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And the 2017 winners are….

Milwaukee, WI — (Aug. 9, 2017) — A diverse array of spectacular automobiles spanning decades made Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront the place to be on Aug. 6, 2017, for the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance.

Now in its 13th year, the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance is an invitation-only competition in which owners of the best of the best are asked to show their vehicle. And indeed, the best were there to compete for class and prestige awards.

Attracting unique and stunning examples from 15 states, the 2017 event’s theme was “Speed – Then & Now,” comparing original supercars up to the early 1930s to today’s fastest machines. Other special features included a focus on alternative power with early electric and steam cars, Rolls-Royce, orphan Muscle Cars, and the 60-year anniversary of Edsel.

Congratulations to these 2017 class and prestige-award winners:

2017 Class Winners

The Early Years

1st Place: 1918 Roamer C-6-54 Sport Tourer, Jeff & Rebecca Schreiner, Mondovi, WI

Award of Excellence: 1905 Stevens Duryea Model R Touring, Mark Desch, Stillwater, MN

Award of Excellence: 1921 Nash 681 Sixty Grand Touring Car, Charles & Kathryn Heide, Kenosha, WI

Alternative Power

1st Place: 1917 Milburn Light Electric Model 27, The Automobile Gallery, Green Bay, WI

Award of Excellence: 1908 White L Steam Car Roi des Belge Touring, Bob & Jackie Lederer, Elk Grove Village, IL

Award of Excellence: 1931 Detroit Electric Model 97, Shawn Dougan, St Louis, MO

Classic Era Closed

1st Place: 1938 Bentley 4.25 ltr Saloon Derby, Charles Heller, Winnetka, IL

Award of Excellence: 1947 Cadillac Fleetwoord Sixty Special, Chaz Bartucz, Kenosha, WI

Classic Era Open

1st Place: 1937 Packard 1508 Convertible Sedan, Larry & Carol Pumphrey, Greensburg, IN

Award of Excellence: 1934 Packard 1104 Roadster, Michael & Christina Pavlak, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Award of Excellence: 1930 Packard 75 Deluxe Roadster, Tim Wiggins, Aurora, IL

Porsche

1st Place: 1968 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa, Robert Prince, Grafton, WI

Award of Excellence: 1961 Porsche 356B D’leteren Roadster, Sean Dicks, Mount Pleasant, WI

Award of Excellence: 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe, Tom Grunnah, Plymouth, WI

Race Cars

1st Place: 1934 Gilmore Special, Dana & Patti Mecum, Burlington, WI

Award of Excellence: 1926 Bugatti Type 37 GP, Ted & Tina Zamjahn, Greendale, WI

Award of Excellence: 1923 Miller 122 HCS Special, Dana & Patti Mecum, Burlington, WI

60 Year Anniversary of Edsel

1st Place: 1958 Edsel Pacer 2 Door Hardtop, Mark N Hense, Muskego, WI

Award of Excellence: 1958 Edsel Pacer 4 Door Hardtop, Mathew M Westphal, Neenah, WI

Award of Excellence: 1959 Edsel Villager 6 Pass Station Wagon, Mark N Hense, Muskego, WI

XK Jaguar

1st Place: 1959 Jaguar XK150S Roadster, Jim & Lisa Hendrix, Chesterfield, MO

Award of Excellence: 1956 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe, Mark O’Meara, West Bend, WI

Award of Excellence: 1957 Jaguar XK140 MC/SE Drop Head Coupe, Bob & Sue Wenderski, Lake Forest, IL

Muscle Cars

1st Place: 1969 Dodge A12 440 Six Pack Super Bee, Brent & Jeff Kultgen, Raymond, WI

Award of Excellence: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 2 Door Coupe, Lynn Bower, Thomson, IL

Award of Excellence: 1970 Plymouth Superbird, Mike Fitzgerald, Mustang, OK

Sports and Touring Closed

1st Place:1968 BMW 1600 GT Coupe, Elliot Schnackenberg, Milwaukee, WI

Award of Excellence: 1963 Studebaker Avanti Coupe, Jason & Beverly Ford, Luxemburg, WI

Award of Excellence: 1969 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe, Bob Niesse, Chicago, IL

Sports and Touring Open

1st Place:1932 MG F2 Magna 2-Seat Roadster, John Morris, Lake Mills, WI

Award of Excellence: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray T-top Coupe, Clive Fishman, Vernon Hills, IL

Award of Excellence: 1966 Shelby Cobra, Brad & Lisa Tank, Winnetka, IL

Cruising America Closed

1st Place: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop, Brian & Robin Ische, Beloit, IL

Award of Excellence: 1961 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Coupe, Paul Garlick, Vulcan, MI

Award of Excellence: 1946 Nash Ambassador Slipstream, Cris & Molly Dewiler, New Stanton, PA

Cruising America Open

1st Place: 1950 Muntz Jet Convertible with Removable Hardtop, Kathyn & David Hans, Barrington, IL

Award of Excellence: 1957 Ford Skyliner Convertible with Retractable Hardtop, Jim Simpson, Peru, IL

Award of Excellence: 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible, Randy Guyer, Minnetonka, MN

Broncos

1st Place: 1969 Holman-Moody Bronco Hunter, Chuck Wegner, West Chicago, IL

Award of Excellence: 1966 Ford Bronco Roadster, Tim Hulick, Indianola, IA

Award of Excellence: 1972 Ford Bronco Stroppe, Tom Belshan, Glenville, MN

Rolls Royce

1st Place: 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I Newmarket, Dennis Heywood, Monee, IL

Award of Excellence: 1923 Rolls Royce Twenty Dr Coupe by Flewitt, Joyce & Tom Edfors, Lake Mills, WI

Award of Excellence: 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, Michael Klemens, Mequon, WI

Speed-Then and Now

1st Place: 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato, Brian Brunkhorst, Scottsdale, AZ

Award of Excellence: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Roadster, Hank Bernbaum, Lake Forest, IL

Award of Excellence: 1929 Duesenberg J-184 Convertible Coupe, Greg Ornazian, Troy, MI

 

Premier Award Winners 2017

Auto Chic: 1946 Nash Ambassador Slipstream, Cris & Molly Detwiller, New Stanton, PA

 

 

 

 

Best Interior: 1968 BMW 1600 GT, Elliot Schnackenberg, Milwaukee, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Best Finish: 1950 Muntz Jet, Kathryn & David Hans, Barrington, IL

 

 

 

 

 

Best Original: 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brewster Trouville Town Car, Bob & Sheila Joynt, Batavia, IL

 

 

 

 

Milestone Engineering: 1923 Miller HCS Special, Dana & Patti Mecum, Burlington, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Most Sporting Closed-Early: 1938 Bentley 4.25-liter Saloon Derby, Charles Heller, Winnetka, IL

 

 

 

 

Most Sporting Closed-Late: 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback, Robert & Audrey Greenwood, Fond du Lac, WI

 

 

 

 

Most Sporting Open-Early: 1914 Stutz Bearcat Speedster, Brian & Trish White, Apex, NC

 

 

 

 

Most Sporting Open-Late: 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Body, Mike & Deb Korneli, West Bend, WI

 

 

 

 

Most Elegant Closed-Early: 1931 Graham Special 8, Warren Jensen, West Allis, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Most Elegant Closed-Late: 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, Michael Klemens, Mequon, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Most Elegant Open-Early: 1937 Packard 1508 Convertible Sedan, Larry & Carol Pumphrey, Greensburg, IN

 

 

 

 

Most Elegant Open Late: 1957 Jaguar XK140 MC/SE Drop Head Coupe, Bob & Sue Wenderski, Lake Forest, IL

 

 

 

 

People’s Choice: 1929 Duesenberg J-184 Convertible Coupe, Greg Ornazian, Troy, MI

 

 

 

 

 

Best Pre-War: 1928 Bentley OW 4.5-liter Vanden-Plas Tourer, Mary & Ted Stahl, Chesterfield MI

 

 

 

 

Best Post War: 1970 Plymouth Superbird, Doug Schellinger, New Berlin WI

 

 

 

 

 

Best Representation of Speed-Then: 1914 Duesenberg, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

 

 

 

 

Best Representation of Speed-Now: 2017 Ford GT, Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Show/Elegance: 1929 Duesenberg J-184 Convertible Coupe, Greg Ornazian, Troy, MI

 

 

 

 

Best of Show/Sport:  1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, Brian Brunkhorst, Scottsdale, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing Classic Cars Award (presented by Wayne Carini): 1966 Shelby Cobra, Brad & Lisa Tank, Winnetka, IL

 

 

 

 

View Photos of the 2017 Class Winners

Thanks to all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers and the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance committee members for helping to make our 2017 weekend of events an outstanding success.

Best of all, our three designated charities – Autism Society of SE Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Meta House – will be able to continue and expand their mission to serve children in families as beneficiaries of the proceeds.