Feb 24 2016

Chrysler’s Chrysler Honored with Three Awards at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Updated: 2/29/16

It was a wonderful weekend at the sunny Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance with the 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler being honored with three awards.


Howard Kroplick

The 10th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance featured over 250 collector cars and motorcycles from all around the USA. In conjuction with the concours, the Classic Car Club of America conducted a Grand Classic.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

On one of the Saturday seminars, Steve Babinsky gave a presentation on the history of coachbuilt automobiles including Chrysler's Chrysler, which his shop restored  from 2013 to 2014.

Jay Leno was the headliner at the Satuday night gala and served as a judge for the Concours.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thousands attended the concours which benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

Chrysler's Chrysler

Boca's description of Chrysler's Chrysler.

My trusty assistant John impressed with his outfit.

Best in Class- America Classic Closed 1935-1948

Chrysler's Chrysler was awarded Best in Class for the very competitve American Classic Closed (1935-1948)

Grand Classic -First Place "Senior" Classic Car Club of America

A separate set of judges from the Classic Car Club of America evaluated all aspects of the car including the engine, horn and every light.

David Johnson, president of CCCA, awarded Chrysler's Chrysler a First Place Senior Award with a perfect 100 point rating.

Sponsors Choice Award- J.R. Dunn Jewelers

Chrysler's Chrysler also was awarded a special sponsors award.

 I was very pleased to share this fun weekend with Roz and my Florida family.

Best in Show

Best in Show for the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance was this 1919 Piece-Arrow 66A-4 Tourer, a Brass Era Classic designed by Harley Earl, owned by Rober S. Jepson, Jr. of Savannah. The car was designed for and owned by  silent movie star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

Photo Gallery from the Florida Sun Sentinel

Chrysler's Chrysler is featured on slide #15.


Feb 24 2016 L.M.K. 8:46 AM

Go Howard, Go !

Feb 24 2016 Mike Cain 2:25 PM

Congratulations Howard! It appears that you will need a large trophy room in your house if this continues. Enjoy Amelia Island too. Any fan of classic cars should attend a Concour event. These events truly have the finest cars in existence and they all raise money for wonderful causes. The Jay Leno photo is a nice bonus!

Feb 24 2016 Ted 6:09 PM

Wow,you really made it big this time,three awards,maybe you should thank John,very impressive with the outfit,tell him that he looks great. Do it again next month,keep the awards coming,it’s something to be proud of and enjoy having

Feb 24 2016 Sharon 7:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this with your “Florida Family”. The car is great and was fun riding in it. But you’re terrific!!

Feb 24 2016 Tom Gibson 9:40 PM

Congratulations! A trifecta at Boca, who knows what will happen at Amelia. 2016 is starting out well for you and Mrs. Chrysler’s Chrysler.

Feb 24 2016 Tom Silk 9:49 PM

What a victorous weekend. A wonderful reward for years of dedicated work.
Love the way you looped in your family! I am a friend of your sister Marilyn.

Feb 27 2016 joseph DeBono 9:19 AM

thats great wow meeting jay leno

Feb 28 2016 S. Berliner, III 12:56 AM

Congrats again (getting to be “as usual”)!  Harley Earl was 25-26 and working for his father when Don Lee bought the business in 1919; wonder if the Pierce was done under J. W. Earl or Don Lee.  Sam, III

Feb 29 2016 Rich 3:16 PM

Really enjoyed reading about the weekend in Boca!

Feb 29 2016 Artie Finnegan 3:56 PM

Howard:  Great job, you know if you won at Westbury Gardens you would win in Florida.  congratulations

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