Eye Candy: Third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Arizona Biltmore resort provides an ideal setting for Arizona Concours d'Elegance | Larry Edsall photos
Arizona Biltmore resort provides an ideal setting for Arizona Concours d’Elegance | Larry Edsall photos

It’s been nearly a week since the third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance was held on the grassy courtyard of the historic Arizona Biltmore resort, but we wanted to take one more look at some of the vehicles and details we enjoyed, as well as share the complete list of best-of and special award winners.

Photos by Larry Edsall

3rd annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance award winners:

Best of show
1935 Duesenberg SJ Special “Mormon Meteor,” Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati

Best in class
American Classic Closed
1933 Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo, Allentown Classic Motor Car. Inc.
American Classic Open
1931 Chrysler Imperial CG LeBaron dual-cowl phaeton, Aaron and Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
Antique Automobiles – Pre 1915
1910 Pope Hartford Model T, John and Anabel Konwiser, Scottsdale, Arizona
Avant Garde – Pre 1973
1958 Gaylord Gladiator, Ralph Carungi, Glendale, Arizona
Coachwork by Zagato
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato, Dvid Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California
Duesenberg
1935 Duesenberg SJ Special “Mormon Meteor,” Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati
European Classic
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K, Thomas Taffet, Chatsworth, California
Exceptional Cars of Great Britain
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental pillarless Berline, Don Williams, Danville, California
Grand Touring – Pre 1973
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Brandon and Dennis Pobiak, Scottsdale, Arizona
Iconic Postwar American – Pre 1966
1956 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, Daniel Withers, Phoenix
Iconic Postwar British – Pre 1966
1962 Jaguar E-type FHC, David and Robin Levy, Akron, Ohio
Postwar American-Powered Sports – Pre 1966
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gran Turismo, John and Sonia Breslow, Scottsdale, Arizona
Postwar European Sports – Pre 1966
1960 Porsche 2-90 roadster, Randall and Julie Knuth, Tucson, Arizona
Postwar Racing – Pre 1966
1957 Bandini Sport International Saponetta, John and Sonia Breslow, Scottsdale, Arizona
Preservation Pre 1966
1962 Ghia L 6.4 coupe, John H. White, Sacramento, California
Prewar Sports & Racing
1935 Miller 2-man Indy Car, Malloy Foundation Inc., Corona, California

Special Awards
Brass Era
1898 JeanPerrin Voiturette ‘Vis a Vis,’ Alan Travis, Phoenix
Honorary Chief Judge’s Award
1948 Talbot-Lago Type 26 Gran Sport, Clive and Janet Cussler, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Most Elegant – Prewar
1935 Miller 2-man Indy Car, Malloy Foundation Inc., Corona, California
Most Elegant – Postwar
1949 Fiat Topolino Paroramica 750 MM, Scott Gauthier, Scottsdale, Arizona
Directors’ Choice (three cars selected)
1948 Alfa Romeo Nardi Danese, Brent Berge, Mesa, Arizona
1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 cabriolet A, Aaron and Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
1953 Buick Skylark, Neil and Patricia Deatley, Scottsdale, Arizona
Historic Vehicle Association – Most significant
1962 Ghia L 6.4 coupe, John H. White, Sacramento, California
Historic Vehicle Association – Car that matters
1957 Arnott-Climax GT, Gregory and Debra Johnson, Irvine, California
Mercedes-Benz Award of Excellence
1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 cabriolet A, Aaron and Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
Hagerty Youth Judges
1965 289 AC Shelby Cobra, Philippe Reyns, Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix Automotive Press Association – Best Story
1898 JeanPerrin Voiturette ‘Vis a Vis,’ Alan Travis, Phoenix
Make-A-Wish
1959 Hank Henry Super Modified, Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum, Phoenix
Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin West
1948 Daimler DE36 Drop Head, Mark Hyman, St. Louis
Frank Lloyd Wright – School of Architecture
1933 Auburn 12 Boattail Speedster, Lou Ficco, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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