1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe Takes Best of Show Honors at U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

10th annual event makes big splash at its new home in Tacoma

Sep 9, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. – (Sept. 9, 2012) A 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss captured three awards, including “Best of Show” honors at the 2012 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum.

Described by Concours emcee Edward Herrmann as “an elegant and beautiful example of American coachwork and engineering,” the Marmon also was named winner of The People’s Choice award and placed first in the Classic Car Club of America (Early) class.

The 2-door convertible was selected as best in a field of 120 vehicles from six states and British Columbia. Vehicles traveled from Alaska (2 vehicles), British Columbia (3), California (4), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (10) and Washington (96) to compete in the event. The vehicle that traveled farthest for the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours was a 1947 Kurtis Omohundro Special owned by Geoff Hacker of Tampa, Florida.

“We’re just elated, we’re thrilled to win Best of Show,” said Weiss, of San Marino, Calif., who was accompanied by his wife Valerie as he accepted the trophy. “This is just a stunning day.”

The tenth edition of the Kirkland Concours was the first to be held at America’s Car Museum, the new attraction in downtown Tacoma. More than 2,500 people attended the show, which benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“I visited here last month and toured America’s Car Museum,” said Weiss. “I’m pleased to see the development of the museum and the facility, and what a great place for a car show.”
“We’ve known for some time that the Kirkland Concours has a very devoted following, and that rang true today” said Scot Keller, chairman of the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance. “The loyalty and devotion of vehicle owners and spectators alike really helped continue the great tradition of this event at its new home.”
“America’s Car Museum has become the center of car culture in the Pacific Northwest,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira. “Now, hosting an event the caliber of the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at ACM makes us unique among car museums, and is another step toward our goal to be seen as the preeminent automotive museum in North America.”

2012 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Special Award Recipients and Class Winners:
Best of Show: 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss of San Marino, Calif.

Kirkland Concours Award:  1928 Auburn Speedster, owned by Karen Hutchinson

Founders Award: 1904 Fiat 60 H.P. owned by Bob Sullivan

Curator’s Award: 1938 BMW 328 Roadster owned by Nancy Martin

Most Elegant Award (closed): 1930 Rolls-Royce P-I Brewster Trouville owned by Glenn Mounger

Most Elegant Award (open): 1933 Chrysler C.L. Phaeton (LeBaron) owned by Tom Crook

Participants’ Choice Award: 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) owned by Greg Whitten

Peoples’ Choice Award: 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss

Seattle Children's Hospital Award: 1947 Lincoln 12 Convertible owned by Joan Watjen

The Richard Hooper Collector Award: Jeff Clark, former Chairman, Kirkland Concours d’Elegance

Junior Judges Award: 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trafeo owned by Roy Cats

Best Presentation Award: 1918 Biddle H Towncar owned by the Fountainhead Museum

Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)/Historic Vehicle Association Award: 1904 Fiat 60 H.P. owned by Bob Sullivan

British Motorcycles:
1st: 1946 Norton 18 owned by Mark Zenor
2nd: 1933 Sunbeam owned by Dan Doersam
3rd: 1964 AJS owned by Dean Nissen

Unlimited Hydroplanes (boat class):
1st: Miss Budweiser (1980 Griffon model) owned by Eric and Barbara Mann
2nd: 1946 Miss Tempo IV owned by Joe Frauenheim
3rd: 1951 Slo Mo Shun V owned by Bruce and Jolene McCaw

Classic Car Club of America Classics (Late):
1st: 1937 Rolls-Royce P-III Hooper Saloon-Limousine owned by Peter Gleeson
2nd: 1936 Lagonda LG-45 Drophead owned by Colin Gurnsey
3rd: 1939 Jaguar     SS 100    owned by Vintage Racing Motors

Classic Car Club of America (Early):
1st: 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss
2nd: 1928 Auburn Speedster owned by Karen Hutchinson
3rd: 1933 Chrysler C. L. Phaeton (LeBaron) owned by Tom Crook

Bulgari Collection:   
1st: 1935 Buick 96S Sport Coupe owned by Nicola Bulgari
2nd: 1936 Hudson 65 Custom 8 Convertible owned by Mr. Nicola Bulgari
3rd: 1941 Buick    71C Roadmaster Convertible owned by Mr. Nicola Bulgari

Special Display:
1st: 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa owned by Jim Clark
2nd: 1961 Triumph Italia 2000 GT owned by Scott Marquis and Heidi Irvine
3rd: 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Dr. William Morris

1st: 1919 McFarlan Type 127 Touring owned by the Fountainhead Museum
2nd: 1903 Locomobile Steam Runabout owned by Brad Austin
3rd: 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat Touring owned by Bob Sullivan

1st: 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Interim owned by John Atzbach
2nd: 1968 Lamborghini    Islero owned by Richard Griot
3rd: 1969 Lamborghini    Miura S owned by John Atzbach

British Invasion:
1st: 1960 AC Ace Bristol owned by James Feldman
2nd: 1960 Lotus Elite GT Coupe owned by Alan McWain
3rd: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans owned by Reid Trummel

American Post War Designs:
1st: 1949 Buick Convertible Super from the LeMay Family Collection
2nd: 1951 Lincoln Lido Coupe owned by James Pringle
3rd: 1951 Hudson 2 door owned by Bill Deibel

About the U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance (
The U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, established in 2003, has become the premier Concours d’Elegance in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top five concours in the United States. The U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance is a charitable event benefitting the Seattle Children’s Hospital and LeMay - America’s Car Museum. The event has raised more than $1.5 million to benefit uncompensated healthcare. The Kirkland Concours d’Elegance is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,  administered and produced by LeMay – America’s Car Museum, and held on the second Sunday in September.

About America’s Car Museum (
State Farm Presents LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which opened June 2, 2012 in downtown Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To get information on museum hours, becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit

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