Concours, Museums & Exhibitions

RECENT  ATTENTION  IN  CONCOURS,  MUSEUM  &  EXHIBITIONS


1952 Maverick Speedster. Featured at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

1952 Maverick Speedster. Featured at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Many of the American sports cars that resulted from these efforts were stunning in design and are highly collectible today.  More and more, these cars are seen in exhibitions, in concours, in museums, and at auction. 

Car enthusiasts, collectors, and automobile aficionados are beginning to appreciate the story of designing and building your own sports car in the early postwar years.  And what gets noticed is the execution of the finished product – not just who, what, where, when, and why a car was built.


Dedicated  Classes  of  Handcrafted  Cars:

Handcrafted cars have been recognized in classes of their own at:

* 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: Concepts Beyond Detroit
* 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: Forgotten Fiberglass
* 2013 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance: Handcrafted Specials – this was the first time that a class of handcrafted specials was the feature class for the entire event (see poster and concours program cover below showing 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet)
* 2013 Hemmings Concours d’Elegance: American Fiberglass Specials of the ’50s
* 2012 Salisbury Concours d’Elegance: Forgotten Fiberglass
* 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance:  Sport Customs – Handcrafted Automobiles
* 2011 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance:  Fabulous Fiberglass
* 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: One Man’s Dream
* 2010 Petersen Automobile Museum: Fantasies in Fiberglass
* 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: Forgotten Fiberglass
* 2009 Petersen Automobile Museum: California Car Design
* 2008 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance: Forgotten Fiberglass
* 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance:  Fiberglass Sports Cars


Individual  Appearances  and  Awards  at  Concours,  Museums,  and  Exhibitions:

In addition, individual cars have appeared at concours events across the country and world winning recognition and awards too.  Some of these events include:

* 2015 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance: Geoff Hacker’s 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner “Tribute”; Rolling Sculpture Award
* 2014 Greenich Concours d’Elegance:  Phil Fleming’s Devin Sports Car; Best Competition Car

* 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance: Rick D’Louhy’s 1955 Californian Sport Special; Chief Judge’s Award
* 2013 Santa Fe New Mexico Concorso: Geordie Prodis’ Byers SR-100; Director’s Choice Award
* 2013 & 2010 Coronado Vintage Festival: Jerry Wood’s 1952 Glasspar G2; First Place
* 2013 Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, Ohio: Stan Fowler’s 1955 Woodill Wildfire; Home-Built Heaven Award
* 2013 Clarkston Concours d’Elegance: Stan Fowler’s 1955 Woodill Wildfire; Top 10 Best Award
* 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Mark Brinker’s 1953 Glasspar G2 Mameco-Ardun sports car; Dean Batchelor Trophy
* 2012 & 2011 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance: Jerry Wood’s 1952 Glasspar G2: Second Place each year
* 2011 Laguna Beach Classic: Jerry Wood’s 1952 Glasspar G2: Best in Class
* 2011 Milwuakee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance:  The Petersen Automotive Museum’s 1955 Bosley Mark II; Judge’s Choice Award
* 2011 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance; Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class

* 2010 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance; Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class
* 2009 AACA Western Nationals; Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class
* 2008 Avila Beach Concours d’Elegance; Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class
* 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance:  Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class
* 2007 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance: Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; First in Class and Special Award for Most Interesting Postwar Car
* 2007 Muckenthaler Motor Concours: Fred Roth’s 1952 Maverick Sportster; Best in Show – Postwar


In 2013, The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance Was The First Major Concours to Select Handcrafted Specials as the Feature Class for their Entire Event. Shown Above is the 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet.

In 2013, The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance Was The First Major Concours to Select Handcrafted Specials as the Feature Class for their Entire Event. Shown Above is the 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet.

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