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     2012 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show Concours d'Elegance


1929 Stutz Model M Lancefield Supercharged Coupe
Owner - The Mitchell Collection
Montgomery, TX

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 Show Esprit de Sport


1969 Lamborghini Miura S
Owner - Tim & Peg Mathile
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy awarded to the sporting vehicle that best exemplifies the spirit of performance and sports motoring.
         
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Will Sherman Automotive Art Show - First Place


Artist - Dan McCrary
Charlotte, NC

First place trophy, awarded in the loving memory of Will Sherman, as chosen by the Art Show Judges Committee.
         
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Ambassador Award - Hagerty Youth Judges’ Choice
Sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance

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

One trophy, presented by the youth representative of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, judged by a panel of youth judges sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.
         
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Best of Featured Marque


1966 Shelby American G.T. 350
Owner - Regis Koetter
Floyd Knobs, IN

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

1910 Ford Model T Touring
Owner - John and Mary Ellen Barr
Deer Park, IL

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by JTM Food Group

1936 Terraplane Express Cab Truck
Owner - Scott & Linda White
Orient, OH

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

1932 Stutz Bearcat
Owner - The Mitchell Collection
Montgomery, TX

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1935 -1948
Sponsored by Michael Gehrig

1936 Packard 1407 Twelve Sport Phaeton
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

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

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 MRSI - Marketing Research Services, Inc.

1957 Dual Ghia D-500 Convertible
Owner - Ed & Carole Blumenthal
Lafayette Hill, PA

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

1972 Datsun 240Z
Owner - Bob & Sherry Speights
Nashville, TN

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Steven J. Reubel

1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Tickford Bodied Saloon
Owner - John W. Knight
New Concord, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Quality Automotive

1968 Bizzarini 5300 Spyder S.I.
Owner - Don & Diane Meluzio
Reading, PA

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

1957 Chevrolet NASCAR Black Widow
Owner - George Swartz
West Chester, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic - 1975 -1999
Sponsored by Hunt Club Clothiers

1991 BMW Z1
Owner - Eric Keller
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic 2000 - Present
Sponsored by Hunt Club Clothiers

2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe
Owner - Chris Mulvihill
Chicago, IL

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

1953 Indian Chief
Owner - Robert K. Pell, Jr.
Rockville, MD

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – A Century of American Power - Brass Era / Antique thru 1924
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

1913 Peerless Model 48
Owner - Robert M. Pass
St. Louis, MO

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – A Century of American Power - Classic Power 1925 - 1948
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

1933 Duesenberg SJ-512 Beverly Sedan by Murphy
Owner - Joseph & Margie Cassini III
West Orange, NJ

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque - A Century of American Power - Post-War Power 1949 – 1971
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air "Fuelie" Convetible
Owner - Dwane Lay
Knoxville, TN

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – A Century of American Power - Muscle Car Era 1961- 1971
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Indy Pace Car
Owner - Jeff & Johanna Stolowski
Lake Ann, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – A Century of American Power - Retro Muscle 1990 – Present
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

2005 Ford GT
Owner - Ian Guttman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – A Century of American Power - Dealer Specials 1961-1975
Sponsored by Richard Goettle, Inc

1969 Chevrolet Yenko SC 427 Nova
Owner - Tom Clary
Alton, MO

Best of Class
         
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Special Display – Historic Dragsters
Sponsored by Gary Kessler

1948 Ford Anglia Drag Racer "Mr. Lucky"
Owner - Chuck Griffith
Alexandria, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – Vintage Wooden Boats
Sponsored by The Antique Boat Center

1936 Earl Barnes 19'6" Custom Runabout
Owner - Mark Andreae
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display “A Celebration of Morris Garages – MG”
Sponsored by Greg Aarssen

1933 MG J2 Roadster
Owner - Reed & Jan Tarwater
Greenfield, IN

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1933 Duesenberg SJ-512 Beverly Sedan by Murphy
Owner - Joseph & Margie Cassini III
West Orange, NJ

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


1966 Abarth OT 1300 Periscopio Coupe
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

A trophy awarded at the discretion of the Concours Chairman
         
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Drivers Award
Sponsored by Performance Alignment

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Klub Sport
Owner - Ron Thomas
Galena, 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


1929 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz
Owner - The Auto Museum
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

1961 Porsche 356B Carrera GT
Owner - Jerry Pantis
Beaconsfield, Quebec, CAN

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)


1934 Pierce Arrow 1240A Convertible Coupe
Owner - Richard & Linda Kughn
Dearborn, MI

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)


1952 Ferrari 375 Indy
Owner - Indianapolis Speedway Museum
Indianapolis, IN

One trophy, awarded to a 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

1931 Cadillac 370-A Fleetwood 5-Passenger Phaeton
Owner - Richard & Linda Kughn
Dearborn, MI

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

1937 Cadillac V-16 Custom Imperial Cabriolet Fleetwood
Owner - Gregory Aarssen
Chatham, Ontario, CAN

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

1935 MG NB Magnette 2 Seater
Owner - Tom Metcalf
Ashland, 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


1936 Pierce-Arrow 1601 Sedan
Owner - Clara Blair
Loveland, 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

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

One trophy, awarded by the family to their favorite Alfa Romeo in memory and in honor of William Niemeyer
         
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Award for Best Interior
Sponsored by Addison Auto Interiors

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve LeBaron All-Weather Town Car
Owner - Larry Pumphrey
Greensburg, IN

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


1932 Peerless V-16 Touring Sedan by Murphy
Owner - Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection
Cleveland, OH

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


1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible
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

1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria
Owner - Dr. John C. Klein
Indianapolis, 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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The Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Trophy (Best Rolls-Royce / Bentley)


1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville
Owner - Robert M. Pass
St. Louis, MO

Carl Lindner was 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 automobiles was shown by the numerous models he had displayed at the Concours over the years. This ongoing trophy presented each year to the most outstanding example of a Rolls-Royce or Bentley in Carl's honor.
         
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Bill Rudd “Best Vette” Honorary Trophy


1957 Chevrolet Corvette "Air Box" Convertible
Owner - Bill Connell & Joel Lauman
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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Ron Halbauer Best Jaguar Trophy


1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 1/2 FHC
Owner - Fred Stadler
Columbus, IN

One trophy, awarded annually to the best Jaguar at the Concours, in memory of Ron Halbauer, avid Jaguar collector and JCNA member.
         
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Cincinnati Art Museum Artistic Beauty Award
Sponsored by The Cincinnati Art Museum

1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Sport Convertible
Owner - Chick Steiner
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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Cincinnati Magazine Automotive Style Award
Sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine

1938 MG SA Tickford Drophead Foursome
Owner - Lee Jacobsen
Dearborn, MI

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


1910 Oldsmobile Autocrat Prototype
Owner - David. K Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

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