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.
2012 "Best of Show" 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible 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 9, 2012
2012 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Class Winners and Special Award Recipients:
Best of Show: 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss of San Marino, Calif.
Kirkland Concours Award: 1928 Auburn Speedster, owned by Karen Hutchinson
Founders Award: 1904 Fiat 60 H.P. owned by Bob Sullivan
Curator’s Award: 1938 BMW 328 Roadster owned by Nancy Martin
Most Elegant Award (closed): 1930 Rolls-Royce P-I Brewster Trouville owned by Glenn Mounger
Most Elegant Award (open): 1933 Chrysler C.L. Phaeton (LeBaron) owned by Tom Crook
Participants’ Choice Award: 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) owned by Greg Whitten
Peoples’ Choice Award: 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss
Seattle Children's Hospital Award: 1947 Lincoln 12 Convertible owned by Joan Watjen
The Richard Hooper Collector Award: Jeff Clark
Junior Judges Award: 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trafeo owned by Roy Cats
Best Presentation Award: 1918 Biddle H Towncar owned by the Fountainhead Museum
Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)/Historic
Vehicle Association Award: 1904 Fiat 60 H.P. owned by Bob Sullivan
British Motorcycles: 1946 Norton 18 owned by Mark Zenor
Unlimited Hydroplanes (boat class): Miss Budweiser (1980 Griffon model), owned by Eric and Barbara Mann
Classic Car Club of America Classics (Late): 1937 Rolls-Royce P-III Hooper Saloon-Limousine owned by Peter Gleeson
Classic Car Club of America (Early): 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss
Bulgari Collection: 1935 Buick 96S Sport Coupe owned by Nicola Bulgari
Special Display: 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa owned by Jim Clark
Antiques: 1919 McFarlan Type 127 Touring owned by the Fountainhead Museum
Lamborghini: 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Interim owned by John Atzbach
British Invasion: 1960 AC Ace Bristol owned by James Feldman
American Post War Designs: 1949 Buick Convertible Super from the LeMay Family Collection