Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B wins the Coppa d’oro Villa d’este, the Trofeo BMW Group for “Best of Show” at the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este 2019

27.5.2019 Munich/Cernobbio. A perfect harmony between the audience and the jury of experts gave the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to a double victory at the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este in 2019.



The equally beautiful and technically demanding two-door car from the year 1937 was only named a day after his success with the public vote for the overall winner of the world’s most traditional beauty contest for historic cars. The event is held under the Motto “The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este & BMW Automobiles” became a Solo for the precious rarity from Milan. The owner of the of the Jury as the “Best of Show” – winning vehicle, the US-American David Sydorick, could, according to the Coppa d’oro Villa d’este, the redesigned Trofeo
BMW Group in reception.

The at the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este in 2019, equal to twice the successful Alfa Romeo was at its time of creation, a precious rarity. He is one of only 30 vehicles of its series, the Milan manufacturer between 1937 and 1940, brought up in a particularly exclusive configuration on the market. As a Basis the Chassis of the highly successful Grand Prix racing car was used as a wheel-cylinder engine made of light metal was used. Two overhead camshafts and a dual compressor from the engine a maximum power of 180 HP. Independent front suspension and a rear-mounted transmission were further refinements, which contributed to the exclusive Status of the Berlinetta. As the first of only five copies, with the long wheelbase, the vehicle also received a Superleggera construction of Carrozzeria Touring. The combination of sophisticated technology and aesthetic Design provides even 82 years later, still for enthusiasm, as in the double success at the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este 2019 impressively proves.

The owner of the Milan Preziose, what is already for the second Time over the award of the Trofeo BMW Group. A further Alfa Romeo from his collection of David Sydorick had already won in the year 2015, the title of “Best of Show”. “I have won with my cars many prices, but this vehicle really meets all wishes. The Best of Show here in the Villa d’este is like a knighthood. My wife and I would like to thank you for this award,“ said the lucky winner at the award ceremony.

Once again, the betting what armed-to-the-favor-of-the-international experts and prominent classic-Fans assembled Jury to a home game. Already for the sixth Time in a row, the panel considered, under the leadership of its President, Lorenzo Ramaciotti, a vehicle of Italian production with the main award of the competition.
The Jury had at the end of two class winners in the narrower choice for the Best of Show. The rash for the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring its elegance finally gave in.

A few hours before the much-anticipated finale of the “Symphony of Engines” announced by the Jury in the context of a Parade in front of the large grandstand in the Park of Villa Erba, the winner and runners-up in the eight rating classes for historic Cars. For this year’s competition 50 Cars from different eras of the vehicle were taken story – all in excellent condition and with a fascinating individual history.

Below is the listing of the “Best of Show” as well as all the class winners and Mention of Honour-winning vehicles in the special classes for historic Cars, including the type, body, designer, year of production and owner:

Trofeo BMW Group
Best of Show by the Jury
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1937, David Sydorick (USA)
Class Winners and Mentions of Honour

CLASS A:
GOODBYE ROARING TWENTIES: THE BIRTH OF THE CONCORSO

Class Winner
Vauxhall 30 / 98 Type OE Boattail Tourer, Vauxhall, 1925, Peter Goodwin (US)

Mention of Honour
Lancia Lambda series VIII, Four-Seater Torpedo, Lancia, 1928, Anthony MacLean (CH)
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CLASS B:
FAST FORWARD: A QUARTER CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Class Winner
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1937, David Sydorick (USA)

Mention of Honour
Bugatti 57 S, Four-Seater Sports Tourer, Vanden Plas, 1937, Robert Kauffman (US)
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CLASS C:
SMALL AND PERFECTLY FORMED:
THE COACH BUILDER’S ART IN MINIATURE

Class Winner
Fiat Abarth mono Mille GT, coupe, Sibona-Basano, 1963, Shiro Kosaka (JP)

Mention of Honour
Abarth 205 Sport 1100, Berlinetta, Ghia, 1953, Bradley Calkins (US)
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CLASS D:
A NEW DAWN: INTO THE ROCK’N’ROLL ERA

Class Winner
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Coupé, Mercedes-Benz, 1954, Matthias Bonczkowitz (DE)

Mention of Honour
Siata 208 S, Spider, Motto, 1953, Jan de Reu (BE)
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CLASS E:
SWINGING SIXTIES: THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

Class Winner
Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB, Spider, Pininfarina, 1961,
Tony Vassilopoulos (GB)

Mention of Honour
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione, Berlinetta, Pininfarina, 1960,
William Loughan (GB)
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CLASS F:
BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR: MUSICAL STARS’ CARS

Class Winner
Lamborghini Miura P 400 S, coupe, Bertone, in 1971, Luca Taino (IT)

Mention of Honour
Porsche 959, coupe, Porsche, 1988, Giovanni Andrea Innocenti (CH)
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CLASS G:
SPEEDING AGAINST THE CLOCK: ENDURANCE RACING LEGENDS

Class Winner
Ferrari 166 Mille Miglia Barchetta, Touring, 1949, Brian Ross (US)

Mention of Honour
OSCA MT4 1450, Barchetta, Frua, 1953, Hidetomo Kimura (JP)
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CLASS H:
DARING TO DREAM: CONCEPTS WHICH ROCKED THE MOTORING WORLD

Class Winner
The Lamborghini Marzal, a Four-Seater Coupé, Bertone, 1967, Albert Spiess (CH)

Mention of Honour
Vivant 77, Roadster, “The Beatles of Troy, Michigan”, 1965, Phillip Sarofim (US)

The Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este in 2019. (05/2019) (photo: BMW AG)

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