And the Art of the Car Concours winners are ...

9 July 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 9, 2009) - Five "People's Choice" awards were presented to top vote-getters at the third annual Art of the Car Concours, held June 27 on the campus of the Kansas City Art Intitute. The winners:

First place: 1930 Packard 745 7 Pass Touring Car, owned by John Hamilton of Topeka, Kan.

Second place: 1911 Stafford #47 Sports Roadster, owned by DeNean Stafford of Tifton, Ga.

Third place: 1960 Dodge Matador 2-Door Hardtop, owned by Holly and Everett Moore of Kansas City, Mo.
Fourth place: 1936 Ford 810 Phaeton, owned by Bob Coleman of Mission Hills, Kan.

Fifth place: 1933 Hupmobile K-321 4-Door Sedan, owned by Ron Smith of Louisburg, Kan.

"People's Choice" winners were selected by spectators at the event, who received a ballot when they were admitted to the concours. Attendees were invited to view all of the vehicles and then to vote for their favorite. There were two repeats from last year's concours in the top five: the 1933 Hupmobile, which took first place last year, and the 1936 Phaeton, which took third.

Organizers said the event raised more than $70,000 for student scholarships at KCAI, a private, independent, four-year college of art and design that was founded in 1885 and enrolls about 650 students a year.

Attendees viewed about 180 vehicles, including vintage, classic and special interest cars, motorcycles and fire engines. Seventeen sponsors participated in the event, including Aristocrat Motors; Baron BMW; Baron Mini Cooper; The Branson Auction; Chubb Insurance; Curves Ahead Transport; FedEx Auto Transport; Grass Pad; Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Hyman Ltd.; Maserati of Kansas City at Aristocrat Motors; Meguiar's; Residential Parking Solutions; Hagerty Insurance; Overland Park Jeep/Dodge; DeLaSalle Education Center; and McPherson College.
About the Kansas City Art Institute
Founded in 1885, 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, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. KCAI also 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. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at


For more information, contact
Lauren Tobin, or 816-802-3532