A6GCS Maser is crowd favourite at Villa d'Este

| 13 Jul 2010

Opinions were split dramatically over the star of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on 24-25 April, but it was American entrants that vied for the top silverware.The official judging panel - including Patrick le Quément and Lord March - decided on the curvaceous '38 Talbot-Lago T150 entered by Oscar Davis, which had lain undiscovered in Eastern Europe until 1995.But scooping People's Choice was John Bookout Jnr's '53 Maserati A6GCS. Fresh from a long restoration after an accident with a former owner in the '90s, the Frua-bodied beauty was the talk of the glamorous Italian lakeside event.Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo had a strong presence in their anniversary years, headed by the rare showing of Japanese collector Shiro Kosaka's TZ2, which was reunited with its designer Aldo Brovarone. Kosaka also owns the Bertone Canguro, deeming the TZ2 'too common'!