The second annual Rocky Mountain Concours d’Elegance was held at the grounds of the famous Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 31st.
The 2008 Rocky Mountain Concours highlighted the achievements of racing’s Unser family with a special Unser Racing Museum tent displaying some of the Unser’s historic Pikes Peak Hillclimb cars amidst the show field of 120 automobiles. Among the 60 motorcycle concours entries, Vincent motorbikes also received special recognition with a wide-ranging display of the British company’s 1928-1955 history.
Rocky Mountain Concours Chairman Daniel Kane observed, “Our second year event attendance more than doubled over that at our inaugural show. All day long, everywhere I looked, all I saw were people – lots of people. There were admiring the entries on our show field, visiting with Bobby and Al Unser, exploring the offerings in the Art Grotto, and sampling the tasty morsels created and offered by the Viking barbeque demonstration chefs. It was a wonderful day and weekend.”
The Rocky Mountain Concours awarded prizes in 20 automobile and 8 motorcycle classes, plus in numerous special award categories. The Best of Show Automobile went to a 1906 National owned by John Rich of Pennsylvania, while the Best of Show Motorcycle was awarded to a 1930 Indian 4 owned by Colorado Springs’ Ross Van Etten and the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum.
Select 2008 Rocky Mountain Concours d’Elegance Award Winners (Photo Credit: John Waugh ©2008)
Best of Show, Automobile
1906 National, John W Rich Sr, Frackville, Pennsylvania
Best of Show, Motorcycle
1930 Indian 4, Ross Van Etten/Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1936 Delahaye 135 Competition, Ken & Ann Smith, La Jolla, California
Judges Favorite European Vehicle
1964 Ferrari Lusso 250 GT/L, Richard Morrison, Salina, Kansas
Judges Favorite American Vehicle
1959 Cadillac 62, Bob Cuevas, Laguna Beach, California
Class A-J, Competition Prewar
Best in Class: 1920 Bugatti Type 13, Ron Hetherington, Centennial, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Award: 1930 MG, Jack & Nancy Kahler, Littleton, Colorado
Class A-K, Competition Postwar
Best in Class: 1960 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL, David D Jenkins, Manitou Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Award: 1964 Sunbeam Tiger, David M McDermott, Denver, Colorado
For the complete list of the 2008 Rocky Mountain Concours d’Elegance award winners, plus additional event photos, visit www.rmconcours.com.
[Source: Rocky Mountain Concours; Photo credit: John Waugh ©2008]