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
1. 1957 JAGUAR XK150DHC Alexander Holis
2. 1954 JAGUAR XK120 George Kasimatis
3. 1952 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER Diamandis Diamantides
CLASS B - GLAMOROUS SUPERCARS
1. 1973 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV Kriton Lentoudis
2. 1964 FERRARI LUSSO Kriton Lentoudis
3. 1968 FERRARI 275GTB/4 John Igglesis
CLASS C - SYBARITIC LIFESTYLE
1. 1971 MERCEDES 300SE 6,3 George Tannes
2. 1954 MERCEDES 300B Nickolas Benopoulos
3. 1959 MERCEDES 220S CONV. Panayiotis Kaldis
CLASS D - ENDANGERED SPECIES
1. 1922 AMILCAR CC Nickolas Kontoyiannis
2. 1963 WOLSELEY HORNET Dimitris Rizos
3. 1961 AUSTIN BEACH CAR Yon Reymondos
CLASS 911 - PORSCHE
1. 1972 PORSCHE 911 Elias Leontaritis
2. 1972 PORSCHE 911T Giuseppe Giano
3. 1969 PORSCHE 911S Lukas Yannakoulis
1. 1953 INNOCENTI LAMBRETTA Nasos Sarris
2. 1942 BSA WM Spiros Politis
3. 1954 PARILLA John Efremidis
1967 FORD SHELBY GT500 John Karonis
1961 AUSTIN BEACH CAR Yon Reymondos
Best Interior & Best Restoration
1964 FERRARI LUSSO Kriton Lentoudis
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!
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.
For more information contact:
Byron E. Riginos,
President of the Organizing Committee & Communication Officer for the
‘10th PHILPA Concours d'Elegance 2013'
Tel.: +30 210 65 34 700
Cell: +30 6973 393179
Fax: +30 210 65 33 420
See a thorough pictorial album by the official photographers of the event by clicking HERE!
In addition, enjoy a video trailer here: https://vimeo.com/78078974