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Alfa Romeo Award Winning Car

Arguably one of the most desirable cars of all time, the remarkable 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta today was revealed at The Peninsula Paris hotel as the winner of the fourth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.

While eight stunning ‘Best of Show’ winners from top concours around the world competed for the accolade, the Alfa Romeo was the stand-out choice among the judges as the best car in the world. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the car was entered into the running for the award after being named ‘Best of Show’ at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

“The winning Alfa Romeo is a perfect example of the type of car that inspired us to create this award,” said William E. (Chip) Connor, Chairman and CEO of William E. Connor & Associates Ltd, and co-founder of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. “To provide an opportunity for car lovers to pause a moment and celebrate flawless design and engineering of this calibre is truly an honour each year.”

The Alfa Romeo is owned by David and Ginny Sydorick of Los Angeles, California. Reflecting on the car’s recent recognition, David said: “As an avid auto-collector, having two cars in the running for this year’s award was truly remarkable. It goes without saying that Ginny and I are ecstatic at the result – a proud moment for us both.”

The winning car was unveiled using a ‘shutter-effect’, whereby individual slats turned in sync to reveal the Alfa Romeo standing proudly within a bespoke-designed, up-lit box.  Following the big reveal, guests at the party, including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Alienist,’ and Girl on a Train’ star Luke Evans, were further treated to a music set from notable DJ and On-Camera Personality, Hannah Bronfman, who was joined by husband, DJ and Entrepreneur, Brendan Fallis.

An automotive jewel engineered by Ingegner Vittorio Jano, the 8C 2900 was designed to compete in sports car races, specifically the Mille Miglia, which it won outright in 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1947. In racing trim, they dominated all the major competitions, and in road trim, they were the fastest grand touring cars.

Established in 1925 in Milan, Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring had first licensed Charles Weymann’s system of fabric-covered lightweight frames and then developed its own ‘Superleggera’ construction. Patented in 1936, the Superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework. The winning vehicle, 412020, is the first of only five known Berlinettas built on the Lungo chassis and is the car that Touring refers to as the beginning of Superleggera.

 

About The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

Through a shared desire to celebrate the best of what defines the automotive world, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, launched The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award in 2015 with co-founders William E. (Chip) Connor, Bruce Meyer and Christian Philippsen. Each founder shares a common passion and appreciation of fine motor cars, the preservation of their heritage and immaculate restoration projects. The award, sponsored by The Peninsula Hotels, brings together eight of the concours circuits’ elite ‘Best of Show’ winners from around the globe.

Front Porch Cinema

Front Porch Cinema Free Outdoor Movie Experience on the Santa Monica Pier Returns Every Friday From Sept. 29-Oct. 20
 
Relax on the Front Porch of the Pacific with Classic and Contemporary Films, Scrumptious Food, Themed Cocktails, and Ocean Breezes

Continuing the endless summer vibes in Southern California, Front Porch Cinema returns to the Santa Monica Pier with a one-of-a-kind evening of free, oceanfront movies under the stars every Friday from Sept. 29-Oct. 20. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy front porch environment, providing thousands of movie lovers the perfect setting for a night of their favorite films, scrumptious food, themed cocktails, and special activities for all ages. 

Presenting the fall film series is Squarespace, the leading all-in-one web publishing tools company, which empowers millions of people to share their stories and chase their dreams by creating a stylish and easy-to-manage website. Programming will kick off with Academy Award-winning musical La La Land on Sept. 29 starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and will be followed by:  

– A 30th anniversary celebration of 1980’s cult film The Princess Bride on Oct. 6

– A viewing of Hidden Figures, the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians at NASA in the 1960’s on Oct. 13 

– A live-action re-telling of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and The Beast on Oct. 20 

All Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and films will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Front Porch Cinema is one special film series. Where else can you see moviegoers laugh, cry, cheer, and wince with the sand and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop? Our primary goal is to promote civic engagement via free and open to the public Pier programing, and Front Porch Cinema certainly checks that box.” said Craig Hoffman, Director of Partnerships and Development for the Santa Monica Pier Corporation. “We love celebrating both new and classic films, and are excited for the community to come out and enjoy the launch to the Pier’s fall programming.”  

“We’re so excited to be partnering with Front Porch Cinema this fall, and presenting a fun lineup for LA movie-goers,” said Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer for Squarespace. “Films can be an incredible source of inspiration, and a powerful outlet for creative expression. We hope that the magic of the movies inspires viewers to go out and pursue their own dreams with Squarespace.” 

The series will offer unique on-site activities and entertainment. Come dance as they do in the movies, and experience free dance lessons for dancers of all ages before the series launches with La La Land on Sept. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m., courtesy of ACE and Arthur Murray Dance Center. Additionally, the younger audience will enjoy a special themed arts and crafts activation for the kids courtesy of popular local children’s bookstore, Books & Cookies

The audience can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA’s premier outdoor movie producers, Eat|See|Hear. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, as only a limited number will be available for rent. Each week there will be curated cocktails themed to the film available in the Cinema Lounge, with beverages from Boulevard Brewing Company and Deep Eddie Vodka, as well as seating for guests to enjoy before and during the film. 

Presenting partner Squarespace will also provide all attendees with a free trial at squarespace.com/frontporchcinema, and 10% off on their first purchase by using offer code FRONTPORCHCINEMA. 


Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule: 
Cinema Lounge opens at 6 p.m. 

Movie begins at 7:30 p.m. 

September 29 – La La Land (PG-13) 

October 6 – The Princess Bride (PG) 

October 13 – Hidden Figures (PG) 

October 20 – Beauty and the Beast (PG) 

This year’s Front Porch Cinema media partners include LA Weekly, KROQ, KEARTH, and Laemmle Arthouse Theaters Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, and FREE bike valet will be provided. For more information, please visit www.frontporchcinema.com

About Squarespace 

Squarespace powers the next generation of the independent workforce by providing millions of makers, thinkers, and doers with the tools they need to bring their unique stories to life. By blending industry-leading design and world-class engineering, Squarespace presents a beautiful all-in-one solution for building websites, selling online, and taking control of your online identity. Founded in 2003, Squarespace’s team of 700 is headquartered in downtown NYC, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

About The Santa Monica Pier Corporation 

The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors. For more information, visit http://www.santamonicapier.org

About Eat|See|Hear 

Voted “Best Outdoor Movie Series” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014, the Eat|See|Hear outdoor movie, food truck and live music series brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. The annual series features up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the largest inflatable movie screen west of the Mississippi with the highest quality HD-projection with a 52-foot wide image and professional sound. Eat|See|Hear promises an enjoyable movie-going experience for everyone, including dogs. Each event and is produced by LA-based Trailhead Marketing, Inc. For more information visit www.eatseehear.com.

FRONT PORCH CINEMA × SANTA MONICA PIER

Front Porch Cinema Announces Line Up Of Free Outdoor Movies On The Iconic Santa Monica Pier Every Friday From Sept. 29-Oct. 27


WHO:

Santa Monica Pier and Eat|See|Hear


WHAT:

Missing the Twilight Concert Series? Well, the Santa Monica Pier today announced the return of Front Porch Cinema, the consummate Southern California free movie series under the stars and over the Ocean every Friday night this fall from Sept. 29-Oct. 27. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy and perfect setting for a night of movies, scrumptious food, themed drinks in the cinema lounge, and activities for the kiddos, Mom, Dad, first dates, the cool kids, and all. The audience can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA’s premier outdoor movie producers, EatISeeIHear.

Presented by the leading all-in-one web publishing tools company, Squarespace, the series will launch with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s award-winning musical “La La Land” on Sept. 29, then the 30th anniversary celebration of 1980’s cult classic romance comedy “The Princess Bride” on Oct. 6, “Hidden Figures” the story of three African-American mathematician space heroes will rock on Oct. 13, and finally “Beauty and the Beast” a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic on Oct. 20. Capping off the series will be a special premier bonus screening of “Rogue Elements” on Friday, Oct. 27 by extreme action sports partner Teton Gravity Research.


Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule:

6 p.m. – Cinema Lounge opens (21+)

7:30 p.m. – Movie begins

September 29 – “La La Land” (PG-13)

October 6 – “The Princess Bride” (PG)

October 13 – “Hidden Figures” (PG)

October 20 – “Beauty and the Beast” (PG)

October 27 – Bonus Screening: “Rogue Elements” presented by REI (PG)


TICKET COST:

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please visit www.frontporchcinema.com.


About The Santa Monica Pier Corporation
The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors. For more information, visit http://www.santamonicapier.org.

 

About Eat|See|Hear

Voted “Best Outdoor Movie Series” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014, the Eat|See|Hear outdoor movie, food truck and live music series brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. The annual series features up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the largest inflatable movie screen west of the Mississippi with the highest quality HD-projection with a 52-foot wide image and professional sound. Eat|See|Hear promises an enjoyable movie-going experience for everyone, including dogs. Each event and is produced by LA-based Trailhead Marketing, Inc. For more information visit www.eatseehear.com.