The prestigious Schloss Dyck water castle at Jüchen in the German Rheinland offered a fitting backdrop for the Classic Days held last weekend. For the first time the event ‒ which is also known as the German equivalent of Goodwood lasted three whole days.
More than 27,500 people and over 5,500 classics cars attended the event. A special guest was Sir Stirling Moss with a selection of his legendary winning cars. This will be covered in the following article, but here we’ll emphasize on an exquisite selection of historic vehicles which starred at the concours d’elegance dubbed “Jewels in the Park”.
The exclusive vehicle presentation is rated as a top event in category A by the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), the worldwide association for historic vehicles – on par with the Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Just fourty rare vehicles qualify for the contest on the meadows directly next to the castle. More classic cars were displayed at the courtyards of the 900-year-old castle.
In addition to the “Jewels in the Park” many other beautiful and historical cars were highlighted on the gardens around the castle. With the exception of the Talbot-Lago T26 GS Grand Sport Coupe the gallery below features only Italian cars, including three classic Alfa Romeo’s, 1950s Maserati 250F F1 car, Fiat OT 1300 Coupe Abarth, Iso Grifo, and a Bizzarrini race car. Ferrari was very well represented with a 250 GT California Spyder, 250 GT, 275 GTB, 330 GTC, and a 500 Mondial Scaglietti Spyder. The Ferrari 250 GTO pictured here is in fact a rebodied Ferrari 330 GT.