VOLUME 9 / ISSUE 2
2012 Milestones Annual Report
The Place to Race
Major Sponsor Recognition
Some collectibles are meant to be driven.
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OUR vOlUnteeRs help dRive ameRica’s caR mUseUm There isn’t a more satisfying or exciting place to share your energy, talents and winning personality than America’s Car Museum. It’s the newest, largest and most innovative car museum in America and you can
be a paRt Of it, vOlUnteeR tOday.
pOsitiOns available: n Docents & Tour Guides Lead guided tours for groups n Collection Monitor Talk about the cars and allow visitors to share their memories n Pit Crew Assist with racecar simulators and slot cars in the Speed Zone n Events Specialist Assist with evening and weekend Museum events n Collection Maintenance
As a member of LeMay– AMerICA’S CAr MuSeuM, you know we’re a non-profit organization and we actively celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile. You know all about our award-winning and architecturally stunning nine-acre campus overlooking Tacoma’s city center, historic museum district and waterfront. What you may not be aware of is the important role volunteers play in making ACM the great destination attraction it has become. We think you, or someone you might know, would be a wonderful addition to our team of volunteers.
To learn more about ACM volunteer opportunities, visit www.lemaymuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
F E A T U R ES
f e a t ur e
A COMPETITION OF EXCELLENCE
In anticipation of this summer’s hosting of the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at ACM, we offer this concours ‘primer.’
A U T O B I O G R A PH Y :
1952 MG TD
A bit quaint by today’s standards, this charming British roadster was at the very forefront of America’s initial fascination with, and acceptance of, sports cars.
G U EST EDIT O R I A L :
WHY CONCOURS MATTER
ACM Steering Committee member and founder of the Amelia Island Concours Bill Warner outlines the positive effects these events have on collector car culture.
4 Behind the wheel
A report from David Madeira, LeMay Museum President & CEO 6 MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Must-attend premier Museum events 7 ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Random musings by the managing editor of OpenRoad 8 signpost & SAVE THE DATE
Late breaking news & what’s on tap 13 ON EXHIBIT
Cars currently on view in the galleries and exhibit ramps of ACM
14 MEMORY LANE
ACM members share their memories
Auto donations support the Museum
17 Fuel for thought
Financial advice for car enthusiasts 18 ROAD WELL TAKEN
California’s Pines to Palms Highway 26 MEMBERSHIP
Upcoming events and activities for ACM members of every level 28 ACM STORE
Unique gifts for the auto enthusiast Seen From the Road— The photos shown here were all taken during various road trips and tours. Keep your eyes open on your next drive... you never know when something fun will pop into view! OPENROAD
LeMay– AMERICAS CAR MUSEUM
President & CEODavid Madeira
BEHIND THE WHEEL MILESTONES—THEY SOMETIMES SEEM TO RAPIDLY DISAPPEAR IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AS YOU SPEED DOWN THE HIGHWAY. THE “JAZZ!” GALA, IN CELEBRATION OF OUR GRAND OPENING’S 1ST ANNIVERSARY, SEEMS TO BE ON THAT SAME PATH. AS OUR 400 GUESTS LEFT THE MUSEUM FOLLOWING THEIR FINAL DANCE AND LAST SIP OF CHAMPAGNE, IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE WE’VE BEEN OPEN FOR A YEAR NOW... AND WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN!
The Grand Opening gala exceeded all expectations
In short, our first year took us on an amazing journey
with 1,200 in attendance and a fireworks display
and as 2012 fades into memory our eyes leave that
announcing we had officially “arrived!” The inau-
rear view mirror and are now firmly fixed on the host
gural weekend drew nearly 10,000 visitors and
of exciting events, exhibits and activities coming
spawned more than 1,000 articles in the interna-
our way. Our new “LEGENDS of MOTORSPORTS: THE
tional press. To top it off, the event was heralded
NASCAR STORY” exhibit is amazing and we will use
by USA TODAY as one of the world’s eight most
it as the flashpoint and venue for numerous events
important attraction openings in 2012!
“Vette Fest” and “60 Years of Corvette” exhibit fea-
Since then, media attention has remained strong and our audience has expanded dramatically. ACM quadrupled to more than 4,100 members and drew nearly a quarter million visitors from all 50 States David Madeira and Nancy LeMay join with
and 26 countries! We continued our involvement in
turing a number of historic cars provided by GM’s Heritage Center. “THE MEET at ACM” vintage motorcycle festival featuring BMW will round out August and act as a fitting lead in to the wonderful Kirkland Concours d’Elegance.
the Seattle, Detroit and NY Auto Shows, the Amelia
In and among all these major events are monthly
as they celebrate ACM’s 1st Anniversary
Island Concours d’Elegance and Pebble Beach
“Cruise-Ins,” driving tours, member exhibit viewings,
at this past June 1 “Jazz” Gala.
Motoring Classic and Concours d’Elegance.
and even three “Drive In Movie Nights” on the grass
hundreds of fellow friends of the Museum
With our wonderful new home and marvelous Haub Family Field, we hosted our first Vintage Motorcycle Festival and the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance—providing the Concours with a new and now permanent home. Countless corporations and organizations held events on our campus from birthday parties and weddings to concerts, banquets and major gatherings of all types.
of Haub Family Field. In short, we’ve got “the hammer down,” the “tires smoking” and are accelerating full-speed ahead with exciting opportunities to get connected with your ACM—there’s truly something for everyone at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. We hope you’ll join us as these ‘milestones’ continue to fly by!
UNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 9:00AM - 3:00PM
EXHIBITION: HAUB FAMILY FIELD AWARD CEREMONY: ANDERSON PLAZA 3:00PM
Spectacular cars, on a field of grass, on a summer day... what more is there?
Scenes from 2012
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Karl Anderson, Chairman Concrete Technology Corporation Tacoma, Washington Neal Arntson, President Albina Fuel Company Vancouver, Washington John Barline, Attorney Williams Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC Tacoma, Washington Stephen Boone, President Northwest Harley-Davidson Olympia, Washington Nicola Bulgari, Vice Chairman BVLGARI S.p.A. Rome, Italy Bob Craves, Chairman/CEO College Success Foundation Founding Officer (Retired) Costco Issaquah, Washington Richard (Rick) B. Davis, President Standard Parts Corporation Tacoma, Washington John C. Dimmer, President FIRS Management, LLC Tacoma, Washington Art Fischer, President/General Manager NAPA Distribution Center Albany, New York James France, Vice Chairman/CEO International Speedway Corp. Daytona Beach, Florida Larry Gordon, President/CEO Gordon Trucking Pacific, Washington Richard Griot, Founder Griot’s Garage Tacoma, Washington
Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th
HAPPY 6OTH BIRTHDAY TO YOU CORVETTE … oh, and happy birthdays to you too Porsche 911 (60), Aston Martin (100), Lamborghini (50) and Austin-Healey (60)
McKeel Hagerty, CEO Hagerty Insurance Traverse City, Michigan Tom Hedges, Co-owner Hedges Family Estate Seattle, Washington George Ingle, President/General Manager The Ingle Company Tacoma, Washington Doug LeMay, Vice President LeMay Enterprises, Inc. Tacoma, Washington Nancy LeMay, President LeMay Enterprises, Inc. Tacoma, Washington
The star of our party is “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette. GM has graciously agreed to let us show several iconic Corvettes from their Heritage Collection before they head south to Pebble Beach. Rarely seen outside the Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the 1959 Stingray concept car, 1961 Mako Shark and 1965 Manta Ray represent the most storied examples of this famous marque. You don’t have to be a Corvette aficionado to marvel at the historic importance and downright beauty of these rare cars… don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The cars will be on display three days only, Friday August 9th through Sunday, August 11th.
Charles Liekweg, Former President/CEO AAA Washington Kirkland, Washington David Lowe Madeira, President/CEO LeMay AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Keith Martin, Publisher Sports Car Market Portland, Oregon James Gary May Hopewell Land Partners LLC, Winter Haven, Florida B. Corry McFarland, CEO Cedar Management Corp. Fife, Washington Paul E. Miller, Ex-Officio/COO LeMay AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Michael J. Phillips, Chairman Altaira Wealth Management Geneva, Switzerland Burt Richmond, Executive Vice President FitzRich, Inc Chicago, Illinois Candida Romanelli Romanelli Event Services Piano, Texas Johnny Rutherford, Indianapolis 500 Champion Fort Worth, Texas William T. Weyerhaeuser Director/Chairman, Columbia Bank Tacoma, Washington James M. Will, President Titus-Will Enterprises, Inc. Tacoma, Washington
PUBLICATION CREDITS Managing Editor & Head Writer Walt Tomsic, Tomsic Sullivan Design Professor Emeritus at PLU, Walt is a confirmed “car nut.” He started with a ‘53 Austin-Healey 100 in high school and continued through a procession of Triumphs, an Alfa Romeo, a Shelby GT-350, three 60s vintage Mercedes SLs and a couple of E-types. His current ride is a British AC 289 replica. Art Direction & Graphic Design Denise Sullivan, Tomsic Sullivan Design Denise has a BFA in graphic design from Pacific Lutheran University and has operated her own design business for over 30 years. Passionate for sports cars, she has owned several throughout the years including a ‘64 TR4 Sebring, a ‘72 TR6, and a 1979 Porsche. Her current ride is an ‘08 Special Edition Miata.
Guest Editor, Bill Warner Founder & Chairman Amelia Island Concours ACM Steering Committee member and guiding spirit behind one of the nation’s oldest and most respected concours events, Bill Warner has long been deeply involved in all aspects of car culture. He owns and operates Bill Warner Racing and has been honored with a number of prestigious awards for his efforts on behalf of the collector car community. Michael Craft ACM Official Photographer Special thanks to Advertising Photographer Michael Craft for creating many of the beautiful images printed in OpenRoad. MichaelCraftPhotography.com
STEERING COMMITTEE Rod Alberts, Executive Director Detroit Auto Dealers Association Executive Director, North American International Auto Show Detroit, Michigan Thomas L. Bryant, Past Vice President Editor Emeritus, Road & Track Bainbridge, Washington
A good friend of mine—an old Vietnam era F4 fighter jock and charter member of our decidedly disorganized vintage sports car ‘unclub’—just bought a Porsche 912… at my suggestion. His wife had refused to go on club rides in his previous car… a Westfield Lotus 11… something about not wanting to look like one of those 1950s era rocket sled test pilots who’s flapping mouth and cheeks resembled a Basset Hound in a hurricane. And we won’t even mention what that car would do to a perm. Anyway, I suggested the 912 because, for a whole lot less money, you get what is basically an early 911-licht with better F/R weight distribution. What you also get, of course, is less oomph and a lot less respect from some purists. I know the feeling. We once owned a 924S. Fantastic car! It looked great, handled beautifully and—like an automotive version of Rodney Dangerfield—got no respect. This curious phenomenon is not just confined to Porsche owners pooh-poohing other Porsche owners because their car’s engine position and method of cooling is somehow offensive. I’ve seen hot rodders sneer at ‘rice-burners,’ rat rodders sneer at resto rodders and Harley types knock… well, anything that isn’t a Harley. It got me thinking about what makes ACM so appealing and why I love this place and the people associated with it. The “idea” of celebrating a shared love affair with wheeled vehicles—and what they represent;
freedom, mobility and personal expression—is, in and of itself, inherently appealing. A passion for cars, motorcycles, trucks and even scooters is evidently hard-wired into my DNA and the DNA of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM and its membership. The visionaries who planned this place were keenly aware of the importance of avoiding a narrow focus … a ‘Balkanization’ based on automotive nationality, time frame or vehicle type. It’s why ACM isn’t an abbreviation for “AMERICAN CAR MUSEUM.” It’s why our cars don’t necessarily have to be priceless ‘jewels’—not that that’s a bad thing. A lot of them are just… cars. And that’s not a bad thing either. The grass and plaza pavers of ACM host both coffee and champagne class gatherings—the cruise-in and the concours. And we love them both. The same concept applies to our members. Some of you drive rolling sculpture and some of you have to occasionally get out and push. But that’s fine… you’re all family and you’re all welcome here. Okay, there is one little proviso, we insist you love your car, and if you don’t exactly love another member’s car, at least respect the fact that they do and withhold comment. That’s our bond… we’re car people. Now, let’s all go out and hug a puppy… and maybe a Chevrolet… and then go for a drive… and if somebody waves, wave back!
Sandra Button, Chairman Pebble Beach Concours de’Elegance Carmel, California Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager Mazda Raceway Laguna-Seca Monterey, California John J. Carlson, CEO National Association of Antique Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada Rick Eagen, Partner/Controller AAA Interstate Transportation, LLC Evergreen, Colorado Rod Egan, The Worldwide Group Kirkland, Washington Robert Falleur, Auto Restoration Street Rod Builder and Collector Portland, Oregon Diane Fitzgerald, President FitzRich, Inc. Chicago, Illinois Keith Flickinger, Owner Precision Motor Cars, Inc. Allentown, Pennsylvania Mark Gessler, President Historic Vehicle Association Potomac, Maryland Alan Grant, Principal Large Architecture Los Angeles, California Gerald Greenfield, Chief Judge Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Presented by AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Lake Tapps, Washington Ken Gross, Automotive Journalist Guest Curator, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Hamilton, Virgina Paul Hageman, Automobile Enthusiast Kirkland, Washington Peter Hageman, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Kirkland, Washington Paul Ianuario, Senior Curator BMW Museum Reedville, South Carolina
Have a nice summer!
Junus Khan, North American Manager Koenigsegg Automotive AB Kennewick, Washington John Lyons, CEO Hartford Land Ventures, LLC West Hartford, Connecticut Al McEwan, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Kirkland, Washington
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Carl Bomstead Writer, Automobilia Expert
Thomas L. Bryant Editor Emeritus, Road & Track
Keith Martin Publisher, Sports Car Market
Matt Stone Executive Editor, Motor Trend Classic
Peter Brock Car Designer, Writer and Photographer
McKeel Hagerty CEO, Hagerty Insurance
Sandra Button Chairman, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Bill Warner Chairman, Amelia Island Conours d’Elegance
OpenRoad is the membership magazine published by The Harold E. LeMay Museum. America’s Car Museum® is a trademark of The Harold E. LeMay Museum. The LeMay– America’s Car Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. All membership fees, contributions and sponsorships are tax-deductible. Museum Administration: David Lowe Madeira, President & CEO | Dominic Dobson, Chief Development Officer | Scot Keller, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer | Paul Miller, Chief Operating Offficer | Valerie O’Shea, Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer | Keith Flickinger, Curator of the Collection
Mark McKee ACE Cafe North America Leawood, Kansas Bruce Meyer, Enthusiastic Collector Beverly Hills, California Glenn Mounger, Former Co-Chairman Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Bainbridge Island, Washington Richard Rurak, President Inos Automation Software, Inc Plymouth, Michigan Scott W. Stubbs, President/CEO H.B. Stubbs Company Detroit, Michigan Tim Van Hoof, Director of Marketing State Farm Insurance Companies Bloomington, Illinois Bill Warner, Chairman Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Please Address Correspondence to The LeMay Museum/OpenRoad, Post Office Box 1117, Tacoma, WA 98401 Phone: 253.779.8490 Toll Free: 877.902.8490 Fax: 253.779.8499 Website: www.lemaymuseum.org Not all of the automobiles depicted in OpenRoad are part of the LeMay Collection. Some of the photographs were chosen in order to illustrate or enliven a feature story while others were selected purely for their artistic merit.
SAVETHEDATE Invasion of the Vintage Motorcycles!
Final Drive-in Movie of the Summer Remember how much fun drive-in movies were—before urban sprawl and land values drove them out of business? Well, they still are and ACM is keeping the tradition alive on selected summer evenings. Join us August 17 on the grass of the Haub Family Showfield for the last showing of the summer. ACM will stay open till 8 pm with the show (The Love Bug) starting at dusk on the 40 ft. outdoor screen. You can bring chairs, a blanket or watch from your car. It’s a whole familyfriendly event with food and drinks, a zip line and an inflatable bounce house. It’s a great way to relive a cherished piece of the “good old days.”
HVA + ACM… a Natural Alliance Of the many organizations and institutions whose purpose is to further the interests of the collector car community— and those of us who enjoy a love affair with the automobile—the Historic Vehicle Association and AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM are among the most active and effective. It’s only natural our two institutions should seek ways to cooperate toward a common goal. Though still in the formative stages, this “alliance” between ACM and HVA will help to focus our combined energies and resources for the benefit of the entire car community. Speaking about the growing partnership between ACM and HVA, Museum President & CEO David Madeira said, “We share a common institutional mission, to preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of the automobile. Through collaborative efforts within the framework of a long-term partnership, we will each be better positioned to achieve our collective goals.” To learn more about the Historic Vehicle Association visit their website at historicvehicle.org. In addition to information about HVA, the site is filled with interesting and informative photos and articles.
Be sure to take in the “The Meet at ACM: Vintage Motorcycle Festival” on August 24-25. Last year’s meet was a smash success and this year’s celebration promises to be even better. In addition to fabulous motorcycles—90 years of BMW bikes being featured—festival activities will include a swap meet, trials demonstrations, food and entertainment, a ‘bikes-for-sale’ corral and Sunday ride followed by a BBQ lunch. Click the “EVENTS” link on the Museum website for all the details.
Pave Your Piece of the Plaza Our successful “Pave the Way” paver program officially ended in April 2012. With membership having grown so dramatically over the past year, we’re giving our newest members a chance to buy a custom-engraved paver as well. The renewed Paver Campaign will run through the end of the year. A donation of $100 or more will see your personalized, granite paver permanently installed in the Christine & Karl Anderson Plaza leading to the Museum. It’s a great way to honor a loved one, promote your business or commemorate a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday. The pavers are available in a variety of sizes. To purchase a paver, visit the Museum’s website, lemaymuseum.org. or call our Membership Department toll free at 877-902-8490.
August 8, September 12, October 10 Cruise In ACM Campus Plaza (see page 26 for more information) August 8 – 11 60 Years of Corvette Exhibit ACM Campus August 17 ACM Summer Drive-in Movie The Love Bug (1968 PG) Haub Family Showfield, ACM Campus August 24 (show) – 25 (road tour) The Meet at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, Vintage Motorcycle Festival ACM Campus August 31 Reserved Parking & Pit Stop Tacoma Dome: Taylor Swift Concert ACM Campus September 5 – 7 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance ACM Campus (see article starting on pg10) September 27 Reserved Parking & Pit Stop Tacoma Dome: Jason Aldean Concert, ACM Campus November 15 – 22 Cuba: People-to-People. Classic Cars & Cigars Tour (see page 26 for more information) October 5 Reserved Parking & Pit Stop Tacoma Dome: Bon Jovi Concert. ACM Campus November 9 Route 66 Exhibit Opens ACM Campus (see lemaymuseum.org for members only preview)
Member Benefit/Discount Applies
ACM Membership Tops 4,000 LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM has enjoyed a banner first year of operation. In addition to the ‘trunk load’ of architectural awards we’ve won and the quarter of a million visitors we’ve welcomed, our membership roles have blossomed. Over 4,000 individuals, corporations and businesses, foundations and car clubs are now part of the ACM extended family. Speaking of car clubs, they continue to make ACM a venue for club gatherings and a stop on group tours. Gatherings of Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche owners have made recent visits and the Jaguar owners club will be at ACM on the 10th of August… if you’re a fan of these U.K. “cats” it would be a good time to plan a visit.
August 8 Cruise In to Feature Budweiser Clydesdales The August 8 ACM Cruise In will offer something special… the opportunity to see firsthand one of the world’s most famous equestrian teams, the Budweiser Clydesdales. The horses and handlers will appear on the parade loop surrounding the grass showfield and will be available for photos and close up viewing from 5 – 7:00 that evening. “Cars and Clydesdales”— a winning combination. See you there!
ACM Celebrates Year of Growth at 1st Anniversary “Jazz” Gala Over 500 party-goers turned out on June 1 to celebrate ACM’s first anniversary. The ‘40s and ‘50s-themed “Jazz” gala/dinner included live music, auctions and the first public viewing of the museum’s new exhibit, “Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story.”
ACM ‘THEMED’ GALAS ARE GAINING A REPUTATION AS MUSTATTEND HIGHLIGHTS ON THE REGION’S SOCIAL CALENDAR
“Now that year one is history, our overarching goal is to maintain momentum and continue to grow and evolve as an attraction,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira. “And if the excitement at this gala is an indicator, we’re off to a sensational start. We raised more than $300,000, which is vital to our future, because philanthropy helps us fund key programs and exhibits.”
“Jazz” follows in the footsteps of previous Museum sponsored festive events. “Hard Hat and High Heels” in late summer 2011 began the tradition and was followed by last year’s “Grand Opening Gala.” ACM ‘themed’ galas are gaining a reputation as must-attend highlights on the region’s social calendar. You can expect to see many more of these gala parties in years to come.
Dr. Fred Simeone Named Recipient of the 2013 Nicola Bulgari Award Dr. Fred Simeone, founder of the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pa., is the 2013 recipient of the “Nicola Bulgari Award,”a recognition given to individuals who make outstanding contributions to preserve America’s automotive heritage through education, car restoration or collecting classic cars. The award, named for jewelry magnate and classic car collector Nicola Bulgari, was presented to Dr. Simeone at the June 1 gala celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Museum. “Nicola has an unparalleled passion for American cars that has led to dedicating his life to the preservation of this country’s automotive history through the amazing collections he’s built in Italy and Pennsylvania,” said David Madeira, president and CEO of ACM. “Dr. Simeone has a similar automotive perspective, with his focus leaning toward unrestored race cars that he maintains as close to the original as possible.” Dr. Simeone inherited his excitement for cars from his father, Anthony Simeone, who also loved and collected important classics. Recently retired as the chairman of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Simeone has been building his personal collection for over 50 years and
Dr. Fred Simeone receives congratulations on his award from David Madeira (left) and Gary Gartner.
opened the Simeon Automotive Museum in 2008. His aim has been to find historic cars where the vehicle’s condition tells the story of the races in which they have participated. We congratulate Dr. Simeone for being a most worthy recipient of this year’s award. OPENROAD
Tomsic Managing Editor,
THE KIRKLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE AT AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM; A PRIMER Sunday, September 8, 2013 will mark the 11th hosting of the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance— the 2nd held at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. The event will once again bring some of the world’s most exquisite automobiles to the Pacific Northwest. As part of our mission to be at the center of car culture, ACM will continue in the role of presenting sponsor and work to insure the event’s growth and relevance. It is for these reasons we have moved the concours to the ACM campus. To help you understand and enjoy this magnificent gathering of vehicles to the fullest, we offer this concours “primer.”
A COMPETITION OF ELEGANCE
According to most authorities on the subject, the current “competition of elegance” can be traced back to the 17th Century. It seems poofed and powdered members of the French aristocracy often paraded their horse-drawn carriages through the parks and tree-shaded boulevards of Paris. And though no formal judging took place, a tacit understanding of who won the day usually emerged. As horseless carriages replaced horse-drawn, automotive salons became the site of organized competitions and what we now know as the “Concours d’Elegance” was born. We humans have always been a competitive lot. We seem hard-wired to make lists, assign rank and hand out awards. For proof, one need only look to the absurdities of beauty pageants for three year olds, “Dancing With the Stars,” the Guinness Book of World Records, the Oscars and that most perplexing of ‘competitions’… the “Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest.” And do we really ‘need’ to have synchronized swimming as an Olympic ‘sport?’ After all, who’s to say the Bulgarian team’s blossoming chrysanthemum of splashing arms and legs is better than the same aquatic floral arrangement of the Belgian team? Who? Why the judges, of course. All human competition can be located on an arc from the purely objective to the totally subjective. There is an undeniable clarity to objectively judged competitions… like who can go from point “A” to point “B” in the least amount of time. Hence, that B-list actress from the long-forgotten ‘80’s sitcom who manages to slide backward across the SkiFest finish line before face-planting in a snow bank is—indisputably—the “winner.” Beauty pageants reside at the opposite end of the arc and are by definition, subjective. Then there are those contests resolved with a blend of empiricism and personal preference… among them, the Concours d’Elegance. To the layman, the selection criteria used at a concours can seem as arcane as the beading on a Shriner’s fez. To the cognoscenti, it all makes perfect sense. To begin with, there are two evaluation formats used in concours judging, the more objective “Point” method and the slightly more subjective “European Style”… more about that in Gerald Greenfield’s following essay. When applying a point method, it matters more that the attachment screws on the threshold plate of a 1933 Albrecht-Zipperheim “Grosshaufen” be phillips head brass not slotted stainless. And why is that important… to preserve the precise authenticity of an historic artifact… and dial down subjectivity. This is not to say it’s entirely about slotted vs. phillips head screws. Concours judges do consider matters of “style.” And, yes, that involves personal taste, an admittedly subjective form of judgment. But rest assured, the judging crew at an event the stature of Kirkland has demonstrated an abundance of good taste. When you watch concours judging in progress, you’re not just seeing people randomly poking around the engine bay of a Bugatti. They really do know what they’re doing… and why. They know more about these cars—and what should and should not be there—than a battalion of typical car enthusiasts… myself included. If you love cars—and as an ACM member you certainly do—the opportunity to enjoy one of the nation’s most enduring and prestigious “competitions of excellence,” right here on the campus of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, is a treat not to be missed. To fully appreciate the positive effects events such as Kirkland have on the collector car hobby and society at large, read ACM Steering Committee member Bill Warner’s excellent guest editorial on pages 24-25. Bill knows what he’s talking about. He’s the founder of, and guiding spirit behind, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the oldest and most respected concours in the land.
continued on page 11
PRIMER II: JUDGING Written by Gerald Greenfield , Head Judge Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM
To facilitate the judging process the myriad ages and types of vehicles on display are first placed in specific classes. The classes for the 11th annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM are: Mercedes Benz Antiques Vintage Motorcycles-Pre-war American Ferrari
The Kirkland Concours d’ Elegance is considered by many to be one of the finest events of its type in the country, and LeMay- AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM provides a world-class venue. There are, however, two additional elements that are paramount to the success of a Concours. One is obviously the quality and variety of the automobiles entered. The second is the type and quality of the Judging provided. To secure the best cars for the event, the entrants must be assured their cars will be fairly and accurately evaluated. The responsibility of the Head Judge is to assemble a competent Judging Team. The Head Judge will have had many years of experience judging, initially at Marque specific events and then moving on to other Concours around the country. He, or she, will likely have restored a number of automobiles and will have shown his cars at other Concours events. The Head Judge will then invite Honorary Judges to participate. The Honorary Judges will be well known nationally in the Collector Car Hobby. They will help select the Special Award Winners as well as “Best of Show.” The Kirkland Concours d’Elegance is fortunate to have many Judges who are experts in a given Marque, Master Judges in the Classic Car Club of America as well as other Head Judges from a number of prestigious Concours nationwide. There are two types of judging that can be used. In point judging, a car is usually evaluated on a 100-point basis. 20 categories —each with 5 points—comprise the 100 point score sheet. The operation of all components of the vehicle is carefully evaluated. The fit and finish of the body and interior are scrutinized. Finally, the authenticity of the restoration is considered. Points are deducted for flaws, defects and inoperable components. Point Judging is preferred at Club or Marque events as well as many Concours. The second type of Judging is referred to as “European” or “French Style.” It originated in Europe during the 1920s at events where manufactures and custom body builders displayed their finest new creations. These were elegant fashionable events where the automobiles were displayed along with models dressed in the latest fashions of the era. The Kirkland Concours features this type of Judging. Prior
Lincoln--5 decades-1920’s-1960’s (two classes) Woodies--Stock Woodies--Modified Porsche 911--50th Anniversary (two classes) Collector’s Class Classic Car Club of America (Early/Late or Open/Closed) Preservation (Pre-War) Special Display
to being invited, all entrants are carefully evaluated by the Selection Committee to insure only the finest examples are competing for Awards. Although no points are either given or deducted during the judging procedure, each automobile is carefully scrutinized and all components evaluated. The greatest difference between point judging and French Judging is that in the later, more weight is awarded for Elegance and Style. After the Judges thoroughly evaluate all automobiles entered in a given class, they step back, take a second look from a distance, then award a first, second and third place to the entrants. Since extra credit is awarded for style and elegance, an automobile that might otherwise score less than 100 points because of a minor defect could be awarded a “First Place.” To be sure, all the entrants are fabulous automobiles but the most spectacular—on that day, at that moment—will be awarded a “First in Class.” Only First in Class automobiles are eligible for the accolade “Best in Show.” All Best in Show and Special Awards are selected by the Concours Executive Committee, the Honorary Judges and the Concours Head Judge.
ON EXHIBIT FROM AESTHETICALLY STUNNING CLASSICS TO BRUTALLY EFFICIENT TRACK CARS.
s our most ambitious exhibit to date, the recently opened “Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story” spotlights the 55-year history of this intriguing and “All-American” racing phenomenon; its tracks, cars, fans and larger than life personalities the like of NASCAR co-founder Bill France Sr., Richard “The King” Petty and “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt. Today, NASCAR’ top flight drivers enjoy the same sports celebrity status as the stars of the NBA, NFL and PGA. The exhibit’s cars and informative wall graphics trace the rise of stock car racing from its formative days in 1948 to the cultural and motorsports giant it represents today. When the Super Speedway era arose in 1959 with the opening of the Daytona Beach oval track, NASCAR racing truly became fast and furious with speeds approaching 200 mph. In the Seventies, the series
became a regular tele-
NASCAR on Display
vision event on CBS and since then, has grown into an enormously popular
1) 1936 Ford Model 68 Roadster Moonshine Car
racing phenomenon with fans numbering in the millions. The cars on display include those piloted by Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and many more. Motorsports are an integral part of car culture and ACM will continue to acknowledge this fact with an ongoing program of exhibits that present this fascinating side of the automotive experience. “ Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story” will run for a minimum of one year.
2) 1979 Thunderbird # 15 Hodgdon Bobby Allison Car 3) 1981 Thunderbird # 21 Hodgdon – Neil Bonnett Car 4) 1965 Chevy Impala 5) 1980 Oldsmobile 442 Silver Ghost – Buddy Baker 6) 1979 Oldsmobile Petty Daytona 500 winning car 7) 1992 Pontiac Richard Petty Farewell tour car 8) 1956 Ford Curtis Turner (Replica) 9) 1989 Buick Chattanooga Chew Larry Pearson 10) 1955 Chevrolet
From its member-only sneak preview on May 30 and official debut during the June 1 1st Anniversary “Jazz” gala, the exhibit has already become a major draw for the Museum. Visitors are encouraged
11) Dale Earnhardt # 3 car from GM 12) Kasey Kahne & Jimmie Johnson cars from Hendrick Motorsports 13) 2013 Toyota Camry Clint Bowyer #15 Car
to sign their name on the checkered finish line.
MEMORY LANE Jet Lag Fantasy By Burt Richmond,
ACM Board of Directors
THESE ARE THE CARS THAT THE CUBANS OWNED PRE- 1958 REVOLUTION AND WHAT THEY ARE STILL USING EVERYDAY ALMOST 60 YEARS LATER! It was only an hour flight, how could I be having jet lag? Heck, we didn’t even change time zones! As we pushed our luggage cart out to our waiting tour bus, felt like I was hallucinating back to my teen age years. The parking lot was full of 1950s Chevys, Plymouths, Fords, DeSotos, Kaisers, Studebakers and even a Nash Ambassador. Whew, if this was a teenager’s dream, where was my red ’48 Ford convertible? We had landed at Cuba’s Havana airport, less than an hour flight from Miami on a 100% legal “People to People” cultural exchange motorcycle tour. We met with musicians, dancers, artists and a writer at Ernest Hemingway’s villa. Sure, we expected to see an occasional old American car in Cuba, without realizing that over 60% of the cars on the 746 mile long island were basically ones from my high school days. Teenagers could tell you from looking at a tail light or the grill bars what year and model the car was. This was not just a Havana syndrome; they were pervasive on every rural coastal road going to Colonial Trinidad and on back roads headed into the mountains. These are the cars that the Cubans owned pre- 1958 revolution and what they are still using everyday almost 60 years later! ‘Cubanos’ are a very resourceful lot. They’ve figured out how to adapt alternative engines into their family
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Upper left: Jaimanitas neoghborhood of artist Jose Fuste, reminiscent of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi. Above top: Che Guvera Memorial in Santa Rosa. Bottom: A ‘time warp’ drive along Le Habana Marina in vintage Fords and Chevys.
jewels. I saw a Model-A in Cienfuegos with a Perkins Marine fuel injected diesel motor. Magically, it fit perfectly, even using the same motor mounts. They had fabricated a ‘simple’ steel adapter plate so the motor mated directly up to the old Model A transmission. Rumor had it that when your engine died, they would just stuff a Russian diesel engine into your Chrysler. These cars from our youth make great tourist taxis, which ironically are now considered a “National Treasure.” We discovered that the Cubans love America and Americans. There are 11 million Cubanos, and everyone who we met told us that you cannot meet a Cuban National who doesn’t have a blood relative living in the US. The biggest surprise was learning that those cousins all knew about Hemmings Motor News and how to access spare parts for their amigos in Cuba to repair a dying Pontiac Chieftain. We visited tobacco plantations and watched them roll perfect cigars. Seventy-five years ago, Cuba was a major exporter of sugar produced from hundreds of sugar cane plantations. However, sugar beets are an easier source for the world’s sweet tooth, so all we got to see was a restored ancient sugar factory with 100 year old American machinery all painted and polished to help tell the sugar story, along with a fleet of restored 19th Century steam trains that burned the used sugar cane for fuel. We hit some fierce rain on the return leg to La Habana. The next day, we were to do another city tour on our motorcycles. Our group of 16 decided that we didn’t want to ride in wet clothing and asked if the tour organizer could get a bus for us instead. At dinner that night, he told us that he had organized ‘alternative’ transportation, (tour guide speak for he couldn’t get a bus). However, he did provide a fleet of convertibles: two Ford Fairlanes, an Olds 88, a Chevy Bel Air and a red ’48 Ford Convertible… like the one I had in high school. It was a perfect way to complete the time warp fantasy going back to 1954.
From top: Motorcyclists pull over to let local horse drawn taxi pass in colonial Trinidad. Hand rolling cigars in tobacco region of Vinales. Our fleet of “alternative transportation” about to depart for city tour of old Havana.
“Viva Cuba” the land of a living AMERICAN CAR MUSEUM!
DONATE-AN-AUTO Our “Donate-an-Auto” program provides you the opportunity to support the Museum, while at the same time realizing certain tax advantages. Though we naturally prefer exhibit level cars, any donated auto will help us achieve our mission to be a vibrant center of car culture. You can find Donate-an-Auto program details on our website, lemaymuseum.org. Click on “support” at the top of the home page followed by “vehicle donations.” You’ll find everything you need to know to make a donation. Below are listed a few of the more notable donations we’ve recently received.
1964 Buick Wildcat Fiberglass Prototype Donated by co-owners William A.Cofer & Paul Ianuario This stunning 1964 Buick Wildcat 2-door “Luxury Lightweight” prototype is a recent addition to our growing collection of collector-class vehicles. At first glance it may appear to be an “off the shelf” Wildcat, one found in any Buick showroom back in the mid-sixties. In fact, the car is a one-off fiberglass prototype with a value nudging close to seven figures. The car’s fascinating backstory was recently covered on the Hemmings Daily website. To demonstrate the practicality of a new “blow molding” fiberglass manufacturing process they had developed, Don Mitchell, president of Ionia Manufacturing and its parent company, MitchellBentley, bought a stock Wildcat to act as a test mule. The car was purchased by Mitchell rather than provided by GM in order to establish a clear lineage of ownership. This decision would later prove to have been wise. Equipped with a 401 Nail head V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, the 2-door hardtop went straight from the Flint, Michigan assembly plant to Mitchell-Bentley’s facility in Owosso where workers spent two months removing body panels, replicating them in fiberglass and reattaching them—a move that shaved 800 pounds from the car’s original two-ton weight. To hasten the retrofit and retain structural integrity, the roof, doors and some inner panels were left in the original steel.
WORKERS SPENT TWO MONTHS REMOVING BODY PANELS, REPLICATING THEM IN FIBERGLASS AND REATTACHING THEM—A MOVE THAT SHAVED 800 POUNDS FROM THE CAR’S ORIGINAL TWO-TON WEIGHT Before returning the car to Buick for evaluation, Mitchell installed every conceivable power option right down to the antenna and mirrors as well as air conditioning, cruise control and a tilt steering wheel. GM, in a little less than a year’s time, put several thousand test miles on the car. At this point things began to get murky. Between the retirement of Don Mitchell (whose name was on the car’s title) and the sale of Ionia’s fiberglass operation, the Wildcat fell through the cracks— ending up first in the collection of the Sloan Museum before being retrieved and spending two decades in a Mitchell family warehouse. By this time the car had become something of an urban legend.
Paul Ianuario, one of the car’s co-owners and donors, first heard of the fabled “all-fiberglass Buick” in the mid-1990s. Ten years later, he found it and bought it—still in the Mitchell family’s name and with only 3,983 miles on the odometer. Not wanting to take a chance on damaging an irreplaceable— and essentially non-repairable—classic, the new owners decided its proper home was AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. In Paul’s words, “A car like this needs to be seen and appreciated for what it is.” It will definitely be seen by thousands of appreciative visitors to ACM! Photo by Renee Crist
FUEL FOR THOUGHT Aquiring, Holding and Transferring Collectibles By Michele Bucklin,
Senior Director - VP - Wealth Management BNY Mellon Wealth Management, official provider of financial services to ACM
IF PUTTING TOGETHER A COLLECTION – BE IT FINE ART OR LUXURY AUTOMOBILES -- IS ONE OF YOUR PASSIONS THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, AND SOME OF THEM SOMEWHAT QUIRKY, THAT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN ACQUIRING, HOLDING AND TRANSFERRING COLLECTIBLES. THIS IS THE THIRD IN A PERIODIC SERIES ON SOME OF THE TAX CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU AND YOUR ADVISOR MAY FACE.
This material is provided for illustrative/educational purposes only. This material is not intended to constitute legal, tax, investment or ﬁnancial advice. Effort has been made to ensure that the material presented herein is accurate at the time of publication. However, this material is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of the law in any area or of all of the tax, investment or ﬁnancial options available. The information discussed herein may not be applicable to or appropriate for every investor and should be used only after consultation with professionals who have reviewed your speciﬁc situation. Pursuant to IRS Circular 230, we inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended as tax advice and is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. ©2013 The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. All rights reserved.
What Rule? Perhaps the rule that catches most collectors by surprise is the related use rule. In order to claim a charitable income tax deduction equal to the work’s current fair market value, the IRS requires that the donated work be used by the charity to perpetuate the entity’s charitable charter. For example, a donation to a museum should be used in the museum’s collection. The donation will not qualify under the related use test if the intent from the inception of the gift is for the museum to sell the work. The Related Use Rule It is not necessary that a charity hold the donation in its collection forever. Museums often sell works in order to raise funds to acquire other pieces. A charity’s clear intent to use the gifted property to further its charitable charter for some period of time used to be sufﬁcient to justify this related use requirement. However, to curb the “wink-winking and nod-nodding” between donors and charities, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created a recapture rule. Now, charities must retain gifts of tangible personal property valued at more than $5,000 for at least three years if the donor is to receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value. Property sold before three years triggers a recapture of the excess of the deduction over the basis in the property. To accommodate legitimate “emergencies,” the PPA waives the recapture rule if the charity provides an afﬁdavit, signed by an ofﬁcer under penalty of perjury, stating that the charity did use the gifted property for its exempt purpose for a period of time, but that it became impractical to continue to carry out this purpose.
Form 8282 used to be due from charities if gifted property were sold within two years. The time frame for this information return has now been extended to include sales within three years. This will allow the IRS to more easily identify situations where the recapture tax may be applicable. Finally, in order to claim a charitable deduction, works valued at over $5,000 need to be appraised by a “qualiﬁed appraiser” as deﬁned by the PPA. To claim a deduction, a donor must attach IRS Form 8283 to his personal income tax return. Form 8283 includes a summary of the appraisal, the signature of the appraiser and a statement by the appraiser that he is qualiﬁed to perform this kind of appraisal. For works valued at more than $20,000, the full appraisal report also must be submitted with this form. Again, the PPA elaborates on what is required in the appraisal reports. This Act also imposes stiff penalties on appraisers who provide reports with inﬂated values.
TO CURB THE “WINK-WINKING AND NOD-NODDING” BETWEEN DONORS AND CHARITIES, THE PENSION PROTECTION ACT OF 2006 (PPA) CREATED A RECAPTURE RULE. NOW, CHARITIES MUST RETAIN GIFTS OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT MORE THAN $5,000 FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS OPENROAD
ROAD WELL TAKEN
Great American Road Trips
Pines to Palms: Oceanside to Palm Springs, CA By Walt Tomsic, Managing Editor, OpenRoad, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Start: Oceanside, CA Finish: Palm Springs, CA Distance: 100+/- miles
You’d be hard pressed to find a more wildly diverse place on Earth then our own state of California… and we’re not just talking about its rather um… ‘eccentric’ resident population. With the possible exception of the polarregions, the terrain and climate zones of the “Golden State” can simulate everything from Alpine crags to Saharan dunes. Our featured drive in this installment of “Road Well Taken” proves the point. Begin the journey at the most westerly point possible in Oceanside, CA—Ruby’s Diner perched on the tip of the Oceanside pier… and don’t forget to wave goodbye to Ben, the pier’s resident pelican. Provided your blood sugar hasn’t reach ‘crash cart’ levels from Ruby’s cinnamon-swirl French toast, head east on Hwy 76. It will take about 10 miles to clear the worst of the urban sprawl.
70-mile mark: hang a right onto Hwy 74 (aka “Pines to Palms Highway”) At this point prepare for the ‘olive-in-the martini’ section of the drive—note the clever reference to the signature throw-back cocktail of Palm Springs. Oh, by the way, it’s definitely stay alert time as you navigate through this stunningly rugged stretch of country.
20-mile mark: head north on I-15.
80-mile mark: begin the 11-mile descent to the valley floor through a slalom course of loose sweepers and the occasional “surprise-surprise” decreasing radius curve.
30-mile mark: at Temecula, take exit 58 onto Hwy 79 South. About 5 miles further you’ll come to a modern shopping center. It’s a good place to gas and coffee up. 40-mile mark: pass the Vail Lake turnoff, home of the infamous Vail Lake Zombie Run (see trip tips) 50-mile mark: turn left onto Hwy 371 amid hills dotted with giant glacially polished spheres of granite.
2 1. Oceanside Marina cafes are low key and pretty much confined to tacos, pizza and fish & chips. 2. 26 ft. tall Marilyn Monroe sculpture in downtown Palm Springs is the ‘must do’ tourist photo op. 3. Small boutique inns nestle against the mountains. 4. Indian Canyons hiking trails wind through a desert oasis with soaring palms flanked by rock walls.
85-mile mark: here’s your best photo-op spot and view down at the serpentine switchbacks that lead to that strangely out-of-place greenery in the distance. 91-mile mark: you’ve reached the intersection with Hwy 111… from here, it’s north to Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs or, south to Indian Wells and the Salton Sea. 100-mile mark: Welcome to Palm—“retro cool”—Springs. Now, about that martini.
TRIP TIPS* Vail Lake Zombie Run… sounds fun in a gruesome sort of way. Find details at http://vaillakezombierun.com. PLACES TO EAT: Oceanside– dine with the locals at Davina’s Cabo Grill. Rancho Mirage– Shame on the Moon, campy atmosphere and excellent food. Palm Springs– Matchbox, a great place to eat and people watch from the upper terrace.
THINGS TO DO: Oceanside– surf and more surf… then take a side trip to the San Diego Zoo and Automotive Museum. Palm Springs– stroll the shops and have your photo taken under MM’s billowing skirt. Hike the oasis trails of Indian Canyons. Enjoy a truly impressive contemporary collection at the Palm Springs Art Museum. For a car fix, check out the classics on hand at McCormick’s Auction headquarters. A docent-led walk (actually more like a squeeze) through a WWII B-17 at the Palm Springs Air Museum will give you some real life perspective on what those brave airmen went through during bombing missions. PLACES TO STAY: Oceanside– nothing stands out and everything is within walking distance of the beach. Palm Springs– try one of the smaller boutique Inns nestled up against the mountains a few blocks from downtown. Take a look online at Coyote Inn, Korakia Pensione and Andalusian Court to name a few.
YOU’D BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A MORE WILDLY DIVERSE PLACE ON EARTH THAN OUR OWN STATE OF CALIFORNIA
* These recommendations are strictly comp-free… no special consideration asked for or accepted.
A U T O B I O G R A P H Y
1952 MG TD
Collection of LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM
If you enjoy sports cars, this somewhat antique looking little number deserves a ton of credit. It’s a safe bet the popular MGB may never have existed had it not been for the marketplace success of its cyclefendered and vertical-grilled ancestors, the T-series “C,” “D” and “F.” In fact, a rather compelling case can be made that “America’s Sports Car”—the Corvette—may never have launched had it not been for our little MG TD. The TD helped wedge open a floodgate for the later and equally “affordable” Triumph TR2/3 and Austin-Healey 100/3000 as well as the somewhat less affordable Jaguar XK series, Porsche 356 and yes, the Corvette.
Words by Walt Tomsic , Managing Editor, OpenRoad / Photography - MG Cover and Autobiography by Michael Craft
ngland, in the aftermath of WWII, was a mess. America, by contrast, came out of the war smelling like the proverbial rose… no rubble to clean up and a manufacturing infrastructure in peak fit and ready to convert back to ‘civvies’ as fast as it had switched to pumping out military hardware. And then there was the matter of those hundreds of thousands of GIs waiting to be shipped home, money in their pockets, many of whom having taken notice of a type of car that you just didn’t see on the roads back in Kansas, or Ohio, or wherever. It was small, agile, affordable and cool in a decidedly ‘continental’ sort of way. So, in addition to those Lugers and ceremonial daggers the boys picked up and brought home, enough of them brought back MG TCs to create stateside awareness of, and interest in, small European sports cars. Needing to resuscitate a war-damaged economy, and realizing the U.S. was where the money lay, English car makers quickly began adapting home market product to better suit American market taste. Not only were American upper lips less stiff, the American bottom was less forgiving of discomfort. Even though the TC roadster had helped ignite American demand for an English sports car, the car’s right-hand-drive configuration and 1930’s specifications virtually guaranteed a short shelf life. It was thus in 1949, the ‘pre-war-ish’ TC evolved into the more ‘post-war-ish’ TD.
MG TD “AMERICA’S SPORTS CAR,”THE CORVETTE, MAY NEVER HAVE LAUNCHED HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR OUR LITTLE MG TD
To initiate the transformation to ‘modernity’ MG’s designers and engineers undertook a series of modifications aimed directly at the U.S. consumer—the option of left-hand drive, rack-and-pinion steering, more robust bumpers and 15-inch steel wheels—down from the 19” jobs that would have looked at home on Gatsby’s Duesenberg. Underneath, frame rails were swept over the rear axle rather than under. This, along with front coil springs and wishbones, provided more suspension travel and increased damping. The result was a smoother ride and better handling. The TD rolled off the operating table 4.5 inches wider—little of which made its way into the cockpit—and 200 pounds heavier than the TC. By retaining its predecessor’s 54-hp, 1,250cc XPAG inline-four, the “D” was able to squeeze out a top speed in the mid70s. So as not to exorcise all traditional British “charm,” the TD’s “weather protection” continued to require an advanced degree in origami and about ten minutes to become… ineffectual.
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1952 MGTD In July, 1951 the 1250cc engine received a new block, sump, bell-housing and flywheel in order to accommodate a larger clutch. The engine number prefix was changed to TD2, and cars fitted with this engine have subsequently become known as TD2 models. Our example, donated in 2012 by Paul and MaryLou Lindley of Twin Falls, Idaho, is a TD2.
Firewall Plate: Car No. TD/11803
In spite of their rain-in-the-lap motoring experience and sedate performance, the ongoing modifications and upgrades—in combination with a newly devalued British pound—made the TD an unqualified success. 29,664 were sold over the four-year production run, three times the figure notched by the TC. More than 80% made their way to the U.S. It’s a fitting tribute to all 50’s vintage English sports cars that their owners cherish them and accept their little (and numerous) annoyances with a smile… a thin smile, but one nevertheless.
4cyl 1250cc 54.hp @ 5200rpm
Twin SU Carburettors
Production: 1949–1953 No. Produced: 10,838 (1952)
Transmission Manual 4 speed Brakes:
145 inc/ 58.3 in / 56 in
Y H P A R G O I B O T U A
MG TD production peaked in 1952. By 1953, sales of the car began to falter in the face of more ‘modern’ competition such as the Triumph TR2 and the Austin-Healey 100. The slightly more sleek “F” model was the T-series’ last iteration. Production of the MG TF ended in early-April 1955. The car that would replace it—the MGA—held sway until 1962 when the ever popular and ubiquitous “B” was introduced. . You’ll notice the lack of an “TE” model in the series. Plans were being developed for a follow-up to the MG TD—code named the EX175. The car was never built due to internal politics within the British Motor Corporation (BMC) centering on their investment in the AustinHealey 100. Perhaps this was to be the MG TE. The common belief is that the name “MG” stands for “Morris Garages.” Whether or not this is true has been the subject of much debate over the years. While it is much easier to accept the most visually obvious answer to the issue—ala Occam’s razor—there is substantial evidence that it is not true. The other side of the argument states that M.G. simply stands for itself and is not an abbreviation for anything.
Theory 1: The letters “M.G.” were chosen as a tribute to William Morris and his company, Morris Garages. Cecil Kimber, while working for Mr. Morris in the 1920s began building custom cars from Morris chassis. The cars needed a name since they were not a Morris offering, but rather a custom job. Mr. Kimber named them M.G. as a tribute to his employer.
AT TIMES IT SEEMED MG COULDN’T CATCH A BREAK. NOT ONLY WERE THEY COMPETING WITH RIVALS SUCH AS TRIUMPH AND AUSTIN, THE REAL BATTLE SEEMED TO GO ON INTERNALLY WITHIN THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION
Theory 2: No mention of Moris Garages can be found on the vehicle maker’s plate which always state the full name of the manufacturer. On every M.G. made, the VMP states “The M.G. Car Company” never “The Morris Garages Car Company”. Even looking back to the earliest days of M.G., one cannot find Morris Garages listed on any company letterhead or even in the very first M.G. Magazine of 1933. At times it seemed MG couldn’t catch a break. Not only were they competing with rivals such as Triumph and Austin, the real battle seemed to go on internally within the British Motor Corporation. For example, in 1952, MG was refused permission to develop the MGA, because BMC had just announced the Austin Healey 100/4 and they did not want MG to announce a modern sports car to rival it. This same argument was lodged within GM when Carroll Shelby attempted to secure small block Chevys for his new Cobra. During World War II production of MG’s ceased when the company was put into service for the war effort making tanks, airplane parts, and other military items.
Michael Craft, ACM’s official photographer, created these striking photographs. To see more of his work visit www.michaelcraftphotography.com
The 1936 MG TA Midget first sported the now familiar T-Series design elements; the famous upright radiator, stylish swept wings (“fenders” on this side of the pond), running boards, folding windscreen and large accessible bonnet (“hood.”)
Several changes were introduced between August and November 1952 as sales of the TD started to decline. These included circular rear lamps incorporating flashing turn signals, and a three-bow frame replacing the 2-bow frame for the hood. Also, the wiper motor was finally moved to the center of the windscreen.
The biggest change people notice from the TC to the TD is the lack of wire wheels. As part of a cost cutting measure, the more expensive wire wheels were replaced by solid steel. The decision was not well received. Wire wheels soon became one of the most popular aftermarket accessories and the 1954 MG TF offered ‘factory’ wires as an option. The factory soon added its own retrofit kit for the TD.
GUEST EDITORIAL “Why Concours Matter” By Bill Warner, ACM Steering Committee, Founder Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
HEN WALT CALLED AND ASKED IF I WOULD DO A STORY FOR OPENROAD ON “WHY CONCOURS MATTER,” I HAD TO DO A MENTAL
INVENTORY AS TO THE MANY REASONS CONCOURS
ARE IMPORTANT. ACTUALLY, THE TERM “CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE” IS REALLY MISUSED AND INACCURATE. WHILE DINING
WITH KEITH CRAIN (CRAIN PUBLICATIONS) AT AMELIA, THE CONVERSATION AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES A TRUE CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE AROSE. KEITH’S TAKE WAS AMELIA WAS A “CAR-SHOW,” BUT WE’LL CALL IT A “CONCOURS” ANYWAY. I WAS SOME-WHAT
OFFENDED, BUT THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND HE WAS RIGHT… WE
ARE A CAR SHOW, ALBEIT A FANCY CAR SHOW, BUT A CAR-SHOW NONE-THE-LESS.
Situated on the lush ocean front lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Florida, the concours is decidedly more than a “car-show.” It’s an annual ‘happening’ complete with period costumes and every sort of car from the opulent to the quirky. Classic race cars are always in attendance at Amelia.
Today, it seems every gathering of cars and car people is a “concours.” To be honest, it drives me bonkers. The original concept of a concours d’elegance was an event to showcase the latest carriages and fashions in a luxury setting. That being the case, the Geneva Auto Show is a concours d’elegance. My take, for what it is worth, is that Loren Tryon and Jay Heumann redefined the term “concours d’elegance” when they formulated what is now the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featuring for the most part, pre-war classics, classic coachwork and post war grand touring and sports cars. And the automotive community is all the better because of their passion and creativity. Our passion at Amelia is racing and the people of racing, hence our focus on our racing heritage. Would an early concours feature racecars? Probably not, but here we are today celebrating the people and cars of the racing culture and having fun doing it. Venues to enjoy these cars make the cars themselves more important. Until Steve Earl came along, old racecars were just that, old race cars… since there was no venue in which to enjoy them, many couldn’t be given away. Steve had a vision to hold an event to enjoy these orphans, and in doing so, created a whole new culture and business opportunity for those who had these cars that had nowhere else to go to enjoy them. The resulting success had some negative (some may say positive) effects associated with it, not the least of which were soaring prices… you want to play, you’ll have to pay. I guess that Porsche RSK I passed up in 1968 at $ 2,400 is out of my reach forever. 24
So what does this have to do with concours (or for that matter, car shows)? Well, as I see it, having a venue to show these cars and compete for awards creates several opportunities: n The event offers entertainment for the public who would not
normally have the opportunity to see these cars assembled in one location.
n The event offers the opportunity to raise funds for charitable
organizations and worthy causes.
n The event exposes people to our automotive heritage and
illustrates, to some extent, how far we have come in the 125+ years of the development of the automobile.
n Having a concours creates a desire and demand to save
and restore cars in order to share the passion with others There is something truly satisfying about restoring a car or motorcycle and sharing the results with others, in some cases, taking a sow’s ear and turning it into a silk purse.
n These events are wonderful family outings and allow us
UR PASSION AT AMELIA IS RACING AND THE PEOPLE OF RACING, HENCE OUR FOCUS IS ON OUR RACING HERITAGE
It may surprise some to know that I am not really, deep in my heart, a “concoursy” kind of guy. My friend, Kirk White, has just authored an autobiography (no pun intended) titled, Don’t Wash Mine. Don’t get me wrong, I love freshly (and correctly) restored cars, but not at the expense of driving them. So it is good to see so many events embracing the driving component as well as featuring original, unrestored cars. So in summary, “concours” give us the opportunity to enjoy the company of others of like interests and preserves historically significant cars for future generations. As for me, I get to have fun with all my racing heroes and car friends and in the end, it is all about people… cars are what bind us together.
to share our passion with our children and friends.
n There is something wonderfully nostalgic about a concours
…like the guy who told the owner of a classic Packard touring car, “Gee, my dad had one just like that, except it was green, had four doors and was a Hudson.” At least it brought back some semblance of a memorable time for him.
Members drive AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM
ACM Membership Has Its Perks By Diane Fitzgerald,
National Membership Development Director
Your ACM membership is a green light to all sorts of fun. With summer in full swing, we’ve filled the calendar with a host of car-centric activities. And be sure to invite some friends to our Cruise Ins and Movie Nights… they just might want to join the ACM family too.
Movie Nights for Members & Their Guests Car people love movies where cars play major roles—join us for fresh popcorn, beer, wine and soft drinks. When we can, we’ll feature “car stars” at the clubhouse. Free for our members; suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
Club Auto Tacoma
(lower level of the Museum, across from NAPA) Thursdays, 5-8pm (extended Museum hours!) RSVPs appreciated; email@example.com. August 8: Bullitt (1968)(PG) September 12: Senna-No Fears. No Limits. No Equal (2010)(PG-13) October 10: The Gumball Rally (1976)(PG)
Club Auto Kirkland
Thursdays, 6-9pm, RSVPs appreciated. Warren.Lubow@lemaymuseum.org October 24: Tucker, The Man & His Dream (1988)(PG, 110min) November 21: RONIN (1998)(R, 121min) December 16: Dust To Glory (2005)(PG, 97min)
Join the fun for our last three Cruise Ins of the year: Cruise In memento, People’s Choice Award includes a complimentary Family Membership. Be sure to visit The Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story. Photos by ACM Volunteer Jim Culp
(11200 Kirkland Way, Kirkland, WA 98033)
August 8, September 12 and October 10, 5-8pm (rain or shine)
Member Appreciation Days
ACM’s On the Road Travel Program
We love our members and to show our thanks we’ve set aside time to share the love with you on Wednesday, September 4, Harold’s birthday! Join us in Club Auto from 2-5pm with food & beverages. Special member benefits that day include double discounts in the ACM Gift Store and at Classics Café.
Friday, November 15 – Friday, November 22, 2013, two travel days, six touring days
September 4, 2-5pm
Member-Only New Exhibit Sneak Previews 60 Years of Corvette (public opening August 9)
The Master Collector Exhibit (public opening September 8) Route 66 (public opening November 2.) For exact dates and times of memberonly new exhibit sneak previews, check www.lemaymuseum.org/ events and look for details in our monthly e-newsletter EnROUTE.
CUBA: PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE, CLASSIC CARS & CIGARS
Enjoy People-to-People exchanges as we tour the tobacco country of Cuba – from Havana to Pinar del Rio and back – traveling in the back seat of a convertible classic car from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Designed specially for AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, the tour features chauffeured vintage cars on a nostalgic road trip through the Cuban countryside. Great music, beautiful art, good food and the best accommodations our destinations have to offer. This is a licensed cultural tour and space is limited. For more information about the trip, including itinerary and pricing, contact Diane Fitzgerald; firstname.lastname@example.org.
E recently began running a series of ‘enthusiast’ targeted print ads in publications themselves aimed at automotive enthusiasts, Sports Car Market and the Pebble Beach Concours program to name a few. The tone of the ads may be playful— decidedly non-serious copy set in a typeface that evokes oil spatters on a garage floor—but the underlying message is quite serious… “we get it!” AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM is an institution that “gets” cars, car people and car culture. The second part of the message contained in the ads reads, “It’s your kind of place… get involved!” Member involvement is a core concept that drives all aspects of how ACM functions. We don’t want to be that place whose members may visit once or twice a year but beyond that, have no real personal connection. In addition to offering a year round calendar packed with enticing events and activities, we make no distinctions between the types of cars about which our members are passionate. This commitment to being inclusive is nothing new. It was part of your Museum’s original mission statement. In fact, we did a piece on this very subject in
ahhh, alone at last. ...we get it!
We did a piece on this very subject in the spring, 2007 issue of OpenRoad.
COME One COME All! Then, now and always
the spring, 2007 issue of OpenRoad. It was titled “Come One Come All.” The point of the article was simple; we all may fixate on a different make or model… or year of manufacture, but the important thing is the objects of our collective affection are all cars. Our love of cars unites us. At AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, the person who loves that slightly tatty TR6 or ’56 Chevy Bel Air— the very one he and his wife of 40 years went on their first date in—deserve, and will receive, the same warm welcome as the owner of an immaculately preserved 1933 Bentley. Their resale value may not be equal, but the emotional value their owners place on them… is. So, regardless of what type car you drive (or lust after), ACM is definitely your kind of place… get involved! And by the way, one way you can do that is by bringing your car to one of our coffee cruise ins or shows… we’d love to see your ride.
we don’t give our toasters and hair dryers pet names. ...we get it!
It’s your kind of place... Get Involved!
It’s your kind of place... Get Involved!
Vi s i t . J o i n . D o n a t e : L E M AY M U S E U M . O R G
Vi s i t . J o i n . D o n a t e : L E M AY M U S E U M . O R G
ACM STORE Don’t Let Summer Fun Drive off without you
ummer has finally arrived so don’t let summer fun drive off without you!
First stop: Something for Dad Father’s Day may have passed but every day should be “father’s day.” Dad works hard all year long and now is the time to show your appreciation with a gift he’s sure to love. You’ll find no shortage of great gift ideas at the ACM Store. Our friendly associates are waiting to answer your questions and help you pick the perfect something for the man of your house.
n Choose from an assortment of auto-theme clocks for his office, such as the Gear Clock, Dashboard Clock, and Steering Wheel Clock. n You say he likes to tinker? Get him some fun new tools or our “Build Your Own
Internal Combustion Engine Kit.” n If attention-grabbing T-shirts sporting humorous messages are his thing, you’ll
find plenty to choose from!
Next Stop: Fun and relaxation Whether you like picnics, road trips or just curling up with a good book in the summer sunshine, the ACM Store has all the gear you’ll need for a successful outing. Our Bristol Picnic Basket, ACM Logo Umbrella, ACM Logo Blanket Tote, map and road trip books are just a few of the enticing items you’ll find to make your road and relaxation time more memorable. When you get home, be sure to check out our online store as well: http://acmstore.lemaymuseum.org/
DON’T FORGET ACM’S NEWEST EXHIBIT. START YOUR ENGINES! NASCAR HAS ROLLED INTO ACM. STOP BY TO EXPERIENCE “LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORTS: THE NASCAR STORY EXHIBIT.”
AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM
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MILESTONES ANNUAL REPORT
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 7:00 am. three hours before ACM opened its doors to the world
Concours Club Lifetime Recognition
Concours Club Best of Show ($5,000,000+) Nancy LeMay, 11 Concours Club Chairman ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999) Anonymous, 11 Concours Club Director ($500,000 - $999,999) Nancy Lematta Paul E. and Gloria Miller, 12 Michael Warn Jamie and Sally Will, 12 Concours Club ($100,000 - $499,999) Rod and Tammy Alberts Karl and Christine Anderson, 15 Neal and Joyce Arntson John and Sally Barline, 12 Stephen and Michele Boone, 4 Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari, 7 Gill Campbell, 3 Scott and Linda Carson William and Judy Cofer Dick Cogswell and Ester Saunoras, 2 Steve and Georgiann Conway Bob and Gerri Craves, 2 Rick and Merlene Davis, 2 John and Marilyn Dimmer, 9 C.J. Dorland, 2 Graham Dorland, 2 Rick, Cherie, Dillon, Nathan and Ryker Eagen, 7 Brian and Julie Forth, 6 James C. and Sharon France, 6 Keith Flickinger and Christina Gaeta, 7 Larry and Virginia Gordon
Gerald Greenfield, 4 Richard Griot, 7 McKeel and Soon Hagerty, 9 John and Sophia Hall, 2 Jim Hammond, 7 Erivan and Helga Haub, 10 Eric Hawley and Gwen Lowery, 2 Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges, 5 Paul and Dinky Ianuario George and Christy Ingle, 8 Craig and Cathy Landon Doug LeMay and Mary Shaw, 2 Charlie and Rayna Liekweg, 5 David and Lynda Lowe Madeira, 11 Keith and Wendie Martin, 9 James G. May and Veronica King, 5 Bruce and Jolene McCaw Corry and Donna McFarland, 10 Evan McMullen Robert and Suzanne Noble, 2 Steve and Annie Norman, 11 Michael and Chantelle Phillips, 9 Burt Richmond and Diane Fitzgerald, 11 Candida Romanelli and Kevin Gingrich, 6 Robert Ryan Manfred Scharmach and Lori Randall, 3 Henry T. Schatz Dr. William A. Scheef Mark Schienberg, 6 Jon A. Shirley Skip and Gayle Smith, 3 P.J. Smith, 4 Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant, 3 Scott Stubbs, 2 James and Dian Tallman Cameron Truesdell Tim and Holly-Rae Van Hoof, 7 Joan Watjen, 2 Rainer and Linda Willingham, 8 The photos in this edition of Milestones Annual Report were taken from the pages of OpenRoad ~ 2012.
Club Auto Club Auto Founder
Lifetime Recognition ($10,000 - $99,999) Al and Virgina Abbott Ken and Jennifer Alterman Stephen Babinsky Cal and Joanne Bamford David and Sally Bany Malcolm Barber Christopher and Cynthia Bayley Verne and Norma Berry Mark and Patricia Blumenthal, 2 Joey and Jennifer Borrelli, 2 Dennis Brooks Doug Burke Sandra and Martin Button, 7 William and Sandra Cammarano, 7 Kurt and Michaela Carlson Roy Cats John and Leslie Cervenka Dale Chihuly, 4 Jim and Dee Claypool, 6 Wilson and Susan Conn Dr. Daniel H. Cook Danial Corrigan William Cotter Robert Cross
Edward and Susan Cudahy Richard and Diane Culp Neil and Patricia DeAtley Anthony DeNovellis Stanley and Valerie Dickison, 3 Dominic, Kayleigh and Aidan Dobson, 6 Byron Drahold Richard H. Driehaus Daniel and Lori Durr, 3 John and Genevieve Eagen Karl and Carol Ege Thomas and Sue Ellison Robert and Susan Falleur, 7 Kenney and Patricia Fengler, 10 Ron Fish David and Dorothy Fluke John and Mary Folsom Paul B. Fritts Charlie and Nancy Garthwaite, 8 Jeffrey M. Goldberg and Allison Black Peter Hageman and Kristy Gomez, 2 Jim and Ansley Hahn David and Janice Haley, 2 Stephen and Judy Hamilton, 7 Richard Hannah, 2 Kurt Hansen Steven Hanson, 3 Daryl Hedman, 3
Cover photo; Fall / Winter ~ 2012.
Joseph Henke and Julie Speidel Estate of Laurance C. Herold Rodney and Deborah Herring Todd and Natalia Hollander Paul and Maria Jaffe John and Suzanne James, 2 Timothy and Edie Johnson, 7 Daniel E. Kane and Rondi Stratton Scot Keller and Sandy Scott, 4 David Keudell, 2 Thomas and Diane Kowaleski John and Abbey Kruse Ottie and Clara Ladd Robert and Devree LeCoque Paul Lindley Mary Lou Lindley James and Melissa Lopez Douglas and Donna Lynch, 2 Grant and Marcia Lynch John and Jessica Lyons, 4 Robert MacMahon and Gayle Harris Brown and Sara Maloney, 2 Michael and Clare Marohn, 2 Alan and Sandrin McEwan, 2 John and Nancy McGinnis Terry and Barbara McMichael John and Leslie McQuown Donald and Vatalie Meyer, 2
Dale A. Meyer and Janeanne Upp, 5 Peter Monson and Rebecca Lloyd, 4 Gary L. Montgomery Martin and Molly Moore, 5 Glenn and Mary Lynn Mounger, 2 Thomas and Shirley Murphy Darren Murrey Robert and Betty Newgard Bradley W. Nicholson Barbara Olson Charles and Sue Overaa Jim and Gaye Pigott William and Wendy Rabel, 3 Art and Dallas Redford, 10 Anthony and Debora Reed William and Julie Reiersgaard Mark and Analee Reutlinger, 2 Scott D. Reynvaan Fred and Anne Roberson Richard and Judith Rurak Gerald and Grace Schimke, 2
Raymond Schuler, 6 John Scofield Steve Seher Stan and Joanne Selden, 2 Langdon S. Simons Jr. and Anne Simons, 9 J. David Snow and Barbara McLain, 2 Lynn and Kathy Sommers, 2 Lawrence Stern and Barbara Berquist L. Keith Stone Roger and Virginia Susick, 3 Mark Swanson Ray and Marilyn Tennison John and Dorothy Vipond Claus Wagner Edward Welburn Neil Wiener Bob Wilner Adrien and Ed Winger Lee and Marlene Zuker, 8 Bill and Carole Zuppe, 5
Cover photo; Summer ~ 2012.
Club Auto Annual Giving Level ($1,200 - $9,999) Donna Albers, 2 Arnold and Carol Barer, 8 Scott and Carol Bradley, 2 Richard and Judith Buckingham, 4 Robert Cervantes Jeff and Sharon Clark, 2 James Clark Quentin and Malissa Clark Ronald Coburn, 2 Miles and Parker Collier David Cooper and Sylvia Fergus Brian Cunningham and Kay Cogan, 3 Dennis and Kimberly Daugs Bill Deibel, 4 Trevor Elsen Peter Gleeson Steven and Amy Hanegan, 2 J. and Catherine Heffron Diego Hernandez William Higgins and Tina DeFalco John and Catherine Holmes, 4 Ike Kielgass, 6 Leroy Koop Bryan and Kathryn Lees, 2 Ken Loganbill Dean Lozano Richard Mattei Patty McBride Greg and Melanie McFarland Dudley and Deborah Lynn Moorhead, 2 Brian and Randy Pollock, 7 James Smalley, 2 Phil Smart Ryan and Mary Snodgrass, 2 Peter and Janet Stanley, 3 John Stanton and Teresa Gillespie Geoffrey Stephens Michael and Judith Strong, 2 Dean and Audrey Stupke, 3 David and Janice Sweeney Stephen and Margaret Taylor, 4 Anthony and Lynette Truxal, 2 Cory and Melissa Van Arsdale Steven and Debbi Wood Conrad and Glenna Wouters
Museum Drivers Annual Giving Levels
Gold Key Driver ($600 - $1,119) Stephen and Rita Anderson Thomas and Susan Armstrong, 2 David Betz Thomas and Patricia Bryant, 3 Eric Falk and Family, 2 Richard E. and Cherie Gesinger, 4 Christopher and Vicki Kimball, 1 Leroy and Glorrian Nau, 4 James A. Schmidt, 11 Guy Sheets, 3 Mike and Nannette Thoe, 8 Walter Timpe Bruce and Peggy Wanta Jeffrey and Linda Watts Merlin and Hedda Wright, 11 Silver Key Driver ($300 - $599) Ben Abrams W Kenneth Adams Alexander Adams Barnard Baer, 4 Harold Baer, 8 Gary and Dixie Baker Lisa and Sam Barer Ed Barr John Bastian, 9 Louis and Benita Berquest, 4 Gregory and Lorraine Birch, 2 Michael and Marcia Boyd, 5 Bruce Bright Donald Brink, 2 Steven Brown and Sally Fox, 2 Perry Cantwell, 3 Charles Christensen, 2 James Colwell Gary Coy, 11 Michael and Gayle Cummins, 2 Dana and Stanley Day, 4 Ray Delger Clark and Eileen D’Elia John and Diane DeYoung, 6 Dennis and Bernadene Dochnahl, 4 Doug D’Olivo, 3
Paul Doty Patricia Ducolon, 4 Don and Janette Dunavant Randy Eaton, 5 Robert and Vickie Erb, 3 Vicki Fabré, 2 James Feldman John Fosberg Gene and Toni Foster Kenneth and Michia Fox Ronnie and Shirley Gabbard, 11 Frank Geyer, 10 David and Angela Goldsmith John and Carol Graham Gerald Graham, 3 Bradford Green and Peg Stocking, 7 Don and Norma Guenthoer, 6 Janet Gundlach, 9 Thomas and Mimi Hackleman Ron and Sara Hangartner, 5 Richard and Joy Hanson, 6 Robert and Judith Hartford David Hawthorne Larry and Dorothy Hayden, 9 Jeff Hayford Bill Heald, 3 Douglas Heath, 6 Marsha Hemstock Leonard Heritage, 3 Edward and Elise Hoit, 4 Stephen Holt and Virginia English Tim Hoyt, 2 Jack and Alayne Hudspeth, 4 Gary Johnson Duncan Johnson and Deanna Dahlke, 5 Lynn and Evamarie Jordan Edward Klopping, 5 Stanley Krohn Penny and Robert Larkins Bart Lovely, 4 Herb Lynch Darnell and Shelley Malcolm Nancy Chayne Martin Blair and Tamara Masenhimer, 7 Tom and Barbara Masse
AutoBio car; 1949 Kuzma Offy Midget ~ Spring ~ 2012.
Robert and Christy McLaughlin, 3 Robert McPherson, 4 Bud and Marilyn Melby Evelyn Nicholson, 10 John and Marilyn Nofzinger, 6 Joule O’Connor Dave O’Neal Ron Orr Valerie O’Shea and Doug Larson, 4 Eric and Laura O’Sullivan Nancy and Tad Papineau Mark Pearson, 2 Michael and Rose Peck, 4 Peter and Adrienne Plotner, 3 Robert and Ruth Porter, 11 Michael Portmann, 11 Tom Prentice Leigh and Louise Rabel, 2 Klaus Reichardt Steven and Leslie Robinson, 4 Merrill and Carol Severson, 11 James Shepherd, 3 Tim and Marcia Sherry Gary Simmons Herb and Paula Simon, 2 C. and Patricia Sinnitt, 5 Virgil and Daphne Smith Virgil and Daphne Smith Gary and Merrisue Steinman, 3 Edward and Evone Stojack, 11 Ken and Carol Theimer Don Tornberg, 3 Arvin and Karen Vanderveen Thomas and Claudia Vedvick, 2 Jose and Janet Veliz Fred Wagner, 3 Richard and Catherine Wakefield, 5 Brian White Marc and Dana Whitford Doug and Victoria Wolford, 8 Bob and Lois Woods Jonathan Wyman David and Barbara Young, 5 Jack and Jennifer Zaccardo
five Bronze Key Driver ($120 - $299) Anonymous, 3 Anonymous, 4 Anonymous, 4 Anonymous, 6 James and Jennifer Adams Catherine and Scott Adgar-Beal Robert and Betty Adler, 6 Robert Aiello, 4 Fernando Algara Sandra and Frederick Allen Sheila Allen Robert and LuzMaria Allen Fred and Doreen Allen A. and Frederick Allison Paul and Janet Allison, 6 Wilfredo and Alma Almodovar John Altman Andrea and Jennifer Anderson Ken Anderson, 1 Joseph and Keri Anderson, 3 Karl and Sandra Anderson, 6 Merle Anderson, 8 Victor and Janice Anderson, 11 Joe and Rosemarie Anderson, 11 Carl and Mary Anderson Curtis and Loraine Anderson Lowell Anderson Scott and Natalie Anderson Stanley and Sally Anderson Gregory Andrews, 9 Lawrence Andriesen, 5 Peter and Arlene Angelonides Patricia and Gary Anten David and Barbara Aqua Harry Archer Sherman and Jewell Arnold Judy Arp David and Carlene Artz, 4 Ronnie Asahara Richard Ash Timothy and Katie Ashcraft William and Carol Baarsma Colette and James Babson Donald and Anita Bader William and Carol Bageant, 11 John Bailey Marilyn and William Bailey Bill and Betsy Bailey, 6 Philip and Tanya Bailey Lyle Baker John and Marcia Baker, 11 David and Michele Baker Bobby Baldwin Drew Bamford Paul and Nina Banken David and Rachel Barach Janet Barbrack Mark and Kim Bardwil Ulis and Jo Barfuse Dan Barkley Michael and Karen Barkley Patrick Barnes and Danae Patella, 11 Lawrence Barrett, 5 Jim and Lucille Barrett Rebecca and Tom Barth, 1 Marion and Mary Ann Bartholomew, 5 Clifford and Peggy Bartholomew, 11 Robin and Roy Bartlett Marc Bateman
John Baxter Dennis and Sandra Beachler Richard and Karen Beatty Susan and Anthony Beatty John Bechtholt Gerald Beckendorf William Becker, 11 Don Bedker Cliften and Sylvia Beer Dan and Elizabeth Beeson Carol Beitz, 1 Melanie and George Bekessy Rex Bell, 1 Frank and Pamela Bell, 8 Linda and John Bellisario Art Benedict Robert and Jean Bennett, 6 Paul Benninghoff, 6 John and Dixie Benny Jay Bergevin John and Susan Bergstrom Donald and Dorothy Berschauer, 11 Eric and Jennifer Best John and Kathy Bezold Mark and Lansing Bilodeau Michael and Kevin Bini Laura and Tim Birrell Donald and Ethelyn Bishop, 4 Jennette and Lee Bishop Roy Bittinger, 3 Ken and Jan Blackman, 4 John and Ben Bleasdale Chuck and Kathy Blondino Joe Blondo Jim and Catherine Boardman Jenna Bommer Steve Bondi Herbert Bone, 8 Rodney and Cherie Booth Darrell Booth and Anne Ebenhoeh Rondi Boskovich, 1 Gerald and Mary Bowlby David and Kelly Bowman Gail Boyer Micheal Boylan, 10 Michael and Ildiko Bradley Michael and Ildiko Bradley, 7 J. and M. Brakebill Greg and Kim Brant Paul and Leslie Brantner Ken Breiding Brian Brewer, 4 James and Dionna Brigham Allan and Nova Brock Michael Brosius Matt Brown and Sonia Fuentes Gregory and Anne Brown, 3 Charlie and Rachel Brown Tom and Susan Brunner Michael and Sandra Bruyn, 6 Daniel and Keiko Bryan Jerry and Carol Bryant Kim Brynn, 5 Carolyn and Jerald Buchanan Jack and Patricia Bullard, 4 Rick and Kathi Bulman Carolyn Burger and Raffi Minasian LeRoy Burgess Kim and Roger Burgess Lesley and Jim Burgoon Peter and Arianne Burnham
James Butler Lewis and Muriel Byrd Shirlene Cables Brian Cady Douglas Calkins Michael and Lavonne Campbell Melissa and Devon Campbell Connie and Gary Capitan, 3 Jennifer and Richard Carbone Chris Carlisle John and Koko Carlson, 3 Dale Carlson and Ann McLaren Vicky and Austin Carr Steve and Christy Carter Lance and Susan Carter Todd and Erin Carter Roland and Cristal Cartisser, 4 John Casebere and Cynthia Brownfield Priscilla and Joshua Cassara Betty and Thomas Cena Benjamin and Elizabeth Chamberlain Keith Chapman and William Mead Patricia and Joshua Chastain John and Judith Chiles Darryl Chinn and Debbie Woo Matt Christensen Aaron and Julia Christophersen Campbell Churchill John and Linda Cirino Pierson and Sara Clair, 1 Larry and Shelia Clark David and Jenifer Clarke Kevin Clegg Ronald Cleghorn John and Jody Clemo Tom and Gail Cline Richard Clingman Gary Cnossen, 7 Barry and Mary Cocci Ron and Patty Cochrell, 1 Robert and Sharon Cohee Sharon Coleman David Coleman Marshall and Julie Collins Don and Sallie Comstock Tyler Cooley James and Julie Cooper Rosanne Cordes Harold and Debbie Cory Al and Elena Cosio Duane and Joanne Costa, 6 Stan and Chris Cotton, 6 Sean and Victoria Covi, 3 Steve Crandell William Crask John and Karla Crawford Gary Creasey, 1 Norman and Marjorie Creitz, 11 Graham and Michelle Crippin Patrick and Renee Crist, 5 Brian Cromer Tom and Randy Crook, 9 Darren and Jennifer Crotenko Carlos and Jenny Cruz Patrick and Paula Cummings John and Linda Curtis, 6 Cheryl and Don Dabner Gary and Malinda Dagan, 8 Jeffrey and Charla Dalman Paul Daniels Daryl and Gwen Daugs
Gerald and Esther Davies Gerald and Shirley Davis, 1 Leonard and Kiyoshi Davis, 3 Bob and Cathy Davis Henry and Barbara Davis Jeff and Heidi Davis Kathleen and Jim Davis Michael DeCarlo, 1 Clark and Julie Deem George Deitz Edward and Anna DeLach Damon and Polly DeLapp Laurent Delsuc Debbi and Darryn DeMarce Kurt deMontigny David and Roberta Denney Mike Denney Howard and Kay DeRusha Shad DeSilva Fred Determan Bruce and Tina DeYoung Herbert and Tracy Dick, 7 Kaitlin Dickerson Greg and JoAnn Diener Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio and Joel Panlilio David Dipboye Ada Corrine Dixon Mary Do John and Bernie Doll Cecila and Faron Dominguez Danella Donlan and JD Weiner, 3 Gerald and Charlotte Donnelly James Dorman Bill Dowling, 4 William Downs Patrick and Debbie Doyle Robert Drake Patrick and Jennifer Drum Gordon Dunbar and Mike Krisel Dennis Dunsworth Wayne and Bodil Dutson John and Katherine Eames, 5 David Eastman Chris and Erica Ebbert Carol and Jerry Eckert Chris and Cheryl Ede Kathleen and Andrew Edman Frank and Molly Edman Jeffrey Edwards and Yong Lee Maureen Ehle Toby and Karen Ek Bill Eldridge, 1 Julie and David Elliott Rich and Lisa Elmore Glen Enright and Jan Whittlesey Jerome and Annette Erb, 7 Cheril Erickson Jessica Erickson Donald Erickson, 1 Alan and Frances Erickson Bob and Marilee Erickson Gary Estes Leonardo and Celina Etcheto Eric and Jennifer Euteneier Carolyn Evanoff, 7 James Evans William and Ann Evans, 3 Wayne and Sally Evenson Michael and Cynthia Ewing, 11 Joe and Lynn Faherty
six Frank Faker Richard and Wendy Farrell Steven and Laura Faulkner, 9 Chris and Michelle Feely Charles and Heather Fensch Mark and Leslie Fenske Steven and Krista Fenton Steve Ferrill Elbert and Linda Field Alexis Fink and Tom Keolker Gary and Marce-hal Fink William and Linda Fischer, 3 Theresa and Steve Fisher Michael and Nancy Fitta Jaymes and Lee Fleming Cliff and Carolyn Flintoff J.F. Florey, 4 Alan and Adina Florsheim Lee Folkins, 6 Jay and Cindy Fontaine Jerry Ford D.E. and M.A. Forstrom Gregory and Terri Fox Ulla and David Fox Jim and Nick Fradet Philip Franklin Brian Franklin Bill Fraser LeRoy Freeland, 8 Jack and Marilyn Freeman Richard and DeAnn Freytag Randol and Laura Friesen, 10 Charles and Cheryl Fritz Lance and Dorothy Fry Leslie and Dale Frye David Fujita Bill Funk Sean Gaffney Kyle and Joleen Gagnon Richard Gahlbeck, 1 James Gallinatti David Gallo and Jane Wagner Elizabeth and Holly Gannetta Gary and Jacqualine Gannon, 4 Wendy and Leon Gardner Sarah Garmire Frank and Carol Garratt, 7 Thomas and Lana Garrett James Garrity
Julie and Jason Garver Melissa Gasser Carol and Lary George David and Dale Gerald William Gernon Richard Ghramm Kathy and Robert Gibbons Larry Gibbs Jim Gibson Edmund and Sofy Gilbert BK Gilbertson Robert and Marge Giuntoli, 6 John Glaisyer Gary Glein Edwin and Joanie Glueck Brad and Jeanie Gochenour Steve Gold Michael Goldsby Dee Goodin Rick Goodwin Ken Gordon, 9 Mary Gordon Joel Gorick Charles and Darlene Gouge James Graddon Jeff Graham Julia Graham and Brian Gorzoch John Graham Randall and Bradley Graham Alan and Tamara Granberg Esther Grant, 3 Charles Gray Douglas and Karla Gray Kara and Sebastian Greco-Humphrey Timothy and Karen Green Charles and Suzanne Greene Don and Joan Greenwood Deborah Gregor Matt Griffin Aaron Griffith Anthony and Debra Grillo, 5 Yamira Grimmett Elisabeth and Terry Grivet James and Tammy Gronewold Fritz Grothkopp, 5 Stuart and Pamela Grover, 1 Anita and Thomas Guild Neil and Diana Guptill, 3 Godot Gutierre
Michael and Linda Gutzman, 1 Jim and Lisa Hackler John and Eva Haddick Richard and Karen Hadley Thomas Hall Scott Hamilton Donald and Ann Hamilton Peggy Hammer Barbara Hammerman Daniel and Tammy Hammond Clarence Hamner and Rubina Leraas James and Kathye Handsaker Spud Hansen, 1 Todd Hansen and Beth Freeman-Hansen Elmer Hanson David Hardaker Charles and Nancy Harding, 1 Bill Hardrath Merry Harmon-Penna Brad Harp Judy Harper Orvis and Beverly Harrelson Dayrl and Vie Harrington, 1 Wilbur and Rebecca Harris, 6 Raymond and Mary Harrison, 11 Heinz and Chin Haskins, 5 Christina Hass George and Vineta Hausauer, 1 Allen Haynes Steve Hazlerig Carl Heckett and Christine Mason Matthew Hedges Ben Heidgerken Allen and Britta Hendren Mark and Kim Hendrickson Cris and Annette Henry Ken Hess Corey Hess Suzanne Hickel, 1 Ron and Margo High Rus and Pamela Higley Doug Hill Edward and Chantell Hill Murray and Arlene Hill, 10 Reid and Dawn Hill Roger and Shirley Hinshaw George and Karin Hirchert Michele and Michael Hirsig David Hirst
AutoBio car; 1947 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Convertible Coupe ~ Summer ~ 2012.
Karen Hobbs Russell and Beth Hobbs, 8 David and Jay Hobbs Kathryn Hobbs and Dave Peoples Mark Hoffman Jean Hoffman, 1 Mike and Helen Holcombe Christine and James Holland Charles and Nancy Holmes, 1 Michael Hori Martin Horne Oshin Hovannesian E. and Bettye Howard, 9 John Howell Albert and Joye Howell, 4 Michael Hudspeth Cindy and Curtis Huff Jeff Huff Brent Hughes Timothy and Jen Hulse William Hunicutt, 1 Terry and Janet Hurlbut Ahmed and Linda Hussein Andrew and Tanya Imke Donn and Debra Irwin, 3 Jimmie and Janie Irwin Pierce Isaacs, 6 Don and Sharon Isler, 6 Nick and Sharon Iverson, 1 Kenneth and Vernelli Jackson Jeffrey and Sharon Jacobs, 7 Andrew Jager and Patty Pomeroy Jean James John James, 11 Richard and Rebecca James Michel Jammal Dessa Jarmon Jennifer and Tom Jensen Mark Jeter Kevin and Judith Jewell, 11 Brian and Kerry Johnsen Joy Johnson G. Leonard and Linda Johnson Richard and Susan Johnson Richard and Joan Johnson, 1 Kirk Johnson, 4 Robert Johnson Art and Mercedes Johnson Chris and Joyce Johnson
seven Doris and Thomas Johnson Jeffrey and Dianne Johnson Michael and Mary Johnson Patrice and Mark Johnson Karen and Tom Johnston Roger and Susan Joice John and Debbie Jones, 3 Peter and Lisa Jones William and Ruth Jones Joel Jornlin Clint Kacalek Chuck and Stacy Kahler Don and Peggy Kahler, 7 Nick and Audrey Kahlstrom Eugene Kahn David and Shirley Kaltenbach, 4 John and Steve Kamerer Perry Kane Patrick Kapfhammer Lloyd Keck William Keller Steven and Denise Kellett Patrick Kelly Steve Kelly and Grete Roeckers Bernard Kennebeck, 4 John and Nancy Kennedy Harold Kent, 11 John and Judy Kent Donna and Darryl Kercher Janine Kerr Thomas and Abbe Keskey Linda and Clint Keso Daniel and Jane Kessler Jon and Cindy Ketler Norman and Gerri King Jeanelle and Dragoje Kirigin Richard and Juliann Kirk Jon and Maria Kjaerulff, 1 Julie and Albert Klingbeil Warren Klink John Klok Paul and Emmy Knight Kathy Knight Brady and Ileana Knowles Nancy Knudsen Theodore Knudson Norman Koch, 3 Hugh and Brenda Kodama Raj Kolagotla and Varija Kolagotla Ed and Pam Konsmo Monty Kotila Mark and Joanne Kowalski J. Kranich, 6 Cindy Krasselt Jay Krautscheid Edward and Susan Krebs Blake Kremer and Oratai Tresl Louis Kretschmer Jim and Dianne Kriese, 11 Judith and Michael Kronick Michael and Judith Kronick, 8 James Krueger Myron and Lois Krumm, 1 Martin Kubeja John and Diane Kugler Toni Kuhl Radford, 1 Robert Kunnen Jon and Joy Kvale Gene and Elise LaCroix Leslie and Jerry Lamb
Lance Lambert, 6 Shirley and Arthur Lancaster Michael and Mary Langendorf Mary and Oren Lang-Furr John and Patricia Lantz Roger and Alexa Larsen David Larson Charles and Laura Larson Tom Larson Charles and Andrea Lashley, 11 Fred Lau, 1 Tom and Sue LaVack William and Pamela Lawellin Randy and Elizabeth Lawrence Scott and Pam Leach Thomas and Karen LeCompte Diane and David Lee Tim and Mizuho Lee Daniel Leece Vance and Kimberlie Lelli Gary and Diane LeMaster David and Nancy LeMay Phillip and Elita Lesh Garry and Karla Lewis Judith and Nicholas Lewis, 3 Dennis and Terry Linch Ken Lindholm Tom Linville John Linvog, 10 John and George Lisicich Jackson Liu and Silas Nelsen Terry Lockhart, 5 Fred and Sherrie Loertscher Barry and Meg Logan Erin and Elliott Longley Mark and Chris Longridge Wayne Lopez Stewart and Teri Lowe, 11 Bill and Janice Ludwig Gregg Lund Lynn and Michael Lyscio-Evans Roberto and Lourdes Maañao, 7 James and Terry MacDonald Brad and Melodee Mackinnon Joanne MacKintosh Deborah Magallanes Roger and Terri Main, 1 Gary and Kayla Main, 11 Kenny Makowichuk Thomas and Drexel Malone John Mangan Jim and Suzanne Maniatis, 9 Keith and Sara Manker John and Mary Manley Michael and Linda Manning Michael L and Janis L Manseau Richard and Hanna Mansfield Bryant Marchant Jackie and Mike A. Marchefka Jason and Burt Marohl Greg Marshall, 10 Rick Martin Wallis and Judith Martin, 11 Charles and Georgia Martin Jim Martin Ron and Liz Mason, 4 Bob and Marilyn Mathews Peter and Janice Mathisen Joel Mathison and Linda DeMent Glen and Kimberly Maultsby
Thomas Mauss David May Lawrence and Betty Jean Mayer, 3 Howard McAuley James and Mona Beth McBride, 11 Timothy McCabe George and Alice McCain, 5 Randall and Lisa McCarthy Walt and Sue McConnell, 1 Jack and Sandy McCullough Terry and Sara McDaniel Barry and Linda McDonnell Tim and April McDougald Scott McGill Kenneth McGill, 11 Greg McKenna Roger McLarty Michelle McLaughlin Peter McNeal Charlie and Cathy McNiven, 10 Barry Meguiar, 6 Albert and Georgia Meier, 3 Justin and Sarah Meier John and Pam Melin Robert Mellon Ben and Michelle Meredith Marvin and Janet Merk Janet and Marvin Merk, 4 Isaac and Gretchen Mertes Robert and Sharon Merz, 7 Keith and Amanda Meyer Richard Meyer Nathan Meyers John and Leesa Michael Marianne Michael Hardie Brent and Melinda Michaelson Robert and Muriel Mickel, 10 Scott Mickelson Mike and Debbie Miles Paul Miller Terry and Kristine Miller, 4 Walter and Janice Miller, 9 Donald and Patricia Miller, 11 Robert and Joanne Miller Roger and LeAnn Miller Dian and James Millette, 6 Michael Milligan and Annette Reynolds Michelle and John Millsap Douglas and Sytarih Milsom, 1 Melinda and Kenneth Miner Jason and Rose Mitchell Greg and Barbara Moak Jeanne and Wade Moberg Richard and Marcia Moe, 11 Robert Mohr William Montgomery, 7 Earl and Brenda Moore Jay and Christina Moore, 3 Brent K. and Heidi A. Moore David Moore and Jill Nealey-Moore Duane Moore Ed and Scyrina Moore Reed and Cara Moore James and Joyce Morehouse Terri and Cole Morgan John Morioka and Bjorne Hansen Marc and Jennifer Morris Ken Morrison, 3 Bill Mortimer, 11 Ryan and Jill Mortimer
Charles Morton Art and Angela Moshier Christian and Sylvia Mueller Randy Mueller and Theresa Malich, 6 Mark and Amy Mulder Brian and Catherine Mulhall Christine and Nick Mullen Steven Munce Marty and JoAnn Munce Bruce and Carol Murdock Donald Muridan Cindy and Mike Murray Ronald and Donna Murrish, 6 Kenneth and Laura Nailon, 12 Kari Nanstad Arthur Naranjo Ken and Becky Nelson, 8 Larry Nelson, 11 Dale and Dale Nelson Don and Mary Nelson Jacy and Amber Nelson Ward and Joyce Nelson Bruce Nesbit Linc and Laurie Nesheim Mark A. Nesse Tom and Linda Newman Stephen Newsom, 11 Scott Nicholson Jeannie and Norris Nickerson Deborah and Larry Nicolov Jim Nida Cheryl and Peter Nielsen Seth Niemer Steven and Joyce Niven Michael and Carlene Noble John and Crystal Nolan Dan and Judi Nolta Jeff and Kristie Nolta Patrick North Neil and Beth Notari Hilva and Fredrick Novota Marco Nunez Susan and John Nygard Gerrit Nyland John and Lucy Nylander Daniel Oban, 8 Laurie and Robert O’Brien Connie O’Brien Edward Ocallaghan and Terry Heaney Daniel and Sharron O’Donnell Randy Olson, 4 David Omorchoe Donald and Annie Oord, 11 Raymond and Lynda Opiela Katrina and David Orriss Sally Ostbo Kurt and Mona Owen, 1 Bruce and Carole Owens Sheri Page Daryl and Dorothy Palmer, 5 Mark Parris, 1 Tim and Karen Parsons Kathleen Paterson Stevan Pattillo David and Allison Patton Donald and Mary Pauley, 11 Walter and Audrey Paulsen, 9 Catherine Pearson Chad Pederslie Roger and Sharon Peery
eight Darrell Pelley Robert and Terry Pentimonti, 1 Shawn Peretzman Dale Perrott Richard and Karen Person Doug Peters, 6 Nate and Rebecca Peters Gary and Arlene Petersen, 5 John Petrie, 1 Linh and Thong Pham Richard and Joann Phelps, 6 Nancy and Daniel Phillips Vicki and Chris Phillips Sean Piccone Morrie and Linda Pigott Bruce and Marie Pike, 3 Jerald and Karen Pischel, 8 Al Pollan and Vicki Orr Harley Dean and Gloria Pollard James and Judy Pollock, 9 Jerry and Ena Poncar, 5 Vernon and Cassandra Pontius Anthony Pouliot Todd and Julie Powell Rob and LoriAnne Powers Harry and Susan Pratt, 6 Susan and Frank Preciso Don and Yvonne Preiser, 4 Charles Price Kelly Price and Jenny Scott Richard Price, 6 Jim Price William and Sandy Privett, 11 Melvin and Susan Proctor, 4 William and Karla Puck, 4 Greg and Megan Pursell, 7 Dennis Quigley Al and Joelle Ramirez Jennifer Ramirez Robson Michael and Kari Rand John Randall and Teresa Montoya Tim and Betty Rasmussen
Daniel Rayburn and Pamela Mathison Mike and Gracie Rayno L. and Charlotte Rea, 6 Renato and Marilyn Rebillion Hans Rebitzer Greg and Sharon Redmond James and Joan Reece, 6 David and Susan Reed Jan Reeder, 4 Thomas and Betty Reid Charles and Linda Remsberg Gerhard and Tulin Renz Lyle and Virginia Renz, 6 Richard and Judith Rewolinski Larry and Gail Reynolds, 8 Bruce and B.J. Reynolds Judith Reynoldson Frank and Charlaine Rice Ken and Susan Richard Jarrett Richards Charles and Diane Rigby James and Doreen Rigos, 3 Robert Riley William and Ann Riley, 10 Don Rinker Ronald Robbel, 5 Dorothy Robbins and Patricia McGill James Robblee, 7 Tom Roberts and Christine Harris Greg Robinson Timothy and Lauri Roede Cal Roedell William and Sheryl Rogers Michael Rogers Jeff and Bridget Rogler, 3 Brian and Lisa Rohrback, 4 Roderick and Susan Rombauer, 4 David and Josephine Root James and Melissa Rose, 6 David and Lenna Rose, 6 Roger Rosenbach Connie and Ron Rosi, 1
David Ross, 4 Bruce and Susan Ross Antonio Rossi Robert Roth, 4 Greg and Joliene Roth William and Wendy Roush William and Wendy Roush, 1 Carl and Mary Roy Donna Rudiger and Warren Williamson, 3 Reginald Rumwell Dennis and Heidi Rury Byron and Jane Russell Donald and Elaine Ruth, 1 Patrick and Linda Rutledge Mark Ryan Heather Ryan Leonard and Deborah Sacharoff Stephen and Tracy Sadtler Joseph Sage, 1 Dave and Adriene Saisslin Norman and Ramee Salmon Paul Salzman Thomas and Dawn Samons, 5 Richard and Janet Sandaas, 6 John and Michael Sanders Rick and Dena Sanders Doug Sankovich and Cheryl Tomblinson Wallace and Beverly Sauby Gregory and Kathy Sauser, 8 Michael and Gabrielle Scannell Cielo and Mark Schacht H. and Patricia Schafer, 9 Rod and Nancy Schauer, 1 Alexander Schauss John and Deborah Schenk Ron and Lori Schill John Schleck Scott and Betty Schleiffers Keith and Rebecca Schlosstein Nancy Schmauder, 5
AutoBio car; 1951 Studebaker Champion Custom Starlight Coupe ~ Fall / Winter ~ 2012.
Genevieve and Larry Schmidt Mark Schmitt and Wayne Gulla Robert Schouten, 1 Edward Schultz Bernard and Erin Schultz Nancy and Wayne Schulz Jeff and Geoff Sebak Connie See and Paula Remington Kenneth and Betty Lou Severa, 4 Hayward Seymore Abbas and Kathie Shaar Thomas and Patricia Shandrow Eldon Shanks Mario Shaunette Larry Shaw Steve and Debbie Silver, 5 David and Donna Simonson, 4 Rob and Victoria Simpson Wayne and Caren Skube, 5 John and Melody Slack Guy and Betty Slaughter Rebecca and Drew Smart Tom and Ingrid Smith, 1 Melvin and Barbara Smith, 4 Larry and Phyllis Smith, 5 Bruce and Denise Smith Edward Smith John Smith and Zeta Fagan Ken and Candis Smith Michael and Paul Smith Stephen and Deborah Smith Ted Snyder, 6 Joe and Jennifer Snyder Leonard and Doris Souchek, 8 Aaron Sparks David and Susan Sparks Shannon Spencer Marcia and Charlie Stansell Steven and Cheryl Steedley Art and Angela Stephens Julie and Chuck Stephens Mark and Jennifer Stephens
nine George Stevenson Duncan Stewart Melanie and Wayne Stewart Lori and Larry Stover Tom and Carole Stow, 1 Maurice Stratton, 7 John and Karen Streich Marilyn Strickland and Patrick Erwin, 1 Terrence Strieck Robert Strom, 5 Roy Stubbs, 4 Alan and Nicholas Stuckey Kenneth Sturman, 6 Lee Sturman and Amy Dorn David and Susan Suess, 10 Jeanine and Jack Sugimoto Tom and Patti Sulewski Kent Sullivan and Julie Solon, 5 Walt and Pat Sweyer Christian and Sandra Swift Dy Sylva and Robert Silva Dale Tallyn, 1 Byron Tani Henry and Linda Tanz Bryan and Courtney Taylor Ted and Gwynne Taylor, 3 Edward Taylor and Tanna Case-Taylor Mark and Debra Taylor Stephen and Holly Taylor Stephen Taylor Paul and Karen TeGantvoort, 1 Shannon Tegge Thomas and Janet Tetzlaff, 4 Reuben and Gisela Teves Catherine and Brian Theissen Gary and Jean Thomas Vicki and Jonathan Thompson Walt Thompson and Dorothy Abbott, 4 Fred Thompson, 11 Rebecca Thompson and Eric Baker
Brian and Mary Thurber Kerry and Janice Thurman Mike and Kathleen Tiengo Leon and Marcianne Titus, 6 Max and Earlyn Tomassini Cheryl Tomlinson Marvin and Melissa Tommervik Sheri and Jeffrey Tonn Jeffrey and Sheri Tonn, 3 Beth Torbet Jon and Lynn Torgerson, 4 Gabriel and Magaly Torres Tim Tracy Scott Traynor Stu and Roberta Treviranus Tony Tribe, 5 Laurence and Joan Trollen, 5 Kristine Tsujikawa Henry and Leah Turner, 5 James Turner, 7 George Turosik and Eddie Brinson Barbara Turosik and Richard Campbell Gene and Jefri Twiner David Ulbrich and Anya Dorowski William Vadino David and Deborah Vaillancourt Barbara Valentine Robert and Mary Vallat, 6 Russell Vandenbelt Gary Vander Yacht, 6 Robert Vanderwarker Tim and Maura Vaughan David Veeck Richard Venne Richard and Valerie Vertz John and Jan Vick Lamar and Carol Vincent Harry and Beverly Visse, 4 Tom and Mariko Voelk Timothy Vreugdenhil
Craig and John Wadsworth Forrest and June Wahlstrom, 3 John Waite Larry Waldron, 11 Anita and Kamal Walia Rick and Jean Wall Don Walling Harry Walp Woody and Linda Warmoth, 11 Dave Waters and Joe Jordan Reynold and Barbara Watt Cecil and Yarrow Wayman Ben and Celeste Wedding Aileen Wedvik and Paul Caviezel Rick and Susan Weidenbach, 5 Robert and Doris Weiks Tamela and Michael Welch Jannette and John Welch Barry and June Weled Glen Weller, 3 Lee and Alicia Wells, 5 Chad Wentland and Andrea Piper Clifford and Karen West Donald Wetter Kristina and Daren Wetzel John and Cynthia Whalen John and Mindy Whalen Jesse Whaley, 8 Sally and Rick White Joseph and Traci Whiteley Lynn and Merri-Melodi Wicker Harvey and Valerie Widman, 4 Ryan and Nila Wiese Brian and Claudia Wild David and Julia Wilger James Wilkins Robert and Corrine Wilkinson, 9 Keith and Lisa Williams Lauri and Don Williams David and Mary Williams, 5 Christopher and Stephenie Williams
Jay Williams Vickie Willson Stephanie and Peter Wilson Donald Wilson, 1 Mark Wilson Carl Windh Douglas and Gloria Wing Jeff Winne John Winther David and Dixie Ann Winther, 9 Ray and Jacquie Witherrite, 8 William and Nancy Wittenberg, 4 Carol Wolfe and Greg Piercy Victoria and James Wolter Donald Wood Robert Wood, 1 Victoria Woodarski Eve and Adam Wood-Gaines Deanna and Mark Woodruff Cleve and Ann Woods Michael and Michelle Woods Benjamin and Rebecca Wool Janine Woolmer Chris and Cathryn Woon John Wrede Edward Wren Crystal Wright Jane Wright and Robert Barnes Eric and Heather Wroe Susan Wyatt George Wynalda, 1 Mario and Diana Yaeggy David Yagow, 6 Jessica and Richard Yasenchak David Yonich Bruce Young and Nancy GrabinskiYoung Daniel and Jorja Zacher, 6 Frank and Kim Zangar, 6
Feature article; Kirkland Concours dâ€™Elegance ~ Fall / Winter ~ 2012.
Corporate Sponsors & Foundations Lifetime Recognition Concours Club Best of Show ($5,000,000+) City of Tacoma Concours Club Chairman ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999) AAA Washington, 8 Forest Foundation, 10 Sequoia Foundation, 8 State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, 7 State of Washington Concours Club Director ($500,000 - $999,999) AWBS1 LLC Ben B. Cheney Foundation, 5 Columbia Helicopters M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust NAPA Auto Parts The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation The Titus-Will Families Foundation, 12 Concours Club ($100,000 - $499,999) Arscentia, Inc., 2 BMW Northwest, Inc./ Northwest MINI, 3 BNY Mellon Wealth Management, 2 Broken Point Foundation, 2 Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Washington, 2 Columbia Bank, 5 Concrete Technology Corporation Craves Family Foundation, 2 Dimmer Family Foundation, 9
Edward P. and Juanita J. Miller Fund, 10 Emerald Queen Casino Flex-a-lite Consolidated, 8 Getty Images, 2 Griot’s Garage Inc., 7 Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC, 9 Hedges Family Estate, 5 Hotel Murano, 3 Inde Motorsports Ranch, 2 JTM Construction, 2 Korum For Kids Foundation, 7 Lotus Tours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 3 Michael Craft Photography, 3 Microsoft Corporation New York International Auto Show, 6 North American International Auto Show Northwest Harley-Davidson Olympic Eagle Distributing Passport Transport Russell Investments/The Russell Family Foundation Sameday Scratch and Dent Repair, 2 Seattle International Auto Show, 7 Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation Sitecrafting, Inc. 6 Sports Car Market Magazine, 8 Standard Parts, 2 The Boeing Company The Fitzgerald Group, 4 The News Tribune Titus Will Automotive, Inc. 12 Washington Liftruck, Inc., 4
Founders Club – Classic ($50,000 - $99,999) Bonhams & Butterfields Car Property Group, 2 Gallopin Gertie Model A Club, 10 Great Western Sports H.B. Stubbs Companies Harold LeMay Enterprises, Inc. Heritage Bank, 8 International Speedway Corporation Jefferson Motorsports Talladega Superspeedway, LLC US Bank, 2
Founders Club – Vintage ($10,000 - $49,999) AA Party Rentals, 10 AAA Colorado, 3 Action Marketing Group Albina Fuel Company Ann Hart Charitable Fund Atlas Copco Compressors Inc. AUTO Aficionado Auto Warehousing Co. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Bamford Foundation Bowman Family Foundation Buffalo Ships Business Interiors Northwest, 4 Car Toys, Inc. Chevrolet Motor Division Chihuly Studio, 4 Club Auto Sport Collectors Foundation, 5 Comcast Cable Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC
Columbia Sportswear Company CXC Simulations D.V. and Ida McEachern Charitable Trust David & Bonnie Murrey Estate Dreamtime Visual Communications E Corp, Inc. Flight Options LLC General Cigar Co. General Motors George P. Johnson Experience Marketing Harold Mather Inc. Auctioneers IBM Corporation KACH3 Limited Partnership KeyBank, 4 LeMay Family Collection Moccasin Lake Foundation Moss Adams, LLP Motor Sports Media Group, Inc. Motor Trend International Auto Show at Las Vegas Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 7 Pierce County PJ Hummel & Company, Inc. Port of Tacoma PPG Industries Foundation Prairie Foundation Precision Motor Cars, Inc., 2 R&D Enterprises Rainier Pacific Foundation Rodda Paint Corporation, 2 RSM McGladrey Selden’s Home Furnishings Simpson Investment Company Slot Mods USA Titus-Will Chevrolet/ Cadillac/Hyundai, 7
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc. The Frances C. Heidner Fund The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, 3 The Motor Sport County Club The Richard H. Driehaus Fund The Upper Crust The Worldwide Group Tomsic Sullivan Design, 4 Trio Advertising Design Solutions TubeArt Signs and Sports Valet Parking Systems Valley Freightliner, Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Washington State Auto Dealers Association
Annual Giving Levels Platinum ($5,000 - $9,999) Concorso Italiano Titus-Will Ford/Toyota/Scion, 3
Titanium ($1,200 - $4,999) CCS Digital, Inc.
Cover photo; Spring ~ 2012.
Car Clubs Founders ($10,000+)
Ferrari Club of America: Northwest Region Gallopin Gertie Model A Club, 10
Platinum ($5,000 - $9,999)
Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region, 7
Club Auto ($500 - $4,999)
Classic Car Club of America, Colorado Region Inc. Colorado Region, Sports Car Club of America International Race Drivers Club Mercedez Benz Club of America Seattle Section, 3 Olympic Peninsula Region Porsche Club of America Panteras Northwest, 1
Silver ($300 - $499)
American Truck Historical Society DBA Northwest Chapter, 3 Rachero Enthusiasts Vintage Car Club of America
Thank you to Our Founders Club Sponsors
DRIVERS CLUB SPONSORS
ACM CAR CLUBS
Gallopin Gertie Model A Club
National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp.
Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region
North Georgia Chapter Studebaker Drivers Club
Audi Club North America / RMC Colorado Region SCCA
Pontiac Oakland Club International - Puget Sound Chapter
Porsche Club of America Rocky Mountain Region
Jaguar Drivers & Restorers of NW America
Puget Sound British Automotive Association
Consorso Italiano Monte Cristo Rainier Welding
Evergreen Chapter Model A Club of America Mustangs Northwest
Whatcom County Studebaker Drivers Club American Truck Historical Society- Northwest Chapter
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