During the first edition of the Concours d'Elégance Soestdijk, the 13,750 visitors were treated to a fantastic review of the rich history of the car. The Eni Pre-War Sprint guaranteed plenty of excitement on both days thanks to a starting field of more than 20 pre-war racing and other cars.
The spectators were very close to the course. Visitors of the Concours d'Elégance Paleis Soestdijk could hear and feel the roaring engines, experience the dust and smoke and the smell of petrol and motor oil.
After two days of competition Pieter Peereboom emerged as the most consistent driver with his 1928 Bentley 4.5 litre and came out on top in the first edition of the Eni Pre-War Sprint. The young driver received both the glory and the cup on the main stage of the event.
The Graham Eight 'Lucenti Indianapolis Special' proved to be a true crowd pleaser on the stand of Eni Benelux. This American racing car finished in 1934 as 10th in the most famous race in America: the Indianapolis 500. The 'one off' is equipped with an aluminium body and is powered by a prepped 4.6 litre eight-cylinder inline engine.
Perhaps needless to say, Eni Benelux put its range of engine oils in the spotlight at Soestdijk Palace. Special attention was paid to AGIP Novecento, the complete product line with engine and transmission oils for classic and sports cars built between 1900 and 1990. During the Concours d'Elégance Soestdijk, Eni Benelux also hosted clients from home and abroad.
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