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Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance Results
(NOTE: this is a work in progress)


1993 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Bismark, ND

Best in Show, Restored Category; Paul and Alice Scheetz
Reserve, Best in Show, Restored; John and Charlene Wright
Best in Show, Preserved Category; Jerry and Leone Berg
Reserve Best in Show, Preserved;  Ed and Lorraine Stanley
Most Innovative Reconstruction; John and Charlene Wright
Best Substitution or Fix; George James, Jr.
Oldest in Show; Eugene and Betty Danaher
Oldest One-owner in Show; Mary and Ted Abel
Best Gadget or Invention; Dolly and Ray Suges


1994 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Brandon, Manitoba

Best in Show; Ron LaChance
Reserve Best in Show; Forrest and Jeri-Ann Bone
Oldest in Show; Stanley and Florence Baston
2nd Oldest in Show; John and Phyllis Palmer
Oldest One-owner; Carl and Betty Doering
Best Gadget; Frank and Jeanne Williams
Best Substitute Part; Leo and Marian Beckman
Wost Battle Scar; Allen and Janet Penniman


1995 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Amherst, MA

Best in Show; Tom and Kathern Howarth 1953 Flying Cloud
Reserve, Best in Show; Bard and Kathleen Fuller 1966 Trade Wind
Honorable Mention; Bert and Dot Kalet 1964 Bambi II
Best Tow/Trailer combination; Esther and Walter Overgaard 1947 Airstream and 1949 Ford truck
Best Substitute Part; Tom Howarth Fridge/Pantry door
Honorable Mention Substitute Part; Stanley and Flo Baston  Frame Modification
Honorable Mention Substitute Part; Leon and Sue Hadley  Davenport Table
Honorable Mention Substitute Part; Stanley and Flo Baston  Air Circulation system
Honorable Mention Substitute Part; Leon and Sue Hadley Drawer
Best Contemporary Design; Tom and Kathleen Howard
Worst Battle Scar; Ted and Mary Able
Best Lemonade Stand; Daniel and Fuller Children

Judges; Bettie Tanner #10712, Ruth Hughes #12859, Robert Moss #13906


1996 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Rapid City, SD

Best in Show; Tom and Corinne Reed 1963 24′ Trade Wind


1997 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Huntsville, AL

Best of Show; Norman W. Holman Sr. and Jr. #1935 Torpedo
Reserve Best of Show; Eugene and Betty Danaher #12897 1936 Clipper
Members Choice; Bug and Bettye Cooper #26019 1963 Bambi
Reserve Members Choice; Mike McCarthy and Claire Baldwin #32828 1957 International Bubble
Members Choice, 3rd Place; Preston Pearson (mother and son) #5502 1961 Bambi
Best Restoration; The Howarths #6490 1953 Flying Cloud
Best Innovations; George and Hope James #6425 1968 Overlander
Best Tow and Trailer Combination; Barney and Saloma Ratzlaff #4874 1966 Caravel and Pontiac Safari Station Wagon
Reserve Best Tow and Trailer; Jim and Eve Landry #5128 1958 Globe Trotter and 1964 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

A special thank you to Maynard and Geraldine Sellers #10768 and Eldon and Marilyn Lown #17189, our judges.  The VAC is appreciative for their efforts in making this event such a success.  Clyde Wagner #8441 Concours Steward


1998 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Boise, ID

Best in Show; Noland and Barbara Vogt #447 1962 Bambi
Reserve Best in Show; Chuck and Diane Grote #6770 1967 Caravel
Honerable Mention; Clyde and Ellen Wagner #8441 1964 Globetrotter
Member’s Choice; Tom and Corinne Reed #10283 1963 Trade Wind, Tom and Kathy Howarth #6490 1953 Flying Cloud
Bright Ideas, First Place; Normand W. Holman Sr. #1935 Water pressure system
Bright Ideas, Second Place; Noland and Barbara Vogt #447 Folding table
Bright Ideas, Third Place; John and Esther Dona #5071 Bathroom installation
Best Tow and Trailer Combo; Chuck and Diane Grote #6770 1967 Caravel and Ford Hotrod
Reserve Tow and Trailer Combo; Dale Bird #3140 1955 Bubble and 1936 Panel Van
Oldest One Owner; Norman W. Holman Sr. #1935 1935 Torpedo
Reserve Oldest One Owner; Virginia and Robert Anguish #8220 1964 Overlander

Forrest Bone, #9712 Concours Steward


1999 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Dayton, OH

Categories for participants in this years Concours have been changed to allow more members to participate.
The Categories are:
1. Best of Show
2. Best of Decades; 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Depending on the number of entries the contest will determine:  Best in class (one to three entries), Reserve Best in class, (up to six entries) and Honorable mention in class (seven or more entries).
3. Special Categories; Best Bambi, Shiniest Trailer, Awesome Interior, Best Tow/Trailer Combo, Members’ Choice, Great Ideas

Best of 30’s; Eugene and Betty Danaher 1936 Clipper
Best of the 40’s; Bud and Bettye Cooper 1948 Liner
Best of the 40’s Reserve; Wayne and Dorthy Kispert 1949 Whirlwind
Best of 50’s; Tom and Kathy Howarth 1953 Flying Cloud
Best of 50’s Reserve; John and Ester Dona 1955 Bubble
Best of 60’s; Clyde and Ellen Wagner 1964 Globetrotter
Best of 60’s Reserve; Scott and Lise Scheuermann 1960 Overlander
Best of 60’s Honorable Mention; Jim Carey 1968 Tradewind
Best of 70’s; Robert and Judith Brubaker 1970 Safari
Best of 70’s Reserve; Jack and Ginny Severs 1973 Tradewind
Best of 70’s Honorable Mention; Lee and Jocelyne Bartholomew 1970 Sovereign
Best Bambi; Lee and Joan Baltzell 1962 Bambi
Best Bambi Reserve; Herb and Faye Spivey 1964 Bambi II
Best Bambi Honorable Mention; Jim Stewart 1961 Bambi
Shiniest Trailer; Tom and Kathy Howarth 1953 Flying Cloud
Awesome Interior; Eugene and Betty Danaher 1936 Clipper
Best Tow/Trailer Combo; Jim Stewart 1961 Bambi and 1975 Chevy Caprice Convertible
Members’ Choice; Tom and Kathy Howarth 1953 Flying Cloud
Best of Show; Tom and Kathy Howarth and boys, Ben, Sam and Colin, 1953 Flying Cloud


2000 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Bismark, ND

Forty eight vintage trailers where parked in the vintage area for judging.

Great Ideas (Awnings); Scott and Lise Scheuermann #13497 1960 Overlander
Awesome Interior; Wayne and Linda Moore #15116 1966 Trade Wind
Shiniest Trailer; Ron and Betty Longwood #2895 1966 Caravel
Best Bambi; Herb and Faye Spivey #6074 1964 Bambi II
Oldest One Owner; Dr Norman W. Holman #1935 1935 Torpedo
Best of 40’s; Bud and Bettye Cooper #26019 1948 Liner
Best of 50’s; John and Ester Dona #5071 1955 Bubble
Best of 60’s; Ron and Betty Longwood #2895 1966 Caravel
Best of 60’s Reserve; Ed and Sandy Emerick #4425 1968 Sovereign
Best of 60’s Honorable Mention; Scott and Lise Scheuermann #13497 1960 Overlander
Best of 70’s; Don and Nicole Crosland #10235 1975 Excella 500
Best of 70’s Reserve; Peter and Patricia Kennett #4677 1975 Excella 500
Best of 70’s Honorable Mention; Fred and Joan Webster $4555 1975 Sovereign
Best Tow/Trailer Combination; Chuck and Dianne Grote #6770 1966 Caravel and a 1936 Ford Roadster
Members’ Choice; Wayne and Linda Moore #15116 1966 Trade Wind
Best of Show; Chuck and Dianne Grote #6770 1966 Caravel

Bill Scott #3221


2001 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Sioux Falls, SD

Best of 30’s, Dr. Horman Holman Sr. and Jr.
Best of 40’s; Bud and Bettye Cooper
Best of 50’s; Rick Davis and Carol Deaton
Best of 50’s Reserve; Walter and Ruth Jennings
Best of 60’s; Ed and Sandy Jones
Best of 60’s Reserve; Hunt and Susan Jones
Best of 60’s Honorable Mention; Wayne and Linda Moore, Mell and Glenda Wood
Best of 70’s; Alex and Rozella Szabo
Best of 70’s Reserve; Donald and Marie Horn, Mark and Becky Weimer, Dallas and Pamela Peak
Best of 70’s Honorable Mention; Dan and Vicky Kirkpatrick
Best Tow/Trailer combination; Hunt and Susan Jones
Members’ Choice; Mel and Glenda Wood
Best in Show; Ed and Sandy Emerick

Judges; Rose Bowery #1398, Norm Hewer #133, Dick Bartman #281, Bud Cooper, Rick Davis, Noland Vogt


2002 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Rapid City, SD

Best of 40’s; Bud and Bettye Cooper #26019
Best of 50’s; Tommy and Kathy Green #5350
Best of 50’s Reserve; Bill and Elsie Adamson #7483
Best of 60’s; Wayne and Linda Moore #15116
Best of 60’s Reserve; Ed and Sandy Emerick #4425
Best of 60’s Honorable Mention; Scott and Lise Scheuermann #13497
Best of 70’s; Herb and Pat Richter #2672
Best of 70’s Reserve; Bill and Pat Gunter #5717
Oldest Trailer; Norman Holman Jr. #1935
Awesome Interior; Ed and Sandy Emerick #4425
Members’ Choice; Tommy and Kathy Green #5350
Best in Show; Wayne and Linda Moore #15116


2003 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Burlington, VT


2004 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Lansing, MI

This year, we used a new judging criteria as well as Vintage member judges experienced with restoration efforts.  Tom Howarth, Wayne Moore and Ed Emerick, all previous Best of Show winners, provided a lenghty and very through judging exercise.  In addition, the “Best Engineered Feature” was reviewed from 13 different coaches via a show and tell by the owner/inventor.  2004 was also the beginning of the “The Bud Cooper Best of Show Trophy”

40’s Awards; Silver Bud and Bettye Cooper #26019 1948 Liner, Forrest and Jeri Bone #9712 1948 Southwind Liner, Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1949 Wee Wind
50’s Awards; Silver Lauren Carlson #7532 1959 Tradewind, Tommy and Kathy Green #5350 1953 Flying Cloud, Jack and Linda Loughlin #3940 1956 Bubble
60’s Awards; Silver Linda Bell and Jake Brubaker #2392 1961 Tradewind, Bill Kirkendall #6893 1969 Overlander, Jim and Ev Landry #5128 1964 Ambassador, Dick and Kris Parins #2867 1962 Bambi, Phillp Souders #22821 1967 Globe Trotter, Jim Stewart #3061 1961 Bambi, Mel and Glenda Wood #2889 1967 Caravel
60’s Awards; Gold Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1963 Bambi, Scott and Lise Scheuermann #13497 1960 Overlander, John Starcher #7139 1960 Overlander, David Winnick #2802 1968 Caravel
60’s Awards; Platinum Herb and Sidra Spies #1861 1963 GlobeTrotter
70’s Awards; Gold Daisy Welch #6517 1973 Ambassador
70’s Awards; Platinum Paul Fancy and Pat Munt #6998 1975 Ambassador
Best Engineered Feature; Daisy Welch #6517 (LED Lights) 1975 Ambassador
The Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1963 Bambi
Best Tow/Trailer Award; Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1963 Bambi and 1955 GMC 100
The Bud Cooper Best of Show Trophy; Paul Fancy and Pat Munt #6998 1975 Ambassador


2005 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Springfield, MO

30’s Awards; Silver Norman Holman #1935 1935 Torpedo
40’s Awards; Gold Harlan and Marian Williams #1948 1948 Trailwind
50’s Awards; Silver Patty Raimondo #3321 1954 Flying Cloud
50’s Awards; Platinum Ken Faber #3113 1958 Little Prince
60’s Awards; Silver Jim Stewart #3061 1961 Bambi, George Davis #4494 1964 Ambassador
60’s Awards; Gold Mark and Becky Wilson #5600 1964 Overlander, Scott and Lise Scheuermann #13497 1960 Overlander, Phil Sowders #22821 1967 Glove Trotter, Forrest McClure #2671 1966 Globe Trotter, Lloyd and Billie Stahlman #1786 1968 Tradewind, Rob and Shari David #1824 1964 GlobeTrotter, Jim and Sally Stoffel #6819 1968 Ambassador, Hildenbrand and Lane #5812 1967 Globe Trotter
70’s Awards; Silver Craig and Jane Belling #6083 1978 Argosy, Doug and Terry Rowbottom #3327 1973 Argosy, Daisy Welch #6517 1973 Ambassador, Don Stenz #4844 1972 Excella
70’s Awards; Gold Ron Keisler #3456 1971 Safari, Vic Smith #6782 1978 Excella
Senior Awards; Gold Herb and Sidra Spies #1861 1963 Globe Trotter
Best Engineered Feature; Norman Holman #1935 (Two dash-mounted tow-vechicle guages to monitor all exterior electrical circuits, including power, running lights, signals, brake lights and ground.)
The Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Jim Stewart #3061 1961 Bambi
The Best Tow/Trailer Award; Ken Faber #3113 1955 GMC 100 and 1958 Little Prince
The Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Herb and Sidra Spies #1861 1963 Globe Trotter


2006 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Salem, OR

Silver Level; Paul & Gwen Faby (#2126) 1954 Tradewind, John Chapman (#2098) 1958 Traveler, Lauren Carlson (#7532) 1959 Tradewind, Don & Joyce Alexander (#1920) 1959 Overlander, Scott & Lisa Scheuermann (#13497) 1960 Overlander, Mel & Glenda Wood (#2889) 1967 Caravel, Jerry & Sherry Hartman (#30790) 1970, Bill Westbrook (#6044) 1979 Tradewind
Gold Level: Tommy & Kathy Green (#1530) 1953 Flying Cloud, Mark & Patty Carr (#1722) 1954 Flying Cloud, Paul & Mary Drag (#4556) 1955 Flying Cloud, Gary Campbell (#3363) 1962 Safari, Lynn & Jim Foster (#6620) 1965 Caravel, Dave & Letty Orcutt (#3637) 1972 Safari, Bob Clark (#4230) 1972 Overlander
Platinum Level; Tom Reed (#10283) 1950 Tradewind, Iain Cameron (#5418) 1955 Globetrotter, David Hale 1965 Caravel
Best Engineered Feature; Dr. Norman Holman #1935 (an alarm system)
Best Tow/Trailer Award; Jim and Joan Randall #2306 1938 Crew Cab and Caravanner
The Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Fred and Penny Delaney #7271 1956 Safari

Herb Spies, Chairman


2007 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Perry, GA

The Concourse d’Elegance was held during the Open House on Saturday. This year the judging team was expanded to 6 judges to try to speed up the process and it worked in that we finished in 3 hours. Our judges this year were Bob Clark, Gilliard Muse, David Lowery, Ken Faber, Jerry Hartman and Tom Reed. A big thanks goes to these guys for volunteering to judge.

One of my goals to try to involve more people with the judging system we are using. It really makes you see a restored or original Airstream in a different way. We had 25 vintage trailers entered in the Concours and 16 achieved the required points to be awarded a Silver, Gold or Platinum plaque. Four of the 16 met the requirements for the prestigious Platinum Award.

The awards were presented in a ceremony inside a cool onsite fairgrounds meeting room and was followed by the VAC picnic. Our BUD COOPER BEST OF SHOW award was presented to Phillip Sowders, Wally #22821, of BowlingGreen, KY for his beautiful mirror

bright 1967 Globetrotter. His Airstream achieved an amazing score of 100 points (out of a possible 101).

As he was presented the humongous traveling trophy he was asked to take the BEST OF SHOW TRAVELING TROPHY PLEDGE “I do solemnly swear on the Blue Beret…that, I will not abscond nor purloin it…and, will return it to Montana next year for presentation to 2008 winner…so, help me Wally!”

Heritage Class; Silver Norman Holman #1935 1935 Torpedo
50’s Awards; Silver Bill Stallworth #4492 1959 Overlander, Rudy and Evelyn Valles #9447 1959 Tradewind, Vince Saltaformaggio #3078 1959 Tradewind, Lori and Will Sander #2378 1959 Globe Trotter
50’s Awards; Gold Bill and Candy Fisher #5242 1954 Flying Cloud
60’s Awards; Silver Paul Wadell #1270 1966 Safari, Dick and Luci Norris #6191 1962 Bambi
60’s Awards; Gold Danny Radcliff #9726 1960 Overlander
60’s Awards; Platinum Levon and Ruth Register #5022 1966 Caravel, Phillip Sowder #22821 1967 Globe Trotter
70’s Awards; Gold Dallas and Pamela Peak #8481 1973 Safari, Vic and Jose Smith #6782 1978 Excella 500 (Senior Level Award), Don and Gail Maher #6770 1976 Tradewind
70’s Awards; Platinum Kerry and Connie McCutchen #1973 1973 Tradewind, David Kristen #6542 1979 Sovereign
Best Engineering Feature; Vince Saltaformaggio #3078 1959 Tradewind (Battery/Inverter system)
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Dick and Luci Norris #6191 1962 Bambi
Best Tow/Trailer Award; Will and Lora Sander #2373 1959 Globel Trotter and 1963 Studebaker Wagon
The Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Philip Sowder #22821 1967 Globe Trotter

Herb Spies, Steward


2008 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Bozeman, MT

40’s Awards; Gold #1103 Dal Simile 1949 Curtis Wright
50’s Awards; Platinum #1345 Pat Huycke 1959 Overlander
50’s Awards; Gold #1777 Pat McDowell 1952 Flying Cloud, #5418 Iain Cameron 1955 Globetrotter, #2306 J.J. Randall 1956 Caravanner, #4556 Paul Drag 1955 Flying Cloud
50’s Awards; Silver #7532 Lauren Carlson 1959 Tradewind, #8994 Art & Kathy Welchel 1958 “Mystery”
60’s Awards; Platinum #5722 Mark & Patty Carr 1965 Ambassador, #2304 Brian & Patty Casson 1965 Tradewind, #10283 Tom & Patti Reed 1963 Tradewind, #9248 Dave Hagen 1963 Safari
60’s Awards; Gold #28063 Phil Clayton 69 Caravel, #5924 April Hershberger 61 Overlander, #2086 Jill & Frank Hinman 64 Globe Trotter
70’s Awards; Platinum #2944 Hans & Birgit Iliew 1978 Ambassador, #8481 Dalas & Pam Peak 1975 Safari
70’s Awards; Gold #1973 Kenny & Connie McCutchen 1973 Tradewind,#6542 David Kirstien 1979 Sovereign,#5812 Chris Hildebrand & Jim Lane 1979 Tradewind,#6770 Don & Gail Maher 1976 Tradewind
80’s Awards; Silver #21371 Joe & Sharon Holden 1980 Excella II


2009 Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Madison, WI (June 28 – July 4, 2009)

40’s Awards; Platinum #2306 Jim & Jane Randall #2306
50’s Awards; Gold Patti and Tom Reed #1953, Silver Rob Baker #2820
60’s Awards; Silver Bob and Bonny Herman #8556, Silver Ken Faber #3113, Silver William and Lori Sander #2373, Platinum Mark and Patty Carr #5722
70’s Awards; Silver Pat and Linda McDowell #1777, Gold Bob Clark #4230, Silver Bill and Leslie Westbrook #6044
80’s Awards;
Silver Freddie and Avis Davis #4414, Gold Chris Hildenbrand and Jim Lane #5812
Bud Cooper Best of Show Award;
Mark and Patty Carr #5722 1965 Ambassador
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award;  Ken Faber #3113 1963 Bambi
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle; Ken Faber #3113 1963 Bambi/1963 Chevy SS, William and Lori Sander #2372 1967 Safari/1977 Town Car
Best Engineered Feature; Chris Hinrichs #2684, Chris Hildenbrand and Jim Lane #5812

 


2010 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Gillette, Wyoming (June 25 – July 4, 2010)

The 2010 Concourse judging was performed during the vintage open house in Gillette. Six judges in total completed the inspections in three hours. The inspection of each unit is broken into 3 areas (exterior,interior and undercarriage) and each area is ranked by two judges. Thanks to Ken Faber, Sandy Pasquale,Jay Guerin, John Meyer, Paul Drag and Rob Davis for their help.

There were a total of 26 entries and of those, 20 awards were presented. A number of units received awards in more than one category.
I would like to thank everyone that entered for being a part of this exciting event. It is quite evident that everyone has a strong passion for restoring these aluminum beauties into their own unique piece of art.

We had a first this year…there was a tie for the Bud Cooper Best in Show Award. Both units were exceptional and were nothing short of ”Perfect”.

The results are as follows;
30’s Awards; #1935 Norman Holman Jr., #5722 Mark and Patty Carr
40’s Awards; #1103 Dal Smilie
50’s Awards; #19500 Dennis and Mary Tico, #4556 Paul Drag, #1824 Robert and Sheri Davis
60’s Awards; #9769 Sandylee and Marijane Paquale, #3113 Ken Faber, #20974 Sarge and Nancy Sergeant, #8209 Teresa and Glenn Taylor, #3599 John and Rosalyn Skadden, #3794 Bob and Mary Doster
70’s Awards; #30790 Sherry and Jerry Hartman, #7513 Richard and Jan Girard, #6044 Bill and Leslie Westbrook

Bill Scott Best Bambi; #3113 Ken Faber – 1964 Bambi
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle Combo; #1103 Dal Smilie – 1948 Studebaker and 1949 Clipper
Best Engineered Feature; #1824 Robert and Shari Davis – On Demand water heater installation
Bud Cooper Best in Show; #1824 Robert and Shari Davis – 1956 Safari, #5722 Mark and Patty Carr – 1936 Clipper


2011 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
DuQuoin, Illinois (June 25 – July 4, 2011)

The 2011 Concourse judging was performed during the vintage open house in DuQuoin. Six judges in total completed the inspections in three hours. The inspection of each unit is broken into 3 areas (exterior, interior and undercarriage) and each area is ranked by two judges. Thanks to Ken Faber, Sandy Pasquale, Jay Guerin, John Meyer, Paul Drag and Rob Davis for their help.

There were a total of 11 entries and of those, 7 awards were presented. A number of units received awards in more than one category.

I would like to thank everyone that entered for being a part of this exciting event. It is quite evident that everyone has a strong passion for restoring these aluminum beauties into their own unique piece of art.

The results are as follows;
40’s Awards; #1103 Dal Smilie
50’s Awards; #19500 Dennis and Mary Tico, #4556 Paul Drag, #1824 Robert and Sheri Davis
60’s Awards; #9769 Sandylee and Marijane Paquale, #3113 Ken Faber, #20974 Sarge and Nancy Sergeant, #8209 Teresa and Glenn Taylor, #3599 John and Rosalyn Skadden, #3794 Bob and Mary Doster
70’s Awards; #30790 Sherry and Jerry Hartman, #7513 Richard and Jan Girard, #6044 Bill and Leslie Westbrook

Bill Scott Best Bambi; There were no entries in the “Best Bambi” category
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle Combo; #1103 Dal Smilie – 1948 Studebaker and 1949 Clipper
Best Engineered Feature; #1935 Norman Holman Jr – Battery isolation relays installed remove electrical power from the positive terminal when the coach battery is removed.

Bud Cooper Best in Show; #1200 Mike and Mary Bruman


2012 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Sedalia, Missouri – June 24, 2012

The 2012 Concourse judging was performed during the vintage open house in Sedalia. Six judges in total completed the inspections in three hours. The inspection of each unit is broken into 3 areas (exterior, interior and undercarriage) and each area is ranked by two judges. Thanks to Chris Hildenbrand, James Pole, Brad Reid, Jim Cooper, Lee Cantrel and Glen Harris for their help.

There were a total of 12 entries and of those, 18 awards were presented. A number of units received awards in more than one category.

I would like to thank everyone that entered for being a part of this exciting event. It is quite evident that everyone has a strong passion for restoring these aluminum beauties into their own unique piece of art.

The results are as follows;

50’s Awards;    #5071 Ester and John Dona
60’s Awards;    #3546 Brenda and Gilbert Owens, #5382 Beth and David McCall, #10212 Rachel and Martin Hughey, #4169 Alice and Brad Reid  
70’s Awards;    #3434 Carol and John Heckman, #3222 Donna Ivanko, #17330 Kimber Moore and Tim Kendiorski, #1871 Pat and Glen Harris
80’s Awards;    #8415 Darrin Baker and Mark Kennedy, #4292 Nancy and Vern Townsend, #4241 Joyce and Lee Cantrel
Bill Scott Best Bambi; #10212 Rachel and Martin Hughey
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle Combo; No Entry
Best Engineered Feature; #4169 Alice and Brad Reid
Most Flags; #1935 Norman Holman
People’s Choice; #4169 Alice and Brad Reid
Bud Cooper Best in Show; #10212 Rachel and Martin Hughey

Rachel and Martin Hughey "Bud Cooper - Best In Show" Rachel and Martin Hughey “Bud Cooper – Best In Show”

Thanks again to everyone that entered. I look forward to seeing everyone in 2013.        

Paul Fancey


2013 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Huron, South Dakota – June 30, 2013

The 2013 Concourse judging was performed during the vintage open house in Huron. Five judges in total completed the inspections in three hours. The inspection of each unit is broken into 3 areas (exterior, interior and undercarriage) and each area is ranked by two judges. Thanks to Chris Hildenbrand, Teresa Taylor, Tim Kendziorski, Steve Laxton and Shari Davis for their help.

There were a total of 17 entries and of those, 17 awards were presented. A number of units received awards in more than one category. Also, there were 10 entries for the Best Engineered Feature, 1 entry for the Best Bambi, 2 for the Best Tow/Trailer Combination and 1 entry for the Best Motorhome.

I would like to thank everyone that entered for being a part of this exciting event. It is quite evident that everyone has a strong passion for restoring these aluminum beauties into their own unique piece of art.

The results are as follows;

40’s Awards;    #4396 Diane Bailey
50’s Awards;    #3957 Elaine and Steve Laxton, #5757 Susan Tiegs and Jim Dauer, #1753 Marie and Doug Jensen,  #5242 Candy and Bill Fisher
60’s Awards;    #3547 Shirley Bolinger and John Lopez, #5382 Beth and David McCall, #3794 Mary Lou and William Doster         
70’s Awards;    #2672 Herb Richter, # 4202 Fred Lieb, #4097 Vanette and David Harris, #3212 Lois Angerami and Brian Chew
80’s Awards;    #1079 Linda and Peter Heylin, #1988 Patti and Tom Reed
Bill Scott Best Bambi; #3794 Mary Lou and William Doster
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle Combo; #1824 Shari and Rob Davis
Best Engineered Feature; #17330 Kimber Moore and Tim Kendziorski
Best Motorhome; #1079 Linda and Peter Heylin
Most Flags; #8209 Teresa and Glenn Taylor
People’s Choice; #3957 Elaine and Steve Laxton
Bud Cooper Best in Show; #3794 Mary Lou and William Doster

Figure 1: Mary Lou and William Doster – “Bud Cooper – Best In Show”

Thanks again to everyone that entered. I look forward to seeing everyone in 2014.        

Paul Fancey


2014 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance


2015 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance


2016 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
 Lewisburg, WV 2016

50’s Awards; Junior Platinum Angus and Kelli Stinson #6436 1954 Cruiser, Junior Platinum Bruce Radford #1056 1956 Safari
60’s Awards; Junior Platinum Larry Scovotto #1021 1966 Globe Trotter, Senior Platinum Gary Campbell and Jane Preli #3363 1962 Safari, Junior Platinum Perry and Linda Tighman #2755 1967 Bambi (Custom), Junior Platinum Wayne and Linda Moore #15116 1965 Caravel, Junior Platinum Kim and Larry Garland #8500 1960 Trade Wind, Junior Platinum Ed Balentin #22531 1961 Bambi, Junior Platinum Gilbert and Brenda Owens #3546 1963 Bambi, Junior Platinum Charles Michels #1208 1968 Globe Trotter, Junior Gold Bard and Kathy Fuller #5406 1964 Bambi II, Junior Gold Bob and Laurie Pullman #2869 1967 Overlander, Junior Gold Aaron and Patricia Chandler #8325 1962 Trade Wind, Junior Silver David and Dianne Morrill #17315 1966 Trade Wind, Junior Silver Bert Kalet #6957 1964 Bambi II, Rachel Ugaz #9380 1962 Trade Wind
70’s Awards; Junior Platinum AJ and Victor Blood #7291 1977 Argosy 28, Junior Gold Aaron and Stephanie Ashley #26554 1978 Argosy 26
Best Engineered Feature; Kim and Larry Garland #8500 1960 Trade Wind
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Ed Balentin #22531 1961 Bambi
Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Larry Scovotto #1021 1966 Globe Trotter


2017 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
 Escanaba, MI 2017

60’s Awards; Platinum Joy and Bruce Spahr #8791 1966 Trade Wind, Platinum Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1964 Bambi II, Platinum Ed Valentin #22531 1961 Bambi, Platinum Mike and Mary Brumback #1200 1963 Trade Wind, Silver Wayne and Linda Moore #15116 1966 Trade Wind
70’s Awards; Ryan and Amy Knowles #5921 1971 Caravanner, Gold Bob and Jan Wilson #20673 Argosy
80’s Awards; Platinum Dennis and Mary Tico #19500 1987 Sovereign, Silver Brian and Jeanette Wilch #14841 1983 Excella
Awards: Platinum Gary Campbell #3363, Gold Jack and Mary Hand #4253, Gold Jim and Guthrie Peterson #11970

Best Engineered Feature; Joy and Bruce Spahr #8791 1966 Trade Wind
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1964 Bambi II
Bud Cooper Best of Show Award;  Joy and Bruce Spahr #8791 1966 Trade Wind, Mike and Mary Brumback #1200 1963 Trade Wind
People’s Choice; Joy and Bruce Spahr #8791 1966 Trade Wind
Total Recall Award; Joy and Bruce Spahr #8791 1966 Trade Wind
Best Trailer and Tow Vehicle; Ken and Petey Faber #3113 1964 Bambi II 1963 Impala


2018 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance


2019 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Doswell, VA

50’s Awards; Gold Bruce and Kelly Radford 1956 Safari, Rod and Lisa Sly 1956 Safari
60’s Awards; Silver Bruce and Joy Spahr 1966 Tradewind, Jill and Andy Reyes 1966 Overlander
60’s Awards; Gold Jeff and Parker Ingersoll 1964 Safari, Lynn and Gary Talsma 1964 Overlander
60’s Awards; Platinum Chris and Ron Lyrek 1962 Ambassador
70’s Awards; Platinum Robert and Jan Wilson 1976 Argosy
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Robin Gieniewski 1963 Bambi II
Best Engineered Feature; Bruce and Joy Spahr 1966 Tradewind (A/C Unit)
The Bud Cooper Best in Show; Perry and Linda Tilghman 1947 Curtis Wright Clipper


2020 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
Loveland, CO

Rally was canceled due to Covid-19


2021 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
 Lebanon, TN 2021

40’s Awards; Platinum Tilghman #2755 1947 Clipper
50’s Awards; Batchelor #2203 1953 Clipper, Platinum Blackmer #1095 1966 Commodore, Platinum Ollette #1049 1954 Flying Cloud, Silver Owens #3546 1958 18 Footer
60’s Awards; Silver Gineiewski #18404 1964 Bambi, Judkins #8207 1960 Trade Wind, Gold Schnettler #14118 1965 Caravel, Gold Sims #8306 1962 Globetrotter, Gold Stallings #5558 1964 Overlander, Silver Talsma #6098 1964 Overlander
70’s Awards; Silver Cook/Garrett #20244 1976 Overlander, Eastman #8260 1974 Argosy, Gold Espinosa #8049 1976 Argosy, Platinum Lyrek #23588 1978 Excella
80’s Awards; Silver VanArstdalen #11812 1984 Sovereign, Silver Zeringue #4642 1982 Excella
90’s Awards; Gold Graham #23945 1993 Excella
Best Engineered Feature; Ollette #1049 1954 Flying Cloud, Ducted A/C
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; None* (won by #18404 in 2019)
Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Blackmer #1095 1955 Commodore, Lyrek #23588 1978 Excella


2022 Vintage Airstream Concourse D’Elegance
 Fryeburg, ME 2022

40’s Awards; None
50’s Awards; Senior Platinum Barry Ollette #1049 1954 Flying Cloud, Junior Gold Mark Steinhoff #25538 1956 Safari
60’s Awards; Junior Silver James Schaal #8483 1960 Caravel, Junior Silver Bruce Portizky #8921 1963 Overlander, Junior Gold Steve Blackmer #1095 1964 Glove Trotter, Junior Gold Hollie Bart #4597 1966 Caravel, Junior Silver Fred Buchholz #4572 1969 Overlander, Gold Perry Tilghman #2755 1967 Ambassador, Platinum Gary Campbell #3363 1963 Bambi, Platinum Chris Lyrek #23588 1961 Safari
70’s Awards; Junior Gold Jamie Hyde #7390 1970 Overlander, Junior Silver Tom Price #24795 1976 Sovereign, Junior Gold Eric Frye #3138 1977 Argosy 26
80’s Awards; None
90’s Awards; None
Best Engineered Feature; Perry Tilghman #2755 1967 Ambassador
Bill Scott Best Bambi Award; Gary Campbell #3363 1963 Bambi
Bud Cooper Best of Show Award; Chris Lyrek #23588 1961 Safari
Best Tow Combo; Chris Lyrek #23588 1961 Safari