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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 Con- cours thriving but it has become, in a short eight years, the fastest grow- ing and most char- itable Concours in the world.” 2014 BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ AND AUTONATION ATTRACTED MORE THAN 6,000 ATTENDEES ALL TO BENEFIT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY Collector Car Market 2 Classic Car Seminars and Orange County Choppers 2 duPont Registry Live Hangar Party 3 Gala Dinner, Auction & Show 4-5 Automobile & Motor- cycle Exhibition 6 Operation Ignite! 7 Award Results 8-10 2015 Save the Date 11 April 2014 Inside this issue: All photos in the newsletter are courtesy of Robert Stolpe, Clay Wieland, & Forest Johnson BGCBC.ORG Brian, Chloe & Liz Quail with Boys & Girls Clubs members
Classic Car Seminars at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Page 2 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 Mara- no, 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 vari- ous 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!
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….
Page 3 duPont Registry Live™ Hangar Party Tim Ratty and Brent Spechler 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 Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Culinary Arts Program Tom duPont, Rita Case, Kim Costello and Brian Quail Naty Gonzalez, James, Rebecca & Jamie McDonnell Rick Case, Paul Teutul, Sr., and Brian Quail
Page 4 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 Award 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
Page 5 Scenes from the Gala Event Founders Rita & Rick Case with Ann Marie & Jim Dunn Monica & Mike Maroone Marti & H. Wayne Huizenga 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 Larry & Christy Hierholzer Liz, Chloe & Brian Quail Happy & Bill Nisson Raquel Case and Greg Travaline
Page 6 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 motorcy- cles 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
Page 7 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, val- ue 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, elec- trical, paint and engine. Many of the car owners welcomed the kids and gladly took time to explain the de- tails 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.)
Page 8 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 American Classic Open 1925-1934 Excellence in Class—1933 Lincoln Convertible, Jay Quail Best in Class—1932 Stutz DV-32 Phaeton, Aneice Lassiter American Classic Open 1935-1948 Excellence in Class—1938 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan, Alan Berg Best in Class—1929 Packard 640, Darrel Cole American Production Open 1925-1948 Best in Class—1939 Plymouth Convertible, Mark Smith 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 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 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 Foreign Luxury Open though 1944 Best in Class—1925 Alvis SC 12/50, Celia & John Layzell Foreign Luxury Open 1945-1975 Excellence in Class—1953 Rolls-Royce Drophead, Marlene & Gene Epstein Best in Class—1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, Ronald Sedley Foreign Luxury Closed 1945-1975 (Bentley Class) Excellence in Class—1960 Bentley S2, Faye & Jonathan Kellerman Best in Class—1957 Bentley S1, James Dutton 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 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 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 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 Preservation Excellence in Class—1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I, Kim Barnes Best in Class—1958 Cadillac Fleetwood, James Verraster, III Microcars Excellence in Class—1957 BMW Isetta 300, Celia & Tom O’Neill- Best in Class—1939 Crosley Convertible, Dr. Brian & Becky Hinrichs Mercedes-Benz Classic Pre-War Open Excellence in Class—1886 Mercedes-Benz Motor Wagon, Stephen Plaster 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 Skotidas Best in Class—1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Lisa & Leo Schigiel Best in Class—1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, The Premier Collection Best in Class—1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, Malcolm Newbourne Best in Class—1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL, W. Kettelhack
Page 9 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 Sponsors Choice Award- Honda Aircraft 1965 Honda 5600, Tony Blevins Sponsors Choice Award- PermaPlate 1953 Glasspar G-2, H. DeWayne Ashmead Sponsors Choice Award- CBS 1911 Packard ’30,’ Michael DeAngelis Sponsors Choice Award- AutoNation 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, The Premier Collection Sponsors Choice Award- Wheels Up 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427, John Russo Sponsors Choice Award- J.R. Dunn Jewelers 1929 Packard 640, Darrel Cole- Sponsors Choice Award- Ferrari 1962 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet- Ted Johnson Cars That Matters Award 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster/Shark Coupe HVA Award 1935 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet A, The Premier Collection Ulysse Nardin Timeless Award 1952 Daimler DB18-SS, Joshua Teverow Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Award 1953 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe, Leonard McCue Best European Classic 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, The Premier Collection Best American Classic 1930 Packard 734, H. DeWayne Ashmead- Best Closed Post-War Car 1965 Shelby GT350, Susan & David Turner Best Closed Pre-War Car 1935 Desoto Airflow, Debbie & John Wagner 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 Most Elegant Post-War Open 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, Mary Beth Sheehan Most Elegant Pre-War Closed 1938 HRG, Stephanie & Orin Smith Most Elegant Pre-War Open 1931 Duesenberg J-104, Adeline & Ralph Marano Essence of Design 1950 Jaguar 120 OTS, Frank Rubino Rolling Sculpture 1947 Bentley Mark VI, Stephanie & Orin Smith Spirit of the Road 1957 Fiat Jolly, Thomas duPont Timeless Elegance 1959 Bentley S1 Fastback Continental, Fred Kriz Chief Judge Award 1955 Californian Roadster, Geoffrey Hacker Chairman’s Choice Award 1961 Maserati 3500 Coupe, Blake Stevenson Founders Award 1955 Ferrari Europe, Stephen Bruno People’s Choice Award 1947 Bentley Mark VI, Stephanie & Orin Smith Grand Marshal Award, Top Tier Class 1958 Mercury Montclair, Warren Wubker Best of Show 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, The Premier Collection
Page 10 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award Winners MOTORCYCLE AWARDS 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