Sleek Delage Roadster named Best of Show at Audrain Newport Concours

Photography Credit: Ned J. and Kate Lawler Shamrock Motoring Images

Out of the over 180 cars that lined up on the concours show field at the 2023 Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, a 1938 Delage D8-120 De Villars Roadster was named Best of Show.

Owner Fritz Burkard drove the car some 300 miles from Vermont to the lawn of The Breakers Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.


Winner of the Simeone Trophy for Historic Presence award, the 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 300 SL of Bruce McCaw. Photograph Courtesy Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week

Other highlights from the concours include a 1973 Buick Gran Sport Stage 1 Colonnade Sun Coupe winning the People’s Choice award, a 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 300 SL securing the Simeone Trophy for Historic Presence and a 1903 Grout Model J receiving the Hagerty Youth Judges award.

The full list of winners from the 2023 Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week is as follows:

  • 30 Under 30 Pre-1965 – 1963 Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible owned by Denton Owen
  • 30 Under 30 1960s and 1970s – 1967 Volkswagen Kombi Bus Station Wagon owned by Adam Carceller
  • 30 Under 30 1980s and 1990s – 1983 Porsche 944 Coupe owned by Austin Spooner
  • 30 Under 30 1980s and 1990s Special Award – 1998 Suzuki X-90 Coupe owned by Henry Drayton
  • American 1928 to 1933 – 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom—Brewster Derby Speedster owned by Stephen Brauer
  • American 1934 to 1940 – 1934 Cadillac Stationary Coupe owned by Don Ghareeb
  • American 1940 to 1955 – 1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible by The Sweezey Collection by Parker's Packards
  • American 1955 to 1975 – 1966 Chevrolet Fitch Sprint Corvair owned by Bryan Lamotte
  • British Icons – 1935 Riley MPH—Sprite Roadster owned by The Frank Rubino Collection
  • Chrysler's Forward Look – 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible Coupe owned by John R. and Lynne K. Cote
  • Curvaceous & Streamlined – 1938 Delage D8-120 "De Villars" Roadster owned by Fritz Burkard
  • European 1920 - 1940 – 1927 Mercedes-Benz Model K Open Roadster owned by Michael and Joannie Rich
  • European 1945 - 1960 – 1953 Delahaye 135 MS CL Speciale Faget-Varnet owned by Anthony Colle
  • European 1960 - 1980 – 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe owned by John Johnson
  • Racing Sports Cars – 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta 0258MM owned by Brian Ross
  • Little Gems – 1946 Fiat 1100 Frua Spider owned by Don Bernstein and Pat Taylor
  • MG 1930s – 1932 MG F1 Magna Stiles Special Threesome owned by Matt Emmens
  • MG 1945 - 1965 – 1954 MG TF Roadster owned by Lisa and German Garcia
  • Post War Sports – 1963 Shelby American Cobra Mk I Roadster owned by Lewis B. Pollard
  • Style & Speed – 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe owned by Doug Cohen
  • Veteran – 1912 Simplex 50HP Torpedo Tourer owned by Singleton Collection
  • Touring Motorcycles – 1938 Harley-Davidson owned by Cindy Mesmer
  • Competition Motorcycles – 1955 Fratelli Ferrari 150cc Cafe Racer owned by Chris Mauro
  • Special Awards
    • Simeone Trophy for Historic Presence1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 300 SL
    • Colin Foote Family Project Award – 1972 BMW E9 3.5 CS
    • Most Elegant– 1937 Delahaye 135 M
    • Hagerty Youth Judges – 1903 Grout Model J
    • Timeless Luxury – 1933 Duesenberg SJ
    • Chairmans Choice Award – 1953 Nardi 750 Roadster
    • Design Award – 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
    • Sporting Choice – 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Aerodynamica
    • Founder’s Award – 1937 Delahaye 135
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