KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 6, 2011) — Some 5,000 visitors who attended the Fifth Annual Art of the Car Concours® on June 26 had a special obligation: Pick a favorite vehicle from among nearly 200 on view that day, and vote for that vehicle. The top five vote-getters 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 five winners were announced:
First place: 1936 Stout Scarab, owned by Dick Taylor of Lumberton, N.C.
Second place: 1929 Duesenberg Model J-129 LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton, owned by John D. Groendyke of Enid, Okla.
Third place: 1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach Coupe, owned by Scott Morris of Kearney, Neb.
Fourth place: 1948 Daimler Green Goddess, owned by Mark Hyman of St. Louis
Fifth place: 1934 MG PA Roadster, owned by Jack Kahler of Littleton, Colo., who graduated from KCAI in 1965 with a B.F.A. degree in industrial design.
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 the last Sunday in 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. Next year’s Art of the Car Concours will take place on the KCAI campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
View of the Concours from Vanderslice Hall.
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.
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