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COA Award Winners Announced

The 2014 Celebration of Automobiles featured many of the world’s finest classic/vintage automobiles on display Saturday, May 10 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a 1937 Cord winning the “Best of Show – American” award, and a 1927 Isotta honored as “Best of Show - Foreign.”

Now in its fourth year after a highly successful debut in 2011 held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, the Celebration of Automobiles pays tribute to the rich heritage of automotive development at the track for more than a century.

The 1937 Cord 812 S/C Phaeton that won the “Best of Show – American” award is owned by Larry Hurn of Olney, Ill. The 1927 Isotta voted as “Best of Show – Foreign,” was entered by Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, N.J.

Additional cars and their owners winning Celebration of Automobiles Special Awards include:

Outstanding Pre-War:  1933 Auburn 12-166 Salon Speedster – Bill and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Mich.

Outstanding Post-War:  1948 Packard 2206 Custom 8 Club Sedan - John Lebold, Perrysburg, Ohio

Media’s Choice Award:  1963 Jaguar XKZ FHC - Aida and Jaime Del Valle, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Indianapolis 500 Driver’s Choice Award:  1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster - John Groendyke, Enid, Okla.

Mayor’s Choice Award:  1939 Delahaye V-12 165 Cabriolet – Peter Mullin & Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, Calif.

Best Full Classic:  1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 – Roger Willbanks, Denver, Colo.

Best Indiana-Built Car: 1919 Cole Motor Car 7 Passenger V8 – Helen Cole, St. Louis, Mo.

A Special Trophy Presented by Chevrolet:  1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR2 - Greg Boehme, Seattle, Wash.

Tony Hulman Memorial Cup:  1960 Ewing Indianapolis Roadster – Joseph Freeman, Boston, Mass.

First Place Awards

Class A – Brass Era, 1910-1919:  1913 Mercer 35R Race Car – Ted Davis, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Class B – American Classic Open, 1920-1933:  1933 Auburn 12-166 Salon Speedster - Bill and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Mich.

Class C – American Classic Open, 1934-1935:  Packard 1107 Coupe Roadster - Karl Otzen, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Class D – American Classic Open, 1936-1937:  Cord 812 S/C Phaeton - Larry Hurn, Olney, Ill.

Class E – American Classic Open, 1938-1946:  1938 Packard Derham - 1608 Convertible Victoria - Thomas Dudley, Upperville, Va.

Class F – American Classic Closed, 1925-1933:  1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine - J. Gregory Dawson – Carmel, Ind.,

Class G – American Classic Closed, 1934-1939:  1934 Pierce-Arrow Salon Twelve Silver Arrow Coupe – Bill and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Mich.

Class H – American Classic Closed, 1940-1948:  1948 Packard 2206 Custom 8 Club Sedan – John Lebold, Perrysburg, Ohio

Class I – Foreign Open, 1923-1930:  1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Roadster - Joseph and Margie Cassini, West Orange, N.J.

Class J – Foreign Open, 1935-1939:  1939 Delahaye V-12 165 Cabriolet - Peter Mullin & Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, Calif.

Class K – Foreign Open, 1948-1967:  1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BM7 Roadster - Scott Holley, Fishers, Ind.

Class L – Foreign Closed, 1934-1969:  1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Coupe - Phil Gumpert, Noblesville, Ind.

Class M – Race Car, 1920-1930:  1935 Miller-Ford 2-man Indy Car - Malloy Foundation Inc., Corona, Calif.

Class N – Race Car, 1947-1956:  1948 Don Lee Special Kurtis Kraft 2000 Indy/Champ Car –
Malloy Foundation Inc., Corona, Calif.

Class O – Race Car, 1960-1965:  1960 Epperly Indy Roadster Open Race Car – Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tenn.

Class P – Race Car, 1967-1969:  1968 Gerhardt Indy Car – Anthony Edwards, Greenwood, Ind.

Class Q Pace Car, 1965-1969:  1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible - James Hairston, O’Fallon, Mo.

Class R – American Production, 1920-1946:  1939 Packard Woody - Andy Wolf, Indianapolis, Ind.

Class S – American Production, 1950-1959:  1953 Cunningham C-3 Convertible – Richard Atwell, Fredericksburg, Tex.

Class T – American Production, 1960-1966:  1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe - Greg Ornazian, Troy, Mich.

Class U – American Production, 1967-1970:  Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 - Ernie and Bessie Slone, Lebanon, Ohio

The 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is scheduled for Sunday, May 25.


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2014 ticket information: Ticket information is available for the remaining three events in 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 98th Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Fans can order tickets at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between

8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
 

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