Rogers’ 1951 Mercury Takes Home Sacramento’s Custom D’Elegance Award

By Janet Bires

Nick Rogers’ 1951 Mercury sedan captured the prestigious Custom D’Elegance award at the 63th O’Reilly Sacramento Autorama. Rogers’ Merc beat out a field of amazing autos, some of which were honored with Custom D’Elegance Outstanding Awards: Jim Noteboom’s 1949 Cadillac Phantom Wagon (Engineering), Jeff James’ 1954 Chevy 210 (Paint), Matt Beckdolt’s 1954 Chevy Bel Air (Engine and Detail), and Diana Landry’s 1950 Ford Sedan (Interior).

Nick Roger's 1951 Mercury • Custom D'EleganceJustin Hills' 1960 Dodge Dart • H.A. Bagdasarian - World's Most Beautiful CustomJohn D'Agostino's 1940 Cadillac • King of Customs
Nick Roger’s 1951 Mercury
(Custom D’Elegance)
Justin Hills’ 1960 Dodge Dart
(H.A. Bagdasarian – World’s Most Beautiful Custom)
Dan Coleman’s 1956 Ford
(Best Custom, Best in Class)

Sacramento also presented a number of special local awards to notable vehicles. John D’Agostino’s 1940 Cadillac was named King of Customs, and it also earned the Sam Barris Memorial Award. The H.A. Bagdasarian – World’s Most Beautiful Custom Award went to Justin Hills’ 1960 Dodge Dart, while Mike Garner’s 1951 Lincoln took home the Joe Bailon Award and West Coast Customs Outstanding Nostalgia Award. David Kornell picked up the Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award for his 1933 Ford roadster; and Rick Robbins’ 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 won the Butch Gardner Memorial Award. Nic’s Pick for Best Use of Flames went to Ed Bordenave’s 1955 Chevy 150, and Don Luchessi’s 1955 Ford T-Bird scored the Steve’s Auto Restoration Award. Finishing out the local awards were Matt Beckdolt’s 1954 Chevy Bel Air (Manuel Arteche Memorial Interior Design) and Ron Crawford’s 1926 Ford roadster (Lee’s Vintage Car Shop Restoration).

Scott Peterson's 1967 Camaro • Best Street Machine Comp, Best in ClassRichard Azevedo's 1968 Ford Shelby 350 • Best RestoredBruce Boldon's 2003 Harley Fatboy • Best Bike, Best in Class
Scott Peterson’s 1967 Camaro
(Best Street Machine Comp, Best in Class)
Richard Azevedo’s 1968 Ford Shelby 350
(Best Restored)
Bruce Boldon’s 2003 Harley Fatboy
(Best Bike, Best in Class)

In the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series competition, winners included: Bruce Boldon’s 2003 Harley Fatboy (Best Bike), Richard Azevedo’s 1968 Ford Shelby 350 (Best Restored), Maurie Hoover’s 1967 Chevy C-10 (Best Truck), Jerry Kjenrud’s 1939 Chevy (Best Rod), Dan Coleman’s 1956 Ford Club Sedan (Best Custom), and Scott Peterson’s 1967 Camaro (Best Street Machine/Comp).

The 64th O’Reilly Auto Parts Autorama will take place February 14-16, 2014.

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    Nick Rogers' 1951 Mercury - Custom D'Elegance Award 
    Nick Rogers' 1951 Mercury - Custom D'Elegance Award
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    Justin Hills' 1960 Dodge Dart - H.A. Bagdasarian World's Most Beautiful Custom Award  
    Justin Hills' 1960 Dodge Dart - H.A. Bagdasarian World's Most Beautiful Custom Award
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    John D'Agostino's '40 Cadillac - King of Customs, Sam Barris Memorial Award - Sacramento 
    John D'Agostino's '40 Cadillac - King of Customs, Sam Barris Memorial Award - Sacramento
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    Jerry Kjensrud's 1939 Chevy - Best Rod, Best in Class 
    Jerry Kjensrud's 1939 Chevy - Best Rod, Best in Class
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    Maurie Hoover's 1967 Chevy C10 - Best Truck, Best in Class 
    Maurie Hoover's 1967 Chevy C10 - Best Truck, Best in Class
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    Richard Azevedo's 1968 Ford Shelby 350 - Best Restored, Best in Class 
    Richard Azevedo's 1968 Ford Shelby 350 - Best Restored, Best in Class
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    Dan Coleman's 1956 Ford - Best Custom, Best in Class 
    Dan Coleman's 1956 Ford - Best Custom, Best in Class
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    Bruce Bolden's 2003 Harley Fatboy - Best Bike, Best in Class 
    Bruce Bolden's 2003 Harley Fatboy - Best Bike, Best in Class
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    Scott Peterson's 1967 Camaro - Best Street Machine Comp, Best in Class 
    Scott Peterson's 1967 Camaro - Best Street Machine Comp, Best in Class
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    Ed Bordenave's 1955 Chevy 210 - Nic's Pick for Best Use of Display of Flames Award 
    Ed Bordenave's 1955 Chevy 210 - Nic's Pick for Best Use of Display of Flames Award
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    Ron Crawford's 1926 Ford - Best in Class, Lee's Vintage Car Shop Restoration Award 
    Ron Crawford's 1926 Ford - Best in Class, Lee's Vintage Car Shop Restoration Award
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    Rich Robbins' 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 - Butch Gardner Memorial Award 
    Rich Robbins' 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 - Butch Gardner Memorial Award
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    Mike Garner's 1951 Lincoln Custom - West Coast Customs Outstanding Nostalgia Award, Joe Bailon Award 
    Mike Garner's 1951 Lincoln Custom - West Coast Customs Outstanding Nostalgia Award, Joe Bailon Award
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    Matt Beckdolt's 1954 Chevy - Manuel Arteche Memorial Interior Design Award, Custom D'Elegance Outstanding Interior and Outstanding Detail Awards 
    Matt Beckdolt's 1954 Chevy - Manuel Arteche Memorial Interior Design Award, Custom D'Elegance Outstanding Interior and Outstanding Detail Awards
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    Don Luchessi's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - Outstanding Sports, Outstanding Engine, Steve's Auto Restorations Award, Best in Class 
    Don Luchessi's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - Outstanding Sports, Outstanding Engine, Steve's Auto Restorations Award, Best in Class
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    David Kornell's 1933 Ford - Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award, Best in Class 
    David Kornell's 1933 Ford - Dick Bertolucci Automotive Excellence Award, Best in Class
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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