• TEXTS ET PICTURES : ALAIN LEMIRE • PUBLICATION: JUNE 7, 2016
Buckle up for a Ferrari frenzy! We're starting strong with the vintage rounded shapes of a 1949 Ferrari 166S, a timeless masterpiece.
Then, shift gears to the victorious roar of the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Ferrari 250 TRi/61 Scuderia NE.
Hold well to your seat as the "platine award" champ from the 2016 Cavallino Classic, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France was presented on the Concours lawn.
It's a pulse-racing showcase of speed, history, and sheer automotive excellence.
Imagine a stunning green body colored 1982 308 GT Spyder, a fierce 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and a timeless 1973 365 GT4 2+2.
Keep your eyes on your screen for the presentation of the road-hugging 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, and the inspiration behind the Chevrolet Monza, the 1972 365 GTC/4.
And the star of the show? None other than the breathtaking 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica in brilliant blue, gracing the official Concours poster.
This lineup isn't just cars; it's a whirlwind of history and power that'll leave you breathless.
By photographing those Ferraris, it reminded me my visits to the Cavallino Classic over the years, during which I learned how to shoot a sports car the beautiful way.
Look carefully at the sultry elegance of a 1970 Lamborghini Miura S, dressed in sleek piano black.
Get ready for a burst of blue as the 1975 Lamborghini Countach from its early years enters the spotlight. But the excitement doesn't stop there, brace yourself for the unique 1967 Maserati designed by Frua.
Check out the 1970 Moretti Sportiva S2 and the captivating 1977 Maserati Kyalami. Then, zoom ahead to the past with the 1950 Cisitalia Colombo 1100 Sport.
And the grand finale? Prepare for the thunderous roar of the 1969 Iso Grifo, bathed in blue and equipped with a Chevrolet 427 engine.
This isn't merely a gathering; it's a crescendo of Italian artistry and might leave you stunned!
The concours presented a jaw-dropping showcase of British automotive marvels that'll leave you in awe! Imagine a yellow 1953 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster and a vintage 1953 Jaguar XK120 OTS, oozing with classic charm.
Feast your eyes on the rare 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible, a gem of elegance and scarcity. Zoom ahead to a vibrant turquoise 1959 MGA Roadster, a burst of color amid the classics.
Prepare for a double dose of Aston Martin magic with the 1964 DB5 Coupe and the enigmatic 1967 DB6 Volante in black. And who could forget the iconic 1967 Jaguar E-Type series 1 Roadster, capturing the essence of performance and pure British style.
For a touch of modern flair, behold the 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante.
This isn't just a lineup; it's an exhilarating journey through automotive history that'll make your heart race and your eyes widen in wonder.
The Porsche display takes you on a ride through time! Look a vintage 1955 Cabriolet 356 and a sleek black 1958 Speedster 356 that exude pure style.
Shift gears to the captivating olive green of the 1968 912 Targa, a blend of class and adventure. Then, brace yourself for the racer's delight, the 1973 911 RS, followed by the innovative 1974 914 LE.
Fast forward to the future with the roaring 1987 911 Turbo, a symbol of speed and precision. And for a taste of modern innovation, check out the sleek 2015 918 hybrid Spyder in sexy black body color.
Nice way to travel in Porsche's evolution, a tribute to power and german elegance that'll leave you exhilarated.
Picture this: the iconic 1955 300SL Gullwing, a legend that's left tire marks on history. Then, brace yourself for the opulent circa 1960 4-door 300 Type D W189 Cabrio that'll steal your heart.
The 1966 230S Fintail shows a blend of vintage charm and power. Rev up your excitement for the 1970 250C Coupe, a true beauty in motion.
But that's not all, feast your eyes on the gorgeously preserved brown 1971 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet.
This isn't just a display; it's a trip through Mercedes-Benz's legendary lineup that'll leave you starstruck!
Get ready for BMW brilliance at the Greenwish Concours! Picture a century of power and style packed into one thrilling showcase.
From the rare 1937 328 MM Bugelfalt that conquered Le Mans, to the 1965 3200 CS, each model is a piece of history.
Zoom through time with the 1600 GT, the 1960 507 Roadster, and the dynamic 1973 CS and CSL Coupes.
Look at the powerful of the 1974 2002 Turbo, then savor the elegance of the 1986 Alpina C2 2.5. And don't miss the grand finale, the stunning 1986 CSI 635.
But that's not all, brace yourself for the 1949 Veritas race car, equipped with the legendary BMW 328 engine.
This isn't just a simple group of cars, it's a thrilling ride through BMW's remarkable legacy!
The sports car class brought the racetrack to the street in an electrifying display!
Imagine feasting your eyes on a 1975 Lancia Stratos, a rebel that roared from track to road. Shift gears to the heart-pounding 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, and hold on tight for the sleek 1980 BMW M1.
Raise down your eyes on the fierce 1982 Lancia 037 Coupe, a force of nature on the asphalt. And don't blink, because here comes the 1986 Lancia Delta S4 with a rear engine, ready to leave you breathless.
And just when you think you've seen it all, enter the scene-stealer, the 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190 Sedan Evo2.
This isn't just a class, it's a symphony of power, speed, and performance.
Some sport bikes were also on display in this group like a 1995 Ducati Supermono, 2 Triumph and 2 BMW with the R67/2 1954, that won the favor of the judges and could be some people pick to leave the lawn the noisy way!
In the popular car class, look at the 1947 Cisitalia 2002 Vignale Spyder, a 1954 Ford Comet Monte Carlo, and the French elegance of the 1955 Citroën Traction and the 1964 2CV.
Follow by the 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super and the 1958 Saab 93B take the spotlight. Zoom ahead to the zippy 1960 Fiat 600D and the exclusive 1964 Sabra GT.
The excitement continues with the 1967 Peugeot 404C and the young timer legend, the 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi.
And don't miss the grand finale of this section, the sublime 1971 Maserati Ghibli convertible a not so affordable car back in the days.
Time to end your excitement! The 20th concours edition unleashed a "best of the best" display from the past two decades. Picture this! The 1939 Delage D-6, the sleek 1954 Jaguar XK 120M, and the captivating 1951 Cisitalia 202C with a turquoise metallic pastel body.
Hold your breath for the 1928 Bentley 4.5 L Tourer and the striking 1941 Tatra T87 Diplomat by the waterfront.
The pre-war section? Think a 1937 Bentley 4.25L Pheaton, a 1936 Brough Superior, and a 1939 MG TB among other treasures.
Now, brace yourself for the ultimate thrill, the "Best of Show" winner, the 1936 Brough Superior Drophead owned by Nick Grewal.
This isn't just a display; it's a two-decade journey through excellence that'll leave you in speechless!
This end a very captivating Concours that I like to go back and live the new 2 days format. Day 1 for racing and day 2 for street cars.
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