Although it has been co-opted by luxury automakers showing off their newest concept cars, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance remains primarily a celebration of “the most beautiful and rare cars.” On Sunday, a 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne was voted Best in Show at this year’s Concours d’Elegance.
The French-built four-door car was designed by Gabriel Voisin, who after constructing airplanes in World War One turned his attention to automobiles. Voisin turned out about 11,000 cars between 1919 and 1939. The winning Voisin C-25 is owned by 69-year-old Peter Mullin, who called the award, “the most special, significant, rewarding thing that’s ever happened to me… outside of marrying my wife.”
“The car’s remarkable attention to detail brought it forward during judging and it became a real crowd pleaser,” said Concours chair Sandra Button.
The award marked Mullin’s first win in 27 years of Concours d’Elegance attendance. Other vehicles nominated for the Best in Show award include a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C and a 1929 Bentley Speed Six. The 227 competing cars hailed from 31 states and 15 countries.
Source: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance