The Elliston H. Bell Founder’s Trophy for the most outstanding Senior Lincoln at the 2018 Mid America Meet was presented on July 14 to Tom Brace of Falcon Heights, Minnesota for his 1937 K Judkins Coupe.
Awards for the 2018 LCOC Eastern National Meet in Bradenton, Florida were handed out on Saturday, May 5, at the evening banquet. Lincoln Trophies were given in 5 categories, along with a trophy for Best Custom Class Lincoln. Emeritus Awards were given to 3 owners.
One of the standout senior cars was a jade green and white car belonging to Paul and Mary Cubakovic of San Antonio, Florida that won the Ruth Trophy. The Elliston H. Bell Founder’s Trophy for the Outstanding Senior Lincoln was presented to owners John and Dorothy Palmer, who came all the way from Barnum, Minnesota, for their white with red interior 1976 Continental Mark IV. National Chief Judge Steve D’Ambrosia described both these cars as stunningly beautiful 1976 Mark IVs, saying that they looked like they had just come off a dealer’s showroom floor.
See a full list of awardees below.
The fall colors were resplendent during the October 2016 Eastern National Meet in Bartlett, NH when cars from as far away as Delaware and Arkansas joined the New England contingent. Pasquale ‘Pat’ Arcieri was awarded the Elliston H. Bell Founder’s Trophy for his 1979 Mark V Bill Blass Coupe which he brought from Brooklyn, NY. See the list of winners and their photos below.