Cadillac Tops Hilton Head Concours

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The 16th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, last weekend, November 4-5, crowned a 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe owned by Steven Plunkett of London, Ontario, Canada, as Best of Show (above, Rob Kaufman photo courtesy of Hilton head Island Concours). Cadillac was the event’s Honored Marque.

Concours attendees selected a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck owned by Barry and Deborah Fodor of Ashland City, Tennessee, as their “People’s Choice” winner, and the other top honor presented at the close of the annual event was the Paul Doerring Founders Award, established to honor Paul Doerring, one of the key contributing founders of the event, which went to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder from the Rare Wheels Collection in Windermere, Florida. Additional class and award winners are listed below.

The 17th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has been scheduled for October 26 – November 4, 2018. For more information about the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, please visit the official website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com

Best in Class Winners

Class 01B – 1910 Thomas Flyabout – Jim Grundy

Class 02 – 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster – John M. Garnett III

Class 03A – Cadillac Classics – 1934 Cadillac Victoria Convertible Coupe – Steven Plunkett

Class 03B – Cadillac Production 1949-1962 – 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – Warren Wubker

Class 03C – Cadillac Production 1963-1973 – 1964 Cadillac Eldorado – Martina Butler

Class 04A – Classics 1916-1931 – 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster – Al and Barbara Mason

Class 04B – Classics 1932-1948 – 1937 Chrysler Imperial – James Stadler

Class 05A – Preservation to 1957 – 1914 Cadillac Model A Touring – The Cofer Collection

Class 05B – Preservation 1958-1973 – 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine – Jim Elliott

Class 06 – American Performance 1955-1973 – 1957 Ford Thunderbird – Luigi V. Ferdinandi

Class 07A1 – Production Modern – 1950-1959 American – 1955 Studebaker President Speedster – Mark L. James

Class 07A2 – Production Modern – 1960-1973 American – 1960 Ford Starliner – Mike Radel

Class 07B – Production Modern – 1950-1973 International – 1964 Austin 1071 Cooper S – Andrew Krueger

Class 08A – Sports Cars American – 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 – Robert and Allison Sefarian

Class 08B1 – Sports Cars English 1.6L or fewer – 1938 MG Tickford Drophead Coupe – Jim and Sue Wulf

Class 08B2 – Sports Cars English >1.6L – 1965 Aston Martin DB-5 – Carl Clark

Class 08B3 – Sports Cars English Healeys – 1956 Austin healey 100M – Peter and Pat Davis

Class 08B4 – Sports Cars English Jaguars – 1961 Jaguar E-Type – Kent and Melissa Hussey

Class 08C – Sports Cars European – 1937 BMW 328 Roadster – Lothar Schuettler

Class 09 – Class Reunion – American Cars of 1957 – 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible – John R. and Lynne K. Cote

Class 10A – Anniversary Cars – Ferrari 70 Years – 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder – Rare Wheels Collection

Class 12 – Micro Cars – 1958 BMW R42 – John Landstrom, Blue Moon Cycle

Special Awards

Chairman’s Award – 1908 Cadillac Model T Victoria Touring – Paul Ianuario

Best Car for Touring the Low Country – 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Larry Tribble

Automotive Design Excellence Award – 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster – Richard and Helen Harding

William F. Hilton Award – 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 – Pamela Gores

Best Buick – 1938 Buick Roadmaster 80C – Brian DePouli

Outstanding Original Vehicle (FIVA) – 1911 Ford Model T – Ron and Cheryl Finger

Best Car for Driving on Vacation – 1962 Pontiac Bonneville Safari Wagon – Ron and Betsy Thomas

Historical Vehicle Association Award – This Car Matters – 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine – Jim Elliott

Best Vacation Car – 1955 Studebaker Speedster – Joe and Betty Parsons

Best Porsche – 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster – Michael and Lynn Harling

Most Significant Micro Car – 1957 BMW Isetta 300 – Bill and Joan Rogers

Timeless Elegance – 1950 Jaguar MK V – Don Gant

 

 

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