The 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron of Richard Driehaus and Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage won Best of Show.
Howard Carpenter Marmon’s swan song was to offer one of two production V-16 engines offered by an automobile manufacturer; the other being Cadillac. A superbly crafted unit of aluminum and light alloy, it boasted the largest displacement of any engine on the market, yet was lighter than most eight cylinder engines. At 200hp, it was nearly the equal of the Duesenberg Eight while surpassing both it and the Cadillac V-16 in torque output. Available in one of eight standard body styles, the Sixteen was styled by Walter Dorwin Teague, Sr. with bodies built by LeBaron. Just 390 were produced over three years including this car which was once owned by Briggs Cunningham.
The 1958 Ferrari 250 LWB “Tour de France” Competizione Berlinetta, Scaglietti of Roy Brod won the Best of Show Sporting Marque.
Beginning in 1956, Ferrari built a competition version of its 250GT; the first of the series was crafted by Carrozzeria Scaglietti earning the moniker “Tour de France” – a race won by Ferrari each year from 1956-1964. Dr. Brod’s car is one of 77 long-wheelbase berlinettas built of which 37, like his, have single vent louvres on the rear pillars. It was delivered new to Giovanni Ghersi in Italy who raced it in numerous hill climbs. Several European owners, including Edmund Pery campaigned the car in historic races at the Nurburgring, among others. Four times it has participated in the historic Mille Miglia. It was restored in 2008-2010 by Ferrari Classiche in Maranello, Italy.