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Motorclassica’s ‘Best of Show’
Motorclassica’s ‘Best of Show’

1959 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 MK III BEST IN SHOW AT MOTORCLASSICA 2019

A stunning 1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK III was named ‘Best in Show’ at the 2019 Australian International Concours d’Elegance at Motorclassica.

 

PRE-WAR OPEN 1904 DE DION BOUTON V, Geoffrey Mitton - SA

PRE-WAR CLOSED 1931 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL SPORTS SALOON, Chris Meany - NSW

PRE-WAR BENTLEY 1928 BENTLEY 6.5 LITRE VAN DEN PLAS TOURER, Gary McMillan - VIC

POST-WAR CLASSIC CLOSED 1955 CITROËN BIG GH SEDAN, John Grieve - VIC

POST-WAR CLASSIC OPEN 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL ROADSTER, Paul Lathouras - QLD

MODERN CLASSIC CLOSED 1965 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR SALOON, Graham Lawrence - NSW

MODERN CLASSIC OPEN 1965 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL DROPHEAD COUPE, Peter Fox Collection - VIC 

MODERN CLASSIC GT  1969 FORD FALCON XW GTHO PHASE 1, John Walters - SA

MODERN CLASSIC SPORTS & PERFORMANCE UNDER 3L 1965 ALFA ROMEO 105 GTA STRADALE, Richard East - VIC

MODERN CLASSIC SPORTS & PERFORMANCE OVER 3L 1967 FORD GT500 SHELBY MUSTANG, Spiro Mitropulos - VIC

PRESERVATION CARS 1965 TOYOTA CROWN S, Brian Trevan - TAS

MOTORCYCLES 1922 BROUGH SUPERIOR MK1 90, Jonathan Munn - VIC

PRESERVATION MOTORCYCLES 1959 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR, Phillip Caldwell -VIC

In 2019, Motorclassica celebrated a number of a number of automotive milestones, with special Concours classes awarded to reflect those.

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON - 100 YEARS OF ALVIS 1933 ALVIS SA SPEED 20 SALOON, Bob Northey - VIC

THE IRON LADIES - 100 YEARS OF BENTLEY 1928 BENTLEY 3 LITRE SPEED RED LABEL 4 SEATER OPEN TOURER VAN DEN PLA, Sam Patten - VIC

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE MON AMI - 100 YEARS OF CITROËN  1961 CITROËN ID 19 SEDAN, Robert Little - VIC

A STING IN THE TAIL - 70 YEARS OF ABARTH 1974 FIAT ABARTH 124 RALLY STRADALE SPIDER WITH HARD TOP, David Judd - VIC

HAYAI KURAMA - A TRIBUTE TO JAPANESE SPORTS CARS 1971 TOYOTA GT CELICA (TA22) COUPE, Nick Grakini - VIC

THE GIANT SLAYERS - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MINI 1965 MORRIS MINI 850 SEDAN, Arthur Crosthwaite - NSW

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 1971 TOYOTA GT CELICA (TA22) COUPE, Nick Grakini - VIC

SPIRIT OF MOTORCLASSICA 1924 HISPANO SUIZA H6B, Ross Morgan - WA

RESTORATION OF THE YEAR 1924 BENTLEY SPEED 3 LITRE, restored by Simon Elliott, Derby Works and Wayne Fitzgerald

BEST OF SHOW 1959 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 MK III, Anna Purcell - VIC

Owned by Anna Purcell, the Aston Martin was judged the ‘best of the best’ from 140 vehicles in the hotly-contested Concours competition, which headlined Motorclassica, Australia’s premier annual collector car and motorcycle exhibition.

“Anna Purcell’s rare primrose yellow Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII is a stunning vehicle and a very worthy winner,” Motorclassica, Event Director, Paul Mathers said.

“Each year our panel of judges are forced to make judgements on the most minute of details, as the standard of entries continue to exceed our expectations, this year has been no exception.”

“This is the second time in Motorclassica’s ten year history that an Aston Martin has won the prestigious Best in Show, such recognition speaks volumes to the collectability of the early David Brown Aston Martins and to the standards at which they are restored.”

excerpt from media release

Motorclassica 2019 Dates

Friday 11th October – 9am to 9pm

Saturday 12th October – 9am to 9pm

Sunday 13th October – 9am to 5pm

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