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     2010 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show


1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster Bohman & Schwartz
Owner - The Auto Museum
Cincinnati, OH

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


1937 Delahaye 135 M
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Antique - through 1924
Sponsored by J. Charles Crystalworks

1912 Stutz Model A Bearcat
Owner - Clem & Mary C. Lange
Huntington, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by Michael Gehrig, Attorney at Law

1933 Buick Series 50 Convertible Coupe
Owner - James E. Scott
Aurora, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1925 -1934
Sponsored by DER Development

1929 Cadillac V8 Sport Phaeton
Owner - Byron Alsop
Oak Hill, VA

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1935 -1948
Sponsored by Jim & Lucy McMahon

1938 Packard Twelve 1608
Owner - Larry Pumphrey
Greensburg, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Foreign, 1946 -1975
Sponsored by Precision Motorcars, Inc.

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Saloon
Owner - Dean & Donna Trindle
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1965
Sponsored by Dayton Concours d’Elegance

1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Owner - Frank Capo
Dayton, OH

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

1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec RHD
Owner - Daniel Mowczan
Sterling Heights, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Burg, Simpson, Elderedge, Hersh, Jardine PC

1935 MG NB Roadster
Owner - Len Star
Hudson, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Hunt Club Clothiers

1972 DeTomaso Pantera
Owner - Armin "Chip" Hascher
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Gregory Leahy,CIMA, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Mgt.

1956 Bandini Barchetta
Owner - Corinna Fendt
Munich, GER

Best Of Class
         
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American Performance, 1961 -1971
Sponsored by Sora’s Towing, Inc.

1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible TriPower
Owner - Kenny Rahe
Bluffs, IL

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic - 1975 -Present
Sponsored by Marketing Research Services Inc.

2006 Spyker C8 Spyder
Owner - Dave Horstmeyer
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by Beverly Corsmeier / Coldwell Banker West Shell

1963 Triumph 120C
Owner - H. C. Morris
Lexington, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - International Designers and Coachbuilders France
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1937 Delahaye 135 M
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - International Designers and Coachbuilders Germany
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Owner - Kemp Auto Museum
Chesterfield, MO

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - International Designers and Coachbuilders Great Britain
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Town Car
Owner - Gregory Aarssen
Chatham, ONT

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - International Designers and Coachbuilders Italy
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - International Designers and Coachbuilders United States
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc.

1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Owner - Alex Campbell
Lexington, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - Historic Hot Rods
Sponsored by Gottcha Covered Embroidery & Screen Printing

1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Owner - Claude & Sara Kern
Bedford, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display - “Life’s a Beach” Vintage Beach Cars
Sponsored by Art Spon Graphic Arts

1930 Ford Woody Station Wagon Model 150B
Owner - Dale E. Roe
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - 100th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo
Sponsored by Brenda B Benzar

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS SWB Cabriolet
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1946 Packard Super Custom Clipper Henney
Owner - Don Wood
Johnson City, TN

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


1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Owner - Kemp Auto Museum
Chesterfield, MO

A trophy awarded at the discretion of the Concours Co-Chairs
         
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The Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Trophy (Best Rolls-Royce / Bentley)


1934 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupe
Owner - Cliff & Joyce Alexander
Piqua, OH

Carl Lindner has been a long time supporter and sponsor of the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance as well as a long time aficionado and collector of the legendary carmaker, Rolls-Royce which also encompasses Bentley vehicles. Carl's love for these fine automob
         
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Drivers Award
Sponsored by Performance Alignment

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Town Car
Owner - Gregory Aarssen
Chatham, ONT

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


1962 A.J. Watson Leader Card Roadster
Owner - Robert B. McConnell
Urbana, 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

1959 Porsche 356A Coupe Right Hand Drive
Owner - Dick Weiss
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)


1940 Packard 1806 Convertible Victoria Darrin
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, 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)


1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, 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

1909 Buick Roadster
Owner - Indianapolis Speedway Museum
Indianapolis, IN

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

1933 Marmon V-16 Close-Coupled Sedan
Owner - William L. Snyder
Hudson, 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

1960 Jaguar XK 150S Roadster 3.8 Litre
Owner - L. Jack Ruscilli
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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Jim Ibold Preservation Award


1920 Mercer Raceabout
Owner - Dr. John M Roberts V
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

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS SWB Cabriolet
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, 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

1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Owner - Alex Campbell
Lexington, KY

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


1907 American Underslung Roadster
Owner - Van Horneff
Waldewick, NJ

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


1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe Vignale
Owner - Thomas R. Coady Jr.
Paxton, IL

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

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Runabout
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
Fruitcove, FL

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


1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 Convertible
Owner - Douglas K. Hawley
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

1937 Delahaye 135 M
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

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

1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Owner - Duke Gercke
Berlin Heights, 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

1949 Kurtis Sports
Owner - Dewayne Ashmead
Fruit Heights, UT

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


1952 Citroen 2 CV Cogolin Replica
Owner - Lane Motor Museum
Nashville, TN

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