1929 Duesenberg wins 'Best of Show' in 2020 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance

Ben Williams September 27, 2020 7 No Comments


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. —  A weekend filled with horsepower, friendships and background — with a tiny social distancing blended in — came to a finish Sunday, if the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Roadster possessed by Dwight C. Schaubach of Hampton Roads, Virginia, was introduced with the Best of Show Award in The 2020 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance. The Best of Show decoration was made on land at America’s Resort by Virtu Glass.

The first Model J Duesenberg, J112, directed in the Automobile Salon at December 1928 and has been marketed into Humphrey W. Chadbourn for $13,500. Chadbourn had the mill add a spotlight, electrical siren, Martin Cord tires along with an HWC monogram on every door. When the mill closed in 1937, he offered the car to some Yale pupil. Numerous owners later, Mr. Shaaubach purchased and revived the J112 in 1996.

The jaw-dropping Duesenberg was not the only major winner on Sunday. Class winners were appointed in each one of those 10 courses which were showcased on the scenic showfield, enclosing the iconic front entry at The Greenbrier.

“Every automobile in the show was spectacular, which made the judges’ job a difficult one,” stated Phil Neff, Chief Judge, The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance. “The area was filled with amazing automobiles and bikes, and every one may have taken home a trophy. I was honored to have the ability to lead a skilled group of judges from all around the United States and also be a part of this a particular weekend”

Class winners comprised:

In addition to this course awards, 10 special awards were presented in the decoration ceremony, along with the winners received hand-made decorations made by the craftsmen at The Greenbrier. The awards featured the most iconic Springhouse, that has been a sign of America’s Resort for centuries. The winners comprised:

“We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” stated Cam Huffman, a part of The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance Steering Committee. “The weather was beautiful, the cars were incredible and people really enjoyed getting together for the first time in a long while. Everyone followed COVID-19 protocols, which allowed us to have an amazing event from start to finish. We’re grateful that we were able to continue what has become a grand tradition in a year filled with so many challenges.”

Plans have already started for The 2021 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, as soon as the event goes back to its ordinary May date. A distinctive non-judged Movie Cars Class will be only one factor of this 2021 event, which is held April 30-May 2.

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