Concours d´elegance chateau Loučeň
Chateau Loučeň, located between Prague and Mlada Boleslav, is the ideal place to organize a concours d´elegance of classic cars. At their upscale setting during the first weekend in June we met a group of very attractive cars while the pre-war prevailed.
Mention certainly deserves a strong lineup of cars from Wikov automaker, which were here gathered a total of 16, which is a record number! We were impressed not only by sporting models 7/28, but also a large and beautiful types like type 70. Škoda Auto celebrated 120 years since the founding of the company, and its primordial brand Laurin & Klement. Under a large exposure has been shown a number of cars from the years 1905 (Type A) to 1926 (model 110). There were also, of course, many later Škoda cars (645 Superb, Popular Monte Carlo and others) and regular road version were supplemented by racing specials (Supersport 966, 1100 OHC and 130 RS).
Extensive exposure prewar beauty was prepared by Ivo Smutný and Auto Veteran Company – we admired for example 1930 Delage D8, 1933 Delage D8S, 1931 Bugatti T50, 1929 Hispano-Suiza T49 or 1925 Avions Voisin C3L a 1925 Farman AGB. Nor freeholders with the prestigious exhibition left outdone, intereting was for example 1935 Talbot Lago T120 own by Mr. Jiří Lukeš or 1936 Tatra 77, which brought the success on Pebble Beach in California and was shown by owner Pavel Kasík.
BBI Investment Classic brought two cars in the category of post-war machines – 1964 Morgan +4+ and 1952 Nash Healey Pininfarina. The winners in four categories were decided by a jury composed of Karel Kupka (publisher of Motor Journal magazine), Zdeněk Vacek (motoring journalist), George Duchoň (journalist, a representative of the Czech Republic in the international jury Car of the Year), Jan Tuček (freelance motoring journalist) and Jiří Mewald ( freelance motoring journalist). A special category named after Czechoslovak choachbuilder Oldřich Uhlík was decided by viewers. The prizes were handed over to owners of historic automobiles on Sunday, the jury decided as follows:
1913 Laurin & Klement RK/M (Národní technické muzeum)
1936 Wikov 40 (Veteran Arena Olomouc)
1925 Farman A6B (Auto Veteran Company)
1952 Nash-Healey (Jaroslav Brzoň/BBI Classic Investments)
1932 Duesenberg SJ Brunn (Tomáš Kalkus)