Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance Awards
1939 Delahaye and 1934 Packard "Best of Show"
A 1934 Packard V-12 Sport Sedan by Dietrich earned "Best of Show - American" and a 1939 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi won "Best of Show - European"
at the 30th Anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, Sunday, August 2 in Rochester, MI
Troy, MI (August 4, 2009) 0x2212 A crowd of close to 10,000 automotive aficionados gathered on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester this past Sunday to take in a magnificent array of over 230 collector cars entered in the 30th anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. The field ranged from drag cars to Duesenbergs and also included a vintage motorcycle class.
"Best of Show" honors were bestowed upon a 1934 Packard V-12 Sport Sedan by Dietrich owned by Ray Scherr of California and a 1939 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi from the Peter Mullin Foundation of California. Mullin's Delahaye also won the "People's Choice" award.
The "Best of Show - Motorcycle" was awarded to a1938 Brough Superior SS-100 owned by Jack Wells of Florida.
"A fantastic cross section of collectors were showcased on the field, with cars and motorcycles hailing from 25 states and Canada," said Larry Moss, Chairman of the Car Selection Committee, Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. "The judges had to make some tough decisions on Sunday to come to a consensus on the award winners."
As part of the Concours' 30th anniversary celebration, the organizers paid tribute to the current domestic automakers in recognition of the strong support they have shown the event over the years and their contributions to automotive design.
Over 80 cars entered this year represented the show's overarching theme of "The Best of Detroit" from the beginning of automotive production in America through to the 1960s. A 1934 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan owned by David Kane of New Jersey received "The Best of Detroit" award.
The first time being shown in North America, an unrestored one-off alloy 1934 Alfa 8C 2300 Boattail Speedster owned by Roger Willbanks of Colorado garnered the "Debut" award.
About Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance:
Held annually during the first week of August on the historic grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Michigan, the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance is considered one of the most prestigious classic automobile exhibitions in the world. In 2009 the Meadow Brook Concours celebrated its 30th anniversary. For more information about the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours, visit www.mbconcours.org.
About Meadow Brook Hall:
Located on the grounds of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic house museum in the United States and is renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale. Built between 1926 and 1929 as the residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of auto pioneer John Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson, the 110-room, 88,000-square-foot, Tudor-revival style mansion is complete with vast collections of original art and furnishings.
For a complete list of award winners, please visit: www.mbconcours.org