2013 Concours d'Elegance Of America Continues To Amaze
1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster Derham and 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Boat Tail Speedster Win Best In Show
July 30, 2013
By: Carl Malek
The 2013 Concours D'Elegance Of America at the Inn of St Johns in Plymouth Michigan last weekend was a visual reminder of how much the collector car hobby has grown, with over 374 cars on display for the large crowds on hand despite occasional bouts of rain which did little to dampen the festive spirit of the event. A highlight of this years event was a focus on electric vehicles with modern entries such as the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and The Cadillac ELR sharing the stage alongside their ancestors from Detroit Electric and other period manufacturers
When all was said and done, Best in Show honors went to two vehicles with each representing America and Europe respectively. The 2013 Best in Show for the American category went to a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster Derham owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III. This latest win is a repeat performance for the Cassini's who won best in show at last years event with a 1933 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton which featured Lebaron bodied coachwork.
Meanwhile, the Best in Show European category was awarded to Roger Willbanks and his 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Boat tail Speedster. This vintage Alfa was among the crowd favorites, and it looked spectacular especially its classy black paint which was enhanced somewhat by the drops of water that were on the car from an earlier bout of rain.
Thank you all for following this third year of Concours coverage and I look forward to sharing this wonderful event with all of you again next year.