1938 Alfa Romeo Wins Louis Vuitton Concours Award
American Jon Shirley's stunning 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta has won the coveted Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award, selected from Best of Show winners at the world's most prestigious automobile concours d'elegance. To qualify, the vehicle may only be restored using original parts. The Alfa Romeo took home the top prize at last year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Lake Como. Since 2005, Louis Vuitton has recognized excellence in the closely related fields of Classic Concours, for historic cars, and Classic Concept, an award presented to a modern designer making the most significant contribution to the styling of today's cars. The Concept Car Award goes to the vehicle which the jury believe has the greatest potential to win a concours d'élegance in 40 years' time. This year's award was presented to Adrian Van Hooydonk, Design Director of BMW, for the amazing BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept vehicle unveiled at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show.