Honorary Awards for Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®
Featured Marque Award
This award goes to the automobile that best embodies the spirit of the featured Marque, which is determined each year by the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance committee. The award is voted on by the Chairman, the Chief Judge, the Chief Honorary Judge, the Chief Class Judge and select Honorary Judges.
Chairman Classic Car Award
Chairman Classic Car Award is awarded by the chairman to the most deserving classic car.
Briggs Cunningham Award
Briggs Cunningham Award is selected by an Honorary Judge Team and awarded to the most exciting American automobile. Cunningham was a great American sportsman who raced cars and yachts and was also a race car builder, driver, team owner, sports car manufacturer and automobile collector. He amassed a high-quality collection of automobiles that were displayed at the former Cunningham Museum in Costa Mesa, California.
Catherine Thyen Award
Catherine Thyen Award is selected by Catherine Thyen with assistance of a Concours Committee Member and awarded by an Honorary Judge Team to an exhibitor who has contributed the most time and energy to the event over the past three years. Catherine Thyen was involved in founding the original ATSC Concours d'Elegance® which was the origin of the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®.
Design Achievement Award - Closed
Design Achievement Award is awarded to the car judged best in design of a closed automobile at the Concours Selected by an Honorary Judge Team.
Design Achievement Award - Open
The Design Achievement Award is awarded to the car judged best in design of an open automobile at the Concours Selected by an Honorary Judge Team.
Meguiar's "Finish Fantastique" Award
Meguiar's "Finish Fantastique" Award is selected by Barry Meguiar plus one Honorary Judge and awarded to the car with the best finish.
Honorary Judges Choice
The Honorary Judges Choice is selected by all Honorary Judges and awarded to the favorite automobile on the show field.
Elegance Award, Pre-War
The Elegance Award, Pre-War is selected by an Honorary Judge Team and is awarded to the most elegant Pre-war automobile at the Concours.
Elegance Award, Post-War
The Elegance Award, Post-War is selected by an Honorary Judge Team and awarded to the most elegant Post-war automobile at the Concours.
Best of Show
Best of Show is chosen from among First in Class winners through a tally of ballots selected by the Chairman, the Chief Judge, the Chief Honorary Judge, the Chief Class Judges, the Honorary Judges, and select Class Judges.