Concours of Elegance Poltu Quatu Classic - First Edition - 11-13 July 2014

Alfa 1750 Carrozzeria Brianza Alfa 1750 Carrozzeria Brianza

The ingredients of the Contest of Elegance Poltu Quatu Classic has been the key of the success of this first edition of the event: the Emerald sea of this corner of Sardinia, the timeless class of authentic jewels on four wheels, the enchantment of a Haute Couture fashion show that was the prelude to the parade of cars set up, or perhaps it's better to say, painted, in the magical setting of Poltu Quatu. And the winner is the Alfa Romeo 1750 Gran Sport presented by Swiss collector Axel Marx, a wonderful car created in just six exemplars by the Coachbuilder Brianza in 1932.

The elegance of this car has made unanimous the judgement of the noble international jury chaired by Dominique Fischlin (FIVA) and composed by Max Girardo (RM Auctions), Stefano Pasini (FIVA) and Luciano Bertolero (Auto Classic) even if it has to be said that it was not easy to assign the "Best in Show" saw the highest level of cars selected by Corrado Lopresto for this first edition of the contest.

The winner received a valuable watch from the Swiss Maison Eberhard & co. along with the prestigious trophy offered by the car Museum in Turin for the most original car. The Fiat 1500 Viotti of Daniele Spataro was awarded with the Auto Classic Cup for the best restoration, the Isotta Fraschini of Silvano Cima has been chosen by Italian classic cars portal Gare d'Epoca as the more glamorous car of the event and Francesco De Leo with the Alfa Romeo 1900 convertible that belonged to Pope Giovanni XXIII has been awarded with the trophy of the international fair of Padua Autoemotodepoca for bringing  in Sardinia the car with the most important historical past. Finally the three cars winners in their classes (the Lancia Lambda Torpedo from the Nicolis Museum, the Fiat 8V with Giuliano Bensi and the Jaguar E Type Spyder with Ugo Amodeo) received from the hands of beautiful models dressed by Peruvian designer Claudia Bertolero a magnum bottle of Dom Perignon, main sponsor of the more glamorous classic cars event ever seen before. The President of Poltu Quatu Resort Francesco Pulcini and Vice President Cristina Roma Pulcini,patron of the event, have already put the bases to make it even more spectacular the next year and the organizers of the contest (Auto Classic and Bcool International) have already been swamped by requests for participation, but also in 2015 the number of the selected crews will remain limited to only 30 collectors and their wonderful cars.



Best in Show Trophy (presented by Eberhard & Co.):
Axel Marx - Alfa Romeo 1750 Gran Sport Brianza

First in Class Trophies
until 1949: Silvia Nicolis - Lancia Lambda Torpedo 
until 1959: Giuliano Bensi - Fiat 8V 
post 1959: Ugo Amodeo - Jaguar E Type Roadster

Best Restoration Trophy (presented by Auto Classic Italy):
Daniele Spataro - Fiat 1500 Cabriolet Viotti

Best Conservation Trophy (presented by Turin Auto Museum MAUTO):
Axel Marx - Alfa Romeo 1750 Gran Sport Brianza

Best History Trophy (presented by Autoemotodepoca:
Francesco De Leo - Alfa Romeo 1900 Cabriolet ex Pope Giovanni XXIII

Glamourous Car of the Event Trophy (presented by Gare d'Epoca):
Silvano Cima - Isotta Fraschini 8

All other partecipants received the prestigious Degler Calendar, the new Lopresto Collection book and a precious cut of tissue offered by sponsor Vitale Barberis Canonico.

Report by Simone Bertolero