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May 8, 2017

Timeless HIgh Aestheics at Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance 2017 #greystoneconcours

8th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance brought classic cars and new generation of luxury to the grand American castle

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Under the dramatic sky and breezy Spring wind, 8th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance showcased some of the top vintage and classic cars with finest craftsmanship on restoration.  From our past coverage, the show has been established the high premier status of the show series.  With the backdrop of the grand castle of the American style, the show commended high attention and great interests to classic car preservation.
Across the show venue, you would find the familiar categories of eras that spans almost 100 years of car history.  From the Ford Model T to pre WWI to post WWII, and booming of the 70's and 80's cars.  These are not just well preserved cars.  They are gems of the best of the best in each segment of the car genealogy.  
During the event, various guest speakers gave insightful as well as interesting talks from car history to contemporary classic car dealing.  From the panel interview with the Wheeler Dealer expert hosts Ed China and Mike Brewer chatting with MC Dave Kunz, we learned quite a few pointers about classic car ownership and dealing.  They include car ownership being an investment, amateur entry point, buying the best car you can afford, as well as preserving the stories behind the cars.  They are simply fascinating, especially with their British accent and expertise.

Overall, this is another year of amazing cars and wonderful hosting and great talk, plus a window to the world of classic and vintage and grand.  We totally look forward to going back next year!

Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance 2017 Final Awards 

Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance – Stan Lucas – 1929 Lincoln Aero-Phaeton
Best of Show Concours de Sport – A&A Premier Classics, LLC – 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

Best of Class 

Cadillac – Brian and Pamela Hermansader – 1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Classics – Gerhard and Adrienne Schnuerer – 1911 Mercedes-Benz SO HP Victoria
Corvette – Mike Vietro – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Ferrari – Bruce Meyer – 1957 Ferrari 625/250 TRC
Grand Touring – Jim Gianopulos – 1960 Maserati Vignale
Jaguar – Lee Wilson & Rory Murphy – 1963 Jaguar E-Type
Lincoln – Chris Kidd, 1925 Lincoln Dual Cowl Sports Phaeton
Mercedes-Benz – R. Lee Brown -1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Porsche – William Tripodi – 1962 Porsche 356
Porsche Speedster – Will Sanchez – 1958 Porsche Speedster 356A
Post-War American – Ron Berglund – 1965  Pontiac Catalina
Post-War British – Michael Hattem – 1955 Morgan 4 Passenger Drophead Coupe
Post-War Sports – Jerry Rosenstock – 1956 AC Ace Bristol
Rolls-Royce – Ron and Sandy Hansen – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Special Interest – Stanley Gold  1962 Sabra Sport

Special Awards 

Director’s Choice – William Heinecke – 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Friends of Greystone Outstanding Restoration – Roland Scott – 1954 Buick Skylark
Mayor’s Choice – Alexandra Geremia – 1935 Adler Trumpf Junior Sports Roadster
People’s Choice – Peter and Merle Mullin – 1963 Citroen Dandy
Spirit of Greystone – Thomas and Robert Russell – 1926 Lincoln 149-A

SPONSOR AWARDS 

BRM Award – Ian Wayne – 1961 Aston Martin DB4
Corvette Mike Award – Buddy Pepp – 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
HVA/FIVA Award – Jaime Gesundheit – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Meguilars Outstanding Paint – Kip Cyprus – 1957 Pontiac Bonneville
National Automotive Heritage Award – Petersen Automotive Museum – 1948 Lincoln Continental

Motorcycles – Best of Show Best 

Vintage Motorcycle, Eugene Garcin, 1934 Cotton
Best Customer Motorcycle, Adam Gaspic, 1974 Harley
Best Preservation Motorcycle, Serge Bueno, 1904 Peugeot
Vinnie Mandzak Motorcycle Award, Sonny Nutter, 1970 Triumph

















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