U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d'Elegance
Among car enthusiasts this family oriented event has quickly become recognized as one of the premier concours events in the country with participant vehicles selected from across the United States and Canada. All profits from this spectacular event benefit uncompensated children's care at Seattle Children's Hospital and the new LeMay America’s Car Museum. In the first 10 years of the event approximately 1.5 million dollars was donated to Seattle Children’s and Evergreen Hospitals to these needy recipients.
As it celebrates its 11th anniversary, the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at the beautiful new LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, features a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM. In the shadow of Mt. Rainier 30 minutes south of Seattle, it is one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions when it opened in June 2012.
This esteemed 'contest of elegance' is judged by national and international experts. One award is judged and presented by thirteen Junior Judges, a group of 6th through 9th graders from various schools. These Junior Judges also gain an understanding and appreciation for automotive history, the restoration process, and the mechanics of a non-profit event. Nearly three hundred volunteers, most of whom return each year, make this event possible.
The Kirkland Concours is enjoyed by individuals of all ages. Consult the Concours website at www.kirklandconcours.org or the LeMay America’s Car Museum for additional details.
2013 "Best of Show" winner, David Cohen's 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Figoni Coupe
A 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss captured three
awards, including “Best of Show” honors at the 2012 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours
d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum.
Described by Concours emcee Edward Herrmann as “an elegant and beautiful example of American coachwork and engineering,” the Marmon also was named winner of The People’s Choice award and placed first in the Classic Car Club of America (Early) class.
The 2-door convertible was selected as best in a field of 120 vehicles from six states and British Columbia. Vehicles traveled from Alaska (2 vehicles), British Columbia (3), California (4), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (10) and Washington (96) to compete in the event. The vehicle that traveled farthest for the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours was a 1947 Kurtis Omohundro Special owned by Geoff Hacker of Tampa, Florida. MORE
September 10, 2013
"The Kirkland Concours Comes of Age" Keith Martin, Sports Car Market Magazine, September 10. 2013
U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d'Elegance 2013 winners are:
. Mercedes Benz Class, Garry Peters' 1963 300SL Roadster
. Antiques (Pre-WWI), Fountainhead Museum's 1906 Pope Toledo XII Touring
. Vintage Motorcycles (Pre-WWI), John Viljoen's 1912 Henderson 4 Cylinder Sausage Tank
. Ferrari, Brown and Sara Maloney's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
. Lincoln (Early), John Graham's 1937 12 Touring 7 Passenger
. Lincoln (Late), Jim Pringle's 1951 Lincoln Lido Coupe
. Woodies (Stock and Restored), Tom Sharp's 1939 Ford Deluxe Wagon
. Woodies (Modified), Ron Clinton's 1948 Packard Wagon
. Porsche 911 (Early), Bill Morris' 1973 Carrera RS 2.7
. Porsche (Late), Anonymous, 1988 Porsche 959
. John Goodman Collectors Class, 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood
. CCCA Classics (Early) David Cohen's 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750B GS Figoni Coupe
. CCCA Classics, Jon Shirley's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring
. Preservation Class, Al McEwan's 1930 Hispano Suiza H6C
. Special Display Class, Mark and Jule Gantar's 1964 Jaguar E-Type
. FIVA Award, Alex Cordas' 1940 Lincoln Zephyr 4 Door Sedan
. HVA Award, Jamie Will's 1923 Lincoln Touring
. Best Presentation, Steve and Becky D'Ambrosia's 1967 Lincoln Lehman-Peterson Limousine
. Junior Judges Award, Jon Shirley's 1960 Ferrari California Spider
. Richard Hooper Collector's Award, Stan Dickison
. Seattle Children's Hospital Award, Ken Austin's 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
. People's Choice Award, Brent McKinley’s 1932 Auburn 100A Speedster
. Participant’s Choice Award, Siegfried Linke's 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
. Most Elegant (Open) Award, Ron Wade's 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
. Most Elegant (Closed), Gordon Cochrane's 1939 Cadillac V-16 Town Car
. President's Award, Bruce McCaw's 1952 Mercedes Benz W194
. Chairman's Award, Paul Emple's 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Aravis
. Founder's Award, The Peterson Museum's 1923 Mercedes Benz 28/95 Targa Florio
. Phil Smart Kirkland Concours Award, Jon Shirley's 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring
. Best of Show, David Cohen's 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Figoni Coupe