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  KUWAIT  CONCOURS D' Elegance 2011

The Second Kuwait Concours d’Elegance

On Par with International Concours Events of the World

 

The Second Kuwait Concours  D’elegance was held from 2nd to 6th February 2011, and it marked a coming of age for the country’s arrival on the classic car concours scene.

Paul Goldsmith in his introduction said “It is an honor to be involved once again in the second Kuwait Concours d’Elegance. This year’s event promises to meet standards for elegant, rare and valuable cars on a par with top international events around the world.”

Beside the total of eighty classic and vintage cars competing, the 2011 Kuwait Concours had a high caliber judging panel with such automotive luminaries as Leonardo Fioravanti, designer of the Ferrari Daytona, Valentino Balboni, long time Lamborghini test driver, Christopher Bangle previous BMW Design Chief and Dr. Ulrich Bez CEO of Aston Martin in addition to a number of other judges of similar authority in the automotive world not withstanding, Fersan Youssef Haddad, Lebanon’s own Classic Car connoisseur and restoration expert.

The competitors and Judges also had the pleasure to experience Kuwait hospitality and cultures with visits to national location and a desert excursion.

In conclusion, the 2011 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance was an outstanding success, and in the end, the Best of Show car was a rare 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Kombinationswagen. Find a list of the category winners and runners up below.

  

 

 

Full Judge List

Leonardo Fioravanti – Italy, Head of Judging Team

Valentino Balboni – Italy

Christopher Bangle – USA

Dr.Ulrich Bez – Germany

Jacques Braneyre – France

Host Bruninh – Sweden

Thomas L. Bryant – USA

Sandrs Button – USA

Santiago de Tomaso – Argentina

Paul Goldsmith – UK

Fersan Youssef Haddad – Lebanon

Jurgen Reichman – UK

Marek Reichman – UK

Kenji Sasamoto – Japan

Anthony Scott-Andrews – UK

Tom Tjaarda – USA

Andrea Zagato – Italy

 

Kuwait Concours d’ Elegance Categories

Class A: Vintage (1910 – 1930)

1913 Bugatti T22 (3 Seat  Vinet body) – Italy

1913 Peugeot Phaeton 139 A – France

1921 Ford Model C – Kuwait

1923 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Sport Castagna – Italy

1926 Hispano Suiza T 49 Tourer – Spain

1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Boat – Tail Speedster – Kuwait

1927 Rolls-Royce Springfield New Phantom – Italy

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Barker Limousine De Ville – Kuwait

1930 Bentley Supercharged 4.5 liter – UK

1930 Bugatti 46 Petite Royale Cabriolet Ettore – France

1930 Isotta Fraschini Castagna Torpedo Sport 8A SS – Italy

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I – Kuwait

 

Class B: Vintage (1931 – 1945)

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Le Baron Dual Cowl Phaeton – Italy

1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Kombinationswagen – Germany

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II – UAE

1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Four Light saloon by Thrupp and Maberly – Kuwait

1937 Bugatti 57SC Atlanta Coupe – USA

1937 Cord 810/812 – Kuwait

1937 Jaguar SS100 – Japan

1938 Buick 80 – Qatar

1939 Auto Union DKW Sonderklasse 37 Saloon – Kuwait

1939 Bugatti 57C Stelvio Cabriolet – France

1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Van Vooren Paris Faux Cabriolet – Japan

1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe – Kuwait

 

Class C: Vintage (1946 – 1960)

1948 Riley RMC – UAE

1951 Cadillac 6200 Convertible – KSA

1952 FIAT Ghia 1400 “B Junior” – Italy

1952 Muntz Jet Convertible – Kuwait

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith – UAE

1953 MG Arnold Cabriolet – Kuwait

1954 Ferrari250 Europa Coupe – Germany

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Fixed Head Coupe – Japan

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Germany

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 Zagato Double Bubble – USA

1956 Ford Thumderbird – Kuwait

1957 Chevrolet Belair – Kuwait

1958 Chevrolet Corvette – Kuwait

1958 Packard Hawk – Kuwait

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Kuwait

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL – Kuwait

1960 Bentley S1 Convertible – Bahrain

 

Class D: Vintage (1961 – 1975)

1961 Chevrolet Impala Coupe – Kuwait

1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible – Kuwait

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica – Italy

1962 Lagonda Rapide Shooting Brake – Kuwait

1963 Mercedes-Benz 230S – Kuwait

1963 Roll-Royce Silver Cloud Volante – Kuwait

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Volante – Kuwait

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III MPW Coupe – UAE

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe – Kuwait

1967 Maserati Ghibli - Lebanon

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada – Germany

1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster – Switzerland

1969 AC 428 Frua Coupe – Kuwait

1971 De Tomaso Pantera – Kuwait

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Limited Edition – Japan

1972 Iso Rivolta Grifo IR8 - Kuwait

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona – UAE

1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Speciale - Switzerland

 

 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Results

Class A, 1910 to 1930 – Vintage Cars

1st – 1923 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Sport Castagna – Located in Italy
2nd – 1930 Isotta Fraschini Castagna Torpedo Sport 8A SS – Located in Italy
3rd – 1930 Bentley Supercharged four and half litre – Owned by Bentley UK and presented by Zayani, Kuwait

Class B, 1931 to 1945 – Classics
1st – 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Kombinationswagen – Located in Germany
2nd – 1939 Bugatti 57C Stelvio Cabriolet – Located in France
3rd – 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Le Baron Dual Cowl Phaeton – Located in USA

Class C, 1946 to 1960 – Postwar Classics
1st – 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe – Located in Germany
2nd – 1952 Muntz Jet Convertible – Owned by the Historic, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum of Kuwait
3rd – 1960 Bentley S2 Convertible – Owned by Sheikh Ahmed Ben Ali, Bahrain

Class D, 1961 to 1975 – Modern Classics
1st – 1968 Bizzarini 5200 GT Strada – Located in Germany
2nd – 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica – Located in Italy
3rd – 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster – Located in Switzerland

Best Restored Car
1930 Isotta Fraschini Castagna Torpedo Sport 8A SS – Located in Italy

Best Preserved Car
1960 Chevrolet Impala Coupe – Owned by Mr Al Abudi

Best European Car
Mercedes-Benz 330SL (Gullwing) – Located in Germany

Best American Car
Cord 810/812 – Owned by the Historic, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum of Kuwait

Best Muscle Car
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 Convertible – Located in the USA

Most Fascinating Car – presented by the Kuwait Historical, Vintage & Classic Cars Museum
Bugatti 57C Atalante Coupe – Located in the USA

Best of Show
1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Kombinationswagen – Located in Germany

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