La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2017 recap

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LA JOLLA, Calif _ The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrated 13 years the weekend of April 7-9 at the chic coastal town of La Jolla.

The event concluded with a fantastic display of automobiles set along the picturesque cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. The show saw over 10,000 attendees over the course of the day. A total of 125 cars competed in 17 classes.

Best of Show

Best In Show Winner: Ron and Sandy Hansen’s 1921 Duesenberg – A Dual Cowl Phaeton

The Best of Show award was presented to Ron and Sandy Hansen for their 1921 Duesenberg dual cowl phaeton.

The 2018 is set for April 6-8.

2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Specialty Winners

Best in Show

  • Ron and Sandy Hansen – 1921 Duesenberg – A Dual Cowl Phaeton

Most Outstanding Post-War

  • Donnie Crevier and Larry Alderson – 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica 2 Door Aerodynamic Coupe

Most Outstanding Pre-War

  • Aaron and Valerie Weiss – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A 2 Door Convertible Coupe

La Jolla Historical Society Preservation Award

  • Skip and Margo Atkins – 1966 427 Cobra Roadster

HVA Award for Best Preserved Vehicle

  • Randy Carlson – 1934 Packard Super 8 1103 Sedan

This Car Matters Award for a Well Preserved Car of Historical Significance

  • La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club – 1915 Packard 1-35 Touring

The Spirit of Motoring Award

  • Eric Hoover – 1973 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130 2 Door Coupe

Mayor’s Award

  • Bruce Spangrud – 1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible

People’s Choice Award

  • Riverside International Auto Museum Foundation – 1951 Maserati A6G-2000 Pininfarina Coupe

Phillip Wichard Memorial Trophy

  • The William Lyon Family – 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108 Runabout Speedster by LeBaron

Chairman’s Award

  • The Stephens Family – 1927 Packard 343 Murphy Convertible Sedan

Honorary Judges Choice Award

  • Camilo Pardo – 2005 Ford GT 2 Door

Aubrey Taylor Award of Excellence for Best Upholstery

  • Petersen Automotive Museum – 1953 Nash-Healey Pininfarina Convertible

LPL Summit Most Elegant Award

  • Roy Sayles – 1929 Bianchi S8 Convertible Touring

2017 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Class Winners

2A – American Classics (1925-1948)

  1. Ron and Sandy Hansen, 1921 Duesenberg-A Dual Cowl Phaeton
  2. Gary Marchetti, 1931 Nash 887 4 Door Sedan Town Car
  3. Frederick Lax, 1934 Auburn V12 Model 1250 Phaeton Salon Convertible

2B – Packard (Through 1932)

  1. Richard Walworth, 1931 Packard 833 Five Passenger 2 Door
  2. Richard Greenfield, 1927 Packard Runabout 2 Door
  3. Collins Family Partnership, 1929 Packard 645 DC Phaeton

2C – Packard (1933-1958)

  1. Neil Torrence, 1942 Packard Formal Sedan
  2. Tom O’Hara, 1934 Packard 1101 4 Door Convertible Sedan
  3. Randy Carlson, 1934 Packard Super 8 1103 Sedan

3 – European Classics (1925-1948)

  1. Aaron and Valerie Weiss, 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A 2 Door Convertible Coupe
  2. Colin Seid, 1935 SS1 Jaguar Tourer
  3. Roy Sayles, 1929 Bianchi S8 Convertible Touring

4 – Rolls-Royce and Bentley

  1. Roxanne Day, 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
  2. Candace and Cody Sears, 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II HJ Mulliner ParkWard Drophead Coupe
  3. Captain Terence and Melody Johnson, 1939 Bentley Owen Sedanca Coupe

5 – Ferrari

  1. Donnie Crevier and Larry Alderson, 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica 2 Door Aerodynamic Coupe
  2. Charles Wegner, 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT Coupe
  3. W Malcolm and Naomi Barksdale, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta

6 – Modern Supercars

  1. Bill Ceno, 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe
  2. Bill Ceno, 1995 Ferrari F50 Berlinetta/Barchetta
  3. Rudy Vilkutaitis, 1966 Ford GT40 MK II GT Race Car

7A – Corvette

  1. James and Gail Smalley, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
  2. Jason L. Fisher, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
  3. Michael Vietro, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

7B – American Sports and Muscle

  1. Joseph and Shella Salvo, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2 Door Hardtop
  2. Barry Connally, 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega Coupe
  3. William Gise, 1964 Shelby AC Cobra Roadster

8A – Coachbuilt by Pininfarina

  1. Garry Peters, 1960 250 GT PF Ferrari Series 11 Roadster
  2. Tom Frick, 1993 Ferrari 512TR Pininfarina
  3. Greg and Margie Millard, 1966 Pininfarina Peugeot 404 Coupe

8B – Italian Sports Cars

  1. Charles Dunn, 1951 Alfa Romeo 1900 Coupe
  2. Antonio Covelli, 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Bollino d Oro Sedan
  3. Dr. Perry and Judith Mansfield, 1972 Jarama Coupe

9A – Austin-Healey (100 and 3000)

  1. Steve and Cindi Kirby, 1967 Austin-Healey OTS
  2. Marty Hovivian, 1953 Austin-Healey Roadster
  3. Capt. Dave Grundies, USN (Ret.), 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Phase 2 Convertible

9B – Jaguar

  1. Marco De La Barrera, 1951 Jaguar Roadster
  2. Craig Wright, 1965 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
  3. Colin Seid, 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC, Drop Head Coupe

9C – British Sports Cars

  1. Ned Scudder, 1966 AC Cobra Roadster
  2. Eric Hoover, 1973 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130 2 Door Coupe
  3. Ron and Deborah Rader, 1954 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe

10A – Porsche

  1. Paul Colony, 1962 Porsche 356 Twin Grill Super 90 Roadster
  2. Mark Leonard, 1964 Porsche 356
  3. LL (Mike) Fowler, 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe

10B – Mercedes-Benz

  1. Barry Sohnen, 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d Coupe
  2. Tammy Baufield, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible
  3. Jeff Wu, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

11 – Race Cars

  1. Antonio Covelli, 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Bollino d Oro Sedan
  2. Mike Fisher, 1959 Bocar XP5 Roadster
  3. Fred Yeakel, 1964 Bill Thomas Motors – Cheetah Coupe

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