“People’s Choice” awards go to five special cars seen at the Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours

25 June 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 25, 2012) — More than 5,000 visitors who attended the Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours® on June 24 had a special obligation: Pick a favorite vehicle from among more than 200 on view that day, and vote for that vehicle. They also could vote for their favorite motorcycle. The top vote-getters in each category (car and motorcycle) would receive “People’s Choice” awards. Although many found it difficult to pick just one, Concours attendees turned in their ballots by the 2 p.m. deadline, and, when the votes were counted, the following winners were announced:

In the vehicle category

First place: 1938 Talbot Lago T150-SS Teardrop Coupe owned by Mullin Automotive Museum of Oxnard, Calif. 

Second place: 1930 Stutz M Lancefield Coupe owned by Richard and Irena Mitchell of Montgomery, Texas.

Third place: 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster owned by Mark Hyman of St. Louis.

Fourth place: 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost owned by Fred Guyton of St. Louis.

Fifth place: 1955 Mercury Montclair owned by Ginger and Chuck Freeman of Aurora, Colo.

In the motorcycle category

First place: 1923 Indian Chief Motorcycle with sidecar unit owned by Cooper Weeks of Kansas City, Mo.

Second place: 1923 Henderson Deluxe Motorcycle owned by Doug Rollert of Overland Park, Kan.

Marshall Miller, founder and chairman of the Concours, presented the awards on the patio of the Dodge Painting Building on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, where the Concours takes place in late June each year. The annual Art of the Car Concours is a benefit for the KCAI scholarship fund. The event is growing in popularity and stature among vintage and classic collectors.

“The Concours is unique for its size and scale in having no formal judging and no classes of vehicles,” Miller said. “The intention is to provide a wide range of very high-quality, original, vintage vehicles in an eclectic, informal setting, without the pressure of traditional Concours events.”

For more information about the Concours, including photos from the event and a complete list of additional award winners, visit www.artofthecarconcours.com.

About the Kansas City Art Institute

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu.

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Contact: Lauren Tobin at 816-802-3532 or ltobin@kcai.edu