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Saturday, July 15, 2017

BMW had the Most Cars at DM2017!

Did you wonder how many cars in your favorite marque made the show? Here's the 2017 breakdown.

DeutscheMarques 2017 in Review

Our sixth annual show set new records! Over 300 German cars from five states and thousands of visitors descended upon the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan for the Sixth Annual DeutscheMarques car show on July 8, 2017. The weather could not have been more beautiful - mid-70s, low humidity and less than a 10% change of rain. The Garage Queens came out in force, to set a new record, making DeutscheMarques the largest German car show in the Midwest!

As always, there were some spectacular vehicles in the field. A local collector provided three stunning late 50s/ early 60s Mercedes-Benz'. But the show stopper was a 1965 Porsche 356 cabriolet once owned by Janis Joplin. This psychedelic vehicle attracted droves of people.

This year, we had two Opel's join us in the "Other" category. They are talking about increasing their numbers. If they do, we'll create an Opel category to join the Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, and Volkswagen marques.

The Best in Show winners received beautiful crystal trophies and were cheered by an appreciative crowd.

The coveted "Best in Show" crystal trophy was awarded to one car in each marque. The proud winners were:

Best in Show Audi:
Nathan Lantzy, Battle Creek, 2010 Audi S5

Best in Show BMW Presented by Exclusive Marque Sponsor Sharpe BMW: 
Jeff Schutter, Sparta, MI, 1985 635 csi

Best in Show Mercedes-Benz Presented by Exclusive Marque Sponsor Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes-Benz: 
Doug Wolford, Lansing, MI, 1972 280 SEL 4.5

Best in Show 'Other'
Bill Gephart, Kalamazoo, MI, 1971 Opel GT

Best in Show Porsche Presented by Exclusive Marque Sponsor Porsche Grand Rapids: 
Robert Yonce, Shelby Township, MI, 2015 911 Turbo S

Best in Show Volkswagen
Peter & Dorothy Dykema, Hickory Corners, MI, 1967 Type 1 Beetle

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
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!”