DeutscheMarques 2015

DeutscheMarques 2015
Here are lots of smiles from last year's event. Join us for our Fourth Annual Gathering on Saturday, July 11, 2015!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Third Annual DeutscheMarques winners celebrated



Here are winners from the Third Annual DeutscheMarques German Car Show at the Gilmore Car Museum, as presented by Delta Porsche of Grand Rapids and Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz of Kalamazoo.  Please join us for next year's event on Saturday, July 11, 2015!



BMW   


BEST IN SHOW:  BEN YOUNCE -  BMW  - 1600-2  APPROX 1972? 
BEST OF 21ST CENTURY:  DAVID SPAULDING – BMW – Z8 – 2002
BEST OF 1990s:  KIP WELLIN –  BMW – M3 – 1999
BEST OF 1980s:  JEFF SCHUTTER – BMW – 635CSI  - 1985
BEST OF 1970s:  DAN COLE – BMW – BAVARIA – 1973
BEST CLASSIC:  HERBERT MELDER – BMW – 1800 – 1966
MOST MILES TRAVELED:  LARRY & SUSAN WILSON – 325E – 1984
BEST DAILY DRIVER:  STEVEN HARMAN – BMW – M COUPE – 2000
CLEANEST CONCOURS CAR:  WILLIAM BECKER – BMW – M3 – 2008
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE:  DENNIS J. GRETHER – M3 SEDAN – 1998 
SPECIAL JUDGE’S AWARD:  GARY APPS   - BMW – 1991 – 850CI 

Mercedes-Benz
BEST IN SHOW:  KEN SCHWIETERMAN – MERCEDES BENZ – 450SL 1977   
BEST OF 21ST CENTURY: WAYNE CAVANAUGH – 2012 – SL550 
BEST OF 1990s:  LARRY ALEXANDER – MERCEDES BENZ – SL600 – 1997
BEST OF 1980s:  DON DUNSMORE  - MERCEDES BENZ – 380SL – 1983
BEST OF 1970s:  GINA PAUL  - MERCEDES BENZ – SL280  - 1970
BEST CLASSIC:  FREDERICK NUGENT  MERCEDES BENZ – 280SL – 1969
MOST MILES TRAVELED:  MARK SAUER - MERCEDES BENZ – S350 TD – 1995
BEST DAILY DRIVER:  JIM BOERIGTER – MERCEDES BENZ – S65 – 2006
CLEANEST CONCOURS CAR:  PAUL SWOPE – MERCEDES BENZ – E55AMG – 1999
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE:  DOUG WOLFORD – MERCEDES BENZ  - 280SEL 4.5 – 1972 

Porsche
BEST IN SHOW:  RICK RILEY - PORSCHE – 356C – 1965   

BEST OF 21ST CENTURY: DARRYL A. SALISBURY - PORSCHE – BOXSTER – 2001
BEST OF  1990s:  RON I SHIMOTO  - PORSCHE – 993 – 1996
BEST OF  1980s:  BOB STANDER   - PORSCHE – 911 CARRERA – 1986
BEST OF  1970s:  CAROL & BILL WAITE  - PORSCHE – 911E – 1973
BEST CLASSIC :  KATHY HARTMAN  - PORSCHE – 356C – 1965
MOST MILES TRAVELED: TERRY SCHIEBLE – PORSCHE – 911S – 1967 *2014 poster car
BEST DAILY DRIVER:  GRANT & KAREN MIKOSZ  -- PORSCHE – 911SC – 1982
CLEANEST CONCOURS CAR:  TERRY SCHIBLE – PORSCHE – 911S – 1967 *2014 poster car
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE:  TOM & JAN KAYSER  -   PORSCHE – 1959- 911 SPEEDSTER
SPECIAL JUDGE’S AWARD:  AUSTEN & ALY SENTERS  - PORSCHE – 944 – 1984

Volkswagen
BEST IN SHOW:  WILLIAM CHAPPLE – VOLKSWAGEN - 1959 – BEETLE  CONVERTIBLE  

BEST OF 21ST CENTURY: DAVID LACHOWICZ – VOLKSWAGEN – JETTA TDI CUP EDITION
BEST OF 1990s:  JOE ZEEUW – VOLKSWAGEN – JETTA – 1991
BEST OF 1980s:  RYAN NICWOONDER – VOLKSWAGEN – RABBIT GTI – 1983
BEST OF 1970s:  JEREMY STURGEON -  VOLKSWAGEN – SCIROCCO 1979
BEST CLASSIC:  JOHN HANSON – VOLKSWAGEN – VW BEATLE – 1952
MOST MILES TRAVELED:  CHRIS ZAMARRON – VOLKSWAGEN – JETTA WAGON
BEST DAILY DRIVER:  TROY COX  - VOLKSWAGEN – R32 – 2008
CLEANEST CONCOURS CAR:  KEVIN LAPENNA – VOLKSWAGEN – BEATLE
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE:  GENE MILLER – VOLKSWAGEN – GTI – 1998
SPECIAL JUDGE’S AWARD:  TED KIEFFER – VOLKSWAGEN – MODEL 265 – 1967

Audi  
BEST OF SHOW:  Steve Wysong  - AUDI 2010 R8 
BEST OF 1990s:  Joel Philips – AUDI  URS6   

MOST MILES TRAVELED:  DAVID LEFTWHICH – AUDI 1991 200
BEST DAILY DRIVER:  STEVEN HARTSEL – AUDI   2010 – A8L
CLEANEST CONCOURS CAR:  STEPHEN ANKNEY – AUDI – TT  2000
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE:  JIM BACHLEDA  - AUDI – TT-RS
SPECIAL JUDGE’S AWARD:  TOM WOODBURN  - AUDI – A4 – 2OO5

Other German Marques
BEST OF SHOW:  MARK MCBRIDE – HENOMAG – SILVER STRECK – 1969 – TEMPO CAB

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You're invited on Saturday July 12 for Third Annual DeutscheMarques Gathering


Calling all German car owners and enthusiasts. Please join us on Saturday July 12, 2014 for the third annual DeutscheMarques German Car Show at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. We almost had 200 cars on the show field last year and need your help to hit the mark in 2014!

DeutscheMarques founder Pete Hamlett
awards Frederic Nugent the
Best in Show Mercedes-Benz trophy. 
All German cars are invited, including everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures. Participants showing a German car will pay only $8, discounted from the $12 regular admission fee to the Gilmore Car Museum, of the nation's finest automotive venues, which was recently expanded. The car show is paid for by our exclusive marque sponsors, Delta Imports Porsche in Grand Rapids and Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz in Kalamazoo.

Not only will DeutscheMarques show entrants enjoy a wonderful event, but may also tour the Gilmore Museum's many barns, which are full of antique, classic and exotic cars on display. Click here to visit the Gilmore Car Museum website

Car clubs are very welcome and may park together. DeutscheMarques Auto Group was founded by Peter Hamlett, leading a team of local German car club members. We're open to full participation by car clubs and welcome their suggestions. They are free to use the DeutscheMarques show as an opportunity to recruit members for their German car club and promote their events.
Rick Riley had his classic 1959 Porsche 356
 named Best in Show Porsche.

The 2014 Third Annual DeutscheMarques show is brought to you by Delta Imports Porsche in Grand Rapids and Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz in Kalamazoo, our exclusive marque sponsors. Our 2014 supporting vendors are Bob & Kay's Car WashSpring Valley Motors, both of Kalamazoo, and Claudio Kaempf's Foreign Car Services in Portage. Please click on their names to visit their websites. 

Participants will be able to see brand-new Porsche and Mercedes-Benz models on display by our sponsoring dealers. Please support those businesses who have made our event possible. You may also their websites by clicking on the links at right.

We'll be awarding a full range of awards, including Best of Show winners in six classes. Please visit Delta Porsche in Grand Rapids to see the inaugural winner of the DeutscheMarques Porsche Cup engraved on the trophy. Likewise, please visit Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz and Harold Zeigler BMW to see those trophies on display in their showrooms. Your name could be next.
Hundreds joined us last year
 - you're invited in 2014!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.


We're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Gilmore Car Museum for the third annual DeutscheMarques German Auto Show!
Download and print this registration form
 and please bring it with you on Saturday.
Preview of 2014 poster.



BMW winners at the 2013 DeutscheMarques Gathering

Here's a story about the BMW winners at the 2013 DeutscheMarques gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum (Please click on image to enlarge):

From BimmerBulletin, BMW CCA Michiana Chapter www.Michiana-BMWCCA.com

Mercedes-Benz winners in 2013

Here's a story about the Mercedes-Benz winners at the 2013 DeutscheMarques gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum (Please click on image to enlarge):
Sponsored by Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz

Porsche winners from 2013 event

Here's a story about the Porsche winners at the 2013 Second Annual Gathering (Please click to enlarge):
Sponsored by Delta Porsche of Grand Rapids

Picture gallery from Second Annual Gathering in 2013

Here's a link to the picture gallery from the 2013 DeutscheMarques gathering:
DeutscheMarques2013gallery

Please click on each picture to enlarge and feel free
to download and print or post these pictures.
Just credit DeutscheMarquesAG.com please.

Or click on the image below to start a slideshow:


The next show: Orrin B. Hays' Fun Concours on Saturday July 26


10th Annual Mercedes-Benz Fun Concours & Euro Car Show

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine

Hosted by Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz, 543 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Kalamazoo

   All European car owners and enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event featuring a display of Mercedes-Benz vehicles from the 1950s to current day models plus a special Mercedes-Benz exhibit of rare 1950s and 60s vehicles. All European cars are invited to compete for trophies.
   This is a low-stress, high-fun level day where each registrant serves as a judge to vote for the car of his/her choice in each category. Categories will be determined by type and year of manufacture. Awards will also be provided for “Most Unique” and “People’s Choice” selections. Vehicle registration & car placement is 9:00-10:30 a.m., Voting is from 10:30 a.m. —11:30 a.m.
   Lunch, refreshments, door prizes, commemorative 1oth anniversary T-shirts and trophies are provided courtesy of Orrin B. Hayes, Inc. 
   Please put this date on your calendar and reserve your space now. The first ten registrants will be entered into special prize drawing.
   Club membership is not required to display your vehicle and enjoy the day. You may join the Mercedes-Benz Club of America ($49/yr) by calling 800-637-2360, online www.mbca.org or at the show. 
   To register ($10 for MBCA members; $15 non-members) or for more information, contact Paul Swope of the Western Michigan Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 269-382-5075 or Diana3001@Charter.net

To see images from a previous show, click on the picture gallery link: