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Poltu Quatu Classic

06/09 July 2023

Sun, sea and dream cars from every era flanked with stunning women, dressed as Bond Girls by stylist and fashion designer Croky, have been the stars of the eighth, unforgettable edition of the
Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic. On stage, in the evocative setting of Costa Smeralda and Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu, a proper cinematographic show: The Octopussy Edition “Operazione
Dolce Vita”.

Simone Bertolero presented the prize giving ceremony in a perfect 007 style, wearing a fabulous Larusmiani tuxedo, offering all guests and participants intense emotions like never before, supported
by journalist Savina Confaloni, always at Bertolero’s side in what has now become the most glamorous happening in Costa Smeralda.

The Jury, chaired by Emmanuel Bacquet and composed of fourteen highly respected exponents of the automotive international scene, elected as Best of Show the 1953 Ferrari 340 MM, chassis
0294AM, brought to Sardinia by car collector Roberto Crippa.

This one-of-a kind, ex works Ferrari car bodied by Scaglietti, raced the 1953 Mille Miglia with Luigi Villoresi behind the wheel and allowed Mike Hawthorn to win the Tourist Trophy in Silverstone five
years before the British drive his Formula 1 World Champion title. Acquired by the current owner in 1999, this Maranello-made thoroughbred attended all the most prestigious events reserved to
classic Ferraris, including the Monaco Grand Prix Historique, several editions of the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting and the Vernasca Silver Flag on its long list of
public appearances.

The same car, at Poltu Quatu Classic 2023, also won the Ferrari Art Tribute To Le Mans by Enrique Napp award: a masterpiece made by the Argentinian artist portraying the Ferrari 499P Hypercar
which won the last 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Gian Luca Pellegrini, Editor-in-Chief of Quattroruote and Ruoteclassiche, member of the jury of the Concorso for the first time, defined his experience in Costa Smeralda as follows:

“Poltu Quatu Classic is an event that differs from all the others of its kind, claiming a different and more light-hearted way of celebrating the automobile. However, all the fancy atmosphere surrounded by a glamorous Dolce Vita taste takes anything away from both the historical value of the models competing, and the rigour of the judging. The cars seen this year reaffirm the leading role of an event that has now become relevant in the historic motoring international calendar”.

In addition to the Best of Show, the Poltu Quatu Classic Jury awarded several class and special prizes to the most deserving of the 56 cars which entered the Competition. Here is the complete list:


Ferrari 340 MM (1953), owner Roberto Crippa

RIVA Aquarama Steering Wheel Trophy

EBERHARD Tazio Nuvolari Legend Award

La Dolce Vita Class - Lancia Flaminia GT Convertible Touring (1967), owner Luigino Tommasin

Peace & Love Class - Matra 530 LX (1972), owner Christopher Michaelsen

Classe Sex On The Beach - Gatto Puma Dune Buggy (1976), owner Paolo Bertolero

Ferrari Tribute To Le Mans 2023 Class - Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (1970), owner Edoardo Schön

Porsche 75th Anniversary Class - Porsche 911 Turbo (1980), owner Frankie Unanue

Supercar Class - Bizzarrini 5300 America (1968), owner Philippe Olczyk

Rally Queen Class - Lancia 037 Prototipo (1981), owner Gian Mario Francone

Something Special Class - Kimera EVO37 Martini (2022),owner Miki Biasion

FIVA Best Preserved Car Award - Porsche 356 Speedster (1953), owner Tomer Zehavi

ASI Trophy - Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Mille Miglia Berlinetta Touring (1936),owner Stefano Valente

Registro Fiat Trophy - Fiat 522 Roadster Viotti (1931), owner Marzio Villa

MAUTO Most Iconic Car Trophy - Ferrari Testarossa (1991), owner Gianluca Lapadula

Pirelli Rally Queen Award - Lancia Rally 037 Martini (1982), owner Rocco Falcone

RIVA La Dolce Vita Award - Lancia Aurelia B24S (1956), owner Franco Corno

DONNAFUGATA x DOLCE & GABBANA Fashion Car Award - Mercedes 250 SL (1967), owner Geronimo La Russa

Gin Engine Award - Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (2019),owner Marco Palmiere

Morgan Best Driver Award - Lancia Delta Evoluzione ex Carlos Sainz (1993), owner Raul Marchisio

Larusmiani Most Glamorous Car Award - Ferrari F40 (1990), owner Amin Siala

GoodWool Award - RUF Bergmeister (2022), owner Alois Ruf

Young Generation Award - Fiat 124 Abarth Rally (1973), owner Thomas Francone

Riva Cinematography Award - Range Rover Octopussy Edition (1983), owner Dario Gianni

Riva Cinematography Award - 2021 Meyers Manx dune buggy, owner Hagop Kalaidjian

DONNAFUGATA Supercar Award - Maserati MC20 (2023), owner Marco Utili

DONNAFUGATA Supercar Award - McLaren 720S (2017), owner Nico Ziella

“BB The Legend” by Larusmiani Award - Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (1971), owner Ugo Gussalli Beretta

Ferrari Art Tribute to Le Mans by Enrique Napp Award - Ferrari 340 Mille Miglia (1953), owner Roberto Crippa