A Celebration of the Art & Design of the Automobile

A Celebration Of The Art & Design Of The Automobile

Announcing the 2022 Concours Winners

1933 Packard Convertible Victoria wins Best of Show at the 2022 Des Moines Concours!

The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection awarded Best of Show to a 1933 Packard Convertible Victoria on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The car led a field of more than 150 vehicles that included two Star Cars, a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and a 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, plus the annual favorite, the Iowa State University’s Eliana Solar Car. Other Star Cars included a 1890 Morrison Surrey Replica and a 1953 Bump Custom handcrafted fiberglass car.

The Packard Convertible Victoria is owned by Jeff and Rebecca Schreiner of Mondovi, Wisconsin. This 1933 Packard Convertible Victoria is one of five built. Sold on August 5th, 1933 to the famous actor Maurice Chevalier, this car has not been seen since the 1940s. After a complete restoration and being accepted to Pebble Beach, the owners chose to make its inaugural showing at the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance.

A full list of winners can be found below.

The Des Moines Concours benefits Children’s Cancer Connection, which connects families facing childhood cancer by providing programs for education, recreation and support. Awards at this year’s Concours were presented by kids involved in Children’s Cancer Connection. In the last seven years, the Des Moines Concours has raised more than $175,000 to the organization.

Full List of Class Winners

Best of Show

1933 Packard Convertible Victoria, Jeff and Rebecca Schreiner of Mondovi, Wisconsin

Hagerty Youth Judging Award

  1. 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon, Gus and Mary Frics of Omaha, Nebraska
  2. 1909 Stanley R Roadster, Lynn and Mike Curry of Carroll, Iowa
  3. 1953 Austin A-40 Somerset, Robert and Cherylyn Larson of Des Moines, Iowa

Kaiser-Frazer 75th Anniversary

  1. 1953 Kaiser Dragon, Robert and Julie Lahammer of Minnetrista, Minnesota
  2. 1954 Kaiser Darrin, Dennis and Teri Koch of Quincy, Illinois
  3. 1952 Allstate Deluxe, Lowell Fideler of Burnsville, Minnesota

Camaro 55th Anniversary

  1. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Tom and Sara Kurth of Marshalltown, Iowa
  2. 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Jim Welter of Madrid, Iowa
  3. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Kevin and Ruth Litchfield of Boone, Iowa

Austin 7 Centenary

  1. 1933 American Austin Suburban, Jim Trumbower of Assian, Indiana
  2. 1940 Bantam Coupe Convertible, Martin Brackin of Rochelle, Illinois
  3. 1940 Bantam Series 65 Station Wagon, John Tuthill of Golden, Colorado

Austin Mini

  1. 1968 Austin Mini Pickup, Jay and Kay Moser of Elkader, Iowa
  2. 1964 Austin Mini Countryman, Stephen Myers of Ames, Iowa
  3. 1967 Austin Cooper S, Tom and Barb Chandler of Elkader, Iowa

Austin-Healey 1952-1968

  1. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000, Dr. Bryan Johnson of North Mankato, Minnesota
  2. 1955 Austin-Healey 100, Dick Remer of Johnston, Iowa
  3. 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6, Joseph Kimball of Winterset, Iowa

Motorcycles

  1. 1941 Harley Davidson U, Robert and Julie Lahammer of Minnetrista, Minnesota
  2. 1955 Indian Tomahawk, Marv Wilson of Ankeny, Iowa
  3. 1969 Triumph T120R Bonneville , David Elwell of Des Moines, Iowa

Antiques

  1. 1927 Nash Advanced 6 Sport Touring, John and Jan Brewer of Davenport, Iowa
  2. 1910 Buick Model F, John and Karen Goedeken of Palo Iowa
  3. 1912 Maxwell Messenger, Richard and Donald Pauley of Clear Lake, Iowa

Early Collectibles

  1. 1937 Packard 120C Touring Sedan, Larry and Linda Yoder of Amana, Iowa
  2. 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible, Owen and Norma White of Ainsworth, Iowa
  3. 1933 Plymouth PD – Rumble Seat Coupe, Craig and Jan Wagner of Des Moines, Iowa

Atomic Age Collectibles

  1. 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D500, Dean Bibler of Granger, Iowa
  2. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, Brian Ische of Beloit, Wisconsin
  3. 1951 Ford Convertible, Don Nokes of Webster City, Iowa

Space Age Collectibles

  1. 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster, Jerry and Heidi Magayne of Eagle River, Wisconsin
  2. 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2, Steve Sterthman of Blue Springs, Missouri
  3. 1966 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback, Carol and John Moellers of Greene, Iowa

Preservation

  1. 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, Tom Culver of Des Moines, Iowa
  2. 1916 Chalmers 5-Passenger Phaeton, Branden and Christopher Knight of Hiawatha, Iowa
  3. 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible, Randy Guyer of Minnetonka, Minnesota

Classics

  1. 1933 Packard Convertible Victoria, Jeff and Rebecca Schreiner of Mondovi, Wisconsin
  2. 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Convertible, Raymond Pettengill and Shelly Wagner-Pettengill of La Porte City, Iowa
  3. 1936 Packard 1201 Standard Eight Victoria, Paul and Pam Friskopp of Valley, Nebraska

Exotics

  1. 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spyder, Stephen Grubb of West Des Moines, Iowa
  2. 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, John Hand of Cedar Falls, Iowa
  3. 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Raymond and Lisa Salloum of Clive, Iowa

American Muscle Cars

  1. 1968 Ford Shelby GT350, Martin Rupp of Weeping Water, Nebraska
  2. 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, Darwin and Brenda Foster of Riverside, Iowa
  3. 1970 Pontiac GTO, Ron Randazzo of Des Moines, Iowa

Each award was presented by a child representing Children’s Cancer Connection.

Photos by Brent Isenberger Photography and Daryl Metzger

2022 Concours Program Available for Download

The 2022 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance Program, featuring Best of Show, Class Winners and Hagerty Youth Judging winners, is now available for download. Printed copies will be mailed to all exhibitors and sponsors. The PDF download is available for free to everyone.

The program highlights the vehicles that exhibited at the event and a few photos from the day of the event. We thank our generous sponsors who are listed in the program for helping us create yet another successful Concours. It was a huge success with proceeds going to the Children’s Cancer Connection.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2023 event, or place an ad in the 2023 program, please reach out to Julie West at Julie@4westworks.com

We will be updating the gallery on our website soon!

Click the thumbnail below to download the 2022 program.

The 2022 Concours Classes

We are pleased to announce the following classes for the 2022 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance:

  • Antiques – Vehicles produced from the beginning of motor vehicles through 1927
  • Early Collectibles – A broad range of cars and trucks produced between 1928 and 1942
  • Atomic Age Collectibles – Vehicles with post-war styling built between 1946 and 1957
  • Space Age Collectibles – Tailfins, chrome and sleek body lines, produced from 1958 to 1969
  • Preservation – Unaltered survivors produced before 1973 with only minor updates like batteries, tires, and belts
  • Classics – High-priced, low production, finely-designed automobiles produced from 1915 to 1948
  • Exotics – Speed, power, and sleek, provocative designs make these cars an attraction to everyone
  • American Muscle Cars – High-performance, rear-wheel drive, mid and full-size models up to 1973
  • Motorcycles – Mechanical icons that influenced cultures with their design and engineering
  • Kaiser-Frazer 75th Anniversary – Kaiser, Frazer, Henry J, and Allstate cars produced by Kaiser-Frazer Corporation from 1947 to 1955
  • Austin 7 Centenary – Showcasing 1922-1938 Austin Sevens and licensed derivatives: 1930-1940 American Austin and Bantam; 1927-1931 Dixi & BMW; and 1928-1930 Rosengart
  • Austin-Healey & Austin Mini 1952-1968 – A decade and a half of classic sports cars and practical family saloons
  • Camaro 55th Anniversary – Chevrolet Camaros built from 1967 to 1974, including COPO dealer cars and well-known period performance groups

Plans are underway for 2022!

The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2022 Des Moines Concours to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. The event is scheduled for September 10th and 11th, 2022. The Heartland Driving Tour will take place on Saturday, September 10th on a route to be determined. The Concours will be held Sunday, September 11th in downtown Des Moines around the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.

Go HERE to view the 2022 classes for the Des Moines Concours. Online applications will be available soon.

Thirteen classes of sculptured machines – from Classics to Kaisers, Edsels to Exotics. All on display around the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.