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'EstePebble 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.

The place

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

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

 

ΜΟΤΟ 

1953 INNOCENTI LAMBRETTA                   Nasos Sarris

1942 BSA WM                                            Spiros Politis

1954 PARILLA                                           John Efremidis

 

SPECIAL AWARDS      

Best Preserved          

1967 FORD SHELBY GT500                        John Karonis

Unusual Design          

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.

The Club

Sponsors

Philanthropy

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Competitors

Classic Motorcycles

Details

The Show

Judges & Awards

The movie trailer

The film

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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