Marmon Gets Top Honors
Larry Jewett - September 12, 2012 11:05 AM
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 two-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, California, who was accompanied by his wife Valerie as he accepted the trophy. “This is just a stunning day.”
“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.”