Celebrating
     2009 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show


1938 Horch 853 Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster
Owner - Joseph Cassini
West Orange, NJ

Bill Victor has been one of the longest standing driving forces behind the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. Since its earliest days as the Midwest Concours d'Elegance, he has held numerous positions ranging from Concours Chairman, Car Selection Chairman, Chief Judge and on to his many years as Master of Ceremonies. No one involved with the show has a broader or deeper knowledge of all vintages and makes of automobiles than Bill. His advice and contributions to making this show what it is today have been invaluable and it is for this reason that since 2009 the Best of Show trophy has been named in his honor.
         
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Best of Featured Marque


1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Owner - James A. Patterson, Sr.
Louisville, KY

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Special Presentation to Charles Koch


1938 LaSalle Convertible Sedan
Owner - Charles Koch
Georgetown, OH

A special presentation to Mr. Koch for his years of contribution to the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance, both as a sponsor and bringing a car each year.
         
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Antique - through 1924
Sponsored by CMC Properties

1904 Premier Roadster
Owner - David K. Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by Cristofoli-Keeling

1938 Oldsmobile "L" Series Convertible Coupe
Owner - Lois D. Wolfe
Fairfield, OH

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

1933 Auburn Salon Convertible Retractable Roof
Owner - Timothy Durham
Indianapolis, IN

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

1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
Fruitcove, FL

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Foreign, 1946 -1975
Sponsored by The BMW Store

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1965
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1964 Ford Mustang Convertible
Owner - Nick Ferry
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Asian
Sponsored by Janet and Ed Hermes

1988 Mazda RX7 10th Anniversary Edition
Owner - Richard L. Patterson
Sharonville, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Bluegrass Motorsports Park

1950 Allard J2
Owner - David K. Hans
Barrington, IL

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Jackie and Roy Sweeney

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Art Spon Graphics

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T TransAm
Owner - Edward L. Skanes
Lexington, KY

Best Of Class
         
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American Performance, 1961 -1971
Sponsored by Banacom Signs

1969 Dodge Coronet Hemi Super Bee
Owner - Tom James
Cincinnati, OH

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

2010 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by Pepe and Claudia Merrick

1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Owner - Gene Brown
Denver, CO

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - German Pre-War Sports & Touring, thru 1945
Sponsored by Precision Motor Cars

1938 Horch 853 Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster
Owner - Joseph Cassini
West Orange, NJ

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - German Post-War Touring, 1946 - 1975
Sponsored by Precision Motor Cars

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster
Owner - David Stitzer
Warminster, PA

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - German Post-War Sports, 1946 - 1975
Sponsored by Precision Motor Cars

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe
Owner - Todd L. Blue
Louisville, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - German Racing, All years
Sponsored by Precision Motor Cars

1985 Porsche Rothmans 962C - 003
Owner - Stanley D. Ross
Columbus, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - German Contemporary Exotic, 1975 - Present
Sponsored by Precision Motor Cars

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe
Owner - Alan and Janet Boe
Brazelton, GA

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - Land Speed Record Cars
Sponsored by Michael Gehrig, Attorney at Law

1903 Packard Grey Wolf Land Speed Record Car
Owner - America's Packard Museum
Dayton, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - 100th Anniversary of Morgan Automobiles through 1954
Sponsored by Osborne Coinage

1953 Morgan +4 Drophead Coupe
Owner - John & Ruth Ann Parker
Dandridge, TN

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - 100th Anniversary of Morgan Automobiles 1955 to Present
Sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine

2002 Morgan Plus 8
Owner - Dr. Edgar Berre Jr.
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - Historic Indian Motorcycles
Sponsored by Beverly Corsmeier

1938 Indian Four
Owner - James Henry
Britton, MI

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1933 Auburn Salon Convertible Retractable Roof
Owner - Timothy Durham
Indianapolis, IN

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Mayor of the City of Cincinnati
         
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Chairman’s Choice #1


1949 Crosley Hotshot
Owner - Kenneth Hoover
Cleves, OH

A trophy awarded at the discretion of the Concours Co-Chairs
         
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Chairman’s Choice #2


1937 Cadillac Series 60 V8 Convertible Coupe
Owner - John Rogers
Cincinnati, OH

A trophy awarded at the discretion of the Concours Co-Chairs
         
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Drivers Award
Sponsored by Performance Alignment

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spyder
Owner - James L. Jaeger
Cincinnati, 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


1925 Kissel Gold Bug Speedster
Owner - Herb L. Krombholz
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)
Sponsored by American Modern Insurance Group

1952 Porsche 356 Glaser Cabriolet
Owner - . Taj Ma Garaj
Dayton, 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)


1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster
Owner - Kemp Auto Museum
Chesterfield, MO

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)


1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe
Owner - Tom Jones
Nicholasville, KY

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

1959 Lesovsky Indy Roadster
Owner - Robert B. McConnell
Urbana, 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

1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine
Owner - Karl Schreiner
Sante Fe, NM

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

1932 MG M-Type Roadster
Owner - Ray and Carol McCrary
Nashville, TN

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


1936 A.C. 16/70 Coupe
Owner - Jim & Lucy McMahon
Cincinnati, 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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William Niemeyer Trophy (Best Alfa Romeo)
Sponsored by The Niemeyer Family

1964 Alfa Romeo GTZ-1
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded to the best Alfa Romeo in honor of William Niemeyer
         
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Award for Best Interior
Sponsored by Addison Auto Interiors

1938 Horch 853 Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster
Owner - Joseph Cassini
West Orange, NJ

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Award for Outstanding Engineering


1948 Tucker Torpedo
Owner - William G. Miller
Frankfort, IN

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


1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible 4-Dr.
Owner - Carl H. Lindner, Jr.
Cincinnati, 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

1934 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
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


1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Owner - Bill Spate
Loudon, TN

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

2007 Morgan Aero 8
Owner - Jack Rolf
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

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Hardtop
Owner - Kenny Rahe
Bluffs, IL

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

1970 Porsche 911 S Coupe
Owner - Alan J. Statman
Cincinnati, OH

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


1985 Porsche Rothmans 962C - 003
Owner - Stanley D. Ross
Columbus, OH

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