Awards at the Concours of Elegance
Nearly 13,000 motoring enthusiasts were present at the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for the best Concours of Elegance yet. A 1929 Mercedes-Benz S-Type Barker “Boat Tail” won Best in Show, voted for by the owners of the cars themselves. This was also the first time that awards were also presented to cars by decade. Best in Show: Mercedes-Benz S-Type Barker “Boat Tail” (1929) Pre-1920s: Isotta Fraschini Tipo A FENG 1930s: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Short Chassis Spider 1940s/’50s: Maserati 300S 1960s: Porsche 917K 1970-onwards: Lamborghini Miura The RAC Club Trophy: Alvis Speed 25 Drophead Coupe The RAC Spirit of Motoring: Katie Forrest and her Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (1912) The Jaguar Trophy: Jaguar XK120 The Bentley Trophy (pre-1965): Bentley S2 Saloon (1961) The Bentley Trophy (post-1965): Bentley Continental T (2000) Bridge of Weir British Legends: Morgan 4/4 Future Classics: Rolls-Royce Sweptail The prestigious “Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy” for the most significant car of British origin, sponsored by Edward Lord Montagu, was presented to His Highness Maharaja Gajsinghji of Marwar-Jodhpur, the owner of the 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I - Windover Limousine.
Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singhji and his Rolls-Royce Phantom I Porsche 917K Rolls-Royce Sweptail Mercedes CLK GTR Aston Zagato Speedster, McLaren P1 GTR, and Jaguar XE Project 8 Mercedes-Benz S-Type Barker “Boat Tail” Lamborghini MIura