Aug 20 2014

The 26 First in Class Winners at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

A total of 26 First in Class awards were handed out at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where 216 automobiles and motorcycles were on display.

Congratulations to Jon Shirley's 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe which captured three awards: First in Class for Ferrari Grand Touring, Most Elegant Sports Car and Best of Show.

A summary of the winners were posted by both and MSN Autos.


Howard Kroplick


2014 Pebble Beach Class Winners

Written by Richard Michael Owen. Images by Richard Michael Owen.
Published on August 18th, 2014 on

Monterey's car week ended with a post-war car winning the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's Best of Show, that being the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Scaglietti owned by Jon Shirley.

To do so the Ferrari won the Ferrari Grand Touring class and was then selected by the Honorary Judges among the 26 other class winners.

To see what Jon's car was up against we have assembled a gallery page with all 26 first class winners which were judged to be the best of their breed by chief class judges and their teams.

This Ferrari, chassis 0402AM, was specially-built for Italian film director Roberto Rossellini on a repurposed 375 MM race car chassis. It is one of only a few Scaglietti-styled road cars that was restored most recently by Dennison International Motorsports.

Other Ferraris also dominated the Monterey car week. Bonhams broke the record for a motor car at auction with the $38,000,000 Ferrari 250 GTO and RM fetched $26 for a Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale.

Later in the week we will have a more comprehensive gallery including all the cars from Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach 2014: Class winners

By Perry Stern of MSN Autos

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is one of the most prestigious automotive events on the planet. Gorgeous automobiles from around the globe are invited to attend and be judged in their respective classes. This year there were 216 cars and motorcycles on display on the 18th green of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. Vehicles were distributed among 26 different classes, including a centennial celebration of Maserati, a first-time feature of Ruxtons and an amazing display of 20 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas. But each class can have only one top car. Let's take a look at these exceptional class winners.

A: Antique

1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau

Owner: William Johnston & Ronald Elenbaas (The Off Brothers Collection), Richland, Michigan

B: Early Steam Cars

1905 White Model E Light Touring Body

Owner: Michael Ersland, Chickasha, Oklahoma

C-1: American Classic Open Early

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Custom LeBaron Phaeton

Owner: Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

C-2: American Classic Open Late

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria

Owner: Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Sarasota, Florida

C-3: American Classic Closed

1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car

Owner: Howard & Rosalind Kroplick, East Hills, New York

D: Ruxton


1930 Ruxton C Baker-Raulang Roadster

Owner: Evelyn & Jim Fasnacht, Houston, Texas

F: Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupé de Ville

Owner: Robert M. & Anne Brockinton Lee, Reno, Nevada

G: Duesenberg

1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan

Owner: John P. Shibles, Sea Girt, New Jersey

H-1: Rolls-Royce

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Sports Cabriolet

Owner: Lord Bamford, Gloucestershire, England

H-2: Rolls-Royce Phantom Postwar

1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young Sedanca de Ville

Owner: Ken & Ann Smith, Rancho Santa Fe, California

I: Mercedes-Benz Prewar

1941 Mercedes-Benz 770K W150 Offener Tourenwagen

Owner: The William Lyon Family, Newport Beach, California

J-1: European Classic Early

1929 Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead Coupé

Owner: John & Gwen McCaw

J-2: European Classic Late Open

1938 Delahaye 135 MS Figoni & Falaschi Torpédo Grand Sport

Owner: Jeffrey & Frances Fisher, Palm Beach, Florida

J-3: European Classic Late Closed

1939 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Pourtout Coupé

Owner: The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong SAR, China

J-4: Prewar Sports Racing

1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Taylor Tourer

Owner: Stanley & Merle Bauer, Beverly Hills, California

K: Streamlined Tatra

1936 Tatra T77 Aerodynamic Limousine

Owner: Pavel Kasik, Prague, Czech Republic

L-1: Prewar Preservation

1922 Packard Twin Six Brunn Cape Top Touring

Owner: Mark & Kim Hyman, St. Louis, Missouri

L-2: Postwar Preservation

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ Zagato Coupé

Owner: Corrado Lopresto, Milano, Italy

M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Owner: Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

M-2: Ferrari Competition

1957 Ferrari 250 GT TDF Scaglietti 14 Louvre

Owner: Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio

M-3: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1959 Ferrari 250 TR59 Fantuzzi Spyder

Owner: John & Gwen McCaw

N-1: Maserati Centennial Racing

1949 Maserati Tipo 4CLT/48 Monoposto

Owner: Daniel Sielecki, Acassuso, Argentina

N-2: Maserati Centennial Coachwork

1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Coupé

Owner: Joe & Sharon Hayes, Chicago, Illinois

O-1: Postwar Touring

1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupé

Owner: Stuart Dyble, Oxford, England

O-2: Postwar Sports Racing

1952 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater

Owner: Kurt A. Engelhorn, St. Moritz, Switzerland

X: Eastern European Motorcycles

1952 IFA BK350

Owner: Jim & Sharon Dillard, Richmond, Virginia

Special Awards

Most Elegant Closed Car

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante

Owner: Jim Patterson, The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

Most Elegant Convertible

1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet

Owner: Chris & Katrina Cord, Ketchum, Idaho

Most Elegant Open Car

1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Speedster

Owner: Bill & Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan

Most Elegant Sports Car

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Owner: Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

Best of Show

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe
Owner: Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington


Aug 21 2014 Ted 9:50 PM

I never expected you to win against that other Chrysler, which is older and the Packard too, both doing the 85 miles. The judges really had to take a lot into consideration for this one and it came out for your benefit, which was well earned and deserved by you

Aug 22 2014 Bruce Adams 11:49 AM

There is no greater automotive award than those from Pebble Beach’s Concourse d’Elegance, and to see Howard, Roz, John and guest rolling up to the winners’ circle to receive their well deserved award was memorable.

Aug 22 2014 Mark Thomas 9:51 PM


Wow!!  What a great honor to win at Pebble Beach.. The best to you and Roz as well the team that put the car together.

Aug 24 2014 Jay HIrsch 2:05 AM

you are never too old to have a happy childhood
great car
keep on cruisin

Aug 26 2014 Colleen Albertson 1:19 PM

Congratulations Howard on the win for your 1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car you had at Pebble Beach. It is an honor you deserved after all the work time and effort you had put in to get that car restored. Congratulations again on winning at Pebble Beach.

Oct 24 2014 Andy Soffian 7:23 PM

Congrats Howie. Just learned about your win from Darrell. Don’t get no better. would love to see the car some time.


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