News & Multimedia

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)
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
IMS Announces Celebration Of Automobiles Award Winners
 
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.
Read More
Related Media
Colts Draft Party
 
Indianapolis Colts to Host Fourth and Fifth Round Draft Selections at IMS
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is hosting the Indianapolis Colts’ Official Draft Party for the fourth and fifth rounds of the NFL Draft. Come out to IMS from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, to witness the Colts’ selections. The event is free and there will be Colts player and cheerleader appearances. You will be able to watch live picks for the rounds made by Colts personalities and Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. There will be complete draft coverage along with fun activities and games from the Indianapolis Colts organization as well.
Read More
Rick Mears vs. Dan Wheldon
 
#ChampsOfThe500 Challenge Reaches Final First-Round Matchups
The final first-round matchups in the "Champions of the 500" bracket challenge are open for voting to determine who will join Helio Castroneves, A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser, Bobby Unser and Bill Vukovich in the quarterfinal round.
Read More
Tony Stewart
 
NASCAR Drivers Turn Test Laps in Advance of July's Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard
NASCAR drivers Aric Almirola, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott and Stewart turned laps at IMS on Tuesday and Wednesday for a Goodyear tire test in advance of the Crown Royal presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard on July 22-24.
Read More
Darius Rucker
 
Multi-Platinum Recording Star Darius Rucker to Perform National Anthem at 100th Indianapolis 500
Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem before the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Read More
IMS Pylon
 
100th Running Host Committee Places Historic Pylon Panels Throughout Indy as part of 33-Day Countdown
Number panels from historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway scoring pylon will be showcased throughout the city to build anticipation for race weekend
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 2,148
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Do you remember the “Million Dollar Money Drop” & the #Indy500 question? More on #SpeedRead https://t.co/GzgCseWpoO https://t.co/qSWBj0I3PI
about 12 hours ago