A unique specimen of Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta MM was awarded the Poltu Quatu Classic Elegance Competition 2021. The event, staged from 2 to 4 July in Costa Smeralda, has reached its sixth edition with the participation of 46 classic cars, chosen by a selection committee before the start of the competition.
The Fiat 110 Sport is a one-off model restored by Luciano Nicolis, the founder of the homonymous Museum, with a body made by the Rocco Motto body shop in Turin and a modified and improved chassis by the Stanguellini team of Modena. Compared to the original model of the time, it has an enhanced engine with the addition of oil cooling pipes.
The rules of the contest
The competition jury, made up of 12 experts, was chaired for the fourth consecutive year by the automobile historian Paolo Tumminelli. He was joined by the designer Fabrizio Giugiaro; the founder of Auto Classic Luciano Bertolero; the member of the Selection Committee of the Concours d’Elegance of Villa d’Este Emmanuel Bacquet; Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni; the CEO of Car & Vintage Alberto Vassallo; the CEO of Classic Driver J. Philip Ratgen; the director of the Turin Automobile Museum Mariella Mengozzi; the writer and historic car driver Gaby von Oppenheim; the PR of vintage races Enrico Renaldini, and the journalist and president of the Maserati Club Japan Shinichi Ekko.
The cars in competition are divided into numerous categories, such as Best in Show for the general classification, Sex on The Beach for the beaches e Rally Queens for rally cars, the historic one Sweet life symbol of the event, but it was the Fiat from the collection of Nicolis Museum of Villafranca di Verona to conquer the most important trophy, designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro.
The Fiat that won over the jury
Fiat, brought to the Competition by Silvia Nicolis, a prominent personality in the world of historic cars, and Riccardo Meggiorini, a Vicenza footballer, also won the prize Spirit of 1000 Miglia. The trophy is officially awarded by the organization of the Freccia Rossa for the car that best interprets the essence and spirit of what since 1927 has been defined as the “most beautiful race in the world”.
This unique example of the Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta MM took part in the 1948 Mille Miglia, brought to the race by Alessio Pedretti with the number 395. The Fiat model, immediately after the war, was one of the most used by small preparers, as demonstrated by the numerous registrations for motor racing.
All the other winners
The Meyers Manx dune buggy, presented at the Competition by Mark Porsche, instead won in the new Sex On The Beach class which saw 11 Spiaggine in the race. In the same category, the Fiat 850 Shellette Spiaggina (Fiat Registry award) by the American collector Stuart Parr and the Fiat Panda-Stola Destriero (Mauto Award), built in 1992 in only two specimens, one of which was intended for the lawyer, also received recognition. Lambs.
In the Rally Queens category, the Lancia 037 Group B of Gianmario Francone obtained the highest award, while the Subaru WRC of the Antigua Consul Carlo Falcone won the Pole Position Award.
In the Dolce Vita class, one of the most coveted and important of the Competition, the Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible won the success.
The other awards:
- Goodwool Trophy – Car with the best paint – Lancia Aurelia B52 – Eric Staartjes
- Trofeo Hetica Klassik Fund – Car that represents the best investment – Fiat Panda World Cabriolet Italia 90 – Alessandro Fabiani
- Speedometer Award – Female crew – Mini Spiaggina – Delù Laura – Henda Tinsa
- Speedometer Award – The most distant crew driving – Porsche 911 – Nils Oppermann – Mona Puncher
- Sabbadini Award – Most Glamorous Woman of the Competition – Patrizia La Russa
- Sabelt Award – to Best in Show and to all Class winners
Photo Poltu Quatu Classic Elegance Contest: @degler_studio
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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