Porsche 356 Streamliner wins The Outlaws class at Concours Virtual

Porsche 356 Streamliner wins The Outlaws class at Concours Virtual

LATEST RESULTS ANNOUNCED IN THE CONCOURS VIRTUAL IN AID OF UNICEF

Concours Virtual: The Outlaws – Modified German Aircooleds
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Class H: The Outlaws – Modified German Aircooleds brought together some of the best custom-built VWs and Porsches from around the world, from home-built sleepers to the creations of master outlaw builder Rod Emory.

Chief judge Jay Ward commented, “This was a tough class, with 10 of the 14 cars receiving nominations from the judges.”

These included Magnus Walker (fashion designer and Porsche collector), Peter Stevens (car designer best known for the McLaren F1) and Louis de Fabribeckers (Head of Design at Touring Superleggera)

The judges finally settled on the Porsche 356 Streamliner owned by Delwyn Mallett in the UK. The project took over 40 years to complete and started well before the term ‘Outlaw’ had been coined to describe modified Porsches. The end result - a fantastic homage to the Gmünd race cars of the 1950s and a very special Porsche.

In second place was the Emory Special built by Rod Emory for John Oates of Hall & Oates fame. 

The people’s vote went to the fabulous 1967 VW Beetle Cal-look ‘Red Zeppelin’ owned by Jay Clarke. This was built by Jay Clarke and his brother Matt over six years of weekends, in a single council lock-up garage in east London.

The full results are as follows: 

Class H: The Outlaws: Modified German Aircooleds

Judges’ Vote

1952 Porsche Streamliner
1960 Emory Oates Special
1958 Okrasa Special 


People's Vote

1967 VW Beetle Cal-look ‘Red Zeppelin’
1956 VW Beetle Collier Special
1958 Okrasa Special


Concours Virtual: Poster Cars of the 1960s, 70s and 80s
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The Poster cars of the 1960s, 70s and 80s had one of the biggest line-ups in the Concours, with 21 cars vying for the attention of the public and the jury. These were the supercars teenagers dreamed of, posters of which would have been pinned to bedroom walls.

For the judges there was a clear winner – the 1973 Lamborghini Countach LP400. In the opinion of the judges, not only is the model the definitive poster car, this particular car entered, being the prototype and oldest Countach, is probably the most important Countach in the world.

The three cars placed by the judges were all designed by Marcello Gandini for Carrozzeria Bertone showing his dominance in the supercar sector

The people’s vote shows what can happen when enthusiasts of a particular model get behind it and vote in numbers. The Bill Thomas Race Cars Cheetah is not an obvious Poster Car for the masses but it is a great looking and important car.

The full results are as follows: 

Class I: Poster Cars of the 1960s, 70s and 80s Vote

1973 Lamborghini Countach LP400
1978 BMW M1
1984 Lotus Esprit 


People's Vote

1964 Bill Thomas Race Cars Cheetah
1963 Shelby Cobra Mk I
1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit


Concours Virtual: 70 years of Formula One
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Some of the most important Formula 1 cars were on show in this class, celebrating 70 years of the Formula 1 World Championship. From the very first BRM Type P15 Chassis Number 1 (1950), which Fangio considered ‘the best Formula 1 car ever made’ to the breathtakingly beautiful 1991 Ferrari 643, which featured as a work of art in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

The judges’ vote and the car going through to be considered for Best in Show went to the 1982 BRM P578. Known as ‘Old Faithful’, this was the car that took Graham Hill to a world championship. As chief class judge Bill Warner said, “in period this was a technological tour de force. The McLaren and JPS Team Lotus tied in second place in the first round of judging but the Lotus won through as it was seen to be an innovator, whilst the McLaren was the last of a breed.” 

The people's vote went to the earlier BRM Type 15 V16. Its contribution to the careers of many of its drivers was seen as fundamental to its succession gaining public votes. 

 The full results are as follows: 

Class J: 70 years of Formula One

Judges’ Vote

1962 BRM P578
1973 JPS Team Lotus 79 Chassis 3
1991 McLaren MP4/6 


People's Vote

1950 BRM Type 15 V16
1978 F1 JPS Team Lotus type 79 chassis 3
1962 BRM P578 Grand Prix Car

Class H: The Outlaws – Modified German Aircooleds
Class I: Poster Cars of the 1960s, 70s and 80s
Class J: 70 Years of Formula 1
 


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