Michael Kadoorie Wins Best Of Show Award At Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance
At the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance—the prestigious automobile show marking the end of classic car season—Sir Michael Kadoorie won the Best of Show award for his 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer.
The Tatler Lister expressed his gratitude for winning the marquee competition on Sunday in Monterey, California, which concluded the 10-day festivities. His victory coincides with Bentley’s 100-year anniversary.
“This is the car that represents Bentley at its finest, and I have been very fortunate to have a car that has this elegance and finish, and that the Pebble Beach Concours feels is worthy,” Michael said.
His car received top marks for its style, rarity and performance. According to Bloomberg, the lavish vehicle was renovated in 2004 and then purchased by the Hong Kong billionaire in 2010.
The tourer’s main draw? It is one of two remaining short-wheelbase cars featuring a body built by Gurney Nutting, a bespoke coachwork manufacturer that closed in 1952.
Concours Chairman Sandra Button said of the winning automobile: "Yes, this is a fast, strong, sturdy car, but it also has perfect proportions, a stunning stance, and a boldness that draws you to it. When you drive it, it does everything you ask of it."