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2005 EVENT

New York, September 30th - October 2nd, 2005

The inaugural New York City Concours d' Elegance was a great success for the organizer, participants, judges, sponsors and visitors. Blessed by three days of abundant sunshine some of the rarest automobiles were displayed at the Wollman Rink in Central Park. The scenery appeared to be as out of a movie. It was true Gotham with the skyscrapers of Manhattan's trendy upper Eastside as dramatic backdrop. The cars were displayed on the Wollman Ice Skating Rink, which is, as it couldn't be any different, managed by nobody less than Donal Trump's team. All of this in the serene setting of New York's Central Park - the world's most famous park. It would have not been a surprise if Batman would have dropped in with his Batmobile...

City Hall was very pleased and officially declared the day "New York City Concours d'Elegance Day". Sport Commissioner Ken Podziba was a great patron of the event and handed New York City Concours d'Elegance chairman Thomas Hamann the official proclamation signed by Mayor Bloomberg during the Gala Dinner.

The three days of the 2005 New York City Concours d'Elegance allowed thousands of spectators to adore some of the finest classic and exotic automobiles ever assembled in such setting in the City. But it wasn't only New Yorks attending or admiring...

Participants had actually traveled not only from all across the United States, but even from all over the world to attend the event. Cars were flown in from London, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome and Zuerich/Switzerland. An impressive International field especially for an inaugural show.

AUDI as the official automobile used this event for an exclusive First showing of their luxurious Performance SUV Q7. It was indeed the very first time the car was ever shown in public in the United States.

YAMAHA motorcycles did the same and celebrated their 50th anniversary at the New York City Concours d'Elegance with a world exclusive premier of their complete new line of powerful and fast Super Sport motorcycles nobody had laid eyes on before. The chairman of Yamaha Motors flew in from Japan to unveil these motorcycles together with the President of Yamaha Motors North America.

The cars were judged by an international committee of renown automobile specialists which included multiple LeMans winner and ex-Ferrari factory team racer Derek Bell, Christian Philippsen from Monaco, automotive publishers David E. Davis and Gerald Roush amongst others. Actress Anne Hathaway (Princess Diaries, The Devil wears Prada) was one of the names to be recognized in celebrity judging panel. Well known TV-commentator and ex race car driver Alain de Cadenet flew in from his home in London, UK to act the Master of Ceremonies.

The event was, as everybody attending stated, a first class event offering some of the finest and rarest automobiles as well as VIP treatment and daily luncheons, cocktail parties and the final Black Tie Gala Dinner.

As a well-know collector from the New York area told a fellow collector after- wards "It was a three-day party for car guys in an unbelievable atmosphere and setting you shouldn't have missed". This compliment says it all as the following photos, articles, video and list of winners clearly show.



VIDEOS

PICTURES

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

2005 NEW YORK CITY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE BEST IN SHOW

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Year Manufacturer Model Owner
1938 Horch 853A Joseph Cassini, West Orange, NJ

Sunday, October 2, 2005
1955 Ferrari 375 America Jack Thomas, St. Louis, MO

2005 NEW YORK CITY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE BEST OF CLASS AND BEST OF SHOW WINNERS

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Year Manufacturer Model Owner
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1932 Auburn 120 Boattail Speedster Brent Merrill, Toronto, Ontario
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1938 Horch 853A • Joseph Cassini, West Orange, NJ
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Scott Gauthier, Scottsdale, AZ
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Bjorn Nordemo, Westend, NC
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet Hans-Peter Weidman, Basel, Switzerland
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Ghia Herb Wolfe, Englewood, NJ
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1960 Maserati Tipo 60 ‘Birdcage’ Thierry Morin, London, England
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1956 Maserati 300S Lawrence Auriana, Greenwich, CT
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder William Pope, Paradise Valley, AZ
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1960 Maserati Tipo 60 ‘Birdcage’ Thierry Morin, London, England
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1935 Alfa Romeo 6c2300 Pescara Ugo Isgro, Milan, Italy
Pre-War Tourers and Speedsters
1961 Abarth 1000 GT Rob Phillips, Portland, OR
Most Advanced for its Time
1938 Panhard Dynamic Alain Cerf, Tampa Bay, FL
One Trophy Each

Sunday, October 2, 2005
Year Manufacturer Model Owner
Ferrari Berlinettas
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Leslie Hepp, Dix Hillls NY
Ferrrari Coupes, Post-1962
1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Bjorn Nordemo, Westend, NC
Ferrari Coupes, Pre-1962
1955 Ferrari 375 America • Jack Thomas, St. Louis, MO
Ferrari, Mid-Engine
1974 Ferrari BB 512i Michael Barber, New York, NY
Ferrari, Open, Front Engine
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Lawrence Auriana, Greenwich, CT
Ferrari Racing
1967 Ferrari 312 F1 Todd Morici, Saddle River, NJ
Lamborghini
1970 Lamborghini Miura Lawrence Auriana, Greenwich, CT
Maserati
1957 Maserati 450S Scott Rosen, Armonk, NY
Best Preserved Automobile
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Thierry Morin, London, England
Best Restored Automobile
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Peter Kalikow, New York, NY
Best Interior
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Special Comp Oscar Davis, New York, NY
One Trophy Each

ENTRANTS

Year Manufacturer Model Owner
1949 Ferrari 166MM Lawrence Auriana
1955 Ferrari 375 America Jack Thomas
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Gary Lilienthal
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Peter Kalikow
Ferrari ____Zagato Spyder Anatoly Arutunoff
1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabrio Oscar Davis
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Special Comp Oscar Davis
1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF II Rob Weisenthal
1962 Ferrari 250 Fantuzzi Speciale NART Fred Teece
1962-64 Ferrari 400 Superamerica S2 David Letterman
1962-64 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso Roger Werner
1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO Chris Cox
1963 Ferrari 330 LMB Comp Berlinetta Eric Heerema
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Leslie Hepp
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 John Hannan
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Scott and Pamela Isquick
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Dr. Lawrence Goldstein
1967-68 Ferrari 312 F1 Todd Maricci
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC John Orichio
1970 Ferrari 512M Sports Prototype Lawrence Auriana
1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Mitch and Leslie Cahn
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe Leslie Hepp
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe Bruce McCaw
1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder John Hannon
Ferrari 365P Luigi Chinetti, Jr.
1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS John Hannan
1985 Ferrari Testa Rossa Ronald Sicilia
1985 Ferrari 328 GTS Maxwell Eyers
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Len Rusiewicz
Ferrari F40 Robert Wallach
Ferrari F50 Robert Wallach
Ferrari Enzo Robert Wallach
2005 Ferrari Superamerica Robert Wallach
Lamborghini 400 GT
Lamborghini Espada
196? Lamborghini Miura Lawrence Auriana
Lamborghini Countach Anniversary Eduardo Menasce
Lamborghini Gallardo Audi of North America, Inc.


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