The 4th Chantilly Arts & Elegance
The 4th Chantilly Arts & Elegance recently took place at the Chantilly Château in Northern France. Five cars from Aston Martin, Renault, McLaren, Citroën and stablemate DS were in contention for the Concours d’Elégance. After deliberation by the jury comprising Jean Todt, Margot Laffite, Paul Belmondo and Christophe Bonnaud, the Best of Show of the Concours d’Elégance was awarded to two winners: the Renault Trezor Concept and the Citroën CXperience Concept.
For the Concours d’Etat, the organiser Peter Auto decided to celebrate in its own way Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the main theme. Thus, 28 cars bearing the Prancing Horse badge, all of which had taken part in the most famous endurance race in the world, were gathered together for the occasion divided up into five classes. From this unique collection, an exceptional car won the favours of the jury and the Best of Show for the post-war cars went to the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 58, winner of the Sarthe classic in 1958 driven by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill. Among the pre-war cars the class reserved for Bugattis attracted the attention of the jury. Gathering four Type 57 Ss together in the same place was a feat in itself and it justified the awarding of three prizes for this class crowned by the Best of Show for the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic, owned by Americans Robson Walton and Peter Mullin.
Photos: ©Mathieu Bonnevie.