Award Winners at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photos)

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Pebble Beach CA. Aug 17 2015 - An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday. 

The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, these charitable funds will benefit 100 local charities. 

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F

 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F

The winning car is built on an extremely long 145-inch 1924 Tipo 8A chassis, which was acquired in the early 1930s by Swiss Carrosserie Worblaufen to be used as the basis for a new sport cabriolet. The finished car was displayed at the 1932 Geneva Auto Show and won the Grand-Prix d'Honneur at Cannes in 1933. After being shown, the car passed through the hands of just three owners prior to being purchased by current owner Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky.

Asked what he loved most about the massive cabriolet, Patterson chose to focus on its small details. "I love the cigarette lighters," he said. "You should see them! I wondered a while ago if they worked, and I've got a blister on my finger to show they do."

The car's win at Pebble Beach marked the second win for Patterson. His 1933 Delahaye D8S De Villars Roadster was named Best of Show in 2010. "I won here in 2010 with an all-white car, and now I've won with an all-black car. I don't know if I've run out of colors or what," he joked.

1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet

1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet

There were many strong contenders for Best of Show this year, including a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton owned by Doug Magee Jr. of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; a 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet owned by Sam & Emily Mann of Englewood, New Jersey; and a 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé owned by Grant Kinzel of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Concours Chairman Sandra Button said the win by the Isotta Fraschini wasn't a surprise given its provenance: "From the moment that Cesare Isotta and the Fraschini brothers founded their company, they were known for building prestigious cars, and this particular car is very stylish and very powerful. Even when resting on the stage, it seems to be in motion, and it is filled with emotion. There is a lot of passion in this car."

1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupe

 1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupe

Ferraris were featured in great numbers this year, along with classic era duPonts, antique Popes, British prewar sports cars and postwar Cunninghams. Special classes celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350 and the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Continental, and Mercury Customs were displayed for the first time.

Complete List of 2015 Winners
Best of Show
1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F
Best of Show Nominees
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet
1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé
 
Most Elegant Awards
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni & Falaschi Pillarless Berline
Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible
1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet
Most Elegant Open Car
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
 
Special Awards

1953 Cunningham C-5R Roadster

1953 Cunningham C-5R Roadster

Alec Ulmann Trophy
1929 Hispano-Suiza H6B Hibbard & Darrin Cabriolet de VIlle
Ansel Adams Award
1923 Mercer Series b6 Sporting
Art Center College of Design Award
1955 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupé
Briggs Cunningham Trophy
1953 Cunningham C-5R Roadster
Chairmans Trophy
1926 Renault 45MC Manessius Cabriolet de Ville
Charles A. Chayne Trophy
1902 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 Saloon
Classic Car Club of America Trophy
1931 duPont Model H Merrimac Sport Phaeton
Dean Batchelor Trophy
1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupe
Elegance in Motion Trophy
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Touring Spider
Enzo Ferrari Trophy
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione
FIVA Prewar Trophy
1921 Stutz K Bearcat
FIVA Postwar Trophy
1956 Jaguar D-type Roadster
French Cup
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Vanvooren Cabriolet
Gran Turismo Trophy
1952 Cunningham C-4R Competition Roadster
Lincoln Trophy
1933 Lincoln KB Dietrich Five Passenger Convertible Sedan
Lorin Tryon Trophy
General William Lyon, Newport Beach, California
Lucius Beebe Trophy
1952 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Hooper Sedanca de Ville
Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster
Mille Miglia Pre-War Trophy
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Touring Coupé
Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy
1931 Invicta LS Carbodies Coupé
The Phil Hill Cup
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spyder
The Revs Program at Stanford Award
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
Road & Track Trophy
1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
The Tony Hulman Trophy
1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix Racer
The Vitesse - Elegance Trophy
1946 Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout Coupé Aérodynamique
 
CLASS AWARDS

1904 Pope-Toledo Type IV Rear Entrance Tonneau

1904 Pope-Toledo Type IV Rear Entrance Tonneau: 3rd in Class 

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 1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre Park Ward Sports Coupé: 3rd in Class

 1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer

1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer: 3rd in Class

Class A-1: Antique
1st:     1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
2nd:    1910 Speedwell Model 10-L Burr Landaulet Town Car 
3rd:     1903 Thomas Model 18 Shelden Rear Entrance Tonneau 
Class A-2: Pope
1st:  1912 Pope-Hartford 27 Pony Tonneau 
2nd: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S Toy Tonneau 
3rd:  1904 Pope-Toledo Type IV Rear Entrance Tonneau 
Class B: Vintage
1st:  1920 Stutz Series H Bearcat, Stanley & Merle Bauer 
2nd: 1923 Mercer Series 6 Sporting, Kirk M. Pumphrey 
3rd:  1923 Duesenberg A Millspaugh & Irish Five Passenger Touring
Class C-1: American Classic Open
1st:  1931 Chrysler CG Imperial LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton 
2nd: 1938 Graham Model 97 Saoutchik Convertible 
3rd:  1936 Cadillac 90 Fleetwood Convertible Sedan
Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard
1st:  1934 Packard 1107 Twelve Convertible Victoria 
2nd: 1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Convertible Victoria 
3rd:  1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Sedan 
Class C-3: American Classic Closed
1st:  1930 Stutz MB Weymann Monte Carlo
2nd: 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Dietrich Stationary Coupe
3rd:  1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Stationary Coupe 
Class D: duPont
1st:  1931 duPont Model H Merrimac Sport Phaeton 
2nd: 1929 duPont Model G Merrimac Special Sedan 
3rd:  1929 duPont Model G Waterhouse Roadster
Class G: Duesenberg
1st:  1934 Duesenberg J Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe 
2nd: 1934 Duesenberg J Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe 
3rd:  1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster
Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Prewar
1st:  1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Special Permanent Newmarket 
2nd: 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni & Falaschi Pillarless Berline 
3rd:  1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Newport 
Class H-2: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Postwar
1st:  1952 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Hooper Sedanca de Ville 
2nd: 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Sports Saloon 
3rd:  1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud James Young Coupé
Class I: Mercedes-Benz
1st:  1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Tourer
2nd: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Tourer 
3rd:  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster 
Class J-1: European Classic Early
1st:  1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F
2nd: 1932 Austro Daimler ADR8 Keibl Karosseriewerk Limousine
3rd:  1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Four Seater
Class J-2: European Classic Late
1st:  1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet
2nd: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Vanvooren Cabriolet 
3rd: 1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre Park Ward Sports Coupé 
Class K-1: British Prewar Sports Cars Early
1st:  1927 Bentley 3 Litre Vanden Plas Sports Tourer 
2nd: 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Vanden Plas Tourer 
3rd: 1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer 
Class K-2: British Prewar Sports Cars Late
1st:  1937 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster, Jaime & Cecilia Muldoon 
2nd: 1938 Alvis Speed 25 Offord & Sons Open Two Seater 
3rd: 1934 SS Cars SS1 Tourer, Colin & Anne Stewart
Class L-1: Prewar Preservation
1st:  1906 Pierce Great Arrow 40-45 7 Passenger Touring
2nd: 1927 Hispano-Suiza Type 49 H.J. Mulliner Sport Saloon
3rd: 1904 Pope-Hartford Model B Rear Entrance Tonneau 
Class L-2: Postwar Preservation
1st:  1956 Jaguar D-type Roadster
2nd: 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Coupé
3rd: 1965 Porsche 356SC Karmann Coupe 
Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring
1st:  1957 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I 
2nd: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California
3rd: 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe Aerodinamico Prototipo
Class M-2: Ferrari Competition
1st:  1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione
2nd: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Boano Coupe 
3rd: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California Competizione
Class M-3: Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races
1st:  1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spyder Series I
2nd: 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spyder 
3rd: 1955 Ferrari 857S Scaglietti Spyder 
Class M-4: Ferrari Preservation
1st:  1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso
2nd: 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina SWB Coupe 
3rd: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Scaglietti Berlinetta 
Class N: Designs by Carrozzeria Touring
1st:  1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Touring Coupé 
2nd: 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Touring Spider  
3rd:  1962 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Panoramica Coupe 
Class O-1: Postwar Early
1st:  1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé
2nd: 1946 Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout Coupé Aérodynamique
3rd:  1950 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Class O-2: Postwar Late
1st:  1954 Fiat 8V Supersonic Ghia Coupe
2nd: 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Coupe, David Sydorick 
3rd: 1957 Siata 208S Motto Spyder
Class O-3: Postwar Racing
1st: 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
2nd:1955 Porsche 550RS Spyder 
3rd: 1959 Lister Costin Roadster
Class P: Postwar Cunninghams
1st: 1951 Cunningham C-2 Roadster
2nd:1954 Cunningham C-3 Vignale Coupé
3rd: 1952 Cunningham C-4R Competition Roadster 
Class R: Mercury Customs
1st:  1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupe
2nd: 1949 Mercury 9CM Sam Barris Custom Coupe
3rd:  1950 Mercury OCM Wally Welch Custom Coupe
Class S: Shelby GT350 50th Anniversary
1st:  1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
2nd: 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Prototype
3rd: 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

Source: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Photos: Randy Berg

Related: Pebble Beach 2015: Not Far From The Madding Crowd (Video)

Pictured below: 1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola Roadster; and 1938 Graham Model 97 Saoutchik Convertible

1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola Roadster at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015
1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola Roadster at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015
1938 Graham Model 97 Saoutchik Convertible at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

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