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Monday, July 12, 2021

A Spectacular 2021 Return for DeutscheMarques!

Calling DM9 "spectacular" is an understatement. Thousands of visitors admired a record-setting number of beautiful German cars on a picture-perfect July day.

Dozens of awards recognized the significance of these vehicles, and six of them (pictured here, minus the Audi) took home the coveted "Best In Show" crystal trophy.

Here are the happy winners.

DeutscheMarques 9 – July 10, 2021

Audi Winners:
Judges: Jason Cardani, Kris Tumidamsky, Dan Cubric, Abigail McClung, Adam Kern
Best in Show Audi: Tim Post, Grand Rapids, MI 1985 Coupe GT
Best of the 2010s: Jim Scatena, Ludington, MI 2020 R8
Best of the 2000s: Bill Lausch, Hollland, MI 2001 TT
Best of the 1990s: Jeff King, Coopersville, MI 1993 URS4
Best Daily Driver: Christopher Englerth, Kalamazoo, MI 2005 R8
Best Survivor: Jake Froelich, Sturgis, MI 2005 B5 A4
Cleanest Concours Car: Michael Botsko, Grand Haven, MI 2005 TT Coupe 3.2 S-Line
Judge’s Special Award: Zachary Betts, Grand Rapids, MI Coolwater 4-door wagon

Sharpe BMW Winners:
Judges: Dan Sales, Kyle Walters, Alan Dalman
Best in Show BMW: Paul Norman 2003 Z8
Best of the 2010s: Harvey Nuttall 2017 M6
Best of the 2000s: Adam & Amanda Losca, Michiana, IN 2003 M5
Best of the 1990s: Zack Rubin, Ann Arbor, MI 1998 M3
Best of the 1980s: Dom Federico, Grand Rapids, MI 1988 M6
Best of the 1970s Tom Weersing, Zeeland, MI 2800 C5
Best Classic (1969 and Earlier) Bryan Lepley, Kalamazoo, MI 1969 2002
Best Daily Driver: Kevin Schneider, Portage, MI 2011 328
Best Survivor: Paul McCord, East Lansing, MI 1988 635 CSI
Cleanest Concours Car: Kash Abdul-Rahman, Pendleton, IN 2006 M6
Judge’s Special Award: Daniel Crouse, Kalamazoo, MI 1984 E30
Orrin B. Hayes Mercedes Winners:
Judges: Trevor Miller + Undisclosed Team
Best in Show Mercedes: Matthew Short, Kalamazoo, MI 2018 Mercedes-AMG GTR
Best of the 2010s: Alex Ortner, Keeho Harbor, MI 2011 SLS-AMG
Best of the 2000s: Robert Grabill, Chicago, IL 2004 SL55 AMG
Best of the 1990s: Richard Vaughan, Berkley, MI 300 CE-24
Best of the 1980s: Jack and Mary Ryan, Vicksburg, MI 1983 380SL
Best of the 1970s Robert Kirshman, Augusta, MI 1972 SL350
Best Classic (1969 and Earlier) Frank Butler, Maumee, OH 1959 300SL
Best Daily Driver: Ben Fisher, Grand Haven, MI E63 AMG
Best Survivor: Joe Royston, Grandville, MI 1985 300TD
Cleanest Concours Car: Don Brabik, Maple City, MI 1958 190SL
Judge’s Special Award: John Van Landingham, Columbus, OH 1978 6.9

Porsche Grand Rapids Winners:
Judges: Richard Rakow, Jeff Schutter, Chris Wilks, Ryan Heisur
Best in Show Porsche: Paul Norman, Hickory Corners, MI 1989 Singer Porsche
Best of the 2010s: Andy Behro, Jenison, MI 2018 Cayman
Best of the 2000s: Darren Draves, Hickory Corners, MI 2005 Carrera GT
Best of the 1990s: Brent Abrams, Dowagiac, MI 1991 928 S4
Best of the 1980s: Rocky Tebeau, Coopersville, MI 2000 911
Best of the 1970s Steve Maslen, Richland, MI 1973 911E
Best Classic (1969 and Earlier) Paul Masanek, Skokie, IL 1962 356B
Best Daily Driver: Libby Miller, Byron Center, MI 2021 Panamera GTS Sport Turismo
Best Survivor: L. Boebel, East Grand Rapids, MI 1964 356C
Cleanest Concours Car: Dwayne Johnson, Kentwood, MI 1996 911 Carrera
Judge’s Special Award: Don Sjolin, Ada, MI 1974 911
Munk’s Motors Volkswagen Winners:
Judges: Matthew Kent, Adam Kern, Neely Kent, Brett Siegwart
Best in Show VW: Greg Sanchez, Melvindale, MI 1977 Campmobile
Best of the 2010s: Troy Cox, Kalamazoo, MI 2013 Golf R
Best of the 2000s: Chris Schop, Chelsea, MI 2000 GTI
Best of the 1990s: Jeff Wells, Grand Rapids, MI 1996 Golf Harlequin
Best of the 1980s: Ryan Niewoonder, Mattawan, MI 1983 Rabbit GTI
Best of the 1970s Michael Lucas, Grand Rapids, MI 1975 Scirocco
Best Classic (1969 and Earlier) Brent Walter, Huntington, IN 1967 Beetle
Best Daily Driver: Drew & Sarah Marie Clark, Mattawan, MI 1963 Bug
Best Survivor: Richard Deming Jr., Hastings, MI 1965 VW Dune Buggy
Cleanest Concours Car: Gary Saulter, Rockford, MI 1975 Samba (Type II)
Judge’s Special Award: Ted Smith, Southfield, MI 1959 GRU Single Cab

Hagerty “Other” Marques Winners:
Judges: Jason Cardani, Kris Tumidamsky, Dan Cubric, Abigail McClung, Adam Kern
Best in Show “Other”: Ken Adams, Tipton, MI 1959 TS-250 Goggomobile Coupe
Best of the 1970s Bill Gephart, Kalamazoo, MI 1971 Opel GT
Special Judges’ Award Robert Bullard, Richland, MI 1989 Trabant 601

Thank you to our esteemed panel of judges and congratulations to everyone who entered the show! EVERY German car is a show car!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pre-Registration Passes 200 Cars!

WOW! More than 200 vehicles are now pre-registered for Saturday! Pre-registration closes tonight at 6:00 PM (Thursday, July 8). It only takes about a minute and will save you a wait in line Saturday morning.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Show Schedule

 2021 DeutscheMarques Schedule:

8:00 AM          Gate opens, show cars enter, parking and registration begins

9:00 AM          Show starts for visitors

10:30 AM        Our Oom-Pah band begins delighting visitors!

12:00 PM         Gate closes for show cars – SHARP!

Plenty of food options are available, including German brats, burgers, hot dogs and some exciting food truck options. Plus German beer, wine and soft drinks.

1:45 PM           Group “family photo” in front of Shell station

2:00 PM           Awards Presentation

2:30 PM           "Best in Show" photo of ALL six winners – in front of Shell Station

3:00 PM           DM9 comes to a triumphant close. Come back tomorrow for

                        “Mad Dogs & Englishmen – A British Car Faire!” 

DM9 Almost here!

 Super Excited! DM9 presented by Garage Kept Motors is almost here! A few days away and we are expecting a huge turnout. We have many  goodies to give away from Griots and Stoner Car Care