Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Cars for 2022

Pebble  Beach  Concours  d’Elegance
Proposed  For  August,  2022
Class:  American  Sport  Customs


Sport  Custom  Definition

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18  Potential  Cars  For  Class

1948  Kurtis – Omohundro  Comet
1 of 2 Coachbuilt  Comets

Article: May 13, 1949 – Autocar (UK)


The  First  Comet (1947) Debuted  on  the  Field  at  Pebble  Beach  in  2012
Designed  By  Frank  Kurtis / Built  By  Paul  Omohundro
One  of  America’s  First  Sports  Cars
Aluminum  Coachbuilt  Body

Owner: Martin  Godbey  and  Geoff  Hacker

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1958  LeMans  Coupe
Strother  MacMinn’s  Long  Lost  Sports  Car

Joint  Project  By  Strother  MacMinn  and  John  Bond
Appeared  in  4  Articles  From  Late  1957  To  Spring, 1958
Finished  Car  Not  Seen  In  Public  Since  1960

Owner:  Dennis Kazmerowski

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1954  Victress  S1
1  of  125  built; 30  exist

One  of  Two  Cars  Displayed  on  Floor  of  Petersen  Publishing’s  First  Office

As Published in Motor Trend Magazine, April, 1955

Ad For Fred Bodley’s Victress in May, 1955 Issue of Motor Trend. Chuck Glover Bought the Car.

Designed  and  Built  By  Fred  Bodley
One  of  First  Technical  Editors  of  Motor  Trend

Owner: Guy Dirkin

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1953  Maverick  Sportster
1  of  7  built; 3  exist

Often  Referred  To  As  America’s  Postwar  Duesenberg
One  of  Two  Cars  Displayed  on  Floor  of  Petersen  Publishing’s  First  Office

Owner: Tom  Chandler  and  Geoff  Hacker

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1953  Woodill  Wildfire – Movie  Car
1  of  100  built; 70  exist

6From  1954  Tony  Curtis / Piper  Laurie  Movie  “Johnny  Dark”
Lost  for  over  50  Years  –  Recently  Found  and  Restored

Owner: Jack  Farr

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1959  Victress  C3  Packwood  Special
1  of  5  built; 25  exist

Built  As  A  Sports  Car  and  Raced  Too
Lost  for  over  50  Years  –  Car  Recovered  By  Original  Packwood  Brothers  and  Restored
Built  by  Older  Brother;  Restored  By  Younger  Brother

Owner: Rodney  Packwood

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1953  Sorrell  SR-100  –  Aluminum  Bodied
1  of  1  Aluminum  Bodied  Built; Other  6  Were  Fiberglass

Built  on  a  Kurtis  KK-500  Chassis
Most  Sorrell’s  Were  Fiberglass  –  This  One  is  Aluminum

Owner:  Mark  Brinker

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1957  Byers  SR-100
1  of  30  built; 15  exist

Built  By  John  Bond –  Owner  and  Editor  of  Road  &  Track  Magazine
Only  Car  John  Bond  Ever  Built  and  Fully  Finished
Cover  of  Road  &  Track Magazine:  February,  1957

Owner: George McGuire

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1954 Debonnaire / Venture
1  of  6  built; 5  exist

Designed  by  Philip  Egan  who  was  part  of  the  Tucker  Design  Team
Wheelbase:  114 inches

Owner:  Paul  Sable

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1953 Irwin Lancer
1  of  12  built; 4  exist

First  Full-Size  Fiberglass  Sports  Car  Built  in  America – Beating Glasspar by 30 Days
Wheelbase: 110 inches

Owner: Joel Driskill

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1952  Manta  Ray
1  of  1

One  of  America’s  Oldest  Fiberglass  Showcars – debuted late 1952

Owner: D.E.  Lacer

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1952  Glasspar  G2
1  of  100  Built; 75  Exist

One  of  America’s  First  Fiberglass  Sports  Cars

Owner: Rob Myers – Pennsylvania

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1953  Grantham  Stardust
1  of  12  Built; 4  Exist
Driven  by  Louis  Tomei  in  the  1954  Tony  Curtis / Piper  Laurie  Movie  “Johnny  Dark”

Owner: David  Deluca

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1954  Frazer  Custom (1 of 1 built)
Full  Steel-Bodied  Sport  Custom  From  1954
Custom Steel body

Owner:  Geoff Hacker

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1954  Venus
1  of  6  built; 2  exist

Sport  Custom  Designed  and  Built  In  Texas

Owner: Patrick McLoad

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1954  Chicagoan
1  of  3  Built; 2  Exist

Introduced at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show –
The Largest Gathering of Show/Concept Cars in the 1950s

Owner: Geoff Hacker

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1958 Devin
Restored to Original Specifications/Build

One of the Best Restored Devin Sports Cars That Exists

Owner:  Phil Fleming

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1953  Meteor  SR-1
1  of  25  built; 15  exist

Introduced  at  the  1953  Petersen  Motorama
1 of 2 Factory Sports Cars Built

Owner: Scott Gibbons

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