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Renaissance Euro Fest Friday - Saturday, October 13 - 14, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality

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.

Ed Wettach family
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.

List of Winners

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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
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
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