Alfa Romeo Spider Wins ‘Best In Show’ At Motorclassica 2018

A 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C GS Spider was named Best in Show at the 2018 Australian International Concours d’Elegance at Motorclassica.

Owned by Lawrence Southward, the car was judged best amongst the many class winners in the hotly-contested competition, which was held last weekend at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building,

“Lawrence Southward’s Alfa Romeo 6C Spider is truly a world-class car and a very worthy winner of the ‘best of the best’ award,” said Motorclassica Event Director, Paul Mathers.

“Every year the standard of our Concours entrants keeps getting higher and making the judging that much more difficult, the panel is literally having to make judgements on the most minute of detail.

“It’s fantastic to see this evolution and to share the passion of the owners with our Motorclassica audience.”

Originally owned by English jazz musician and racer, Bubby Featherstonehaugh, the Alfa Romeo resided in the UK for many years before making the trip to New Zealand. It then began a lengthy restoration that was started by Lawrence’s father and sister 16 years ago, both of whom passed away during the process. The vehicle was finished earlier this year after it was entrusted to the team at Bristol Motors in New Zealand.

With aluminium bodywork by legendary Italian designer Zagato, the car is powered by a supercharged 1762cc in-line six-cylinder engine.

While the car was judged winner of the Concours, the highest accolade by the independent judging panel, the 24,000 visitors to Motorclassica 2018 chose the 1969 Holden Monaro GTS owned by Sam Santoro as the People’s Choice award winner.

Restoration of the Year was won by the 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spyder of Barry Edge, which was restored by Re-creation Automotive.

The 10th Motorclassica will be staged at the Royal Exhibition Building on 11-13 October 2019.