2017 Deutsche Classic Award Winners

Judging is based on presentation, fit and finish, not correctness.  Categories of judging include: chassis, engine compartment, interior and exterior. A tabulation of the judge’s findings determine the winner of a specific award. Each entry is eligible for one award. All awards are custom designed, hand built and unique to each show category.


Best of Show: Bob Steele - '71 Mercedes 280SE

Best Preservation: Fred Slifer - '49 IMME BEE 100
Best Chassis: Chad Colfer - '01 Ultima GTR
Best Motor: Otto Christensen - '68 Mercedes 280SL
Best Interior: MJ Tralies - '98 Volkswagen GTI VR6
Best Exterior: Jesus Torres - '57 Volkswagen Beetle

Farthest Driven: Stan Wohlfarth - '64 VW Beetle 345 miles
Oldest Vehicle: Mike Weimer - '52 BMW R68 Motorcycle
Best Assembled: Ross & Kerry Wessner - '87 Puma GTI

Best Motorcycle through 1979: Klaus Huenecke - '71 Muench 1200TTS
Best Motorcycle from 1980: Carl Hess - '03 BMW R1200C "Phoenix"


Best Audi
1st Andrew Dunkle - '09 TTS
2nd Ken Ziegler - '12 TTRS

Best BMW
1st Mike Davis - '00 323ci
2nd Jason Whitcraft - '00 M-Coupe
3rd Mike Davis - '72 2002tii

Best Mercedes-Benz
1st Manfred Von Harten - '58 180D
2nd Daniel Kelly III - '69 280SL
3rd Ron Komishock - '59 190SL

Best Micro / Orphan
Chuck Draksler - '89 Merkur Scorpio

Best Porsche
1st Eric Wahlberg - '58 356A Speedster
2nd PJ Jacobs - '66 912
3rd Steve Evasic - '88 944 Turbo

Best Air-Cooled Volkswagen
Beetle 1st Herbert Schworb - '57 Sunroof
Beetle 2nd Pete Werfel - '70
Bus 1st Greg Falk - '61 Deluxe
Karmann Ghia / Type 3 / Type 4 / Thing 1st Tom Keane - '69 Fastback

Best Water-Cooled Volkswagen
1st Felida Ortiz - '99 Golf
2nd Joe Cervasio - '99 Golf GTI
3rd Todd Lazarchick - '12 GTI