|Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance Judging Day Concludes Salon Prive 2012|
| • 'Best of Show' prize goes to the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta entered by Dudley and Sally Masson-Styrron |
• Most prestigious judging panel in Salon Privé history congratulates all category winners for the UK's most outstanding line-up of bikes and cars in 2012
Syon Park, West London, 10th September 2012 – The Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance judging day at Salon Privé London marked the close of the Luxury Super Car Show, with a fabulous line up of 111 cars and bikes shortlisted down to 39 Concours prize winners for 2012. Leading the winners with the coveted 'Best of Show' prize was a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM entered by Dudley and Sally Masson-Styrron. The Barchetta is the 16th of just 25 bodied by Carrozzeria Touring, and boasts a fantastic racing history. As a works car it competed at the famous Targo Florio and Mille Miglia events and more recently at the Monaco Historique and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Category winners: Class A (Ferrari F40- Celebrating 25 Years of an Icon): 1992 Ferrari F40 entered by Tom Hartley Class B (Pre-War Rarities): 1932 Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 Gran Sport 5th Series entered by Deryk Haithwaite Class C (Closed Sports Cars from the Swinging Sixties): (and People's Choice winner) – 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 entered by Nigel Allen Class D (Vee-Twins Through the Ages): Motorcycle category - 1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C entered by Peter Bullard Class E (Open Sports Cars from the Swinging Sixties): 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder entered by Joe Macari Class F (Collection of Shooting Brakes): 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Car entered by Peter Heydon Class G (Bugatti – The Vintage Competition Series): 1925 Bugatti Type 35 entered by Sir John Venables-Llewelyn Class H (Important Competition Machines): Motorcycle category - 1972 Harley Davidson XR750TT entered by John Warr Class I (The Design Class Featuring Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta entered by Dudley and Sally Masson-Styrron Class J (Mercedes-Benz Gullwing – The Legend at 60) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing entered by Robert Lewis Special Awards: Best Interior: 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Car entered by Peter Heydon Most Sensitive Restoration: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder entered by Joe Macari Best Designed Car: 1969 Lamborghini Miura S entered by Jane Weitzmann Most Original Car: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta entered by Jonathan Root Most Exciting Car: 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 entered by William Heinecke Most Elegant Car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB entered by Gavin Moule Most Original Motorbike: 1970 Dresda 650 Sport entered by David Degens The Biggest 'Wow' Factor: 1975 Honda SS100 entered by Allen Millyard Now in its seventh year, Salon Privé took place from the 5th to 7th of September at West London's Syon Park and is firmly established as the UK's most prestigious Super Car Show & Concours d'Elégance. Several new product debuts, as well as the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance and a host of exclusive luxury goods exhibits, place Salon Privé among the leading automotive shows of the world, alongside the U.S.'s Pebble Beach and Italy's Villa d'Este. www.salonprivelondon.com
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