Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
The most important event in the automotive world of the South East Europe, the Concours d’Elegance 2018, had its culmination within the Chivas 24 Hours of Elegance by Audi in Belgrade during the weekend, with a spectacular show of the finest old-timers that shone on the plateau of Belgrade Waterfront.
The central event of the Salon of Excellence (which is an important part of the Belgrade Waterfront show), brought the world’s most prominent luxury brands and the world’s most celebrated collectors of classic cars, and left the visitors and the jury, led by the editor of the Octane magazine Ton Roks, impressed with its show of four-wheeled beauties.
The jury decided that this year’s winner of the Chivas Best of Show Trophy was the 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SSC Molteni, from the renowned Colezione Lopresto, which combines a fantastic design and an incredibly powerful engine in a top stylized racing car. The title of the Q8 Best in Class went to the spectacular Rolls Royce Corniche, of the ambassador of d’Angieria from Rome, and the sensational Lancia Aurelia B24, owned by Giuliano Bensi, the president of the Tuscan Federation of Classic Camet Cars, which was immortalized in the Italian dolcevita films. During the opening of the event, Belgraders also had the chance to see just how far the automotive industry has progressed, with the latest AUDI Q8 model, which glittered on the platform in front of Belgrade Waterfront.
One of the most stunning cars in the contests, in the opinion of the Serbian Association of Historic Cars, co-organizer of the event, was the Jaguar E type 1971, owned by Stevan Heil, and was given their Best of Show award. Best Conservation went to Porsche 911 L owned by a collector from Belgrade, and the Best Restoration went to Zastava 750 (1964) owned by Velibor Ikodinović.
In addition to them, at the Salon of Excellence Belgraders were introduced to Chivas Regal, the brand that created the luxury whiskey category, and was presented by the international brand ambassador Ken Lindsay and leading masters of Italian elegance:
Sartoria Panico with a selection of top hand-sewn suits that are synonymous with men’s elegance from Naples, which was presented by the most famoues representative of the Neapolitan school of sewing, maestro Antonio Panico.
Ducal, hand-made shoes from Florence.
Mural 1959, world renowned hand-made shirts.
Drago which presented their latest luxury fabrics.
Uglys, hand-made bags designed by the clients.
Thanks to the efforts of the organizers of this event, Aleksandar Đorđević and Dalibor Ružić, president of the Serb Association of Historic Vehicles (SSIV) and with the great support of the Oldtimer Club Belgrade, the Serbian capital once again confirmed its reputation of a European city with a unique heritage, which has been cherishing automotive culture since the 30’s of the last century.
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