The Classic Car Trust is partnering Masterpieces and Style

In recent years, Masterpieces and Style, held at Schloss Dyck near Düsseldorf (Germany), has firmly established itself as a small but high-caliber concours. The Classic Car Trust is supporting this year’s event, which takes place at the weekend. It is inviting concours visitors to watch two panel discussions with proven experts from the classic car scene. Both events are hosted by the CCT’s founder Fritz Kaiser, himself an enthusiastic collector.

The secrets of Concours judging

On Friday evening, Mr. Kaiser will ask his guests about the secrets of concours judging. One of the panelists, Chris Kramer, is a well-known classic car expert much in demand as a concours judge. He is joined on the podium by Italian car designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti and classic car consultant Christian Philippsen, both prominent members of the international judging community.

Passion or Investment?

On Saturday afternoon, The Classic Car Trust panel at Masterpieces and Style will be looking at what motivates collectors: “Collecting Classic Cars – Passion or investment?” What strategies do collectors adopt when developing their collections? What return do they get on their emotional and financial investment? Fritz Kaiser will be putting the questions to three prominent collectors: Christian Jenny, from Switzerland, has made a name for himself internationally as a Jaguar collector. Duccio Filippo Lopresto is the son of Italy’s most famous collector, Corrado Lopresto – his love for his father’s flamboyant cars has been with him since the cradle. Collector Martin Waltz, concentrates on cars with bodywork made by French coachbuilder Vanvooren, and houses his collection at an impressive museum near Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).

Masterpieces and Style: Exclusive selection

Co-organizer Marcus Herfort has selected 65 top-level classic cars to display in the gardens around the moated Dyck Castle during the Masterpieces and Style weekend. Each car can already be counted a winner, since the selection criteria are tougher than for just about any other concours in the world. The organizers concentrate mainly on one-offs, prototypes and cars with special bodywork made by traditional coachbuilders. This year’s edition of Masterpieces and Style sees a special focus on Streamline cars. To celebrate a couple of anniversaries, special classes have also been created for Ferrari and the roadster version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.

You can find out more about the event at the Masterpieces & Style website.

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