Concours of America

Concours of America July 2019
The 41st Annual Concours d'Elegance displayed a diverse field of more than 300 spectacular contributions to automotive history on the lawn at the Inn at St. John's. This year's featured classes included Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, the Rise and Fall of the Cadillac Fin, Woodies, Muscle Cars of 1969, and Drag Cars. John D. Groendyke was selected as this year's Collector of the Year, who rewarded visitors to the concours with 96 cylinders of Cadillac power from his personal collection....but only six cars. Each of the six cars on display had 16 cylinders! William 'Bill' Warner and Wayne Carini served as Grand Marshals - both individuals have had tremendous impacts on the collector car community and the preservation of automotive history.

This year's Best of Show 'Foreign' recipient was the 1954 Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia Berlinetta by Pininfarina owned by Fred and Sue Leydorf. This award was significant as it was for a post-War era automobile and a race car. Ferrari built fourteen open-body 'spider' examples, and six with a similar lower-body design. Only one of these Berlinetta's was intended for racing by the factory, while the others were for customer-racing. Power was provided by a 4.5-liter aluminum V-12 engine that was wrapped in an aluminum body shell. Most chassis components, except for the frame, fuel tank and radiator - were also constructed from aluminum. The Leydorf's car was the most luxurious of the 375 MM built, as it was fitted with some leather upholstery while the other five were all-vinyl. It has been owned by its current caretakers for over five decades.

The recipient of Best of Show 'American' was Ron Elenbaas and Bill Johnston for their 1938 Graham Model 97. This unusual car is one of a pair of supercharged Model 97 Grahams bodied by Saoutchik. Among its many unique features are parallel opening doors and a short, swept-back chrome-framed folding windscreen. It was ordered by Maurice Reb and was first shown at the 1938 Prix d'Avant-Garde at the Foire de Lyon in France. After World War II was was sold to an American Chrysler employee, from the French Army Service of Supply, and taken to Michigan. It was later traded among enthusiasts in Michigan until 1966, when it was sold by Morley Murphy to William Harrah for his Nevada museum. In 2015, it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the first time the car had been shown since its debut in France.

Galleries
1949 Cadillac Series 62  
1950 Cadillac Series 60 Special Fleetwood  
1953 Cadillac Series 62  
1954 Cadillac Series 62  
1956 Cadillac Series 62  
1957 Cadillac Series 62  
1958 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Fleetwood  
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  
1960 Cadillac Series 6200  
1961 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado  
1962 Cadillac Series 62  
1963 Cadillac Series 62 DeVille 6300  
1964 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Fleetwood  
1965 Cadillac DeVille  
1968 Oldsmobile 442  
1969 AMC Rambler Hurst S/C  
1969 Oldsmobile 442  
1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass  
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme  
1924 Bentley 3 Litre  
1935 Bentley 3.5 Liter  
1954 Bentley R Type  
1960 Bentley S2 Continental  
1989 Bentley Turbo R  
2003 Bentley Continental R  
2016 Bentley Mulsanne  
1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith  
1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II  
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III  
2001 Rolls-Royce Park Ward Seraph  
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16  
1933 Cadillac 452C V16  
1935 Cadillac Model 452-D Series 60  
1936 Cadillac Series 90  
1939 Cadillac Series 90  
1952 Muntz Jet  
1967 Ford GT40  
1971 Ferrari 365 Daytona  
1933 Willys Gasser  
1940 Willys Gasser  
1941 Willys Gasser  
1948 Austin Gasser  
1948 Ford Gasser  
1953 Ford Gasser  
1973 Opel Gasser  
1958 Zundapp Janus  
1960 Ford Thunderbird  
1973 Mohs Safarikar  
1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1  
1931 Ford Model A  
1936 Ford Model 68  
1941 Oldsmobile Series 60 Special  
1948 Chrysler Town and Country  
1922 Duesenberg Model A  
1929 Duesenberg Model J  
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1930 Duesenberg Model J  
1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ  
1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Series GA  
1929 Auburn 8-120  
1931 Cord L-29  
1936 Auburn 852  
1937 Cord 812  
1911 Stanley Steamer  
1931 Detroit Electric Model 98A  
1938 Citroen Traction Avant  
1963 Chrysler Turbine  
1972 Sandley Steam Wagon  
1910 Locomobile Model 40  
1913 Pierce Arrow Model 48B  
1915 Oakland Model 37  
1916 Overland Model 86  
1919 Willys Knight Model 88-8  
1922 Wills Sainte Claire A68  
1923 Cole Series 890  
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750  
1932 Riley Nine  
1936 Railton F28  
1946 Fiat 1100 C  
1929 Cadillac 341B  
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16  
1931 Buick Series 90  
1931 Cadillac 452A V-16  
1932 Chrysler Series CH  
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight  
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve  
1938 Packard 1605 Super Eight  
1941 Cadillac Series 62  
1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty  
1931 REO Royale Model 35  
1937 Packard 1507 Twelve  
1938 Packard 1605 Super Eight  
1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special  
1931 Chrysler Series CJ  
1934 Studebaker President  
1936 Dodge Series D-2  
1940 Ford Deluxe  
1937 Graham-Paige Series 116  
1938 Graham-Paige Model 97  
1954 Ford Comète Monte Carlo  
1954 Hudson Italia  
1947 Cadillac Series 62  
1948 Pontiac Torpedo  
1951 Muntz Jet  
1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster  
1953 Kaiser Dragon  
1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight  
1956 Continental Mark II  
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser  
1958 Buick Caballero  
1959 Pontiac Bonneville  
1960 Imperial Crown  
1961 Plymouth Fury  
1961 Pontiac Ventura  
1963 Chevrolet Corvair Series  
1963 Studebaker Avanti  
1964 Mercury Monterey  
1965 Ford Mustang  
1969 Buick Riviera  
1969 AMC AMX  
1969 Buick Gran Sport  
1969 Chevrolet Camaro  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette C3  
1969 Chevrolet Nova Series  
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona  
1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee  
1969 Ford Mustang  
1969 Mercury Cougar  
1969 Plymouth Barracuda  
1969 Plymouth Road Runner  
1969 Pontiac Firebird  
1969 Pontiac GTO  
1953 Jaguar XK120  
1963 Aston Martin DB5  
1963 Chevrolet Corvette  
1965 Porsche 356 SC  
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS  
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1956 Lancia Aurelia  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S  
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V  
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300d  
2005 Ford GT  
2010 Morgan Aeromax  
2017 Dodge Viper  
2017 Ford GT  
2017 Jaguar F-Type  
2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider  
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1  
1954 Ferrari 375 MM  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT  
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT TdF  
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC  
1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4  
1991 Ferrari F40  
1993 Ferrari 512 TR  
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari  
2004 Cadillac CTS-V Racer  
2010 Cadillac CTS-VR  
2014 Cadillac ATS-V.R  
1971 Datsun 240Z  
1972 Citroen DS21  
1972 Citroen SM  
1978 Jaguar XJ6L  
1978 Porsche 928  
1987 BMW M6  
1992 Vector W8  
1993 Mazda RX-7  
1997 Lotus Esprite V8  
2001 Aston Martin DB7  
2001 BMW Z8  
2001 Dodge Viper GTS  
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