Concours Virtual: Salt flat heroes results

Concours Virtual: Salt flat heroes results


Judges vote goes to 1957 MG EX-181

People’s Vote goes to 1933 Napier Railton Special

Two very British record breakers took the spoils in the latest results from the Concours Virtual in aid of Unicef.  Class N: Salt Flat Heroes - early Bonneville racers was dedicated to Land Speed Record attempts and to the hot rods and specials that have defined the dry lakes scene.

The 1957 MG EX-181 was driven by Stirling Moss who achieved a top speed of 245.6mph on the Utah Salt Flats, breaking five international Class F (1500cc) records in the process. The car returned to Bonneville in 1959 with a slightly larger engine. Phil Hill took the steering wheel and piloted the car to 254.9mph, a feat  which he enjoyed reminding Stirling of for many years.

In the People’s vote another British car took top honours, with the monstrous 1933 Napier Railton Special winning the closely fought contest. In 1936 John Cobb and his crew set new records for 1000, 2000 and 3000miles, 3000 and 5000km and 12 hours, with the ultimate prize being the 24 hours at 150.16mph.

The full results are as follows:

Class N: Salt Flat Heroes: early Bonneville racers
Judges Vote

1957 MG EX-181
1948 So-Cal Belly Tank
1960 Proteus Bluebird CN7
People's Vote

1933 Napier Railton Special
1932 Ford Roadster
1957 MG EX-181
Class H: The Outlaws: Modified German Aircooleds

Sponsored by Adobe Road Winery, the Aircooled class in the Concours Virtual is a highlight of the Concours. The team have brought together some of the most inspiring one-off creations from a number of the world's great exponents of the movement. Voting is now Live at

The full list of contenders is as follows:

1960 Porsche 356 Roadster
1959 Porsche 356 A Emory Special Aquamarine Blue
1974 Porsche Carrera 3.8 Hot Rod
1963 Volkswagen VW Type 1 Okrasa TSV 1300/34
1952 VW Barndoor Type 2
1956 Volkswagen Beetle (Collier Special)
1967 VW Beetle Red Zeppelin
1956 Porsche 356 Valkyrie Racing
1960 Porsche 356 Emory Special
1958 VW Okrasa Special
1952 Porsche 356 ‘Streamliner’.
1963 Porsche 356 California Open Sports Racer
1964 Porsche 356 Emory Special Silver Cabriolet

The class runs from 16 July  through to 23rd July and will be judged by eminent personalities from the classic car world.

Visitors to the website will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite car in each of the classes.

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