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Edited by Rex McAfee New venue, spectacular winner: This year’s Arizona Concours d’Elegance was the show’s fifth edition and was moved to the Scottsdale Civic Center. It was previously situated at the well-known Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The theme of the 2023 Arizona Concours was The Art of Aerodynamics, which included cars from the beginnings of streamlined vehicles and the high-tech styles of the most-extreme supercars of today. Modern exotics were part of a non-judged 13th class. A long and luscious 1947 Talbot Lago T26 Record Cabriolet has won Best of Show of the 2023 Arizona Concours d’Elegance. Owned by Ray and Bonnie Kinney of Dallas, the Talbot Lago sports elegant custom coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi, making a joyful and opulent statement that prompted the Arizona Concours judges to choose it from among the 90 rare vehicles shown at the recently renovated Scottsdale venue. Each of the winners of the 12 judged Concours classes were eligible for Best of Show, with such diverse contenders as a 1958 Ferrari 250 Granturismo Ellena, a 1936 Lincoln K330 convertible roadster, and a 1913 Bugatti T-22 Grand Prix vying for the top prize. Photo © Arizona Concours d’Elegance The winning Talbot Lago has a colorful history, formerly owned by movie director George Sidney, who led the production of such films as Showboat, Bye Bye Birdy, and Viva Las Vegas. It later came into the possession of Loren Tyron, the former chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. RM Auto Restorations completely refurbished the cabriolet, then celebrated with Concours wins at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and other significant events. The Arizona Concours partnered with Scottsdale Arts, the organization responsible for multi-disciplinary artistic services in the city, to produce the event, emphasizing the artistry of rare vehicles and their history and technology. The inaugural event at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza attracted an impressive crowd of spectators.   Photo © Arizona Concours d’Elegance Please have a look at Arizona Concours d’Elegance for more information.   The post 1947 Talbot Lago cabriolet wins Arizona Concours d’Elegance appeared first on Sports Car Digest.

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