Automotive Icon

Barry Meguiar to Receive Award

Larry Jewett - March 06, 2013 03:15 PM


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The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® has announced that one of the most recognizable personalities in the collector car hobby, Meguiar’s president and Car Crazy TV host Barry Meguiar will be this year’s Dana Point Concours d’Elegance Automotive Icon. Celebrating 31 years in Southern California on June 23, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® is events scheduled during the Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekendTM, from June 21-23, 2013.
“Barry is a genuine automotive enthusiast who personifies the passion for the collector car hobby,” said Jeff Spellens, president of the 2013 Dana Point Concours d’Elegance®. “His love for all things motorized is contagious. I will be honored to present this prestigious award to such a wonderful friend and diligent supporter of the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance®.”
Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Barry is the family’s third generation to wear the famed Meguiar’s president’s hat. Growing up in the family business, Barry proved himself as an excellent businessman. He quickly earned the respect of fellow automotive enthusiasts with the launch of the company’s first consumer product, Meguiar’s Liquid Cleaner Wax, in 1973.
By the mid-‘90s, Barry saw the need to nurture the car hobby. To counter the declining numbers of enthusiasts, he launched Car Crazy Radio and Car Crazy Television with the goal of mobilizing fellow “car guys” globally with an emphasis on passing the torch to the next generation.
“The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance is one of my favorite automotive events in the world,” said Meguiar. “I’m truly touched to receive the Automotive Icon award this year because it will give me a chance to champion the many activities scheduled during the Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Weekend. I look forward to a wonderful weekend looking at fantastic cars and soaking up the beauty of Dana Point in the fellowship of dear friends.”
The Concours members will present Meguiar with the distinguished Automotive Icon Award during the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance Award Ceremony on June 23. In his role as the Dana Point Concours Automotive Icon, Meguiar will attend multiple activities throughout the three-day weekend, including the first ever Rallye Basilone Historic Tour. Tour participants will have a rare opportunity to explore the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton via Basilone Road on June 21.
Enthusiasts who want to enter their collector car or vintage motorcycle in the Concours should complete an exhibitor registration form online or download, fill out and send the application to the appropriate chairman as noted on the form.  Deadline to register is May 17, 2013, for inclusion in the program book. To purchase tickets for the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, Rallye Basilone Historic Tour or other events scheduled during the weekend, log on to