2015 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

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It is a pleasant coincidence that the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance occurs each year at exactly the same time I spend a week in warm southern Florida with my family – it’s like they plan it around me, which they should.
The one day concours is relatively small in size but it features something for everyone and not just the rare and the overpriced/over-hyped. Like last year there were plenty of fast and funky Europeans, American muscle, British luxury, with some micro and one-offs thrown into the mix.
Over a hundred pics and results after the jump.

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Pictures are in completely random order. I photographed what I found interesting. All show winners are listed below.
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This Ferrari was my favorite. I like these better than the F40s.
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Cadillac was the featured brand.
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Small front-engined Fiat. I have never seen one of these before.
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Interior of the above Fiat.
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Yup, that’s a factory color.
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It’s funny, because when you spec a brand no Porsche 911 without any options, the interior features are exactly the same.
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There were also boats and motorcycles at the show, but I didn’t get any pictures of them.
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This Bentley was really something, murdered out decades before murdering out was cool.
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Did I mention that I loved this Ferrari 288 GTO?
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 2015 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award Winners

CLASS AWARDS
American Classic Open 1925-1934
Excellence in Class—1932 Auburn Custom Deluxe 8-100A, H. DeWayne Ashmead- Fruit Heights, Utah
Best in Class—1929 Duesenberg J LWB, Mary Beth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida
 
American Classic Closed 1925-1934
Excellence in Class—1934 Plymouth PFXX, Wanda & Randy Finigan- Deland, Florida
Best in Class—1932 Marmon Sixteen, George Bradley- Miami Shores, Florida
 
American Classic Open & Closed 1935-1948
Excellence in Class—1939 Packard 1701 Convertible, Norman Wolgin- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best in Class—1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Brunn Bodied, Stephen Plaster- Lebanon, Missouri
 
American Production Open 1931-1954
Excellence in Class—1936 Ford Model 68, Richard Margolies, MD- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Best in Class—1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible, Mary Kay & Don Poinsette- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
American Production Closed 1931-1954
Excellence in Class—1940 Ford Station Wagon Woody, Gavin Ruotolo- Vero Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1947 Chrysler Town & Country Sedan, Hilary & Mark Becker- Jacksonville, Florida
 
American Production Open 1956-1959
Best in Class—1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Stu Siegle- Deerfield Beach, Florida
 
American Production Closed 1956-1959
Excellence in Class—1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan, Carlo Leonardo- Pompano Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1956 Chrysler Newport, Guy Lewis- Pinecrest, Florida
 
American Production Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1965 Chevrolet Impala SS, Albert Perdomo, Highland Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car, Scott Garber- Weston, Florida
 
American Production Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1967 Pontiac GTO Coupe, Kristin Zarrella- Gloucester, Massachusetts
Best in Class—1960 Valiant C-200 Sedan, Eugene Francavilla- Jupiter, Florida
American Sports Open 1950-1975
Excellence in Class—1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Larry Saxby- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Best in Class—1954 Kaiser-Darrin, Mike Flynn/Mike Amato- Largo, Florida
 
American Sports Closed 1950-1975
Excellence in Class—1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe, Kirk Brooks- Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Best in Class—1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Ara A. Gechijian- Greenacres, Florida
 
American Muscle Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, Jonathan Eisen/Paul Eisen- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1970 Oldsmobile 442, Mark Miller- Parkland, Florida
 
American Muscle Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, Michael Rothberg- Delray Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1969 Plymouth Road Runner, Jason Wenig/Jorge Wolf- Dania Beach, Florida
 
Jet Age Cars Open 1949-1964
Excellence in Class—1958 Imperial Crown, Mike Flynn/Roberta Hosken- Largo, Florida
Best in Class—1958 Dual Ghia Convertible, Joe Robillard- Short Hills, New Jersey
 
Jet Age Cars Closed 1949-1964
Excellence in Class—1949 Tatra T 87, Martin Vavra- Pompano Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk, Mark L. James- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
 
Foreign Touring Open 1930-1975
Excellence in Class—1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 A, W. Kettelhack- Pompano Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1930 Minerva AL, Margie & Joseph Cassini, III- West Orange, New Jersey
 
Foreign Touring Closed 1930-1975
Best in Class—1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d, Barry Sohnen- Los Angeles, California
 
Foreign Luxury Open thru 1975
Excellence in Class—1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Honeymoon Express, Stephanie & Orin Smith- Vero Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, Mary Beth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida
 
Foreign Luxury Closed thru 1975
Excellence in Class—1960 Bentley S2 Continental, Richard Gorman & Colleen Paige- N. Miami, Florida
Best in Class—1952 Bentley Mark VI, Donna & Fred Kriz- Miami, Florida
Foreign Sports Open thru 1959
Excellence in Class—1956 Jaguar 140 MC, Lloyd Gillespie- North Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1955 Alfa Romeo Ghia Aigle 1900CSS, Kim & Stephen Bruno- Boca Raton, Florida
 
Foreign Sports Closed thru 1959
Excellence in Class—1948 Fiat Topolino B, Leo Schigiel- Miami Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1956 Ferrari 250 GT, Ted Johnson- Boynton Beach, Florida
 
Foreign Sports Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, Christian Nast- Hobe Sound, Florida
Best in Class—1967 Ferrari 275 GT/45 NART, Dr. Rick Workman- Windemere, Florida
 
Foreign Sports Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1963 Porsche Carrera 2, Kristin Zarrella- Gloucester, Massachusetts
Best in Class—1961 Blake Stevenson, 1961 Maserati Sebring Prototype- Stuart, Florida
 
One Off’s
Excellence in Class—1964 Chevrolet Cerv II Corvette, Dr. Rick Workman- Windemere, Florida
Best in Class—1953 Cadillac Cabriolet, Dick Birdsall- Lake Worth, Florida
 
Limited Production
Best in Class—1949-1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Roadster, Marlene & Gene Epstein- Newton, Pennsylvania
Microcars
Excellence in Class—1956 Heinkel Kabine 150, Celia & Thomas O’Neill- New Canaan, Connecticut
Best in Class—1968 Fiat 500 Berlina, Leo Schigiel- Miami Beach, Florida
Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang Open
Excellence in Class—1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, Karl Eisleben- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Best in Class—1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang Closed
Excellence in Class—1969 Ford Boss 429 Fastback, Michael Rothberg- Delray Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1966 Ford Mustang GT350, Roland Duclos- Lake Worth, Florida
Preservation 1933-1955
Excellence in Class—1948 Cadillac Series “62”, James Inglis- West Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1954 Studebaker Commander, Wayne Carini- Portland, Connecticut
Preservation 1956-1973
Excellence in Class—1964 Cadillac 64-63B Sedan Deville, Dan Horwitz- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Best in Class—1972 Ferrari 365 GTC 4, Nicholas Ekonomou- Miami, Florida
Cadillac Pre-War Open
Excellence in Class—1931 Cadillac 370A Convertible Coupe, Kim & Stephen Bruno- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1934 Cadillac V-16 Convertible, Ralph Marano- Westfield, New Jersey
Cadillac Pre-War Closed
Excellence in Class—1941 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe, Elwood J. Werner- Tamarac, Florida
Best in Class—1940 Cadillac 60 Special, Ralph Marano- Westfield, New Jersey
Cadillac Post-War Open
Excellence in Class—1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, Joe Dayton/Larry Schur- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible- Warren Berliner, Dania Beach, Florida
Cadillac Post-War Closed
Excellence in Class—1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan, John Giltinan- Palm City, Florida
Best in Class—1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Series 62, Mike Obolsky- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cadillac Eldorado Open
Excellence in Class—1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, Don Martin- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, Howard Thier- Boca Raton, Florida
Cadillac Eldorado Closed
Excellence in Class—1968 Cadillac Eldorado Fleetwood Coupe, John D. Peters- Brandon, Florida
Best in Class—1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, Jean & Donald Ghareeb- Vestavia Hills, Alabama
 
SPECIAL AWARDS
Fiduciary Trust Company International Award
1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk, Mark L. James- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Ulysse Nardin Timeless Award
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Rita & Rick Case- Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Sponsors Choice Award- Honda Jet
1933 Ford-Auburn Louis Special Roadster, Wayne Carini- Portland, Connecticut
Sponsors Choice Award- J.R. Dunn Jewelers
1958 Dual Ghia Convertible, Joe Robillard- Short Hills, New Jersey
Sponsors Choice Award- Ed Morse Automotive Group
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, Mary Beth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsors Choice Award- AutoNation
1954 Kaiser-Darrin, Mike Flynn/Mike Amato- Largo, Florida
Sponsors Choice Award- Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale
1956 Ferrari 250 GT- Ted Johnson- Boynton Beach, Florida
Sponsors Choice Award- Think Magazine
1964 Chevrolet Cerv II Corvette, Dr. Rick Workman- Windemere, Florida
Hagerty Youth Award
1903 Cadillac A Rear Entrance Tonneau, Jim Elliot- Yorktown, Virginia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Award
1956 Jaguar 140 MC, Lloyd Gillespie- North Palm Beach, Florida
Mercedes-Benz Club of America Award
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Eckart Scheffler- West Palm Beach, Florida
Best Competition/Modified
1928 Ford Race Car, Tina & William Sipko- Windber, Pennsylvania
Best Hot Rod
1939 Ford Coupe, Larry Wilson- Palm Beach, Florida
Best European Classic
1930 Minerva AL, Margie & Joseph Cassini, III- West Orange, New Jersey
Best American Classic
1933 Chrysler Imperial CL Imperial Dual Windshield, Lorie & David Greenberg- Hewlett Harbor, New York
Best Closed Post-War Car
1954 Siata 200CS, Walter Eisenstark- Yorktown Heights, New York
Best Closed Pre-War Car
1929 Cadillac Series 341-B Five Passenger Sedan, Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer- Coral Springs, Florida
Best Open Post-War Car
1958 Dual Ghia Convertible, Joe Robillard- Short Hills, New Jersey
Best Open Pre-War Car
1903 Cadillac A Rear Entrance Tonneau, Jim Elliot- Yorktown, Virginia
Most Elegant Post-War Closed
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, Jean & Donald Ghareeb- Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Most Elegant Post-War Open
1949-1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Roadster, Marlene & Gene Epstein- Newton, Pennsylvania
Most Elegant Pre-War Closed
1932 Marmon Sixteen, George Bradley- Miami Shores, Florida
Most Elegant Pre-War Open
1932 Auburn Custom Deluxe 8-100A, H. DeWayne Ashmead- Fruit Heights, Utah
Essence of Design
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, Dennis Nicotra- New Haven, Connecticut
Rolling Sculpture
1946 Belly Tank Streamliner, Geoffrey Hacker- Tampa, Florida
Spirit of the Road
1967 Ford Shelby GT 350 Fastback, Karl Eisleben- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Timeless Elegance
1964 Chevrolet Cerv II Corvette, Dr. Rick Workman- Windemere, Florida
Chief Judge Award
1967 Ferrari 275 GT/45 NART, Dr. Rick Workman- Windemere, Florida
Chairman’s Choice Award
1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, Robert Bishop- New Canaan, Connecticut
Founders Award
1930 Cadillac Model 452 V-16 Convertible, Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer- Coral Springs, Florida
People’s Choice Award
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Bernardo Abello- Coral Gables, Florida
Grand Marshal Award, Top Tier Class
1931 Bentley Speed Six “Blue Train Special”, Stephanie & Orin Smith- Vero Beach, Florida
Best of Show
1930 Minerva AL, Margie & Joseph Cassini, III- West Orange, New Jersey
People’s Choice Award
1917 Johnson Motor Wheel, James Plihcik- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fiduciary Trust Company International Award
1968 BSA Lightning, Mark Tortora- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Best of Show
1936 Indian Scout, Wayne Mack- Palm Beach, Florida

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  1. Bryce Womeldurf Avatar

    Oh wow, I’d be all over that Jag XKSS… so did you like the 288GTO?

    1. Kamil Kaluski Avatar
      Kamil Kaluski

      I little. It was ok.

  2. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    hey, what’s this thing?

    i like it but i can’t recognize it

    1. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      ah, the aforementioned XKSS. okay

  3. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    And just how many cars were at this? Scrolling through the awards list, feels like “everyone is a winner!” made it from Little League to the Boca Raton Concours.

    1. Kamil Kaluski Avatar
      Kamil Kaluski

      I don’t know, but yea, I noticed the same thing.

    2. longrooffan Avatar

      I had the same thought as well. Did you notice Wayne Carini won in the preservation class?

  4. salguod Avatar

    I agree with you on the Ferarri GTO, my favorite as well.
    I see a black ’57 Eldorado Seville behind that green late 40’s Caddy limo. Any shots of it?

    1. RoadworkUK Avatar
      RoadworkUK

      Pretty sure there is no more horny looking car in existence.

  5. Fred Avatar
    Fred

    The small front-engined FIAT is a 500 Topolino, the predecessor to the more familiar rear-engine 500.

  6. Van_Sarockin Avatar
    Van_Sarockin

    Great show. Great photos.