9th PHILPA Concours d' Elegance 2012
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"PHILPA - 9th Concours d'Elegance 2012”
On Sunday, October 21, 2012 held in Halandri square with great success, the annual event Pageant Historical Vehicle PHILPA entitled "9th Concours d'Elegance FILPA 2012" following the example of Pebble Beach, California and Villa d 'Este in Lago di Como .
First winner the FIAT Abarth 750 GT Record Monza 1959 Alex Vazeos. Interestingly enough, a similar car was the car of the Italian champion Massimo Letto di Priolo won in 1959 the two races of Rhodes, Filerimos hillclimb and the city Circuit. The champion's car managed to locate in Northern Italy from the Hellenic Motor Museum and intends to restore to expose together with the other race cars in the collection.
The Club this year honored the memory and work of recently deceased leading designer Sergio Pininfarina to the award of a car specially designed by him, which won one Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2 1969 owned and exhibited today in Hellenic Motor Museum. Ferrari has purchased at auction in Britain was owned by Philip Alexander Empeirikos Koumoundourou son Alexander Empeirikos Koumoundourou oftentimes Member's Messinia with the formation of Panagis Tsaldaris, Minister and Governor of Epirus 1933-1934.
It was the first time for me to participate in PHILPA club event like 9th Concours d' Elegance Athens 2012.My participation at memorial Pininfarina trophy and at regular class with Lancia Flavia PF Iniezione 1968,nice memories brings me back this page! Special thanks to my friend Alex Vazeos for the concession of this very elegant classic car.