2018 Concours d’Elegance Winners

Over one hundred stunning, historic cars were on display within the Bonhams Veteran Car Zone, featuring the Concours d’Elegance, at the Regent Street Motor Show. These vehicles have been lovingly restored by their owners, many of whom joined us in period dress!

The following day, Sunday 4th November, The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox took place. The Run is the world’s longest running motoring event and saw over 400 pre-1905 cars set off on their annual pilgrimage from Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in Brighton.

The Concours d’Elegance is always one of the highlights of the Regent Street Motor Show and the cars were judged by a panel of experts.

Details of the winners are as follows:

Concours d` Equipe sponsored by The Royal Automobile Club

For the vehicle, drivers & passengers who were wearing appropriate period dress that, in the view of the judges, symbolises the veteran era.

WINNER: 1901 Steam Locomobile, entered by Mr Chris Sorensen (Australia), presented by: Miles Wade – Club Secretary, Royal Automobile Club


Period Motoring Attire sponsored by the State of Illinois

For the person who was wearing appropriate dress that in the view of the judges symbolises the motoring attire worn in the Veteran era.

WINNER: Chris Bates, NOT the owner but participating with a 1904 De Dion Bouton, presented by: Cory Jobe – State Tourism Director, the State of Illinois


Historic Veteran Car Award sponsored by Hiscox

For the car with the most impressive provenance in either continued ownership, historical connections, or an unrestored vehicle.

WINNER: 1900 Renault, entered by Antonio Calleri (Italy), presented by: Bronek Masojada – Group CEO, Hiscox


Original and / or Unrestored Veteran Car sponsored by Bonhams

The vehicle which most accurately represents the specification of the vehicle when new, in every detail, this may be an unrestored vehicle.

WINNER: 1902 Columbia (electric), entered by Bernard Holmes (GB), presented by: Rupert Banner – Vice President of Business Development at Bonhams NY


The Judges Overseas Award sponsored by Abels Moving Services Limited

An award with no specific or technical criteria, given to an overseas participant as selected as the judge’s favourite of the day for whatever reason – as they see fit.

WINNER: 1903 Vabis, entered by Surahammars Kommun (Sweden), presented by: Neil Pertoldi – International General Manager, Abels Moving Services Limited


Concours d` Elegance Light Vehicle Award sponsored by Goose Live Events

For the small vehicle which embodies the spirit of the Veteran era, in composition of the coachwork, paintwork, upholstery.

WINNER: 1901 Georges Richard, entered by Tim Summers (GB), presented by: Nick Wigley, CEO, Goose Live Events Limited


The Spectators Choice Award sponsored by Bonhams

As voted by the public for their favourite Veteran of the day.

WINNER: 1904 Albion, entered by David Pain (GB), presented by: Rupert Banner – Vice President of Business Development at Bonhams NY


Concours d`Elegance overall winner sponsored by the New West End Company

The overall winner as nominated by the Judges.

WINNER: 1903 De Dion Bouton, entered by Harold Pritchard, presented by: Luciana Magliocco – Associate Director, New West End Company

More details on the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox can be found at: www.veterancarrun.com