The fourth edition of Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille was held on Sunday September 10 on the grounds of France’s Chantilly Château, drawing more than 16 000 spectators — a 20-percent increase over 2016. Event organizer Peter Auto uniquely decided to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the main theme (above, Julien Hergault photo courtesy of Chantilly Art & Elegance). Thus did 28 cars bearing the Prancing Horse badge — all of which had taken part in the most famous endurance race in the world — gather for the occasion, divided up into five classes.
The Best of Show award for post-war cars went to the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 58 (chassis #0728), owned by Sir Michael Kadoorie, that won the 24-hour Sarthe classic in 1958 driven by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill. Among the pre-war cars, the class reserved for Bugattis attracted four Type 57 S models and crowned one of them, the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic (chassis #57374) owned by Americans Rob Walton and Peter Mullin, as Best of Show.
The presence of 42 clubs that displayed 800 cars was also an integral part of the show, and helped make the huge garden party to which visitors were welcome, a success. Looked after by the FFVE, the Grand Prix des Clubs went to the Fiat Fan Club for the overall quality of its presentation.