The jury list for the 2024 edition of The I.C.E. St. Moritz has been finalised, the selection of participating cars is underway

 The committee establishes a fifth category: a space for “Racing Legends”! 

 St. Moritz, 19 December 2023 – The first snow has fallen in the Engadin and St. Moritz is almost ready to usher in the winter season. One of the most eagerly awaited events is the return of The I.C.E., the International Concours d’Elegance, on 23 and 24 February. For two days, the most iconic cars will be brought to the frozen lake to the delight of collectors, car enthusiasts and the general public. 

The selection of participating cars is underway and the number and quality of the candidatures confirm the event’s recognition as among the most popular and best-loved competitions in the world of high-end international collecting. The task of the jurors, whose names have finally been announced, will therefore be arduous, with important confirmations and authoritative new entries. 

Marco Makaus Creator and Patron of The I.C.E. St. Moritz, he collaborates in various capacities in the realisation of many classic and vintage car events, including Mille Miglia and Villa d’Este Style. He participated in the first Concorso d’Eleganza in 1989 and has served on various international juries. 

Richard Adatto – The first of this year’s new entries. One of the world’s leading experts on classic cars and an award-winning author of books on French automotive styling, he is a board member of the Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation and a member of the selection committee at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where he has also been a judge for more than thirty years. 

Massimo Delbò – A true classic car historian, he collaborates with the most prestigious automotive publications, including Octane Magazine and Cavallino, and boasts various participations in international event juries. 

Mathias Doutreleau – Founder and former director of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the flagship event of Monterey Car Week. In 2016, he relaunched the Concours d’Elégance Suisse, the historic Concours d’Elegance in Geneva, and remains its president. 

Vanessa Marçais – Growing up surrounded by classic cars, her passion for them turned into making a career out of them. She is the creator, together with her husband Flavien Marçais, of the GT & Sports Car Cup, a series of invitation-only historic car races promoted by their brand Automobiles Historiques. She is also an esteemed events curator. 

Norman Foster – Internationally renowned British architect and designer, he is one of the leading exponents of contemporary architecture and the designer of the futuristic Chesa Futura in St. Moritz. 

Christian Jott Jenny – A new name on the jury, but a permanent fixture at The I.C.E. since its first edition. His participation as Mayor of St. Moritz and a man of culture strengthens the institutional link with the town and reaffirms the importance of the event on a local level as well. 

Michele Lupi – Internationally renowned journalist, he has been editor-in-chief of magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, Icon and Icon Design. Chosen by Tod’s as Men’s Collection Visionary, his has an eye for quality and style, be it music, design or classic cars. 

Philip Rathgen – CEO of Classic Driver, is one of the most influential figures in the world of classic cars. He participates in juries of international events, such as the Concours d’Elegance at Villa d’Este and the Gold Coast Motor Festival in Hong Kong. 

Augustin Sabatié-Garat – Leading personality on the international auction scene, he has been working with RM Sotheby’s since 2012, where he currently holds the position of Director of Sales for the EMEA markets. A great classic car enthusiast and connoisseur, he regularly participates in rallies and track events throughout Europe. 

Rolf Sachs – Artist, designer and philanthropist, he is one of the pivotal personalities in the cultural fabric of St. Moritz. His work moves between minimalism and surrealism, just like the aesthetics of the cars that will parade on the frozen lake. 

Innovations also concern the categories of the competing cars. Following the evaluation of the entries received, the committee decided to add a fifth category in order to “further enhance certain cars with a record or history of particular relevance in racing”. 

The selections are still open. Between Barchettas on the Lake, Open wheels, Concept Cars & One Offs, and Icons on Wheels, there is also room for Racing Legends, for an edition that promises to be the most thrilling ever! 

The I.C.E. St. Moritz – The International Concours of Elegance 

The brainchild of Marco Makaus in 2019, the event is counted among the Diamond Events of Engadin St. Moritz Tourism AG since 2020. Since its first edition, The I.C.E. St. Moritz has created an unprecedented format in the world of concours d’elegance: a mix of art and sport, static and dynamic in a unique location. The event, inseparable from the presence of the lake that hosts the event, has always been held with respect for the Engadin’s environmental and natural heritage. The participating cars are carefully selected and public access is limited in order to safeguard their inestimable value. 

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Despite all the efforts we made since 5am this morning in order to have an 100% ready lake Village tomorrow, due to the exceptional snowfall occurred in the past 16 hours pouring more than 60cm of fresh snow, we are sorry to inform you that the event has been cancelled for safety reasons