Sandhills Motoring Festival judging utilize the Werks Reunion judging rules and standards as used at Werks in Carmel and Amelia Island.

Best in Show Sporting

Car: 1952 Siata 300BC
Owner: Scott & Jamie Celiewich, Winter Park, FL

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Best In Show Touring

Car: 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K
Owner: Robert Jepson, Jr., Savannah GA


Chairman’s Award

Car: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Roadster
Owner: Jim Ballheim

Mayor’s Award

Car: 1934 SS1 Touring
Owner: Chris Lapinski

President’s Award

Car: 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S
Owner: Larry Holloway

Hagerty Youth Judge’s Award

Car: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Owner: Tommy Couch

Most Significant American Car

Car: 1931 Buick Series 60 Phaeton
Owner: Tom Treharne

Most Significant European Car

Car: 1935/1949 Frazer Nash BMW 315
Owner: Dale Critz, Jr.

Bjorn Nordemo Memorial Award – Most Significant Mercedes-Benz

Car: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Owner: John Byrne

Russell Fleury Memorial Award – Most Significant Porsche

Car: 1989 Porsche Slant Nose
Owner: Ray Theiss

Car I would most like to take to the Racetrack

Car: 1988 Porsche 944
Owner: Colin Dougherty

Longleaf Craftsman Award – Selected by Ben Own

Car: 1931 Buick Series 60 Phaeton
Owner: Tom Treharne

MBCA Award of Excellence for Best Mercedes

Car: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5
Owner: Fred Zell

Spirit of Preservation – Selected by Mark Moskowitz

Car: 1984 Datsun 300 ZX
Owner: Ken Sanborn


Class 1 – Porsche through 1973
Winner: 1973 Porsche 914 Owned by: Bobby Woodruff
Sandhills Award: 1964 Porsche 356 SC Owned by: Cody Bowman

Class 2 – Porsche 1974-1998
Winner: 1977 Porsche Euro Carrera 3.0 Owned by: Chad Holderfield
Sandhills Award: 1994 Porsche 928 GTS Owned by: William Suite

Class 3 – Ferrari Supercars
Winner: 2003 Ferrari 360 Owned by: Paul Gordon
Sandhills Award: 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider Italia Owned by: Kendall Roy

Class 4 – Corvettes through 1973
Winner: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Owned by: David Bell
Sandhills Award: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Owned by: David Nierle

Class 5 – Corvettes 1974-2022
Winner: 2013 Chevrolet C6 Corvette Coupe Owned by: Thomas Meyer
Sandhills Award: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Owned by: Mark Alter

Class 6 – Micro Cars
Winner: 1948 Crosley CC Owned by: Curtis Coulthard
Sandhills Award: 1959 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite Owned by: Renee Jamison

Class 7- Macro Cars
Winner: 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Owned by: Colin Chinn
Sandhills Award: 1965 Cadillac Deville Owned by: Elijah Smith

Class 8 – Automobile Owners Under 30
Winner: 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Owned by: Colton Roberts
Sandhills Award: 2016 Volkswagon GTI Owned by: Mathew Mueller

Class 9 – Mercedes-Benz Pagoda
Winner: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Owned by: Bernie Long
Sandhills Award: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Owned by: Bill Head

Class 10 – Mercedes-Benz 1965-1985
Winner: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5 Owned by: Fred Zell
Sandhills Award: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 CD Owned by: Nick Grdina

Class 11 – Japanese Sports Cars
Winner: 1993 Mazda RX-7 Owned by: Christina Erwin
Sandhills Award: 1995 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Owned by: Paul & Lisa Pepe

Class 12 – Vintage Race Cars
Winner: 1961 Chaparral Mark 1 Owned by: Jose Fernandez
Sandhills Award: 1935/1949 Frazer Nash BMW 315 Owned by: Dale Critz, Jr.

Class 13 – Super Cars
Winner: 2016 Dodge Viper SRT Owned by: Larry Martof
Sandhills Award: 2020 McLaren 720S Performance Spider Owned by: Duane Barlow

Class 14 – Pinehurst Country Club Cars
Winner: 1966 Plymouth Satellite Owned by: Edward Hostetter
Sandhills Award: 1933 Ford Coupe Owned by: Constance Miazga

Class 15A – American Classics through 1970
Winner: 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Owned by: Phil & Mary Farese
Sandhills Award: 1931 Packard 840 Owned by: Mitch Pinion

Class 15B – European Classics through 1970
Winner: 1938 Mercedez-Benz 540K Owned by: Robert S. Jepson, Jr.
Sandhills Award: 1934 SS1 Touring Owned by: Chris Lapinski

Class 15C – American Sports Cars through 1970    
Winner: 1966 Ford Mustang Owned by: Corey Ingle
Sandhills Award: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Owned by: Brittany Bronson

Class 15D – European Sports Cars through 1970
Winner: 1952 Siata 300 BC Owned by: Scott Cielewich
Sandhills Award: 1972 BMW CSL Owned by: Scott Hughes

Class 16 – Motorcycles
Winner: 1967 Triumph Daytona Owned by: Justin Cole
Sandhills Award: 1936 Harley Davidson VLH Owned by: Andrew Meislin

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