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Hazel
Hazel New Reader
10/18/20 7:25 p.m.

Car: 1932 Ford Highboy "Pacific Gun Sight Special" Hot Rod

Owners: Kim and Mitch McCullough

Location: Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Class: Historic Hot Rods

 

Roy "Mack" MacKinney build this '32 Ford Roadster into a hot rod in 1946, after serving as a sailor in World War ll. He ran it at the Salinas and Redwood City drag strips in Northern California in 1950 and then sold it in 1951. 

 

Leo Juri had been planning to race his 1947 Ford Coupe at the Bonneville speed trails in 1952, but after purchasing Mack's hot rod he pulled the modified flathead out of the Ford Coupe and dropped it in the roadster. Leo's boss at the Pacific Gun Sight Company in Palo Alto sponsored his effort with a set of tires.

 

In 1952, the Pacific Gun Sight Special recorded an official speed of 124.82 mph in the B, non-fendered roadster class. The official plaque is still on the dash. (see pics for the 1952 Bonneville run and plaque)

 

The Pacific Gun Sight Special then became primarily a show car with a known ownership history and an impressive set of trophies beginning with a Blue Ribbon award at the Oakland Roadster show in 1967.  Though restored several times, it has always looked essentially the same, cruising around Northern California as a maroon highboy for 70 years.

 

Rod & Custom published a feature on it in July 1963 (see pic of article). In 1999, it earned first in class at the 50th Grand National Roadster show and was part of the Hot Rod class at the Pebble Beach Concours d"Elegance. The Bruce Meyer Hot Rod preservation trophy was awarded at the 2001 Grand National Roadster show.

 

Hot Rod enthusiast Jim Palmer cared for it from 1971-2017. We've been looking after it for the past three years. Kim raced it at The Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, in 2018, and plans to return to the beach in 2021. Today it is nearly identical mechanically and in appearance to the way it was when it ran at Bonneville in 1952. 

Jim Webster
Jim Webster New Reader
10/19/20 2:55 p.m.

Car:        1991 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 Twin Spark A.S.N.

Owner:  Jim and Jan Webster

From:     Rome, Georgia

Class:     Cars of the '80s & '90s

We found this car on the internet in Turin, Italy.  Vito, the seller, didn't speak English and we don't speak Italian.  We communicated by using Google Translate in emails, and struck a deal for the car.  It came to our home in October, 2019.  We are now the third owners and the car showed 71.555 kms (~44,460 miles) on the odometer when it arrived.

The Alfa 75 was introduced in 1985, on the 75th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.  The 75 came to the US in 1986 through 1989 as the Milano, with 2.5 or 3.0 V6 engines.  All 75s had transaxles and 4 wheel disc brakes.  The 75 cars had excellent handling.

The 2.0 Twin Spark 4 cylinder engine features two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils, and two distributers.  This configuration produces 148 hp, 28 hp more than the Alfa Romeo Spider.  The engine block and head are aluminum.

The A.S.N. is a limited edition of the 75 2.0 Twin Spark.  When it was decided by Alfa to end production of the 75 series, about 3500 Twin Sparks were fitted with Recaro seats, fog lamps, power front windows, power steering, a leather wrapped steering wheel, Speedline 14" wheels, and a numbered dash plaque.  This car carries the #3130.  Production of the 75 ended in 1992.

This car was entered in and has been selected to be displayed at the 2021 Amelia Island Cars & Coffee Concours event on Saturday, March 6. 

blodi
blodi
10/19/20 4:43 p.m.
  1. Car: 1991 Acura NSX

  2. Owner(s): Ryan Blodi

  3. Location: Farmington Hills, MI

  4. Proposed Class(es): Cars of the 80's and 90's, Greatest Supercars

  5. Details:  I purchased the car in April of 2006 in El Paso, Tx and drove it cross country back home to Michigan.  The car was completely stock and clean. Over the last 14+ years it has undergone many modifications which are detailed in the build sheet.  The last time it was on the dyno it meansured 556rwhp which was before the stoker engine build.  A shear blast to drive with it's power to weight ratio. 

 

https://youtu.be/MD8HMDhOipc

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/19/20 8:05 p.m.

Sorry to those of you who were getting post submission errors! We've fixed the problem and you should now be able to post your cars without any issues.

 

flyingagarage
flyingagarage
10/19/20 9:38 p.m.

1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie

 

Chassis no. 853509 Motor no. 851083

 

Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.

flyingagarage
flyingagarage New Reader
10/19/20 9:39 p.m.

1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie

 

Chassis no. 853509 Motor no. 851083

 

Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.

NickK
NickK New Reader
10/20/20 10:04 a.m.

Car: 1974 TVR 2500M

Owner: William (Nick) Kennedy

Location: Aiken, SC

Proposed Class: Sports and GT Cars (1970 – 1980)

 

Details:

I bought this 2500M new from a TVR dealer in Boston when I graduated from college there in 1974. The TVR was my weekend trips car and was used frequently in autocrosses and rallies until I moved to South Carolina in 1989. It sat in storage until I retired. In March 2017, I began the total restoration with every piece receiving one or more of the 6 R’s; repaint, replate, refurbish, repair, rebuild or replace. Except for body paint and the “long block” rebuild, I did all the restoration work. It was completed in March 2020, just in time for COVID so it has never been shown.

356
356
10/20/20 11:25 a.m.

Please consider the following vehicle for inclusion in your 2020 Concours d'Cancelation:

Year, Make, Model: 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

Owner: Michael & Lynn Harling

Dallas, TX 

Class or Classes:  Porsche and Sport & GT Cars 1949-1959

VIN: #84140

Details: 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, Chassis #84140, Engine #67739 - all numbers correct as per Porsche KARDEX and Certificate of Authenticity.

Exterior is finished in Ruby Red with a Light Brown (Tan) leatherette interior. This example was completed November 11, 1957 and delivered to Hoffman Motors Corp., New York, N.Y.

The 48-month restoration was completed in November of 2018. Original parts were kept and restored instead of replaced where possible and, if a new part was needed, we sourced an original, NOS piece as opposed to an aftermarket item. The Speedster's original body panels were all retained, and the front hood, engine lid and both doors are all numbered and match the Certificate of Authenticity. The majority of the 100-point restoration was performed by 356-expert Roy Smalley of Eurowerks in Campbell, TX. The original instruments were fully refurbished by Hollywood Speedometer of Hollywood, CA. Chrome work and plating was entrusted to Christensen Plating Works of Vernon, CA. The original matching numbers transaxle was rebuilt by 356 Enterprises of North Branch, MI, while the original matching numbers engine was rebuilt by Competition Engineering of Lake Isabella, CA. The tool kit was restored by Victor Miles of Ventura, CA. Original Porsche Rudge wheels were restored by Bob Schortmann, Phoenix, AZ. All work was done to the highest standards possible and, per the car's original build records, the car is refinished in its as delivered from new Ruby Red and trimmed in a dark tan interior.

 

Invited by Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

flyingagarage
flyingagarage New Reader
10/20/20 1:22 p.m.

Car: 1937 Horch 853 Sport Phaeton

Owners: Aaron & Valerie Weiss

Location: Pasadena, CA

Proposed Class: European Coachwork (Prewar)

Details: 

1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Coachwork by Gläser-Karosserie

 

Chassis no. 853509                Motor no. 851083

 

Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet bodied by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH of Dresden, each selling for RM 14,900. Of fewer than 50 surviving examples, the cars that have fared the best are those which were brought into the United States following World War II. which generally were better cared for than those which migrated to Soviet Bloc countries.

Chassis no. 853509, one of those fortunate examples, was originally delivered by Merz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation to this day. In the early 1960s, a U.S. Army Captain from Massachusetts sold it to Walter Sodano, then of Massachusetts and later of Manchester, Connecticut. Mr. Sodano was a Horch enthusiast, who, later in the 1960s, would acquire a second, nearly identical 853 cabriolet. He retained both cars until 1999 when they were sold to Butch Gordon, of the newly established Manchester Motor Car Company.

Gordon would retain chassis no. 853509 until 2004, after which it was owned for a number of years by a Belgian owner It then passed to the well-known German specialists Horch-Classic, who sold it in 2011 to Silvia and Deiter Roth of Zwickau. The Roths performed a cosmetic restoration and after half a decade it returned to the United States once again with Valerie & Aaron Weiss in 2016.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding an original 853 Cabriolet and photographing it in-detail. The car retains its original chassis, engine, and body, as well as its original identification tags throughout, and great care has been taken to ensure that it would be as correct as possible. Its appearance would mark the first time that this car has ever appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as its first showing following the completion of the restoration.


Joseph Salvo
Joseph Salvo
10/20/20 7:02 p.m.

In reply to The Staff of Motorsport Marketing :

Why can't I enter my car? I have joined and I cannot get past the "Ready to Enter? Get Started Now"?

Joseph Salvo
Joseph Salvo New Reader
10/20/20 7:02 p.m.

Hopw do I enter my car????

Joseph Salvo
Joseph Salvo New Reader
10/20/20 7:52 p.m.

1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa

Joseph and Shella Salvo

Newport Beach, CA

Classes: Porsche & Sports & GT 1960 - 1969

Concours Sponsor - San Marino Motor Classic (SMMC)

In 1965, Porsche introduced the 911 to replace the 356 and the 911 went on to be, arguably, the most successful car design in the world as it is still used today. In 1967, Porsche introduced the first "S" model which for the 900 series of Porsche completed the line in the same manner as the 356 (Normal, Super and Carrera). The 911 S had all the equipment of the previous 911, plus many new goodies, plus the 160-bhp engine and appropriately improved brakes and suspension. These improvements garnered an additional sales premium of over $1,000 versus a standard 911, or approximately $7,231 retail, expensive but it is a Porsche. Road & Track's 911 S summary in 1967 was "a superb GT car...everything a Porsche should be - and more..."

1967 was also the first year for the new "Targa" Top. Porsche needed a replacement for the phenomenally successful 356 convertible, but they were very concerned about pending US Regulations concerning convertibles. So, Porsche designed their new convertible with a built-in roll over hoop and covered it with a decorative stainless-steel strip. Porsche then affixed a soft window to the rear of the car so it could be "unzipped" and dropped to make the car a convertible with a roll over hoop. In 1967, the soft window was standard, and the hard window was an option. In 1968, the hard window was standard and the soft window an option. And by the early 1970’s the soft window had all but disappeared.

Also, of note is for 1967 and 1968 the 911 had a short wheel base and from 1969 on a long wheel base.

This car was originally imported by Volkswagen Pacific Inc. in Culver City CA in 1967. The car was delivered to Anderson & Amich and Chick Iverson (the owner of the first Orange County Porsche Dealership). Chick used the car for 2 years as his personal car and later sold it to Jack Howard Wells on November 15, 1969 for the sum of $6,912.00.

In August 2017, the Salvo's acquired the Porsche, it was all matching numbers and came with the Original Owner's Manual, Tools, Jack, License Plates, all the Documentation including Finance Documents, Maintenance Receipts and even some Vintage Photographs.

This 1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa is 1 of 483 built and all matching numbers (500160). Chick Iverson ordered the car in Special Order Silver Metallic (96024) paint with an optional Webasto Heater (006-627). The car was produced on 2/8/1967 with engine #961228, transmission #104308 (901/02), Black Leatherette/B interior and Dunlop Tires (165/15). An interesting side bar is Porsche was having challenges with the Silver Metallic paint in 1967 and had chosen NOT to paint cars in that specific color. Chick was able to get Porsche to paint his car in the difficult Silver Metallic making this car an extremely rare car out of the limited number of just 483 produced.

Restoration

This 1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa (SWT) received a 22-month frame off, nut and bolt Concours Restoration to Factory Original by Car Parc USA - Early 911 Specialists in Costa Mesa, CA. For all restorations Car Parc consults Porsche Kardex/Build Sheet for accuracy. For restoration, the car was disassembled and extensively photographed and categorized. The car was media blasted and then fitted to a Celette frame table with correct Porsche Short Wheelbase fixtures to properly fit panels. When necessary replacement panels are sourced, and a great deal of time is taken to perfect the body “gaps”. The body is prepped for paint on the rotisserie and painted using epoxy primer and single stage Glasurit paint applied in the original Silver Metallic color.

The engine compartment, luggage compartment, bottom, underside, inside fenders and inside of doors are all painted with specially blended undercoating to replicate the factory finish. The dash is painted satin black and Wurth Wax oil is applied to all hollow sections of the car for added protection against rust.

The engine was completely dismantled and chemically cleaned. The casing’s line bore was professionally checked and kept standard. The magnafluxed crankshaft including flywheel and clutch are balanced. New pistons, rings, bearings, valves, valve guides, valve seats, timing chains, guides and tensioners, seals, oil hoses with correct 1967 braided lines are installed, and the oil reservoir is chemically cleaned. A new clutch plate, cover and release bearing are installed. Engine tin is powder coated black. The transmission is disassembled, chemically cleaned, and fully rebuilt. The suspension is powder coated black; A-arms, trailing arms, sub frames, etc. The steering rack and pinion are rebuilt. New ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushings, etc., etc., etc. New shock absorbers and inner/outer wheel bearings. Brake calipers are rebuilt, and new solid and flexible brake lines are installed. New vented brake rotors, brake pads and tires. Correct for 1967, original date matched 15 x 4.5” Fuchs have been refinished by Harvey Weidman and wrapped in period correct Pirelli Cinturato tires.

The interior is completely reupholstered by a specialized shop and installed by Car Parc. All gauges were restored by Palo Alto Gauge and installed by Car Parc.

Important Numbers: Engine # 961228 Trans # 104308 (901/02) Production Completion Date - 2/8/67

Optional Equipment Per the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity & Kardex: Sonderlackierung (Special Paint Silberm - Silver Metallic - 96024) - Websato Heater (006 - 627) - Dunlap Tires (165/15).

Th​​e car has won First Place in its Class in the 2019 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance, the 2019 San Marino Motor Classic, the 2019 Concours on the Ave in Carmel during Pebble Beach Week and the 2019 OC-PCA White Glove Concours. In the 2019 Art Center of Pasadena Car Classic the car was awarded Best German Design. In the AACA Western Fall Meet the car won First Place – First Junior Award, a 2019 National Award Nomination and a 2020 Zenith Award Nomination where 16 cars vie for Best Restoration of 2019 Car Meets from more than 3,000 cars judged. 2020 The Quail A Motorsports Gathering - Spirit of the Quail Finalist – 1 of 6 Finalists out of many entries.car has won First Place in its Class in the 2019 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance, the 2019 San Marino Motor Classic, the 2019 Concours on the Ave in Carmel during Pebble Beach Week and the 2019 OC-PCA White Glove Concours. In the 2019 Art Center of Pasadena Car Classic the car was awarded Best German Design. In the AACA Western Fall Meet the car won First Place – First Junior Award, a 2019 National Award Nomination and a 2020 Zenith Award Nomination where 16 cars vie for Best Restoration of 2019 Car Meets from more than 3,000 cars judged. 2020 The Quail A Motorsports Gathering - Spirit of the Quail Finalist – 1 of 6 Finalists out of many entries.

tysonhugie
tysonhugie New Reader
10/20/20 11:07 p.m.
  • Car: 1999 Acura 2.3CL Premium - Milano Red on Ivory Leather
  • Owner: Tyson Hugie
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Proposed Class(es): 1980s and 1990s (RADwood)
  • Details: As an Acura collector specifically dedicated to neo-classic cars of the 1980s and 1990s, this 1999 CL was the last car I needed to acquire in order to complete my collection of the entire 1996-98 Acura fleet (six cars). I also have Acuras from other eras. This CL is particularly rare because it was the last year of the first generation, and comes configured in a 1-year-only color and a manual transmission. Thanks for reading about my car.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34kZBtwSTn0

 

 

Rastro61
Rastro61 New Reader
10/21/20 12:19 a.m.

Car: 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Four-Door Hardtop

Owner: Gary Carr

Location: Pasadena, California

Proposed Class: American Antique, 1949-1969

Details: The four-door hardtop was a new body style for DeSoto in 1956, as was the Fireflite model. The Sportsman was the most expensive of the three versions on which the hardtop was offered. It was equipped with a 330 c.i.d. engine rated at 255 horsepower with a top speed of 108 mph. It weighed in at 3,970 pounds with Fireflite production at 3,350 units. The base price was $3,431; power seat was an option at $70 while optional power brakes were an additional $40. 

Little is known about the early history of this car other than it is an original California car coming from the Sacramento area. It was inherited by the son of the original owner, the son living in the Central Valley, year unknown. It was acquired by a well-known San Francisco collector in December 1989 with 84,000 miles. It became part of the current collection in October 1998. Restoration began in 1999 through 2000 to factory specifications as it is seen today. The factory color combination of Iridescent Plum and Iridescent Lavender is one of the most striking you will ever see. The interior is finished in lavender brocade and white leather. Options include power seat, power steering, power brakes, steering wheel clock, Mopar factory floor mat, wire wheels and above all, factory air conditioning. Including the power seat and power steering, equivalent cost of this car today would be $31,277. At 89,451 miles, only 5,451 miles have been added in the last 41 years. This car was "Best in Show" winner at the National DeSoto Meet/San Diego in 2017. As spokesman Groucho Mark would say, "It's Delightful, it's De-lovely, it's DeSoto!"

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