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2016 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

Kamil Kaluski March 3, 2016 Hooniverse Goes To... 6 Comments

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Every year, mid-February, my wife, kids, and I escape the crummy New England weather for the sunny skies of southern Florida. This trip always coincides with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance (2014, 2015). While I am not much of a concours person, I have grown to like this show a lot. Yes, it’s a bit snooty, after all it is set at the posh Boca Raton Resort, where just the cars of the resort guests easily surpass most people’s annual income, but I have learned to ignore the fluff and just enjoy the cars in the hot sun.

This year Jay Leno hosted the dinner and auction the night before the show (I didn’t attend that, too broke) and I happened to run into him at the show. We actually have a mutual Lada/VAZ-owning friend and I felt the need to mention that to him. Other than that, I checked out the cars. This year two things really caught my eye: hood ornaments and the way the dash design changed through the years. The styling of everything is really inspirational, which is one of reasons I go to that show.

DASH LAYOUTS

Dash layouts (1)

There was a time when the front seats were smaller than the rear seats.

Dash layouts (2)

Dash layouts (3)

Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – passanger-side gauges.

Dash layouts (4)

Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – vertically, or otherwise improperly, mounted DIN-sized radios.

Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – two-spoke steering wheels.

Dash layouts (5)

Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – backward gauges.

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The early years of plastics.

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Dash layouts (9)

Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – dual wiper motors (too obscure?).

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Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – exterior colored dashboards.

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Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – factory gauge packs!

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I am not sure if this dash is factory or restored to 13/10ths, but I love everything about this. Remember this picture as we will return to it shortly. I’m guessing 1950s/1960s, right?

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Same car, I’m guessing 1980s. Geebus. The age of crappy plastics is in full swing here.

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Look at that design! You just want to sit in that car and look at it!

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It is interesting to see how after 1940s American and European designs started heading in very different directions.

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Great design but lackluster quality control.

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Look at he pedals.

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HOOD EMBLEMS

hOOD ORNAMENTS (6)

hOOD ORNAMENTS (5)

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hOOD ORNAMENTS (2)

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ENGINES

eNGINES (5)

eNGINES (4)

I love this! Six spark-plugs, three carbs, and a pretty header.

eNGINES (3)

eNGINES (2)

eNGINES (1)

RANDOM STUFF

RANDOM STUFF (2)

other

RANDOM STUFF (1)

INTERESTING CARS

CARS (1)

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CARS (4)

CARS (5)

CARS (6)

CARS (7)

CARS (8)

CARS (9)

WANT WANT WANT!

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2016 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Winners

Class Awards

Brass, Antique and Vintage through 1924
 Excellence in Class—1910 Oakland 24 Roadster, Keith Bailey- N. Kingstown, Rhode Island
Best in Class—1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer, Robert S. Jepson, Jr.- Savannah, Georgia

American Classic Open 1925-1934
Excellence in Class—1930 Duesenberg Model J, Stephen Plaster- Lebanon, MO
Best in Class—1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster, Helen & Richard Harding- Beavercreek, Ohio

American Classic Closed 1925-1934
Excellence in Class—1933 Cadillac 370C, Daniel Gernatt- Lake Wales, Florida
Best in Class—1929 Peerless 8-125 Sedan, Daniel Johnson- Dania Beach, Florida

American Classic Open 1935-1948
Excellence in Class—1940 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sedan, Ty Houck- West Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1936 Auburn 852 S/C Boattail Speedster, Gordon Logan- Georgetown, Texas

American Classic Closed 1935-1948
Excellence in Class—1947 Chrysler Town and Country Sedan, Daniella & Robert Becker- Delray Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 Town Car, Rosalind & Howard Kroplick- East Hills, New York

American Production Open 1925-1949
Excellence in Class—1935 Ford 48 Phaeton, Larry Epstein- Brooklyn, New York
Best in Class—1925 Overland 91 Roadster, Tina & William Sipko- Windber, Pennsylvania

American Production Closed 1925-1949
Best in Class—1942 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette, Steven Cooley, Jr.- Homosassa, Florida

American Production Open 1950-1959
 Excellence in Class—1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Wm “Tom” Gerrard- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Excellence in Class—1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Ken Poss- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Bill Spurling- Stuart Florida

American Production Closed 1950-1959
Excellence in Class—1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, Marybeth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk, Mark L. James- Lancaster, Pennsylvania

American Production Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Mickey Spillane- Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Best in Class—1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Amit Berger- Vestavia, Alabama

American Production Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1964 Buick Riviera Coupe, Dylan Meltzer- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, Evan Stone- Deltona, Florida

American Sports Open 1946-1960
Excellence in Class—1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, Gavin Ruotolo- Vero Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1955 Ford Thunderbird, Arlene & Edward Raabe- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

American Sports Open 1961-1975
Excellence in Class—1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Robert Lopez- Miami, Florida
Best in Class—1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Debra & Frank Tetro- Melbourne, Florida

American Sports Closed 1961-1975
Excellence in Class—1968 Chevrolet Corvette, Bruce Post- Cincinnati, Ohio
Best in Class—1972 Chevrolet LT-1 Corvette 2 Door Coupe, Eduardo Padron- Miami, Florida

American Muscle Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1969 Pontiac Firebird, Eugene Francavilla- Jupiter, Florida
Best in Class—1969 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible, Scott Garber- Weston, Florida

American Muscle Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1969 1/2 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A12, Dave Abernathy- Ormond Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1967 Chevrolet L88 Corvette, Dr. Richard Workman- Windermere, Florida

American Sporting Wagons through 1975
Excellence in Class—1956 Chevrolet Nomad, Pat & Larry Wilson- Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1949 Packard 2201 Wagon, Ralph Marano- Westfield, New Jersey

Foreign Touring Pre-War through 1942
Best in Class—1937 Alvis Speed 25, Celia & John Layzell- North Miami, Florida

Foreign Touring Post-War 1946-1975
Excellence in Class—1949 Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina Berlinetta, Ed Waterman- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Best in Class—1962 Maserati 3500GT, Pat & Larry Wilson- Palm Beach, Florida

Rolls-Royce & Bentley Pre-War Open through 1942 
Excellence in Class—1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Marybeth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida
Best in Class—1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer by Swallow, Donnie Gould- Stuart, Florida

Rolls-Royce & Bentley Post-War Open 1943-1975
 Excellence in Class—1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe, Ann Marie & Stephen Haymes- Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Four Door Convertible, Gene Epstein- Wrightstown, Pennsylvania

Rolls-Royce & Bentley Post-War Closed1943-1975
 Excellence in Class—1959 Bentley S-1 Continental Sports Saloon, Donna & Fred Kriz- Miami Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1960 Bentley S-2 Continental Flying Spur, Colleen Paige & Richard Gorman- North Miami, Florida

Foreign Sports Open thru 1959
Excellence in Class—1958 Porsche Speedster, Thomas Zarrella- Gloucester, Massachusetts
Best in Class—1937 BMW 328 Roadster, Alexandra & Dirk DeGroen- Coral Gables, Florida

Foreign Sports Closed thru 1959
Excellence in Class—1957 Porsche 352 Sunroof Coupe, Nicholas Ekonomou- Miami, Florida
Best in Class—1957 Ferrari 250 GT “Boano”, Dennis Nicotra- New Haven, Connecticut

Foreign Sports Open 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Roadster, Dennis Nicotra- New Haven, Connecticut
Best in Class—1963 Jaguar E-Type OTS, Lony Taylor- Holly Hill, Florida

Foreign Sports Closed 1960-1975
Excellence in Class—1968 BMW 1600 GT Coupe, Elliott Schnackenberg- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Best in Class—1969 Iso Grifo 71, Glen Simon- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

European Estate Cars through 1975
Excellence in Class—1961 Jaguar Mark II, Pat & Larry Wilson- Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine, Guy Lewis- Pinecrest, Florida

European Estate Wagons through 1975
 Excellence in Class—1948 Bentley Mark VI Countryman Mark I, Bill Jacobson- Wilmington, Delaware
Best in Class—1959 Morris Miner Traveller Station Wagon, Guy Lewis- Pinecrest, Florida

Unique & Limited Production Cars 1920-1952
 Excellence in Class—1952 Glasspar G2 Roadster, Stephen O’Brien- Crestview, Florida
Best in Class—1948 Tucker 48 Four Door Sedan, Donnie Gould- Stuart, Florida

Unique & Limited Production Cars 1953-1973
 Excellence in Class—1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Lightweight, Craig Brody- Weston, Florida
Best in Class—1957 Dual Ghia Convertible, Stephen Plaster- Lebanon, Missouri

Preservation through 1975
Excellence in Class—1934 Packard 1101 Sedan, James Inglis- West Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1927 Packard 343-290 Touring, Stephen McDonald- McAlpin, Florida

Packard Pre-War through 1938
Excellence in Class—1931 Packard 833 Convertible Coupe, Barry Paraizo- North Palm Beach, Florida
Best in Class—1938 Packard Model 1143 Super Eight, Colin Gilber- Boca Raton, Florida

Packard Pre-War 1939-1942
Excellence in Class—1939 Packard 120 Convertible, Norman Wolgin- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best in Class—1940 Packard Darin Convertible Victoria, Ralph Marano- Westfield, New Jersey

Packard Post-War
Excellence in Class—1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible, Steve Ledbetter- Lafayette, Georgia
Best in Class—1950 Packard Custom Eight Victoria, Paul Teets- Raleigh, North Carolina

Special Awards

Jay Leno’s Big Dog Award
1966 Dodge Charger Fastback, Bridget Hagood- Cocoa, Florida

Florida Panthers Award
 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, Marybeth Sheehan- Boca Raton, Florida

Ulysse Nardin Timeless Award
1938 Talbot Lago T23 TearDrop Coupe, Paul Bloch- Miami Beach, Florida

Sponsors Choice Award- Honda Jet
1932 Ford Roadster, Mark Conforth- Lafayette, New Jersey

Sponsors Choice Award- J.R. Dunn Jewelers
1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 Town Car, Rosalind & Howard Kroplick- East Hills, New York

Sponsors Choice Award- Barrett-Jackson
1969 Iso Grifo 71, Glen Simon- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Hagerty Youth Award
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Larry Coe- Boca Raton, Florida

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Award
1958 Jaguar XK-150, Frank Troost- Hillside, Illinois

Mercedes-Benz Club of America Award
1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, Mark Smith- Dania Beach, Florida

The Historic Vehicle Association’s THIS CAR MATTERS Award
1927 Packard 343-290 Touring, Stephen McDonald- McAlpin, Florida

Best European Classic
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Sports Saloon, Stephanie & Orin Smith- Vero Beach, Florida

Best American Classic
1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer, Robert S. Jepson, Jr.- Savannah, Georgia

Best Closed Post-War Car
1959 Lancia Flaminia Sport, Lisa & Leo Schigiel- Miami Beach, Florida

Best Closed Pre-War Car
1931 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limousine, David Gano- Salem, Ohio

Best Open Post-War Car
1953 Lancia Aurelia PF 200C Spider, Orin Smith- Vero Beach, Florida

Best Open Pre-War Car
1932 Chrysler Imperial CH 5 Passenger Convertible, Tina & William Sipko- Windber, Pennsylvania

Most Elegant Post-War Closed
1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limo, Mitch Kaminsky- Boca Raton, Florida

Most Elegant Post-War Open
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Dr. Richard Workman-Windermere, Florida

Most Elegant Pre-War Closed
1931 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limousine, David Gano- Salem, Ohio

Most Elegant Pre-War Open
1934 Packard V-12 1107 Coupe Roadster, Lorie & David Greenberg- Hewlett Harbor, New York

Essence of Design
1938 Talbot Lago T23 TearDrop Coupe, Paul Bloch- Miami Beach, Florida

Rolling Sculpture
1938 Talbot Lago T23 TearDrop Coupe, Paul Bloch- Miami Beach, Florida

Spirit of the Road
1910 Packard 30 Gentleman’s Roadster, Stephen Babinsky- Lebanon, New Jersey

Timeless Elegance
1938 Talbot Lago T23 TearDrop Coupe, Paul Bloch- Miami Beach, Florida

Chief Judge Award
1969 Mercury Marauder X-100 2 Door Hdt, Ed Zukusky- Bradenton, Florida

Chairman’s Choice Award
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Dr. Richard Workman-Windermere, Florida

Founders Award
1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom, Agatha & Robert Matteucci- Jupiter, Florida

People’s Choice Award
1953 Lancia Aurelia PF 200C Spider, Orin Smith- Vero Beach, Florida

Grand Marshal Award, Top Tier Class
1955 Thunderbird Custom, Don Morton- Grosse Ile, Michigan

Best of Show
1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer, Robert S. Jepson, Jr.- Savannah, Georgia

  • Where have you hidden the larger versions for wallpaper/calendar purposes, especially of Dash Layouts 2,3 and 6?

    • I didn’t want to kill our sever.
      Email me at kamilAThooniverDOTcom with the file names (right click, save image as, see what it says, dont save) you want.

  • BigRedCaveTroll

    One of the things I really like about the DeTomaso Pantera is that no one really seems to care if people modify them. I’ve seen a number of them with aftermarket radios, engine swaps, different wheels and tires, etc. and it doesn’t really seem to affect their value or “showability.”

  • That continental kit on the ’59 Caddy is awful. Ruins a beautiful design.

    I hate continental kits on anything but a Continental or a ’56 T’bird.

    • They’re okay on 1957-58 Skyliners in that the back is somewhat awkwardly squared-off to accommodate the top (which was much more successfully handled for ’59). I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they’re necessary, or even preferable, for those cars but I don’t mind seeing them.

  • jim

    http://i1.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Dash-layouts-21.jpg

    Interesting shift pattern.

    http://i1.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CARS-7.jpg

    Interesting dress code.

    http://i0.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CARS-15.jpg

    Italian license plates.

    Also : Potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question – Curved or otherwise non-straight gear shift levers.





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