Celebrating
     2017 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show Concours d'Elegance
Sponsored by CCI Design

1935 Delahaye 135 M Competition
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

Bill Victor was one of the longest standing driving forces behind the Cincinnati 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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Roy O. Sweeney Best of Show Esprit de Sport
Sponsored by CCI Design

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe Figoni et Falaschi
Owner - Greg Ornazian
Troy, MI

This award is a tribute to Roy Sweeney’s life-long enthusiasm for sports cars and his generous support of the Concours for many years. One trophy awarded to the vehicle best representing the spirit of sports motoring or racing.
         
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Will Sherman Automotive Art Show - First Place
Sponsored by Krombholz Jewelers

Artist - Gerald Freeman
South Lyon, MI

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

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z10 Pace Car
Owner - Ed Sauer
Springboro, OH

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 – 40 Years of Automotive Excellence
Sponsored by Goettle Geotechnical Engineering & Construction

1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail Speedster
Owner - Richard Harding
Beavercreek Twp., OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours Chairman, Chief Judge and Concours Board to the vehicle that best exemplifies the spirit of the past 40 years of the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance.
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Eyink & Leahy Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

1933 Miller "The Red Lion"
Owner - Robert B. & Diane McConnell
Urbana, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Antique - through 1924
Sponsored by The Miami Corporation

1922 Pilot Sportster
Owner - Wayne County Historical Museum
Richmond, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by Mike Martin

1936 Auburn 6 Cylinder Cabriolet
Owner - Robert Scholz
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1915 -1935
Sponsored by Leahy Consulting, Inc.

1935 Delahaye 135 M Competition
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1936 -1948
Sponsored by Michael F. Gehrig

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe Figoni et Falaschi
Owner - Greg Ornazian
Troy, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1968
Sponsored by Queen City Electric

1948 Tucker Torpedo Sedan
Owner - John Schuler
Aurora, IN

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Asian
Sponsored by Eastside Auto Spa

1974 Toyota Celica GT Coupe
Owner - Eugene Turner
Cincinnati, OH

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

1970 BMW 1600-2 Cabriolet
Owner - Elliott Schnackenberg
Milwaukee, WI

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

1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Owner - Gary Mortimer
Cincinnati, OH

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

1966 Jaguar E Type OTS
Owner - Paul Campbell
Warsaw, IN

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

1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds Hardtop
Owner - Joe Sroka
Dearborn Heights, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by Cadre Cycle

1974 Kawasaki Z2-750-RS
Owner - Marcus Swan II
Baltimore, OH

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

2012 Fisker Karma
Owner - Jessica Tye
Montgomery, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – 40 Years of Automotive Excellence - Pre-War
Sponsored by Goettle Geotechnical Engineering & Construction

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

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – 40 Years of Automotive Excellence - Post-War
Sponsored by Goettle Geotechnical Engineering & Construction

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

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Theme – 40 Years of Automotive Excellence - Sports/Racing
Sponsored by Goettle Geotechnical Engineering & Construction

1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – Camaro - 50 Years
Sponsored by Jake Sweeney Chevrolet

1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Coupe
Owner - Mike Steitz
O'Fallon, MO

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – Firebird - 50 Years
Sponsored by Jake Sweeney Chevrolet

1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Owner - George Farley
Ferndale, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – Tuners - Custom
Sponsored by Killer Koatings

1997 BMW M3
Owner - Brian Cain
Cincinnati, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display – Tuners - Factory-Backed


1966 Shelby King Cobra - CSX 3159
Owner - Irwin Kroiz
Ambler, PA

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1967 Ghia 450/ss Spyder
Owner - Wes Spryshak
Cincinnati, OH

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


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

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

1965 Iso Rivolta
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
St. Johns, FL

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


1909 Buick Model 10
Owner - Dr. Theodore Bernstein
Dayton, OH

One trophy, awarded in honor of 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


1959 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Speedster
Owner - Fred & Sue Leydorf
Birmingham, MI

Howard and Marian Rapp helped establish 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. One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Jack O’Connor Trophy (Best Style & Elegance, Open Coachwork)


1929 Duesenberg J-111 LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
Owner - Gilmore Car Museum
Hickory Corners, 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)


1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
Owner - Tom Stegman
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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Judges Choice Trophy


1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S N.A.R.T. Spider
Owner - James L. Jaeger
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours Chief judge.
         
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Samuel Adams Award (Most Elegant Closed Coachwork)
Sponsored by Boston Beer Company

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

Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company has been an active sponsor of the Cincinnati 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

1933 MG J2 Roadster
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

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ
Owner - Scott Mancini
Cincinnati, OH

A.James Ibold, known to most of us as "Jimmie", preserved and showed pre-war Alfa Romeo racing cars. This award is sponsored by the Historic Vehicle Association, the North American affiliate of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), and is presented in Jimmie’s honor to the most well-preserved vehicle.
         
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William Niemeyer Trophy (Best Alfa Romeo)
Sponsored by The Niemeyer Family

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA - Trans Am Race Car
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, 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

1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail Speedster
Owner - Richard Harding
Beavercreek Twp., OH

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

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe
Owner - Jeff Wyler
Milford, OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of Jim Kowalczyk, president of Addison Auto Interiors.
         
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Award for Outstanding Engineering
Sponsored by The Frantz Family

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

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


1969 Lamborghini Miura S
Owner - Bella Strada
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

1931 Packard 840 Dietrich Convertible Sedan
Owner - Robert Katz
Waynesville, 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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The Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Trophy (Best Rolls-Royce / Bentley)


1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Saloon
Owner - Forrest McClain
Atlanta, GA

Carl Lindner was a long time supporter and sponsor of the Cincinnati 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


1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Owner - Gary Mortimer
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


1966 Jaguar E Type OTS
Owner - Paul Campbell
Warsaw, 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

1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Cabriolet
Owner - Peter T. Boyle
Oil City, PA

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

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Owner - Ronald Thomas
Zanesville, 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
Sponsored by TVR Car Club of North America/Andy Gear

1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Owner - Don & Mary Kay Poinsette
Hilton Head Island, SC

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