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2012 Trophy Awards                               

Marshal G. Cox Foundation Trophy

Awarded to "The Most Interesting British Automobile", donated by Marshall G. Cox, one of Silicon Valley's major entrepreneurs and patron of the Palo Alto Concours, this award is presented to "The Most Interesting British Automobile" as determined by a select committee.

Meguiar's Trophy                                Donated by Meguiar's, this trophy is awarded to the automobile judged to have "The Most Outstanding Exterior Finish." The recipient is chosen by and presented by and is presented a representative of Meguiar's, Inc., the official car-care product of the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance.

Mille Miglia Trophy                                Presented by the American Friends of the Mille Miglia and Martin Swig, director, this trophy is given to the vintage race car that best expresses the "Spirit of the Mille Miglia", the 1000-mile race held on Italian public roads, from city to city, from 1927 to 1957. The recipient is chosen by a select committee and is presented by Martin Swig.

Patrons Choice                                 This trophy is presented to the automobile that, in the voted opinion of those attending the Concours Charity Dinner, is the most popular of the group of automobiles in a display prepared especially for attendees of the dinner.



The Stanford Cup                         This perpetual award is presented to the automobile which exemplifies the best in vintage cars. The criteria for the Stanford Cup is based on engineering design, coachwork, historical significance and rarity. This recipient  is chosen, and presented by, representatives of Stanford University.

Class Awards                                   First, Second, and Third place awards are presented to each of our class winners on the field during the event. A team of SCCA judges evaluates each car, looking especially for authenticity and the state of preservation of the vehicle. Every aspect of the car is considered, including the engine compartment, the mechanical components, and the interior. Each vehicle is tested to see that horns, lights, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly. Ideally, the vehicle should appear as it did the day it left the dealer's showroom.


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