BURLINGAME, CA – A 100-point 1932 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL earned “Best of Show” honors at the 66th annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, June 26 at Crystal Springs Golf Course. Showcasing excellence in automotive design and engineering, the event was highlighted by the display of more than 200 treasured vintage and classic cars and motorcycles.
“This year’s Concours showcased perhaps the most eclectic mix of cars that we have ever offered our guests,” said Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Chairman Glen Egan. “This presentation demonstrated truly exceptional and distinctive design combined with precedent-setting engineering. The 1932 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL is a perfect example of those characteristics and great selection for our most coveted honor.”
Chosen by a panel of esteemed judges from the international collector car world, the “Best of Show”- winning 1932 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL is one of only six known to be in existence, according to owners Lorenzo and Susan Nannini of Colma, California. “This award is especially significant for us, as it follows a meticulous two-year restoration,” said Mr. Nannini.
“We are deeply honored that Hillsborough judges selected this magnificent Chrysler, given the stunning cars that were on display.”
Highlights of the show included a salute to historic Route 66, special displays honoring the 75th anniversary of Ferrari and the 60th anniversary of Shelby American. A total of 20 judged “Automobiles of Distinction” classes featured a cross section of hot rods and muscle cars, stunning imports and motorcycles.
The Concours capped a memorable weekend of festivities that started on Friday with the annually sold-out Kick-Off party, which this year featured special guest Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios Creative Director of Franchise. That was followed by Saturday’s Hillsborough Tour d’Elegance, as 80 stunning collector cars traversed stunning Bay Area back roads and scenic vistas led by police escort.
Partnering with the Town of Hillsborough, the all-volunteer Hillsborough Concours Foundation organizes this annual sell-out event and raises proceeds for AbilityPath, The Guardsmen and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation.
About the Hillsborough Concours d’ Elegance
The Hillsborough Concours d’ Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. The passion of the Concours leadership and volunteers, pride of its entrants, and devotion of its attendees has earned Hillsborough the proud record as the longest continually running Concours in the world.
The Hillsborough Concours offers a forum for passionate vintage car owners to showcase their prized vehicles, and to compete for respect and recognition for their commitment to preserving automotive authenticity. The Concours also aims to cultivate future generations of car enthusiasts by providing privileged access to some of the world’s most celebrated automobiles and by serving as a channel for inspiring and informative automotive knowledge and lore.
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