Bill Akin of Hermitage, TN took his Bardahl Special up to the Louisville Concours D’ Elegance and won first place in his class. That is his third win with a car he considers the ugliest out of his collection. The crowning moment was Mr. Akin’s victory lap around the legendary Churchill Downs.
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Congratulations to Bill Akin of Hermitage Tennessee. Mr. Akin showed his 1953 Kurtis Kraft KK 500B “Bardahl Special” at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last August. Mr. Akin won first place in the open wheeled racecar class “W”. The Bardahl car also won the Tony Hulman Trophy for historically significant in open wheel racing.