Renault takes best of show at inaugural Shanghai concours

| 23 Oct 2013

Best of show at the Bund Classic Concours d'Elegance – billed as China's first international classic concours – was a 1925 Renault 45 Tourer entered by a Mr Peng.

The 9.1-litre Renault came out on top from a 21-car field that spanned 1907 to 1975 (of which 14 were up for concours trophies) that was displayed on the lawn of the villa of Waitan Yuan No.1, Shanghai from 18-20 October.

Among the judges were Sandra Button, Chairwoman of Pebble Beach, Iain Tyrrell of Cheshire Classic Cars, Miao Jun, editor in chief of Car and Driver, Ben Gu, editor, Brett Wheatley and Trevor Worthington from Ford, as well as Bonhams' Jamie Knight.

Knight said: "The judges had both an enjoyable, but often challenging, time selecting the individual class winners as the competition was so close. We were however most in accord for the candidate to win Best of Show." 

The award winners in full:

Elegance Award Pre-1950 – 1935 Auburn 852, entered by Jason Huang.

Elegance Award Post-1950 – 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, entered by Shanghai Auto Museum.

People's Choice Award Pre -1950 – 1934 Mercedes 500K, entered by Arthur Bechtel. 

People's Choice Award Post-1950 – 1963 Porsche 356 Super 90, entered by Iain Tyrrell.

Chairman's Award – 1972 Hongqi CA773, entered by Shanghai Auto Museum.

Best of Show – 1925 Renault Model 45 Tourer, entered by Mr Peng (main image).

The event will be held again next year in the third week in October.