2014 Boca Raton Concours D`elegance Presented By mercedes-benz



2014 Boca Raton Concours D`elegance Presented By mercedes-benz
April 2014
Inside this issue:
Collector Car Market
Classic Car Seminars 2
and Orange County
duPont Registry Live
Hangar Party
Gala Dinner, Auction
& Show
Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition
Operation Ignite!
Award Results
2015 Save the Date
All photos in the
newsletter are
courtesy of Robert
Stolpe, Clay Wieland,
& Forest Johnson
The eighth annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz
and AutoNation raised the much needed dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County and has raised $7.8 million over the past eight years! Hosted at
the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the event took place February 21-23, 2014 and
featured an amazing weekend of philanthropy, comedy and of course, a stellar
automobile and motorcycle display all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County.
Founded by Rita and Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group and under the
direction of Event Chair Jamie McDonnell, IV along with Honorary Chair Mike
Jackson, the Boca Raton Concours grows each year bringing together new
supporters, introducing exciting new event components and showcasing even
better exotic, classic automobiles and motorcycles, and this year was no different.
This year’s Concours showcased the history of Mercedes-Benz through the years
with a tremendous line-up of memorable vintage automobiles.
“Rita and Rick Case began this event eight years ago for two reasons,” said Jamie
McDonnell, Event Chair of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance. “One was to
unite car enthusiasts from around the world and two was to support a much
deserving charity;
the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Broward
County. Now, a
marvelous eight
years later, I am
thrilled to say that
not only is the
Boca Raton Concours thriving but
it has become, in
a short eight years,
the fastest growing and most charitable Concours in
the world.”
Brian, Chloe & Liz Quail with Boys & Girls Clubs members
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Classic Car Seminars at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance
On Saturday, hundreds of people attended a series of seminars
held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Chasing Classic Cars host
Wayne Carini, along with prominent car collector, Ralph Marano, hosted a general seminar on the Mizner Grand Lawn. They
answered questions from the audience and even had a few classic
cars on display! Following this, Peter Lesler, Myles Kornblatt
and Robert Platz hosted a special seminar on Mercedes-Benz.
The day ended with the “Collector Car Market—The Past Five
Years, and the Five Years to Come” seminar moderated by Wayne
Carini with panelists Tom duPont, Dave Kinney, Bill Rothermel
and Dr. Paul Sable. Attended by a packed house of collector car
enthusiasts, the crowd listened to the panelists discuss the various factors that have affected the market over the past five years
and what is currently affecting it today.
Paul Teutel, Sr. and Orange County Choppers
It was a pleasure to have Paul Teutel, Sr. in attendance throughout the weekend of festivities.
Whether it was at the Hangar Party, the Gala, or the car and motorcycle exhibition, Paul Sr.
was on hand to take pictures with fans and show off his one-of-a kind creations. One lucky
bidder won a priceless experience with Paul during the Live Auction at the Saturday Night
Gala. Not only did they win a “one-of-a-kind” chopper style bicycle created by Paul Sr. and
his talented team, but they will also fly to New York for a meet and greet with Paul Sr. as well
as an exclusive, custom tour of the Orange County World Headquarters!
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duPont Registry Live™ Hangar Party
Friday kicked off the weekend of events with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party at
the Boca Aviation. More than 1,500 guests attended the Hangar Party where they
experienced select tastings from more than 20 of the best South Florida restaurants and
eateries, and indulged in an array of wines and spirits. Guests also perused a fine selection of
exotic and classic airplanes, motorcycles, boats, motor coaches, automobiles, private jets and
businesses, including Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers and his display of custom
bikes, along with luxury vendor displays featuring jewelry, fine art and more.
Scenes from the Evening….
Tom duPont, Rita Case, Kim Costello and
Brian Quail
Naty Gonzalez, James, Rebecca & Jamie
2014 Featured Artist, Timothy Raines
Chip Bamond, Larry & Christy Hierholzer
and Brian Quail
Ken Baker, Russell Glace, Alex Berry, Jeff
Edmonds and Forest Johnson
Rita Case, Daniella Ortiz and Rick Case
Rick Case, Paul Teutul, Sr., and Brian Quail
Tim Ratty and Brent Spechler
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County Culinary Arts Program
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Gala Dinner, Auction & Show
More than 700 guests attended the gala dinner, auction & show on Saturday, February 22,
2014 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The elegant evening began with a cocktail reception
and a silent auction where guests had a chance to enter a $100 Champagne Raffle courtesy of
J.R. Dunn Jewelers. The Gala Dinner began with the presentation of the Automotive
Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike Maroone, President and COO of AutoNation, and the
Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award of Excellence to The Revs Institute for Automotive
Research Inc. featuring the Collier Collection. Following the awards presentation, a stellar
live auction took place giving guests the exclusive opportunity to bid on luxurious packages
and one-of-a-kind exotic items money cannot buy, all benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County. The evening concluded with a laugh-out-loud, memorable performance by
Emmy Award winner, Wayne Brady.
Steve Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA (right),
presenting Mike Maroone with Automotive Lifetime Achievement
David Galbreath (left) presenting the Boca Award Concours
d’Elegance Award of Elegance to Scott George of the REVS Institute
Wayne Brady performing
live on stage
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Scenes from the Gala
Event Founders Rita & Rick Case with Ann
Marie & Jim Dunn
Monica & Mike Maroone
Liz, Chloe & Brian Quail
From Left to Right: Kay Manly, Rebecca
McDonnell, Rita Case
Event Chairman, Jamie McDonnell IV (Right)
with Wayne Carini
Dr. Joanne & Dr. Edward Dauer
From Left to Right: Jamie McDonnell IV,
Paul Teutel, Sr. of Orange County Choppers,
Ryan Hunter-Reay
From Left to Right: Mike Maroone, H.
Wayne Huizenga, Mike Jackson
Marti & H. Wayne Huizenga
Happy & Bill Nisson
Larry & Christy Hierholzer
Raquel Case and Greg Travaline
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Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition
Sunday concluded the weekend’s festivities with the
Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition spanning all
eras on the renovated and expanded showfield at the
Boca Raton Resort & Club. More than 4,000 guests
from around the world experienced an automotive
showcase like no other, featuring cars and motorcycles from a wide range of time periods. An expert
panel of judges, led by Grand Marshal Wayne Carini,
Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable, Honorary Judges John
Carlson, Mark Lizewskie, Steve Moskowitz and Jed
Rapoport were responsible for selecting the finest
vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on
period, presentation and cleanliness.
The awards ceremony highlighted each winner as they drove to the judge’s booth to receive their trophy.
Winning entrants received their awards during a special presentation emceed for the seventh year in a row
by Tom duPont, owner of duPont Registry magazine and world renowned car collector, who has officiated
awards ceremonies at some of the nation’s largest Concours events including Pebble Beach and Amelia
Island along with Bill Rothermel, automotive historian and freelance writer for various national and
international automotive and club publications, who served as Master of Ceremonies, announcing
descriptions of each winner’s automobile. Best in Show Automobile was awarded to The Premier Collection for
the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special and Best in Show Motorcycle was awarded to Jack Wells of Lake City,
FL for his 1934 Brough Superior 11-50 with 1938 Alpine Grand Sport Petrol Rube side car.
Once the show kicked off, guests were invited to walk through Vendor Row featuring vendor tents such as
the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance tent offering hats, commemorative Concours program magazines,
and posters and pins from previous years event’s and this year’s event. Guests also enjoyed a selection of
gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 25 of South Florida’s finest restaurants at the Concours
d’Gourmet Pavilions presented by Bentley and Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale.
Best in Show Motorcycle Winner Jack Wells with his 1934 Brough
Superior 11-50
Best in Show Car The Premier Collection with 1939 Mercedes-Benz
540K Special
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Club Members Experience the Thrill of Classic Cars Up Close
The 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance afforded, for the third year in a row, a select group of
members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to embark on a journey into the world of Classic
Cars. This exciting experience was made possible through Operation Ignite!, the Hagerty Insurance Youth
Judging Program.
The program was introduced in 2007 and has given kids the opportunity to learn about classic cars.
Under the guidance of Hagerty’s Youth Advocacy Coordinator, Kyle Smith, our members were designated
youth judges. Kyle explained to the kids the importance of the task at hand, while encouraging each child to
embrace and enjoy the experience.
The kids were very excited and really felt
special when they were each given a red hat
and blue t-shirt to wear—the official uniforms
for the youth judges. After a brief orientation
the kids were ready to go. With clipboards in
hand and pens ready, they were off to learn
more about the uniqueness of the cars.
Each classic car inspection took them on a
historical journey into the unique details, value and care given by the car owner. The kids
had the distinct pleasure of meeting several
car owners who travel the Concours circuit
across the country.
The judges were instructed by Kyle to judge the cars based on the following categories; design, interior, electrical, paint and engine. Many of the car owners welcomed the kids and gladly took time to explain the details of their car. There were plenty of questions asked by the kids as well since they were blown away by
the experience. Some even commented that the Concours was “the best field trip ever!”
Their winning car was a 1966 Chevrolet Corvair
owned by Jim Elliott of Yorktown, Virginia.
(pictured right.)
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2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award Winners
Brass, Antique & Vintage Thru 1924
Excellence in Class—1910 Oakland ‘30’ 24, LeeAnn & Ron Laird
Best in Class—1911 Packard ‘30’, Michael DeAngelis
Foreign Luxury Closed 1945-1975 (Bentley Class)
Excellence in Class—1960 Bentley S2, Faye & Jonathan Kellerman
Best in Class—1957 Bentley S1, James Dutton
American Classic Open 1925-1934
Excellence in Class—1933 Lincoln Convertible, Jay Quail
Best in Class—1932 Stutz DV-32 Phaeton, Aneice Lassiter
Foreign Luxury Closed 1945-1975 (Rolls-Royce Class)
Excellence in Class—1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, Chuck Loper
Best in Class—1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, Harry Davis
American Classic Open 1935-1948
Excellence in Class—1938 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan, Alan Berg
Best in Class—1929 Packard 640, Darrel Cole
Foreign Sports Open through 1959
Excellence in Class—1958 Jaguar XK150 OTS, Chris Lapinski
Best in Class—1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK III, Don & Harris Brodie
American Production Open 1925-1948
Best in Class—1939 Plymouth Convertible, Mark Smith
Foreign Sports Closed through 1959
Excellence in Class—1958 A.C. Aceca, L. Hanko & Axel Rosenblad
Best in Class—1955 Jaguar XK140 FHC, Lloyd Gillespie
American Production Closed 1925-1948
Best in Class—1935 Desoto Airflow, Debbie & John Wagner
American Production Open 1949-1955
Excellence in Class—1953 Cadillac Eldorado, Joe Cardiello
Best in Class—1950 Ford Custom Convertible, Larry Epstein
American Production Open 1956-1959
Excellence in Class—1958 Edsel Pacer, Dawn & Herb Wiese
Best in Class—1958 Mercury Montclair, Warren Wubker
American Production Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1966 Chevrolet Covair, Jim Elliott
Best in Class—1960 Buick Electra 225, John DeTulio
American Sports Open 1950-1975
Excellence in Class—1956 Ford Thunderbird, Andrew Forte
Best in Class—1955 Ford Thunderbird, Robert Kohl
American Sports Closed 1950-1975
Excellence in Class—1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, G. Larry Wilson
Best in Class—1965 Chevrolet Corvette, Carlo Leonardo
Foreign Sports Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1965 Austin Healey 3000, Mitchell Kaminsky
Best in Class—1962 Ferrari 2550 Cabriolet, Ted Johnson
Foreign Sports Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1973 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4, Dennis Nicotra
Best in Class—1969 Iso Grifo 7 Litre, Gus Pope
One Off’s and Limited Production
Excellence in Class—1937 Ford Eifel, Claudia & John Southard
Excellence in Class—1935 Ford 48, Norman Wolgin
Best in Class—1953 MG TD Sport Speciale, Diane & Howard Banaszak
Best in Class—1952 Muntz Jet, William Sipko
Fifty Years of Porsche
Excellence in Class—1962 Porsche 356b, Alex Dearborn
Excellence in Class—1967 Porsche 911 Targa, G. Larry Wilson
Excellence in Class—1970 Porsche 914, Larry Saxby
Best in Class—1963 Porsche 2000 GS, Peter Bartelli
Best in Class—1969 Porsche 911 2.0 S, Leah & Robert Adams
American Muscle Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1969 Plymouth GTX, David Smith
Best in Class—1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, Michael Merlo
American Muscle Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1967 Chevrolet Camaro, Michael Carlton
Excellence in Class—1969 Dodge Dart GTS, Richard Gottlieb
Best in Class—1969 Chevrolet Camaro, Ken Wayne
American Finned Cars 1950’s and 1960’s
Excellence in Class—1957 Pontiac Star Chief, Marvin T. Hill
Excellence in Class—1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, Kim & Dwane Lay
Best in Class—1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air “Nomad”, Bradley Bean
Best in Class—1957 Cadillac 62, Arthur Polachec
Excellence in Class—1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I, Kim Barnes
Best in Class—1958 Cadillac Fleetwood, James Verraster, III
Excellence in Class—1957 BMW Isetta 300, Celia & Tom O’NeillBest in Class—1939 Crosley Convertible, Dr. Brian & Becky Hinrichs
Mercedes-Benz Classic Pre-War Open
Excellence in Class—1886 Mercedes-Benz Motor Wagon, Stephen
Best in Class—1937 Mercedes-Benz 170H, Alain Cerf
Mercedes-Benz Classic Pre-War Closed
Best in Class—1935 Mercedes-Benz 130H, Olivier Cerf-
Mercedes-Benz SL
Excellence in Class—1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Richard Rose
Excellence in Class—1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, Christine & Jimmy
Best in Class—1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Lisa & Leo Schigiel
Foreign Luxury Open though 1944
Best in Class—1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, The Premier
Best in Class—1925 Alvis SC 12/50, Celia & John Layzell
Best in Class—1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, Malcolm Newbourne
Foreign Luxury Open 1945-1975
Excellence in Class—1953 Rolls-Royce Drophead, Marlene & Gene Epstein Best in Class—1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL, W. Kettelhack
Best in Class—1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, Ronald Sedley
Foreign Production Closed 1945-1975
Excellence in Class—1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, Clark H. Tester
Best in Class—1966 Jaguar 3.4 S, John Read
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2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award Winners
Mercedes-Benz Collectible Open
Excellence in Class—1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5, Edward Grayson
Best in Class—1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 Se, Mitchell Terk, MD
Mercedes-Benz Collectible Closed
Excellence in Class—1971 Mercedes-Benz 380 Se, G. Larry Wilson
Best in Class—1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 “Lieferwagen,” Dennis Frick &
Lori Van Houten Frick
Best Open Post-War Car
1957 Ford Thunderbird, Larry Coe
Best Open Pre-War Car
1937 812 SC Phaeton, Mary Beth Sheehan
Most Elegant Post-War Closed
1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Flying Spur, Ed Waterman
Sponsors Choice Award- Honda Aircraft
1965 Honda 5600, Tony Blevins
Most Elegant Post-War Open
1959 Cadillac Eldorado, Mary Beth Sheehan
Sponsors Choice Award- PermaPlate
1953 Glasspar G-2, H. DeWayne Ashmead
Most Elegant Pre-War Closed
1938 HRG, Stephanie & Orin Smith
Sponsors Choice Award- CBS
1911 Packard ’30,’ Michael DeAngelis
Most Elegant Pre-War Open
1931 Duesenberg J-104, Adeline & Ralph Marano
Sponsors Choice Award- AutoNation
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, The Premier Collection
Essence of Design
1950 Jaguar 120 OTS, Frank Rubino
Sponsors Choice Award- Wheels Up
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427, John Russo
Rolling Sculpture
1947 Bentley Mark VI, Stephanie & Orin Smith
Sponsors Choice Award- J.R. Dunn Jewelers
1929 Packard 640, Darrel Cole-
Spirit of the Road
1957 Fiat Jolly, Thomas duPont
Sponsors Choice Award- Ferrari
1962 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet- Ted Johnson
Timeless Elegance
1959 Bentley S1 Fastback Continental, Fred Kriz
Cars That Matters Award
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster/Shark Coupe
Chief Judge Award
1955 Californian Roadster, Geoffrey Hacker
HVA Award
1935 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet A, The Premier Collection
Chairman’s Choice Award
1961 Maserati 3500 Coupe, Blake Stevenson
Ulysse Nardin Timeless Award
1952 Daimler DB18-SS, Joshua Teverow
Founders Award
1955 Ferrari Europe, Stephen Bruno
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Award
1953 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe, Leonard McCue
People’s Choice Award
1947 Bentley Mark VI, Stephanie & Orin Smith
Best European Classic
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, The Premier Collection
Grand Marshal Award, Top Tier Class
1958 Mercury Montclair, Warren Wubker
Best American Classic
1930 Packard 734, H. DeWayne Ashmead-
Best of Show
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, The Premier Collection
Best Closed Post-War Car
1965 Shelby GT350, Susan & David Turner
Best Closed Pre-War Car
1935 Desoto Airflow, Debbie & John Wagner
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2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award Winners
Pre-War Domestic
1930 Henderson KJ, Dave Clemons
Pre-War Foreign
1913 FN, Dee & Jim Thomas
Post-War Domestic Thru 1965
1946 Indian Chief, George Hervert
Post-War British Thru 1965
Excellence in Class—1950 Matchless G9 Super Clubman,
Mark Sepulveda
Best in Class—1953 Triumph T120 Bonneville, Don Mays
Post-War Japanese Thru 1965
1961 Honda CB92, Mary Alice Behrens
Post-War European Thru 1965
1965 BMW R69S, Robert Scharf
Post-War Domestic 1965-1975
1970 Harley-Davidson XR750, Robert Sinclair
Post-War British 1965-1975
Excellence in Class—1967 Matchless G15CS, William Tracy
Best in Class—1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane, Mark Bromley
Post-War Japanese 1965-1975
1972 Honda CB100 Sport, Robert Brandner
Post-War European 1965-1975
1969 Ducati 350 Desmo, Chet Litwin
Racing Motorcycles (All Years)
1967 Triton, Richard Nixon
People’s Choice Award
1929 Harley-Davidson JD, Larry Smith
Best of Show
1934 Brough Superior 11-50
From Left to Right: Brian Quail, Jamie
McDonnell IV, Tom duPont
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