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Ironstone Concours d´Elegance
September 22, 2012

Lynn with award and Bugsby
Lynn displays Bugsby's Best-of-Class award for Class C (Open American and European Classics, 1922-1942).

This will be the Kissels' second showing at the Ironstone Concours d' Elegance. They had previously shown Bugsby at Ironstone in 2010 at which the car received the Most Exciting Open car award.

The Ironstone Concours is an antique and classic car show held annually at the Ironstone Winery outside Murphys, California, an historic mining town in the Sierra gold country. Proceeds from the show benefit youth in agriculture, particularly Future Farmers of America and 4-H. It is encouraging to see that many volunteers from FFA and 4-H actively work at the show.

9-liter wine bottle
One of the three 9-liter wine bottles with an etched and hand-painted image of Bugsby. This bottle sold at auction for $850.

As an extra bit of interest, an image of Bugsby is selected by the concours committee to appear on a limited run of three, 9-liter bottles of wine to be auctioned for charity. The image was captured by a photographer for autoblog as Jeanne and Lynn were driving Bugsby south on California Highway 1 during the 2010 Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance.

Bugsby in Class C Jeanne Crowd seeking shade
Bugsby parked on the show field (left). Jeanne finds some shade under a small umbrella (center) while others seek shelter under the trees (right).

It's a beautiful day with a cloudless sky, typical for the area this time of year. Also typical, the bright sun at this 2200 foot elevation quickly moves temperatures up and many people seek shade for relief.

blue ribbon Paul Borgwardt offers congratulations Bugsby on stage The glass award
Bugsby receives a Best-of-Class award as evidenced by a blue ribbon (left). Paul Borgwardt, president of the Northern California Region of the Classic Car Club of America offers congratulations to Lynn (left-center). Bugsby is driven on stage (center-right) to receive this beautiful glass trophy (right).

The make the day even more memorable, Bugsby receives Best-of-Class in Class C, Open American and European cars, 1922-1948. All the best-of-class winners are brought one-by-one to the stage to receive their trophy. The trophy is presented by representatives of the concours, the FFA and 4-H. It is quite a thrill to have Bugsby honored in this way.

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