Concorso d’Eleganza 2018 Best Preserved Vehicle Awarded To 1913 SCAT

Concorso d’Eleganza
Concorso d’Eleganza

For 89 years the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este at Cernobbio has played grand host to the highly acclaimed Concorso d’Eleganza, with some of the most prodigious automobiles attending this spectacular occasion.

Sponsored by the German marque BMW, this years theme was aptly named ‘Hollywood on the Lake’.

Since 1929, cars and motorbikes have been grouped into various classes with the ultimate victor and runner-up being selected by a chosen jury.

The Villa d’Este was the perfect backdrop for a very special prize to be awarded by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) – Best Preserved Vehicle Award 2018, which went to a 1913 SCAT 25/35 HP owned by Corrado Lopresto.

1913 SCAT 25/35 HP
1913 SCAT 25/35 HP

This coveted achievement is given to a car that truly demonstrates what historic preservation is all about.

Meanwhile, Henning Thomsen acted as the FIVA steward of the event and handled the scrutineering, supported by Dominik Fischlin.

In addition to class and special prizes, the event’s overall ‘Best of Show’ as voted by the jury was the 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport of Andreas Mohringer, while the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este – as voted for by the public on the Saturday of the event – went to the 1968 Alfa Romeo 33/2 Stradale of Albert Spiess.

While almost all contenders in the Concorso were in immaculate condition, the 1913 SCAT 25/35 HP owned by Corrado Lopresto shone out as exceptional. Senior Vice President of FIVA and a member of the jury, Dr Mario Theissen explained:
“A car more than 100 years old, in remarkably original shape and fully running, this is a perfect statement of what FIVA stands for.

“Legendary film cars such as the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and automobiles owned by movie stars joined an impressive line-up of fascinating witnesses to our mobile heritage. Plus, for the first time, a separate class featuring Formula 1 cars from four decades added to the show, all presented with the engines running!”

Next year’s Concorso d’Eleganza will be held from 22 to 26 May 2019.

1913 SCAT 25/35 HP
1913 SCAT 25/35 HP

Concorso d’Eleganza 2018 Results

2018 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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