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

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. 

CaptMack New Reader
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.

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SSpro New Reader
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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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 New Reader
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.

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 Sport  & GT Cars 1960-1969

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 or Sport & GT cars from 1960 - 1969

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.

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.


rustyhans3 New Reader
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.

rmarklee New Reader
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.


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.














JLightstone New Reader
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. 

DaveandDeb New Reader
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.

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.


Invited by Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

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 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

CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/22/20 9:15 a.m.

1937 BMW 328
Owner: Lance White
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Proposed Class: Preservation Class
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

Not every car becomes a race winner before it goes into production, but the BMW 328 did just that on June 14, 1936, when motorcycle ace Ernst Henne drove a prototype 928 to a dominant victory at the Nürburgring, winning the 71-mile sport car race by 2 minutes and 27 seconds.

The car shown here: Chassis #85029 is one such survivor, Built on May 21, 1937, it was delivered to the Stockfits and Zonen dealership in Rotterdam and purchased by Piet Nortier, who’d seen the 328 on display at the Berlin auto show. On June 3, 1939 Nortier drove #85029 to 1st place overall at the “Prijs von Zandovoort,” the first road race held at the Netherlands circuit that would later host the Dutch Grand Prix.

Fred Egloff, an author and historian from Wilmette, Illinois, as well as one of the founders of the BMW CCA’s Windy City chapter, Egloff had been looking for a 328 for years. In 1969, he purchased #85029 then partially disassembled, for $2,000. He restored it himself, retaining its competition-spec Alfin brakes and competition cam as well as the wheels that had been drilled for lightness after WWII. Egloff raced #85029 at tracks like Road America, the Algonquin Hillclimb, and Wilmot Hills before selling it to current owners Lance and Diane White in 2010.

10/22/20 9:47 a.m.

1927 Mercedes Model K Fleetwood Roadster

Owners: Michael and Joannie Rich

Location: Orwigsburg, PA

Proposed Class: Mercedes

In 1926 the Mercedes-Benz model K became the world’s fastest touring car with the top speed of nearly 100 mph. The letter K stood for “Kurz”, or short, as it used a shorten chassis based on the Mercedes-Benz 165 hp. The six cylinder engine was derived from the 630K, with a larger supercharger similar to the one fitted to the later S models. The body for this unique model K was ordered by William Sloan of New York, founder of Sloan Plumbing Products, after seeing the Isotta Fraschini Roaster bodied by Fleetwood for Rudolph Valentino at the 1926 New York Auto Salon. Michael and Joannie Rich acquired the car in 2018 and restored it back to its original glory and colors.



10/22/20 10:18 a.m.

Car: 1938 Lincoln Zephyr

Owner: Dave Jolly

Location: Norval Ontario Canada

Class: You choose, if any


I found this Lincoln in a barn in Ontario. It was in bad condition and missing the engine. I started a 15 year restoration/customization in my garage. I loved what Edsel Ford did to a 39 Zephyr to turn it into the first Continental, so I thought I would do my interpretation of that to a 38 Zephyr.

kabinenroller New Reader
10/22/20 8:53 p.m.

1957 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster

Owner: Jim Garbo

Franksville, Wisconsin 

Class: Microcars


                                                   1957 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster

  This Messerschmitt KR201 serial number 65766 was manufactured in August 1957 in Regensburg, Germany and is one of about 32 that were exported to the U.S.A. and Canada. 
The total production for the KR201 roadster was about 450 vehicles worldwide, and is the  lowest production 3 wheel model produced in the 9 years Messerschmitt cars were manufactured. (1955-1964) 

 This example is one of the lowest mileage KR201 roadsters known, with only 2,720 original miles. Once owned by the nationally recognized animal trainer Orin Benson, the car was neglected and put in storage for many years. It was purchased by the current owner in 2009, in 2013 a comprehensive factory correct restoration was performed by "The 'Schmitt Haus". All body and mechanical components were completely restored, the original hardware was returned to factory correct finish. Paint colors and finishes were duplicated to factory standards both interior and exterior. The folding roadster top was replicated in every detail including stitching and plating on the folding steel frame. All the original “201” specific features were retained as well as the KR201 specific black interior with red piping and "snakeskin" accents.
Since restoration this Messerschmitt has been displayed at selected Concours d’Elegance events in the United States and Canada.

                     1957 Messerschmitt KR201 Concours History 
•    2019 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance (Ont. Canada) Best in Class
•    2016 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance Best in Class
•    2014 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance  (Ont. Canada) Best in Class
•    2013 Barrington Concours d’Elegance- Spirit of Buddy Pulumbo Award
•    2013 Celebration of the Automobile Indianapolis Motor Speedway- 3rd place
•    2011 Geneva Concours d’Elegance- Best in Class


CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/23/20 9:30 a.m.

1965 Lotus Ford 38
Owner: Brad Jaeger
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Proposed Class: Race Cars 1963 – 1972
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

Built 1965 (fifth chassis built) from spares with symmetrical suspension and using some parts from the original 38/2. Used by Jim Clark at St Ursanne and Ollon-Villars 1965. For Jim Clark at the 1966 Indy 500 (#19 qualified 2nd, finished second). Sold to AJ Foyt and wrecked in practice at Milwaukee a week later when the suspension on the straight and the car hit the wall and burst into flames. Returned to the UK and rebuilt; returned to Foyt August 1966 but no further results known in 1966. Likely to have been the #84 Lotus 38 used by Foyt in the opening races of 1967, then by Gary Congdon at the Indy 500 when he was bumped. With the other Foyt 38s wrecked, this last survivor would be the car Foyt raced at Langhorne in July. Several years later, a ‘Coyote’ was raced in F5000 by Crockey Peterson, but photographs show that it was a Lotus 38, and it has been identified as 38/4. Later sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) and then to collector James L. Jaeger (Cincinnati, OH). Run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1997, 1998 and 2000. On display in the Speedway Museum March 2009. Ran again at Goodwood 2011. On display again at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in May 2015, where the history board said it was still owned by Jaeger. Appeared at the Historic Indycar Exhibition in May 2016, when the owner was shown as Brad Jaeger.

Driven by: Jim Clark, AJ Foyt, Bob Wente, Gary Congdon and Crockey Peterson. First race: St Ursanne-Les Rangiers, 22 Aug 1965. Total of 16 recorded races.

Photo Credit: Gary Kessler


CincinnatiConcours New Reader
10/23/20 12:31 p.m.

1960 Watson Offy Roadster – 1960 Indianapolis 500 Winner, Driven by Jim Rathmann
Owner: Robert McConnell
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Proposed Class: Race Cars 1946 - 1962
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

1960 Watson Roadster

This classic beauty is a powerful example of American racing history. In historical significance, the car participated in the Indianapolis 500 five times (1960 – 1964) and was the race winner in 1960 – driven by Jim Rathmann. It is a prime example of the power and beauty of the top cars in this era – or any era for that matter.

by the great A.J. Watson, the tube frame chassis carries 1,450 pounds which includes a 94 gallon fuel tank. The 255 C.I. Offenhauser engine produced 450 horses at 6,000 RPM. This historically significant Indycar is owned by Bob McConnell of Urbana, Ohio and post active racing, it was restored by Steve Miller, A.J. Watson and Classic Craft Motorsports and is a crown jewel of the McConnell Garage that focuses on preserving open wheel racing history.

Driven by: Jim Rathmann, Paul Russo, and Bob Harkey.

10/23/20 5:44 p.m.


bedfordbeau New Reader
10/23/20 5:46 p.m.

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10/23/20 5:50 p.m.

car:   1954 Corvette

Owner: Steve Chaney

Location:  Vancouver Wa 98682

Proposed class:  American classic ( 1949-1969)

Details: Barn find, sat from 1960 till 2015. I restored it completly myself, off frame , numbers matching, nut and bolt correct all original. It took me 1 year to finish, 2200 hours.The car judged at NCRS , awarded Top Flight 97.4 points. The car was Judged at Forest Grove Concours and awared  1st in class/ best open car post war and was runner up for best in show 2 years consecutively.  Since the NCRS's Judging I have made most all correct correction to bring  my car to a possible 99 point score.  Forest Grove Concorse D E'legance  knows my car    

bedfordbeau New Reader
10/23/20 5:52 p.m.

10/24/20 11:54 a.m.

1 Car: 1958 Ferrari 250 Long Wheelbase Berlinetta (Tour de France)

2 Owner: Roy Brod

3 Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4 Judging Class: Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

5 Description: The Ferrari 250 long wheelbase berlinetta (Tour de France) was sold new from the Ferrari factory to an Italian named Giovanni Ghersi. Ghersi raced it in several hill climbs including Pontedecimo-Giovi in the north of Genoa. Following Ghersi’s sale of the car in 1959, the car was owned by several Europeans in Switzerland, France and Belgium. As was the case with many of these race cars of that era, it was crashed and repaired. Edmund Pery, the Belgium owner raced the car in numerous historic events including Oldtimer-Grand Prix at Nurburing, historic Targa Florio and historic Mille Milgia.

It was exported out of Italy to the United States in 2006 and the New York owner had the car restored at the Ferrari factory in Italy. The restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2010. It received the Ferrari Classiche Certification.

It won Best in Show at the Radnor Hunt Concours and the Art in Motion Concours in 2016.

The car was invited to participate by the Radnor Hunt Concours.


edward ericson
edward ericson
10/24/20 12:20 p.m.

Car: 1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder tribute

Owner: Edward Ericson Jr.

Location: Joppa, MD

Proposed Class: Sport & GT Cars (1946-1959)(?)

I bought this unbuilt Thunder Ranch kit out of a Connecticut pole barn in 2017 and decided to make as period correct as possible, modeling it after 550-0051 and 550-0060. I sourced 914 gauges and had them rebuilt and refaced to 550 spec, bought reproduction barberpole vinyl, hand-formed and riveted the aluminum interior and underpan, fabricated frame extensions for working jack points, manifolds for the Autopulse fuel pumps, custom pedals, a fuel tank cover, working turn-key engine cover latches and dozens of other details not usually seen on replicas.

I budgeted a year to see it through; it took three.

bedfordbeau New Reader
10/24/20 4:57 p.m.

2 final documents for my 1952 Vincent Touring Rapide, 1 of 27- 32 made.  Thank you for your time and consideration.Great idea ,Gene Brown

bedfordbeau New Reader
10/24/20 4:58 p.m.

F40r New Reader
10/24/20 6:42 p.m.

Car: 2003 Enzo Ferrari

Owner: Lecha Khouri (Supercar Advocates)

Location: Los Angeles, California / Sydney

Proposed Class: Supercars

This Enzo (VIN 134280) was previously owned by the Sheikh of Kuwait. I hold all records since new, including all accessories that came with the car. 

Since in my ownership, the car has had a complete refresh, of which some examples include the removal of all the wheels, headlights, under trays and all sticky interior parts. 

All removed parts have been restored back to their original condition, and the Enzo (VIN 134280) now presents as new. 

Enjoy the images attached. I hope they speak true to the restored beauty and rarity of this iconic automobile. 


























jaymutt85 New Reader
10/25/20 1:04 a.m.

Car: 1999 Buick Regal Gran Sport, "Gina"
Owner: Jason Wollenweber
Location: San Ramon, CA
Proposed Class: Cars of the '80s and '90s

Details: This is "Gina", my 1999 Buick Regal GS. Family owned since 2000 when it was purchased new off the lot with 120 demonstration miles at Moore Buick Pontiac GMC in Los Gatos, CA. This car features GM's venerable 3800 Series II supercharged V6 producing 240 hp and 280 lb/ft of torque, driving the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic. Most GS models came standard in a two-tone color combination with a gray lower body accent. This car is finished in rarely seen Twilight Blue Metallic with the optional monotone color scheme and gray leather interior. It has covered 132,000 miles and is still a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Radwood San Francisco event participant, 2018 and 2019. 2020 vRadwood online participant.


agalbraith New Reader
10/25/20 7:47 a.m.
  1. Car: 1960 Nash Metropolitan

  2. Owner(s): California Automobile Museum

  3. Location: Sacramento, CA

  4. Proposed Class(es): Oddballs & Oddities

  5. Details: Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC). They looked to fill markets that the major automakers were not. The idea of a very small second car was fleshed out by Detroit-based independent designer William J. Flajole as the NXI concept car. On 5 October 1952, they announced that they had selected the Austin Motor Company (by then part of BMC) and Fisher & Ludlow to build the production version. Fisher & Ludlow would produce the bodywork, while the mechanicals would be provided, as well as final assembly undertaken, by the Austin Motor Company. This was the first time an American-designed car, to be exclusively marketed in North America, had been entirely built in Europe. It became a captive import – a foreign-built vehicle sold and serviced by Nash (and later by American Motors) through its dealer distribution system. It is believed that the first pre-production prototype was completed by Austin on 2 December 1952. Made to a price point, the Metropolitan featured several cost saving production techniques, such as using symetrical door skin stampings. They are the same side to side, so that only one die had to be made.  

    This 1960 example is a Metropolitan Series IV. This series redesign saw the addition of an external decklid (previous models only allowed access to the trunk through the rear seat back), one-piece rear window, and vent windows. By this time, the engine had been upgraded by increasing the compression ratio from 7.2:1 to 8.3:1 (Commenced VIN E43116 — October 15, 1957) giving an output of 55 bhp (41 kW) (as used in the Austin A55 Cambridge). It is a running driving example that is enjoyed in the Museum's collection and driven to events for outreach to enthusiasts. 

10/25/20 7:18 p.m.

Car: 1933 Morgan Super Sports Beetle Back Three-Wheeler

w/JAP (John Alfred Prestwich) LTOWZ 1098cc w/c motor

Owners: Rick, Rob, & Randy Anderson

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Prosed Class: Sports Car (Prewar)

Details: This Morgan has quite a storied background…

It was purchased new on July 28th ,1933 by Mr. J Hanks, and sold to the 2nd owner, John Knights on July 1st,1945. Mr. Knights confirmed many of the components he engineered on this Morgan were salvaged from a crashed B24 Liberator WWII bomber, the Lady Jane. The crew of this aircraft are Heroes in the town of Norwich, England, as they all sacrificed their lives to spare any harm to the town people. On August 24th ,1944 they aborted a landing in adverse weather conditions and clipped the steeple of St. Philip’s Church tearing off bits of a wing but manage to keep her aloft till the outskirts of the town where they crash landed in the railyards. All nine members of the crew were lost, they are still honored to this day.

Mr. Knights sold the Morgan to Mr. Ken Purdy on April 5th, ,1958 thus becoming the 3rd owner. Mr. Purdy was a famous automobile journalist and author of many automobile books including “The Kings of the Road”

Mr. Edmund P. Osborn purchased the Morgan from the estate of Mr. Purdy on May 2nd ,1974, becoming the 4th owner.

Our Father, Glen, purchased the Morgan on August 22nd ,1985 becoming the 5th owner…he passed away in 1993. We restored the Morgan in his memory. Dad always feared his Morgan was “Bitsa”…bits of this car and bits of that car, as we conducted the research for restoration, we discovered the Morgan had retained all of its original major components, verified by the factory. Quite unheard of for a 87 year old car! The Morgan is presented to you today fully restored to its the original condition and colours of that day it was delivered on July 28th ,1933.

Included in the restoration are the incredibly special fabricated aluminium components from “Lady Jane”, exhaust heat shields, headlamp brackets, dashboard, and the decking around the radiator. Also included are the chrome wire wheels that were highly unusual for a Morgan to be equipped with…verified by the factory records.

10/25/20 7:23 p.m.

I am interested in entering my 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250, an extremely rare (this is one of 22 cars exported to the USA with left hand drive, out of a total production run of only 749 vehicles) example of Lamborghini's first atttempt at an "entry level" V-8 model. In keeping with Lamborghini's adherence to naming their cars using various bullfighting nomenclature, "Urraco" roughly tranlsates as "little bull" or "young bull."

My name is Gene Ondrusek, and I reside in San Diego, CA.  I found this car in Dallas, TX in 1987, where it was presented as "running well," despite the unknown ticking time bomb of a maladjusted timing belt.  Once this snapped, it led to a full on 4 year restoration process that continues to this day!  Everyone knows that restorations are not events, they are processes.  To date, my car has earned 1st place trophies in its class from multiple concours events, including La Jolla and Palos Verdes and was featured in the December 2006 edition of Hemmings Sports and Exotics magazine.

I believe this would best be represented in the Sports and GT, 1970-1980 class, or perhaps European Coachwork?

thross New Reader
10/26/20 10:44 a.m.

1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe, Figoni et Falaschi

Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, New Jersey

European Coachwork, Pre War

Figoni & Falaschi are known for producing some of the most flamboyant, if not elegant coachwork of the French carrossiers. Talbot-Lago was formed following the collapse of Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq in 1935. Anthony Lago, founder, set out to build a line of exclusive and expensive sports cars. He introduced the T150C in 1936 which enabled him to persuade Rene Dreyfus to leave Ferrari’s Alfa Romeo team and drive for him at the French Grand Prix. This car was commissioned by Duke Phillipe deMassa who raced it in the 1939 24 Hours of LeMans with Norbert Jean Mahe (DNF lap 88). It was confiscated by the Germans during WWII and remained in East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its most recent restoration was in 2007. It is one of 14 produced from 1935-1939.

10/26/20 10:58 a.m.

1957 BMW Isetta 300 “California” Tropical Deluxe

Owners. Mike & Sue Cook

Location. Roswell, Georgia.

Class. Micro cars

Manufactured in August 1957, imported New York 9th November, delivered probably to Alpine Motors, Van Ness Blvd, San Francisco, registered January, later Columbus, Ohio, finally Alpharetta, Georgia.

Having been abandoned for 43 years in a lean-to, the affectionately named ‘IZZY’ was battered and bruised.

A matching numbers car & with valuable advice & guidance from Werner Schwark at Isettas R Us I decided that the mission was to save and restore her to her original condition. Engine, transmission, clutch rebuilt. All mechanicals, brakes, steering, electrics, interior all replaced or repaired. Shiny bits re-chromed.

Original dual colors for 1957, codes 549 Feiderweis over 311 Japanrot.

The many, many hours spent over 2 ½ years in a 2 car garage were pure enjoyment & satisfaction.

Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance.


I had a lot of trouble loading the video. link incl below. If that does not work I would appreciate if you went to youtube & typed ...1957 BMW Isetta 300 "IZZY" Mike Cook.



Swong46 New Reader
10/26/20 8:05 p.m.
  1. Car: 1982 Ferrari Mondial 8

  2. Owner(s): Sheldon Wong

  3. Location: Redwood City, CA

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

  5. Details: I found this at Papa's Toys Car Collection in Oregon but backed away from the sale. A year later the same car resurfaced in Pennsylvania - I would not let it slip away from me twice. 

    I unknowingly brought the car back to the same city where it spent most of its documented life. I reconnected the car with mechanic Tony of Modena Motors and previous owner Jack (20yrs later). They drove it to Monterey Car Week all the time. Mutual friend Dean always wanted a Ferrari and a trade was made; the three became best friends. 

    Dean dreamed of scoring top marks in a 2004 Monterey Concours; however, due to life circumstances, was sadly unable. The car was pushed aside and even auctioned off. 15 years later, out of all places in the world this car could have gone, by fate, comes back home.

    In 2019, I brought the car to Monterey Car Week as the previous owners did. On show day, I even met one of Jack's old friend who drove the car to Monterey with him!


jameslindner New Reader
10/26/20 8:16 p.m.

1965 Sunbeam Tiger MkI

James Lindner

Alexandria, VA

Sports and GT (1960-1969)

Acquired in 2010, my 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1, B9470033FE, was assembled by Jensen Motors on 19 June 1964. It was the 33rd Tiger produced and the 22nd Tiger to roll off the Jensen assembly line. As one of the earliest examples, it is one of fifty-six Tigers to have a Borg Warner T-10 transmission supplied by Shelby American.


A full restoration in 2000-03 returned the car to correct “as delivered” configuration. I refreshed the restoration in 2011 and since then I have added many quality original and NOS parts to replace reproduction parts used during the initial restoration.


It is an AACA Grand National and multiple concours class award winner. Not just “all show and no go,” my Tiger has twice won 1st Place awards in autocross events.


10/26/20 8:55 p.m.

Year/Make/Model: 2018 Porsche GT2RS

Name: James Serafino

Location: Manhasset, NY

Class: Porche


The most customized GT2RS delivered from Porsche.  Completed in the Exclusive Manufactur Division, the specification of the car took 18-months to complete and the build took an additional 24-months.  Flown by PAG to their North Ameria Headquarters in Atlanta for delivery.

One of one produced in Chromaflair paint, Urban Bamboo color and extensive CXX exterior and interior options.  The Chromaflair paint appears to change colors depending upon the amount and angle of light.  

The underside of the hood was signed by the entire Exlusive Manufactur team, Lars Kern (the Porsche factory test driver who broke the Nurburgring record, in a similiar model, with a lap time of 6.47) and Hurley Hayword.

Photos taken by others


KustomK New Reader
10/26/20 9:24 p.m.

Car: 1980 Ford Fiesta

Owners: Karl Hacken

Location: Prescott, Wi

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


Built in West Germany, the car was originally delivered to California and was brought over to the frozen north in the back of a U-Haul truck by a discharged military man quite some time ago. I purchased the rust-free baby blue rolling chassis for $500. From there it received a complete, bare metal restoration. It has been built up to include a blend of old and new, the exterior appearance is generated by using many period correct, NOS Ford Rallye Sport (RS) items that could have been bought in period from the RS catalog to build your own race vehicle. I searched the world to collect these parts, even hand carrying the rear spoiler home from Germany because the seller wouldn't ship it. The wheels and fender flares were removed from a rally car in Germany and were under many coats of paint. The roof spoiler was found in it's original box in the trunk of a Pontiac in a junkyard.  The drivetrain is a departure from the period correctness of the rest of the build. It uses a modern 2.0L Duratec engine that has been fortified with a host of Cosworth upgrades from their YD line of products. The interior is the host of more RS items including the 3 spoke steering wheel and RS branded, Scheel produced seats covered in Ford Beta cloth material. 

Jagguru New Reader
10/26/20 9:44 p.m.

2009 Jaguar XKR Portfolio Limited Edition

Owner: Carol Lingelbach

Reside in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario

Jaguar Class

I am the second owner, having imported this GT from Houston, Texas, US in 2012.  Aside from the immaculate condition , this Jaguar's true claim to fame lies with the original owner.  This would be none other than Capt. Eugene Cernan...... astronaut onboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and commander of Apollo 17.  His main distinction is that, up until now, he represents the last human to walk on the moon (1972).

This XKR has placed first in class in North America under Jaguar Clubs of North America concours competition at the Championship level.  In 14 individual club concours over the years, in both Canada and America, it has secured 13 firsts and 1 second.

Invitation to this Concours d'Cancellation came from Cobble Beach Concours through the entry of my husband's Jaguar XKR-S.

Neal_Speer New Reader
10/27/20 9:09 a.m.

Car:  1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Owner:  Neal Speer

Location:  Swanton, Vermont

Purposed Class:  Corvette


This March, 1966 build Corvette was a “barnyard” find in my own community. It had been abused, but not broken, by

the third owner, but left literally in the yard behind the barn for about five years. I acquired the car in 1979 after

a fresh repaint and drove it to local shows for 30 years. The car has an unusual option list including a 427-390hp

engine, 4-speed transmission, a/c, AM/FM radio, and leather headrest seats. In 2012, a friend and I began a five-year

frame-off restoration including the original drivetrain, interior, and glass. We strictly followed NCRS judging

guidelines but as of yet the car has not been shown.



BB510 New Reader
10/27/20 12:02 p.m.

In reply to KustomK :

Ok I will bite. Why were you looking in the trunk of a junyard Pontiac for a spoiler for a Ford Fiesta?

KustomK New Reader
10/27/20 1:05 p.m.

In reply to BB510 :

Unfortunately, we will never know they answer to that question. I purchased it and that was the story the seller told. At least he had pictures to to back up the story, so I think it's legit.

10/27/20 2:31 p.m.

1977 Lincoln Phaeton Victoria Coach


Kelly Ott

Canton GA

Oddball & Oddities


Questionably discovered during the estate liquidation of Hugh Hefner

From a decade that took its styling cues from Playboy and Elvis' Graceland, this rarity is offered.

Featuring 7.5 liters of environmental indifference, this ride was best suited for casual weekend jaunts by amoral American bourgeoisie white trash... or burgeoning South American druglords.

This masterpiece perversely combines the flamboyant single-cowl phaeton concept with the Edsel Ford-developed ideal of the 'Victoria' , hence the lack of overwrought oval windows to allow for improved rear-seat privacy.  Isadora Duncan scarf and coke mirror sold separately.

10/27/20 2:58 p.m.

1973 914 OWNERS: DAVE AND CATHY VIOLA - Minerva, Ohio



I am the second owner of this Zambezi Green 1973 914 1.7 . The original owner purchased it new in 1973 from Capital Porsche/Audi in Columbus, Ohio.


I Purchased it in 2002 with 212,000 miles after being completely restore to original condition and have slowly upgraded most of it since and now has over 220,000 miles on the odometer. I have been blessed by winning Concourse awards at PCA events and at Parade. I did compete several years in various PCA events such as auto cross, rally’s and DE track events along with the historic Stone Bridge festival at Watkins Glen and the Put-in Bay historic race reenactment on Put-in Bay Island, Ohio.


I will soon be passing ownership of the 914 onto my daughter.

chdonley New Reader
10/27/20 3:14 p.m.

1963 Studebaker Avanti

Owner: Chuck Donley  - PilotHill, Calif.

Class: Oddballs and Oddities, By Concours d'Lemons

The Details: This car was wrecked in a high speed T-bone collision in 1971 and totaled. It was put in a barn in Yuba City Ca. and used as a parts car, with many still usable items being removed over the years. I purchased it in 2015 for the sole purpose of making a 24 Hours of LeMons endurance racecar. After sourcing a used 289cid Studebaker V8 and transmission, a bit of fiberglass work(The Avanti has a fiberglass body) and installing all required safety equipment it is back on the road(race). It competes in 1 or 2 races each season and has finished as high as 2nd in class. On a road race course the car looks amazing but handles like an old pickup truck. I was invited by to enter this event by The Concours d'LeMons

daveviola New Reader
10/27/20 4:00 p.m.

In reply to rpapy :

I will try again. Thanks. Dave

Celdemcadi24 New Reader
10/27/20 4:06 p.m.

1924 Cadillac Roadster V63

Andre De Montigny and Céline Meloche

Saint-Hippolyte Quebec Canada

American Antique (1900-1931)

This Cadillac spent most of its life in Texas. We acquired it in New York in 2015. We were very impressed by its elegant 1920s body style bright contrasting colours in yellow and black, and its chic burgundy leather interior. A complete frame-off restoration to bring the car to its original condition was undertaken by Atelier de Restauration Michel Ouellette. This was the first year that Cadillac had brakes on all four wheels. There are only three examples of this particular model registered with the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. This rare '24 Roadster stands as an example of the marque's famous slogan, the "Standard of the World".

Please see on You Tube as well; 1924 Cadillac Roadster V63 (dated Oct 2020) 

10/27/20 4:35 p.m.
  • Car: 1981 Jet Industries Electrica 007
  • Owner(s): Roger McDaniels and James Beam
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Proposed Class(es): Oddballs & Oddities
  • Details:  
    • Over 10,000 electric cars were manufactured as part of a federally funded response to the rising gas prices of the 1979 Energy Crisis. Most were designed and built as fleet vehicles, but a few, like this 1981 Jet Industries Electrica 007, were marketed to consumers as an economical alternative to gas-powered cars. Jet Industries bought Plymouth Horizon TC3s without engines or wiring harnesses (but with VW Rabbit 4-speed manual transmissions) from Chrysler for the Electrica 007 and fitted them with General Electric 9” industrial motors and GE EV-1 motor controllers, which were normally used to drive forklifts. Then they added twenty 6-volt lead-acid golf cart batteries for power. 500 of this model were built, and this is one of the few surviving examples. 
    • We found it locally on Craigslist for $600 and originally prepared it for racing in the 24 Hours of LeMons series, where it had three very successful 16-hour races, culminating in winning the top prize, the Index Of Effluency. We then set it up for Road Rally duty in the LeMons Rally series and won the Inaugural Florida Man 1500-mile Rally from Kershaw SC to Key West. For Rallies we tow a 15kw generator on a trailer so we can charge it while driving and can keep it going for the 350-400 miles necessary to compete in a rally.
    • Over the years we have retrofitted it with a modern EV powertrain and BMW i3 batteries sourced from salvage yards. It can now go over 100 MPH and can get about 200 miles on a charge.
Old Irish Racing
Old Irish Racing New Reader
10/27/20 5:23 p.m.

Car: 1965 Jaguar 3.8S

Owners: Jerry and Su Liudahl

Location: Cottage Grove, OR

Proposed Class: Jaguar

Supporting:  Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance


‘Old Blue’ is the nick name of our original condition 1965 Jaguar 3.8S. The car occupies a very special place with us, not only because it is a tremendous motorcar, but also very sentimental reasons. We are the third owners of this car which was purchased new in Victoria, British Columbia. With just over 56,000 original miles, it is a veritable time capsule of what it would have been like to drive the car when new.  The intoxicating smell of wood, old leather and oil always puts a smile on my face! Purchased two years ago from the estate of a dear friend, 'Sir' John Fitzgeorge-Parker and imported into the USA from Canada, after being revived and refreshed, it has won concours in the Preservation Class of Jaguar Clubs of North America concours and is driven to car shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The car's British number plate is a tribute to John who was instrumental in saving this car and took great delight in his time of ownership.


Mike McChesney
Mike McChesney
10/27/20 6:22 p.m.

Car: 1957 Studebaker President

Owner: Mike McChesney

Location: Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

Proposed Class: American Antique (1949-1969)

This was my Grandfather’s dream car. He ordered his new 1957 President from a Vancouver, BC car dealership. This was one of just over 400 Presidents assembled by Studebaker Canada for 1957. The car was shipped across Canada by rail from Hamilton, Ontario to the dealer in Vancouver. It was my grandfather’s dream to buy an Airstream trailer and travel with my Grandmother. Unfortunately, he never did get the trailer. As an option he had the seats “Pulmanized” so that the back of the front seat folded down form a bed with the back seat. This is how they went camping.

I grew up five houses down from my grandparents and know this car from my early childhood. When my Grandfather passed away my Grandmother gave the car to me. It was my daily driver for a while. When I got married it was used as our wedding car (plastic flowers were carefully placed to cover the rust spots). Although it sat for an awfully long time, gathering dust, needing restoration, my good wife let me keep it. I eventually had it restored as close to the way my grandfather had it as I could, including clear plastic seat covers over the original upholstery, BCAA sticker in the window, car dealer script on the trunk.

I enjoy driving it to car events. I occasionally have to explain that it is not a Chevy and that it is a Studebaker engine. Its al part of the fun.

daveviola New Reader
10/27/20 6:40 p.m.

In reply to rpapy :

I have tried to submit them in a folder but I am unable to do so at this time.Please let me know if the pictures did not download. Thanks, Dave

DEhmann New Reader
10/27/20 9:29 p.m.

Car: 1971 Jaguar E-Type/XKE Series II FHC


Owners: Doug & Francesca Ehmann


Location: Baltimore, Maryland


Proposed Classes:

  • Jaguar
  • Sports & GT Cars (1970-1980)


Details: Retiring from a 30-year business career, I was looking for a ‘project’.  I found this pile of parts on eBay.  The ten-year DIY restoration and reassembly project was a fun and interesting learning experience.  [All most] every minute was a pleasure.  My total labor hours: 2,340.  It’s a joy to drive.  I look forward to the end of the pandemic to take it to live shows!  Thanks for this virtual show, and your consideration of this entry.



What I bought on eBay - a stripped body, stored outside for 22 years, and 


what I bought on eBay - a pile of parts!


Body work and rust repair was the first step.


The finished body was primed.


Work on components began.  Here's the finished Independent Rear Suspension.


Wiring was a big job.  There are six major wiring harnesses ("looms").  Luckily, I'm not color-blind.


Rebuilding the engine and engine compartment was a major task.


Here's the rear suspension installed.


The engine started easily, and the first test drive went well!


For me, the most difficult part of the restoration was the interior.


Trim was replated, and replaced if necessary.  Reproduction parts were difficult to fit.


The car is finished!  A ten-year project.  It drives well!

Wrapped up, and waiting for the next drive!


Thanks for considering this entry.


Alistair Basilio
Alistair Basilio New Reader
10/28/20 2:46 a.m.
  • Car: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
  • Owner: Alistair Basilio
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Proposed Classes: Mercedes, Cars of the '80s & '90s
  • Details: Purchased in July of 2020, this R129 chassis SL spent most of its life in Arizona, where it was first sold when new. A friend of mine then bought it and shipped it to his home in Atlanta in February of 2020, only to realize he wanted a smaller convertible. The car is presented in Spruce Green (Malachite) with Tropengruen lower trim, one of the more colorful variations of the tone-on-tone exterior treatment available only on earlier-model R129 SLs. Although driven fairly regularly, it has just under 58,000 documented miles and has been subjected to an ongoing refresh and, apart from custom-finished AMG Monoblock II wheels, remains completely original.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/28/20 5:07 a.m.

Car: Hall-Scott


OWNERS: Dick and Marilde DeLuna


Location: Woodside, California


Proposed Class : Race Cars, Prewar


Representing the Ironstone Concours d' Elegance


Details: more than 100 years ago Colonel Albert J.Hall was designing a car for the 1917 Vanderbilt Cup Race .The car based on the Model A-7-A ,an aircraft engine of 9.9 Liters, 125 HP, redline @1200rpm and 420 ft- lbs of torque.


The all aluminum engine was to be married with an all aluminum body and set on a 1917 Rio chassis. With the cancellation of the 1917 race, due to world war one, and the need for the hall scott company to produce aircraft engines the project was shelved. We resurrected the construction in the middle 90s with the help of his nephew Jay Eitel and master builder Tom Batchelor.


The Hall-Scott has raced for many years at the Monterey Historics, Goodwood, The Wine Classics and many other venues also shown at Concorso’s such as Hillsborough Concourse, Pebble Beach concourse and featured at Ironstone Concours.











10/28/20 11:33 a.m.

Car: 1974 BMW 2002tii

Owner: Dirk M. Van Doren

Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Proposed Classes: Preservation Class and Classic BMWs (1929-1991)

Details: The car was born on July 22, 1974 as Inka Oranje with 4-speed manual, sunroof, and dealer installed air conditioning. It spend most of its life in Seattle, WA. I purchased Oranje in 2013 from the first California owner as a result of his divorce. Maintenance involved was to improve reliability and fix some blemishes. The repairs were fine-tuning the Kuglefisher fuel injector, valves, muffler, windshield, body trim, battery, steel wheels, and radio with Bluetooth for hands free calling. Oranje is a numbers-matching survivor, not a trailer queen. I plan to keep enjoying 3 pedal BMW driving.

The car participated in the BMW CCA Foundation ICON - 50 years of the 2002 exhibit 


Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/28/20 12:03 p.m.

1968 BMW 1600GT

Owner: Dale Critz Jr
Savannah, Ga.
Class: GT Cars 1960 to 1969
Hans Glas GmbH was a German manufacturer founded in 1963. In 1967 they were acquired by BMW. They fitted the Glas 1600GT with the 1573 cc BMW engine and used their new round tail lights along with new front grill to form the BMW 1600GT.
This car was acquired from the estate of a prominent BMWCCCA member earlier this year. Several years ago, it went through a meticulous restoration in Pilsen, Czech Republic, the foremost expert in these type of cars. It has since won many awards in major concours' in the U S.








Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/28/20 12:11 p.m.

1953 Morgan Plus 4 DHC

Russel Deveseo

Colden, NY
































10/28/20 2:56 p.m.

Car: 1972 Triumph TR6


Owners: Bill and Gayle Michael


Location: St. Albans, WV


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

It was a warm summer day and my wife and I were sitting in our sunroom. I said, “Gayle, I've decided to have a mid-life crisis. What do you want me to get; another woman or a sports car”. Thankfully, she said “get a sports car”. Thus began a wonderful journey.


I found a local 1972 Triumph TR6. I drove it for about a year and then realized that it really needed to be restored. I disassembled the car and began with a bare frame. I had it powder coated I then began sand blasting and painting parts and began putting them back on the car. The engine and rolling chassis we to Mike Gassman of Gassman automotive in Waynesboro, VA. Mike rebuilt the engine with Richard Good's 3 carburetor setup, a GP2 cam, and 1.6:1 roller rockers as well as Herman van den Akker's 5 speed transmission conversion. The body work and paint was done by a local shop that specialized in restoring vintage cars. They painted it Inferno Red Pearl from Chrysler and that's been a big hit at the car shows. While all this was going on I was preparing everything else to go back on the car. I got some Miata seats and fabricated a black walnut Russian burl dash that I modified with an extra gauge. Certainly more work than this was done, such as competition springs, disc brake conversion and Wilwood brakes. About 12 years passed before the car was roadworthy.


The car has been a show winner ever since at both local and regional car shows.

10/28/20 3:29 p.m.

Car:  1939 Ford Business Coupe

Owner:  Steven Haigler

Location:  The car is located in Tampa, Florida

Propsed Class (American Antique 1932-1948

Description:  This iconic 1939 Ford coupe is a 2 seater business model.  Having an extra large trunk area the business coupe was ideal and preferred by traveling salesmen since they could carry the wares/products to sales calls.  The original build was completed in Canada in the early 1990's.  More recently the car was in Arizona and Texas.  There are several unique features which preserve the integrity of the original manufacturing beauty .... to preserve the dash and passenger leg room the air conditioning evaporator and blower is in the trunk and the vents are mounted on the rear deck. Color is Jefferson Blue.  2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance accepted participant.  Unfortunately I am having trouble loading pictures.  

10/28/20 4:35 p.m.


Car: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Owners: Roy Billings and Mary Jane Moran for 54 Years

Location: Vabcouver Washington

Proposed Classes: Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969) or American Muscle Cars ( 1953-1979)

Details: We are the second owners having purchased the car in 1966. Restored at 285,000 miles after being driven daily until 2004.

This Supercharged, Standard Production, all Fiberglass, 289 cu in. 8 Cylinder Car, is basically the same car in which Andy Granatelli, set 29 New National Stock Car Records in 12 hours on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The Speed attained was 178.5 MPH. At that time it was the worlds Fastest Production Car. The Avanti was designed in six weeks by Raymond Loewry at the request of Sherwood Egbert, who had been President of the Studebaker-Packard Corp. for only 2 months, before asking Loewry to design the Avanti.

The first car came off the  asssembly line  approximaetly 18 months after first inception.

This vehicle has all matched serial numbers from its production work order and was restored using almost all the original parts to a 100% factory correct condition.

All Disassembly and Reassembly was accomplished by the owners over a period of 10 years at their home.


MrMookster New Reader
10/28/20 6:02 p.m.

1988 Plymouth Gran Fury

Third Owner: Xavier Paul

Harford County, Maryland

Daily Driven 

submitted for the "Cars of the 80's and 90's category

Details: Vehicle is a 1988 Plymouth Gran Fury with a stock 318 V8 engine with lean burn computer and just over 61K original miles. its dark maroon with red interior an no AC. 

My Father had an obsession with the M body line of cars following his service with the Police Dept amounting in a total of 4 cars at one point. he passed the obsession on to me and it has been my lifelong dream to own an M body Chrysler as my first car. Unfortunantly his cars had deteriorated over the years from being daily driven and no longer ran so i turned to finding one of my own. I purchased this car from Youtube user "East Coast Classics" and i have been sorting out the cars issues ever since like its lean burn computer and stalling. over all the car has been a great daily and a great first car. 

rpapy New Reader
10/28/20 6:14 p.m.
  • 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

Owner:  Richard Papy

Location:  Savannah, GA

Class:  Porsche

This very special Porsche 930 was part of Porsche's Special Wishes Program.  The color is Talbot Yellow with interior to match.  The seats, door cards, and shift boot are yellow leather along with matching yellow carpet.  It also has the rare 'Turbo' graphics decal that was an option in the 70's.  It's truly one of a kind.  In 2018 it won the Porsche USA Corporate Award at Werks Reunion at Amelia Island and gets major attention where ever it goes.  It has matching numbers 3.3 litre motor and transmission.  Parts of it have been restored and some are original but has not been modified in any way from the original configuration.

dbower New Reader
10/28/20 8:37 p.m.


Car:  1972 BMW 2002 Baur Targa Cabriolet

Owners:  Julie and Don Bower

Location:  Watkinsville, Georgia

Proposed Class:  Classic BMWs

Details:  BMW contracted with Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart to build its open-top full (1968-71) and targa (1971-75) cabriolets, totalling 2,317 targas.  Each was built to order and sold new through BMW dealers in Europe but never officially imported into the US.  This car was built September 27, 1972 and sold new at Autohaus Gerhard Schneider (GS Tuning) in Freiburg, Germany to a buyer in Milan, Italy, where it remained until we bought the car in January 2017, imported it to the US, and undertook a major refurbishment.  The car has accumulated only 87,000 miles.  It sports its original color (Schwarz), engine, interior, and Milan license plates, along with period Borrani wheels, Pirelli CN36 tires, and Petri steering wheel.  It was featured in the BMWCCA Foundation "ICON" museum exhibit in 2018 and has earned awards at the Hilton Head Island, Atlanta, Euro Autofest and Autolawn concours.  We drive it regularly all over the southeastern US.

racingali New Reader
10/29/20 1:06 a.m.

Car: 1971 BMW 2002

Owner: Ali Javidan

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Proposed Class: Classic BMWs (1929-1991)

Details: I have owned this car for 23 years and began a 3 year restoration in 2014. The goal was to build a car that is exciting to drive in the canyons and exciting to look at. The car is packed with lots of period correct authentic BMW Motorsport and Alpina bits, but this car came together as so much more than the sum of its parts. In 2018 this BMW was selected to be on display at the BMW CCA Foundation Museaum to be part of the ICON display. Later in the year this car was featured on Petrolicious and Speed Hunters, it also made the rounds during Monterey Car Week. It was featured at the Concourse on the Avenue, on display at the Jet Center party, and won its class at the Legends of the Autobahn event as well as the coveted "Peoples Choice" award. And my girls think its the coolest :)


skuhne New Reader
10/29/20 6:21 a.m.

1970 Porsche 914-6  - European Delivery

Owners: Scott Kuhne

Phoenix, AZ

Class: Porsche

This Porsche 914-6 was originally delivered in Europe and brought over to the USA in the late 70's. After arriving it was mostly used for weekend track days. After a small fender bender the car was parked in the late 70's where it sat partially disassembled for 38 years. Discovered parked in the back of a repair shop in Southern California I acquired the car and then set out on a 4 year full restoration. The car was completely taken apart and every component painstakingly restored and then reassembled. This numbers matching 20,000 kilometer vehicle looks and drives like new.

skuhne New Reader
10/29/20 6:33 a.m.

In reply to CaptMack :

Upload one at a time, then repeat.

thross New Reader
10/29/20 6:38 a.m.

1937 Bugatti Type 57G “Tank”

Simeone Foundation Museum

Philadelphia, PA

For the Radnor Hunt Concours

Race cars Pre-War


This is the only surviving of three 57G’s and the only existing Bugatti sports car to win a major race, the 1937 Le Mans. In June 1936 the Automobile Club of France allowed the participation of “Grand Touring Cars” which was their definition of a sports cars. Bugatti designed a special racing type 57S engine with a lighter crankshaft and with an unusual streamlined all enveloping body which was called the 57G and dubbed the “Tank”. During WWII because of concerns the Germans might confiscate it, Bugatti removed it from the Molsheim Museum and hid it in Bordeaux. It was later restored at the factory and eventually imported to the USA in 1961 by Gene Cesari. It was owned by Philadelphia area collectors Jerry Sherman and Stephen Pitcairn and eventually acquired by the Museum through an international three way swap, and now holds a place of honor in the Museum’s Winner’s Circle. It has raced up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and won an award on the lawn at Pebble Beach.

gpcp1 New Reader
10/29/20 8:43 a.m.

Car: 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V

Owners: Tim and Amy McNair

Location: Blue Bell,PA

Class: Cars of the 80's and 90's

Purchased the car last year. Originally delivered to Japan, then Canada, North Carolina and finally traded in at Aston Martin NE. Extensive mechanicla improvements, new suspension, 1552 wheels, new tires, Factory carbon fiber rear wing, Group N exhaust. Upgraded stereo, Carbon Momo Cavallino steering wheel, short shift kit. Cleaned up and detailed. Driven as much as possible.



10/29/20 12:08 p.m.

1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL

Mark Smith

Kingsville Maryland

Cars of the '80s & '90s

This is my 1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL 5speed coupe, finished in Saphire Blue Metallic with a gray cloth interior. I was fortunate enough to purchase this vehicle from the original owner with just under 35,000 miles. The car was initially ordered as a "demo" car for Schaefer & Strohminger Mazda in Baltimore Maryland, that being said it's an extremely well optioned 1986 FC RX-7. Factory options include power sunroof, factory radio with equalizer, and push button adjustable sport suspension. Gary the original owner traded in his 1980 FB RX-7 for this car in late 1986. He drove it sparingly in the 33 years he owned it, his quaint waterfront home off the Chesapeake Bay housed this car for those 33 years. The Mazda was always kept right in the middle of the two car de-attached garage on his property never exposed to Maryland winter.  I bought this car from Gary in mid 2019. One of the first upgrades was installing later Mazda BBS RZ wheels on the RX-7. This really amplified the look of the vehicle, though its not the much sought after Turbo model aesthetically it's just right for me. Since then I've put an additional 2,000 miles on the car and was gearing up for Radwood Philadelphia 2020, which was something I genuinely was looking forward to since I purchased this RX-7. Nontheless here are the photos, I hope they do the car justice! 










ShawnMiller New Reader
10/29/20 12:38 p.m.

1935 Lincoln K 7 Passenger Sedan

Shawn Miller

Indianapolis, IN 

Preservation Class

"Nessie" is so named due to her longest term caretaker recently-Jeff Locke of Virginia, who unfortunately passed away a few years back. Jeff was an auto appraiser and helped form the Colionial Region of the CCCA. Not having a CCCA car, a local  club member sold him the car quite reasonably so he would have one-but it had not run in many years.  The car has a known history back to new having been delivered new to an industrialist in the Rochester NY Area. The car remained there until aquired by Jeff's friends father, who stored it but never worked on it.   After acquiring the car, Jeff had the car restored mechanically but left it as it was cosmetically, other than applying some sealer to keep the remaining paint in place.  Jeff and his wife Pat toured the car pretty extensively, and the car got this nickname-which is short for Lock Ness Monster-due to the massive size of the car and Jeff's last name. Upon Jeffs passing the car was sold to Walter Miller of Syracuse NY who appreciated unrestored cars. Walter passed away last year, and I purchased the car from his estate. I plan on doing nothing to the car other than installing a new set of tires and driving the hell out of it. It runs and drives quite well.         












Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/29/20 12:50 p.m.

In reply to ShawnMiller :

Sounds like an amazing car, but I don't see any pictures. If you cannot post them, email them to me at and I will get them posted.

BillGluth New Reader
10/29/20 1:03 p.m.

1928 Packard Roadster 443

Bill and Bettye Gluth

Kingston Washington

Preservation Class

Packard Club roster has this car as the last unrestored original production 1928 443 Roadster still being family-used. Don Klusman, officer in CCCA many years previous, discovered her in New Jersey, shipped to West Coast. Purchased with 17,000 miles, we’ve added 14,000 miles without trailering in the wine country of central British Columbia and the signature mountains of western Washington. Features: external oil introduction tube to cylinders at time of starting; functional cigar lighter; compressor on transmission PTO; originally laced leather spring covers and rumble seat upholstery; Super 8 385 CID; alternate disc wheels may be seen on film "This Car Matters..." produced while competing at Pebble Beach.

dpblues2000 New Reader
10/29/20 1:17 p.m.

1957 BMW Isetta 300 "Spirit of LeMans"

Edward Owen

Garaged in Waltham, MA at European Auto Solutions

Micro Cars Class

Have wanted an Isetta for many years, as the car that saved BMW.  Bought this car from the Tupelo Auto Museum at the Bonhams' sale of the Frank K. Spain collection in 2019. Chassis number 423609 is a matching numbers, US delivery car that features the "Bubble Window" and the Z-Bar trim. It needed more work than we anticipated including extensive bodywork. Having a blank canvas to work with, I was inspired by a Ford GT Heritage Edition on our annual trip to Scottsdale.  We finished a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration, using the the color codes from a 2006 Ford GT, this last Septmber.

devildawg712 New Reader
10/29/20 2:45 p.m.

1984 Toyota Pickup Xtra Cab (Back to the Future Tribute)

J.R. Guinto

Union City, California

Cars of the '80's & '90's (Presented by Radwood's)

I purchased this 1984 Toyota Xtracab from its original owner last August in Gold Country Ca. It was my original intention to keep things completely stock, but I couldn't fight the urge any longer and went BACK TO THE FUTURE with the build, following a complete teardown and rebuild of the engine. About 10 trips up and down the state of California was made to find the pickup and all of the period-correct parts that complement the BTTF tribute. The final piece of the puzzle and icing on the cake is the mirror-like paint job that was just completed last month.



_heimer_schmidt None
10/29/20 3:08 p.m.

Car: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE

Owner: Jake Mays

Location: Reisterstown, MD

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

Details: This W124 wagon was located on eBay in Vernon, New York. The seller had purchased it for his collection and enjoyed it for a couple years and decided to part ways for a new adventure.

This car is completely original and was meticulously maintained by its 3 previous owners. It showcases the era that is argued to be Mercedes-Benz' best in terms of build quality and timeless design. It's been to numerous events in and around the Mid-Atlantic region and with 183,000 miles currently on the odometer, this utilitarian Teutonic machine is only just broken-in. 

tomcotter New Reader
10/29/20 4:06 p.m.


1953 Ford Ranch Wagon

Tom & Pat Cotter 

Davidson, NC 

Proposed class: At The Beach

I bought the car in 1972 when I was a high school senior because: 1.) the two-door wagon was so cool, and, 2.) it was cheap... $85.  I am the third owner.  It was originally destined for German export; the speedometer is in kilometers.  It was my surf wagon that I drove to college and my early jobs before being stored. I was always tempted to modify the wagon with a modern drivetrain, but restored it about 25 years ago with it's original six cylinder and three-speed overddrive trans.


Photos by Michael Alan Ross 




Colin W. G
Colin W. G New Reader
10/29/20 4:28 p.m.
Car: 1970 Datsun 240Z
Owner: Colin W. Gentle
Location: Western CT
Class: Sports & GT Cars (1970-1980)
DATSUN 1970 240Z
HLS 002483 - BUILD DATE 3/70
Originally delivered to the first owner at Trocelli Motors in Alanta GA.
The Z was driven sparingly by the first owner, then it was parked in a barn for a number of years. The Z then passed through a couple of Datsun enthusiasts hands before being bought by Tim Suddard of Classic Motorsports Magazine. "Classic Motorsports’ project mission was to refresh a very original barn car find. In fact, the Z still sports its original yellow paint. Suspension, interior, motor, and transmission were all refreshed/upgraded on the project. Amazingly, the history of this car is well preserved from the very first owner. It still has the Datsun warranty card, warranty book, owner’s manual, and radio manual.
Now maintained and driven, the Z delivers incredible performance.
"Enjoy the Ride"
Original Technical Specifications*:
In-line 6 Cylinder 150 HP @ 6,000RPM - Displacement 2,3934cc - 4 speed transmission
Weight 2,355 lbs. - Top Speed 125mph - 0-60 mph 8.7 secs.
* Engine and Transmission now modified
Last September I was invited and displayed at the Hemmings 2019 Datsun Z 50th Anniversary Concours at Lake George September 2019. One of 16 Datsun/Nissan's to be invited.
The Z was also invited to the 2020 Lime Rock Park Historics, Sunday in The Park Concours for the Datsun 50th anniversary, however due to Covid I declined.
Just won Best Z at the Classic Motorsports Magazine Virtual Monterey Cruise In 2020.
10/29/20 5:36 p.m.

1932 Cadillac 355B Convertible Coupe

Rodney Dahlgren Napa, California

1932 to 1948 American Antique

This 1932 Cadillac Convertible Coupe is the model 355B. The 355 V8 series cars share the same 134" wheelbase chassis and Fisher body as the 370B V12 Convertible Coupe model.  This car received an extensive restoration some years ago, but has not been driven other than to local events. The car was restored by Ted Dalhberg and copious notes were made by him during the restoration. It has graced the cover of the Cadillac LaSalle Club publication "The Self Starter" and has been shown at the Silverado Resort in Napa in 2019 receiving a 3rd in class award.  

gpcp1 New Reader
10/29/20 6:43 p.m.

1932 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Coupe, Lebaron

Donald Bernstein

Clarks Summit, PA

From the Radnor Hunt Concours.

American Antique 1932-48 

Walter Chrysler entered the fine car market in 1931 with the luxurious Imperial. Unfortunately, by the time the Ralph Roberts-styled Imperial came to market, the demand for high-end automobiles had all but disappeared. As such, Chrysler built only about 220 CL Imperials for the 1932 model year of which just 28 were fitted with the convertible coupe body. This car was originally delivered new in Portland, Oregon and is fitted with a body by LeBaron – the coachbuilding firm founded in 1924 by Thomas Hibbard and Raymond Dietrich. Power is supplied by a “Red Head” 135hp 385cid in-line eight-cylinder engine. Restoration was completed in the mid-2000’s.

gpcp1 New Reader
10/29/20 6:52 p.m.

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2

Irwin Kroiz

Ambler, PA

From the Radnor Hunt Concours

RaceCars 1946-1962

Jerome Earl, son of GM Styling Chief Harley Earl was racing a Ferrari in 1956. Earl was advised by GM’s top brass that it didn’t look good that his son was racing a non-General Motors vehicle – he should be racing a Corvette. The elder Earl told his son to sell the Ferrari and that he would build him a special racing Corvette. The SR-2 is that car and the first purpose-built and factory-sponsored Corvette race car. 


In November 1957, the SR-2 was entered in the Nassau, Bahamas race by Jerome Earl and Bill France while driven by Curtis Turner. The SR-2 won the Memorial GT race. In addition to Earl, it was successfully raced by Dr. Dick Thompson “The Flying Dentist”, John Fitch, Bud Gates, and Jim Jeffords winning the 1958 SCCA National Championship. Under the hood is a 420hp 331cid fuel-injected V-8 and prototype 4-speed manual transmission. 

Photo credit, Bill Rothermel, Ken Visser photography

10/29/20 7:10 p.m.

1958 Zundapp R203 Bella Scooter
Owned by Patty Schwarze  De Leon Springs,  FL
Motorcycle Class

German manufacturer Zündapp made scooters from 1953 to 1964. Approximately 130,000 Bella scooters were sold with one of two engine sizes:  150cc or 198cc. This bike has a single cylinder, 198cc two stroke motor, four speeds and is capable of speeds up to 58mph. 

The 12-inch cast aluminum wheels and Earles-type leading link fork, with a shock absorber on the left side, made for a much smooter ride than many other popular scooters of the time. The scooter came equipped with electric start, powered by two 6 V batteries.  Passenger foot rests hinge up, into the body of the bike, when not in use.

This bike was restored to its orignal metalic blue here in the US after being imported from Sweden.




Lowpad New Reader
10/29/20 8:20 p.m.

1966 Mercedes 230SL Coupe / Roadster

Lowell Paddock, New Preston CT

Mercedes Class

I had wanted to buy a Pagoda for many years and decided to search in earnest when I moved to the Frankfurt area in 1998 to work for Opel.  After many months of looking at cars around Europe, I found this example at the Essen Motor Show in 1999.  Orginally owned by a French school teacher who was seasonally posted to Madagascar and stored the car at the French Mercedes distributor Royal Elysées while traveling, it was purchased in 1978 by another French teacher based in Claremont, California, and spent the rest of its life there until my purchase.  I decided to undertake a nearly full restoration by Mainz-based Mercedes specialist Walter Pusch, rebuilding the engine and suspension and refinishing the body in its original Weissgrau (white grey) shade.  The interior, clothed in hardy MB-Tex, is largely original, though the seats were rebuilt with new springs and padding, but still retain their original covers.  The rear taillamps have since been replaced with extremely rare French-market versions, which feature amber reversing lamps.  The car won its class at the 2018 Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours. 

Ron Gordon
Ron Gordon
10/29/20 8:38 p.m.

1956 Triumph TR3

Ron Gordon

Monrovia, MD

Preservation Class

My 1956 TR3 was purchased new on May 11, 1956 from the Walter Hagen & Co. GMBH Standard Triumph distributor in Stuttgart, Germany by a US Army officer. The TR was ordered as US spec in BRG with brown leather interior, occasional leather rear seat, overdrive, heater and tonneau cover ($2160). The car was shipped to Washington, DC in Sept 1956 and lovingly cared for by the original owner until being sold to a good friend in the Spring of 1986. Soon after my friend and his family relocated to Colorado Springs with the TR. He realized the TR3 was special and took great pains to preserve its originality. Upon my friend’s untimely passing family graciously decided that I should be the next custodian of the TR. In the summer of 2018 we shipped the TR back to Maryland.

The TR had not been driven in several years and with the help of my sons we set about the goal of getting the TR to the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We rebuild the brake and clutch hydraulics. The engine was seized but after removing the head it was some minor ‘gunk” in the cylinders. We removed/cleaned/coated the gas tank and rebuilt the carbs and fuel pump. We completed the work two days before Hershey.

The TR3 still wears the original paint, chrome, interior, carpet, side curtains, top and tool roll The car is numbers matching will the original components and wiring in place

The TR3 achieved a AACA Historic Preservation of Features (HPOF) Award in 2018 and the AACA Original Award in 2019.

Lowpad New Reader
10/29/20 8:48 p.m.

1974 BMW CS 3.0

Lowell Paddock / New Preston, CT

BMW Class

I purchased this E9 in 2004 while working in Germany.  It is a German-market car, originally delivered in the Frankfurt area and had three previous owners in the Rhein-Main region before I brought it to the US in 2018.  This 4-speed example is highly original, having traveled only a documented 55,000km and was routinely de-registered during the winter months.  It has a black vinyl interior, a relatively rare option for a European E9 as most were delivered with velour interiors.  It was repainted in its original Polaris Silver color at some point during its prior ownership.  It won the German car class at the Greenwich Concours in 2019.  



10/29/20 9:04 p.m.
  • Car: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro 
  • Owner: Kyle Saenz
  • Location: Winchester, Virginia 
  • Proposed Class: Cars of the 80's & 90's
  • Details: I purchased the car a few hours north in Pennsylvania after seeing it for sale for the better part of 6 months. It had a lot of work done already including an engine swap from a 1991 Audi 200 20v. Unfortunately it had been parked for a few years and was not running well with a lot of issues that I think turned off most prospective buyers. I took the plunge and within a year I was doing a full rebuild of the engine with forged internals and many other high performance parts. All of the work on the car from the engine rebuild and tuning to the gauge cluster, I have done myself. The car is now making about 450hp and I couldn't be happier with it! This is my forever car. 

BMWpete New Reader
10/29/20 9:27 p.m.

1971 BMW CSL.

Peter Gleeson 

The car sits with its Motorsport brothers and sisters in Seattle WA. 

Class = Classic BMWs 

Many know the story on BMWs Motorsport department and how it started in 1972.  The 3.0CSL was definitely its first foray into its claimed intentions, namely Motorsport. But just before the start of Motorsport BMW themselves in conjunction with Alpina took a 3.0CS and created a lightweight CS, this car became what is known as the 3.0 CSL today.  Upon BMW taking Alpina’s ideas for a lightweight CS, production started in 1971 with BMW making the first 169 carbureted CSL’s, these were the Ultra-lightwieghts as they have since become known.  The weight saving was dramatic some 440lbs shaved from a 3000lb car, not all CSL's are this light, but the first 169 were. 

Loved by race teams of the day, the initial production was quickly snapped up, understanding of course there was still no official Motorsport cars in 1971.  This car was amongst the first handful made by BMW and was delivered new to the Dutch National Racing Team (DNRT)  who had Alpina work their magic on it, in fact when this car raced Alpina Mechanics served as the race team mechanics for the DNRT in all its racing years.

This car was the first car to appear at a race track (Zandvoort) as a CSL on April 3rd 1972, the DNRT believed BMW was going to achieve homologation on April 1st 1972, this hadn’t happened, so this car was turned away by the scrutineers. It did in fact race 3 weeks later as a CS and in fact because this car was turned away on the 3rd April, every CSL raced as a CS though-out the 72 season until homologation was achieved for CSL's Jan 1st 1973.  

I have added a picture with its racing history to shorten this note, but for the judges information, the car raced in its delivered Colorado Orange in 1972, Canon Copiers in 1973, Marlboro in 1974 and Levi as you see today in 1975 where it won the Dutch Championship.  

When it finished racing at the end of 1975, it was acquired by Ben Huisman himself a famous Dutch racer and team owner, from Ben Huisman it went to Frits Van Eerd and his race car collection.  Frits today runs the Dutch racing team that competes at Le Mans etc with the Jumbo livery.  As this was an extremely important Dutch race car Frits had it restored to its 1975 winning livery, with extreme attention to detail, including meticulously measuring the paint apllication, as can bee seen with original fender extensions (too badly damged to use) on back wall behind car .  I acquired this for my own collection directly from Frits about nine years ago . 

This car is such an important Dutch racing car that upon its most famous driver (Huub Vermuelen) being knighted just a few years ago by the Dutch Royals, Huub was also presented with an oil pianting of this very car - in a 50 year career racing it says a lot for both Huub and his connection to this one car. 

First picture is from its championship year 1975 in Levi livery

As it is today




Chassis stampings 







Yes they used a Volvo cap :-) 







Race History 


That first day entered as a CSL in 1972 and truned away by scrutineeers 

1973 Canon Livery


1974 In Marlboro livery 

10/29/20 11:01 p.m.

1952 Cunningham C-3 Coupe  "Swifty"

Karra L. Canum

San Jose, California

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

While attending college in New England in the early '80s I was invited to an afternoon fundraiser at the home of Lucie Cunningham McKinney-- the daughter of Briggs Swift Cunningham. And there I saw the most beautiful car I had ever seen!

Years later I discovered that the car was a Cunningham C-3. Designed by Michelotti, with coachbuilt body by Vignale and a Chrysler FirePower hemi V8 engine-- I sought my own C-3 for years and finally acquired this car in 2015.

Swifty is the 5th of only 19 C-3 coupes produced.  A BS Cunningham Co. factory demonstrator, VIN #5210 (Work Order #18) is recognized for its originality by Cunningham biographer Richard Harman. The car retains its original hemi V8 engine, custom Cunningham manifold and original fluid-matic transmission-- the first in a Cunningham car.

Restored between 2004 and 2007, I further refreshed the paint and interior and fitted correct custom luggage in 2017. Swifty has been toured and exhibited extensively-- including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Greenwich Concours Cunningham Reunion-- and is the recipient of numerous awards.



BMWpete New Reader
10/29/20 11:09 p.m.

In reply to KLCC :

Another absolute beauty Karra, congrats and good luck 


Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 5:31 a.m.

Car: 1917 Locomobile 48 Type M Series 7

Owner(s): John and Mary McAlpin

Location: Naples, NY, USA

Proposed Class(es): American Antique


Research points to J. Frank deCausse, a stylist known for his work with the renowned Kellner studio of Paris, being the designer of the world’s first dual-cowl, or dualwindshield, body-style cars. The first of this kind was built under his direction at Farnham-Nelson coachbuilders in Boston in 1916, and placed on a Locomobile 48 chassis. That car no longer exists. However, factory records also show this chassis was delivered to a Boston Locomobile dealer May 12, 1917, for transfer to Farnham-Nelson under commission by Louis K. Liggett, founder of the Rexall pharmacy empire. This 1917 dual-cowl was designed with a cape top and a removable tarp which attaches from the front windshield to the rear of the cape top. There were 97,000 miles on this car before the owner started his 18-year nut-and-bolt restoration. Three examples of this style of car are known to exist, a 1919 in California; and a 1920 in Batavia, Illinois. This car thus may be the oldest existing car in this style.







Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 5:48 a.m.

Car: 1927 Duesenberg Model Y

Owner(s): Bob Becker,

Location: Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada

Proposed Class(es): American Antique


This car is the most significant Duesenberg in private ownership, and is the prototype to the greatest American automobile ever made, the Duesenberg Model J. The 1927 Duesenberg Model Y shown today is the creation of E.L. Cord himself, along with the genius of Fred Duesenberg. The brilliant automotive stylist Alan Leamy penned this incredible timeless design under the guidance of E. L. Cord and Fred Duesenberg, which was carried forward to the Mighty Model J. This car was driven by Cord and both Duesenberg brothers as a prototype to refine the final design and engineering for the Model J. Owned by the ACD company until 1932, when it was sold to August Duesenberg to destroy the chassis, it’s a miracle it has survived in its complete bodied form. The Beckers are the fourth family to own this vehicle, and purchased it from an Alabama-based prior owner who’d had it for 60 years. Pictured and referenced in all the Duesenberg books, it is a time capsule into early prototype designs which still hold the fingerprints of August Duesenberg from 1932. There are many unique one-off design features to this amazing automobile, starting with the first iteration Alan Leamy design of the front bumper. Mr. Becker finds it a true pleasure to be the caretaker of this extremely historically significant Duesenberg for many years to come.



Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 5:57 a.m.


Owner(s): PETER T. BOYLE,

Location: OIL CITY, PA USA

Proposed Class(es): European Coachwork (Pre War)


This chassis was built in Italy in 1928 and was delivered to Lebaron Coach Builders in the U. S. Lebaron produced this convertible coupe boat tail with a single seat rumble seat. The car is equipped with the 8a ss engine and a super eight of a 160 horse power, (standard horse power was 120hp). Introduced at the New York auto show in 1928 the Isotta was purchased by Harry Williams, an aviation pioneer and his wife Marguerite Clark, a silent movie star from Patterson, Louisiana. Harry Williams was an adventurer and liked things fast. As the curator of the Harry Williams museum in Patterson, Louisiana explained: Harry was driving the Isotta through the Louisiana country side and was stopped in a small town for speeding. He was taken down to the court house to pay the fine, which was $10.00. Harry said “okay, here is $20.00. I will be back through town later and don’t bother me.” 2007 was the first time the car was shown in public since the 1930’s. This car only has 22,000 original miles and was previously owned by collector Jim Thomas of Florida since the 1960’s.






Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 6:10 a.m.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Gullwing)


Owner Bob Torre


Proposed class: Mercedes



This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” went into storage in 1975 and remained there until 2018. Apart from a mechanical refreshment, it appears exactly as it did after being hidden away for over 40 years.


Text from Sean Smith (photographer)


When we last spoke of Randy, Bob and R&R Restorations we mentioned soon after they opened the shop they were told of a unicorn, A Mercedes that had been in a building for many years. It wasn’t clear as to what type of Mercedes it was. It was from the 50s. Was it a 190 SL, was it a 300D, was it a 300SC, could it be another 300SL roadster?

First they were told it was in a body shop in pieces, then they were told it’s at the owner’s house, finally, it came out it was at the owner’s business. When they arrived at Double Z Motors in Fishkill they discovered it was a true unicorn, it was a 1955 300SL Gullwing that had been sitting in the building since 1974.


Peter Zalys was a senior in high school when he and his dad got the car. His father owned an automotive breaking yard, but had a love of exotics and had rebuilt a number of them through the years.

Peter came across a minuscule ad in the New York Times offering a Gullwing for $7,000.00 a hefty sum for a used car at the time, but it was a Gullwing. Pete and his dad drove up to Albany to take a look. Of course when they got there they fell in love and the Mercedes came home with them.

It became Peter’s daily driver, but no one at school really noticed the old car he was driving. His classmates were into their Camaros and Mustangs.

Pete went off to college and had to park his Gullwing on the street, as freshmen were not allowed to have a car on campus. It became a hassle and then the injection pump started to run rich and then there was the problem of having to open the door to pay the toll on the Tappan Zee bridge. The 300SL got put away in favor of more practical transportation and to take care of the mechanicals at a later date.

And then life happened.

The shop moved from another location and the Mercedes got put on a lift in the new building had a car cover from a Corvette thrown over it and up it went, to sit for decades.

Peter always thought he would get to his 300SL, but all sorts of other projects seemed to get in the way or come first.

Then Peter had some heart issues. He had a discussion with his wife and they decided it was time to move the Gullwing on.

But Peter didn’t want just anyone to have the car he had loved and had so much respect for all those year it had to be the right person. He didn’t want someone to snatch it up just to flip it for a quick profit and he didn’t want to see it end up in an auction going to the highest bidder.

When Torre, his son Robert and Randy arrived at Double Z, Peter very nonchalantly told them the car was in the back of the building. Bob sat and talked to Peter as Randy looked over the car. If you looked past the flaking paint and the few bumps and bruises it had accumulated over its life it was an extremely solid car that had never been apart, it was a true survivor.

Torre explained to Peter what he hoped to do with the car at his shop. He wanted to bring it back to life, but not do a full-blown restoration. he wanted to preserve the hard-earned patina and make it a driving machine. And he had wanted a Gullwing for so, so long there was no chance in hell he would ever sell it.

Peter could sense that Torre was sincere and was going to love and respect the Mercedes as he had and was going to be able to breathe life back into the car and do what Peter was hoping to do for so many years. They shook hands and a deal was made.

The day came when the Gullwing would see the light of day after more than 4 decades. Amazingly the tires still held air and the brakes weren’t frozen. It came off the lift and was pushed out of the building, it was an amazing contrast to all the carcasses of newer junked cars that it had been surrounded by for so many years.

Next, it was on to a trailer and back to R&R for a closer evaluation. On arrival, Randy hooked a battery up to the car and amazingly the wipers, lights and turn signals all worked. Even the gauges were all in working order. Other than the paint falling off with a little help it would be ready for a new life.

At that point, they started to disassemble what was necessary. The engine was taken out for machining, all rubber hoses that had perished would be replaced. Every inch was gone over, all the electricals and wiring were checked, brakes and brake lines were gone through. In the end, the only things that were replaced were the gas tank, headliner and some carpet and directional signal lenses.

The Gullwing was amazingly original.

One clue as to how early the car was its tach went from 0 to 8000 compared to the later ones that went from 500 to 7000. The Mercedes had one minor flaw. It had a later star in the grill. R&R created a new concave star and new wings surrounding it to have the correct period look. They even kept the old wheel weights and rebalanced the wheels with them.

All this was being done on the side as Randy and Oliver took care of all the customer cars that were coming through the shop. It was then decided that the Gullwing would make its debut at the inaugural 2019 Audrain Motor Week in Newport Rhode Island. If that was not enough two weeks later the Gullwing would participate in a 300 SL Rally, a 1000 plus mile jaunt around the west.

The push was on.

Everything came together and a week before the Concours the engine was being broken in and the first miles the Mercedes would travel in 44 years were covered. They started slowly taking it around the block watching the gauges and bring it back and checking for leaks. The old beast was getting a new lease on life and was responding beautifully. Bob was like a 5-year old at 2 AM on Christmas morning, he wanted to drive the car, but Randy kept him on the break-in schedule.

The Gullwing arrived in Rhode Island with 275 new miles on the clock. It commenced to create a stir everywhere it went around Newport. Even with all the other exotica on the tour, people’s eyes were drawn to the green Gullwing, its personality was shining through, failing paint and all and it performed like the thoroughbred it was. The Mercedes was a favorite on Belleview Avenue. The crowd loved the cars originality, no one thought it should be restored.

The next day at The Breakers the 300SL fit right in on the show field and didn’t look out of place. This was the first year of the Concours and there were no other preservation cars to do battle with so the Gullwing was in the sporting car class 1955 to 1959, there would have been grumbling if it took best in class, but the attendees loved it so much it took home the people’s choice award. A perfect way to end the weekend and the previous year’s odyssey of being brought back to life.

But it’s not over yet. The Gullwing went back to R&R and gone over again for its next adventure the 1,192-mile Mercedes Benz 300 SL Classic through Utah and Arizona.

A trial by fire, maybe, but nothing is stopping this Gullwing now that it has felt sunshine on its roof again. Onward!









Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 7:33 a.m.

Car: 1929 Willys-Knight

Owner(s): Veron Smith

Location: Swift Current, NL, Canada

Proposed Class(es): American Antique (1900-1932)

Representing Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


Details: In 1913, the Willys-Overland was the number two selling automobile in America, just behind Ford. That same year, John North Willys was told by his doctor that he had to take a break from working so hard and suggested he should either go abroad or to a sanitarium. Willys chose Europe. While there, he met Charles Yale Knight. Knight had invented an engine with sleeve valves rather than the usual poppet valves. Willy was not a mechanic or an engineer by any means, but he saw the novelty of the sleeve valve and its promotional possibilities. The sleeve valves were much quieter in operation, but they had the propensity to burn more oil. Ultimately, the poppet valves won out, and beginning in 1914, Willys-Overland produced more Knight-engine cars than virtually all other manufacturers in the world combined. It is believed that this car was introduced at the 1929 New York Automobile Show. It was styled by designer Amos Northup, who was better known for styling the handsome Reo Royale. It was Northup who gave the car its disinvited grid work on the doors, which the New York press labelled “Plaidside,” and the name stuck. Some 400 of the cars were produced, and only 250 had Plaidside. All with bodywork by Griswold of Detroit. An exhaustive restoration was completed in October 2012, prior to the car debuting at the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey, where it received its First Junior Award. It has gone on to win several prestigious awards including the AACA President’s Cup, one of the organisation’s most prestigious national honours, Best American Open Car at The Elegance at Hershey, Best in Class at the Hilton Head Concours and Best in Class and the Founder’s Trophy at the Ault Park Concours.







Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 7:41 a.m.

Car: 1938 Delahaye 135mS Coupe

Owner(s): Robert S. Jepson, JR.,

Location: Savannah, GA, USA

Proposed Class(es): European Coachwork (pre war)


Representing the Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


This 1938 Delahaye 135MS Coupe was featured at the 1938 Paris Salon, where it represented Figoni & Falaschi’s contribution to auto design in that year. The car is equipped with the larger 160-horsepower MS racing engine, with a Cotal electro-mechanical four-speed gearbox. The 114-inch chassis features fully independent front suspension, with quarter-elliptic rear leaf springs and four-wheel Bendix drum brakes. In its day, this automobile was one of a rare few that were capable of speeds in excess of 100 mph, with superb handling performance. The teardrop Delahayes of the 1930s are renowned for the beauty of their design, their engineering, and their superb road handling. They were more often than not in the winners’ circles of the great Grands Prix of Europe. Even today, the Delahayes are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts who long to own the finest in vintage automobiles. The original purchaser of this car first saw it at the 1938 Paris Auto Show where it was the star. The owner drove this car for 3 months post Auto Show, realized the Germans were coming into France and proceeded to build it into his house where it remained hidden for 27 years.












Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 7:51 a.m.

Car: 1987 Lotus 99T/5 driven by Ayrton Senna

Owner(s): William Halkiw

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Proposed Class(es): Race Cars (1973-1989)

Representing the Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


On May 1st, 1994, at 12:17 PM, while leading the Formula 1 Grand Prix in San Marino against the likes of Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill, the life of Ayrton Senna, arguably the greatest F1 driver in history, ended suddenly after his 1994 Williams FW16 crashed into a concrete wall. His tragic death shocked not only the racing world, but the world at large, and especially his native Brazil, where he was hailed as a national hero. Senna’s climb to F1 legendary status commenced in 1984, when he was recruited as a rookie driver with Tolman-Hart, and the following year, on April 21th, 1985, he won his first F1 race in Portugal, under his new sponsor Lotus-Renault. He subsequently went on to capture three F1 Championship titles in 1988, 1990, and 1991. 1987 was a pivotal year for both Senna and the Lotus F1 team. Lotus had joined forces with Honda, and working with designer Gerard Ducarouge created the 99T, regarded as amongst the best-handling F1 cars in existence – given its revolutionary Lotus Active Suspension – as well as one of the fastest cars on the F1 circuit, especially in the hands of Senna. The car was capable of achieving speeds of 340 km/h with its Honda Twin-Turbo V-6 engine, which put out a maximum 800 brake horsepower. The Camel sponsorship livery was also new in 1987, featuring the legendary race car in bright Lotus yellow with rich blue lettering. Only six examples of the 99T were created for the 1987 F1 season, which marked the last time that a Lotus achieved an F1 podium finish. In fact, the 99T won at both Monaco and Detroit, and achieved another six podium finishes that year, a feat never to be repeated thereafter in F1 by a Lotus.

Senna and Lotus achieved a third-place finish in the World Drivers’ Championship and the Constructors’ Championship for 1987, which represented the best performance for Senna in his racing career to that point, and paved the way to his 1988 F1 World 117 Championship title with McLaren.

This 1987 Lotus 99T/5 was driven exactly 2,929.9 miles by Senna as a test car, a qualifying car, and a competing race car throughout the 1987 F1 season in 10 separate campaigns, commencing in Nogaro, France on May 7, 1987, and ending in Zeltweg, Austria on October 2, 1987. 99T/5 was the car that qualified Senna for his Detroit victory on June 20, 1987 and the car that he drove to a third-place finish in Hockenheim, Germany on July 26, 1987. After being driven its final mile by Senna in Zeltweg on October 2, 1987, 99T/5 was retired—never to be driven again since that day, and thereby preserved as

a virtual time capsule for the past 29 years. Following the 1987 season, Classic Team Lotus sold the car to Dragon Packaging out of the UK, then bought the car back in 1995, then in 1999 sold the car to Peter Ratcliffe, a highly regarded British race car driver and founder of the renowned F1 collectors company “Legends In Time.” Ratcliffe amassed a comprehensive history file on the car, which included rare photographs, engineering notes, and other original historic documentation on a race-by-race basis.

A few years later, Ratcliffe sold the car to an F1 enthusiast who has requested that his identity remain anonymous. He is domiciled in both Japan and the US, and discretely kept the car in his garage in his US home just outside of Chicago during the entire course of his ownership.

In the spring of 2016, the car was purchased by its present owner, Toronto collector William Halkiw, who remains both honoured yet humbled to be the custodian of such an extraordinary piece of automotive/F1 history.







Kirk Woelffer
Kirk Woelffer New Reader
10/30/20 8:15 a.m.

1983 Porsche 944  

Kirk Woelffer, Raleigh NC

Cars of Porsche

I grew up in the 80's, and my dad had two Porsche 924's, both green.  They were awesome!  For my eleventh birthday party, my dad drove myself and four buddies to McDonalds for ice-cream cones.  Two of us rode in the hatch!!

So, as a grownup in 2017, it was time to go back to the 80's!  I found this 1983 Pasadena Yellow 944 with the second owner in Pennsylvania, and I had to take a look.  Needless to say, it was love at first sight!  Just sitting in it took me back to my eleventh birthday, probably because it is a bone-stock time capsule.  However, it does have a rear turbo valance that the original owner put on it.  Didn't everyone want a TURBO in the 80's?!  LOL!!  Surely, he couldn't resist the urge. :)

My childhood dream arrived by truck a few weeks later.  I jumped right in.  It was perfect!  My daughters buckled up in the backseat (safety first!), and we drove off to Dunkin Donuts for a snack. 

The trip was not to McDonalds, and it was not bouncing around in the hatch, but it was close enough, and it was totally awesome! :)

DOwen New Reader
10/30/20 8:59 a.m.

1959 Kellison J-4R Coupe

Denton E. Owen

Hudson, MA

Race Cars (1946-1962)

The Kellison J-4R was the brainchild of Jim Kellison who founded Kellison Engineering of SoCal and became one of the premier manufacturers of Fiberglass cars in the United States. The J-4 was his first production car and would be offered in turn key form for $6,700, more than $2000 over the price of a new Corvette. Aquired this Kellison at Monterey in 2019.  It was purchased new by SCCA executive director Don Rodimer and he would keep the car until his death, at which time it would pass to well-known racer and tour organizer, Rich Taylor, in 1985. This J-4R originally featured a Chevy Small Block 283 and was updated in the mid-eighties to a Chevy Small Bock 406 mated to a 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio "Rock Crusher" Transmission. It was also retrofitted with four wheel disc brakes. Under its current configuration, the dynameter results have shown 497hp at the flywheel, and 463 ft/lbs of torque at 4500 rpm. Number "71" has a full SVRA Group 4 logbook and has been widely raced in both North and South America, including a Vintage Grand Prix in the Bahamas.

Video: Warming up at Thompson Speedway October 2019:


Healey100m None
10/30/20 9:00 a.m.

1956 Austin-Healey 100, BN2

Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

Owner:  Tim Flaherty

Alexandria, VA

Purchased in 1975 as a well used but functioning car for $1,300.00. Maintained a "rolling restoration" sorting and rebuilding most components over the next 20 years. During that time it was driven over 100,000 miles locally and to most Healey events around the country including Florida, Canada, Boston, Breckenridge, Yellowstone and most East Coast race tracks while crewing for another 100 vintage racing. Completely restored from '95 to '05 including suspension and drive train modifications well beyond M specs. Enjoyed as much as possible clocking 12,000 miles since then. Participant in the 2019 Old Town Festival of Speed and Style.







10/30/20 9:31 a.m.

CAR: 1937 BMW 328 Roadster

OWNER:  Lothar Schuettler

LOCATION:  Darnestown, MD

PROPOSED CLASS:  Pre-war sports cars

DETAILS:  I purchased the 328, #85014, in SC in 2004, acquiring a chassie and several boxes of parts. As it was immediately apparent that all vital parts for a total authentic restoration were there I quickly set about disassembling every part down to the bare frame.  I refurbished original parts and fabricated parts when necessary, even using wood from a cherry tree cut down on my property and cured in my pond to make pieces for the wood frame.  It took five years but the reward came when it won Best in Show at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance and Best in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Huschke von Hanstein, the famous German race car driver and original owner, would have been pleased. 

gpcp1 New Reader
10/30/20 9:49 a.m.

1972 Porsche 916

Steve Adler, NJ

Built or designed by Karmann

From the Radnor Hunt Concours

One of ten 916s produced, originally delivered to Louise Piëch, sister of Ferdinand Piëch. The 916 was based on a 914/6 platform, modified at Baur coachworks. A welded steel roof, chassis and suspension reinforcements and welded steel flares from the 914/GT race cars. Front and rear fiberglass bumpers and standard driving lights complete the exterior. The engine is a 2.7 Liter Carrera , developing 210 HP. This car has a unique leather and corduroy interior.

Photos courtesy of RM Auctions, Jasen Delgado and Bill Rothermel

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 11:18 a.m.

1929 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Shooting Break GEN 36

Owner: John B. Carey

San Jose, Ca.

Proposed Class: European Coachwork (Pre War)

A shooting break is the term used in the UK for a sporting utility vehicle to support hunting activities. Such a vehicle is popular the world over and is sometimes referred to as a "Woodie", "Depot Hack", or "Station Wagon" This example has undergone an 8-year ground up total restoration in the owner’s home shop. Probably the most coveted award (of many) was the "Best Personal Restoration" at the Rolls-Royce National meet in 2018.

This model features an inline 6 cylinder with 4 speed transmission and 4-wheel servo assisted brakes as well as duel side mount spares and fold out windscreen. It is a very quiet and dependable car that is loved in the "homeland".




millerleft New Reader
10/30/20 11:41 a.m.

1960 La Dawri Sebring                                                                                                                                                                                                    Owner:Steve Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ormond Beach, Florida                                                                                                                                                                                                 Class: At the Beach                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This Sebring was discovered in a warehouse in Rockledge,Illinois in 2012 where it had slumbered since 1975. The LaDawri company was at one point the largest supplier of fiberglass bodies in the country only to be out of business by 1965 due to a workplace fire. This example,one of only 4 known to exist,was originally built by an unknown enthusiast on a 1956 VW pan. Restored in my driveway to a driver standard to pay respect to the way it might have orginally been built back in the day with hand tools and shadetree mechanical knowledge. After my work the car was awarded the Pixar pictures award for"car most likely to be in a movie" at the 2019 Amelia Island Cars and Coffee. Subsequently featured in the 2019 Fall edition of "ReinCARnation magazine.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 11:42 a.m.

Car: 1931 McLaughlin Buick Model 64 sport roadster

Owner(s): Rosemary McLeese

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Proposed Class(es): American Antique

Representing: Cobble Beach Concours d' Elegance









Lowpad New Reader
10/30/20 11:45 a.m.

Car: 1911 Cadillac Model 30 Demi-Tonneau

Owners: Karen and Michael Tomko

Location: Redding, CT

Proposed Class: American Antique (1900-1931)

Representing: Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours

Description: Originally delivered to famed Cadillac dealer Inglis Uppercu’s Columbus Circle showroom in New York, this 1911 Cadillac was discovered in Newtown, Connecticut, after spending 40 years in a barn.  Little is known about the early history of the car, other than it stayed in the New York City / Fairfield County CT area.  It was purchased in 1946 by a former B17 Flight Engineer, but went into storage in 1964 and stayed there for 40 years until the Tomkos acquired it.  During the winter of 2006-2007, the engine was completely rebuilt and the following summer the family went on several tours, putting on about 1,000 miles.  The car is used regularly for motoring around town, including simply enjoying a beautiful ride and getting ice cream with the kids.

This car was the winner of the Pre-War class at the 2020 Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours. 


thomasparke None
10/30/20 11:52 a.m.

Car: 1986 1/2 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

Owner: Tom Parke

Location: San Francisco, CA

Proposed Class: Built or Designed by Karmann AND Cars of the ‘80s & ‘90s

Details: I am the third owner. The original owner purchased this car in New York in 1986 at age 21 and he kept it completely bone stock. He eventually sold the car in 2017 (at age 52) to a gentleman in New Jersey who promised to find a good, permanent home for the car. The gentleman that sold the car to me installed Euro bumpers, Euro headlights, Euro corner markers, lowered it a tad and added a new exhaust. He also thoroughly cleaned every part of the engine bay, plated many parts and replaced all of the wear and tear items (belts, hoses, etc). I live in California, but I found this car while looking through the New Jersey craigslist ads in the fall of 2018. The gentleman that sold this car to me deliberately did not advertise the car on BaT, eBay, VW Vortex, The Samba, Autotrader, Facebook groups, etc. because he wanted to handpick the next owner. Purchasing this car was a 60-day process. It was like I was being interviewed or like we were dating, as we got to know each other and I made it clear that my intentions were to keep the car and drive it, not flip it for a profit. I had to provide references (which he called) to vouch for my previous Scirocco ownership and the owner insisted that I send a friend of mine out to see the car in person. The owner and I developed a friendship before he finally agreed to sell the car to me in January of 2019. Since purchasing this car, I have not only stayed in close contact with the gentleman that sold the car to me, but I have also gotten to know the original owner [who owned it for the first 31 years] through Facebook. Whenever I drive this car, I will always get a thumbs up from someone and/or approached in a parking lot to ask me about the car. For me, this car was not financially obtainable when I was a teenager in the late 80s/early 90s – and by the time this car was financially obtainable, most of them had been destroyed by their young owners.

I’ve been smitten/obsessed with these cars ever since my elementary art school teacher purchased a VW Scirocco 16V in 1986. I purchased my first Scirocco in 2011, shortly after reading a “Collectible Classic” article in Automobile Magazine that validated my Scirocco obsession – and that magazine article inspired me to seek out a Scirocco for myself. Now, as a 43-year-old father of two, this car is my primary stress-reliever. It never fails - I just need to do a 150-mile loop in this old VW every couple of weeks, and then my sanity is instantly restored. It's impossible not to smile after a spirited drive in a Scirocco.

Walk-around video:

Interior video:

Engine bay video:

I was invited to participate by Team RADwood. 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 11:55 a.m.

Car: 1932 Chrysler Imperial CL

Owner(s): Bob Becker,

Location: Mount Forest, ON, Canada

Proposed Class(es): American Antique

Representing: Cobble Beach Cocnours d’ Elegance


Chrysler’s Imperial line was a competitor to Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard. It was designed by Al Leamy, who designed the Cord L-29, and was executed by LeBaron to compete in style and performance against the luxury brands. Sitting on a 146-inch wheelbase, this is body number one, making it the very first convertible sedan built by LeBaron for Chrysler, and it carries prototype features throughout. It is extremely competent on the road with its 125-hp powerplant and four-speed transmission. It is also known to have been purchased by Clark Gable off the New York Auto Salon floor in 1932 and held in his ownership for a period of time. Produced in very low numbers, these cars are extremely rare and desirable, and a true pleasure to drive and enjoy.





Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 11:59 a.m.

Car: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Owner(s): Chris Hadfield

Location: Toronto, ON

Proposed Class(es): American Antique (1933-1948)

Representing: The Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


Chris Hadfield is a fighter pilot, astronaut and spaceship commander, but he has always wanted to drive a 1955 Thunderbird. When this Snowshoe White model came up for sale in 2001 near London, Ontario, Chris was working as NASA’s director in Star City, Russia, so his Dad went for a look at the car on his behalf; Chris ended up buying it over the phone. Chris and his son Evan drove “Snowshoe” down to Houston, Texas on an epic springtime road trip, stopping at every roadside attraction, including Graceland. The car was Chris’ daily driver to and from his work at NASA for the next decade, parked conspicuously on sunny days in the “astronaut parking” lot at the Johnson Space Center, and carefully moved to higher ground during the hurricanes. Snowshoe originally rolled off the Dearborn, Michigan assembly line on August 3, 1955; was sold new in Seattle; and spent 30 years in Victoria, B.C. as a doctor’s wife’s car (he had a black ’57). It was rebuilt in 1974, eventually bought by the owner of a Canadian Tire franchise in 1988, brought to Ontario, and stored. The car has just come out of a full restoration by craftsman Dave Harrison of Straffordville.








Lowpad New Reader
10/30/20 12:05 p.m.

Car: 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

Owner: Robert Boutot

Location: Wolcott, CT

Proposed Class: Sports & GT (1960-1969)

This Daytona Blue 1963 Sting Ray Coupe features the famous, 1963-only split rear window.  It's one of a very limited number of  1963 Corvettes equipped with the 360-horsepower fuel-injected engine and was also equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission.  It was restored by the current owner and was awarded "Top Flight" status by the NCRS.  

This car was Awarded Best in Show - American at the 2020 Sunday in the Park Concours


(Photo credit Bryan McCarthy)

(Photo credit Shawn Pierce)

GeoffreyHorton New Reader
10/30/20 12:07 p.m.

  1955 JAGUAR XK 140- FHC- SE/MC

Geoffrey Horton

Sonora Ca

Proposed class: Jaguar


Born:                                     September 21, 1955

Dispatched:                         October 4, 1955

Model:                                 Jaguar 3.4L  XK140-FHC-SE-MC, Old English white/ Red leather interior   

Special Equipment:           Includes “wire wheels” - “ Lucas Ft 576 fog lamps” 

Extras:                                 “C” head, “dual exhaust” and “Overdrive”

Main Distributor:              Charles Hornburg of Los Angeles

First Owner:                       Evelyn Miller, 1956 N. Alexandra, Los Angeles, CA

Second None Owner:       Bob Baker, P.O. Box 54, Volcano, CA, 95689,  1964 to 1982

                                             Mr. Baker drove the XK 140 for 5 years, then stored the car in his barn from

                                             1969 to 1982.  Vehicle stored mileage  65,570. 

Third Owner: BARN FIND

                                             1982, Geoffrey & Gayle Horton, 15885 Avenida Del Sol, Sonora, CA

                                             I answered a classified ad in SF Chronicle “Jaguar 1957 XK-140-MC $3,000.00”.

                                             Jaguar was stored in a barn for 13 years in Volcano, Ca. Barn rats had taken

                                             over the entire vehicle. They had consumed the interior and were living inside              

                                             the engine block. Engine freeze plugs were missing which provided a nice 

                                             shelter for their nest. Seller assured me the car ran fine before he put it into 

                                             storage. A four year body off restoration began.

In March 2007, registered XK 140 with “Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust” Certificate # 11418, w/ matching numbers. Present mileage by now was 65,720. Confirmed the JAGUAR was a 1955 vintage not “1957”.


10/30/20 12:22 p.m.

1960 Aston Martin DB4 (299L)

Mike Eshaia

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Proposed Class:
Aston Martin

Originally this car was sold new in San Francisco, CA. (In this video, I describe how the car came to me I restored this car mechanically and painted it to use for vintage racing events. Car was also rallied at Monterey Historics, Westwood in Canada, and raced many times at Portland International Raceway. The coachwork was designed by Touring of Milan, Italy. The body panels are hand made of aluminum mounted on a steel tube frame and featuring Superleggera (Super-light) method of construction. The interior, toolkit, and 16” wheels are all original, along with the logbook.

Photo Credit goes to David Charvet and Al Stevens. Video Credit goes to Mike Spicer. This was intended to be entered in the Oregon Forest Grove Concours de’ Elegance.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 12:48 p.m.

Car: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Owner(s): Bill Wallace

Location: Toronto, ON

Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars

Representing: The Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


Chevrolet constructed what added up to 14,531 Corvettes in 1962, some 1,918 of which were provided with the optional Rochester Ram-Jet fuel infusion choice that gave the 327-cubic-inch motor a whopping 360 horsepower. Rarer still were the 561 that accepted RPO 276 15x5.5-crawl wheels; the 246 with RPO 687 considerable job brakes and suspension; and the 65 with the RPO 488 24-gallon fuel tank. Rarest of all might be the Corvette that came with all of these options on it, and that’s just what this car happens to be. This 1962 Tuxedo Black-on-red restored convertible has managed to somehow hold onto its whole original drivetrain and discretionary gear. A part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection, it has been awarded the appropriate Bloomington Gold Certification; NCRS Top Flight rating; and the Duntov Mark of Excellence, along with the Chevy Vettefest Triple Crown. Most recently restored by Kevin Mackay, this rare example has been owned by noted Corvette collectors John Justo and, more recently, Irwin Kroiz.







10/30/20 12:53 p.m.

Car:  1931 Marmon SIXTEEN

Owner:  Arlene and Charles Kleptz

Location:  Dayton, Ohio

Proposed Class:  American Antique 1900-1931

Invited by:  Dayton Concours d'Elegance

Details:  There were 200 of these models built in 1931 - 50 had this particular body style.  The Marmon Company built cars in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1903-1933.  A Marmon Wasp won the first Indianapolis 500 Race in 1911, but the company came to be known more for their luxury cars than racing vehicles.  Some special features on this 16 cylinder engine include - 200 HP, 490 c.i., overhead valves, 2 barrel downdraft carburetor, crankcase ventilators and the engine is made of aluminum alloy and weighs only 930 pounds.  This Marmon has four wheel, cable operated, mechanical brakes and a three speed transmission synchronized in second and third gear.  This vehicle also has very unusual fenders with skirting front and rear such as they used on the 1932 models.  Only three other SIXTEEN Models with these fenders are know to still exist.  It also has two cigar lighters (front and back), fold down arm rests in both front and back, a split bench front seat, a moveable driver's seat and a tilt steering wheel.  This Marmon was found in Connecticut although it spent most of its life prior to our ownership in California.  It came with a 1941 CA license plate (the last year it was driven) and the engine was in pieces in a basket.  All mechanical and body restoration were personally done by Charles Kleptz.  Paint and upholstery wwere done by D&D Restoration in Covington, Ohio.  This Marmon is one of only three still in existence of this year and model, according to the records of The Marmon Club.  The last three pictures show the condition the car was in when we purchased it.  Invited by the Dayton Concours d'Elegance.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 12:54 p.m.

Car: 1956 Buick Century X

Owner(s): Steve Plunkett

Location: London, ON

Proposed Class(es): American Antique (1949-1969)

Representing: The Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance



Jacksonville, FL - Buick’s unique and obscure Century X styling department custom will make its international concours debut in the Silver Anniversary Amelia Concours d’Elegance’s Cars of Harley Earl class on March 8, 2020.

Bill Mitchell was Harley Earl’s hand-picked successor at GM Design and Styling. Their association seemed to go beyond the standard boss-employee dynamic. Many called it a father-son relationship.

Mitchell was just 23 when Earl appointed him chief designer of Cadillac. His design of the 1938 Cadillac 60 Special was a landmark. But Mitchell was a “Buick man” long before he became a man. His father was a Pennsylvania Buick dealer, and despite being the design prodigy given the reins of the Corporation’s premier car division and style leader, Mitchell ached to draw Buicks.

Few were surprised when, on May 1, 1953, Mitchell left Earl’s private design firm -- Harley Earl Corp. -- returning to GM becoming General Motors Director of Styling.

Mitchell drove over 50 “personalized” vehicles during his GM career and was best known for his love of Corvettes and Camaros. But his heart belonged to Buick and three years after returning to GM he created the factory custom Buick Century X. It wasn’t a landmark dream car like Earl’s Buick Y-Job or the 1951 GM Le Sabre, but a modified production car-- “special order 90022” -- a true factory custom.Buick show cars were the glamour models of the Corporation. Much was expected from the Century X. Buick delivered . Mitchell’s 225 changes were more subtle than startling, hardly the usual fare for a GM “dream car” of the fifties. Dual side exhausts exited through the rocker panels requiring holes cut in the frame with plates welded around the orifices for added strength. Century X also wore twin telescoping power headrests, Skylark-style wire wheels, Mitchell’s signature red chassis, and a tachometer. Chrome accelerator and brake pedal trim told anyone who knew the design section’s secret internal language that this was indeed Bill Mitchell’s car.

Being a racer at heart and taking a page from his mentor’s corporate playbook, Mitchell had the Century X driven to Elkhart Lake, WI for the Road America races in 1956. His timing was good. A new V-8 Corvette -- another Mitchell favorite -- defeated a throng of Jaguars to notch the mighty V-8 Corvette’s first victory at Road America. Mitchell spent race weekend cruising around the resort village much as Harley Earl had done at Watkins Glen during 1951 Grand Prix week with the Le Sabre dream car.







Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 12:59 p.m.

Car: 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Binder Sedanca de Ville

Owner(s): Andrew Davidson,

Location: London, ON

Proposed Class(es): European Coachwork (pre war)

Representing: Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance


This car is one of two Phantom III Sedanca de Villes produced by the coachbuilder Henry Binder of Paris, France. Binder also produced two of the six Bugatti Royales ever built. This car has a V-12 with 24 spark plugs; an on-board jacking system; and an advanced mechanical braking system with servos giving equal braking to each wheel. Notable owners include the Marquis De Villeroi; and King Karel of Romania. There were just over 620 Phantom IIIs produced between 1935 until 1939, when production ceased at the beginning of the Second World War. The Phantom III was considered the pinnacle of refinement and luxury, as Rolls-Royce cars still are today.







Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/30/20 1:44 p.m.

1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S  L10A Series 1, 1 of 343

Owners:  Carson and Helen Chen

Foster City, California

Representing the Coyote Creek Concours

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


The Story of my Cosmo Sport Series 1 begins with Jason, my son.  We wanted to do a Father & Son project and brainstormed about many cars he was interested in.  Jason ultimately chose a 1994 RX7 FD Series 3.  Together, sorting out the car and rebuilding many components for safety and reliability, I became fascinated with its truly ingenious rotary engine.  So, I went in search back to the beginning.  The first two-rotor engine in automotive history, the Cosmo Sport first introduced at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show.  From this beginning, this revolutionary rotary engine dominated the later decades of the twentieth century winning championships in IMSA GTU and GTO classes, drag racing championships and ultimately the 24 Hours of LeMans, 1991 1st Place Overall Championship Winner with a four rotor 787B race car.

I was hooked, and so began a world wide journey and hunt for and ultimate stewardship of this car, 1 of 343 Series 1 Cosmo Sport 110s produced.  Only a tiny number came to the USA, many o them in the very recent past as their significance is better understood.  In the 1960s, Mazda wanted global recognition so they chose the name Cosmo to celebrate the Space Race and ‘forward thinking.’  This L10A Series 1 is powered by a 982cc 2-rotor motor, with licensing rights bought from NSU of Austria who employed the two engine developers, Felix Wankel, original inventor, and Hanns Dieter Paschke.   Mazda was not alone in buying licenses, AMC, GM, Ford, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche, Citroen and Rolls Royce were among the others.  Producing 110 horsepower, hence the name 110s, the car was quite an achievement producing a remarkable benchmark of over 100hp per liter, in 1967.






10/30/20 2:39 p.m.

1960 Allard Palm Beach Mark 2

Mark Moskowitz

Gastonia, North Carolina

Preservation Class

My Allard had rested in a Maryland garage since 1986, a victim of a de-toothed flywheel. Original to Allard’s Ray May (Sydney’s designate to found the Allard Owners Club), it had been campaigned in multiple British hillclimb events as part of Team Allard. The chassis has been protected by Ziebart (purposefully not removed) , the seats by clear vinyl. This, the penultimate Allard factory creation, boasts a heater, an XK 140 competition powerplant and a torsion bar front suspension. The bottom end, clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, brake system and all suspension bushings have been refurbished. All else on this 12,555 original mile Allard including paint and minor dents has been preserved. First drive: one week ago!

My participation was invited by the Cincinnati Conours.

FarlandClassicRestoration New Reader
10/30/20 3:04 p.m.

Car: 1979 Porsche 928

Owners: Farland Classic Restoration

Location: Denver, CO

Proposed Classes: Porsche & Sports and GT Cars (1970-1980)

Details: This Porsche 928 has spent its entire life in Denver, Colorado. It was sold new in Denver in 1979 and the first owner kept the vehicle garaged until 2014. Included with the vehicle are service records going back to 1980. This 928 participated in the inaugural Porsche Club of America’s Concours D’elegance of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1984.

This car has never left the state of Colorado and currently shows just over 38,000 miles. The 928 is completely original including the paint and shows virtually no scratches or chips. The 16” wheels, Blaupunkt radio, and full tool kit help to make this Porsche a perfect time capsule of 1979.


FarlandClassicRestoration New Reader
10/30/20 3:11 p.m.

Car: 1992 Ferrari 348ts

Owners: Farland Classic Restoration

Location: Denver, CO

Proposed Classes: Cars of the 80’s and 90’s

Details: Rosso Corsa exterior, tan interior and a dogleg 5-speed. This 348ts checks all the boxes. This Ferrari spent most of its life in Northern California until three years ago when it was given a new home in New Mexico. Included with the vehicle are multiple years’ service records and a car cover.

With pop-up headlights, a removeable top and sliding seatbelts it checks off many of the 90’s quirky car requirements. In the past 3K miles the vehicle has had a new clutch put in and a full cam belt service was done last year. 


kairiebetz New Reader
10/30/20 3:14 p.m.

Car: 1955 Porsche 550 - 1500RS "Spyder"

Owner: Kai Riebetz

Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

Proposed Class: Sports & GT Cars 1946 - 1959

Details: This Porsche 550 was competly restored to its original condition over a 5 year period. It is with our family in the second generation. The car has a valid FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP), multiple appraisals and is listed in the official international 550 registry. Believed to be the only road registered 550 Spyder in Canada.

This car was invited to participate the Concours d'Cancelation representing Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It is also invited to be displayed at Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2021.

socal210 New Reader
10/30/20 3:19 p.m.


Car: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

Owner: Arman Sezenol

Location: Orange County, CA

Proposed Class: Mercedes

Details: My father found this car posted on craigslist and tried to make contact, the seller did not respond for over a year. He coordinated the deal and we secured the car a year later in 2014. Unfortunately the previous owner who acquired the car in the late 90s as the 2nd owner lost interest in the car and there were many issues with it all around. I was developing a great interest in this period’s tuner AMG. I started collecting as many parts as I could find. I started to restore the car mechanically about a year ago and also reconditioned the AMG body pieces as well which I added on.


Mosky1 New Reader
10/30/20 3:40 p.m.

1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner

Mark Moskowitz

Gastonia, NC

American Antique 1949-1969 or American Muscle


I am the third owner of this 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner. The car sports a Borg Warner T-10 and a 390 c.i. powerplant with the original three deuces, factory competition headers and factory dual point ignition. ts first owner campaigned it on the dragstrips of New Jersey and claimed a brief stint as an NHRA record holder. He and wife Peggy were reunited with the convertible at the Pinehurst Concours and shared the inscription in the glovebox placed during their honeymoon in 1961. The car can be seen at shows, on rallies and on Carolina roads.

10/30/20 4:23 p.m.


1934 MG NA (BLL 492)

Chassis #: NA 0634 / Engine #: MG 887 AN



Brenda B Benzar



Cincinnati. OH


Proposed Classes:

Race Cars (Prewar) and Sports Cars (Prewar)



BLL 492 custom built on a bodiless NA chassis by brilliant engineer & ace race mechanic Wilkie Wilkinson for owner Doreen Evans, one of the most noted female rally drivers of the time. 1 of 3 Trials/Rally Specials built for the Evan’s family, Doreen’s car proved successful for her in the 1934 & 1935 rally season, including a first class award in the 1935 R.A.C. Rally in Eastbourne, England.


Six cylinder, 120hp, supercharged, tuned to deliver extra power, utilizes a lightweight, doorless aluminum body & sparse interior, features an ENV preselector 4 speed gearbox – a predecessor to the automatic transmission.

10/30/20 4:32 p.m.

Car: 1973 BMW 2002

Owner:  Bruce Hazard

Location:  Denver, Colorado

Classes:  Cars of Main Street, BMW

Details:  While stationed with the Army in Germany I purchased this 1973 BMW 2002 and took delivery in November 1972. In the beginning it was just transportation, however, it quickly became much more. Over the next 17 years and 330,000 miles I traveled across Europe from England to Italy and to all corners of the US. It was soon modified to compete in motorsports events like autocrosses and high performance driving events at many tracks across the US. In 1990 it was retired and stored for 24 years. In 2016 I completed a 2 ½ year doing most of the work myself. Since then it has been shown at several local events as well as being featured in the BMW CCA Foundation ICON exhibit in 2018.

Bumbersdad New Reader
10/30/20 4:40 p.m.

1967 MG 1100

Owned by Allan (Russ) Russell

Layton UT

Sports and GT cars 1960-1969

My Son is a dealer. He purchased the car at the auto auction. He decided that it wasn't the car for him, and sold it to me. I remains work in progress, but it has won several awards in the few shows that have taken place this year. It creates sensation every time I take it out. The biggest surprise is the supercharger under the hood.


Citizen_Rich New Reader
10/30/20 4:49 p.m.

Car: 1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS (replica)

Owner: Richard Doughty

Location: Beaver, Pennsylvania

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


I found this car for sale in Vancouver in late 2012. I had always wanted a Sierra Cosworth with the YB engine and, though not a real Sierra Cosworth, this was as close as I could get without spending a fair sum. The car was painted black at the time of purchase and was not in the best shape. The story as I understood it was that an older gentleman had moved to Western Canada from the UK some time in the early 2000’s and brought his beloved but tired Sierra Cosworth with him. He drove it for some time and ended up in an accident which totaled the car. We managed to source a clean ’86 Merkur XR4Ti and had as much of the original Cosworth RS parts swapped over, this included most of the aero bits and the drivetrain. Being a rather tired doner, the engine needed a rebuild and rather than continue dealing with the project the gentleman sold the car to a young man who didn’t really know what he was getting into, and that’s how I end up the new owner.

Being a pathologic tinkerer, and having dealt with the issues of modifying a “classic” during my Porsche owning days, I decided to have some fun with the freedom this project provided. With the help of Hahn Restorations in Harmony PA, I started the work of transforming the car into my 80’s/90’s dream Cossie. Hahn handled all of the body and paint work including modifying the rear quarter metal to accommodate real Sierra glass. I rebuilt and upgraded everything else myself including the YB engine to about 380-400hp spec. Though not a full Sierra Cosworth, it’s at least 95% there without any of the preservation hang-ups (the UK Cossie fans HATE the colour!) and I still have the freedom to tinker. It’s honestly been the most fun and rewarding project in my 30+ years of building cars.



Marilyn New Reader
10/30/20 5:02 p.m.

1955 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Owner: John Adams 

Lake Oswego OR 

American Antique  1949 - 1969

This Coupe De Ville was built at GM’s Clark Street Cadillac plant on February 7, 1955. A perfect example of “Detroit Iron”, she was sold new at Menasco Motors in Grants Pass Oregon to Charlie Patton, a local lumber mill owner. Ownership passed to his son Lowell in the mid 1960's. It went off the road in the mid 1990's and was stored in an unused lumber mill building, eventually becoming a "mouse hotel." It became a "barn find" in 2011 and was removed to new co-owner's home, John Adams.

He began a full frame off nut and bolt restoration of this numbers matching Cadillac taking just over 7 years to complete. Named “Marilyn” during the restoration process to honor the epitome of 1950’s glamor, style and “cool”.


1955 Cadillac







Lowpad New Reader
10/30/20 5:15 p.m.
Car: 1928 Packard Model 443 Roadster and 1930 Curtiss Aerocar Travel Trailer
Owner: Paul Tacy
Location: Albany, NY
Class: Preservation
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878 – 1930) was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry.  He made the first officially witnessed flight in North America, won a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States.  Less well known is Curtiss' role in promoting personal travel and helping to spawn what would eventually become the recreational vehicle industry.  As part of the "Social Distancing -- at a Distance" class at this year's Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours, we were excited to present the Tacy Family's 1930 Curtiss Aerocar Camper trailer.  Constructed with a wood frame and wrapped in an oil cloth material, it is the only one known to exist in this configuration.  A true barn find, Tacy's father purchased it in 1982 out of a barn in Albany, where several trees had to be removed before the Aerocar could be extricated.  Presaging the fifth-wheel trailers that are common today, the Aerocar was hooked up to another barn find, a 1928 Packard Model 443 Roadster once owned by John Hawkinson “Hawkeye” that's outfitted with a Curtiss factory-built fifth wheel, similar to a tractor-trailer, located in the rumble seat area.
 The Aerocar is 18 feet long with a sleek aero design.  There is small kitchen equipped with a stove, icebox, gravity feed water, sink, and cabinets.  The living area has the ability to be used as a sitting, sleeping and eating area.  The windows crank down for a nice breeze; screens can also be pulled down. There is also a 2-way intercom system allowing the driver to communicate with those in the camping trailer.  The Tacys are multi-generation Packard enthusiasts -- and Packards and Barnfinds are a family affair!
This car and trailer won the "Social Distancing -- at a Distance" class at the 2020 Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours.
10/30/20 5:42 p.m.

Car: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

Owners:  Jeffery Wong

Location:  Foothill Ranch, CA

Proposed Class:  Mercedes

Details:  This 1986 Mercedes-Benz was purchased with the original intention to build a track car, however, as work progressed on the paint, suspension, and interior, it became a full restoration. The car was painted in Obsidian Black (DB197) and the sunroof was removed with factory slick top sheet metal. Several other 16Vs were purchased and parted to provide original parts that have become NLA and the best possible interior. Modifications and changes include larger front and rear calipers from the R129, Koni adjustable shocks with rear SLS delete, full custom exhaust including the header, radio and AC delete, Wavtrac LSD, and more.

Bcracer1 New Reader
10/30/20 5:54 p.m.


Car: 1999 Acura NSX-- Zanardi Edition

Owner: John & Koko Carlson

Location: Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Class: Supercars

Crescent Beach Concours: Appeared as a feature car


Zanardi Edition, Acura NSX

1999 NSX ‘Zanardi’ edition. #28 of 51 produced. Only 49 were sold to the general public. These vehicles were handcrafted by a team of specially selected artisans. This vehicle displays the 1st VTEC Design engine complete with titanium connecting rods.

This particular vehicle has a glorious pedigree. It was owned by legendary ‘Fast and the Furious’ actor Paul Walker and partner Roger Rodas. It was featured at their AE Collection in Los Angeles. I purchased the vehicle in 2014 from the AE Collection one year after the Walker/Rodas accident.

The vehicle is 100 % original and in ‘stock unmodified’ condition. The build was significantly influenced by 3 time world championship F1 driver Ayrton Senna. Top speed is in excess of 180 MPH. It is considered as a ‘true’ Supercar. This vehicle is not a garage Queen. The odometer displays 30,000K. It is exercised by me often.

These vehicles are easily maintained and are a joy to race or Tour. They are very user friendly. They were the vehicle that made Ferrari change their approach to being somewhat more user friendly


Zanardi NSX at speed---Aluminum Body and forged aluminum suspension parts.

Photo credit:

Completely factory stock and original…..6 speed manual gear box with dual clutch.

Completely factory stock and original …….numbered sill plates & signed medallion in each car

Factory Stock and original….. Note red trim and stitching —only on the Zanardi

Zanardi special Forged Alloy Wheels---only for the Zanardi vehicles

Custom Hand Built Limited Edition made by Honda/Acura –influenced from Acura/Honda F1 Design

Zanardi Editions were all painted Formula Red and only came as a hardtop

These vehicles are a true mid-engine vehicle, lighter by 140 lbs. and lower by one inch than a normal NSX

The paintwork is flawless.

Staggered wheels/tires, disc brakes, lightweight forged alloy wheels for Zanardi cars only

Dual Overhead Cam & VTEC---8000 RPM Redline

Picture from

Zanardi vehicles display a factory tuned and lowered Forged Aluminum racing suspension.

All are painted ‘Formula’ red. The NSX Zanardi is featured above.


Whoismr77 New Reader
10/30/20 7:13 p.m.

Car: 1963 Corvette

Owners: Michael Romano

Location: McLean, VA

Proposed Class: Corvette

Details: This 340 HP '63 Vette "Blue Unicorn" has been in the family since 1982, when it was purchased from a barn in Pittsburgh, PA. It passed from my father to my uncle, Michael Romano, who did a complete restoration himself and received his national NCRS Top Flight in 2003. Mike, a passionate self-restorer, passed away in 2019 leaving the car in my ownership. I have memories with this car that span my lifetime and include long nights of laughter in my uncle’s garage working on this car with him as a youngster as well as the first time he let me drive it. Not only is this beauty kept original, but it’s driven – as it was intended.


FG_Concours New Reader
10/30/20 7:30 p.m.
  1. Car: 1956 Ford F-100

  2. Owner: Roger Billings

  3. Location: Greater Portland, Ore.

  4. Proposed Class(es): American Antique

  5. Details: Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance

  6. Photos

We will accept this entry's for our Cars of Main Street class, but you will need to post, or send me better pictures, to have any chance of winning. Tim Suddard/Chairman

Shughesbmw New Reader
10/30/20 7:38 p.m.

1990 BMW Z1

Fran Hughes

Sunset, SC

BMW class

BMW's first shot at a small 2 seater sports car to compete with the small Mercedes. It features multiple new technologies, most strikingly the electrically operated drop down doors and windows. All new composite body panels which could be changed if the owner desired to a different color and projector beem headlights were unique at the time. Unfortunately the Z1 was too expensive to produce and production ended. But it serves as the inspiration for the Z3 family (and the ubiquitous Mazda Miata). 

Shughesbmw New Reader
10/30/20 7:50 p.m.

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

Scott Hughes

Sunset, SC

BMW Class

The famous "Batmobile" is a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the European Touring Car Championship. 1,265 were built. Known as "batmobiles" because of the addon aerodynamic aids, the rear wing and roof spoiler were illegal on German roads so they were shipped in the car's trunk. Yes, perhaps the first performance "trunk kit". 

grandprixclassics New Reader
10/30/20 7:51 p.m.

Vehicle:                                1934 Moto Guzzi GT 16

Owner:                                 Mark Leonard

Location:                             La Jolla, CA

Proposed Class(e)s:        Vintage Motorcycles


One of 754 produced. Moto Guzzi Factory Certificate of Origin shows this matching numbers GT16 was built in 1934. Displayed with eight other Moto Guzzis at The Quail Motorsports Gathering showing the evolution of the Moto Guzzi 500 where the display won “The Spirit of The Quail” award for Grand Prix Classics owner Mark Leonard. In 2016, the bike won the Chad McQueen Award at The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show. These awards clearly acknowledge this bike’s excellence in design, technology, restoration and appeal.

rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 7:55 p.m.
  • Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II – S/N: 4073GT
  • Owner(s): Rick Myllenbeck
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969); Ford vs. Ferrari
  • Details: “Lorenza” has been in my family since 1975 and has been a California car since new. She underwent a full restoration in early 90s matching all original factory colors. 63,000 miles. Took third place in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Car Week Concours – Ferrari Grand Touring class, 2020.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
grandprixclassics New Reader
10/30/20 8:01 p.m.

Vehicle:                                1959 Porsche RSK Spyder

Owner:                                 Mark Leonard

Location:                             La Jolla, CA

Proposed Class(es):        Porsche, Race Cars 1946-1962


Porsche Factory records show 718-028 being delivered on April 29, 1959 to Christian Goethals of Belgium. Goethals raced the car extensively in World Championship of makes races as well as Belgian National races. He raced it both in two-seater and center-seat configuration. This included races at Nürburgring, Avus, SPA, Montlhéry and Buenos Aires.

One of 5 center seat cars that were built, that were raced in formula 2 in single seat configuration and in sports car races in 2-seater configuration. Still retains its original body and matching numbers engine and transmission.

grandprixclassics New Reader
10/30/20 8:02 p.m.

Vehicle:                                1963 Cobra 289 Roadster

Owner:                                 Mark Leonard

Location:                             La Jolla, CA

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


This is the 10th Cobra 289 powered car built. Owned 50 years by one La Jolla, CA owner, all owners known from new. An extremely original example of an early Cobra with only 16,000 miles. Sound, original frame and body. Original engine and transmission. A wonderful, correct, highly original example.

Shughesbmw New Reader
10/30/20 8:03 p.m.

1974 BMW 2002 TURBO

Scott Hughes


BMW Class

The 2002 Turbo was the creation of Bob Lutz. You can imagine it as the first of the small BMW Motorsports products ahead of the famous E30 M3. 170HP, wide bodied and colorful front spoiler decal "Turbo" in reverse lettering to let those on the Autobahn know to move over! 
Unfortunately it was introduced just as the Arab oil embargo hit and journalists proclaimed it politically incorrect. So, the front spoiler decal accompanied your car in a box in the trunk. 

Packardrat New Reader
10/30/20 8:11 p.m.

1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

owned by Vince Hendrix  

Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Porposed classes: Porsche  Class and Cars of the 80's & 90's.


In the summer of 2009 I was really intrigued by the Porsche 944 and 968 cabriolet models which I came across at a couple of car shows, but didn’t see around otherwise. After doing a lot of research I narrowed my wish list down to the rarest of these models in regard to the production numbers, and how many were imported into the US. A 944 Cabriolet model which was previewed at Frankfurt in 1985 and announced for production in 1987, didn’t actually show up until the spring of 1989. These first year 1989 944 S2 Cabriolets imported for the US market, were limited to 16 cars. After searching for over a year, I had been using a tactic for several months that involved looking on Craigslist in major cities across the US. In July of 2011 my search in this manner was rewarded when I found an advertisement in Seattle, Washington listing a 1989 944 2 door Targa with a 2.5 L inline 4 engine, and 5 speed manual transmission. I knew from my research that no such car existed, so I decided to check it out further. Although this dealer had several Porsches on his lot, it was obvious he didn’t know what he had. After looking at the pictures of the car and running the VIN number, I was pretty sure that I had found the elusive 89 Cabriolet. On August 19, 2011 the purchase was completed, and I became the proud owner of a 1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet in Guards red with black interior. Over the last 9 years I have refurbished the mechanical parts and detailed the car to its current condition, while trying to maintain the car in its original stock condition. The car has 129,738 miles and is completely stock; with original carpets, seatbacks, door panels, uncracked dash, original Blaupunkt Reno AM/FM Cassette/equalizer, design 90 wheels in black chrome, tool kit/tire pump and spare.  Very rare low production first year 944 Cabriolet.

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rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 8:13 p.m.
  • Car: 1958 Jaguar XK150 drop-head Coupe.
  • Owner(s): James Sprague
  • Location: Washington DC.
  • Proposed Class(es): Jaguar, Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)
  • Details: 3.4 liter 6 cylinder. Former Martha’s Vineyard car. Extensively restored after purchase in 2015.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
Lowpad New Reader
10/30/20 8:20 p.m.

Car: 1930 Packard 745 Phaeton

Owner: Denis Bouboulis

Location: Greenwich, CT

The Seventh Series Packard 745, launched within weeks of the 1929 stock market crash, was the marque's largest and most expensive offering for 1930.  It remains especially coveted as the following year Packard moved the cowl forward, creating more space inside the body and increasing passenger comfort, but at the expense of less daramatic proportions.  This example has great provenance, having been previously owned by the famed collector George Waterman of Rhode Island and then by another great collector, Ted Jameson. The car was acquired in 2018 from Dragone Classic Motorcars.

This car was awarded Best in Show at the 2020 Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours. 

(Photo credit Shawn Pierce)


rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 8:27 p.m.
  • Car: 1975 Norton 850 Commando Mark III
  • Owner(s): Bill Laux
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): intage Motorcycles (pre-1980)
  • Details: 1975 was the last production year of the Norton. It is the only year that had electric start, (still had to help with a kick). This bike is fully restored to original conditional using NOS parts from Great Britain. It has 3000 recorded miles and was first titled in Texas where it was kept in a collection.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 8:48 p.m.
  • Car: 1972 DeTomaso Pantera #2986
  • Owner(s): Tom Kuester
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1970-1980), Ford vs. Ferrari
  • Details: Pantera #2986 was purchased by John Kaltenbach, from Tom Botzum Lincoln Mercury in Akron Ohio in 1972 for $10,079.00. During the following years, horsepower was increased to 480 with numerous engine modifications. In 1976 a Holman Moody built, DeTomaso factory racing team intake manifold was acquired. It is generally accepted that approximately 16 of these manifolds were ever produced. Body modifications were made for racing purposes, but it never saw a track in earnest. The second owner, Tom Kuester, purchased the car in 1980. It is a numbers matching car. To date the car has 27,600 original miles, and is still fast as hell.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 9:04 p.m.
  • Car: 1953 Morgan +4 DHC
  • Owner(s): Don Roberts
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959), European Coachwork (Postwar)
  • Details: Last year of the flat radiator Morgans with twin spare tires, a unique "coupe de ville" top (partial fold back, see picture), and a leather bonnet belt for racing. Car has been updated with a 1957 TR3 2-Liter engine, and recent work includes a rebuild of the Moss 4-speed gearbox. Found car at Gullwing Motor Cars in Astoria, NY. I have owned it for 16 years and after an 8 year frame-off restoration begain to show it at Local Northern Virgina and Williamsburg car events. A similar +4 Morgan won the 2-Liter Class at Le Mans in 1962.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 10:13 p.m.
  • Car: 1959 Abarth Zagato 750G
  • Owner(s): Joe Parlanti
  • Location: North Potomac, MD
  • Proposed Class(es): Race Cars (1946-1962)
  • Details: Zagato Number – 87. Built March 1959 in Torino, Italy. This car was purchased new from, the then East Coast Abarth distributor, Roosevelt Motors in Washington DC. It was immediately modified to be raced and competed up and down the east coast for most of its life. It was restored in the ‘80s and has raced in various vintage events since that time. It is campaigned regularly in the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA) and Vintage Racer Group (VRG). The car has raced at venues such as Lime Rock, Summit Point, the Hershey Hillclimb, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Pocono Raceway and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. It is maintained and raced by it's owner.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 10:14 p.m.
  • Car: 1951 MG TD
  • Owner(s): Milt Babirak
  • Location: Potomac Falls, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)
  • Details: The MG TD is the first European sports car to be popular and affordable in the USA. This award-winning car has been on display at museums and received trophies and special recognition at several concur de elegance shows across the country.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 10:16 p.m.
  • Car: 1969 Lamborghini Miura S
  • Owner(s): Jude Alexander
  • Location: Rockville, MD
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969), Greatest Supercars, European Coachwork (Postwar)
  • Details: Fully restored Miura S in red with gold wheels and black interior
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 10:17 p.m.
  • Car: 1968 Lotus 51-C
  • Owner(s): Stewart Bartley
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Race Cars (1963-1972)
  • Details: The Lotus 51 started the Formula Ford series, a training ground for the higher open wheel racer programs
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
rmyllenbeck New Reader
10/30/20 10:18 p.m.
  • Car: 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 3
  • Owner(s): Michael Maloney
  • Location: Warrenton, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969), European Coachwork (Postwar)
  • Details: This Austin-Healey was once the world's worst rust bucket. It was restored to ""as new"" condition ten years ago by Tom Kovacs at Fourintune in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. It is driven frequently and is as reliable as any modern vehicle
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
10/30/20 11:04 p.m.

Hey, everyone!

Thanks to all who participated! After this post we will no longer be accepting entries for consideration in the Concours d'Cancelation Presented by Hagerty.

Feel free to continue commenting on your favorites in this thread, and don't forget to donate to the participating organizations if you can. Click here to go to the Concours d'Cancelation website and see all of the participating concours and their charities.

Thanks again to our presenting sponsor Hagerty, our associate sponsors Monterey Touring VehiclesRM Sotheby'sReliable CarriersSunoco & Classic Motorsports Magazine, and our class sponsors Vintage Motorcar CompanyMercedes-Benz Classic CenterLane Motor Museum, PorschePorsche ClassicConcours d'LeMonsBlast MastersNational Parts DepotDriveshareThe Driven ManAllard Motor WorksCoco MatsGraves PlatingRD Enterprisesthe BMW CCA FoundationPollock Automotive RestorationRagtops and RoadstersRADwood's RAD For Sale, Chubb Collector Car Insurance, CRC Industries and Griot's Garage.

We'll see you all again on concours Sunday, November 8!

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/1/20 6:22 a.m.

In reply to CaptMack :

Please email pictures to tim@classicmotorsports and we will get you taken care of.

BB510 New Reader
11/2/20 9:26 a.m.

In reply to Nicole Suddard :

Will there be a notification or listing of the entries that have been accepted for each class - or not until November 8?

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 5:55 a.m.

In reply to BB510 :

We have decided that by moving a few cars to different classes, that we could accept every car entered before the deadline. We wanted to make this event as inclusive as possible.

11/4/20 6:44 p.m.


I represent the Forest Grove Concours.  I have an entry of a 1936 AC 16/80 Competition Sports.  The owner mailed me the car information via postal mail, and i just received it.  Can I enter the car?  

Thank you,  Allen Stephens 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/5/20 12:43 p.m.

In reply to AllenStephens :

Sorry, the cocnours is closed for entires as of last Friday night. The judging has now been completed.

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