Chief Judge Paul Sable

Paul Sable
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

Paul is a retired university marketing professor, and an automotive historian and writer. He’s also an enthusiast and fervent collector of unique cars of the 1950s such as the Hudson Italia, Nash-Healey, Dual Ghia and Fiat Ottu Vu (V-8). Paul has been a head class judge or judged at nearly every major concours in the U.S. He is respected not only for his knowledge of automobiles but for his ability to bring out the best from a team of judges.

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Judging Criteria

The Elegance at Hershey uses French concours rules, meaning cars are rated on visual impact. Other criteria such as condition, authenticity, restoration, rarity and historical importance are also considered, but the main factors are the car’s style, beauty and elegance. There is no such thing as the perfect car, so concours judges form an opinion of the car they feel is the best at that particular show, on that particular day.

Class Judges

N. Mark Becker, Jacksonville, Florida.

Mark was on the board of directors of the Amelia Island Concours for seven years before becoming its vice chairman in 2014. He is a former semi-pro racer in motocross, Formula Vees and Formula Fords, and is an eclectic collector/restorer whose collection spans the spectrum from microcars to CCCA Classics.

Hiliary Becker, Jacksonville, Florida.

Hilary has been involved with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since the beginning. Her role as hospitality liaison keeps her involved with the day-to-day operations of the concours. She and her husband Mark collect, restore and show prewar and postwar cars. She is a past director of AACA and enjoys judging all classes.

Jeff Broadus. Orlando, Florida.

Jeff is director of marketing and communication for Heacock Classic Collector Car Insurance. He is a past marketing director for The Robb Report, and past marketing director/publisher/owner of Car Collector magazine. Jeff is currently market and business development director for Grundy Collector Car Insurance.

Frank Campanale. Birmingham, Michigan.

Frank is chairman/CEO of Lebenthal Wealth Advisors, and is on the board of trustees of the College for Creative Studies, one of the most highly ranked colleges for automotive design. He also races cars in SCCA, IMSA and HSR, and was the co-founder of Concorso D’Italia.

Richard Carlson. Rancho Sante Fe, California.

Richard is retired from Rockefeller & Co., N.Y. He is an avid collector car enthusiast of European and super cars. He is a master judge for NAACC, a member of CCCA and a variety of sports car clubs. He judges at Steamworks, LaJolla, Hilton Head, Arizona, and Cobble Beach. Richard’s philosophy is “we are just caretakers for the cars we restore.”

Luigi Chinetti Jr., Gatineau, Quebec.

Luigi’s father’s North American Racing Team gave Luigi the opportunity to fulfill his own ambitions of racing and designing automobiles. He has done both, finishing 5th overall at Le Mans and penning a number of unique Ferrari automobiles for private clients. He has also overseen the restoration of a number of highly significant Ferraris.

Randy Cox, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Randy is a former Ford Motor Co. designer, and the founder and co-chairman of the Concorso D’ Italia concour. He is also the owner of an award winning automobile restoration shop, and serves on the boards and as a judge at concours across the United States.

Chris David, Greentown, Pennsylvania.

Chris has been a passionate automotive enthusiast his entire life. His interest and expertise in vintage cars developed at a young age. At 13, he wrote his first article for AACA’s Antique Automobile. He is an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and works for Vintage Motorcar Enterprises as an appraiser/contract writer.

Christopher DeMarey, Hampden, Massachusetts.

Chris started judging at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance when he was seven. Since then he has become a regular contributor to the CCCA’s New England Region (NER) magazine and has been published nationally on multiple occasions. Now 16, he’s on the board of advisors for NER and has attended many car shows and concours.

J.D. Foltz, Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

J.D. Foltz is a lifetime member of the AACA. He got his start in classic cars after riding in a 1946 MG-TC and reading the book The Cobra in the Barn. He is a returning junior judge. J.D. plans on attending college to study auto restoration and is hoping to acquire a 1959 Cadillac.

Michael Furman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Michael has an international reputation photographing the finest cars in the world, which has led to a book series for some of the finest collections in the world: Mullin, Simeone, Phoenix Art Museum, General Motors and Ralph Lauren. Michael has also participated in concours across the U.S. as creative director, judge, sponsor and featured artist.

Russell Glace, Palm Beach, Florida.

Russell is a collector, rally participant and enthusiast. He is operations chairman and senior board and selection committee member for the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, as well as former chief judge for Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday and the South Florida Jaguar Club. Russell is a past regional director the Jaguar and Aston Martin club.

Ken Gross, Hamilton, Virginia.

Ken is a journalist and fine art museum curator and former director of the Petersen Automotive Mueum in L.A. He is a recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame distinguished service citation, the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy award and the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor lifetime achievement award.

Ted Hersey, Worthington, Ohio.

Ken is a journalist and fine art museum curator and former director of the Petersen Automotive Mueum in L.A. He is a recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame distinguished service citation, the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy award and the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor lifetime achievement award.

Barbara Anna Kefalonitis. Blairstown, New Jersey.

Barbara is past director and currently on the board of managers of CCCA's Metro Region, serves on the CCCA Museum board of trustees, is the head judge for the Museum Experience, and is past president of AACA's Pocono Region. She is a CCCA certified master judge, and an AACA senior master judge.

John Kefalonitis. Blairstown, New Jersey.

John operates his own automobile appraisal business. He is a past director of CCCA. He is a master judge for CCCA, MBCA, PAC, and AACA. He is a master judge for CCCA, MBCA, PAC, and AACA, and judges at several national and international concours. He is a member of PAC’s national board and is a member of its judging committee.

David Kinney. Great Falls, Virginia.

David owns USAppraisal, a dedicated automotive only appraisal firm. He writes auction report columns for AutoWeek and Automobile magazine and is a monthly columnist in the British publication Octane. Dave is the founder and publisher of The Hagerty Price Guide and gives valuation seminars at various automotive events.

Mark Lambert. Nashville, Tennessee.

Mark is a restorer with more than 40 years experience. Operating in a 1930s firehall, Lambert Auto specializes in servicing preservation cars, along with restoration & tour prep on American and European classics. He is a veteran judge at several concours including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and The Elegance at Hershey.

Richard Lentinello, Monson, Massachusetts.

Richard is the editor-in-chief of Hemmings Classic Car, and contributes monthly columns to both Hemmings Motor News and Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, along with other features. He also contributes to Hemmings Muscle Machines, which he created for Hemmings in 2002. Richard is currently finishing up a body-off restoration of his first car, a 1967 Triumph GT6.

Nigel Matthews. Richmond, British Columbia

The past 22 years of Nigel’s lifelong automotive career has been in the classic and exotic car insurance industry. He is currently global director of private client services for Hagerty Insurance, the Historic Vehicle Assoc. Manager for Canada, and F.I.V.A scrutineer. He has judged at most of the major concours throughout North America and the world.

Rob McLeese. Toronto, Ontario.

Rob is the chairman and founder of the Canadian Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He has been interested in classic cars from a young age. Rob is a NAACC certified judge and has judged at several concours in the United States and Canada. Rob also won the NAACC “Hobbyist of the Year” award in 2014.

Miles Morris, Wesion, Connecticut.

Miles is a 3rd-generation collector and enthusiast. In 1989 he joined Christie’s car department and eventually transferred to the U.S. with the company. He ultimately became worldwide head of Christie’s International Motor Cars. He has since founded Morris and Welford, a specialist collector car dealership with a showroom in Newport Beach, California.

Phil Neff, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Phil has years of experience and an encyclopedic knowledge of classic cars. He has both shown and rallied autos successfully for the past decade and has been called upon as a concours judge at numerous events across the country. He has been a board member of the 100 Motor Cars of Radnor Hunt for the past 10 years.

Scott Newkam. Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Owner of One Sweet Ride and a noted purveyor of fine collectible cars. Former AACA Museum board member, Former The Elegance board member, race fan, Porsche buff and former CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

West Peterson. Washington Township. Ohio.

West is editor in chief/director of design of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s national publication, Antique Automobile. He is former editor of Cars & Parts, Cars & Parts Corvette and Car Collector magazines, and a freelance writer. He is a recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award, and SAE’s Richard & Grace Brigham Award.

Melanie Pray, Boulder, Colorado.

“Lilly,” a registered nurse, specializing in emergency, neurology, and orthopedic, has judged at Hilton Head, Radnor Hunt, Boca Raton, Greenwich, Atlanta and Rocky Mountain concours. She found her love and passion for cars at an early age, showing cars at many events with her father, Malcolm, a noted collector from Greenwich, Conn.

Tobey Ross, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

Tobey is president of the Radnor Hunt Concours. He has judged at Carmel-By-The-Sea, St. Michael’s, and Montilcello’s Art In Motion concours. He worked for Holbert Racing in the IMSA series, and for Algar Ferrari in the original Derham Body Co. building. He is an active member of the VSCCA, AACA, PCA, and the 356 Registry.

David Schultz, Massillon, Ohio.

David was director of the Glenmoor Gathering concours for many years and is currently chief judge of the Amelia Island Concours. He is an automotive historian and has owned a diverse collection of automobiles. He’s past president of CCCA, a past trustee of the CCCA Museum, and is chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.

Rob Shingle, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Rob is global design manager for Godiva Chocolatier and is co-chair of The Elegance gala dinner and charity auction. Since 2015, he’s given his talents to The Elegance, creating advertising, posters and promotional literature. An avid collector, Rob has a deep appreciation for classic automobiles and has shown three of his own cars at The Elegance.

Jonathan A. Stein, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Jonathan is an automotive historian and writer, best known for his 12 years at Automobile Quarterly and 10 years leading Hagerty magazine. A hobbyist for more than 40 years, he’s written two books on automotive history, co-written another, edited or published many more, while writing for many major motoring magazines.

Jim Stranberg, Loveland, Colorado.

Jim established High Mountain Classics, a restoration facility in Colorado, for 25 years specializing in Bugattis, Delahayes, Talbots, Delages, and other French automobiles. He sold the business in 2012. He has judged at Pebble Beach, Santa Fe Concorso, Boca Raton, Louisville, and several more concours around the country.

Susan Tatios, Westtown, Pennsylvania.

Susan spent most of her professional life in the auto industry working in all aspects, including parts, service and sales. She is currently office manager at Mike Tillson Motorcars. Has judged at many concours including Boca Raton Concours, Churchill Downs Concours, French Lick Concours, Radnor Concours, Hilton Head Concours, and a number of others.

Michael Tillson III, Westtown, Pennsylvania.

Mike is founder of Tillson Motorcars and the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. He began his career crafting custom bodies with the Derham Body Co. in Rosemont, Pa., and later with Algar Ferrari. He was also involved in international racing as a driver and car builder. Mike and his team currently compete in major motor racing events.

Rubén L. Verdés. Boca Raton, Florida.

Rubén is past president of The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, director of The Rolls-Royce Foundation, executive committee member of The Boca Raton Concours, editor of the SAH Journal, and contributing editor of the Rolls-Royce club’s The Flying Lady, and a life member of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Bob Wade, Belvidere, New Jersey.

Bob is a retired attorney and a lifelong car enthusiast and collector, especially of European sports cars from the 1950s and ’60s. He has raced vintage cars in the VSCCA and has been a judge at local car events as well as the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance.

Evan Zema, Seattle, Washington.

Evan is a lifelong automotive enthusiast from Seattle, currently the manager of a large private collection. In addition, he works for Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond, Washington. Evan has experience in circle track racing as well as a detailed knowledge of automotive repairs and restorations.


Casey Maxon, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Casey is the historian for the Historic Vehicle Association and an accomplished photographer. He manages the documentation of vehicles for the National Historic Vehicle Register and Historic American Engineering Record. He is a graduate of McPherson College, receiving a BS in historic automotive restoration technology.