Celebrating
     2007 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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Best of Show
Sponsored by Bluegrass Motorsports Club & Road Course

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria
Owner - Ethel Lanaux
New Orleans, LA

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Best of Featured Marque


1933 Rolls-Royce P-II Continental Tourer
Owner - William M. Davis
Charleston, WV

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Antique - through 1924
Sponsored by Banacom Signs

1914 Locomobile Berline
Owner - Bill Alley
Greensboro, VT

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by Hennegan Co.

1931 Buick Model 8-57 Sedan
Owner - Dale W. Blewett
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1925 -1934
Sponsored by Panera Bread

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria
Owner - Ethel Lanaux
New Orleans, LA

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1935 -1948
Sponsored by J. Charles Crystalworks

1937 Packard 1507 Coupe Roadster
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Foreign, 1946 -1975
Sponsored by Huntington Bank

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D
Owner - Thomas R. Isgrig
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1965
Sponsored by Osborne Coinage

1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe
Owner - Larry Farrell
Brookville, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Al Neyer, Inc.

1953 Ferrari 166MM Series II Vignale Spider
Owner - Richard W. Gent, Jr.
Moreland Hills, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Michael Gehrig - Attorney at Law

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Asian
Sponsored by Toyota

1965 Honda S-600 Convertible
Owner - Ron Zarro
Greenwood, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Bradley Jaeger & Family

1970 Indy Mongoose Offy Turbo (ex Lloyd Ruby)
Owner - Robert B. McConnell
Urbana, OH

Best Of Class
         
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American Performance, 1961 -1971
Sponsored by Bonefish Grill

1972 Chevrolet Baldwin Motion Corvette Moray GT
Owner - Dan Hayes
Poplar Bluff, MO

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic - 1975 -Present
Sponsored by Gregory Leahy, CIMA - Merrill Lynch

1995 Ferrari F-50
Owner - Don Bailey
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by Truckway Leasing

1960 Parilla Super Speedster
Owner - Jerry Dean
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Pre-War Classic through 1942
Sponsored by Loud and Clear

1933 Rolls-Royce P-II Continental Tourer
Owner - William M. Davis
Charleston, WV

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Pre-War Sports through 1942
Sponsored by Samuel Adams

1934 MG NA Magnette
Owner - Jack Simpson
Dallas, TX

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Post War Sports 1946 -1960
Sponsored by Paycor

1950 Jaguar XK-120 OTS Alloy
Owner - Bill & Sharon Borden
Hanover, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Post War Sports 1961 -1975
Sponsored by LPK

1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series 1 Roadster
Owner - Michael C. Scarpa
Loveland, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Post War Saloon 1946 -1975
Sponsored by Cristofoli - Keeling

1953 Nash-Healey Coupe
Owner - Stephen Molle'
Holly, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Racing - All Years
Sponsored by Cincinnati Mini

1968 Lotus 56 STP Turbine Indy Car
Owner - Bruce Linsmeyer
Danville, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Motorcycles - All Years
Sponsored by Cummins Bridgeway Power

1912 Triumph 3 1/2 h.p. Free Engine Model
Owner - Don Fluegeman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Featured Marque - British Legends - Collector Modern 1975 - Present
Sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine

2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - 1956 Autorama
Sponsored by Sherman & Schroder Equipment

1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Owner - Robert N. Alexander Jr. MD
Harrogate, TN

Best Of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1956 Continental Mark II Convertible
Owner - Barry Wolk
Farmington Hills, MI

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Mayor of the City of Cincinnati
         
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Grand Marshal’s Trophy


1934 MG NA Evans-Wilkinson Special
Owner - Brenda Benzar Butler
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the 2007 Concours Grand Marshall, Vic Elford
         
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Chairman’s Choice


1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours Co-Chairs
         
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Drivers Award


1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Owner - Cal Turner, III
Nashville, TN

This trophy is awarded to the vehicle that 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 presenter, Dave Sheehy, for a drive in the chosen vehicle.
         
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Founder’s Trophy


1910 Stoddard-Dayton Model K Gentleman's Roadster
Owner - David K. Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

One trophy, awarded by Mrs. Helen Williams, to the vehicle best exemplifying the spirit of the original Concours d'Elegance, an event for car enthusiasts who love to drive their cars.
         
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Howard Rapp Trophy (Best Porsche)


1956 Porsche 356 A Coupe
Owner - William Heineman
Cincinnati, OH

Howard and Marian Rapp helped begin this event. Howard was the first car registration chairman and maintained that position for a number of years. He also solicited advertising and supported the event financially. Howard Rapp loved his 356 Porsches. He owned several during his life. Howard and his wife were very active members of the Porsche Club, traveling to many events over the years. This award is given in Howard's name, not to a car, but to an owner who best exemplifies Howard's rapture in the enjoyment of a Porsche.
         
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Jack O’Connor Trophy (Best Style & Elegance, Open Coachwork)


1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster
Owner - Timothy Durham
Indianapolis, IN

As one of the founders of this event, Jack O'Connor orchestrated the "car" part of the first shows. His contacts in the old car hobby ran broad and deep. Jack loved open cars. He owned well over 100 different cars, almost all convertibles or roadsters. This award is given, in Jack O'Connor's name, to the open car that best represents his lifelong love of automobile style and elegance.
         
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E.P. Lunken Trophy (Best Ferrari)


1953 Ferrari 166MM Series II Vignale Spider
Owner - Richard W. Gent, Jr.
Moreland Hills, OH

One trophy, awarded to the best Ferrari in memory of Ebby Lunken, noted Ferrari racer, enthusiast, collector and long time supporter of the Concours.
         
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R.C. Fogle Trophy (Judges Choice)
Sponsored by The Fogle Family

1930 Vauxhall Hurlingham Boat-tail Roadster
Owner - Dr. Theodore Bernstein
Dayton, OH

R.C. Fogle was active with this event as head judge and committee member from 1988 until his passing. R.C. loved all types of automobiles. His vast collection remains today as proof of his passion. Able to find beauty in all, he could never limit himself to just one marque. His collection includes models from the 1920's to the 1960's and includes both American and European models. This award is given in R.C.'s name, as Judge's Choice, to the outstanding car that represents both superior craftsmanship and style.
         
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Samuel Adams Award (Most Elegant Closed Coachwork)
Sponsored by Samuel Adams Brewing Co

1931 Marmon Sixteen 4-Dr Sedan
Owner - Charles & Arlene Kleptz
Union, OH

Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company has been an active sponsor of the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. 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.
         
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Best British Sports Car
Sponsored by Dayton Wheel Concepts

1936 S.S. 100 Jaguar
Owner - Don & Molly Marsh
Columbus, OH

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


1912 Cadillac Phaeton
Owner - Mike Clewley
Fowlerville, MI

One trophy, awarded to the vehicle which best represents the spirit of historical preservation for the enjoyment of the public.
         
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Award for Best Interior


1914 Locomobile Berline
Owner - Bill Alley
Greensboro, VT

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Award for Outstanding Engineering
Sponsored by Appletree Design Works

2006 Toyota Land Speed Record Prius
Owner - Toyota USA Automobile Museum
Torrance, CA

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee
         
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Bill Hess Award for Design Excellence


1938 Bentley Darby by Kellner
Owner - Karl F. Zoller,III
Gwynedd Valley, PA

Bill Hess' legacy with Hess & Eisenhardt is characterized by a dedication to design and building of quality custom automobiles. One of the most advanced stylists in the business, his customers included Presidents, actors and kings who chose his vehicles for their beauty and quality. He believed that a company that produced a quality product would endure. It is for that accomplishment that this award is given for design excellence.
         
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Best Packard
Sponsored by The Citizens Motor Car Co., America’s Packard Museum

1938 Packard 1605 Convertible Sedan
Owner - Ernst L. Hillenbrand
Fremont, OH

This award is presented by The Citizens Motor Car Co., America’s Packard Museum to an outstanding example of this historic marque.
         
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Bill Rudd “Best Vette” Honorary Trophy


1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Owner - Zack Bomkamp
Cincinnati, OH

Over thirty years ago a small group of people, including Bill Rudd, started the first Concours d'Elegance with a twofold purpose. First, it was an event to raise monies for the many worthwhile activities of the Arthritis Foundation. Secondly, it was an opportunity for local car collectors to socialize and share their interest in cars. Bill and his family have managed the entry gates of the Concours ever since. Bill's favorites were the Corvettes, particularly the earlier straight axle cars. Bill succumbed to the effects of his severe arthritis in 2007. We honor his 30-year participation by presenting the annual Bill Rudd best Corvette Award… an award that continues to be selected by the Rudd family.
         
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Cincinnati Art Museum Artistic Beauty Award
Sponsored by The Cincinnati Art Museum

1955 Jaguar XK-140 MC OTS
Owner - Tim Reddy
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded to the vehicle which possesses the most artistic beauty in the judgment of the representative of The Cincinnati Art Museum
         
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Ambassador Award
Sponsored by American Juvenile Arthritis Organization

1997 Ferrari 456 GTA
Owner - Robert & Anne-Marie Rockwell
Indianapolis, IN

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the youth representative of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization.
         
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Cincinnati Magazine Automotive Style Award
Sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine

2007 Bentley Continental GT
Owner - Larry Hall
Elizabethtown, KY

One trophy, awarded to the most stylish vehicle in the judgment of the representative of Cincinnati Magazine
         
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People’s Choice


1932 Helicron Propeller Car
Owner - Lane Motor Museum
Nashville, TN

One trophy, awarded to the vehicle obtaining the most votes in public balloting.