For Immediate Release
PEBBLE BEACH, CA – August 20, 2017
The ‘Best in Show’ trophy of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance classic car show, was originally found in a Paris antique shop 15 years ago by former show chairman, Jules Heumann. In awe of its classic beauty, Mr. Heumann instantly knew that the two-foot, solid silver cup was the appropriate item to become the perpetual Best in Show award.
Fast forward to 2016, and Mr. Heumann will tell you that as lovely as the perpetual trophy is, it always bothered him that the d’Elegance didn’t have something equally unique to impart on the automobiles that are named Best in Show. It was his thought that the d’Elegance should give the winner something to equal the fame and respect that an automobile earns by winning there. Jules Heumann set out to solve this problem by reaching out to Scansite3D.
The first step in every Scansite3D project is to create unparalleled, tier one 3D data. We accomplish this by using aerospace grade, structured light scanners and employing the most experienced 3D engineers in the industry.
After the cup was scanned, we made a couple of changes as prescribed by Mr. Heumann. We digitally relocated the d’Elegance emblem slightly down from its original spot and decreased the size by 50%. The reduction in size also meant that the handles needed to be redesigned so as to fit properly within the new scale.
We then called upon our one of our manufacturing partners to 3D print the cup in high resolution, using Vero Blue resin material (pictured). The 3D print was used as a positive to create a latex mold for traditional bronze casting. The initial run consisted of six trophies which will supply the d’Elegance for the next six competitions. After that, we will use the mold to create to make additional trophies as needed.
The original trophy is solid silver. To maintain the same feel, the copies had to be silver too. So the last step was to have the new awards plated in silver and polished to a high gloss, just like the original Mr. Heumann found in that Parisian antique store all those years ago.
Scansite3D is well known for accomplishing many unique and unusual projects such as the new Concours d’Elegance, ‘Best in Show’ award and our toolbox of rapid manufacturing techniques are unparalleled in the industry. Contact us now to find out more.