Ault Park Concours d’Elegance: classic beauties, powerful machines

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Award winning automobiles

A weekend of special events culminated in the 2016 Ault Park Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, June 12. First came Cruisin’ for the Cure at the Masonic Center downtown, followed by Saturday’s Hangar Party at Executive Jet Management, Lunken Airport.

The Sunday show featured Ferrari, with special displays:100 years of BMW, 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 1-2-3 Sweep of Le Mans, All-American Workhorse – The Pickup Truck and The Cars of Donald Healey.

Best of Show was awarded to a 1932 Packard Custom Dietrich 904 Stationary Coupe owned by Gene and Sally Perkins of Greenwood, Indiana.

Best of Show Esprit de Sport went to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider owned by Bradley Jaeger of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Plans are already underway for next year. The show will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017, and feature many of the greatest cars and motorcycles from the event’s past 40 years, plus special displays “50 Years of Camaro and Firebird Custom and Factory-backed Tuner cars,” as well as 13 classes of classic, vintage and exotic automobiles and motorcycles.

All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, with a focus on juvenile arthritis.

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Award winners:


Cruisin’ for a Cure

A 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider starred at Cruisin’ for a Cure, the Friday fundraiser at the Masonic Center. The evening featured a sit-down dinner, live auction and presentation by Santa Ono, Ph.D., on research to find a cure for arthritis. The event was sponsored by Ft. Washington Investment Advisors, Richard Goettle Inc., Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and Mercedes-Benz of West Chester.

The Hangar Party

Over 600 guests were treated to a display of Warbirds, luxury jets, Porsches and collector automobiles at Lunken Airport-based Executive Jet Management. A catered dinner by the bite was accented by a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Juvenile Arthritis. The event was sponsored by Maserati of Cincinnati and Porsche of the Village.

Sunday at Ault Park

The 39th annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance on Sunday featured over 200 collector automobiles and motorcycles, the Will Sherman Art Show and brunch at the Ault Park pavilion. It was sponsored by Exair.

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