For the second time since the inaugural event in 2013, a car owned by Peter Boyle has won Best of Show at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in North Carolina.
Boyle won in the inaugural year with a 1938 Steyr roadster. He won last weekend with his 1928 Isotta Franchini 8A SS.
“This has just been a terrific run for me since I first came to Pinehurst, and this just caps off that run. I’m very humbled they chose me today,” said Boyle, whose Isotta Franchini has won a dozen Best in Shows across the country. “It’s a wonderful car and weighs about 3½ tons. It’s just beautiful on the road.”
The chassis for the Isotta Fraschini was built in Italy in 1928 and then delivered to LeBaron in the United States. LeBaron produced the convertible boattail coupe with a single rumble seat. The car is equipped with an 8A SS engine and has been driven only 22,000 miles since new.
Boyle’s car won Best in Show over some 100 other cars in 12 classes. Entries came from 16 states and Mexico.