By Bradley S. Pines
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Six Best in Show trophies were awarded by the panel of judges during the inaugural DeutscheMarques German auto event at the Gilmore Car Museum under scorching hot skies on July 7, 2012.
Terry Schieble of Portage, Michigan, will see his name engraved first onto the Delta Porsche Cup as his classic 1967 Porsche 911S was named Best in Show Porsche. The tall gold trophy will be on display in the Grand Rapids Porsche dealer’s showroom. Schieble says his red sports car is an original S model and has some 150,000 miles on the clock. Many of those at speed at during hot laps of Road America, Blackhawk Farms and other road course race tracks. Schieble is a longtime member of the Porsche Club of America and is the veteran Chief Driving Instructor of the West Michigan Region of the P.C.A.
Holding the Delta Porsche Cup and his crystal Best in Show trophy, Terry Schieble smiles with his 1967 Porsche 911S.
Hector Orlandi won the Harold Zeigler Trophy and holds his crystal Best BMW award with his '58 BMW 600.
Jon Smucker smiles with the Orrin B. Hayes Cup and his Best Mercedes-Benz trophy with wife Jan in their 1970 280SL.
Joel Phillips holds his crystal Best Audi award with his 1995 S6 sedan.
William Chapple and his Best VW 1968 Karmann Ghia roadster.
Gloria and James Tiller at the stern their 1966 Amphicar, the Best Other German “car.”
Please look for more event coverage with pictures and picture gallery links, so be sure to bookmark the DeutscheMarques Auto Group website, www.DeutscheMarquesAG.com.