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This magnificent 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet was crowned Best of Show at the Petersen Concours d’Elegance yesterday (16 August).
The event was the climax of Petersen Car Week, an online automotive extravaganza on 12-16 August formed as a substitute for the COVID-cancelled Monterey Car Week.
The virtual festival attracted in excess of 400,000 viewers, while the concours received more than 500 applications, from four continents.
In all, 16 trophies were awarded, the Horch, owned by Aaron Weiss, scooping the European Classic class win en route to overall glory.
The star-studded list of judges included Bobby Rahal, Bruce Meyer, David Sydorick, Peter Mullin, Chip Ganassi and Weiss himself.
The full list of concours class and award winners is as follows:
- Competition – 1959 Old Yeller II Buick Special
- American Classic – 1936 Chrysler C9 Airflow Coupe
- European Classic – 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet
- Ferrari Grand Touring – 1962 Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica
- Hot Rod – 1932 Ford Fordor
- Special Significance – 1910 Thomas Flyer
- Post-War Preservation – 1950 Simca 8 Sport
- Post-War Sports – 1961 Carrera Abarth GTL #1008
- Post-War Touring – 1966 Shelby GT350
- Las Vegas Strip Award – 1959 Imperial Speedster
- Drive-In Award – 1959 Buick ‘LoSabre’ custom concept
- Most Charismatic – Peugeot Darl’mat
- Most Elegant (Open) – 1953 Bentley Graber DHC
- Most Elegant (Closed) – 1936 MG SA
- Best of Show - 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet
- PCH – 1931 Ford Roadster
“Although we could not gather in person this year, we couldn’t have hoped for a better digital event to share our automotive passion,” said Petersen Executive Director, Terry L Karges.
“From the supportive fans to the incredible partners and participants, our shared love for the automobile helped make Petersen Car Week possible.”