ATSC?s 19th Annual Orange Coast Concours (formerly Newport Concours) was held on October 7th at The Oaks Polo Field in San Juan Capistrano. This is 10 acres of grass and is a great venue for a car show. The weather was great and there were lots of flag waving people in attendance, given the fact that the USA started military actions in Afghanistan the same day!
The field had over 250 cars and the diverse selection was superb. Guests of honor were Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney and the event was co-mc?ed by CBS Channel 2 newsman Kent Shocknek. Honored marque this year was Jaguar, along with special exhibitions of pre-war stock Fords and a celebration of 100 years of Ford Racing cars. Some of the special Jaguars were the ex-Steve McQueen 1956 XKSS and the ex-Mel Torme 1937 SS100, both compliments of the Petersen Automotive Museum. There were also two "C" type Jags along with an XK220 on display. In addition to the judged cars, there were car corrals and the Ferrari corral was filled! This gave everyone a chance to drive their Ferrari and park on the grass near the judged cars on the field.
Thanks to all FCA members who participated; from bringing cars to being a judge or to just being there! Also a special thanks to Tom Shaughnessy for help on the podium during the awards ceremony. John Clinard was very instrumental in arranging the special display of Ford Race cars, which featured several of Carroll Shelby?s personal cars.
On to the Awards. There were 3 Ferrari classes - 50?s, 60?s, and 70?s:
|1948 thru 1959|
|First||1957 250 GT Boano||Carl Steuer|
|Second||1952 225 Sport Vignale||Michael Yedor|
|Third||1956 250 GT Prototype||Roger Groves|
|1960 thru 1969|
|First||1960 250 GT Calif. Spyder||Mike Grieco|
|Second||1965 275 GTB 6 Carb||Neil Afromsky|
|Third||1960 250 GT Ser. II Cab.||Doug Curran|
|1970 thru 1979|
|First||1974 246 GTS Dino||David Pham|
|Second||1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona||David Wilhelm|
|Third||1978 308 GT4 Dino||Chuck Lamb|
Congratulations again to Chuck Lamb for winning the race car class with the McLaren M8D Can Am car that also made great noise during the day! Best of Show went to a 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Skiff.