Events Recap: Award Winners

The 2018 car show season is officially underway. Check out the winners from last month’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Boca Raton Concours, as well as a better-late-than-never look at an award winner from last summer’s jam-packed season.

“At no time did we exceed 175 mph,” Dan Gurney stated truthfully in response to his and Brock Yate’s winning of the first ever Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in this 1971 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4. The car took home our National Automotive Heritage Award at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Meanwhile, the HVA/FIVA Award was presented to this 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio.

photo courtesy of Massimo Delbo’

photo courtesy of Massimo Delbo’

This year’s Boca Raton Concours saw the HVA Award given to this low-mileage 1972 Lamborghini Espada sold new by a dealership in Boca Raton. The car’s current steward is Chris Waldron, whose father was the owner of the dealership that sold it new. The National Automotive Heritage Award was given to this 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster custom built for Howard Hughes. The car required a full restoration after sitting for more than 50 years in a warehouse. It is one of only 79 Piccadilly Roadsters built.

Finally, last June at the Sloan Museum, this gorgeous 1934 Victoria Convertible Coupe – a one off – and its current steward, Steve Plunkett, were awarded the National Automotive Heritage Award.