Congratulations to Doug and Carol Klauck on their win at the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance
Doug provided the following story regarding the event.
It was an honor to be invited to the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance this past weekend to show, not one but two of my cars. 1972 Checker Marathon and 1968 Daimler Majestic Major limousine. Both cars looked the best they ever have. The European class was remarkable with the Mercedes, Bentleys, and Roll Royce’s. Roy Orbison’s 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600, with 15k miles on it took first place. Well deserved. The car is flawless, and famous. A wonderful surprise was my Checker, which I restored in 1997, took 3rd, just behind 2 beautiful Packards. Just being invited to a Concours d’Elegance was a win. This award makes it over the top.
The Checker has done me proud. Hard to believe but the Marathon has now been restored longer that it was unrestored. I drove it over 500 miles RT to this event. Always fun to drive a Checker but bias ply tires are so miserable on roads that have ruts and potholes. The one judge questioned everything about my Checker. She found it hard to believe factory AC would be mounted under the dash. She also didn’t care for my beautiful headliner, tilt wheel, or AM/FM radio, which are all stock. Seems she must have only ever seen A11s. Either way the head judge, who knows Todd Harroun, must have set her straight.