August 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard "Best of Show"

The competition showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2013) -- A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity.

"This Packard is the epitome of American style and grace in the Classic Era; it embodies that period," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "It is understated but elegant, and it has a striking but quiet presence. When it drove onto our show field this morning, and I stepped forward to greet the Cassinis, I could barely hear the engine running."

Apart from a 2007 win by the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster known as the Mormon Meteor, this win marks the first for an American car in nearly twenty years.

"That makes this win even more special," said Joseph Cassini III. "It's nice to see that even the European judges found this car significant enough to win Best of Show."

The Cassinis previously won the top award at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with a 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet. "This win is more emotional," said Cassini. "This is the Olympics of car shows, and you would never think that you could win the Olympics twice."

The judging process at the Pebble Beach Concours is two-fold: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. To be eligible to win Best of Show--the event's top award--a car must first win its class.

The Cassini's Packard Twelve began to turn heads and gain notice in the competition when it participated in a related event, the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex, on Thursday.

The Packard Twelve is considered to be one of the most significant creations of the Classic Era. While the majority of Packard Twelves were initially delivered with factory bodies, Packard offered a catalog of custom bodies, including a Raymond Dietrich Convertible Victoria, and this deep green beauty was further customized for its first owner with distinctive features such as teardrop fenders and dual rear-mounted spares. When Cassini purchased the car three years back, it was in pieces, but he had it meticulously and thoughtfully restored, working with RM Restorations. Some 10,000 hours went into the effort.

Other nominees for Best of Show included a 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster owned by John and Heather Mozart of Palo Alto, California; a 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupé owned by The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong; and a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo owned by Dr. Terry Bramall CBE of Harrogate, England.

The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance celebrated Lincoln, Simplex, Vanvooren Coachwork, Aston Martin Centennial, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, BMW 507, Indianapolis Roadsters, and French Motorcycles. Notable displays included gatherings of four Prinz Heinrich Benz Race Cars, 27 Alfa Romeo 8Cs, and a pairing of the only two custom-built BMW 507s.

Tonight Show host Jay Leno made a guest appearance at the event, offering tickets to his show and tours of his Big Dog Garage and quickly raising $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

The 64th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Complete List of 2013 Winners

BEST OF SHOW

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria
Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

BEST OF SHOW NOMINEES

1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster
John and Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupé
The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo
Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

MOST ELEGANT AWARDS

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car
1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Surbico Sport Coupé
William E. (Chip) Connor, Hong Kong

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible
Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

Most Elegant Open Car
1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton
John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verde, California

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale
Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

SPECIAL AWARDS

Alec Ulmann Trophy
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Pillarless Saloon
The Keller Collection, Petaluma, California

Ansel Adams Award
1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring
The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

Art Center College of Design Award
1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster
John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

Briggs Cunningham Trophy
1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau
William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Chairman's Trophy
1908 Benz 105 HP Prinz Heinrich Two Seat Race Car
Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California

Charles A. Chayne Trophy
1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster
Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

Classic Car Club of America Trophy
1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe
James Castle Jr., Monterey, California

Elegance in Motion Trophy
1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
Gwen & Tom Price, Larkspur, California

Enzo Ferrari Trophy
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

FIVA Prewar Trophy
1935 Voisin Clairière Berline
Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

FIVA Postwar Trophy
1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé
Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

The French Cup
1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé
John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania

Gran Turismo Trophy
1953 Aston Martin DB3S Sports
Brian Classic, Cheshire, England

Lincoln Trophy
1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe
Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas

Lucius Beebe Trophy
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo
Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

Mille Miglia Prewar Trophy
1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Biposto
Gregory Whitten, Medina, Washington

Mille Miglia Postwar Trophy
1951 Ferrari 212 MM Vignale Berlinetta
Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy
1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sport Saloon
Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina

The Phil Hill Cup
1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster
Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England

Revs Program at Stanford Award
1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Coupe
Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania

Road & Track Trophy
1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car
Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

The Tony Hulman Trophy
1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster
Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee

The Vitesse - Elegance Trophy
1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupé
Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California

CLASS AWARDS

Class A: Antique
1st: 1912 Packard 30 7 Passenger Sedan, The Phil Hill Family, Santa Monica, California
2nd: 1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster, Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey
3rd: 1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring, The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

Class B: Simplex
1st: 1911 Simplex 50 Holbrook Toy Tonneau, Ray Scherr, Westlake Village, California
2nd: 1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau, William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
3rd: 1912 Simplex 50 HP, Leland Powels, Van Nuys, California

Class C-1: American Classic Open
1st: 1938 Buick Series 40 Lancefield Drophead Coupe, John & Christiane Beebe, Osprey, Florida
2nd: 1933 Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Aaron & Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
3rd: 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, Lammot J. du Pont, McLean, Virginia

Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard
1st: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey
2nd: 1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Margaret & Christopher Duhon, Chicago, Illinois
3rd: 1937 Packard 1507 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Jim & Shelley Hussey, San Leandro, California

Class C-3: American Classic Closed
1st: 1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Coupe, Brent Merrill, Toronto, Canada
2nd: 1930 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood Coupe, Rudy Langer, Kansas City, Missouri
3rd: 1939 Packard 1707 Twelve Formal Sedan, David L. Stone, Farmington, Utah

Class D-1: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V8
1st: 1930 Lincoln L-170 Judkins Coupe, David W. Schultz, Massillon, Ohio
2nd: 1925 Lincoln L Brunn Roadster, Arnold Schmidt & Joanne Young, Grananda Hills, California
3rd: 1929 Lincoln L-163B Locke Sport Phaeton, Robert & Diane Berry, Fairlawn, Ohio

Class D-2: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12
1st: 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster, John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California
2nd: 1932 Lincoln KB-241 Dietrich Convertible Sedan, Emily Passey, Watsonville, California
3rd: 1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Chuck & Amy Spielman, La Jolla, California

Class D-3: Lincoln-Zephyr & Continental
1st: 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, Chris V. Bang, San Jose, California
2nd: 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible, Larry Tribble, Suffield, Connecticut
3rd: 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

Class D-4: Lincoln Custom Coachwork Postwar
1st: 1956 Continental Mark II Coupe, Rick & Elaine Schmidt, Ocala, Florida
2nd: 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe, Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas
3rd: 1956 Continental Mark II Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible, Glynette & Barry Wolk, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Class E: Aston Martin Centennial
1st: 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Roadster, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona
2nd: 1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante, Jerry F. Rosenstock, Encino, California
3rd: 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork
1st: 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupe, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong
2nd: 1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Cabriolet, Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, California
3rd: 1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé, John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania

Class G: Duesenberg
1st: 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheatridge, Colorado
2nd: 1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe, James Castle Jr., Monterey, California
3rd: 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verde, California

Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Prewar
1st: 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo, Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England
2nd: 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Merrimac Piccadilly, Robin Onsoien, Nipomo, California
3rd: 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Park Ward Streamline Saloon, Tony Vincent, Beverly Hills, California

Class H-2: Postwar Rolls-Royce & Bentley
1st: 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Graber Cabriolet, Fred Kriz, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2nd: 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupé, Stephen & Ann Marie Haymes, New York, New York
3rd: 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupé, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland

Class I: Mercedes-Benz
1st: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Autosport Designs Inc., Huntington Station, New York
2nd: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
3rd: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A, Patrick Smiekel, Montecito, California

Class J-1: European Classic-Early
1st: 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Baby Royale Faux Cabriolet, Richard Adams, La Jolla, California
2nd: 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Spor Saloon, Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina
3rd: 1933 Hispano-Suiza J12 Binder Coupé de Ville, The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, California

Class J-2: European Classic Late
1st: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Stelvio, Steve Hamilton, Carson City, Nevada
2nd: 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland
3rd: 1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Graber Cabriolet, Dennis & Kathy Varni, Monte Sereno, California

Class L-1: Prewar Preservation
1st: 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6C D'Ieteren Frères Transformable, Alan W. McEwan, Redmond, Washington
2nd: 1935 Voisin Clairiére, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona
3rd: 1935 Frazer Nash TT Replica Shelsley, Andrew Hall, London, England

Class L-2: Postwar Preservation
1st: 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe, Richard & Allison Roeder and Reed & Nan Harman, Los Angeles, California
2nd: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti Berlinetta, Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ontario
3rd: 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupé, Andrej Friedman, Lausanne, Switzerland

Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring
1st: 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale, Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire
2nd: 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe, Peter S. Kalikow, New York, New York
3rd: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder, Larry Carter, Los Gatos, California

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition
1st: 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona Del Mar, California
2nd: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta, Steven & Mary Read, Berkeley, California
3rd: 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class N: Lamborghini
1st: 1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Berlinetta, Simon Kidston, Geneva, Switzerland
2nd: 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400, A. Shammas, Toronto, Canada
3rd: 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé, Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

Class O-1: Postwar Sports & Custom Coachwork
1st: 1966 Ford GT40 Mark I, Henry A. Davis, Omaha, Nebraska
2nd: 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster, Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England
3rd: 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupé, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

Class O-2: Postwar Sports & GT
1st: 1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV, Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California
2nd: 1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta, Jan De Reu, Knokke, Belgium
3rd: 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia Aigle Cabriolet, Kim & Stephen Bruno, Boca Raton, Florida

Class P-1: Porsche 911 Road Cars
1st: 1963 Porsche 901 Prototype, Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania
2nd: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe, Dr. William J. Morris and Mary C. Young, Tacoma, Washington
3rd: 1975 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Coupe, The Ingram Collection, Durham, North Carolina

Class P-2: Porsche 911 Competition
1st: 1979 Porsche 935 K3 Coupe, Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, California
2nd: 1967 Porsche 911R Coupe, The Revs Institute for Automotive Research and The Collier Collection, Naples, Florida
3rd: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coupe, Fica Frio Limited, Jersey, United Kingdom

Class U: BMW 507
1st: 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Charals & Diana Haagen, Malibu, California
2nd: 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Jeff Lotman, Los Angeles, California
3rd: 1957 BMW 507 Series I Roadster, Lukas Hüni, Zurich, Switzerland

Class V-1: Prewar Open Wheel Racing
1st: 1908 Benz Prince Heinrich Two Seat Race Car, Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California
2nd: 1922 Ballot 2 Litre Race Car, George F. Wingard, Eugene, Oregon
3rd: 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Race Car, Tony Shooshani, Beverly Hills, California

Class V-2: Indianapolis Roadsters
1st: 1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster, Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee
2nd: 1962 Lesovsky Sarkes-Tarzian Special Roadster, Malloy Foundation Inc./Tom Malloy, Corona, California
3rd: 1963 Watson Hopkins Coral Harbor Special Roadster, George T. Lyons, Erie, Pennsylvania

Class X: French Motorcycles
1st: 1937 Peugeot 515 SP with Sidecar, Leslie Dreist, Troy, Michigan
2nd: 1938 Peugeot 515, Bryan L. Bossier Sr., Woodworth, Louisiana
3rd: 1945 Motobécane D45A, John Light/Evans Cooling Systems, Wilmington, Deleware

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