DeutscheMarques 2015

DeutscheMarques 2015
Our Fourth Annual Gathering on Saturday, July 11, 2015 was our biggest yet! Huge thanks go to our sponsors, Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz, Grand Rapids Porsche, Sharpe BMW and hundreds of DeutscheMarques show participants.

Monday, July 13, 2015

DeutscheMarques 2015 Award winners, pictures

DeutscheMarques Best in Show winners, from left, Henry Riley, Porsche, Dave Monaghan, BMW, Maya Toma, Other German, Trevor Doublestein, Volkswagen and Ron Ellenbaas, Mercedes-Benz. (John A. Lacko photography)



By Bradley S. Pines / DeutscheMarques
JULY 11, 2015 – HICKORY CORNERS, MICH. 
   Almost 200 gleaming German cars were on display during the Fourth Annual DeutscheMarques show at the Gilmore Car Museum. Grand Rapids Porsche, Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz of Kalamazoo, and Sharpe BMW of Grand Rapids were the exclusive marque sponsors of the all-German car event. 
   DeutscheMarques Auto Group founder Pete Hamlett said not only were five cars named Best in Show in their respective marque classes, but almost 60 awards were handed out by judges in all. 
Jim Boerighter, left, accepts
Audi Best in Show award from
Pete Hamlett, DeutscheMarques founder.
   The Grand Rapids Porsche Cup will soon be engraved with the name Henry Riley. The Avon, Indiana resident saw his Porsche 997-series Carrera 4 GTS win Porsche Best of Show. 
   Ron Ellenbaas and Bill Johnston who call themselves the “Off Brothers” of nearby Richland, Michigan, had their magnificent 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet named Mercedes-Benz Best in Show and their names will be engraved upon the Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz Trophy, seen in the Kalamazoo showroom.
   Dave Monaghan, of Lake Orion, Michigan, had his classic 70s BMW 3.0 CS named BMW Best in Show and his name will soon be seen on the Sharpe BMW Cup in their Grand Rapids showroom. 
   Trevor Doublestein of Holland, Michigan, watched his 1959 VW Samba win Volkswagen Best in Show. The classic camper has only 32k miles on it.
   Jim and Trish Boerighter, of Portage, Michigan, won Audi Best in Show for their 2013 Audi S5. With only one entrant in the Other German Marque class, and that car a previous Best in Show winner, the judges awarded young Maya Toma of Indiana the trophy for her 2002 German Hudora scooter.
   Bob and Kay's Car Wash, Foreign Car Services, Munk's Motors and Spring Valley Motors also supported this year's show.
 
Here are the Sharpe BMW award winners:
Best in Show BMW:        Dave Monaghan, Lake Orion, MI           BMW 3.0 CS
Best of the 21st Century: Trevor Miller, Richland, MI                    2004 M3
Best of the 1990s:            Gary & Hannah Apps, Kalamazoo, MI 1991 850ci 
Best of the 1980s:            Jeff Schutter, Sparta, MI                          1985 635csi
Best BMW of the 70s:     Dave Monaghan,  Lake Orion, MI          BMW 3.0 CS
Best Classic BMW:         Ben Younce, Indianapolis, IN                  1968 2002 
Best Survivor:                 Jake Clevenger, Shelbyville, MI              1999 M3 217k
Best Daily Driver:           Jim Prihoda, Parchment, MI                    2001 525T
Cleanest Concours Car   Carl Boyland, Jackson, MI                       2001 540i
Special Judges' Award  James Essar, Portage, MI                          '01 525i 142k

Here are the Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz award winners:
Best in Show:  Ron Ellenbaas & Bill Johnston, Richland, MI   1937 540K
Best of the 21st Century: Marv Berkowitz, Portage, MI              2011 E550
Best of the 1990s:            Paul Swope, Portage, MI                      1999 E55 AMG
Best of the 1980s:            John Leese, Grand Rapids, MI            1985 380SL
Best of the 1970s:            Doug Wolford, Lansing, MI                1972 280SL
Best Classic M-B:            Ted Nugent, Holland, MI                     1969 280SL
Best Daily Driver:            Mark Sauer, Holland, MI                     1995 S350TD
Cleanest Concours Car:   Klaus Jones, Troy, MI                          1967 250 SE
Special Judges’ Award:    Rich Fosme, Auburn HIlls, MI            1960 190SL 

Here are the Grand Rapids Porsche award winners:
Best of Show Porsche: Henry Riley, Avon, IN                          997 C4 GTS
Best of 21st Century:   Darren Draves, Hickory Corners, MI GT3 RS 4.0
Best of the 1990s:        Zachary Huber, Brighton, MI              1992 968
Best of the 1980s:       Chuck & Lynn Olenyk, Rockford, MI 911 Carrera Cab
Best of the 1970s:        Bob Newill, Livonia, MI                         1976 914
Best Classic Porsche:  Rick Riley, Grand Rapids, MI               1959 356A
Best Survivor:              Mark Zavada, Kalamazoo, MI              911SC
Cleanest Concours Car:Dale&Cindy Siekman, Rockford, MI   911Targa
Special Judges’ Award: Christopher Bahlman, Dearborn, MI  Boxter

Here are the Volkswagen award winners:
Best in Show VW:        Trevor Doublestein, Holland           1959 Samba
Best of 21st Century:    Richard Demming, Grand Rapids, MI   2013 GTI
Best of the 1990s:  Jeff&Aleta Wells, Grand Rapids, MI  1996 Golf Harlequin
Best of the 1980s:  Munk’s Motor’s, Waterford Twp, MI 1986 VW Cabrio
Best of the 1970s:  Michelle&Boniface Tsugi, Delton, MI ’77 Transit Bus
Best Classic VW:   Bill Chapel, Marshall, MI                     ’68 Karman Ghia
Best Survivor:        Ted Kieffer, South Bend, IN                ’67 Mdl 265 DC
Best Daily Driver:  Eric Chapman, Kentwood, MI            2001 Golf
Cleanest Concours Car: Ken Adams, Tipton, MI               1964 DC PU
Special Judges’ Award: Kirk Leftwich, Kalamazoo, MI   ’86 Iltis Mil 4WD

Here are the Audi award winners:
Best in Show Audi:   Jim & Tish Boerighter, Portage MI 2013 S5
Best of 21st Century: Bill Oddonetto, W. Bloomfield, MI   2010 A5
Best of the 1990s:     Joel Phillips, Kzoo, MI                     1995 S6
Best Survivor:           Josh Webb, Schoolcraft, MI             1996 A4
Best Daily Driver:    Don & Sharon Herzog, Kzoo, MI  2006 S4
Cleanest Concours Car: Steve Ankney, Holland, MI       2000 TT
Special Judges’ Award: Tom Woodburn, Portage, MI   2005 A4

We will be adding lots more images very soon!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sharpe BMW joins sponsors for 2015

Sharpe BMW of Grand Rapids joins Hayes Mercedes-Benz of Kalamazoo and Delta Porsche of Grand Rapids as exclusive marque sponsors of DeutscheMarques Auto Group in 2015.


These three superb automotive dealerships bring you this year's web site, Facebook page and our Fourth Annual Gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners on July 11, 2015.
Additional support comes from Bob & Kay's Carwash, Foreign Car Service, Spring Valley Motors and, new in 2015, Monk's Motors in Waterford, Township, Michigan.

The 2015 Gathering on Saturday, July 11 is open to all German car owners and enthusiasts. Bring your favorite German car – either your daily driver or weekend keepsake. We'll be awarding up to 10 prizes in Audi, BMW,  Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and Other German Marques classes.
The Best in Show award winners in BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche will see their names engraved on trophies on display at our Sponsors' showrooms.

The $11 entry fee supports the Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060. Entry into the many classic car filled-barns is included. The DeutscheMarques event is brought to you by our sponsors, Sharpe BMW, Hayes Mercedes-Benz, and Delta Porsche.

This year, we're trying to set an all-time record for German cars. So shine up your beauty and join us on Saturday, July 11 at the Gilmore Car Museum!
2015 Show poster

Download Registration Form,
print it and bring it with you!

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