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2022 Concours Showcase Champion
2022 Contenders
Head Judge Jake Cryan

2022 Concours Showcase Featuring "Factory Original" Contenders

The Concours Showcase at our Granite State Season Opener at Deerfield Fairgrounds is back and even bigger in 2023! We introduced the Concours Showcase in 2022 and it was a huge success. This year the Concours will utilize the entire 60' x 130' of the large Sheep Barn and feature 20 pre-selected vehicles to compete for the Concours Cup!

What is the Concours Showcase?

Simply put, it's an indoor show of elite quality vehicles within our Season Opener show, each of which are individually selected to compete and professionally judged, with the winner taking home the prestigious Concours Cup. Each year we have a different "theme" of vehicle for the competition. This year we will feature "Wicked Customs."  Each competitor receives a 10'x20' indoor space to display their vehicle.

What's a "Wicked Custom?"

A show-quality vehicle, cars and trucks, from ANY ERA, from pre-war to Modern Muscle, that feature lots of custom touches to make it stand out from the crowd as a wicked cool car...crazy paint, huge engine, wild interior, miles of chrome, over the top add-ons, we think you get the idea.  It's an intentionally broad description with a common baseline...If your car makes people say, "man, that's a wicked ride," your car is most likely what we are looking for.  All "over the top" vehicles should apply!

How is the Winner Chosen?

Our Councours Showcase is professionally judged by a team of 3 judges that is run by Jake Cryan of Resurrection, LLC (learn more about our judges at the bottom of this page).  Each judge is given a specific component of the car to judge using a points system. After all 3 judges painstakingly review each vehicle the day of the show, they collectively review and tally the points to decide on an overall winner.  This all takes place during our show on Saturday. The winner in announced, and the Cup is awarded at the beginning of our trophy ceremony.

How do I participate?

The vehicles of the Concours Showcase are selected from submittals that apply using the form below.  In addition to the form, we require that you also email us the best 5 photos of your vehicles, to and title your email "Concours Showcase Applicant."  20 vehicles will be chosen and each "Contender" will be notified. There is no cost to submit your application.  The cost for each selected vehicle or "Contender" is $100 and includes the following:

  • 10'x20' indoor space to display your vehicle w/ early setup the day before the show (Contenders are required to setup on Friday)

  • 8"x10" Concours Showcase "Contender" Plaque

  • Entered in the running for the Concours Cup - a huge steel cup trophy

  • Entrance to the show for 2 individuals and your vehicle

  • Recognition as a "Contender" at our trophy ceremony

Please fill out the form below to apply...

Concours Showcase Application

Meet the Judges


Jake Cryan

Jake Cryan is the owner and operator of Resurrection, LLC.  Resurrection is a small specialty restoration shop, operating out of an antique barn,  in the town of Pepperell, Massachusetts.   Resurrection provides the finest level of concours restoration and preservation services to historic,        specialty and collector automobiles & antiques.  Resurrection is very passionate about their work and strive for excellence in all they do.  They      invest time looking through the history and story behind each individual vehicle.  With quality and accuracy in mind they research how the cars    were built at each factory, collecting photographs and documentation to further improve the finish results.
Jake and company have had the honor of working on some very special vehicles.  Their work has gone on to receive invitations to Concours        d'Elegance events, with 1st place results.  Scoring high at national points judged show
s, they have received multiple gold awards as well.
Resurrection has held seminars on the subject of restoration at national conventions, and written articles for magazines.  Their work has received numerous top awards, been on display in museums and special exhibits.  They have been judges at car shows, received coverage in various publications and even had involvement with a movie.  Jake also holds a position on the board for the Ames Automotive Foundation, a collection of ultra-low mileage, rare original vehicles formed by Stephen Ames in Marlborough, NH.


John Leblanc

Owner of Inside-Out Customs in Lunenburg, MA 

John opened Inside-Out Customs full time in July of 2013 specializing in full custom auto upholstery and auto upholstery restoration. Built upon a lifelong love for cars and trucks, John took the knowledge gained from Monty Tech, Wyotech and various well known local shops to provide top level skills and craftsmanship to the local automotive scene. 

His shop has worked on a wide variety of vehicles from early Pierce Arrow’s to late model Ferraris and even some iconic movie vehicles, like Marty’s Toyota P/U from Back to the Future and the Risky Business Porsche. A few of their projects have graced the pages of magazines and even made appearances on television.  

Although the shop's knowledge can be executed in many different areas, the passion lies within full custom interior builds where the mesh between modern comforts and OEM appearance are seamless.

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Daniel Messing

Daniel Messing is the owner and operator of DMES fab, a custom fabrication and welding shop in Townsend, Mass. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Western Ohio with a duel associates degree in hi-performance motorsports and automotive maintenance as well as a under-grad in management. Durring his time in Ohio Daniel attended hundreds of car shows this is where he first learned the difference between a high quality custom build with attention to detail and a car where less attention was paid. In Ohio he also worked for a fabrication shop honing his skills of stainless and aluminum welding and concept to reality manufacturering. When Daniel isn't doing concours metalwork or custom fabrication he enjoys his passion of restoring and modifying old school Toyotas and squarebody Chevys.

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