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IMS Announces Celebration Of Automobiles Award Winners

The 2012 Celebration of Automobiles featured many of the world’s finest classic/vintage automobiles on display Saturday, May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a fabulous 1929 Duesenberg taking home Best Of Show honors.

Now in its second 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 100 years.

The 1929 Duesenberg J-108 Convertible Coupe that won Best Of Show is owned by John Groendyke of Enid, Okla. Additional cars and their owners winning Celebration of Automobiles Special Awards:

Drivers’s Choice Award: 1932 Stutz Bearcat – Richard Mitchell, Montgomery, Texas

Most Outstanding Indiana Build Automobile Presented by Indiana Council of Automobiles: 1924 Marmon 34-C - Bill and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corner, Mich.

Most Outstanding Full Classic Presented by Indiana Region Classic Car Club of America:
1935 Packard 1005 Coupe Roadster – Terry Love, Ottawa, Ill.

Media Choice Award: 1937 Railton Saloon Limousine – Eldon Hostetler, Middlebury, Ind.

People’s Choice Award: 1940 Ford Business Coupe Deluxe – Richard Fagersten, Sparta, N.J.

Road & Track Trophy: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport Z28 Coupe – David Renshaw, Fishers, Ind.

Best of Division I: 1938 Packard Super 8 Coupe Roadster – Off Bros., Bloomfield, Mich.

Best of Division II: 1930 Cadillac V16 Convertible DeVille – Frank Ricciardelli, Neptune, N.J.

Additional winning car owners and their cars at the 2012 Celebration of Automobiles include:

First Place:
Division One

A. Jim and Becky Aldrich - Raleigh, N.C. (1920 Stutz H’ 7 Passenger Touring)

B. Jerry Arthur - Zionsville, Ind. (1925 REO T6 Roadster)

C. Frank Ricciardelli - Neptune, N.J. (1938 Jaguar SS Coupe)

D. Ronald Stauffer - Portland, Ind. (1953 Ford Sunliner)

E. Ken and Margaret Ellis - Rockville, Ind. (1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible)

F. Paul Kilker - York, Pa. (1956 Packard Caribbean) 

G. Richard and Diana Foster - New Castle, Ind. (1962 Ford Thunderbird M Roadster)

H. Cameron Moore - Auburn, Ind. (1966 Dodge Charger Fastback Hardtop)

I. Duane Landis - Coshocton, Ohio (1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28)

J. Fred Guyton - St. Louis (1928 Bugatti Tipo 40 Torpedo Speedster)

K. Kent Marburger - Palatine, Ill. (1930 Packard 745 Roadster)

L. Greg Ornazian - Rochester, Mich. (1935 Auburn 851 Speedster)

M. Edward Stifel III - Triadelphia, W.V. (1938 Packard 1608 Convertible Sedan)

N. John Groendyke - Enid, Okla. (1933 Duesenberg SJ Riviera Phaeton)

Division Two

O. Jerry Arthur - Zionsville, Ind. (1920 Paige Six-42 Sedan)

P.  Mike and Deb Korneli - West Bend, Wis. (1949 Jaguar Alloy XK 120)

Q. Dale and Judy Zinn - Fremont, Ind. (1952 MG TD Roadster)

R. Philip Taxman - St. Louis (1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC SE Roadster)

S. L.H. Bayley - Carmel, Ind. (1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible)

T. Steve Brody - Fishers, Ind. (1962 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible) 

U. Greg and Susan Albers - Zionsville, Ind. (1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan) 

V. Dennis Sobieski - Downers Grove, Ill. (1930 Cadillac 452 Sport Phaeton)

W. Eldon Hostetler - Middlebury, Ind. (1937 Railton Saloon Limousine)

X. Joseph Poole - Greencastle, Ind. (1941 Cadillac 6227D Coupe)
 

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