The judges at the 41st Annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance had an extremely difficult time in selecting the winners. There was such an amazing array of car in every class that choosing the best was extremely difficult. Still, the judges did manage to select the two top awards. Best of Show went to a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 (Photo 1) owned by Rick Grant of Dayton, OH. The Best of Show Esprit de Sport went to a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica (Photo 2) owned by Kevin Cogan of Louisville, KY.

There were spectacular cars all over the lawn at Ault Park for this year’s event. With the featured marque being a celebration of Seven Decades of Porsche, the central field was covered with German sports cars. One of the cars was the actual 911 Speedster prototype (Photo 3) which was built in 1985 and became the personal car of then CEO Peter Schultz.

Over 200 vehicles turned out for this year’s concours. Like in years past, the concours raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley and their fight to help those afflicted with juvenile arthritis. There were events all weekend long that culminated in the show at Ault Park.

You don’t often see the personal car of an iconic Italian sports car but a 1968 Lamborghini Islero (Photo 4) that was built exclusively for company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini was on display.

Another car that isn’t often seen was a 1957 Chevrolet El Moroco (Photo 5). The El Moroco were custom “luxury” cars based on, first, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air but designed to have the looks to rival a Cadillac Eldorado. Only about 30 were made in 1957 and 1956 by Rueben Allendar.

These are each spectacular cars but they did not even win Best in Class in their respective classes. Some of the Best in Class winners included this Antique Class winning 1921 Marmon Model 34B (Photo 6).

The American Collector Class winner was this 1958 Buick Limited Convertible (Photo 7). The Collector Asian Class was won by this fantastic 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster (Photo 8) and the Collector Foreign was won by this 1972 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 (Photo 9).

The Early Pre-War Classic and the Late Pre War Classic Classes were made up of cars that are considered Full Classics by the Classic Car Club of America. This is a very rare distinction for any car but to be a Full Classic and win a concours as prestigious as this one is quite an accomplishment. The Early Class winner was the ultimate Best of Show 1935 Bugatti Typo 57 while the Late Class winner was this 1939 LaSalle Series 50 Convertible with Bohman & Schwartz body (Photo 10).

The Contemporary Sports Class was won by a fantastic 1961 Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica (Photo 11) while the Future Classic Class winner was a 2003 Ferrari Enzo (Photo 12). The American Performance Class was won by a 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Photo 13).

The Feature Marque for this year’s concours was a celebration of seven decades of Porsche. For that reason there were numerous classes dedicated to the classic German brand. Some of the class winners were a 1952 356 Coupe (Photo 14), a 1965 356 SC Coupe (Photo 15), a 1973 911 RS 2.7 Touring (Photo 16), a 1989 Carrera Speedster (Photo 17), a 1959 718 RSK Spyder (Photo 18), and a 1953 356 Pre-A Coupe (Photo 19).

A Special Display of Jaguar XKs was also a highlight with a 1959 XK 150S OTS (Photo 20) claiming Best in Class. The winner of the Sports Classics Through 1959 was a 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon (Photo 21) and the winner in the Racing Class was a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 (Photo 22).

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