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2009 Award Winners

The Rotary Club of Tucson and the Tucson Classics Car Show Award Winners: 2018 Best in Show Bruce & Susan White
Bruce & Susan White
2009 Best in Show
1941 Cadillac Coupe
Owned by Bruce & Susan White

The Winner of the 2009 TCCS Best in Show was this 1941 Cadillac Convertible, Bruce and Susan White. Bruce worked at Raytheon, and in his spare time enjoyed restoring cars. The ’41 Convertible was his favorite, having one of the first – automatic transmissions, its engine is the same as those used in tanks during WWII, and it’s tail light lifts to reveal the gas cap. A smart way of hiding the gas cap. Bruce’s son attended the 2018 TCCS to announce he is looking to sell this beautiful piece of automotive history.

2009 Sponsor's Choice
1936 Chevrolet Sports Sedan
Owned by Frank Vazquez
2009 Supporting Sponsor
James Johns

Awards by Class

Best in Show Winner, 1941 Cadillac Convertible
Full view on the winning Cadillac

Class 1: Trucks thru 1979 Stock

1st Place: Howard & Phyliss Douglas – 1936 Terraplane Pickup
2nd Place: Wayne Grab – 1940 BMC Cab-Over Engine
3rd Place: Ken Yarbrough – 1955 Ford F-350

Class 2: Trucks thru 1979 Modified

1st Place: Jim Hathaway – 1938 Willys Pickup
2nd Place: Bill Thomas – 1955 Chevy Pickup
3rd Place: Dave & Lilly Vance – 1956 Ford F-100

Class 3: Foreign/Sport thru 1979

1st Place: Larry Schipansky – 1951 Nash Healy Roadster
2nd Place: Tom Plantz – 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster
3rd Place: Steven Ram – 1972 DeTomaso Panteras

Class 4: Foreign/Sport 1980 to present

1st Place: Kim Perkins – 1995 Mini Cabriolet
2nd Place: Sarah Hardy – 2000 Toyota Celica
3rd Place: Dave Jackson – 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider

Class 5: Pre-Classic Era Cars to 1925

1st Place: Mary & Virgil Wrubel – 1911 Ford Model T
2nd Place: Rick Rosenthal – 1920 Winton
3rd Place: Joe H. Whitnney – 1910 REO G

Class 6: Classic Era Cars 1925 thru 1948

1st Place: The Franklin Museum – 1933 Franklin Coupe
2nd Place: Molly & Kurt Steffens – 1935 Oldsmobile L-35 Conv.
3rd Place: Bob & Linda Carney/Bowers – 1925 Pierce Arrow 4-door

Class 7: Street Rod, Open

1st Place: Mickey Colussy/Jason Pulver – 1932 Ford Roadster
2nd Place: Hal Ashton – 1933 Ford Roadster
3rd Place: Mike Scaramella – 1932 Ford Roadster

Class 8: Street Rod, T-Bucket

1st Place: Roy Wykoff – 1923 Ford Model T
2nd Place: Jerry Yarbrough – 1923 Ford Roadster
3rd Place: Tommy Patterson – 1923 Ford T-Bucket

Class 9: Street Rod, Closed

1st Place: Ken Gerhart – 1933 Ford 5-Window Coupe
2nd Place: Eddie & Mary Almada – 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
3rd Place: Anthony & Arlene Hart – 1939 Chevy Coupe

Class 10: Corvettes thru 1982

1st Place: Steve & Pam Shell – 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Place: Lonnie Wagner – 1960 Chevy Corvette
3rd Place: Robert Taylor – 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

Class 11: Amer. Sports Cars 1980 to Present

1st Place: Chuck Sarra – 2004 Chev Corvette
2nd Place: Norm Tofield – 2006 Dodge Viper GTS
3rd Place: Austin Mazor – 2000 Chev Corvette

Class 12: T-Birds 1955 thru 1972

1st Place: Barb Loving – 1957 Ford T-Bird
2nd Place: Larry Fowler – 1965 Ford T-Bird
3rd Place: Ron Thunhorst – 1964 Ford T-Bird

Class 13: Mustangs thru 1973

1st Place: Ron & Kathy Haney – 1967 Shelby GT 500
2nd Place: Pete Stewart – 1968 Ford Shelby Fastback
3rd Place: James Johns – 1967 Ford Mustang

Class 14: Chevys, 1955, 1956, 1957

1st Place: Robert Gustafson – 1957 Chevy Bel Air Conv.
2nd Place: Jim & Carolyn Wheeler – 1956 Chevy Conv.
3rd Place: Mike Coulter – 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2-door Sdn.

Class 15: Cobras 0

No entries in this class

Class 16: Avantis

1st Place: Ray Wheeler/Bev Larsen – 1988 Avanti Conv.
2nd Place: Burt Kinerk – 1964 Avanti Super Charged
3rd Place: Mike Borens – 1980 Avanti Coupe

Class 17: Special Interest

1st Place: Alfred Montano – 1947 Chev. Fleetline
2nd Place: Dan Davidson – Citroen 2CV
3rd Place: Larry Sneddon – 1946 Chevy 1/2 ton w/trlr.

Class 18: Replica Cars, Foreign/Domestic

1st Place: Lloyd Hostetler – 1955 Ford Thunderbird
2nd Place: Don Singleton – 1927 Bugatti Race Car
3rd Place: Tom Verrier – 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Class 19: Pre-1950 Cars, Stock – 2 entries only

1st Place: Tom Mulligan – 1949 Plymouth Spl. Dex
2nd Place: Ron Sotardi – 1931 Ford Model A

Class 20: Pre-1950 Cars, Modified

1st Place: Frank McCrory – 1949 Chevy Conv.
2nd Place: Leighton Skov – 1937 Ford Cabriolet
3rd Place: Don & Yvonne Jack – 1947 Cadillac

Class 21: Cars, 1950’s Stock

1st Place: John & Anita Bergeson – 1953 Cadillac Conv.
2nd Place: Fred & Jan Wedekind – 1955 Ford Sunliner Conv.
3rd Place: Joe & Sandy Maldonado – 1954 Packard Panama Supr. Clpr

Class 22: Cars, 1950’s Modified

1st Place: Paul Dorey – 1953 Buick Super
2nd Place: Lee & Gary Abrahams – 1954 Kaiser Darrin
3rd Place: Lee Coleman – 1953 Cadillac Coupe

Class 23: Cars, 1960’s Stock

1st Place: Todd Hood – 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst
2nd Place: Larry Schipansky – 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
3rd Place: Danielle Palazzini – 1965 Pontiac GTO

Class 24: Cars, 1960’s Modified

1st Place: Ron Troutman – 1960 Chevrolet Impala
2nd Place: Steve Disch – 1964/2006 Pontiac GTO
3rd Place: Terry & Mary Toth – 1964 Dodge 440

Class 25: Cars, 1970’s Stock

1st Place: Joseph Gundal – 1970 Chevy Malibu
2nd Place: Terry & Patricia Abbuhl – 1972 Buick GS
3rd Place: Jim Parks – 1973 Dodge Charger SS

Class 26: Cars, 1970’s Modified

1st Place: Victor & Brandy Corrales – 1963 Dodge Challenger
2nd Place: Dean & Gloria Hager – 1974 Datsun 260Z Retro Rod V-8
3rd Place: Glen Dickens – 1971 Chev. Chevelle