Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court
Monday 7th September, 2020
By Stuart Newman
George Ellbogen's 1936 ex-Woolf Barnato Derby wins the Bentley Trophy
Hearty congratulations to George Ellbogen whose fantastic 1936 Derby claimed the coveted Bentley Trophy at the prestigious Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court yesterday.
Austria-based George's 4¼ Streamlined Drophead Coupe by Mulliner was voted the best of a distinguished line-up of models of all ages.
The near-perfect presented car was once owned by Bentley Boy and Past BDC President Woolf Barnato and the body is believed to be finished in the colour of the three-time Le Mans winner's wife's favourite dress.
George was presented with his trophy by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Royal Automobile Club.
Securing Bentley Trophy runners-up prizes were Mid-West Region Chairman Terry Unwin, with his 1957 Continental S1 by HJ Mulliner (Post-War class winner) and Fairfax Knox with his 2008 Brooklands (Modern class winner).
A Bentley won the 1930s category, covering all marques - the 1930 4½ Litre Blower by Gurney Nutting of the US-based Anne Brockinton-Lee collection.