12529
 1970 Jaguar XKE
 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 s/n 16339