Concours d’Cancelation Presented by Hagerty | Submit Your Entry Today

Concours events aren’t just the glue that hold together a huge community of car enthusiasts, they also serve as significant charity functions that raise millions of dollars for local and national causes every year.

But this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every concours event in America has been canceled. Unsurprisingly, this has put a lot of strain on the organizations that plan these concours events, and as a result many are struggling. Some are facing such hard times that they may not be able to continue after the pandemic. That’s where we come in.

Introducing the Concours d’Cancelation presented by Hagerty: a virtual event to benefit canceled concours and their associated charities.

To learn more about how the event will work and how you can participate, keep reading the page below or visit the Concours d'Cancelation website at

How It Works:

This event is open to all multi-marque, charity-based concours events around the world, and each event may invite up to 10 car collectors whose cars they would like to see included in the concours. These “best of” contenders will make up roughly half the field.

The rest of the field will be made up of submissions from the general public. Submissions will be accepted until the end of the day on Friday, October 30, 2020, after which point entries will be turned over to a selection committee. The selection committee will choose their favorite submissions to be considered for judging in an appropriate class.

While there will be no cost to enter or spectate, we ask all who participate in or enjoy the Concours d’Cancelation to donate what they can to one or more of the participating concours’ funds. Visit the Concours d'Cancelation website at to view the participating concours events that you can support.

Winners will be chosen and awards presentation will be finished by Sunday, November 8, 2020, after which point a video of the awards presentation will be shared on the Classic Motorsports YouTube channel.

Participating Concours

Participating Concours include

More participating events to be announced on the Concours d'Cancelation website at

How to Enter:

  1. Take clear, well-lit photos of your vehicle from every angle, including the interior, engine bay, trunk, and anything else that showcases unique or important details. 
    • See the sample entry that we've posted in the comments for examples of the angles that judges want to see. 
    • Upload these photos to your computer in a file that will be easy for you to find later.
    • OPTIONAL: You may also choose to film a brief walk-around video showcasing your vehicle and all its details. You will need to upload this video to YouTube in order to include it in your entry. This video is not a substitute for photos, but merely an addition to your entry.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of this page. 
    • If you’re logged in, you’ll see a box to write a comment. 
    • If you aren’t logged in or haven’t made an account yet, click the button that says Log In and either sign in with your existing account or click the link to Sign Up and follow the instructions to make your account. Log in to your new account and return to this page.
  3. In the comment box, type the information about your vehicle for the judges to read, including:
    • Car: The vehicle’s year, make and model.
    • Owner(s): Your first and last name.
    • Location: The city, town, or general area where the vehicle is located.
    • Proposed Class(es): The judging class or classes that you would like your vehicle to be considered for.
    • Details: In about 100 words, tell the judges the story of your entry: Where the car came from, how you got it, and what you’ve done to make it the concours-worthy vehicle that it is today.
  4. Upload your photos by clicking the image icon at the top of the comment box.
  5. If you are including a video in your submission, upload it to YouTube and make sure you add a link to it in your comment. Click here for instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube.
  6. Once your comment contains your vehicle information and all of your photos, click the blue “Post” button at the bottom of the comment box to submit your entry.

For more information on how to properly enter your car, visit the "How to Enter" page on the Concours d'Cancelation website at

Concours Classes:


Our large panel of esteemed judges includes

  • Bill Warner, Founder & Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
  • Mike Joy, NASCAR Announcer
  • Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Peter Brock, Automotive Legend
  • Sam Posey, Legendary Driver & Commentator
  • David Hinton, President of HSR
  • Brian Redman, World Champion Driver
  • Wayne Carini, TV Personality
  • Jeff Lane, Founder of the Lane Motor Museum
  • Ken Gross, Former Director of the Peterson Automotive Museum
  • McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance
  • Alain Squindo, CEO of RM Sotheby's
  • Ray Evernham, NASCAR Racing Analyst & Former Crew Chief
  • Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company
  • And many, many more.

For the full list of judges, visit the Concours d'Cancelation website at


The Concours d'Cancelation is presented by Hagerty in association with Monterey Touring Vehicles, RM Sotheby's, Reliable Carriers, Sunoco and Classic Motorsports Magazine, with classes presented by Vintage Motorcar Company, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Lane Motor Museum, Porsche, Porsche Classic, Concours d'LeMons, Blast Masters, National Parts Depot, Driveshare, The Driven Man, Allard Motor Works, Coco Mats, Graves Plating, RD Enterprises, the BMW CCA Foundation, Pollock Automotive Restoration, Ragtops and RoadstersRADwood's RAD For Sale and Chubb Collector Car Insurance.

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Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
9/15/20 8:43 a.m.



Car: 1965 Lotus Elan

Owners: Tim and Margie Suddard

Location: Ormond Beach, FL

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969)

Details: This late Series 1 Elan was found in a field near Traverse City Michigan. It was badly broken and beaten after getting badly damaged in an accident in the late sixties and left outside for nearly 40 years.

We found this car, with its original engine and transmission and painstakingly, and correctly restored it in our home shop in less than two years. Our goal was accomplished to have the car done and on the lawn at the Amelia Island Concours in 2018.


Lori Bassler
Lori Bassler New Reader
9/15/20 9:32 a.m.

Car:  1963 Shelby Cobra MkI

Owner:  Lewis B. Pollard

Location:  Warrenton, VA

Proposed Class(es):  Sports & GT Cars (1960-1963)

Details:  CSX2125 is the last Mark 1 worm and sector steering box car.  Originally built and sold as a street Cobra, equipped with class A accessories, the 289 high performance Ford V8 and a Borg Warner T10 four speed transmission, this car is one of only three cars painted Metaline Blue.  This car was purchased by Lewis Pollard from Bonham's in 2010.  It was owned by Hollywood movie producer Ned Tanen (Top Gun, Jaws, American Graffiti, etc) for approximately 20 years.  Tanen's friend, Carroll Shelby, signed the dash 'Great car Ned.  Your friend Carroll Shelby.".  The car was meticulously restored to original specifications and restoration was completed in 2019.


Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
9/16/20 7:04 a.m.

Be still my heart! My absolute favorite car.

9/16/20 7:23 a.m.

1952 Miller H/modified SCCA race car . Now owned by William Connery of Oaks,Pa. Enter in the 1946 to 1962 race car class.refitted in 1962 with a Lotus Eleven body, by then owners  Gil Knudsen(Bendix corporation fame) and Preston Rush. it became known as the Bogus-Lotus (one of one). they raced mostly on the west coast.I first noticed this car for sale on several sites on and off over several years ,then found it on an auction site with  3 hours to go and left a bid which got me the car.  The car is cleaned up and cared for not restored . Powered by  a highly modified Crosley engine with 4 speed trans, 4 wheel disc brakes and a Fiat Topolino front suspension it runs and drives and the  only real change was a slightly smaller/lower seat so i could fit in(Mr Rush who drove ,was a very small man) the #151 was one of the last numbers run on the car at some of it's west coast tracks. Mr Rush entered an early Miller using #150 and later tha Bogus-Lotus with #151 .As a Lotus fan(I have a 1968 seven) I'd put this car on display in the house if I ever widen a doorway. no one seemed to really want it and it had passed around thru several owners over the years. thank you for allowng me to show it here. 

9/16/20 11:54 a.m.

New Phantom (EX51LC) 1925-26, Boattail Tourer. Authenticated "experimental" by RREC at Hunt House, UK. This is the remaining experimental chassis from March 1925 when Rolls-Royce transitioned from the Silver Ghost to the New Phantom. Sold to a Member of Parliament, this chassis went to Barker Coach builders in December, 1925 for a coach. It was then licensed May 1926. 

Owner Stephen S, McDonald

McAlpin, Florida

Class: European Prewar

2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant".


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Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
9/16/20 4:08 p.m.

In reply to CaptMack :

I'll get my tech people to help you in the a.m. Thanks for being part of our event.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
9/17/20 9:12 a.m.

To those of you having trouble uploading photos–have you tried copying/pasting them into the text editor, or dragging and dropping from your desktop? 

DaveD New Reader
9/17/20 1:43 p.m.

1919 Indian Powerplus

Dave Destler

Canoga Park, CA

Motorcycle Class

This 1919 Indian Powerplus, featuring the optional Cradle Spring Frame, was on display in semi-restored condition at Otis Chandler’s Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife until 1997. After purchase from Chandler, it was then completely dismantled and accurately restored by Mike Doom of MD Cycles in Canoga Park, CA. It was test-run after completion, then drained of fluids and displayed at many concours event, winning numerous Best in Show and Best in Class awards over the years. All sheetmetal and other parts are original to this machine (other than engine bearings and rings), with no reproduction components. All nickel-plating is correct per factory original. The "Indian Red" hue is per original factory formula.

Walkaround Video:

oprep3 New Reader
9/17/20 4:26 p.m.


1930 Chevrolet AD Sedan. 194 cubic Inch overhead valve 6 cylinder engine producing 50 BHP.

Owners; Bridget Hagood and Frank Jones of Cocoa, FL

Preservation Class

Bridget bought our 1930 Chevrolet "Ethyl" at auction, she says by mistake, I believe the owner wanted her bid to prvail. When the car was judged by the Antique Automoble Club of America (AACA) for authenticity in the HPOF Class (Historic Preservation of Original Features) Ethyl scored the maximum points. We had to perform a lot of maintenance to get the car running and stopping. One very hard task was finding a brake shoe arcing machine! While working on the car one of Bridget's important tasks was to have the ball ping hammer ready if I tried to paint and make something shinny. Clean and Preserve not restore. Ethyl has appeared in two movies. It is the type of automobile that makes you smile when you see it or hear the ahooga horn.


erserve was the job, not restore! Ethyl has appeared in two movies. She is the type of car that makes you smile when seen.

Owners: B

9/17/20 5:52 p.m.

Vancouver BC; Proposed Jaguar Class and Sports and GT 1946-59. 1956 Jaguar XK140MC Drop Head Coupe. The car came from California and has never been in the rain. A ten year nut and bolt, body off restoration of a no rust oriiginal was completed for concours and road use. Many JCNA concours and show awards and the car enjoys a romp up the Sea to Sky Highway on sunny weekends. It is kept in meticulous condition and a joy to drive.


SSpro New Reader
9/17/20 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver BC; Sports and GT 1970-80; Preservation Class. 1976 Panther J72 built by Panther Westwinds (UK) to order with 370 examples built over ten years. All Jaguar mechanicals with a 4.2 litre engine, alloy body and ladder frame supporting twin beam axels. This car has 19,000 miles and is totally original. These were hugely expensive in 1976 and most were sold to celebrities including this one.

Allan Weinstein
Allan Weinstein New Reader
9/18/20 7:57 a.m.

1941 Hupmobile Skylark owned by Allan and Penny Weinstein

Hupmobile bought the Cord body dies after their demise in 1937. In 1940, in partnership with Graham, Hupmobile built 319 cars, called the Hupmobile Skylark and Graham built approx 1500 cars called the Hollywood Graham. Hupmobile used a 6 cylinder Hupmobile engine, while Graham used a Graham supercharged 6 cylinder engine.  Both car's drive trains were changed to rear wheel drive. Both companies ceased production after 1940, and any unsold cars were retitled as 1941 models. There are less then 40 Hupmobile Skylarks left worldwide. My father and I purchased the car in 1985 and underwent restoration. The Hupp Skylark underwent a refreshed restoration in 2017. In memory of my parents, Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Weinstein, I proudly present our 1941 Hupmobile Skylark. 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant

oprep3 New Reader
9/19/20 5:50 a.m.


1966 Dodge Charger 383 Cubic Inch Big Block

Owners: Bridget Hagood and Frank Jones of Cocoa, FL

1953 -1973 Muscle car

The 1966 Charger is the first year for this Iconic model. It was introduced to the public at the 1966 Rose Bowel in Pasadena CA. We are the second owners and Brdiget found this rough but rust free beauty in Colorado. It had great bones for our restoration. At the 2016 Boca Raton Concurs de Elegance Jay Leno gave our car his Big Dog Garage award. As he stated "this award recognizes the Mom and Pop rattle can restoration that is ever bit as good as the big professional shops!" 

2020 Gasparilla Concurs de' Elegance accepted participant



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9/19/20 7:24 p.m.

This is a bona-fide 1962 MG Factory race car, GHN210607. 

The owner is Jim Plowden

Los Angeles, CA

Sports & GT 60-69

#51 has been nothing but a race car all its life. In its 58 years she has had 4 owners and has carried the nickname "lucille".  I bought the car in 2013 after having co driven and been great friends with the previous owner.  In November 2018, at a race in Thermal, CA I decided it was time to give Lucille an overdue freshening and engine rebuild.  She is now as beautiful as she was in 1962 when she appeared at Sebring to finish 20th overaall and 5th in GT under 1.6L.  Some German company broght Abarth Carerra's and swept the top places.  All her special parts are back in place, 20 gallon tank, plex windows, top identification light, special seats, chrono tach & so much more; and while not a specialty concours car, she is a true warrior and stunning in her presentation.

nmbecker New Reader
9/20/20 10:19 a.m.
  1. Mark Becker, Jacksonville Florida,  1942 Chrylser Royal Business Coupe,  Class: American Antique 1932-1948
  3. The car was shipped new to a dealer in a small town in Pennsylvania. Its three prior owners lived within a short distance of the delivering dealer. I found the car on Hemmings in an ad with no pictures. It had been restored but not to Concours level. The brake, fuel and electrical systems needed attention. The engine compartment and undercarriage required detailing. The paint was wet sanded and polished. The interior required new flooring and all upholstery needed tightening, adjustment or replacement. The marbelized interior plastics are a one year only pattern and consequently are very rare and hard to find. 2020 Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Accepted Participant. 

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gaylormg New Reader
9/21/20 11:52 a.m.

1930 L-29 Phaeton Convertible Sedan

Mike and Judy Gaylor

The car is housed in an air conditioned barn in Dade City Florida

Submitted  fo American Antique(1900-1930)

 Affectionately known as the "Black Pearl "  This car has undergone an 11 year owner restoration which was completed in August 2019. The car was taken to Auburn Indiana for the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club reunion where it received a first place primary and best L29 award.

 Historically, the L29 was the 1st American front wheel drive car mass produced beginning in 1929. Previous owners have been traced back to the early 1970s where the car was in Argentina. It is rumored to be the car that won the concours d elegance in France in 1930. 2020 Gasparilla Concours d' Elegance Accepted Participant

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GCurts New Reader
9/21/20 3:37 p.m.

Car:  1962 Porsche 356 B S90 Sunroof Coupe

Owner:  Gerry Curts

Location:  Tampa, Florida

Proposed Class(es):  Porsche and/or Sports and GT Cars (1960-1969)

Details:  This car was purchased 6 years ago and went thru a 5 year full restoration.  The original owner was a Dentist and his wife living in Hawaii.  They took delivery under the Porsche Tourists Delivery Program at the Sonauto dealership in Paris, France, on March 28, 1962.  The car was delivered with 22 factory options as well documented in the Kardex.  Virtually all the options were missing when I purchased the car.  It was a daunting task to find most of these missing items, but original authentic parts were ultimately located, purchased, and restored; many were found in Europe.  The Dentist’s wife was especially fond of the color of the water in the lagoon near their home, so she had paint mixed in Hawaii to match that color.  The paint was then sent to the Porsche factory and the car was painted with the owner’s supplied paint.  This restoration was un-compromisingly focused on restoring the car exactly as it was originally delivered in 1962.  It is a 100% numbers matching car.

Concours: Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

MondoMike New Reader
9/21/20 5:02 p.m.


Car: 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe

Owner:  Michael Stone

Location:  Kingston, WA USA

Class:  Aston Martin 

Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe is a right-hand drive model fitted with trafficators and turn signal lamps. The aluminum coachwork is by Mulliners of Birmingham. The car is finished in Ivory with Claret interior. It is one of 102 drophead coupes produced. Original UK license plates JRD 555. I've owned the car since 1982 when I pushed it out of a shed in Snohomish, WA. The Aston body and interior were completely restored to original specification in 2010. The VB6J "Vantage” DOHC six-cylinder engine was rebuilt in 2019. The DB2/4 is shown and driven regularly in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


Gary UltraDork
9/21/20 9:57 p.m.

Geez, this thread is spectacular! Viewers need to look at every post, and enjoy the pics, rather than jumping to posting a personally motivated comment for or against the previous post. We need more threads like this. I think this thread should be in a more prominent place on the forum. Unfortunately the CMS forum doesn't have as much participation as others.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
9/22/20 5:50 a.m.

In reply to Gary :

Yes, we are starting to get some truly fantastic cars.


GCurts New Reader
9/22/20 7:37 a.m.

Car:  1962 Porsche 356 B S90 Sunroof Coupe

Owner:  Gerry Curts

Location:  Tampa, Florida

Proposed Class(es):  Porsche and/or Sports and GT Cars (1960-1969)

Details:  This car was purchased 6 years ago and went thru a 5 year full restoration.  The original owner was a Dentist and his wife living in Hawaii.  They took delivery under the Porsche Tourists Delivery Program at the Sonauto dealership in Paris, France, on March 28, 1962.  The car was delivered with 22 factory options as well documented in the Kardex.  Virtually all the options were missing when I purchased the car.  It was a daunting task to find most of these missing items, but original authentic parts were ultimately located, purchased, and restored; many were found in Europe.  The Dentist’s wife was especially fond of the color of the water in the lagoon near their home, so she had paint mixed in Hawaii to match that color.  The paint was then sent to the Porsche factory and the car was painted with the owner’s supplied paint.  This restoration was un-compromisingly focused on restoring the car exactly as it was originally delivered in 1962.  It is a 100% numbers matching car.

DaveD New Reader
9/22/20 11:05 p.m.

Dave Destler

1954 BSA C10L 250cc Sidevalve

Canoga Park, CA

Extremely sympathetic restoration to original considering the model's rather pedestrian provenance and market value. A labour of love by someone that I happened upon and acquired for my collection. I had the engine and gearbox stripped and refreshed with new gaskets, top end rings, etc., as it weeped a bit of oil when ridden and the compression was slightly down. Now starts first kick and runs like a British watch!?

Original down to the every component, sheet metal part, carburettor, control, ignition key, etc. See:

DaveD New Reader
9/23/20 12:41 a.m.

Dave Destler

1950 Sunbeam S7 Deluxe

Canoga Park, CA

A completely restored, original example of the low-production Sunbeam S7 Deluxe, which might have been BSA's postwar range-topper, as they bought the Sunbeam marque and hoped to have this be the new BSA. They went with the parallel twin A7 500 (and A10 650) instead, and the inline twin 500cc Sunbeam was a standalone marque under the BSA umbrella.

As a rubber-mounted 500cc inline OHC twin with shaft drive and styled after the BMW R75, it was ahead of its time in many ways. Available in either Mist Green or Black, the green was the definitive colour for this machine and establishes it as one of history's unmistakable classics.

Shows in 2019:

All British Ride, Hansen Dam (1000 motorcycles): People's Choice

The Californian Concours, Santa Anita Park: Best in Show

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, SLO: People's Choice

Alberto Naon
Alberto Naon
9/23/20 5:13 p.m.

1952 MG TD

Owners: Lianne & Alberto Naon

Location: Miami, Florida

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)


MG TD's were manufactured in Great Britain with a total production of 29,664 (23,488 exported to the USA). Price when new was US $2,115 MSRP. A 4 cylinder 1,250 cc engine produces 54 HP, and has a top speed of 77 mph. Many famous race car drivers, like Carol Shelby, Ken Miles, Phil Hill, Roger Penske, started their racing carriers in MG's.

Our MG TD took 5 years to complete a full "ground-up" restoration. Every single component was fully restored or replaced. Great attention was made to make sure every detail was as delivered when new by an MG factory dealer. The only aftermarket options included were offered by MG new car dealers. It is a 100% number matching car.

"2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant"

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9/24/20 3:48 p.m.

Car: 1957 Lincoln 2 Door Premiere Hardtop.

Owners: Paul / Kathy Roberts

Location: Seminole, Florida. (Tampa Bay Area)

Class: Preservation Class

Invited by Gasparilla Concours. 

Details: Paint Code 64 Starmist White over Ivy Green Poly. 368 Y Block 300HP, 15,185 units built, current mileage 72,088.

I'm the third owner of this Lincoln, which I've owned for 3 years. The second owner bought it from the estate of the original owner in 1991. The second owner had the green paint, front and rear bumpers rechromed in 1992. I have all the paperwork to confirm. Other than that, this car has just been very well maintained. Since my ownership, regular maintenance has been done (Lincoln Land), rebuilt or replaced with NOS parts. This car also has Novi AC mounted in the trunk (AC BLOWS COLD). I enjoy this car and drive her weekly in good weather. Even in the Florida heat with the air on, she runs cool. Since my ownership she has won a Red Ribbon at Lake Mirror Concours d'Elegance in 2018. Also at the Eastern LCOC meet in Bradenton Fl on May 2018, she took First Place in Primary and Best Primary Division in 49-57 class. These are in addition to many awards at local shows. The other interesting fact is that I have an appraisal from Continental Auto LLC (signed by Wayne Carini) from May 1991 which was done to help sell the car from the estate of the original owner. This verifies the mileage in 1991 at 66,258. 

Thank You for your consideration. Paul


Jimmy J1
Jimmy J1 New Reader
9/24/20 4:45 p.m.

1967 Shelby GT500

Jimmy Fyke

Tampa, FL

Not sure which class is appropriate

    Car #738.  Born on January 18, 1967 in San Jose, CA.  428PI engine with dual Holley 600 cfm carburetors. 4 speed Top Loader transmission, 10 spoke aluminum wheels, factory roll bar and harness, center driving lights, fold down rear seat, power steering, power front disc brakes, extra cooling package, heavy duty battery.

    California car raced for decades. Brought to Florida in 2006. Full restoration in 2012. Always driven!      "2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant"



9/24/20 6:30 p.m.

Car: 1964 Citroën Deux Chevaux (2CV) Spécial

Owners: John Wallace

Location: Indian Lake Estates, FL

Proposed Class: Micro Cars

Details: This 2CV was purchased on the internet in 1999 (kinda scary back then) from a collector in southern California, I was living in Michigan at the time, so it was a long trek to pick up a car.

It was a complete car, but lacking any personality, pizzazz or life. Over the past 20 plus years I have worked, bit by bit, to make this drab lifeless “Duck” into a respectable show worthy “Duck”.

Many upgrades, repairs, and modifications, both big and small have been performed to capture the spirit and vision I have for the car. It’s not just a car, it’s a way of life.

This car is not 100 % original in the purest form of the word, but is in the spirit of the word. The simplicity, relative ease of repairs and modification by the 2CV owners, made the 2CV subject to many upgrades and changes.

From the whimsical to job specific changes the 2CV has been found in many different and unusual configurations worldwide. I too have followed in this spirit of change and modification to mold this 2CV into my vision and fit my needs.

I was invited to submit my entry by the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance folks.


BB510 New Reader
9/24/20 6:51 p.m.

Car: 1970 BRE Datsun 510

Owners: Eric and Vicki Schulhof

Location: Simi Valley, CA

Proposed Class: Historic Hod Rods 

Alan Mayes, the editor of Car Kulture Deluxe defined a Hot Rod as "the simplest of cars—a stripped-down, basic automobile made to go faster, handle better and stop quicker than the car it was based on. All of its parts will serve one of those three purposes."

By this definition Peter Brock's "Personal Street Datsun 510" is certainly a Hot Rod. To promote the BRE parts business (that was the result of the Trans Am Racing program), Peter Brock and BRE built a street Datsun 510 as a showcase and painted it bright yellow. 

The car was lightened by replacing the hood, front fenders and trunk lid with lightweight BRE fiberglass panels. The rear seat was removed and the battery relocated to the trunk for better weight balance. The rear 510 steel brake drums were replaced with 240Z Aluminum drums. 

The factory steel wheels where ditched in favor of the same 13x7 American Racing Libres used on the Trans Am cars. The suspension was given a full BRE makeover including lowering springs, sway bars and Koni shocks. 

The drivetrain was modified with tubular headers and a pair of Weber sidedraft carburetors and a 5 speed transmission from a Datsun roadster.

A BRE fiberglass racing seat was installed and a four point rollbar and racing belts. The interior was renovated with improved door panels and upholstery which resulted in a very classy Datsun 510.

The end result, often referred to as the "Brock Buster" was featured in Motor Trend Magazine in 1973 and the subject of a Revell model kit the same year.

My father acquired the car in 1980. It has been in the family 40 years and was fully restored by Datsun 510 specialist Troy Ermish in 2019 and displayed at SEMA.

9/27/20 12:22 p.m.

Car: 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, MK-II

Owner: Jeff Eakin

Location: Denver, Colorado

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969)


• One of only 536 Mark II Tigers produced.
• It has been fully restored and painted a non-factory version of BRG which is slightly more bright but beautiful and complete with a fully restored black factory hardtop.
•Certified authentic by the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association. Certificate of Authenticity #86.
• Personally autographed by Carroll Shelby (under the trunk platform. Just this is worth the “price of admission”).
• A consistant 1st place winner at car shows having accumulated numerous awards.
• A complete and correct tool kit is included which is nearly impossible to obtain for the MK-II Tiger.
• 2 Tops + Tonneau coverand and correct tool kit

This 1967, last year model of Tigers is generally considered to be the most collectable as only 536 were produced. This one #B382100507, was produced in March 1967 and was the 404th to be produced. It has been certified as a “Genuine Tiger” by S.T.O.A., the California car club who administers an authentication program.


The Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance V8 version of the 4-cylinder Sunbeam Alpine roadster. It was designed in part by famous American race car driver and designer Carroll Shelby who is most well know for creating the Cobra. Nearly all of the MK-II’s were imported to the United States. This car underwent a complete restoration in 2006 by its current owner and Ken Corbin a noted Tiger expert. We tried to keep the car as original as possible and infact it won first place in the stock category at a National Sunbeam convention called S.U.N.I. The most noticeable difference between this


epad1419 New Reader
9/27/20 3:03 p.m.

Car:   1969 Shelby GT-350 fastback coupe "one of one as optioned"

Owner:  Eduardo Padron

Location:  Miami, Florida

Proposed Class(es):  Sport & GT Cars (1960 - 1969)

Details:  This 1969 Shelby GT-350 was built on February 13th, 1969 and was exported to Fogg Motors Ltd., a Ford Shelby Hi Performance auto dealer located in New Westminster, B.C. Canada.  The car would remain in the Vancouver area for the next 36 years until it was sold and shipped to the U.S. in 2005. 

The car retains its original numbers matching drive train and remains preserved in factory condition, documented with Shelby Automotive Co. dealer order and factory invoice, Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. purchase order, owner's manuals, original keys, Marti Autoworks Elite Report, as well as being listed in the Shelby American Registry and signed by Carroll Shelby.  Kevin Marti's Elite Report reflects that of the 2366 Shelbys manufactured in 1969, this Shelby 's option configuration makes it very unique being a "one of one", as optioned, Shelby Gt-350. 

"2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant"


Wm Hooker
Wm Hooker New Reader
9/28/20 11:48 a.m.

Car:   1961 Volvo P-1800

Owner:  Somer Hooker

Location:  Brentwood,TN

Proposed Class(es):  Sport & GT Cars (1960 - 1969)

 This is one of the earliest known restored P-1800 Volvos known. Serial number is 13xx. Acquired years ago in an eBay auction. Me and my wife flew out and drove to Mount Rainer and on to Pebble Beach. The adventure began ! A few understatements in auction. Who woulda' thunk it? An eBay auction! Along the way we stopped and saw editor Keith Martin. Also had the clutch go out on Mt. Rainer! The P-1800 was built by Jensen in Scotland when Ghia backed out. In 1963 production was moved to Sweden. This is a numbers matching unit with 106,xxx miles on it. Very original except the front disc brakes were upgraded to 64 models because of parts availability. We recently drove it to the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.


daytona63blue New Reader
9/28/20 3:03 p.m.

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe

Owners: Darwin & Patricia Ludi

Chula Vista, California

Class: Corvette or American Sports Cars

This 1963 Corvette was purchased new from Macmulkin Chevrolet in Nashua, New Hampshire. This is a correct numbers car that came with a 340hp 327, 4 spd. transmission, AM/FM radio, 3:08 gears with positraction. The car is painted in its original Daytona Blue exterior with blue interior. 

We are the 4th owners of the Corvette since the year 2000. The car had been parked outside under a tree when the 3rd owner purchased it for $7K. He did the initial restoration and my wife and I finished it. Only the paint was not done by us. 

The Corvette has won at the following Concours events: La Jolla, CA, Danville, CA, Hillsborough, CA and Amelia Island, FL. The car also won the 1963 class at this years virtual event held by the National Corvette Museum. 

The car is Bloomington Gold Certified as well as NCRS Top Flighted. 

We were invited to last years Hilton Head Concours, this Forest Grove Concours d' Elegance and the Cincinnati Concours d' Elegance. The Forest Grove and Cincinnati shows were cancelled until next year. Lastly we were invited to show the car at the "Eyes on Design" Car Show in Detroit but again it was also cancelled until 2021.

mcapozzio New Reader
9/28/20 5:44 p.m.

Car: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Owner: Michael & Tracie Capozzio

Location: Chardon, Ohio

Proposed Class: Corvette


I am the owner of Classic Corvette Restoration's in northeast Ohio. A customer was selling this 1957 and brought the car in to prep for sale. The sale fell through and seeing as I had already prepped the car and knew what it would need going forward I purchased it. My wife and I drove it for the summer then I completely disassembled the car and did a full restoration to it. It is a 270hp 283 with dual Carter carburetors and solid lifter camshaft. It has a non original 4 speed transmission and original 3.70 positraction rear end. The car gets driven almost daily in summer months and has seen highway time through multiple states. 

russj1 New Reader
9/28/20 6:39 p.m.

1933 MG J1

Russell Sillery

4221 Spring Island

Okatie,  SC 29909

Sports Cars (Prewar)

1933 MG J1 Tourer, “Beatrix”
Introduced in 1932 and built through 1934, only 250 units of the J1 were produced. The
J1 was offered as a 4 seater with open or closed bodywork. The J2 was a 2 seater version
with only 130 units built. Of the combined 380 units it is believed that worldwide 50 to 70 remain today.
Two racing variants were based on the J2 and coded as J3 and the supercharged J4. All four J series models share the same chassis and drive-train.

Beatrix was a barn find discovered in the UK in 1996. Apparently after the War she was painted red over her original grey. In her red paint she was banged around for
decades as a racer -- then left for the chickens. After arriving in the US she was restored over a 12 year period by many different hands. Most of the work was masterful. -- most -- is the key word here. She needed help when we bought her in 2018.

Looking great but mechanically limping we brought her to South Carolina needing new wiring, brakes, differential and a lot of TLC. Tom Metcalf of Safety Fast! Restorations in Ohio helped with the differential; we did the wiring, new dash and new shiny bits. That took another 13 months.

To mark her long journey back to solid restoration -- we dubbed her ‘Beatrix” -- a name, we’re told, derived from the word “voyager”.


9/29/20 4:29 p.m.

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Coupe

Owners: Phil and Audrey Raker

Manning, SC

When the “late model” (1965-1969) Corvairs were introduced in late 1964, the budding engineer in me immediately fell in love with them. I recognized that this was truly an American Grand Touring car in the mold of air-cooled Porsches and E-Type Jaguars. This example is a Cypress Green, 140 HP, four-carburetor, 1965 Corsa Coupe: the model chosen by Don Yenko as the basis for his Stingers. The exterior has been repainted in the original color, and the Faun interior is all original, except for the carpet. The Minilite wheels were an available option on the Yenko Stinger, so I’ve included them on this car. At the 2007 International Convention of the Corvair Society of America, this car was judged to be the over-all best Corvair at the show (combining scores from Concours, Autocross, Fuel Economy, and Road Rally), winning the Ed Cole Memorial Award.

Invited to participate by: Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance and Motoring Festival

SteveEvans New Reader
9/29/20 5:50 p.m.

Car: 1913 Havers Knickerbocker Speedster

Owner: Robert Evans

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Proposed Class: Sportscars (Prewar)

The Havers Motor Car Company was short-lived. Organized in Port Huron, Michigan, in the spring of 1910 by brothers Fred and Ernest Havers, the Havers Motor Car Company sold their first production vehicles in 1911. Initially, the cars were manufactured in space acquired within the Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company facility. In 1912 the Havers Company purchased the former E-M-F factory, also in Port Huron, to increase production.

As with many automobiles at that time, The Havers was an assembled car with major components sourced from quality producers of the day. The L-Head Continental engines were initially rated at 44 horsepower, joined in 1913 by a Six-55, and for 1914 by an even larger Six-60. A key marketing point for the company was that all cars utilized six-cylinder engines. Having sold 200 vehicles in 1912, the company optimistically predicted 1913 output at 1200 cars. However, these totals don’t appear to have been achieved, and on the night of July 7, 1914, a fire destroyed the factory complex. The company announced plans to rebuild, but creditors had their doubts and petitioned the court to have it adjudged bankrupt. The Havers company never recovered.


Chassis #715 / Engine #8215 

The car's known history starts in 1950 in Washington state, it's then sold to a student in 1959 and registered in Louisiana. By 1985, the car finds it's way to upstate New York and is described as follows: "the fenders and body are both wrong… what I have of an actual Havers is the running gear, frame, wheels, engine, trans, radiator, etc.”.


In 2010, the remains of the car are consigned to a local auction and purchased by an authority on the make, John Tornquist. A restoration ensues and 4 years later, nearing completion, the car suffers significant damage in a garage fire. Luckily, the engine and radiator were out of the car when the fire happened. Another five years pass before the car is finally finished; today, it represents a piece of automotive history lost to the ages. One of four known surviving Havers automobles.




mlhess68 New Reader
9/30/20 8:04 a.m.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda with Formula S option.

Cars of Mainstreet

Michael Hess

Pittsboro, NC

Self restored. Took me 8 years to complete. Original Plymouth Commando 273 (Chryslers first high performance small block).

BB510 New Reader
9/30/20 4:29 p.m.

When I was a kid and a young driver my Dad had a '65 Plymouth Valiant station wagon with the 273 V8 and a Hurst 4 speed manual. I drove that car alot and looking out over the long hood wished it was this Barracuda! Same color too. I never forgave it for being a Valiant!

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/1/20 9:29 a.m.

In reply to BB510 :

Don't see many wagons with a 4-speed trans.That's pretty cool.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/1/20 10:21 a.m.

1935 Austin 7 Special

Owned by: Mark Sange

Bolinas, Ca

Class Race Cars Pre-War

This was built from a damaged Austin van, all the way back in 1935. This Special was then originally built in 1937.

The car is beautifully constructed. In particular, the front suspension is very cleverly fabricated. The car possesses huge drum brakes, reminiscent of a GP car of its era.

The car was raced in Britain in 193839 and at the outbreak of hostilities, the owner entered the RAF and was killed in the war.

In 1991 the car was found in a barn and then restored. In 1995 it began racing first on the east coast and then out west, where is was accepted five times for the Monterey races.

The current owner has owned the car since2008 and has raced it five times.





Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/1/20 10:27 a.m.

1956 Lotus 11

Class Race cars 1946-1962

Owner Marke Sange

Description (in first photo)







agalbraith New Reader
10/2/20 1:28 p.m.

Car: 1987 Lamborghini Countach

Owner(s): Presented by the California Automobile Museum

Location: Sacramento, CA

Proposed Class(es): SuperCars

Details: originaly ordered by Malcom Forbes in a one-off green color formulated to match the color of money. Gold wheels and gold leather interior. Period correct awful. 

Harshdive New Reader
10/2/20 5:11 p.m.

Car.         1965 Sunbeam Tiger


Owner.    Bill Harshman 


Location   Lakeland, Fl


Proposed Class        Mainstreet or Sports 1960-1969 or Ford vs Ferrari 


2020 GasparillaConcours Accepted Participant     




Harshdive New Reader
10/2/20 5:18 p.m.


chkresser New Reader
10/2/20 7:35 p.m.

Car:         1955 Triumph TR3

Owners:  Chris and Kathy Kresser

Location: Ballwin, Missouri

Proposed Class:  Sports & GT 1946-1959

Details:  This sleek, low-slung TR3 was rescued after 30 years in a basement, totally disassembled. It took me six years to restore the car to factory original condition.

The car has received best of show awards at two national Triumph shows and class awards at Hilton Head and Des Moines concours. Also invited and shown at Radnor Hunt, Greenwich, Keeneland and Hemmings concours.

barryconnally New Reader
10/3/20 10:24 a.m.

Car: 1964 Triumph Spitfire4

Owner: Barry Connally

Location: Oceanside, CA

Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969), At the Beach, Cars of Main Street

Details: Designed by Giovanni Michelotti and largely based on the Triumph Herald, the Spitfire was manufactured at Canley, Coventry. It was the first British Sports Car of its class to feature roll up windows, front disc brakes, and rack and pinion steering. This Spitfire has been in the family since it was bought new in January 1964. It was raced extensively by the current owner’s father, winning the Texas Regional Special Class A SCCA Championship in 1964 and 1965, and placing 1st Overall in Carroll Shelby's 1967 Terlingua Time Trials. After obtaining the car in 2005, the current owner spent the next seven years personally performing a complete frame off, nut and bolt restoration in tribute to his father. Having recently completed a second frame off restoration, the current owner maintains the family racing tradition by placing 1st Overall in the Spitfire Autocross Class at two recent National Triumphests.

The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering, Las Vegas Concours d'Elegance, Coyote Creek Concours d'Elegance, The San Marino Classic, Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance

10/6/20 4:29 p.m.

Car: 1934 MG PA Midget

Owners: Peter & Pat Davis

Location: Jonesborough TN

Proposed class: Sports Cars (Prewar)

Exported new to the US and matching numbers.  Purchased on eBay in 2011 from a dealer who found it partially restored in New Hampshire.  Restoration completed after three more years by the owner, fitting authentic parts including semaphore indicators, dipping headlamp reflector, fuel system and electrical components, dashboard instrumentation, weather equipment and full period tool kit.  The supercharger, Ki-gass fuel primer and aero screens were added similar to those in 30’s MG’s that owners could use for weekend competition.  Prewar MG’s used gear driven overhead camshaft engines based on Hispano-Suiza designs for WW1 aircraft, plus advanced cross-flow cylinder heads.

Link to YouTube video: 1934 supercharged MG PA Midget



Britcar6 New Reader
10/6/20 7:08 p.m.

Car: 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Owners: Peter & Pat Davis

Location: Jonesborough TN

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

Details: Factory built, matching number 100M.  Delivered new to a USAF officer in Japan, then returned to NY state with two more owners.  In storage from 1966-96 when the present owner purchased it from a dealer in PA, complete and authenticated by BMIHT.  Six year owner restoration and then damaged in a house fire a year later.  Second rebuild by the owner to concours level in the original colors of OEW/black with detailed attention to original specification parts and finishes, particularly in the engine compartment, interior trim and trunk.  Original 48 spoke wheels with correct Dunlop RS5 tires.  Twin 6V batteries.

Link to YouTube video: 1956 Austin Healey 100M


daytona63blue New Reader
10/8/20 3:15 p.m.

1963 Corvette Split Window owned by Darwin & Patricia Ludi of Chula Vista, CA

Class: Corvette

Tuxedo Black with a Black inteior

Numbers matching 327 with 250 hp. Options include a 4 spd transmission, 338 gears with positraction, power steering with an AM/FM radio. 

Car was originally delivered to Fresno Chevrolet in 1963. Car is a late model 63. We have owned the car since 1990 not knowing that the 250 hp 327 was the base engine. Car was painted and restored by Gene Townsend of El Cajon, CA. At its first showing it won at the Ironstone Concours at Murphy Lake, CA. We are the 4th owners to the car. It has remained in Southern California its whole life. 

In 2008 it was selected by the National Corvette Museum to be displayed for one year in the 3's exhibit. The exhibit included a 53, our 63, 73,83,93 and a 2003 Corvette. 


daytona63blue New Reader
10/8/20 3:25 p.m.

daytona63blue New Reader
10/8/20 3:42 p.m.

1965 Pontiac GTO owned by Darwin & Patricia Ludi of Chula Vista, CA

Class: American Muscle Car

We have owned this Montero Red 65 GTO since December of 1989. The car is a matching numbers 389 that came with a a tri power 2 speed automatic.

Options include power steering, power brakes, power antenna, AM/FM radio, and 3:55 gears with positraction. Car was restored 5 years ago and still retains its beauty. Only event it has been entered in was a Goodguys event 15 years ago. In 2005 (Super Bowl 40) our GTO was selected to be filmed racing down the quarter mile against a 70 Chevelle SS with a 396. Our GTO represented the Seattle Seahawks. The race was shown on the turbotron after the coin flip at the Silver Dome in Detroit. 

I believe we are the 4th owners of the car which was originally sold new in at Clohecy Pontiac in Detroit, Michigan.

Out 65 was displayed at the 40th Anniversary of the GTO in Detroit. That was the year when the 2004 GTO was introduced.

daytona63blue New Reader
10/8/20 3:48 p.m.

10/8/20 8:45 p.m.

Car: 1950 XK-120 OTS

Owner: Rusty Hansgen

Location: Woodway, TX

Proposed Class(es): Jaguar, Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

Details:  The original owner special ordered this right hand drive XK-120 OTS Jaguar from a New Jersey dealership.  When his family was expanding, he traded the car in for a Mk VII Jaguar at our New Jersey dealership, Walt Hansgen Jaguar Cars in 1960.  My father, Walt Hansgen, replaced the disc wheels with a set of Borrani wire wheels, installed a dual exhaust system, repainted the car in light blue silver metallic lacquer and made it his personal car.  I inherited the car in 1966.  Due to low oil pressure (later found to have a cracked crank), the car was stored for 30 years.  In 2007 I completed a two year ground up restoration to the current condition.  The car is a frequent driver.

rustyhans3 New Reader
10/8/20 9:05 p.m.

Car: 1950 XK-120 Jaguar OTS

Owner: Rusty Hansgen

Location: Woodway, TX

Proposed Class(es): Jaguar, Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

Details: The original owner special ordered this right hand drive XK-120 Jaguar OTS from a New Jersey dealership.  When his family was expanding, he traded the car in for a Mk VII Jaguar at our New Jersey dealership, Walt Hansgen Jaguar Cars in 1960.  My father, Walt Hansgen replaced the disc wheels with a set of Borrani wire wheels, installed a dual exhaust system, repainted the car in light blue silver metallic lacquer and made it his personal car.  I inherited the car in 1966.  Due to low oil pressure (later found to be a cracked crank), the car was stored for 30 years.  In 2007 I completed a two year ground up restoration to the current condition.  The car is a frequent driver.

RV4BLDR1 New Reader
10/8/20 10:41 p.m.

1948 Willys CJ2A

Owner: John & Linda Burg

location: Oroville California

Proposed Class: American Antique 1932 / 1948

This is our 1948 Willys CJ2A that we spent the last 13 years restoring as a family project, My wife Linda, son Chris and grandson Alex  and I did all the work ourselves from the sandblasting,cutting,welding, sheet metal, engine / transmission and paint witch is the original color for this Jeep pasture green with autumn yellow wheels. We finished this little Jeep in may of 2019 and have taken it to many car shows around Northen California and have won many awards 18 in total including local concours events in Chico Ca. and Goodguys events. We were looking forward to the Ironstone concours in Murphy's Ca. this year but with Covid we only got to do the tour drive,  we hade a great time and got to meet a lot of new friends. So here we are sending some photos, Hope you you enjoy and thank you for your time 


230SL New Reader
10/9/20 9:30 a.m.

Car: 1965 Mercedes-Benz European Market 230SL Roadster/Coupe

Owner: John Betsch

Location: Southold, New York

Proposed Class: (1) Mercedes (2) Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969)

Completing assembly May 17,1965 and delivered to Köln Germany, numbers matching 230SL presents in its original as-built factory specification of Red Metallic (DB571), Light Antique Yellow Leather Seating (DB213), Black Square Weave Carpeting, and the proper grey anthracite footwell mats. European-market bubble headlights, Hella Halogen driving lamps and the optional rear mounted Autobahn Fog Light (462) are present with an original Phoenix Aktiengessellschaft Tire preserved and mounted in the boot for authenticity.

Paint refresh was completed by the Klaus Riedlinger Karosseriebau in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen in 1980; body paint has not been touched since 1980.  The SL was brought to the United States by its German owner Alois Eibner, acclaimed ESA Rosetta Spacecraft engineer and the SL has been with its present owner for over thirty years with continued refinements. It is both a Best in Class and Best in Show winner.

Accepted & participated in Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance (2019) and also accepted for the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance(2020)

10/9/20 8:55 p.m.

Car:  1929 Ford Model A Roadster Hot Rod

Owners:  Steve and Cheryl Potter

Location:  Fernandina Beach, Florida

Proposed Class:  Historic Hot Rods

This traditional hot rod was built by the late California builder Dick "Magoo" Megugorac in 1974 as his personal car.  It was featured on the cover of HOTROD Magazine, November 1974.

The 1929 body sits on a 1932 frame, 3 inch dropped 1937 Ford tube axle, Halibrand quick-change differential and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with dirt track tires. The car features a 1932 radiator shell, Hagamann hood and 1939 Ford taillights.  The original lacquer and pinstripes still shine.  The interior has an original Auburn dash.  The leather upholstery was stitched by Lois Megugorac.

In 2016 the car was described by Thom Taylor of HOTROD Magazine as "The Best AV8 Roadster Ever."

Exibited at 2012 Hilton Head Island,  2015 Amelia Island and 2015 Winter Park Concours d' Elegance. 


Shughesbmw New Reader
10/9/20 9:16 p.m.

CAR:  1972 BMW 3.0  FIA Grp. 2  Chassis # 2275997

OWNER: Scott Hughes

LOCATION: Sunset, SC or a Famous Race Track Near You!


One of the original 19 factory CSL race cars, known as "Batmobiles". 
Team car in the 1973 German Touring Car Championship.
Finished 11th Overall and  1st in Touring Class in the 1973 LeMans 24H.  Campaigned by John Buffum's Libre Racing in Trans Am in 1974.

Eventually restored by noted CSL expert Richard Conway and acquired by me in 2008.

Raced actively in US historic racing including the Daytona Classic and the 2015 LeMans Classic 24hours. We have continued to maintain the car in its as raced condition, while racing and showing it; garnering awards at the Amelia Island Concours and others.





Joe_DeBattista New Reader
10/10/20 1:45 a.m.

1964 Opel Kadett Sports Coupe

Joe DeBattista

South San Francisco, CA 

Considered for: Oddballs and Oddities or Micro Cars

Details: My 1964 Opel Kadett is one of just five known to exist in the US. It was found in rough condition in Bakersfield, CA, and came to me via trade for a 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet. My father and I restored it together, doing all aspects of the restoration ourselves (paint included) with the exception of the upholstery. Parts sourcing is near impossible as many parts are bespoke to not only the early Kadett A, but the Coupe is far different from the Sedan. With a 54 HP 1.0L S  ("Super Compression") engine and 4 speed floor shifted manual transmission the car is no sports car. It's primary design was to challenge the VW Type 1, however it did not sell well in the United States through Buick dealers. In fact this particular car required 1964 Buick Upholstery (done by Turner Buick, Hayward, CA) to move the car off the lot. I spoke to the original owner prior to his passing (his business card was still in the glove box). The car has been presented at Greystone Mansion, Coyote Creek, Alameda, and Hillsbourough (in fact this car is used on the Classic Motorsports Website displaying Hillsborough's Participation in this event). I hope to attend more events once the Concours are allowed to continue. Thank you for your consideration. 


10/10/20 1:37 p.m.

1993 Mustang SVT Cobra

Wayne R. Linn

Pennsville, NJ

Cars of the 80s and 90s

Tasked with developing a limited production high performance car for the final year of the Fox body platform, Ford's newly formed Special Vehicle Team introduced the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra. Modifications in collaboration with Roush Engineering to the venerable 5.0 V8 included free breathing GT40 heads, a revamped cam shaft, a larger induction system, along with other inhancements to increase horsepower and torque. Larger tires mounted on unique 17 inch turbine aluminum wheels along with a more compliant suspension sytem with development input from Jackie Stewart and Bob Bondurant improved both ride and handling capabilities.Drivetrain strengthening, free flow mufflers, and four wheel disc brakes were also added. Subtle exterior body features and a unique rear spoiler added to cleaner appearance over the GT model.

This unrestored example is chassis number 1568 of a build of 4993 Cobras and is one of 191, as equipped, finished in Vibrant Red.

a57356 New Reader
10/10/20 3:45 p.m.

1957 Porsche 356A GT/GT Carrera Speedster

Jerry Charlup, Stamford CT

Porsche Class

Acquired in 1983, its missing original 4-cam motor was found in 2003. The Porsche Museum Book “Carrera: History of the 4-cam Motor” lists this Speedster as a steel bodied GT with a GT 4-cam motor, one of only 165 356/356A Carrera Speedsters ever built. 87 had GT motors and only 31 of these were steel bodied making this car very rare.

Originally delivered in 1957 to California racer Jimmy Moore, a Hollywood Film Editor, his successful racing, during 1957 to 1959, of this Speedster is fully documented.

This is a "double barn find" given finding the original 4-cam motor and later the racing history. This Speedster story was written up in Excellence in June 2014.

The Speedster has won many prestigious awards including the Barry Rilliet Laguna Seca Award in the Carmel by the Sea Concours on Ocean Avenue in 2015 and was displayed at the 2018 Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI in the 70th Anniversary Chopard Heritage Display. It has been invited to many Concours including Amelia Island (Twice), Greenwich and Pinehurst.

This Speedster is regularly driven to many events.

This Speedster was invited to the 2020 Audrain Concours d'Elegance which of course was cancelled.



akrueger22 New Reader
10/11/20 2:46 p.m.

1964 Austin Cooper S

Andrew & Janelle Krueger

Summerfield, NC

Micro cars

This 1964 Austin Cooper S is the last 1071cc engine Cooper S built. There were 2,135 Austins manufactured. By 1980 this car was featured in Autoweek Magazine as the cover story comparing the Cooper S to the latest hatchback, the VW Rabbit. We found this car languishing in a garage in NC and fully restored it to its original production specification, look, and feel (see Heritage certificate in photos). NOS parts were used when available and all proper weld points recreated in the exact position for any body repair. Correct and refurbished OEM hardware was retained including correct cylinder head bolt head markings. In addition, proper stenciling was used to create factory markings on the areas such as the fan belt, heater, oil cooler, sub-frames, and suspension parts (see pictures).

This is the only Austin Cooper S accepted into the Quail Lodge Car Show (2016), was First in Class at Hilton Head Concours in 2017 and First in Class in Carmel By the Sea in 2018. Go to these You Tube sites for more sights and sounds of the Austin Cooper S!

Joe_DeBattista New Reader
10/11/20 4:11 p.m.

That 93 Cobra ❤️❤️❤️

10/11/20 6:36 p.m.

Concours d’Cancelation Entry


Kim and Mitch McCullough

Pompton Plains, New Jersey


1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS roadster

Chassis #674443

Preservation Class



When Bernard Yurt returned home from the Korean War, he decided that what he needed was a sports car. Within months of being honorably discharged as a staff sergeant after his tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, he purchased a shiny new 1954 Jaguar XK120 from Foreign Motors in Boston for $3,395.


Mr. Yurt took fastidious care of his XK120, driving it on special occasions and displaying it at regional car shows. Over his nearly 60 years of ownership Bernie preserved his XK120 in original condition and proudly used its originality as reference for other XK120 owners in Jaguar forums.


A devoted Jaguar enthusiast, Mr. Yurt founded the New England XK Association (N.E.X.K.A.) in 1968, later renamed the Jaguar Association of New England (J.A.N.E). The club still thrives today. (note the original N.E.X.K.A. badge on the front of the car)


We are only the second owners of this wonderful 1954 Jaguar XK120. It retains its original tan interior including the carpet, Dove Grey exterior paint, 3.4-liter engine, radiator, Moss gearbox and chassis. With just 56,000 original miles on the odometer, it has never been restored, damaged, modified or painted.

To support its originality we have the original bill of sale and the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate issued in Bernard’s name. This XK120 is also featured throughout the book, “Original Jaguar XK, the restorer’s guide” by Philip Porter.



CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/12/20 11:03 a.m.

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, 5th Series
Coachwork by Zagato

Chassis no. 10814307, Zagato body no. xxx
Owner(s): Brenda B Benzar
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Proposed Class(es): European Coachwork Prewar
Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance Foundation

In 1929, the legendary Alfa Romeo engineer, Vittorio Jano, designed the supercharged, six cylinder, sports racing car engine of 1750cc. The Sport models would use a light frame with this powerful 100 hp engine, creating a car of truly exceptional capabilities.  It was common practice for Alfa Romeo to sell only the chassis, with a coachbuilder adding a body.  Zagato and Touring provided the majority of Alfa.  Zagato bodies were favored for racing as the Superleggera principle of applying aluminum body panels over a steel framework which saved weight, improving the performance. Of the 2,259 1750’s built, only 257 were Gran Sports.  Many great racing drivers successfully raced these cars, including Campari, Varzi, Nuvolari and Zehender.


Great for competition “Then and Now”, this Gran Sport is regularly raced by its female owner.


CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/12/20 12:29 p.m.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Proposed Class(es): Ford vs. Ferrari
Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance Foundation

Year Acquired by IMS Museum: 1970
Livery Year: 1965
Drivers: Masten Gregory/ Jochen Rindt
Donor: Kirk F. White

While most of the attention at the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 1965 focused on the battle between the "factory" team entries of Ferrari and Ford, it was a privately entered one-year-old 3.3-liter V-12 Ferrari 250 LM that caused a major upset by winning when the favored entries encountered difficulties. Entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART), American Masten Gregory partnered with future world champion Jochen Rindt of Austria for the unexpected win. The pair completed 347 laps of the 8.365-mile circuit, averaging 120.944 mph for the 24 hours. This victory was the last time a Ferrari won overall at Le Mans. In the years after its 1965 victory, this 250 LM competed at the 24-Hours of Daytona in 1966 and 1968 and returned to the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969, before its final race at the 24-Hours of Daytona in 1970, where it finished seventh. Shortly after its final race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation acquired the Ferrari 250 LM. 

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/13/20 9:56 a.m.

1953 Fiat 8V Coupe by Ghia
Owner(s): Andrew J. Manganaro, MD
Location: Xenia, Ohio
Proposed Class(es): European Postwar Coachwork
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

In the 1950's. FIAT engineers developed a 2L V8 motor unbeknownst to the corporate "suits". It was intended for racing and they made 125 such motors. FIAT kept a few and the remainder were distributed among a number of Italian carrozzeria including Vignale, Zagato, Ghia and others. This one went to Ghia and is unique in its body design. Though 1 of 1, I drive it frequently, have shown it in a number of concours with good result and intend to enter it in the Mille Miglia Storica. The motor makes about 130hp and drives through a 4sp gearbox. Interestingly, at the time, FIAT mistakenly believed that Chrysler owned the rights to the moniker "V8" and so, in order to avoid legal entanglements, it named these motors and hence the cars that contained them, 8V or - in Italian - OTTO VU.

10/13/20 11:38 a.m.

1955 New Yorker Deluxe  2-Door

Robert Mark and Wendy Lee

Punta Gorda, Florida

American Antique 1949-1969

This car is the result of a meticulous frame-of restoration completed in 2018.  Purchased in 2002, it is very similar to the car given to me by my great-aunt to drive in high school.  Since only 5,777 New Yorker Deluxe two-doors were produced in 1955, I feel very lucky to have been able to restore this iconic car of my youth.

Historically, the New Yorker was one of Virgil Exner's (Father of the Fins) styling debut of the "Forward Look" in 1955 that brought Chrysler into the realm of upscale brands.

This car is a 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Accepted Participant.

pistoncollector New Reader
10/13/20 11:50 a.m.


1908 Cadillac

The first Cadillacs had single cylinder engines. In 1906 Cadillac introduced a four-cylinder engine in keeping with the growing demands of the public for bigger and more powerful engines. Thus the sales of the single cylinder cars declined as the four-cylinder car proved to be very successful. Because the single cylinder car had been the corner stone of Cadillac it was decided in 1908 to upgrade this model in hopes that sales would pick up and they could continue to offer it to the buying public. The new single cylinder Cadillac for 1908 had a 6” longer wheelbase. It was offered, for the first time, with sidelights, a taillight, and a horn as standard equipment. Running boards and inside door handles were added. It could also be ordered in a new color, Cadillac blue.

In 1908 the single cylinder Cadillac won the prestigious Dewar Trophy. It was the first time that an American car had ever won this award. Cadillac demonstrated the principle of interchangeability of parts for its cars. No car company had ever been able to do this. Cadillac immediately started referring to itself as “ the standard of the world”. This is the origin of the slogan of Cadillac Motor Car Company.

The year 1908 is important in Cadillac history because:

It is the year that the single cylinder Cadillac was significantly altered and its appearance changed from the earlier single cylinder cars built prior to 1908.

It is the year that Cadillac won the prestigious Dewar Trophy.

It is the year that the Cadillac slogan was created.

It is the last year of the single cylinder cars built by Cadillac.


This 1908 Tulip bodied Victoria is the only one known to exist today. It was purchased in 1984 and restoration begin almost immediately. Extensive research was done as the car was being restored to insure that it was authentic in every respect. It is believed to be one of the finest single cylinder Cadillacs in existence today.


OWNERSHIP: Paul and Kathleen Ianuario

LOCATION: Duncan, South Carolina

PROPOSED CLASS: American Antique (1900 - 1931)


This 1908 Cadillac Double Tulip Touring was found in a barn in Still Water, MN in 1984 by the owner and it was in poor condition ..... requiring a total restoration. This Cadillac is believed to be the only 1908 Double Tulip in existence today. It was finished and shown the first time in 2002 for the Centennial Celebration of Cadillac Motor Company and competed in the following shows and Concours events where: 

It won "Best in Class" at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
It won its AACA First Junior at Hiawasse, GA
It won its AACA First Senior at Richmond, VA
It won "Best in Class" at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance
It also won the "John Dodge Memorial Award" at Meadow Brook
It won First place at the Cadillac LaSalle Grand National in Dearborn
It won "Best in Class" at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
It won "Best in Show" at the Sergio Frankie Concours d'Elegance
It won "Best in Show" at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance
It won the AACA Cup National Award for the entire USA
It won the VMCCA Best Pre-1912 Car National Award for the entire USA
It won the "Chairman's" choice at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

It has been featured in two Old Cars Weekly calendars
It is the "Centerfold" in “Cadillac ....100 Years of Innovation” by Angelo Van Bogart
It was featured in almost all the collector car magazines in the early 2000's
It was featured in Auto Week and the Hagerty Magazines.
It is referred to by Cadillac Division of GM as their Cadillac "Slogan Car".

CONCOURS: Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

Gary UltraDork
10/13/20 9:25 p.m.

I still say that this is the best thread ever on this forum! Brilliant concept! Sorry, but I can't post anything to compare with these cars. I'm enjoying this immensely. I really hope everyone else is.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/14/20 6:09 a.m.

In reply to Gary :

Thanks.This has been a lot of fun and it is just going to get better. If you like what you see, please go to, pick your favorite car or event and donate a few bucks to help them get through this tough year.

ddegroen New Reader
10/14/20 9:50 a.m.

Car: 1934 BMW 315/1 Sport

Owners: Dirk and Alexandra de Groen

Location: Coral Gables, Florida

Proposed Classes: European Coachwork Prewar and Classic BMWs

The 315/1 Sport, presented by BMW at the 1934 Berlin Automobile Show, was powered by a 6 cylinder, 1.5 liter engine producing 40 HP.

Desirous to boost its image in the prestigious world of motor racing, the company – as well as many privateers – entered the 315/1 in numerous major races and rallies. With a top speed of 120 km/h and superb handling, it was among the most serious sports cars of its time. It was with this car that BMW's success story in motor racing began. Only 230 cars of this model had been produced by mid-1935 when it was replaced with the 319/1 and later the 328.

This particular roadster has spent its entire life in Germany and was last registered for road use in 1962. After acquiring it in a dilapidated state, the current owners embarked on a frame-off restoration to give it a second life in its original color scheme.

This roadster is currently on display at the BMW Car Club of America Foundation in Greer, SC as part of "Genesis: BMW from the Beginning".

Participating Concours: Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance


The image below shows the car and its (last registered) owners in 1960. It had been painted with a brush!

... and finally, the roadster "as found" in a barn at a farm in the neighborhood of Ludwigshaven in Germany.


10/14/20 10:08 a.m.

Car: 1959 BMW 507 Series II

Owner: Rick Grant

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Proposed Class: Classic BMW (1928-1991)

       I have owned a few 507’s over the years, in 2002 the 507 bug hit again. I acquired series II #242 (of 252 built) from a private seller. It had already been restored and set up to compete in the BMW Vintage Marathon of Europe in 2001. 242 retains it’s original numbers matching engine and running gear. Since acquisition it has been brought up to concours standards ad has been shown with great success at Amelia Island, Cincinnati, Dayton and The Car and Driver Concours at Road America. The BMW has a great sound and is an absolute delight to drive.

Invited by the Dayton Concours d'elegance. 


Wm Hooker
Wm Hooker New Reader
10/14/20 11:12 a.m.

Motorcycle: 1968 BMW R-69S

Owner: Somer Hooker

Location: Nashville ,TN. area.

Proposed Class: Motorcycle ,pre-1980 and/or preservation.

A friend acquired this bike in the early 80's. After that time it changed hands 3 times, always among people I knew. Finally one guy got it and wanted to repaint it white. Being into preservation, I was horrified as this had such nice original paint. I went out and found him one in white that was over restored. I've had numerous old BMWs over the years and had some nice accessoires on the shelf. They were installed on this as a "Gentleman's Sport Tourer" so to speak. The quarter fairing is known as a Renne fairing. It is aluminum. The mufflers are Hoske; a popular German accessory manufacturer. The saddle bags are by Bowman. Bowman was a popular aftermarket accessory manufacturer in California. Only one other set has ever surfaced. The bike is a triple matching number bike and rthe rims are OEM BMW.

JMRotz70 New Reader
10/14/20 12:22 p.m.

Car:  1972 Nissan Fairlady Z  Type S

Owner:  Joseph Rotz

Location:  Stanton, Ca

Proposed Class:  Sports and GT Cars  (1970 - 1980)

While in the Navy, stationed in Yokosuka, Japan I had the opportunityto purchase a 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z.  I saw a listing on the Credit Union bulletin board and called the owner. A navy doctor had it for sale and he was getting married and she had a big dog. Two people plus one big dog does not fit in a Fairlady. So with luck and $1800.00 the Fairlady was mine. This was May 1974. I had taken a car with me to Japan so I was entitiled to bring one back to the States.  In June of 74 I transferred back to the States and my car was waiting for me serviced and ready to go when I landed at Travis AFB California. I drove the car back to my home in Ohio, after 30 days leave I packed the Fairlady up and drove to my new duty station in Seal Beach, Ca.

I drove the car for about for about 6 years, got married and life changed, the cars sat in the back yard for about 14 years.  In 2000 I decided to get the Fairlady back on the road. It was pretty rough from sitting so I decided to do a full restoration. I purschased a portable garage and assembled it on the side of the house, just enough room to work on one side at a time.  I disassembled  the entire care and bagged and tagged every part.  I videoed the disassembly and took many still photographs to help with the reassembly... Thank God I did that. For years I wire wheeled every part to bare metal, cleaned, primered and painted every part.

So after years of cleaning, painting and buying new parts, there were parts in the attic, in the closets, and under everyone bed in the house.  I retired from 37 years service to the DOD and the Navy in 2006 and it was time to get busy. I did all the body work and painted the car in my garage.  In 2010 the Fairlady was ready for the road and looking like a brand new car.  This was a ten year restoration and I did 99% of the work. Couldn't handle the headliner and upholstery of the seats. 

Since then I've showed the car at many Car Shows and Concours d' Elegances. The Fairlady has won 23 First Place Awards, one Peoples Choice Award.

The most Prestigious award was at the Classic Auto Show in 2019.  Mr Wayne Carini was one of the Judges and he selected my car out of a field of over 1500 cars for the Award of Excellence Private Owner. I could not believe it, but it was true.

I show the car in two configurations, Concours, completely stock, steel wheels and hub caps and for Car Shows where they seem to like more chrome and bling!

I am now 70 years young and enjoying retirement and showing my Fairlady.  I am now restoring a 1970 Datsun 240Z so I can have a set of bookends, a Right hand drive and a Left hand drive. I have owned the Fairlady for 46 years.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/14/20 8:33 p.m.

This is really starting to look like a concours I would like to attend!

Tim Suddard

Concours d' Cancelations chairman

10/15/20 1:33 p.m.

Car:  1971 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

Owner/ Location:  Bob Mouck/ Dallas Texas

Class:  Sports & GT Cars (1970 - 1980)


One of only 1,128 Kamm-Tail Alfa Spiders produced for the U.S. market in 1971.            

Built in September 1971, it is one of the last Spiders built with the desirable quick-revving 1750 engine. The VIN is 19 digits from the end of the series and 12 of those last cars are listed by Fusi as having the later 2-liter engine. After a rotisserie restoration in 1995, this car has led a pampered life in California and now Texas. The odometer claims 70,750 miles. The car has some period-correct modifications - Marelli-Plex electronic ignition; mild cam; LSD; Cromadora magnesium wheels; Koni shocks; Shankle Sport springs/roll bars; side marker lights have been removed. Later Wood-rimmed steering wheel (original thin-rim in storage). Prize winner in several Dallas area concours events. The SPICA mechanical fuel injection is retained.  











Robert Jones
Robert Jones
10/16/20 1:42 p.m.

Car: 1954 Simca Weekend Prototype

Owner: Jeff Lane

Location: Lane Motor Museum — Nashville, Tennessee

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)


This was Brigitte Bardot’s car!

In 1954, Simca’s purchase of Ford France allowed them to enter a more expensive market. Based on a Simca Aronde chassis, the “weekend” was a two door convertible prototype. This is the actual car given to Brigitte Bardot for promotional purposes. Miss Bardot did advertising for Simca with this car and owned it for many years. The aluminum and steel body was hand made by the Coach Building Company, Facel. It carries serial number 001.


Check out our video!!


Robert Jones
Robert Jones New Reader
10/16/20 2:11 p.m.

Car: 1974 TVE (Teilhol Véhicules Electrique) Citadine
Owner: Jeff Lane
Location: Lane Motor Museum — Nashville, Tennessee
Proposed Class: Micro Cars


TVE released its first production model in 1972 with the three-wheeled Citadine electric car. The Citadine’s exterior design was inspired by earlier “bubble cars’ like BMW’s Isetta, although its front-opening door was hinged at the top. Like the Isetta, this was intended to ease entry and exit from the vehicle directly onto the curb.

The Citadine utilized a fiberglass body and tubular frame, a very minimalist car, and intended only for use in urban environments. Only around 30 Citadines were produced, but it established a base chassis on which to develop other TVE models such as the Messagette.

Check out our Video!!

JohnA None
10/16/20 3:11 p.m.

2017 Audi TTS Coupe

Owned by John Allan

Located in Los Altos, CA

Proposed Class: European Coachwork (post-war)

This car was awarded First Place, Audi TT Class at the 2019 Legends of the Autobahn. It is one of seven 2017 Audi TTS Coupes sold in the USA with silver exterior and black interior. I have enjoyed 18 HPDE(track) events to date, with more on the horizon.


CharlesBednarik New Reader
10/16/20 5:48 p.m.

1972 Datsun 240Z

Ryan Bednarik

Mt. Holly NJ

Sports and GT 1970-80

The car was found in Washington State.  Present owner is the 3rd person to care for this car(present ownership for the past 3 years).  The car was offered online with tons of documentation about maintaining the Z and any upgrades from prior owners.   The 240Z has a lot of originality: original- interior, exterior paint, trim, bumpers, radio, antenna, dash& gauges, interior lights, transmission, very clean underside,etc.  There has been some changes: steering wheel, engine work/carburetors, new brakes, fuel pump, fuel tank, exhaust. As you can see having a classic car requred hands on by owner.  All in all great to drive this excellent performing sports car with its power to weight ratio and responsiveness making it probably the best sports car for the money in the category.  The car has been presented in a few shows of which it has been recognized by bringing a trophy home(2nd place Imports).




























mcich7781 New Reader
10/16/20 6:51 p.m.

1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Owner(s): Mike and Mary Cichon, Morris, Illinois

Class: Concours De-Cancellation - Cars of the 80's and 90's

This 1993 Silhouette was purchased in 2010 from an estate where the original elderly couple that had owned it since new had passed away. 

The grandson's were selling the van on Craigslist in Alsip, Illinois. At the time our 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport had 210,000 miles on the clock and we were in the market for a replacement "Dustbuster." 

When I called the seller late on Friday evening they said, "It looks pretty good no rust or dents." "No one in our family wants it because it looks like a rocket ship!" It was obvious the seller had no knowledge of the composite body panel construction and any of the unique features of these vehicles.

I asked how many miles were on the van as the ad said 15,000. I thought this was a typo. No it had 15,000 miles and was absolutely mint!  Needless to say I was on their front porch with cash in hand on Saturday morning at 7:00. It took several weeks to get the title from the estate and complete the purchase, but the price was reasonable, and well worth the wait. 

We have owned three "Dustbusters" purchasing a "new" 1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV, and in 2000 purchased it's replacement, a low mileage 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport. I am an expert in the ways of the "Dustbusters" having put nearly 500,000 miles on the trio we have owned over the years. This 1993 Silhoutte now has nearly 100,000 miles on the clock and and like the others has been bullet-proof reliable!  It recently made a round trip from Illinois to Florida and is still in full service as the "Family Dustbuster."

The Olds Silhoutte was the Halo Vehicle in the 1995 movie "Get Shorty," where it was heralded as "The Cadillac of Minivans!"






Mark_W New Reader
10/16/20 10:46 p.m.
  1. Car: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

  2. Owner(s): Mark Woudsma

  3. Location: San Jose , CA

  4. Proposed Class(es): Cars of the 80s and 90s

  5. Details:

This 1981 Delorean started its story in May '82 after being purchased by its first owner, Mr Skip Hess of Mongoose Bicycles. Then the Delorean went directly to Fat Jack Enterprises in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, to be customized into the rad ride you see today. This Delorean is the only late model custom car built under the Ultra Cars & Components partnership of Hall Pantera and Fat Jack Enterprises. The exterior design was a combination of two renderings out of 12, that were penned by artist Kenny Youngblood. The final rendering still exists today and was reunited with the car in early 2020.

Under the skillful hands of Fat Jack and his team, using the Youngblood rendering, the paintwork was completed, the suspension highly modified, and the custom one-off aluminum Ultra wheels (by Hall Pantera) were fitted to the car.

In Feb '84, the story of the car was featured in Sports Car Graphic Magazine, where the current owner, Mark, saw this very Delorean as a young kid. From then on, he was always a DeLorean enthusiast. Mark purchased his first DMC in 2007 and remembered this car, and even considered attempting to replicate it, as it was not known where it was or if it still existed.

In early 2017, Mark spotted a picture on the car online, instantly recognized it, and was able to purchase the car later that year. In the last three years, Mark has performed a very detailed restoration of the mechanicals of the car.  The exterior and interior were in remarkable original condition, and remain so. In Feb/March 2020, an engine/transmission-out project was completed, which also included restoration of the rear frame area and rear suspension.

Known today simply as "The Mongoose DeLorean," it is the only known example to have been painted in this fashion, with its stainless steel skin still exposed on the top half of the car.

This DeLorean was assembled in Dunmurry, Ireland, in Aug 1981 and features a black interior, 5-speed transmission, and the characteristic gas-flap hood. The 2.8L V-6 engine remains and the car has 15,000 miles. In June 2018, this car was shown for the first time in more than 30 years to a large public audience at Radwood Norcal and won Best in Show, the Most Raddest award. It's truly One Rad DMC.


10/17/20 8:24 a.m.

Car: 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe 2.0L

Owners: John and Samuel Lightstone

Location: Wallingford, PA

Proposed Class: Cars of the '80s & '90s

Details:  We are pleased to present for your consideration a survivor 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier for entry in the Cars of the '80s & '90s class.  Originally purchased at legendary Kunkleman Chevrolet in Harrisburg, PA, we are the third owners of this classic American sporty coupe with close to 250,000 miles on the odometer.  Generous amounts of rust on the rockers and in the trunk compliment the well-travelled patina of the original red paint and the gray plastic and mouse fur interior.  While a lower specification model, the interior offers such luxury features as air conditioning (not working), cassette deck with Dolby noise reduction (not working) and intermittent wipers (working).  The aggressively adequate 2.0 liter OHV engine (blown head gasket) paired with the surprisingly crisp five speed transmission allow for triple digit speeds with enough courage and a steep downhill.  The car also has a racing pedigree, having recently achieved a podium finish in class at the Susquehanna SCCA’s Dirt Therapy RallyCross. 

10/17/20 6:21 p.m.

Vehicle: 1950 Crosley Super Hotshot

Owners: Debra and David Anspach

Location: 1088 Welch Road SE Palm Bay Florida 32909

Proposed Class:  Microcars

Dave introduced his new wife Deb to his car hobby by taking her to the 2016 Crosley National show where she fell in love with Crosley Roadsters.  He found a very rare (app 100 made , 12 known to exist) Hotshot Super to restore for her resting in the garage of its original owner.  It was named Amelia (with great aspirations) on the trip home as they passed the exit on I95. The car received a 2 year at home, by owners restoration completed in Spring 2020.  She was awared her AACA 1st Junior award in Miami this year and was shown in the 2020 Amelia Island Concours. 

2020 Gasparilla Concours Accepted Participant

Hazel New Reader
10/18/20 7:25 p.m.

Car: 1932 Ford Highboy "Pacific Gun Sight Special" Hot Rod

Owners: Kim and Mitch McCullough

Location: Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Class: Historic Hot Rods


Roy "Mack" MacKinney build this '32 Ford Roadster into a hot rod in 1946, after serving as a sailor in World War ll. He ran it at the Salinas and Redwood City drag strips in Northern California in 1950 and then sold it in 1951. 


Leo Juri had been planning to race his 1947 Ford Coupe at the Bonneville speed trails in 1952, but after purchasing Mack's hot rod he pulled the modified flathead out of the Ford Coupe and dropped it in the roadster. Leo's boss at the Pacific Gun Sight Company in Palo Alto sponsored his effort with a set of tires.


In 1952, the Pacific Gun Sight Special recorded an official speed of 124.82 mph in the B, non-fendered roadster class. The official plaque is still on the dash. (see pics for the 1952 Bonneville run and plaque)


The Pacific Gun Sight Special then became primarily a show car with a known ownership history and an impressive set of trophies beginning with a Blue Ribbon award at the Oakland Roadster show in 1967.  Though restored several times, it has always looked essentially the same, cruising around Northern California as a maroon highboy for 70 years.


Rod & Custom published a feature on it in July 1963 (see pic of article). In 1999, it earned first in class at the 50th Grand National Roadster show and was part of the Hot Rod class at the Pebble Beach Concours d"Elegance. The Bruce Meyer Hot Rod preservation trophy was awarded at the 2001 Grand National Roadster show.


Hot Rod enthusiast Jim Palmer cared for it from 1971-2017. We've been looking after it for the past three years. Kim raced it at The Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, in 2018, and plans to return to the beach in 2021. Today it is nearly identical mechanically and in appearance to the way it was when it ran at Bonneville in 1952. 

Jim Webster
Jim Webster New Reader
10/19/20 2:55 p.m.

Car:        1991 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark A.S.N.

Owner:  Jim and Jan Webster

From:     Rome, Georgia

Class:     Cars of the '80s & '90s

We found this car on the internet in Turin, Italy.  Vito, the seller, didn't speak English and we don't speak Italian.  We communicated by using Google Translate in emails, and struck a deal for the car.  It came to our home in October, 2019.  We are now the third owners and the car showed 71.555 kms (~44,460 miles) on the odometer when it arrived.

The Alfa 75 was introduced in 1985, on the 75th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.  The 75 came to the US in 1986 through 1989 as the Milano, with 2.5 or 3.0 V6 engines.  All 75s had transaxles and 4 wheel disc brakes.  The 75 cars had excellent handling.

The 2.0 Twin Spark 4 cylinder engine features two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils, and two distributers.  This configuration produces 148 hp, 28 hp more than the Alfa Romeo Spider.  The engine block and head are aluminum.

The A.S.N. is a limited edition of the 75 2.0 Twin Spark.  When it was decided by Alfa to end production of the 75 series, about 3500 Twin Sparks were fitted with Recaro seats, fog lamps, power front windows, power steering, a leather wrapped steering wheel, Speedline 14" wheels, and a numbered dash plaque.  This car carries the #3130.  Production of the 75 ended in 1992.

This car was entered in and has been selected to be displayed at the 2021 Amelia Island Cars & Coffee Concours event on Saturday, March 6. 

10/19/20 4:43 p.m.
  1. Car: 1991 Acura NSX

  2. Owner(s): Ryan Blodi

  3. Location: Farmington Hills, MI

  4. Proposed Class(es): Cars of the 80's and 90's, Greatest Supercars

  5. Details:  I purchased the car in April of 2006 in El Paso, Tx and drove it cross country back home to Michigan.  The car was completely stock and clean. Over the last 14+ years it has undergone many modifications which are detailed in the build sheet.  The last time it was on the dyno it meansured 556rwhp which was before the stoker engine build.  A shear blast to drive with it's power to weight ratio.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/19/20 8:05 p.m.

Sorry to those of you who were getting post submission errors! We've fixed the problem and you should now be able to post your cars without any issues.


10/19/20 9:38 p.m.

1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie


Chassis no. 853509 Motor no. 851083


Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.

flyingagarage New Reader
10/19/20 9:39 p.m.

1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie


Chassis no. 853509 Motor no. 851083


Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.

NickK New Reader
10/20/20 10:04 a.m.

Car: 1974 TVR 2500M

Owner: William (Nick) Kennedy

Location: Aiken, SC

Proposed Class: Sports and GT Cars (1970 – 1980)



I bought this 2500M new from a TVR dealer in Boston when I graduated from college there in 1974. The TVR was my weekend trips car and was used frequently in autocrosses and rallies until I moved to South Carolina in 1989. It sat in storage until I retired. In March 2017, I began the total restoration with every piece receiving one or more of the 6 R’s; repaint, replate, refurbish, repair, rebuild or replace. Except for body paint and the “long block” rebuild, I did all the restoration work. It was completed in March 2020, just in time for COVID so it has never been shown.

10/20/20 11:25 a.m.

Please consider the following vehicle for inclusion in your 2020 Concours d'Cancelation:

Year, Make, Model: 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

Owner: Michael & Lynn Harling

Dallas, TX 

Class or Classes:  Porsche and Sport & GT Cars 1949-1959

VIN: #84140

Details: 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, Chassis #84140, Engine #67739 - all numbers correct as per Porsche KARDEX and Certificate of Authenticity.

Exterior is finished in Ruby Red with a Light Brown (Tan) leatherette interior. This example was completed November 11, 1957 and delivered to Hoffman Motors Corp., New York, N.Y.

The 48-month restoration was completed in November of 2018. Original parts were kept and restored instead of replaced where possible and, if a new part was needed, we sourced an original, NOS piece as opposed to an aftermarket item. The Speedster's original body panels were all retained, and the front hood, engine lid and both doors are all numbered and match the Certificate of Authenticity. The majority of the 100-point restoration was performed by 356-expert Roy Smalley of Eurowerks in Campbell, TX. The original instruments were fully refurbished by Hollywood Speedometer of Hollywood, CA. Chrome work and plating was entrusted to Christensen Plating Works of Vernon, CA. The original matching numbers transaxle was rebuilt by 356 Enterprises of North Branch, MI, while the original matching numbers engine was rebuilt by Competition Engineering of Lake Isabella, CA. The tool kit was restored by Victor Miles of Ventura, CA. Original Porsche Rudge wheels were restored by Bob Schortmann, Phoenix, AZ. All work was done to the highest standards possible and, per the car's original build records, the car is refinished in its as delivered from new Ruby Red and trimmed in a dark tan interior.


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flyingagarage New Reader
10/20/20 1:22 p.m.

Car: 1937 Horch 853 Sport Phaeton

Owners: Aaron & Valerie Weiss

Location: Pasadena, CA

Proposed Class: European Coachwork (Prewar)


1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie


Chassis no. 853509                Motor no. 851083


Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.

Joseph Salvo
Joseph Salvo
10/20/20 7:02 p.m.

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Joseph Salvo New Reader
10/20/20 7:02 p.m.

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Joseph Salvo New Reader
10/20/20 7:52 p.m.

1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa

Joseph and Shella Salvo

Newport Beach, CA

Classes: Porsche & Sports & GT 1960 - 1969

Concours Sponsor - San Marino Motor Classic (SMMC)

In 1965, Porsche introduced the 911 to replace the 356 and the 911 went on to be, arguably, the most successful car design in the world as it is still used today. In 1967, Porsche introduced the first "S" model which for the 900 series of Porsche completed the line in the same manner as the 356 (Normal, Super and Carrera). The 911 S had all the equipment of the previous 911, plus many new goodies, plus the 160-bhp engine and appropriately improved brakes and suspension. These improvements garnered an additional sales premium of over $1,000 versus a standard 911, or approximately $7,231 retail, expensive but it is a Porsche. Road & Track's 911 S summary in 1967 was "a superb GT car...everything a Porsche should be - and more..."

1967 was also the first year for the new "Targa" Top. Porsche needed a replacement for the phenomenally successful 356 convertible, but they were very concerned about pending US Regulations concerning convertibles. So, Porsche designed their new convertible with a built-in roll over hoop and covered it with a decorative stainless-steel strip. Porsche then affixed a soft window to the rear of the car so it could be "unzipped" and dropped to make the car a convertible with a roll over hoop. In 1967, the soft window was standard, and the hard window was an option. In 1968, the hard window was standard and the soft window an option. And by the early 1970’s the soft window had all but disappeared.

Also, of note is for 1967 and 1968 the 911 had a short wheel base and from 1969 on a long wheel base.

This car was originally imported by Volkswagen Pacific Inc. in Culver City CA in 1967. The car was delivered to Anderson & Amich and Chick Iverson (the owner of the first Orange County Porsche Dealership). Chick used the car for 2 years as his personal car and later sold it to Jack Howard Wells on November 15, 1969 for the sum of $6,912.00.

In August 2017, the Salvo's acquired the Porsche, it was all matching numbers and came with the Original Owner's Manual, Tools, Jack, License Plates, all the Documentation including Finance Documents, Maintenance Receipts and even some Vintage Photographs.

This 1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa is 1 of 483 built and all matching numbers (500160). Chick Iverson ordered the car in Special Order Silver Metallic (96024) paint with an optional Webasto Heater (006-627). The car was produced on 2/8/1967 with engine #961228, transmission #104308 (901/02), Black Leatherette/B interior and Dunlop Tires (165/15). An interesting side bar is Porsche was having challenges with the Silver Metallic paint in 1967 and had chosen NOT to paint cars in that specific color. Chick was able to get Porsche to paint his car in the difficult Silver Metallic making this car an extremely rare car out of the limited number of just 483 produced.


This 1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa (SWT) received a 22-month frame off, nut and bolt Concours Restoration to Factory Original by Car Parc USA - Early 911 Specialists in Costa Mesa, CA. For all restorations Car Parc consults Porsche Kardex/Build Sheet for accuracy. For restoration, the car was disassembled and extensively photographed and categorized. The car was media blasted and then fitted to a Celette frame table with correct Porsche Short Wheelbase fixtures to properly fit panels. When necessary replacement panels are sourced, and a great deal of time is taken to perfect the body “gaps”. The body is prepped for paint on the rotisserie and painted using epoxy primer and single stage Glasurit paint applied in the original Silver Metallic color.

The engine compartment, luggage compartment, bottom, underside, inside fenders and inside of doors are all painted with specially blended undercoating to replicate the factory finish. The dash is painted satin black and Wurth Wax oil is applied to all hollow sections of the car for added protection against rust.

The engine was completely dismantled and chemically cleaned. The casing’s line bore was professionally checked and kept standard. The magnafluxed crankshaft including flywheel and clutch are balanced. New pistons, rings, bearings, valves, valve guides, valve seats, timing chains, guides and tensioners, seals, oil hoses with correct 1967 braided lines are installed, and the oil reservoir is chemically cleaned. A new clutch plate, cover and release bearing are installed. Engine tin is powder coated black. The transmission is disassembled, chemically cleaned, and fully rebuilt. The suspension is powder coated black; A-arms, trailing arms, sub frames, etc. The steering rack and pinion are rebuilt. New ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushings, etc., etc., etc. New shock absorbers and inner/outer wheel bearings. Brake calipers are rebuilt, and new solid and flexible brake lines are installed. New vented brake rotors, brake pads and tires. Correct for 1967, original date matched 15 x 4.5” Fuchs have been refinished by Harvey Weidman and wrapped in period correct Pirelli Cinturato tires.

The interior is completely reupholstered by a specialized shop and installed by Car Parc. All gauges were restored by Palo Alto Gauge and installed by Car Parc.

Important Numbers: Engine # 961228 Trans # 104308 (901/02) Production Completion Date - 2/8/67

Optional Equipment Per the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity & Kardex: Sonderlackierung (Special Paint Silberm - Silver Metallic - 96024) - Websato Heater (006 - 627) - Dunlap Tires (165/15).

Th​​e car has won First Place in its Class in the 2019 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance, the 2019 San Marino Motor Classic, the 2019 Concours on the Ave in Carmel during Pebble Beach Week and the 2019 OC-PCA White Glove Concours. In the 2019 Art Center of Pasadena Car Classic the car was awarded Best German Design. In the AACA Western Fall Meet the car won First Place – First Junior Award, a 2019 National Award Nomination and a 2020 Zenith Award Nomination where 16 cars vie for Best Restoration of 2019 Car Meets from more than 3,000 cars judged. 2020 The Quail A Motorsports Gathering - Spirit of the Quail Finalist – 1 of 6 Finalists out of many has won First Place in its Class in the 2019 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance, the 2019 San Marino Motor Classic, the 2019 Concours on the Ave in Carmel during Pebble Beach Week and the 2019 OC-PCA White Glove Concours. In the 2019 Art Center of Pasadena Car Classic the car was awarded Best German Design. In the AACA Western Fall Meet the car won First Place – First Junior Award, a 2019 National Award Nomination and a 2020 Zenith Award Nomination where 16 cars vie for Best Restoration of 2019 Car Meets from more than 3,000 cars judged. 2020 The Quail A Motorsports Gathering - Spirit of the Quail Finalist – 1 of 6 Finalists out of many entries.

tysonhugie New Reader
10/20/20 11:07 p.m.
  • Car: 1999 Acura 2.3CL Premium - Milano Red on Ivory Leather
  • Owner: Tyson Hugie
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Proposed Class(es): 1980s and 1990s (RADwood)
  • Details: As an Acura collector specifically dedicated to neo-classic cars of the 1980s and 1990s, this 1999 CL was the last car I needed to acquire in order to complete my collection of the entire 1996-98 Acura fleet (six cars). I also have Acuras from other eras. This CL is particularly rare because it was the last year of the first generation, and comes configured in a 1-year-only color and a manual transmission. Thanks for reading about my car.




Rastro61 New Reader
10/21/20 12:19 a.m.

Car: 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Four-Door Hardtop

Owner: Gary Carr

Location: Pasadena, California

Proposed Class: American Antique, 1949-1969

Details: The four-door hardtop was a new body style for DeSoto in 1956, as was the Fireflite model. The Sportsman was the most expensive of the three versions on which the hardtop was offered. It was equipped with a 330 c.i.d. engine rated at 255 horsepower with a top speed of 108 mph. It weighed in at 3,970 pounds with Fireflite production at 3,350 units. The base price was $3,431; power seat was an option at $70 while optional power brakes were an additional $40. 

Little is known about the early history of this car other than it is an original California car coming from the Sacramento area. It was inherited by the son of the original owner, the son living in the Central Valley, year unknown. It was acquired by a well-known San Francisco collector in December 1989 with 84,000 miles. It became part of the current collection in October 1998. Restoration began in 1999 through 2000 to factory specifications as it is seen today. The factory color combination of Iridescent Plum and Iridescent Lavender is one of the most striking you will ever see. The interior is finished in lavender brocade and white leather. Options include power seat, power steering, power brakes, steering wheel clock, Mopar factory floor mat, wire wheels and above all, factory air conditioning. Including the power seat and power steering, equivalent cost of this car today would be $31,277. At 89,451 miles, only 5,451 miles have been added in the last 41 years. This car was "Best in Show" winner at the National DeSoto Meet/San Diego in 2017. As spokesman Groucho Mark would say, "It's Delightful, it's De-lovely, it's DeSoto!"

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/21/20 10:25 a.m.

1967 Ghia 450/SS Spyder
Owner(s): Wes Spryshak
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Proposed Class: European Coachwork Postwar
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

In the mid-1960’s, the 450/ss Spyder was a creative production of the talented and world-renowned automotive designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, during his association with Carrozzeria Ghia, the distinguished Italian design studio and custom coach builder. The 450/ss was targeted for sale to the international “Ultra-Exclusive / Luxury / Performance Touring” automotive market niche.

The 450/ss design concept was initially unveiled at the Turin International Auto Show in 1966 and was featured on the covers of SPORTSCAR GRAPHIC in October, 1966 and MOTOR TREND in April, 1966.

The 450/ss Spyder was individually coach-built and was produced in limited numbers through 1967. It utilized a combination of tubular frame rails and monocoque construction. Each unit was totally hand-fabricated in steel, resulting in a sleek, handformed body with a disappearing convertible soft-top. Supple English leather covers the “Recaro” sport seats and all interior panels. Instrumentation panels and controls are accented in burl walnut. Luxurious plush wool carpets the floor and trunk. The engine, drivetrain and chassis mechanical systems were engineered with the full cooperation and oversight of Chrysler corporation. Production specifications include modified Chrysler “Formula S” V-8 and high-performance components enhanced with disk brakes, “Koni” shock absorbers, “Borrani” wire wheels and “Pirelli Cinturato” high-speed radial tires.

This particular Ghia 450/ss has been owned by the current Cincinnati owner since 1985. Its condition and finish color have been restored to original. It has won numerous significant concours awards and has been featured in top collector automotive publications. It is serial number 34 of only 52 hand-crafted examples ever created by Ghia and, today, less than 28 are known to exist globally. With its optional airconditioning and removable steel hardtop roof, it sold for $13,100 in 1967.

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/21/20 10:45 a.m.

1932 Packard  904 Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich
Owner(s): Gene Perkins
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Proposed Class: American Antique 1932 - 1948
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation



A true classic beauty, this 1932 Packard by Dietrich is coveted in the collector world.  Delivered new in California, it currently is one of only two known to exist.  Three times this Stationary Coupe has been invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and has won a class award all three times.  It was Best in Class there in 1966.  In 2016, Best of Show honors were bestowed on this car at the Cincinnati Concours.

The 5,045 pound Dietrich Packard is a Deluxe Eight model, equipped with vacuum assist clutch, Bijur lubricating system, 3-speed transmission and a wheel base of 147-1/2”.  Its horsepower is 39.2 and its tire size is 7:00x19.  Other features include chrome wire wheels, a luggage rack bumper, a single pilot-ray light and rumble seat.  An unusual feature is the side golf club door.  In 1932, this Depression Era automobile sold for $5,900.00.

This ’32 Packard was first restored by Harold Crosby in 1963 and was recently restored in Canada by Malcolm Campbell in 2015.  It is currently owned by Gene Perkins of Greenwood, Indiana.

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/21/20 12:00 p.m.

1967 Bizzarrini V-12 P538
Owner: Van Horneff
Location: Saddle River, NJ
Proposed Class: Race Cars 1963 – 1972

Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance Foundation

Glotto Bizzarrini’s “Mona Lisa”

“When you see it, it’s so impossibly low and slinky you can’t help but grin; its history is shrouded in more controversy than the Kennedy assassination, its looks are otherworldly! Little children run out of their Italian country side homes to watch it pass, and grown men fall to the ground in supplication to their metal god. It’s a rolling four-alarm fire, a hazard to pedestrians, a testament to stubbornness, perseverance and one man’s singular vision. The Bizzarrini P538 is the distilled essence of the sports car, one of the most remarkable creations that ever came from man’s hands.”

Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car – July 2008

Glotto Bizzarrini started his career as a test driver for Alfa Romeo as did his friend Enzo Ferrari whom he would work for in the 1950’s. At Ferrari as test driver, then into development, working on the Testa Rossa and eventually leading a team of brilliant engineers that created the phenomenal 250 GTO. He later led the incident known as the “palace uprising” and “night of the long knifes” against Enzo Ferrari.

Opening his own consulting firm in Livorno, he engineered the Iso Grifo and the Iso Rivolta and others autos with a young designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. His next big commission was about just 10 miles from Ferrari, in a town called Saunt’Agata Bolognese a startup called Lamborghini. While working for them his crowning achievement was in designing the 3.5 –liter V12 that launched Lamborgini’s first car...the rest is history.

From 366 1963 – 1970 Scuderia Bizzarrini built perhaps 100 cars with his Badge on “production” A3/C and 5300GT road cars that were powered by a stock Corvette V8. Under the Bizzarrini Badge there are eight (8) purposed-built P538’s for racing, mostly powered with the Corvette 327’s and only three (3) are powered with the Lamborghini V-12’s, 3.5 cc, 366 bhp, 6 Weber 40 DCOE 21 38mm 2-bbl carburetors, dual Bendix pumps and 5-spd. Transaxle. The P538 is undoubtedly the Mona Lisa of Italian automotive industry, whose creator was a mechanical engineer with an automotive pedigree, brilliance and vision like that of Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and other artists.

Owner: Van Horneff
Saddle River, New Jersey

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/21/20 12:25 p.m.

1968 Gulf Racing Ford GT40 Mk I #1076
Owner: Harry Yeaggy
Cincinnati, OH
Proposed Class: Ford vs Ferrari class
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

This Gulf Oil Company car, chassis number 1076, was entered in the 1969 24 Hours of LeMans driven by David Hobbs and Michael Hailwood. The car ws on pace to win the race when mechanical problems arose and lost a considerable amount of time in and out of the pits before the problem was found. Meanwhile, sister car number 1075 took over the lead and eventually won the race, just a few yards ahead of 908 Porsche, with this car, #1076 closely behind and finishing 2nd in class and 3rd overall. This example is one of the first race cars to use carbon fiber bodyworks and an on-board fire-extinguisher system. The rest of the story – at the end of the Le Mans race, owner John Wyer offered to sell this car to driver David Hobbs for $3,000. Hobbs replied, ‘I just spent 12 hours in that car, why would I want to buy it?’ The car also raced at Daytona and Sebring.

The 1969 Le Mans 24 Hour was the last hurrah for the GT40s, as their 4-year-long dominance was finally coming to an end. The factory team cars were eventually dispersed to museums or private ownership. CT40 #1076 was painted up to look like the famous 2-times Le Mans winner, sister car #1075 and was displayed in the Louvre in Paris after the race. In the late 1990s, #1076 was purchased by a collector who decided it was time for the car to return to its racing heritage. After much discussion and study, a start-of the-art restoration was commissioned to return #1076 back to its ‘most significant point in time.’

Photo Credit: Dave Wendt

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