63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard "Best of Show"


 

 

 

    

63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard

"Best of Show"

  

The competition showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad

  

 

Contact:  Kandace Hawkinson (831) 622-1700; [email protected]

 

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2013) -- A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity.

 

"This Packard is the epitome of American style and grace in the Classic Era; it embodies that period," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "It is understated but elegant, and it has a striking but quiet presence. When it drove onto our show field this morning, and I stepped forward to greet the Cassinis, I could barely hear the engine running."

 

Apart from a 2007 win by the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster known as the Mormon Meteor, this win marks the first for an American car in nearly twenty years.

 

"That makes this win even more special," said Joseph Cassini III. "It's nice to see that even the European judges found this car significant enough to win Best of Show." 

 

The Cassinis previously won the top award at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with a 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet. "This win is more emotional," said Cassini. "This is the Olympics of car shows, and you would never think that you could win the Olympics twice."

 

The judging process at the Pebble Beach Concours is two-fold: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. To be eligible to win Best of Show--the event's top award--a car must first win its class.

 

The Cassini's Packard Twelve began to turn heads and gain notice in the competition when it participated in a related event, the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex, on Thursday. 

 

The Packard Twelve is considered to be one of the most significant creations of the Classic Era. While the majority of Packard Twelves were initially delivered with factory bodies, Packard offered a catalog of custom bodies, including a Raymond Dietrich Convertible Victoria, and this deep green beauty was further customized for its first owner with distinctive features such as teardrop fenders and dual rear-mounted spares. When Cassini purchased the car three years back, it was in pieces, but he had it meticulously and thoughtfully restored, working with RM Restorations. Some 10,000 hours went into the effort.

 

Other nominees for Best of Show included a 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster owned by John and Heather Mozart of Palo Alto, California; a 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupé owned by The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong; and a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo owned by Dr. Terry Bramall CBE of Harrogate, England.

 

The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance celebrated Lincoln, Simplex, Vanvooren Coachwork, Aston Martin Centennial, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, BMW 507, Indianapolis Roadsters, and French Motorcycles. Notable displays included gatherings of four Prinz Heinrich Benz Race Cars, 27 Alfa Romeo 8Cs, and a pairing of the only two custom-built BMW 507s.

 

Tonight Show host Jay Leno made a guest appearance at the event, offering tickets to his show and tours of his Big Dog Garage and quickly raising $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

 

The 64th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

 

 

Complete List of 2013 Winners

 

BEST OF SHOW

 

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

 

BEST OF SHOW NOMINEES

  

1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster

John and Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

 

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupé

The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong

 

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo 

Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

 

MOST ELEGANT AWARDS

 

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car

1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Surbico Sport Coupé

William E. (Chip) Connor, Hong Kong

 

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible 

 Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

 

Most Elegant Open Car

1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton

John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verde, California

 

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car  

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale

Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Alec Ulmann Trophy

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Pillarless Saloon

The Keller Collection, Petaluma, California

 

Ansel Adams Award

1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring

The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Art Center College of Design Award

1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster 

John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

 

Briggs Cunningham Trophy

1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau

William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

  

Chairman's Trophy

1908 Benz 105 HP Prinz Heinrich Two Seat Race Car

Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California

 

Charles A. Chayne Trophy

1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster

Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

  

Classic Car Club of America Trophy

1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe

James Castle Jr., Monterey, California

  

Elegance in Motion Trophy

1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet

Gwen & Tom Price, Larkspur, California

 

Enzo Ferrari Trophy

1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta

Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

  

FIVA Prewar Trophy

1935 Voisin Clairière Berline 

Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

  

FIVA Postwar Trophy

1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé

Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

 

The French Cup

1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé

John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania

 

Gran Turismo Trophy

1953 Aston Martin DB3S Sports

Brian Classic, Cheshire, England

 

Lincoln Trophy

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe

Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Lucius Beebe Trophy

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo

Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

 

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

     

Mille Miglia Prewar Trophy

1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Biposto

Gregory Whitten, Medina, Washington

  

Mille Miglia Postwar Trophy

1951 Ferrari 212 MM Vignale Berlinetta

Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

 

Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy

1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sport Saloon

Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina

 

The Phil Hill Cup

1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster

Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England

 

Revs Program at Stanford Award

1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Coupe

Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania

 

Road & Track Trophy

1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car

Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

 

The Tony Hulman Trophy

1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster

Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee

 

The Vitesse - Elegance Trophy

1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupé

Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California

  

CLASS AWARDS

 

Class A: Antique

1st:  1912 Packard 30 7 Passenger Sedan, The Phil Hill Family, Santa Monica, California 2nd:  1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster, Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey
3rd:  1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring, The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska 

 

Class B: Simplex

1st:  1911 Simplex 50 Holbrook Toy Tonneau, Ray Scherr, Westlake Village, California
2nd:  1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau, William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
3rd:  1912 Simplex 50 HP, Leland Powels, Van Nuys, California 

 

Class C-1: American Classic Open

1st:  1938 Buick Series 40 Lancefield Drophead Coupe, John & Christiane Beebe, Osprey, Florida
2nd:  1933 Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Aaron & Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
3rd:  1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, Lammot J. du Pont, McLean, Virginia 

 

Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard

1st:  1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey 2nd:  1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Margaret & Christopher Duhon, Chicago, Illinois
3rd:  1937 Packard 1507 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Jim & Shelley Hussey, San Leandro, California  

 

Class C-3: American Classic Closed

1st:  1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Coupe, Brent Merrill, Toronto, Canada

2nd:  1930 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood Coupe, Rudy Langer, Kansas City, Missouri

3rd:  1939 Packard 1707 Twelve Formal Sedan, David L. Stone, Farmington, Utah

 

Class D-1: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V8

1st:  1930 Lincoln L-170 Judkins Coupe, David W. Schultz, Massillon, Ohio

2nd:  1925 Lincoln L Brunn Roadster, Arnold Schmidt & Joanne Young, Grananda Hills, California

3rd:  1929 Lincoln L-163B Locke Sport Phaeton, Robert & Diane Berry, Fairlawn, Ohio

 

Class D-2: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12

1st:  1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster, John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California
2nd:  1932 Lincoln KB-241 Dietrich Convertible Sedan, Emily Passey, Watsonville, California
3rd:  1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Chuck & Amy Spielman, La Jolla, California 

 

Class D-3: Lincoln-Zephyr & Continental

1st:  1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, Chris V. Bang, San Jose, California
2nd:  1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible, Larry Tribble, Suffield, Connecticut 

3rd:  1938 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

 

Class D-4: Lincoln Custom Coachwork Postwar

1st:  1956 Continental Mark II Coupe, Rick & Elaine Schmidt, Ocala, Florida
2nd:  1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe, Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas 

3rd:  1956 Continental Mark II Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible, Glynette & Barry Wolk, Farmington Hills, Michigan

 

Class E: Aston Martin Centennial

1st:  1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Roadster, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

2nd:  1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante, Jerry F. Rosenstock, Encino, California

3rd:  1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

 

Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork

1st:  1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupe, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong
2nd:  1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Cabriolet, Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, California
3rd:  1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé, John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania 

 

Class G: Duesenberg

1st:  1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheatridge, Colorado
2nd:  1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe, James Castle Jr., Monterey, California
3rd:  1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verde, California 

 

Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Prewar

1st:  1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo, Dr. Terry Bramall  CBE, Harrogate, England  

2nd:  1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Merrimac Piccadilly, Robin Onsoien, Nipomo, California

3rd:  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Park Ward Streamline Saloon, Tony Vincent, Beverly Hills, California

 

Class H-2: Postwar Rolls-Royce & Bentley

1st:  1956 Bentley S1 Continental Graber Cabriolet, Fred Kriz, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2nd:  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupé, Stephen & Ann Marie Haymes, New York, New York

3rd:  1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupé, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland

 

Class I: Mercedes-Benz

1st:  1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Autosport Designs Inc., Huntington Station, New York
2nd:  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A, Academy of Art University, San Francisco 

3rd:  1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A, Patrick Smiekel, Montecito, California

 

Class J-1: European Classic-Early

1st:  1930 Bugatti Type 46 Baby Royale Faux Cabriolet, Richard Adams, La Jolla, California

2nd:  1931 Bentley 8 Litre Spor Saloon, Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina

3rd:  1933 Hispano-Suiza J12 Binder Coupé de Ville, The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, California

 

Class J-2: European Classic Late

1st:  1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Stelvio, Steve Hamilton, Carson City, Nevada

2nd:  1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland

3rd:  1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Graber Cabriolet, Dennis & Kathy Varni, Monte Sereno, California

 

Class L-1: Prewar Preservation

1st:  1930 Hispano-Suiza H6C D'Ieteren Frères Transformable, Alan W. McEwan, Redmond, Washington

2nd:  1935 Voisin Clairiére, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

3rd:  1935 Frazer Nash TT Replica Shelsley, Andrew Hall, London, England

 

Class L-2: Postwar Preservation

1st:  1965 Porsche 911 Coupe, Richard & Allison Roeder and Reed & Nan Harman, Los Angeles, California

2nd:  1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti Berlinetta, Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ontario

3rd:  1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupé, Andrej Friedman, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

1st:  1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale, Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

2nd:  1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe, Peter S. Kalikow, New York, New York

3rd:  1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder, Larry Carter, Los Gatos, California

  

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

1st:  1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona Del Mar, California

2nd:  1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta, Steven & Mary Read, Berkeley, California

3rd:  1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

 

Class N: Lamborghini

1st:  1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Berlinetta, Simon Kidston, Geneva, Switzerland

2nd:  1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400, A. Shammas, Toronto, Canada

3rd:  1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé, Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

 

Class O-1: Postwar Sports & Custom Coachwork

1st:  1966 Ford GT40 Mark I, Henry A. Davis, Omaha, Nebraska

2nd:  1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster, Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England

3rd:  1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupé, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

 

Class O-2: Postwar Sports & GT

1st:  1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV, Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California

2nd:  1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta, Jan De Reu, Knokke, Belgium

3rd:  1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia Aigle Cabriolet, Kim & Stephen Bruno, Boca Raton, Florida

 

Class P-1: Porsche 911 Road Cars

1st:  1963 Porsche 901 Prototype, Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania

2nd:  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe, Dr. William J. Morris and Mary C. Young, Tacoma, Washington

3rd:  1975 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Coupe, The Ingram Collection, Durham, North Carolina

 

Class P-2: Porsche 911 Competition

1st:  1979 Porsche 935 K3 Coupe, Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, California

2nd:  1967 Porsche 911R Coupe, The Revs Institute for Automotive Research and The Collier Collection, Naples, Florida

3rd:  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coupe, Fica Frio Limited, Jersey, United Kingdom

 

Class U: BMW 507

1st:  1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Charals & Diana Haagen, Malibu, California

2nd:  1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Jeff Lotman, Los Angeles, California

3rd:  1957 BMW 507 Series I Roadster, Lukas Hüni, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Class V-1: Prewar Open Wheel Racing

1st:  1908 Benz Prince Heinrich Two Seat Race Car, Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California

2nd:  1922 Ballot 2 Litre Race Car, George F. Wingard, Eugene, Oregon

3rd:  1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Race Car, Tony Shooshani, Beverly Hills, California

 

Class V-2: Indianapolis Roadsters

1st:  1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster, Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee

2nd:  1962 Lesovsky Sarkes-Tarzian Special Roadster, Malloy Foundation Inc./Tom Malloy, Corona, California   

3rd:  1963 Watson Hopkins Coral Harbor Special Roadster, George T. Lyons, Erie, Pennsylvania

 

Class X: French Motorcycles

1st:  1937 Peugeot 515 SP with Sidecar, Leslie Dreist, Troy, Michigan

2nd:  1938 Peugeot 515, Bryan L. Bossier Sr., Woodworth, Louisiana

3rd:  1945 Motobécane D45A, John Light/Evans Cooling Systems, Wilmington, Deleware

 

 

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