Isotta Voted Best of Show, 2014
More than 150 of the finest vintage automobiles in the U.S. converged upon LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) September 6–7 for the annual Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance.
“The Pacific Northwest Concours has become one of the premier events of its kind in the U.S. since its founding 12 years ago as the Kirkland Concours,” said David Madeira, president of ACM. “With ACM being the largest car museum in North America, sitting on a 3.5-acre show field, we’re delighted to host an event of such grand scale.”
Featured classes for the concours included early and significant BMWs and Ford Mustangs, as well as flathead hot rods, “American tail fins,” pre-WWII classics, pre-1920 Brass Era cars and others. After judges scrutinized rows of cars on ACM’s Haub Family Show Field, a 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo SASS, owned by Peter Boyle of Covington, Ohio, emerged as “Best of Show.”
“This Isotta is among the best of its breed,” said Madeira. “Given the stiff competition, we recognize how well-earned this award is.”
During the weekend, ACM presented its annual “Master Collector Award” on Peter Hageman, Al McEwan and Glenn Mounger—all renowned members of the international vintage vehicle collector community. In conjunction with the award, the museum opened a year-long exhibit in their honor featuring vehicles from their collections, including a 1926 Packard Model 236 Phaeton, 1930 Hispano Suiza H6C d’Ieteren Freres Transformable and 1932 Packard 903 Super Eight, formerly owned by famous Navy aviator Rear Admiral Richard Byrd.