Celebrating
     2014 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show Concours d'Elegance
Sponsored by CCI Design

1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron Boattail Speedster
Owner - The Auto Place
Cincinnati, OH

Bill Victor had 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 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 had 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
Sponsored by CCI Design

1929 Stutz Model 8 Blackhawk Speedster
Owner - Richard T. Mitchell
Montgomery, TX

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
Sponsored by Bill & Gayle Sherman

Artist - Steven Macy
Des Plaines, IL

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

1930 Cadillac Model 452 V-16 Town Sedan
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
St. Johns, FL

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 Theme - Art of the Automobile Great American Design
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

1937 Cord 812 SC
Owner - Al Pilz
Ligonier, PA

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

1911 Chalmers 30 Toy Tonneau
Owner - David K. Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

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

1932 Nash Model 1073 Convertible Victoria
Owner - L. John Bertoli III
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1925 -1934
Sponsored by Branch Hill Coffee Company

1929 Stutz Model 8 Blackhawk Speedster
Owner - Richard T. Mitchell
Montgomery, TX

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

1937 Railton 4-Dr Saloon
Owner - Hostetler's Hudson Museum
Shipshewana, IN

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

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I H.J. Mulliner Drophead
Owner - Dean & Donna Trindle
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1968
Sponsored by Carl and Diane Iseman

1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Owner - Alex Campbell
Lexington, KY

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

2005 Acura NSX-T
Owner - Kevin Ackley
Loveland, OH

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

1953 Fiat 8V Coupe
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

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

1968 Lamborghini Islero
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Eyink & Leahy Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

1972 All-American Racers Indy Eagle #7225
Owner - Rick Dresang
Menomonee Falls, WI

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic - 1995 -Present
Sponsored by NJB Automotive, LLC

2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Carrera
Owner - Robert A. Ingram
Durham, NC

Best Of Class
         
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American Performance, 1961-1971
Sponsored by Edgewater Motorsports Park

1971 Pontiac GTO 455 H.O. RamAir Coupe
Owner - Stephan Locker
Glendale, OH

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

1956 Norton Model 99 Dominator
Owner - Gary Smith
Evendale, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – Great American Design, Early Innovation, 1900 – 1949
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

1912 American Underslung R#22 Open Roadster
Owner - Clem & Mary C. Lange
Huntingburg, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – Great American Design, Classic Beauties, 1925 – 1948
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron Boattail Speedster
Owner - The Auto Place
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme - Great American Design, Flamboyant Fifties, 1950 – 1959
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air Nomad Station Wagon
Owner - Bradley J. Bean
Miramar Beach, FL

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – Great American Design, Pop Culture Cars, 1960 – 1980
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

1962 Ford Thunderbird M Roadster
Owner - Richard Foster
New Castle, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – Great American Design, Modern Marvels, 2000 – Present
Sponsored by Joseph Auto Group

2008 Tesla Roadster
Owner - Margaret Valentine
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – 100 Years of Maserati
Sponsored by Maserati of Cincinnati

2005 Maserati MC-12
Owner - Brian Ross
Cortland, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – 50 Years of the Mustang, Street
Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers

1963 Ford Mustang Prototype Two Passenger Coupe
Owner - William L. Snyder
Hudson, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - 50 Years of the Mustang, Racing
Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers

1965 Shelby American GT350 Competition
Owner - Mike Cavanaugh
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - 50 Years of the Mustang, Performance Specials
Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers

2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Owner - Bob Brooks
Oakwood, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display - Microcars
Sponsored by Kings Fiat

1957 BMW Isetta Slide Window Cabriolet
Owner - Michael McCloskey
Finleyville, PA

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Owner - Jerry Solimine
Cincinnati, OH

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


1973 Porsche 911 S
Owner - Candyce M. Jones
Highland, IN

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

1965 Ford Shelby American GT40 Mark I #1036
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


1964 Maserati 3500 G.T. I. Vignale Spider
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, 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 Award - Best Porsche
Sponsored by American Modern Insurance Group

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS
Owner - Robert A. Ingram
Durham, NC

         
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Jack O’Connor Trophy (Best Style & Elegance, Open Coachwork)
Sponsored by Nordstrom Kenwood Towne Center

1934 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood Convertible Sedan
Owner - Angela Westerman
Cincinnati, OH

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)


2013 Ferrari 458 Spider
Owner - Alan J. Statman
Cincinnati, OH

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

1939 Cadillac Model 75 5-Passenger Limousine
Owner - Ronald Thomas
Zanesville, 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 Boston Beer Company

1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Coupe
Owner - Brent Merrill
Toronto, 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

1936 MG PB
Owner - Reed & Jan Tarwater
Greenfield, IN

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 FIVA/Historic Vehicle Association Preservation Award
Sponsored by FIVA/Historic Vehicle Association

1907 Locomobile Model H Touring
Owner - Clem & Mary C. Lange
Huntingburg, IN

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

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
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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Herb Krombholz Pre-War Sports Trophy
Sponsored by The Krombholz Family

1921 Marmon Model 34B Speedster
Owner - Jack & Pam Rans
Indianapolis, IN

Awarded annually to the best pre-war sports car, in honor of Herb Krombholz, longtime supporter and participant in the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance.
         
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Award for Best Interior
Sponsored by Addison Auto Interiors

1931 Stutz DV-32 Victoria Rollston
Owner - Richard T. Mitchell
Montgomery, TX

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of Jim Kowalczyk, president of Addison Auto Interiors.
         
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Award for Outstanding Engineering


1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV
Owner - Thomas Shaughnessy
Oceanside, CA

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


1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
Owner - Charles Loper
Richfield, 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

1942 Packard Darrin Convertible Victoria
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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The Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Trophy (Best Rolls-Royce / Bentley)


1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I H.J. Mulliner Drophead
Owner - Dean & Donna Trindle
Cincinnati, OH

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 Memorial Corvette Trophy


1953 Chevrolet Corvette - Daytona Beach NASCAR
Owner - Terry Michaelis
Napoleon, 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
Sponsored by Jaguar Club of Greater Cincinnati

1956 Jaguar XK140 MC
Owner - Scott Holley
Fishers, 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

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet
Owner - Mark Greene
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

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, 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


1965 Peel P50
Owner - Lane Motor Museum
Nashville, TN

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