1938 Mercedes named best of 18th annual Concours


The coveted Best of Show was awarded Nov. 3 at the closing event of the 18th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival, held at Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head.

The top honor at Sunday's Concours d'Elegance, the Best of Show was awarded to a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah.

The Best of Show was chosen from among the top cars in several categories: the Carolyn Vanagel Best Rolling Art vehicle (the Cabriolet); the Paul Doerring Best Production/Performance vehicle (1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk owned by Mark James of Lancaster, Pa.); and Best Road & Track vehicle (1953 Jaguar XK120 SE owned by W. Ronald Gaertner, M.D. of Manakin-Sabot, Va.).

Attendees at the event chose a 1929 Ford Station Wagon as their People's Choice winner. Owners are Thomas and Donna Fitzgerald of Selma, N.C.

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