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The 2023 Renaissance Euro Fest will be held
Friday, October 13 - Saturday the 14th.
The 2022 Renaissance Euro Fest was by all accounts a beautiful day and enjoyed by thousands of spectators. The show field was very diverse with most countries and marques being well represented. The Friday, escorted, ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive in Honor of Queen Elizabeth was led by British cars, with our Featured Marque, Land Rover leading the pack.
Once again, after two years of Covid caution, we gathered inside Lee Michael's Fine Jewlery for our Welcome Reception, "Packet Party" and were served special hors D'oeuvres by the staff of the new Italian restaurant in The Renaissance, ENZO osteria as owner Robert St. John welcomed all to his new restaurant. Many then dined on a very enjoyable Italian buffet.
Judging started right on time Saturday morning and winners were presented with ribbons and trophies after Class point calculations. See Winners List Below. The remainder of the day allowed judges to join others to view the show of 14 Classes and special features such as the ebay motors exhibit of five autos and a motorcycle in front of their transporter, which was positioned next to a drop-dead delicious Bar-B-Q vender. Also returning this year, was crown favorite Bavarian Band, The Delta Krauts who performed at The Clock Tower. See Scenes of Succes Photos below.
The Featured Marque of the 2022 Euro Fest was Land Rover, and did they deliver as a feature. Fourteen were on hand from vintage to current. In honor of Queen Elizabeth, they led our ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive on Friday with Union Jacks flowing as they departed. Many thanks to the Poole family for bringing out their collection as well as encouraging other to join them.
1966 Land Rover 109" S2A
Best Of Featured Marque Closed
ebay motors BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE VINTAGE
Winners of the Ed Wettach "Love of the Automobile" Award
Rolls-Royce enthusiast, Gerard Hebert and Richard Branyan are recipients of the Ed Wettach Award this year. Ed was instrumental in the founding and successful beginning of the Renaissance Euro Fest. He was loved and admired by friends in and out of auto circles. Like Will Rogers, Ed never saw a man he didn't like, nor an automobile. His passion for Ferrari culminated with his ownership of Ferrari Jackson and Atlanta. He continues to be missed, especially at Euro Fest time in October.
The Wettach Family With Recipients
L to R: Richards Branyan, Son Webb Collums, Great Grandson Ed Wettach V, Son Eddie IV, Daughter Hanny, Mike Marsh, Son Eddie IV, Daughter Holly Collums, Wife Eleanor and Gerard Hebert.
SCENES OF SUCCESS
LEGENDS OF THE INTERSTATES
Once again, The Legends of the Interstates had a solid turnout of about 55 cars, consisting mostly of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW Corrals. This non-judged event continues to grow, as its laid-back atmosphere continues in popularity for a more social gathering.
List of Winners
|Best In Show|
|ebay motors BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE VINTAGE||1966 Land Rover 109 S2A||John Poole|
|BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE NOUVEAU||2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom||Billy Hawkins|
|British Closed||Best in Class||1966 Jaguar E-Type||Jack Wade|
|British Closed||Outstanding in Class||1983 Jaguar XJS||Mike Hooten|
|British Open||Best in Class||1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster||Robert Watson|
|British Open||Outstanding in Class||1957 Jaguar XK140SE||Joe Inabnett|
|British Open||Outstanding in Class||1976 Triumph TR6||Jack Torrence|
|German Closed||Best in Class||1987 BMW 325is||Jose Orench|
|German Closed||Outstanding in Class||2020 Mercedes-Benz Beast Van||Vivian Meredith|
|German Open||Best in Class||1987 Porsche 911 C||Marc Doyle|
|German Open||Outstanding in Class||1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL||Walt Puryear|
|German Open||Best in Class||1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL||Jim Stephens|
|Grand Saloon Closed||Best in Class||2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom||Billy Hawkins|
|Grand Saloon Closed||Outstanding in Class||1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur 4||Butler Tabor|
|Grand Saloon Open||Best in Class||1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche||Alex Gort|
|MG||Best in Class||1949 MG TC/EXU||John Lange|
|MG||Outstanding in Class||1974 MG Midget||Jack Orkin|
|Italian Open||Best in Class||1987 Ferrari 328 GTS||William Seale|
|Italian Open||Outstanding in Class||1958 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider||Andy Menapace|
|Nouveau Motorcycles||Best in Class||2016 BMW S1000rr premium||Franklin Burnett|
|Vintage Motorcycles||Best in Class||1966 BMW R60/2||Robert Wayne|
|Vintage Motorcycles||Outstanding in Class||1967 BSA A65||Milton Franklin|
|Featured Marque Land Rover|
|Featured Marque Closed||Best in Class||1966 Land Rover 109 S2A||John Poole|
|Featured Marque Closed||Outstanding in Class||1965 Land Rover Dormobile||Richard Poole|
|Featured Marque Open||Best in Class||1966 Land Rover 109 Series 2A||Mickey Slade|
|Featured Marque Open||Outstanding in Class||1987 Land Rover Defender||Juan Villani|
|Special Interest (Less Tthan 25 Years Old)|
|Special Interest Closed||Best in Class||2004 Lamborghini Gallordo||Brad Skinner|
|Special Interest Closed||Outstanding in Class||2010 Ferrari 458 Italia||Dominic LaValla|
|Special Interest Open||Best in Class||2016 Morgan 3 wheeler||Marc Schmitz|
|Special Interest Open||Outstanding in Class||2011 Audi R-8||Gene Phillips|
|Other European||Best in Class||1992 Saab 900 S Convertible||Sonny Ruff|
|Preservation||Best in Class||1936 AC Light Six Doctor's Coupe||Bill Silhan|
|Sponsors Choice Awards|
|Ferrari of Atlanta "La Dolce Vita" Award||2016 Ferrari 488 GTB||Keith Thompson|
|Paul Moak Volvo Safe Driving Award||2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF||Ray Welborn|
|Rolls-Royce Crown Award||1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit||Merry McSwain|
|Mercedes-Benz of Jackson "Star" Award||1979 Volkswagen Campervan||Kacy Hellings|
|Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry Gold Award||1974 Triumph TR6||David Whitfield|
|Taggart, Rimes & Wiggins, PLLC "Good Counsel" Award||1993 Cadillac Allante||Hal Caudell|