Nevada City, California
Chris Bock, our new Chief Judge, attended his first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in 1963 at the young age of 18. A decade later he was appointed a Class Judge, and he has continued to serve among the judges on 27 occasions, often acting as Chief Class Judge for American Classics. Mr. Bock also serves on the Concours Selection Committee, a group of about a dozen experts who choose the cars that are invited to participate in this event, and he plays key roles in overseeing field and ramp operations on Concours Sunday, making certain that all runs smoothly. He has also been an entrant on five occasions—often showing Packards, a marque to which he is devoted.
Apart from the Concours, Mr. Bock has also served as President and National Head Judge of the Classic Car Club of America and editor of The Cormorant for The Packard Club. He is a retired real estate broker and a foster parent.
Chief Honorary Judge
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Glenn Mounger retired in 2005 from his position as Co-Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but he continues to participate in and officiate at this and other automotive events around the world. Throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Mounger served among our faithful Class Judges. He joined the Concours Executive Committee in the spring of 1999, and he stepped into the role of Chairman that fall.
Mr. Mounger also has served as a regional director of the Classic Car Club of America Museum and a member of the steering committees of the LeMay Museum, the National Automobile Museum and the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance. A highly regarded expert on American Classics, particularly Duesenbergs, Mr. Mounger is a fan of everything from Brass Era vehicles to Hot Rods. He is also passionate about the importance of using—driving!—and preserving cars. In fact, he brought the first Preservation Classes to this Concours.
Mr. Mounger previously co-owned Pacific Trail Sportswear and served as Chairman and CEO of MAGIC, the world’s largest international sportswear trade show.
2013 Honorary Judges
Michael J. Accavitti
As senior vice president of Automobile Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Michael Accavitti oversees product planning, logistics, and marketing for both the Honda and Acura automobile brands.
Prior to joining American Honda, Mr. Accavitti served as Executive Automotive Advisor for Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif., where he developed new business and led innovation in the automotive space for Cisco’s Global Enterprise Theater.
From 1984 until 2009, Mr. Accavitti was with the Chrysler Corporation, most recently serving as President and CEO of the Dodge Brand and Lead Marketing Executive for the Chrysler Group. He began his 25-year tenure with Chrysler as an Industrial Engineer and held various positions in engineering, production management, finance, international business development, product and brand planning, marketing, motorsports and street and racing technology.
Silvio Angori is Pininfarina S.p.A. Chief Executive Officer since 2009 and he joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Previously he served as General Manager of the Commercial Vehicle Emissions global business unit for ArvinMeritor Inc. (now Meritor), where he worked since 1994. He has also held research position at Agusta Helicopters and Fiat Research Centre. Mr. Angori earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics from “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy.
Valentino Balboni has spent his entire working career at Automobili Lamborghini and is considered one of the most knowledgeable Lamborghini experts and ambassadors alive. As the company’s longtime test driver, he is also known as the man who has driven 80 percent of Lamborghini’s entire production.
Mr. Balgoni started at Lamborghini in 1968 as an apprentice mechanic and then worked in the internal Customer Service Department where he constantly build up passion and knowledge of every Lamborghini models built.On September 1973 he was officially appointed test driver after training for a year with senior instructor Bob Wallace. He participated in testing all of the production cars of those times, including the Miura, Countach, Espada, Jarama, Urraco, and Jalpa. He later became the Research and Development test driver, and his first development project was the Diablo.
On February 2009 Automobili Lamborghini decided to produce a limited special version of the Gallardo named Valentino Balboni LP550-2 to honor his 40 years of devotion to the Company.
Mr. Balboni is now external consultant to Lamborghini, focused on overseeing vintage Lamborghini restorations.
A daring and influential designer whose work has provoked endless discussion, Chris Bangle is best known for his tenure as Chief of Design for the BMW group, where he was responsible for bringing the designs of the BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce into the twenty-first century.
After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Mr. Bangle began his career at Opel in 1981, and later moved to Fiat where he designed the brazen Coupe Fiat. In 1992, he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW where his mandate to “strategize emotion” energized the brand, updating BMW’s classic design with the bold, sculptural lines that helped BMW become the global leader in premium car sales and brought in legions of new fans. During his time at BMW, he introduced GINA, an experimental concept roadster that explored the amazing effects of replacing the rigid metal skin of a car with a one of fabric that can change shape and better respond to the challenges of manufacturing and aerodynamics.
In 2009, after pushing car design language to its limits for twenty-eight years, Mr. Bangle announced his departure from the auto industry—but not from car design. Today, as managing director of Chris Bangle Associates, he pursues his own design-related endeavors from his studio in Italy, focusing on new ideas and cutting-edge innovation. He also lectures, teaches and consults.
Dr. Ulrich Bez has been the Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin since 2000. The company, now celebrating its centenary year, has operated independently for the last six years, and Dr. Bez has been responsible for its rapid growth. During this period, Aston Martin has returned to competitive motorsport, and more than 20 new models have been introduced, including the DB9, the One-77, the V12 Zagato and the new supercar—the Vanquish shown here at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Prior to joining Aston Martin, Dr. Bez led the product design and development of the BMW Z1, the Porsche 993 and the Daewoo Matiz.
A skilled racer, Dr. Bez regularly competes in the Nürburgring 24-hour race, and he recently piloted the 1959 Le Mans–winning DBR1 at Le Mans in honor of Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori.
Michael Bock is Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic and CEO of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, which is among the most fascinating cars museums worldwide. He has both a technical and a commercial background, and having worked for Mercedes-Benz for 32 years, he also has a deep understanding of its history and its cars.
Mercedes-Benz Classic has an archive with information that dates from the invention of the car in 1886 up to today. It also restores Mercedes cars and manages the worldwide supply and reproduction of original spare parts for these cars.
Mr. Bock is a strong supporter of originality. He also appreciates the cultural aspects of collecting and preserving cars, and he is devoted to helping people move from a fascination with cars to an experience with them.
Stephen F. Brauer
St. Louis, Missouri
Stephen Brauer is Chairman and CEO of Hunter Engineering Company, which designs, manufactures, and sells computer-based automotive service equipment to automobile manufacturers and dealers worldwide.
In June 2001 President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Brauer as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, where he served until September 2003. He is a past member of the Smithsonian National Board and is active in numerous charitable and civic organizations.
Mr. Brauer is a longtime collector of American classic cars, Springfield Rolls-Royce, and postwar coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Thomas Bryant retired from Road & Track magazine in 2008 after 20 years as Editor-in-Chief, capping his 36-year career. Shortly after becoming Editor-in-Chief Mr. Bryant initiated the Road & Track Trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours for “the car the editors would most like to drive.”
Prior to his publishing career, Mr. Bryant spent two years as a Foreign Service Officer, and he later worked in radio broadcasting. But his love of cars led him to the Road & Track family in 1972.
Moray Callum is Executive Director of Ford Americas Design. He is responsible for the design of all cars and trucks created in Ford’s North and South America studios, and he guides the design of Lincoln and Mercury products.
Since 2006, Mr. Callum has been responsible for implementing and executing the design strategy involving all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and car-based crossovers. He oversaw the design of the 2010 Taurus and directed the teams that developed the 2010 Mustang, Fusion and Mercury Milan designs. He first joined Ford in 1995.
Previously, Mr. Callum was head of Mazda’s worldwide design. He has also worked for Chrysler Corporation UK, Peugeot-Citroën PSA, and Ghia Spa.
In January, 2012, Christopher Chapman joined the Hyundai Motor Group as Chief Designer and Director at Hyundai Design North America in Irvine, California.
Mr. Chapman had previously worked at BMW Designworks USA since 1994, most recently overseeing vehicle design as Director and guiding several advanced and production programs, including the X5, X3, and Z4. Earlier in his career there, he designed the X5 Sport Activity Vehicle and the X Coupe concept. He also designed the CS1 concept shown at Geneva in 2002, followed by the 1 Series coupe and its touring and cabriolet versions.
At the start of his career, after graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1989, Mr. Chapman joined Isuzu in Cerritos, California, and was lead designer of the XU1- a gull-winged SUV which won Best Concept at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show.
Wayne K. Cherry
Bloomfield Hills Michigan
A graduate of Art Center, Wayne Cherry joined GM in 1962, spending 26 years in Europe where he became responsible for the design of all GM European vehicles.
As Vice President of Design from 1992 to 2004 he was personally responsible for the new design direction for Cadillac and helped to reestablish GM as a design leader with a wide range of concepts from Autonomy to Solstice, and the Cadillac concepts Evoq and Cadillac Sixteen.
Retired after 42 years, Mr. Cherry is a consultant with MIT, P&G’s Design Board, and he designed the VSR sports rod.
Miles C. Collier
Miles C. Collier, a retired business executive, is a practicing artist, investor, philanthropist, and a noted authority on vintage automobiles. He is the founder of the Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples as well as the founding supporter of the Stanford-Revs initiative. For the last ten years, Mr. Collier has conducted a biennial symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Automobile that brings together automobile collectors and faculty from around the world to discuss critical issues in collecting and preserving important historic automobiles.
Mr. Collier’s interest in art was nurtured at Yale University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting. However, family business intervened. With an MBA from Columbia University, he went to work. In 1995, when his business career culminated after 25 years as Managing Partner of Collier Enterprises, he made the decision to make painting his next career. In 1996, he entered the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where he studied for three years with the noted Graham Nickson. Today, he paints professionally. His special interest is in issues relating to visual perception.
His interest in education and philanthropy is concentrated in the post-secondary arena. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Eckerd College, a small private liberal arts college with a national reputation.
Keith E. Crain
Keith Crain is Chairman of Crain Communications, a privately held company that publishes over 30 business, trade and consumer publications and employs approximately 1,000 people in 18 offices internationally. His responsibilities include serving as editor-in-chief of several publications including Automotive News. Additionally, he is editorial director of AutoWeek. In 2002, Mr. Crain launched Automobilwoche (meaning Automobile Week), a German-language newspaper covering the entire new-vehicle industry, from suppliers to automakers to franchised dealers.
Luc Donckerwolke has served as Director of Design for Volkswagen since August 2011. This past September he was appointed Bentley Director of Design.
He previously served as Head of Design for Seat from 2005 to 2011, overseeing cars such as the Ibiza and its Sport Coupe and ST variants, as well as the Tribu, Ibiza Vaillante, IBZ, IBE, IBX and IBL concepts. And as Design Director of Lamborghini from 1998 to 2005, he oversaw the Diablo GT and 6.0; the Murcielago Coupe, Barchetta, Roadster and R-GT, the Gallardo and Gallardo Spider, the Concept S and the Concept M.
While at Audi in the 1990s, Mr. Donckerwolke worked on the A4 Avant (B5) and the Audi Sport (DTM, STW) and oversaw the AL2 and concept, the A2, the R8 Le Mans. Early in his career, he also worked at Skoda and Peugeot. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design.
Orchard Lake, Michigan
Jim Farley is Ford Motor Company’s executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, and also has operating responsibility as the senior global leader for Lincoln, working with the company’s business units and functions on the reinvention of Lincoln as a world-class, global luxury brand.
Mr. Farley leads the company’s drive to connect even more closely with customers through integrated global marketing, advertising, digital communications, brand development and research. He also works in close alignment with the company’s global product development teams on future models. And he leads the company’s global sales and service operations.
Mr. Farley joined Ford in 2007 following a 17-year career with Toyota that included senior roles with Lexus, Toyota Division and Scion. He is an avid automotive enthusiast with a collection of significant cars ranging from a 1934 Ford hot rod to a 1964 USRRC Shelby cobra that he vintage races.
Jackie L. Frady
Jackie Frady is President of the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada, and has served as Executive Director since 1992. The Museum was recently named “One of America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums” by AutoWeek. It exhibits more than 200 automobiles, the majority of which are from the famous collection of the legendary gaming pioneer and collector, Bill Harrah.
Frady is editor and author of two books published by the Museum, including Against All Odds about the 1908 New York to Paris Race won by the Museum’s 1907 Thomas Flyer, as well as the Museum’s magazine, Precious Metal.
Frady is President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Automobile Museums and chairs the association’s Marketing Committee. She is also President of the local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, and is a Past President of the Nevada Museums Association, among other professional affiliations.
Bay Harbor, Michigan
Tom Gale joined Chrysler in 1967. He became Vice President of Design, President of International Operations, and Executive Vice President of Product Development before retiring from the Board of Management in 2000.
Throughout his career Mr. Gale has been active with automotive design. He was responsible for the creation of over 50 concept and show vehicles, along with a multitude of production vehicles like Viper, Ram Truck, Minivan, and Chrysler 300.
San Francisco, California
Ed Gilbertson served as Chief Judge for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance from 1999 through 2012, and he previously served as Chief Class Judge for the Ferrari Classes for fifteen years. He continues to serve as a member of the Pebble Beach Selection Committee. He is also the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America.
Mr. Gilbertson is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile, a Senior Advisor to the Historic Vehicle Association and a member of the International Advisory Board for the FIVA Technical Commission.
He has been involved in concours judging for over 35 years and has been Chief Judge or held other high-ranking judging positions at events such as the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours, the FF40 concours in Brussels, Belgium, and the 60th Anniversary of Ferrari concours. He also judged at the Hurlingham Club and Parc de Bagatelle.
He is a contributing editor for Cavallino magazine, co-author of a book on the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California, and a contributing author for the recently published book on The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles. A member of several marque clubs, he served as Regional Director for the Ferrari Club of America and President of the Ferrari Owners Club.
Hurley Haywood, winner of more endurance classics than any other driver in racing history, has five Daytona 24 Hour wins, three Le Mans 24 Hour wins, and two Sebring 12 Hour wins. Vice President of Brumos Porsche, he also serves as Chief Driving Instructor for the Porsche Sport Driving School and Brumos Driving Experience.
Retiring from full-time driving in 2008, Mr. Haywood returned to the Brumos #59 for the Rolex 24, scoring third place in 2009 and fifth in 2011 as Brumos’ returned to GT competition and claimed the championship. The year 2012 marked his final run for the 50th Daytona 24. It was also his 40th Rolex 24 start, appropriately ending in Victory Lane with a third place finish.
His honors include induction into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the Sebring Hall of Fame and Watkins Glen’s “Legends of the Glen.” He was also chosen Grand Marshal for the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Newport Beach, California
Kevin Hunter is President of Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American design studio, Calty Design Research. He was appointed to this position in 2007 and is the first American to serve in this role. As such, he is responsible for overseeing research, advanced design and production design at studios in Newport Beach, and San Francisco, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Calty creates innovative designs for the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. The most recent accomplishments under Mr. Hunter’s direction are the Lexus LF-LC sports coupe concept, 2013 Lexus GS interior and the 2013 Toyota Avalon.
He previously held various design positions within the company, including Vice President and Chief Designer. He was also a design contributor for the 1983 FXV Tokyo Motor Show concept car, 1990 Celica and last generation Supra.
Summit, New Jersey
Paul J. Ingrassia, the managing editor of Reuters, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author who has written extensively about the auto industry for 25 years. His latest book, published by Simon and Schuster in May 2012, is Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars.
Mr. Ingrassia spent 31 years at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company, Dow Jones, as a reporter, editor and executive before his departure in 2007. As the Journal’s Detroit bureau chief from 1985 to 1994, Mr. Ingrassia won a Pulitzer Prize (along with his deputy, Joseph B. White) in 1993 for coverage of the prior year’s crisis at General Motors. The two also won a Loeb Award that year. Mr. Ingrassia’s broadcast appearances include Meet the Press, CNBC, various National Public Radio programs, the PBS Newshour and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
A nationally known automotive historian, Leo Levine began his racing career while working as a newspaperman in Europe in the 1950s, driving for Porsche, BMW and NSU in Europe and South America before confining his efforts to the typewriter at the end of 1960.
Mr. Levine was the syndicated auto writer for The New York Herald Tribune, he wrote the Ford Motor Company racing history Ford: The Dust and the Glory, and he has been a contributing editor for a number of magazines. He was the general manager of public relations for Mercedes-Benz of North America from 1969 to 1988, the period of that marque’s greatest growth on this continent. He is currently a contract writer for The New York Times.
Jochen Mass is a racing great with numerous successes to his credit. As a Formula 1 racer from 1973 to 1982, he drove for Surtees, McLaren, ATS and Arrows, among others. Before and after his Formula 1 career, he scored many wins in sports cars, most often driving Porsche or Mercedes-Benz sports prototypes. With Hans-Joachim Stuck, he won the 24 Hours of Spa in 1972, and he went on to win the World Sportscar Championship that year. In 1987, with Bobby Rahal, he won the 12 Hours of Sebring, and in 1989 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was also involved in IROC, the International Race of Champions, and in IMSA, the International Motor Sports Association.
San Francisco, California
Tom Matano has been the Executive Director of the School of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2002.
Mr. Matano has over thirty years of experience in the automotive design industry, holding positions at GM Design in the United States, GM Holden in Australia, and BMW in Germany. In 1983 he joined Mazda’s American design team, and from 1999 to 2002 he worked at Mazda headquarters in Japan as an Executive Designer in charge of the Chief Designers group. While with Mazda he oversaw the designs of the MPV, MX 5, RX 7 and many other projects.
Michael Mauer heads the Porsche Design Department. As such, he is responsible for the design and styling of automotive and industrial products.
Mr. Mauer studied design at the Polytechnic in Pforzheim in the mid-1980s, and then secured his first job in design at Mercedes-Benz AG. While there he oversaw the design of the Mercedes-Benz V Class models, the first generation of SLK, the A Class, SKL and SL models. He later moved to the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Tokyo and then to MCC Smart GmbH. In 2000, Mr. Mauer moved to Saab as Executive Director of Design, and in 2003 he took on responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe. He has been with Porsche since 2004.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denise McCluggage has been driving cars since she could pedal. She has raced cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and others, winning trophies on three continents in both races and rallies. She is an award-winning journalist and author, a columnist for AutoWeek, and the only journalist in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. Her photography and writing can be found online at www.denisemccluggage.com.
Sir Stirling Moss was British Champion for ten years, taking part in over 500 races, hill climbs, rallies and record attempts. He still holds the 1,500 cc record at over 240 mph. He won over 200 international Formula 1, 2, 3 and Sports Car Races, including the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, and the Tourist Trophy seven times. He was Knighted in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2000.
West Sussex, England
Torsten Müller-Ötvüs is Chief Executive Officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.
Mr. Müller-Ötvüs began his career with BMW in 1988. The youngest manager ever to be appointed to the BMW Group Top leadership group, he has held a number of senior marketing positions in BMW, including relaunching the MINI from 1999 to 2004.
He joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2010 and is based at the company’s head office and manufacturing plant in Goodwood, West Sussex, England.
Professor Gordon Murray
Born and educated in Durban, South Africa, Gordon Murray designed, built, and raced his own sports car, the IGM Ford, while still in his early 20s. He joined the Brabham Formula 1 Team as Technical Director in 1969, winning two world championships in 17 years there, and he joined McLaren Racing as Technical Director in 1988, immediately winning three consecutive championships. In 1990, he helped to establish McLaren Cars Ltd., which created the F1 Road Car and the successful Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren program.
In July 2007, Gordon Murray Design was established to develop innovative and disruptive automotive manufacturing technology, trademarked iStream®, along with the T.25 and T.27, radical city cars central to both the development and validation of the iStream®.
Shiro Nakamura is Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer for Nissan Motor Company. He joined Nissan Motor Company in 1999 and led the revitalization of the company’s design culture and vehicles for Nissan and Infiniti brands. Vehicles such as the 370Z, Murano, GT-R, Juke and Infiniti FX are a few examples of his iconic work. Currently in the middle of an intensive product blitz, recent designs from Shiro include the Nissan Altima, Nissan Resonance concept, Infiniti Q50 and the Infiniti EMERG-E concept.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dan Neil is the automotive critic for The Wall Street Journal. His book, The Impossible Connection: The Greatest Cars of the 20th Century, was recently published by Assouline. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and, he wants you to know, he was the valedictorian of his class at Schwab Welding School.
Michael J. O’Brien
Costa Mesa, California
Michael J. O’Brien, a 30-year industry veteran, rejoined Hyundai in June 2010 as vice president of corporate and product planning. As such, he is responsible for guiding strategic development of Hyundai’s entire model lineup of cars and crossovers, identifying opportunities to extend into new segments, and tailoring Hyundai vehicles for the U.S. market.
From 1987 to 1996, Mr. O’Brien held key roles with Hyundai’s product planning team and parts and accessories division. Most recently, he spent 14 years with Toyota Motor Sales, USA. As a corporate manager within the corporate planning division, he oversaw all of Toyota’s U.S. product strategy, and his responsibilities extended into Mexico, where he was responsible for all Toyota nameplates and brands with a focus on market planning.
Mr. O’Brien’s past experience includes key marketing, product planning and field operations positions with Nissan Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company. He is an avid recreational pilot, currently flying a restored French fighter jet in various exhibitions on the West Coast.
Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Paefgen is retired from his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors and President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. from 2002 to 2011. He also held general power of attorney for Volkswagen AG.
After earning a doctorate in mechanical engineering, Dr. Paefgen worked for the Ford Motor Company. In 1980 he moved to Audi AG, where he held various senior management positions over the ensuing two decades. He became a member of its Board of Management in 1995 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1998. From 1998 until 2002 he was also President of Automobili Lamborghini SpA.
Horacio Pagani founded Pagani Automobili S.p.A., an Italian Supercar manufacturer, in 1993. He previously managed Lamborghini’s composites division, having worked for Lamborghini from 1984 to 1992.
In the late 1980s Mr. Pagani began designing his own car, then referred to as the “C8 Project” and later to be named the C8 the “Fangio F1” to honor Pagani’s friend and mentor, the five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. By 1991 Mr. Pagani had established Modena Design to meet the increasing demand for his design, engineering, and prototyping services. And in 1993 he started the construction of the Fangio F1 prototype. The following year, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Horacio Pagani with their V12 engines, and the two companies have had an ongoing relationship.
In 1999 at the Geneva Motorshow Pagani Automobili rocked the automotive world with the unveiling of the Pagani Zonda supercar, followed by roadgoing versions such as the Zonda C12 and the Zonda Cinque as well as the uncompromising track version, the Zonda R. In 2011 Pagani Automobili presented Mr. Pagani’s latest creation, the Pagani Huayra. And earlier this year Pagani unleashed the ultimate Zonda, the track-oriented Revolucion hypercar.
Christian Philippsen is Louis Vuitton’s ambassador to the automobile community and in recent years he has chaired the Louis Vuitton Classic Awards judges panel. He is also a consultant with various companies, mainly in the field of automotive design and events organization. His list of clients includes Christie’s, Pininfarina, Michelin, and Renault.
Mr. Philippsen started his career by assisting Jacques Swaters, the Belgian Ferrari importer of Ecurie Francorchamps fame, and he is the former publisher of the respected annual Automobile Year.
Dr. Ian Robertson
Ian Robertson has been a Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG since March 2008 and is responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW and Sales Channels BMW Group. He hails from Oswestry, Shropshire and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He started his career in the automotive industry as a Graduate Trainee with the Rover Group in Great Britain 34 years ago and has worked in a variety of positions since then.
From 1988 to 1994 Mr. Robertson held various management roles at the Rover Group, including Purchasing Director, before being promoted to Managing Director at Land Rover Vehicles. He served as Managing Director at BMW South Africa from 1999 to 2005 before becoming the Chairman and Chief Executive for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd in 2005. Mr. Robertson was awarded an honorary doctorate by Aston University in July 2011 for his outstanding service and achievements in the fields of business and engineering.
Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber joined Bentley as Chairman and CEO and Bugatti as President in September 2012. Prior to these roles, he was CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Dr. Schreiber, who holds a PhD in engineering, joined the Volkswagen Group in 1984 and was appointed to the Management Board in 1996, when he was made head of transmission and drivetrain development at the Volkswagen brand. In 2003 Dr. Schreiber moved to Bugatti Engineering to take up the role of Technical Director. And in 2005 he became also Managing Director of the super-sports car company, a position he held until 2011.
Dr. Schreiber was appointed Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in 2006 and was made Speaker for the Board of Management (CEO) in February 2010.
Manvendra Singh Barwani
His Highness Rana Manvendra Singh belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh. With a keen interest in automobiles from an early age, he successfully melded his passionate hobby with work, starting India’s first vintage and classic car restoration workshop in 1978. Today he is a well-known and respected authority on vintage and classic cars in India. As such, he has been featured on numerous television programs, and he has written for a multitude of publications. He co-authored the book Automobiles of the Maharajas with Sharada Dwivedi.
A founding member of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India, Manvendra Singh serves as Curator for the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance and has judged at many other car events. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians.
Martin Smith has served as Executive Design Director for Ford of Europe since 2004. He is also responsible for design at Ford Asia Pacific and Africa.
Prior to joining Ford of Europe, Mr. Smith was Executive Director of Design for Opel and Vauxhall, and before that he was Vehicle Line Design Director for Adam Opel AG, with responsibility for compact cars. From 1977 to 1997 he held various positions at Audi AG, overseeing Audi’s external design studio in Munich beginning in 1984. In 1991, he became Audi’s Chief Designer Interior.
Mr. Smith began his career as designer for Porsche AG in 1973.
Sir Jackie Stewart
Born in 1939, Sir Jackie was involved with cars from an early age. He left school at 15 and found his personal voice in sport—first as an Olympic-class shot, then in motor racing.
Sir Jackie’s career took off internationally in 1965 when, at Monza, he scored the first of his 27 Grand Prix Championship victories. During his career, he was crowned three-time World Champion and achieved a total of 27 victories, out of 99 races. In 1988, with his son Paul, he formed Paul Stewart Racing, and subsequently, in 1996, he formed Stewart Grand Prix, which was later sold to the Ford Motor Company.
Sir Jackie has been involved with Rolex for 45 years, with Moet & Chandon for 44 years, and with the Ford Motor Company for 40 years. In 2011, Sir Jackie joined the Genii Business Exchange as Strategic Advisor, and Genii Capital owns the Lotus F1 Team.
Sir Jackie is President of Dyslexia Scotland, Founder and Trustee of the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust, President of the Springfield Club, and Vice-President of the Scottish International Education Trust, the British Racing Drivers’ Club and the British Dyslexia Association. He a Patron of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame and Honorary President of the Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association. Sir Jackie was awarded the OBE in 1972 and was knighted in 2001.
Hau Thai-Tang was recently named Ford Motor Company Group Vice President, Global Purchasing. Back in April 2012 he was appointed a corporate officer and named Ford Motor Company’s Vice President, Engineering, Global Product Development. He previously served as Executive Director, Global Product Programs, as Director, Product Development, Ford South America Operations and as Director, Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team.
Mr. Thai-Tang served as chief engineer for the Mustang program, leading the development and launch of the 2005 model year Mustang, and as chief engineer for Vehicle Engineering in Ford’s North American Car, Lifestyle Vehicles business unit, leading the functional attribute development of the Ford Thunderbird, Mustang, and Windstar vehicle lines. He has also served as vehicle engineering manager on the Lincoln LS.
Mr. Thai-Tang served as race engineer for Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti on Ford’s Newman/Haas IndyCar team in1993, contributing to six victories, eleven podium finishes and the overall driver’s and manufacturer’s championship. He was awarded the Young Leadership and Excellence Award by the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2001. He also was named the Asian Executive of the Year by On Wheels Inc. in 2006.
Freeman J. Thomas
Freeman Thomas is the Design Director for Ford Motor Company’s Strategic Concepts Group-California, responsible for advanced global design activities. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree.
Prior to Ford, Mr. Thomas began his career as a designer at Porsche AG in Weissach Germany where he was fortunate to be part of the 959 design team. His career then took him to Audi AG as a Chief Designer and to VW AG as a Chief Designer where, with J Mays he co-conspired the Volkswagen Concept 1/New Beetle in 1994 and conceptualized and designed the original Audi TT concepts in 1995. In 1999 Mr. Thomas joined DaimlerChrysler as VP of Advanced Design Strategy. In this role, he led his team in creating the “Noble American Sedan,” which became the new Chrysler 300 Sedan. Since joining Ford in 2005, he is leading his advanced design team in creating internal “whitespace” design strategies and together they have created many celebrated concept vehicles, most recently, the 2010 Ford Start Concept, which débuted in Beijing, China.
Gorden Wagener became Vice President Design for Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Vans & Daimler Trucks in mid-2008. Before that, he was the Director of Strategic Design and Advanced Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars in California. He was involved in developing models of the A, B, C, CLK, E, S, M and R Classes and the SL, SKL and SLR McLaren sports cars.
Honoring his commitment to the training of younger generations, Mr. Wagener was appointed Professor h.c. of the University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary, and Doctor h.c. of the Technical University of Sofia. He has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Essen, and he attended the Royal College of Art in London where he specialized in Transportation Design.
Edward T. Welburn Jr.
Edward T. Welburn Jr. was appointed GM Vice President—Global Design in March 2005, and is responsible for the design of all GM products worldwide. He was previously Vice President Design of GM North America since October 2003.
Mr. Welburn began his General Motors career in 1972, working in various production and advanced car and truck design studios in the United States and in Germany. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Welburn has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Fine Arts at Howard University where he studied sculpture and product design.
As of 1 January 2005, Stephan Winkelmann has served as President and CEO of Automobili Lamboghini S.p.A. since January 2005. The growth of the Company since his arrival has been distinguished by one of the most highly esteemed turn-around programs in the automotive and luxury sectors.
In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious decoration of Grand Officer in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. And in 2012, in Chicago, he received the Global Leadership Award from the Italian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).
Mr. Winkelmann was born in Berlin in 1964 and grew up in Rome, Italy, where he studied Political Science. After getting his degree, he spent two years as a paratrooper in the Germany Army, taking leave as Lieutenant. After a brief experience at a German financial institution, he focused his professional career in the automotive industry, first at Mercedes-Benz and from 1994 at Fiat Auto, where he became CEO of Fiat Auto Austria, Switzerland and, lastly, of Fiat Auto Germany.
Surrey, United Kingdom
Allan Winn has been the Director of the Brooklands Museum, on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, since 2003.
Born in New Zealand in 1950, Mr. Winn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for 29 years in publishing in the United Kingdom on a variety of technical and engineering magazines including Commercial Motor, and for the last 14 of those years he edited and published Flight International.
He has been competing, largely in vintage motorsport events, since 1969, and served for 17 years on the Committee of the Vintage Sports Car Club. A liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, he drives his own 1929 Bentley 3 Litre when not exercising Brooklands Museum’s historic vehicles.
Kazunori Yamauchi, a game creator in Japan, is renowned for the Gran Turismo game series that has sold over 70 million units worldwide. Joining Sony Music Entertainment Inc. in 1992, he was involved in the startup of the Sony Playstation. Transferring to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in 1994, he produced his first title, MotorToon Grand Prix, and, in 1997, the first of the GranTurismo series, which sold approximately 10.85 million units worldwide. He established Polyphony Digital Inc. in 1998, of which he is President. He has been a board member for the Japan Car of the Year awards since 2001. With racing being his recent passion, he completed this year’s ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race in a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
Andrea Zagato is the third generation Zagato to head Coachwork Zagato since its founding in 1919. In his time the firm has built solidly on its reputation for innovative styling that embodies advanced engineering.
Zagato is today a world-renowned atelier expressing Italian excellence in the creation of exclusive bodyworks in extremely limited production runs—from 9 to 999 units. An atelier in the third millennium must be able to reconcile time-honored workshop experience with state-of-the-art design and development technologies.
Class Judges with 30+ Years of Experience
Jerry Rosenstock 41
William Burchett 40
Jack Passey 40
Robert Kellner 39
Kent Wakeford 38
Kenneth Gooding 36
Theodore Raines 35
Richard Riddell 34
Carl Steig 34
Steve Morton 33
Gordon Apker 32
William Davis 31
Ed Gilbertson 30
Class Judges with 25+ Years of Experience
Chris Bock 29
Neal Kirkham 29
Rod Marconi 29
Roger Morrison 29
Bob Devlin 28
Richard Adatto 27
Siegfried Linke 27
Alan McEwan 27
Jim Hull 26
Stephen Dean 25
Brian Pollock 25
Class Judges with 20+ Years of Experience
Ken Gross 24
Knox Kershaw 24
Leo Levine 24
Jim Stranberg 24
Ivan Zaremba 24
John Ling 23
Christian Philippsen 23
Diane Brandon 22
Tom Gale 22
John Clinard 20
David Smith 20
Denise McCluggage 20