DeutscheMarques 2017 Sets Another New Record!

DeutscheMarques 2017 Sets Another New Record!
Thanks to Porsche Grand Rapids, Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz and Sharpe BMW, our DeutscheMarques VI event set a new record – over 300 show cars and thousands of visitors to the Gilmore Car Museum! We're already planning for 2018!

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Award Winners

DeutscheMarques – July 8, 2017

Audi Award Winners:
Best in Show Audi:
Nathan Lantzy, Battle Creek, MI
2010 S5
Best of the 2010s:
Frankie Caruso, Birmingham, MI
2008 R8
Best of the 2000s:
Bill Lausch, Holland, MI
2001 TT
Best of the 1990s:
Joel Phillips, Kalamazoo, MI
1995 UR S6
Best of the 1980s:
Tim Post, Grand Rapids, MI
1985 Coupe GT
Best Daily Driver:
Dan Ellis, Alto, MI
1990 200 Turbo
Best Survivor:
Tom Woodbury, Portage, MI
2006 A6
Cleanest Concours Car:
Jim Kloska, Buchanan,MI
2007 S8
Judge’s Special Award:
Amos Walker III, Portage, MI
2001 A4 built from Ebay parts


Sharpe BMW Award Winners:
Best in Show BMW:
Jeff Schutter, Sparta, MI
1985 635 csi
Best of the 2000s:
Bruce Betzler, Kalamazoo, MI
2004 M3
Best of the 1990s:
Kyle McGary, Carmel, IN
1992 325i
Best of the 1980s:
Harvey Nuttall, Ada, MI
1989 325i
Best of the 1970s:
Patrick McCarthy, Grand Rapids, MI
1976 2002
Best Classic (1969 & earlier):
Bryan Lepley, Kalamazoo, MI
1969 2002
Best Daily Driver:
Rashad Luster, Holland, MI
1988 325 IX
Best Survivor:
Gary Apps, Kalamazoo, MI
1991 850 Ci
Cleanest Concours Car:
Kash Abdul-Rahman, Pendleton, IN
2006 M6
Judge’s Special Award:
Richard Bobian, Bear Lake, MI
1980 E2 – Great restoration story

Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz Award Winners:
Best in Show Mercedes-Benz:
Doug Wolford, Lansing, MI
1972 280 SEK 4.5
Best of the 2010s:
Todd Brower, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 E550 Coupe
Best of the 2000s:
Douglas Jeza, Macomb, MI
2005 SLK 350
Best of the 1990s;
Geo Turner, Hickory Corners, MI
1986 560 SEL
Best of the 1980s:
Jack & Mary Ryan, Vicksburg, MI
1983 380 SLL
Best of the 1970s:
Jerry & Nancy Iagulli, Toledo, OH
1979 280 SL
Best Classic (1969 & earlier):
Klaus Jones, Troy, MI
1967 250 SE
Best Survivor:
Ray Housing, Niles, MI
1965 220 Sb
Cleanest Concours Car:
Marv Berkowitz, Portage, MI
2011 E 550 W
Judge’s Special Award:
Matt & Michele Funk, Middleville, MI
1967 299D – all original diesel

'Other' Award Winners:
Best in Show Other:
Bill Gephat, Kalamazoo, MI
1971 Opel GT - Judges: “We LOVE Opels!”
Judge's Special Award:
Nathan Couk, Vicksburg, MI
1971 Opel GT – work in progress, purchased when he was 17 (now 19)

Porsche Grand Rapids Award Winners:
Best in Show Porsche:
Robert Yonce, Shelby Township, MI
2015 911 Turbo S
Best of the 2010s:
Darren Draves, Hickory Corners, MI
2000 GT3 RS
Best of the 2000s:
Ted Blacklidge, Rockford, MI
2007 911
Best of the 1990s:
Curt Pullem
1998 911/ 993
Best of the 1980s:
Bob Stander, Holland, MI
1986 911 Carrera
Best of the 1970s:
Craig Paull, Grand Rapids, MI
1970 914-6
Best Classic (1969 & earlier):
Rick Riley, Grand Rapids, MI
1962 356B
Best Daily Driver:
Fred Young, Sterling Heights, MI
2002 911 Carrera Coupe
Best Survivor:
John & Marshall Walters, Shelbyville, MI
1988 Carrera
Cleanest Concours Car:
Kathy Hartman, Portage, MI
1965 356 C
Judge’s Special Award:
Jack Hartman, Portage, MI
1991 911 Carrera S in Riviera Blue

Volkswagen Award Winners:
Best in Show Volkswagen:
Peter & Dorothy Dykema, Hickory Corners, MI
1967 Type 1 Beetle
Best of the 2010s:
Lewis Wooster, East Lansing, MI
2010 GTI
Best of the 2000s:
Timothy Risk, Ferndale, MI
2000 GTI
Best of the 1990s:
Rob Alexander, Portage, MI
VW GTI
Best of the 1980s:
Mike Dontje, Shelbyville, MI
1988 VW Cabriolet
Best of the 1970s:
Jack Sthset, Berrien Springs, MI
1972 VW Beetle
Best Classic (1969 & earlier):
Jerry Neidlinger, Vicksburg, MI
1963 VW Bug
Best Survivor:
Kathleen Hizer, Kalamazoo, MI
1986 VW Cabriolet “Saved from the scrap yard!”
Cleanest Concours Car:
Donnie Olivia, Niles, MI
1974 VW Bug Hugger
Judge’s Special Award:
Ken Adams, Tipton, MI
1965 Highroof Van – “IT SERVES BEER!”



1 comment:

  1. This is the place to be for any person who likes car even a little bit. Being in the presence of such great cars would be an opportunity that no one would in their rght mind would let go

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