Touring Berlinetta Alfa Wins Peninsula Best of the Best
The long and gorgeous 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Berlinetta by Touring, owned by collectors David and Ginny Sydorick, and winner the Best of Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was the Judges choice for The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
The fourth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award took place in Paris on February 7, 2019, with the winning 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B announced and presented at an exclusive dinner and party held at the splendid Peninsula Paris.
The Best of the Best Award is among the top automotive awards in the world. In its milestone development of the international motoring world’s top accolade for most exceptional classic car, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, launched the award in 2015 with co-founders William E. Connor, Bruce Meyer and Christian Philippsen.
Eight stunning Best of Show winners in 2018 from top concours around the world, including the Cavallino Classic, were nominated for the coveted The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. The cars in contention were carefully reviewed by 26 respected judges, all of whom are leaders in their fields of expertise.
The award brought together the finest classic cars in the world to compete for the title of most exceptional car. It was a celebration of automotive excellence.
The nominated vehicles were as follows:
1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible by Murphy, Updated by Bohman: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Zagato: Cavallino Classic
1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder by Scaglietti: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’esta
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S ‘Boat Tail’ Roadster by Barker: Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace
1972 Monteverdi 375L High Speed by Fissore: Goodwood Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance
1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta by Touring: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C Spider by Pinin Farina: The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering
1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster by Jean Bugatti: Salon Privé
The Sydoricks also own the 2018 Cavallino Classic Best of Show, the 1956 250 GT Coupé by Zagato. Our congratulations to them for two Best of Shows and the Best of the Best.
Below is a short but excellent video of the recent Peninsula Hotels Best of the Best Awards in Paris in February.