10th PHILPA Concours d' Elegance 2013
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A Concours d'Elegance (from French meaning a competition of elegance, lit. "concourse of elegance", referring to the gathering of prestigious cars) dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during Summer weekends and holidays.Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles. These commonly are held at automobile shows or after racing competitions. Notable Concours d'Elegances include Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and here we proudly present the '10th PHILPA Concours d' Elegance 2013' held on Sunday 10th October at the beautiful grounds of Flisvos Marina, near Piraeus port, Greece. The Event was organized by the oldest and largest Antique Car Club-PHILPA.
Rare and uniquely beautiful classic cars competed in the ‘10th PHILPA Concours d’Elegance 2013’ at Flisvos Marina
Athens, Greece, 22ndOctober 2013 – In an event which drew thousends of classic car & motorcycle fans as well as visitors, the ‘10th PHILPA Concours d’Elegance 2013’ was quite successful with many participations of carefully selected entries. It was organized by Greece’s oldest and largest ‘Antique Car Club-PHILPA and held on Sunday October 20th at the Flisvos Marina.
Since early mornig rare and uniquely beautiful cars had been parked according to their Classes awaiting to be evaluated by Judges who were distinguishable among the crowd by thier blue suits and Panama straw hats. In this year’s event, distinguished head judges were invited from abroad as Messers. Carlo Otto Brambilla, Judge’s Secretary of the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este and Transportation Sector reporter, Dott. Stefano Pasini, writer, colector and judge of many Concours events, and Alexander Liokis, member of the Design Department of Maserati.
Members, spectators and Judges were impressed by a 1973 Lamborghini Miura SV, which was selected as the overal winner (Best of Show), a 1922 Amilcar CC, a 1964 Ferrari Lusso which took the prize of Best Interior and Best Restoration and of course the cute 1961 Austin Beach Car which conquered the prize of Most Unusual Design.
During the event, visitors had the opportunity to see and photograph rare and well preserved classic cars and motorcycles while this year a special Class was dedicated to the work of Sir William Lyons and Jaguar Cars, but also the 50 years of the Porsche 911 were celebrated by another independent 911 Class.
Around noon the dance group ‘Rolling Foxes’ performed dressed in period clothes accompanied by great Rock n’ Roll hits; later on the jazz band ‘P Quartet’ played few pieces adding to the festive mood. Several sponsors contibuted toward the success of the event, offering presents and pleasent surprises to visitors and participants. MetLife Alico and their Snoopy mascot filled the venue with multicolored balloons and entertained the youngsters. The Perrier soft drinks brand ‘teased’ and quenched the thirst by offering its bubbly new tastes, while Motodynamics S.A. the official importer of Porsche cars in Greece, showcased for the first time the brand new Porsche 911 Turbo S. In addition both the insurance company DYNAMIS S.A. and the car detailing Swell.gr had car displays at their stands.
The Judges of all Classes selected the followning winners:
CLASS A - GLORIUS JAGUARS
1957 JAGUAR XK150DHC Alexander Holis
1954 JAGUAR XK120 George Kasimatis
1952 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER Diamandis Diamantides
CLASS B - GLAMOROUS SUPERCARS
1973 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV Kriton Lentoudis
1964 FERRARI LUSSO Kriton Lentoudis
1968 FERRARI 275GTB/4 John Igglesis
CLASS C - SYBARITIC LIFESTYLE
1971 MERCEDES 300SE 6,3 George Tannes
1954 MERCEDES 300B Nickolas Benopoulos
1959 MERCEDES 220S CONV. Panayiotis Kaldis
CLASS D - ENDANGERED SPECIES
1922 AMILCAR CC Nickolas Kontoyiannis
1963 WOLSELEY HORNET Dimitris Rizos1961
AUSTIN BEACH CAR Yon Reymondos
CLASS 911 - PORSCHE
1972 PORSCHE 911 Elias Leontaritis
1972 PORSCHE 911T Giuseppe Giano
1969 PORSCHE 911S Lukas Yannakoulis
1953 INNOCENTI LAMBRETTA Nasos Sarris
1942 BSA WM Spiros Politis
1954 PARILLA John Efremidis
1967 FORD SHELBY GT500 John Karonis
1961 AUSTIN BEACH CAR Yon Reymondos
Best Interior & Best Restoration
1964 FERRARI LUSSO KritonLentoudis
BEST OF SHOW
1973 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV Kriton Lentoudis
BEST OF THE PAST
1958 FIAT ABARTH 750GT DOPPIA GOBBA Alex Vazeos
The PHILPA Board of Directors and the Organizing Committee wish to thank with appreciation the sponsors: MetLife Alico, Perrier, Posrche Hellas, Flisvos Marina, Dynamis Insurance Co., PPG/Sigma Coatings and Swell.gr, Drive Μagazine for its communication sponsorship, the Judges, all who have contributed in the organization, the volonteers and last but not least, the participants and the visitors!About PHILPA:The Non-profit Club PHILPA (The Antique Car Club of Greece) was established in Athens, Greece in 1972 and is one of the oldest members of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens). The Club’s memebership roll exceeds 1.300 persons which are united by the vision of rescuing and preserving old collectible vehicles. During its 41 years of operation PHILPA has contributed considerably for the rescue of thousends of classic cars, for the spreading of Greece’s cultural heritage, volunteerism, sporting and for inspiring people to care about old cars. In addition, PHILPA energetically contributes financially by supporting various philantropically profiled NGO’s as for example during this particular event ‘the good cause’ was the FLOGA Organization, supporting children with neoplasmatic disease.
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Judges & Awards
The movie trailer
I Like to thank the Greek classic car club PΗILPA (FIVA official member), B.Riginos & A.Vazeos for the great opportunity!
Also many congrats to my team for the impressive result!
Vasileios Papaidis Project Manager-Photographer-Editor-Producer
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