Background

Farrol Kahn, who is the organiser, is a member of the Automobile Club Monaco.

The Organiser – Farrol Kahn in Monaco

He was inspired to found the Gstaad Concours d’Elégance through the Italian art movement, Futurism.

leader, Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti compared the work of the sculptor Boccioni on a higher level than Nike of Samothrace. “We declare that the splendour of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed,” he said.

“Speed and beauty of cars have been recognised by museums such as M oMA in New York,” says Farrol Kahn. “Many agree there’s nothing compares with a really fast automobile like the Formula 1 racing car which is an exhibit at MoMA.”

John Barnard, Ferrari S.p.A. Formula 1 Racing Car (641/2). 1990. Honeycomb composite with carbon fibers, Kevlar and other materials, 40 1/2″ x 7′ x 14′ 6 1/2″ (102.9 x 213.4 x 448.3 cm). Donor: Ferrari North America
Prizes won at Blenheim Palace
Aircraft giving tribute to Jonathon Lyons in his Bentley in Jordan