Celebrating
     2008 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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Best of Show
Sponsored by Bluegrass Motorsports Club & Road Course

1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck Cabriolet
Owner - James A. Patterson, Sr.
Louisville, KY

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


1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Owner - Brent Merrill
Toronto, ONT

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

1913 Simplex Toy Tonneau 4 Passenger
Owner - David K. Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by Steinhauser Printing

1931 Ford Tudor Deluxe Phaeton
Owner - Dale E. Roe
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1925 -1934
Sponsored by J. Charles Crystalworks

1928 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Boat-tail Convertible Coupe
Owner - Peter T. Boyle
Oil City, PA

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1935 -1948
Sponsored by Carl H. Lindner

1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck Cabriolet
Owner - James A. Patterson, Sr.
Louisville, KY

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

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead
Owner - Frank Rubino
Pinecrest, FL

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

1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible
Owner - Henry Wallace
Prospect, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Kings Toyota

1950 Healey Silverstone
Owner - David K. Hans
Barrington, IL

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Fellows/Bradley UBS Financial Services

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Asian
Sponsored by Joseph Toyota

1994 Nissan 300ZX Steve Millen Twin-turbo
Owner - Bob Speights
Nashville, TN

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

1985 Jaguar Group 44 XJR-7 GTP
Owner - Jim Rogers
Vero Beach, FL

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

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 "R Code"
Owner - Frank W. Butler
Florence, KY

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

2006 Ford GT Heritage
Owner - James B. Helmer, Jr.
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by Truckway Leasing

1940 Indian 4
Owner - David J. & Beverly Corsmeier
Milford, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Grand American Classics - Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg 1925 -1948
Sponsored by Michael Gehrig, Attorney at Law

1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Owner - Gerald & Edna Mann
Indianapolis, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Grand American Classics - Packard 1925 - 1948
Sponsored by Performance Toyota

1934 Packard 1101 Eight Coupe Roadster
Owner - Gregory Aarssen
Chatham, ONT

Best Of Class
         
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Grand American Classics - GM-Cadillac / LaSalle / Buick 1925 -1948
Sponsored by Beechmont Toyota

1931 Buick 96C Convertible Coupe
Owner - Roger Fields
Powell, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Grand American Classics - Lincoln / Chrysler 1925 -1948
Sponsored by Kerry Toyota

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Owner - Brent Merrill
Toronto, ONT

Best Of Class
         
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Grand American Classics - Independent Automaker Classics, 1925 -1948
Sponsored by Dry Ridge Toyota

1930 Willys Knight 66B Plaidside Roadster
Owner - Gerald Szostak
Plymouth, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - Historic Indy Cars
Sponsored by Sherman & Schroder Equipment

1968 Vels Parnelli Jones Indy Racer
Owner - Robert B. McConnell
Urbana, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - Micro Cars
Sponsored by Autotrader.com

1954 Moretti 750 Grand Sport
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1933 Lincoln KB Brunn Brougham
Owner - Arthur Lee Hughes
Cincinnati, OH

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


1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy
Owner - L. Jack Ruscilli
Columbus, OH

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


1933 MG L1 Magna Police Car
Owner - Bill Richey
Bowling Green, KY

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


1959 BMW 507 Roadster
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

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


1939 Packard Twelve 1707 Formal Sedan
Owner - Robert L. Westerman
Cincinnati, OH

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)


1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Owner - Ken Allison
Florence, KY

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)


1941 Packard Darrin Victoria Convertible
Owner - John O'Quinn
Houston, TX

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)


1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

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

1928 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Boat-tail Convertible Coupe
Owner - Peter T. Boyle
Oil City, PA

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

1932 Lincoln KB Judkins Coupe
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
Fruitcove, FL

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

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead
Owner - Frank Rubino
Pinecrest, FL

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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Jim Ibold Preservation Award
Sponsored by Significant Cars

1918 Buick E49 Touring
Owner - Robert Anderson
Troy, OH

A.James Ibold, known to most of us as "Jimmie", became enthralled with pre-war Alfa-Romeos after watching local mechanic Walter Moeller maintain an Alfa 308 for Indianapolis racing. In the early '50's, Jimmie acquired two, pre-war, 8 cylinder Alfa-Romeos. Jimmie spent 50 years preserving these cars as they came to him. He never stinted on anything either car needed mechanically. Many times parts had to be made from scratch as only 40 plus cars were ever built. Cosmetically, he did all he could to maintain the cars in their original condition. Jimmie loved these cars and drove them often for as long as he was able. We were fortunate to have Jimmie display these cars at Ault Park many times. The Jim Ibold Preservation Award is now named in his honor.
         
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Award for Best Interior


1925 Marmon Series 74 Sedan
Owner - Charles & Arlene Kleptz
Naples, FL

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

1909 Stoddard Dayton Indy Car #21
Owner - Donald Lyons
Dowagiac, MI

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


1929 Duesenberg J LaGrande Dual Cowl Phaeton
Owner - Cliff & Joyce Alexander
Piqua, OH

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

1932 Packard Custom Dietrich 904 Stationary Coupe
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

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


1957 Chevrolet Corvette "Air Box" Convertible
Owner - Bill Connell
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

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, 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

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
Owner - John Rogers
Cincinnati, OH

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

1935 Auburn 851 Boat-tail Speedster
Owner - The Auto Museum
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded to the most stylish vehicle in the judgment of the representative of Cincinnati Magazine