PURE CLASS IN A UNIQUE SETTING

More than 70 unique sports cars will assemble for a new edition of the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam in Knokke-Heist on 6 and 7 October 2018. 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 Degroof Petercam presents the height of elegance in car design from yesteryear on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018. 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. The 150,000 plus visitors from all corners of Europe can also look forward to a dazzling open-air show featuring the latest models from the premium car partners in the streets of Le Zoute. Not forgetting the spectacular GT Tour that wraps up the festival… It all combines to make the
ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® a fiesta for car lovers and fans of the Zoute way of life.
Do you own an exceptional classic car? Show off the best of yourself at this prestigious car and lifestyle event. Apply to enter the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam by 31/08/2018.

SELECT FIELD AND INTERNATIONAL JUDGES

The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam 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. The judges for the 2018 edition will be announced soon at www.zoutegrandprix.be.

PROGRAMME: TWO DAYS FILLED WITH BEAUTY

The ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam will be held at the prestigious Royal Zoute Golf Club on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 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 6TH OCTOBER 2018

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 at the Terrace Marquee at the Royal Golf Club with the judges and other entrants.
Dress code: BLACK TIE

SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2018

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 Degroof Petercam will be presented during the full lunch.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The cars will be escorted in a procession from the Royal Zoute Golf Club to the Albertplein on the seafront. They will be presented to the general public from the stage of the Albertplein Marquee.

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The general public has the opportunity to admire the cars in the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam at the Royal Zoute Golf Club between 10:30 am and 5 pm on Saturday and between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Sunday.

Children aged 10 and over are welcome. For the safety of everyone involved and the classic cars, we are unable to let the under 10s into the event.


The concours d’élégance is held on a golf course, so dogs cannot be admitted.


Tickets are available at www.zoutegrandprix.be.

Results
Winners edition 2017

LEBEAU-COURALLY TROPHY: BEST OF SHOW
Winner : 1964 - ASTON MARTIN DB5 “JAMES BOND”
Prize by Mr. Enzo Ide – Bestuurder – Lebeau-Courally

CLASS I - 1920 TOURERS
Winner : 1929 - BUGATTI TYPE 43A 
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS II - 1930’S & 1940’S COACHBUILD CABRIOLETS
Winner : 1943 - ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 TURISMO CABRIOLET GARAVINI
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS III - 1950’S AND 1960’S CABRIOLETS
Winner : 1954 - SIATA 208 S SPYDER MOTTO
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS IV - POST-WAR CLOSED
Winner : 1954 - FIAT 8V VIGNALE
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS V - FERRARI 70 : THE EARLY YEARS
Winner : 1950 - FERRARI 195 BERLINETTA GHIA
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS VI - FERRARI 70 : THE LEGENDARY 250 GT
Winner : 1960 - FERRARI 250 GT CABRIOLET SERIES II PININ FARINA
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS VII - FERRARI 70 : THE MODERN ERA
Winner : 1985 - FERRARI 288 GTO
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS VIII - 60TH ANNIVERSARY BMW 507
Winner : 1957 - BMW 507
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS IX - 60TH ANNIVERSARY MERCEDES 300 SL
Winner : 1958 - MERCEDES 300 SL ROADSTER
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS X - ASTON MARTIN : THE DAVID BROWN ERA
Winner : 1964 - ASTON MARTIN DB5 “JAMES BOND”
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS XI - LITTLE GEMS
Winner : 1956 - SIATA 1100/103
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CLASS XII - RACING CARS
Winner : 1932 - ALFA ROMEO 1750 GRAN SPORT ZAGATO
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

MOST ELEGANT OR SPECIAL INTERIOR
Winner : 1934 - LANCIA ASTURA VIOTTI TORPEDO SPORT
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

MOST SPECIAL & UNIQUE BODYWORK
Winner : 1948 - LANCIA APRILIA GARDINIERA LOMBARDI
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

MOST ICONIC CAR
Winner : 1961 - FERRARI 250 GT BERLINETTA SCAGLIETTI
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

MOST SENSATIVE RESTAURATION
Winner : 1963 - VOLVO AMAZON CABRIOLET COUNE
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

ENGINEERING AWARD
Winner : 1955 - LOTUS VIII
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

PROTOTYPE AWARD
Winner : 1955 - MERCEDES 300 SL ROADSTER PROTOTYPE
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

BEST RESTORED CAR
Winner : MASERATI 3500 CABRIOLET
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

SPECIAL AWARD BY THE JURY “ COUP DE COEUR”
Winner : 1937 - ŠKODA POPULAR “MONTE CARLO”
Prize by Mr. Filip & David Bourgoo – Zoute Events
& Mr. Eric Simonet – International Director – Ruinart

CHUBB TROPHY: MOST EXCITING DESIGN
Winner : 1957 - FERRARI 250 GT CABRIOLET PININ FARINA
Prize by Mr. Yves Claeys – Bestuurder – Group Claeys

DEGROOF PETERCAM TROPHY: BEST PRESERVED CAR
Winner : 1972 - CITROËN SM-MYLORD CHAPRON
Prize by Mr. Philippe Masset – CEO – Bank Degroof Petercam

Jury 2017

Members of the jury of the ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam 2017

MEMBERS OF THE JURY OF THE ZOUTE CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE® BY BANK DEGROOF PETERCAM 2017

Jury 2018

Mr. Philip Kantor (GB)

Director ZOUTE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE® by Degroof Petercam
Ambassador ZOUTE AUTOMOBILE CLUB®
Head of Department Motor Cars Bonhams Europe
Director European Board Bonhams

Mr. Lorenzo Ramaciotti (IT)

Former head of Design Fiat Group
President of the Jury Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Dott. Adolfo Orsi (IT)

Automotive Historian
President of Historica Selecta

Mrs. Quirina Louwman (NL)

Collector
Historic Racer

Mr. Rodolphe Rapetti (FR)

Conservateur général du patrimoine - Ministère de la culture (France)

Mr. Stéphane De Smedt (BE)

President B.F.O.V. (Belgian Federation of Old Vehicles)

Mr. Madan Mohan (IN)

Chairman & Managing Trustee of the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust

Mr. Jan Dyck (BE)

President Royal Touring Club Belgium
President B.F.O.V. (Belgian Federation of Old Vehicles)
Vice President International historical commission F.I.A. (Fédération
Internationale de l'Automobile)

Mr. Jeremy Vaughan (GB)

Head of Motoring of the Royal Automobile Club UK

Mr. Michael Bock (DE)

Director of Mercedes-Benz Sport
Lifestyle Marketing

Mr. Leo Van Hoorick (BE)

Museologist Autoworld Museum Brussels
Auction Analyst Sports Car Market

Mr. Richard Charlesworth (GB)

Bentley Heritage Consultant

Mr. Patrick Guerrier de Dumast (FR)

President of the Historical Commission of the Automobile Club de France
Member of the International Historic Commission F.I.A. (Fédération
Internationale de l'Automobile)

Mr. Louis de Fabribeckers (BE)

Head of Design Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

Mr. Christoph Grohe (CH)

Classic Car Dealer
Advisor to Collectors

Mr. Dominik Fischlin (CH)

Selecting Committee Expert of Villa d'Este
FIVA Senior Advisor (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens)

Mr. Ken Gross (US)
Mr. James Wood (GB)

Motorsport consultant & driver

Mr. Harley E. Cluxton (US)

President GTC Design

Mr. Axel Enthoven (BE)

Founder and Designer at Enthoven Associates Design Consultants
Founder of Yellow Window

Mr. Nigel Matthews (CA)

Global Director of Private Client Services Hagerty

Mr. Francois Melcion (FR)

Director Salon Rétromobile France

Mr. Gregory Noblet (BE)

Collector

Mr. Shinichi Ekko (JP)

Journalist
Founder & Chairman Maserati Club of Japan

Mr. Mark Moskowitz (US)

Vice Chairman, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Board of Directors Carolina Motorsports Park
Owner, Curator, The Museum of Automobile History (pvt.)

Program 2018

Saturday 6 october

07:00 - 10:00

Arrival cars and breakfast

Royal Zoute Golf Club

10:30 - 17:00

Preview & judging cars

(open to the public - € 40)

Royal Zoute Golf Club

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch @ Chubhouse

(invitation only)

Royal Zoute Golf Club

20:00 - 00:00

Gala Dinner @ Terrace Marquee

(invitation only)
Royal Zoute Golf Club

Sunday 7 october

08:30 - 09:30

Arrival cars & breakfast

(invitation only)
Royal Zoute Golf Club

09:30 - 15:00

Viewing & judging cars

(open to the public - € 40)
Royal Zoute Golf Club

11:00 - 15:30

Brunch & awards

(invitation only)
Golf Marquee, Royal Zoute Golf Club

16:00 - 17:00

Arrival
ZOUTE CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE®
by Degroof Petercam
alongside the Dyke

(open to the public)
Podium Albertplein Marquee, Beach-Albertplein