Hillsborough Concours Taps Horch as Best of Show

Valerie and Aaron Weiss’ ’37 Horch collecting its BoS. Photo: Hillsborough Concours

Burlingame, CA — An extremely rare and pristinely conditioned 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet earned Best of Show honors at the 65th annual Hillsborough Concours, held Sunday at Crystal Springs Golf Course.

Showcasing excellence in automotive design and engineering, the event honored featured marques BMW and Ford and was highlighted by record attendance and more than 200 treasured vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, including special displays.

Receiving the award marked the latest prestigious honor for the Horch’s owners, Valerie and Aaron Weiss of San Marino, California. The car previously won second in class honors in a special “Elegance In Motion” category at the Pebble Beach Concours, as well as a “Times Elegance Award” at the Amelia Island Concours.

In addition to the six judged classes of this year’s honored Ford and BMW marques, the Hillsborough Concours featured more than 20 additional “Automobiles of Distinction” groupings. Included were American Pre- and Post-War, CCCA Approved Classics, American Sports Cars Through 1987, Vintage Motorcycles, two Ferrari classes, two imported sports car classes, Japanese cars, a preservation class, two Rolls-Royce and Bentley classes, Shelby GT350s, imported passenger and touring cars, vintage race cars and arcane and rare cars. New exhibits showcased the history of Ford Performance, as well as the emerging hypercar sector, which included McLaren, Porsche and other marques.