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Best in Show at Pebble Beach 2018 - 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B by Touring

Sunday 26th August 2018
Commencing on 22nd August 2018, Monterey Car Week has been showcasing hundreds of the most beautiful and rare vintage cars at events and driving tours along the scenic Pacific coast. The week culminated today with The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance when two hundred original and some beautifully restored to original specification, automobiles gathered on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course.

At Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance, established in 1950, the cars are judged on many aspects, not least of which is maintaining the historical authenticity from inside to outside and in the engine bay. Throughout the day, all cars are judged and awards given for the First in Class in each category. Then all of the winning cars drive to the Lodge to receive their trophies. Following this, the nominees for the Best in Show line up to be judged. This year a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B; a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine; and a 1948 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupe awaited the judges' decision on which single car would win this year's overall Rolex Best of Show Award.

In front of a hushed crowd, trumpets blared and concours director Sandra Kasky-Button stepped to the podium, opened the envelope and announced that the 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, would be crowned 2018 Best in Show.

Owned by long-time Los Angeles Alfa Romeo collectors David & Ginny Sydorick, the beautiful black paintwork with saddle interior Alfa Romeo was reportedly on the short list for Best in Show according to nearly everyone who'd strolled the concours lawn earlier in the day. The 8C 2900B was a favoured Pebble winner due to it being pre-war European design, stunning coachwork thanks to Carrozzeria Touring and a racing provenance that certainly assisted in the conclusion of Best in Show by the public and judges.
David Sydorick commented after winning, that their 8C was essentially a Grand Prix car under an elegant Touring body. A technical tour de force in its day and a watershed design for both Alfa Romeo and Touring, which draped the 8C chassis with stunning Superleggera coachwork for the 1937 Paris Auto Salon. The car ended up in Germany and was sold to an American in 1956. It was restored in the 1990s and was named Most Elegant Closed Car at the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours, so it already had a Pebble Beach pedigree.

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