PURE CLASS IN A UNIQUE SETTING

More than 50 unique sports cars will assemble for a new edition of the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by EY in Knokke-Heist on 9 and 10 October 2021. Over the past seven years the sophisticated resort town on the Belgian coast has made a name for itself with a concours d’élégance for the rarest and most exceptional classic cars. The secret of that success? The exclusive character of both the entrants and the location. Something you would be interested in?

 

SHOW OFF THE BEST OF YOURSELF AT THE ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®

The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by EY presents the height of elegance in car design from yesteryear on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 2021. It is, however, just one of many events held as part of the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®. Its compelling programme makes this four-day festival of classic and premium cars one of the highlights on the car calendar: from an auction of classic cars and exclusive automobiles by renowned UK auctioneers Bonhams to a world-famous two-day rally. You can also look forward to a dazzling open-air show featuring the latest models from the premium car partners. It all combines to make the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® a fiesta for car lovers and fans of the Zoute way of life.

 

SELECT FIELD AND INTERNATIONAL JUDGES

The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by EY is exclusively open to a limited number of cars, split into a pre-war and a post-war category. The competition is led by Philip Kantor of UK auctioneers Bonhams. The international panel of judges comprises a number of famous names. Last year they included Jeremy Vaughan, Head of Motoring of the Royal Automobile Club of London, Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design at Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, Adolfo Orsi, historian and president of Historica Selecta, and Quirina Louwman, Dutch collector and racer of vintage cars. 

CLASSES 2021

I. Pre - War Class

II. Post- War Closed Class

III. Post- War Open Class

IV. Pre- War Preservation Class

V. Post- War Preservation Class

VI. Citroën SM - the 'made to measure" derivatives 

VII. Jacques Swaters the man and the cars  - a tribute 

VIII. The ‘Ferrarix of Asterix’ - Albert Uderzo a passionate Ferrari Aficionado

SPECIAL AWARDS 2021

I. Most Elegant or Special Interior

II. Most Special & Unique Bodywork

III. Most Iconic Car

IV. Most Sensitive Restauration

V. Engineering Award

VI. Prototype Award

VII. Best Restored Car

VIII. Special Award by The Jury "Coup De Coeur"

IX. Most Exciting Design

X. Junior Jury Award

Winners 2021

I. Best Preserved Car

II. Best of Show: Pre-War

III. Best of Show: Post- War

PROGRAM: TWO DAYS FILLED WITH BEAUTY

The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by EY will be held at the prestigious Royal Zoute Golf Club on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October. It promises to be two days to look forward to, for entrants and the general public alike. This is what you can expect.

SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2021

7:00am – 10:00am
You will be welcomed in the morning at the Royal Zoute Golf Club, where Fairways 1 and 18 will be open for the concours d’élégance. You are expected with your car between 8am and 11am. You will be assigned a space upon arrival.
11:30am – 2:30pm
You will be served a light lunch in the Clubhouse of the Royal Zoute Golf Club.
10:30pm – 5:00pm
The judges will examine the cars and begin preliminary judging. The candidates must be available to answer the questions of the judges from 2pm. The doors will open to the general public.
8:00pm - 12:00am
If you have registered (see supplements), you are expected at the gala dinner with the judges and other entrants.
Dress code: BLACK TIE

SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2021

8:30am - 9:30am
After parking your car, you will be served breakfast.
9:30am - 12:30pm
The judges will finalise their assessments of the participating cars.
11:00am - 3:30pm
The prizes for the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by EY will be presented during the full lunch.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The cars drive in a parade at the Royal Zoute Golf Club. They will be presented to the general public from the stage at the concours. 

Results
Winners edition 2019

BEST IN SHOW PRE WAR - 1936 - Mercedes 540 K Cabriolet A

BEST IN SHOW POST WAR - 1949 - Ferrari 166 Barchetta Touring Le Mans Winner

CLASS I - PRE WAR WINNER - 1936 - Mercedes 540 K Cabriolet A

CLASS II - POST WAR OPEN - 1966 - Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet Chapron

CLASS III - POST WAR CLOSED WINNER - 1959 - Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France

CLASS IV - POST WAR PRESERVATION WINNER - 1973 - Alfa Romeo Montreal

CLASS V - FERRARI 166 WINNER - 1949 - Ferrari 166 Barchetta - Le Mans Winner

CLASS VI - 100 YEARS BENTLEY WINNER - 1930 - Bentley 4.5 S/C Gurney Nutting

 

 

CLASS VII - TOURING SUPERLEGGERA HERITAGE WINNER - 1958 - Maserati 3500 GT Touring Spyder

CLASS IIX - TOURING SUPERLEGGERA REVIVAL WINNER - 2015 - Touring Berlinetta Lusso 

CLASS IX - BEACH CARS WINNER - 1958 - Fiat 600 Jolly 

CLASS X - 24H SPA FRANCOCHAMS WINNER - 1971 - Ford Capri RS 2600 Group 2

CLASS XI - 110 YEARS BUGATTI WINNER - 1938 - Bugatti Type 57 C Coupé - Le Patron 

CLASS XII - HYPER CARS WINNER - 2019 - De Tomaso P72

CLASS XIII - SPECIAL DISPLAY WINNER - 1953 - Jaguar XK120

MOST ELEGANT OR SPECIAL INTERIOR WINNER - 1960 - Alfa Romeo 2000 'Praho' Touring

 

 

MOST SPECIAL & UNIQUE BODYWORK WINNER - 1952 Supersonic By Ghia

MOST ICONIC CAR WINNER - 1955 - Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

MOST SENSITIVE RESTORATION WINNER - 1926 - Bugatti Type 37 

ENGINEERING AWARD WINNER - 2005 - Maserati MC12 GT1

PROTOTYPE AWARD WINNER - 1953 - Pegaso Z 102 Touring Superleggera

BEST RESTORED CAR WINNER - 1966 - Jaguar E- type serie 1 - 4.2 Coupé

SPECIAL AWARD BY THE JURY 'COUP DE COEUR' WINNER - 1951 - Ferrari 340 America Touring Berlinetta

EY TROPHY - SPIRIT OF PRESERVATION WINNER - 1959 - Facel Vega HK 500

DEGROOF PETERCAM TROPHY - CARS OF THE ROYAL BELGIAN FAMILY WINNER - 1954 - Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale

Jury 2019

Members of the jury of the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® 2019

From left to right, front row : Mr. Lorenzo Ramaciotti; Mr. Mark Moskowitz, Mr. Patrick Guerrier de Dumast, Mr. Rodolphe Rapetti, Dr. Adolpho Orsi, Mrs. Quirina Louwman, Mr. Christophe Grohe, Mr. Dominik Fischlin,
Mr. Francois Melcion, Mr. Stéphane De Smedt, Mr. Gregory Noblet, Mr. Michael Bock


From left to right, second row : Mr. Leo Van Hoorick, Mr. Jan Dyck; Mr. Louis de Fabribeckers, Mr. Richard Charlesworth, Mr. Mathias Doutreleau , Mr. Philip Kantor, Mr. Gianfranco G. M. Gentile, Mr. James Nicholls,
Mr. Tony Adriaensens, Mr. James Wood, Mr. Thierry Boutsen