At the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, the famous hillclimb was full of fast, fantastic cars, featuring everything from the Beast of Turin to the one-off Ferrari P80/C. But hiding in the shadows of the Goodwood Stables was a host of cars that didn’t feature on the Hill, a carefully curated collection of classics making up the exclusive Cartier Lawn.
Meet the Cartier Style et Luxe concours class winners of 2019
Now in its 25th year, the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance annually celebrates various motoring milestones, and this year was no exception, with seven classes dedicated to everything from Avions Voisins at 100 to Volkswagen’s versatile T2 van.
While the hand-selected collection was on display to the public throughout the weekend, it wasn’t until Sunday morning that the judging panel arrived to assess the 47 concours vehicles on display.
This year’s panel was made up of both industry experts and celebrities, with David Gandy heading up the latter cohort. He was joined by fellow models Rosie Tapner and Richard Biedul and Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham. Meanwhile, the industry professionals included design director at Land Rover Gerry McGovern, ex-Apple Chief Design Officer and Chancellor of London’s Royal College of Art, Sir Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson, furniture designer, the Earl of Snowdon, and last but not least shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood.
The judges were split into groups and allocated two of the seven Cartier classes. They were asked to vote for a winner of each, before they converged and agreed on the overall Best of Show winner.
From the Cent Ans d’Avant Garde class, which celebrated Avions Voisins at 100, it was the 1936 C28 Aerosport, from the Keller Collection at the Pyramids, which took the win.
In the second class, A Sting in the Tail, which celebrated 70 Years of Abarth, the 1957 Goccia Vignale, belonging to Delwyn Mallett, achieved top spot.
Like Father, Like Son applauded the Genius of Jean Bugatti, and the judges chose a 1937 Type 57 SC Atalante as the finest example.
In Continental Drift, which honoured Bentley’s Beguiling R-Type, a 1954 Continental belonging to Peter Neumark beat five other R-Type Continentals to be crowned the Best in Class.
Tea for Two featured various examples of Volkswagen’s Versatile Van, and it was a 1956 example, the Single Cab ‘Type 261’, belonging to Barney Dines, which was chosen.
The penultimate class, Milanese Maestros, celebrated 100 years of Zagato, and despite stiff competition from Bristol, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Abarth models, it was the Lancia Flaminia 2500 Sport Zagato Pre-Series, belonging to Philippe Cornet, that won.
Finally, in the Aston-ishing class, celebrating the V8 Masterpiece, the 1971 DBS V8, belonging to Greville Dare, championed.
After much deliberation, one final car was chosen as the Best in Show. Dating from 1950, Nicholas Edel’s Abarth 250 Monza from the ‘A Sting in the Tail’ class triumphed.
The awards were presented to entrants by head of Cartier UK, Laurent Feniou, over lunch.
Photography by Joe Harding.
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