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1933 Dusenberg J Convertible Sedan Berline

Awarded at the discretion of th Concours' judges and committee.

1941 BMW 327 Cabriolet

This award celebrates the partnership between Cincinnati and Munich, Germany.
Representatives from Munich presented this award.

1928 Whippet Collegiate Roadster

The Grand Marshal's Trophy is awarded at the discretion of
Grand Marshal William G. Moll, President & General Manager, WKRC-TV.

1972 Chevrolet Greenwood Corvette "Stars & Stripes"

The Chairman's Choice Award is presented at the discretion of the
Concours Co-Chairs.

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato

This trophy, awarded by Mrs. Helen Williams, is presented to the vehicle best exemplifying the spirit of the original Concours d'Elegance, an event for car enthusiasts who love to drive their cars.

1931 Rolls-Royce P-II Drophead

R.C. loved all types of automobiles and his vast collection remains today as living proof. He could never limit himself to just one marque and was able to find beauty in all. His collection includes models from the 1920's to the 1960's and includes both American and European models. R.C. was active with this event as judge, head judge and committee member from 1988 until his death. This award is given in R.C.'s name, as Judge's Choice, to the outstanding car that represents both superior craftsmanship and style.

1914 Le Zebre Type C

Awarded to the vehicle which best represents the spirit of historical preservation for the enjoyment of the public.

1937 Cord S/C Phaeton

Jack loved open cars. He owned well over 100 different cars that were almost all convertibles or roadsters. He admitted to once owning a 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe for a short time, selling it as soon as he was unable to find someone willing to cut off the top and turn it into a convertible. A charter subscriber to Automobile Quarterly, Jack was so appalled when an issue came out without one open car in it, he cancelled his subscription and never bought it again.

This Concours owes much to Jack O'Connor. As one of the founders of this event, he orchestrated the "car" part of the first shows. Jack's contacts in the old car hobby ran broad and deep. He aquired his favorite car, a 1938 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe, in 1954 and had it until his death in 1994. Jack encouraged other people in the hobby to support the show. He was Co-Chairperson of the second show in 1979 and remained a solid suporter and an ambassador with the event. A number of people still associated with the Concours are here because of Jack. He was a willing mentor to anyone interested in the beauty and design of cars.

This award is given, in Jack O'Connor's name, to the open car that best represents his lifelong love of automotive style and elegance.

1934 SS 1 Sports 2-Dr. Sedan

Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company has been an active sponsor of the Concours d'Elegance at Ault Park. Founders Jim Koch and father Charles Koch of Cincinnati, avid collectors of classic era automobiles, present the Samuel Adams Trophy to the most elegantly styled closed-car.

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

This trophy is awarded to the best Ferrari in memory of Ebby Lunken, Ferrari racer, enthusiast and long time supporter of the Concours.

1962 Porsche 356 Roadster

Howard Rapp loved his 356 Porsches. He owned several during his life. Howard and his wife, Marian, were very active members of the Porsche Club, traveling to many events over the years. When Howard heard that 356 production was ending, he ordered a 1965 Ruby Red Cabriolet (one of the last 356's produced), and picked it up at the factory in Stuttgart. This car was lovingly used and maintained by Howard for over 20 years until his death. Howard and Marian Rapp were there at the beginning of this event. Howard was the first car registration chariman and maintained that position for a number of years. He also solicited advertising and supported the event financially.

This award is given in Howard's name, not to a car, but to an owner who best exemplifies Rapp's rapture in the enjoyment of a Porsche.

1955 Jaguar XK-140 MC OTS

Being a manufacturer of new and restored historic wire wheels,
Dayton Wire Wheel Products of Dayton, Ohio sponsors this trophy on behalf of the great British passion for the sports car.

1918 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Phaeton

This award is presented by the Citizen's Motor Car Company to an outstanding example of this historic marque.

1937 SS Jaguar 100 2-Seater Sports

This trophy is awarded to the vehicle that, in the judgement of the sponsor representative, is found to be the most desirable car to be driven on the day of the show. To be eligible, the owner must be willing to take the designated sponsor representative for a drive in the chosen vehicle.

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