Regularly driven ’36 Auburn best of show at Kiawah Island

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1936 Auburn wins best of show at Kiawah Island | Andy Reid photo
1936 Auburn wins best of show at Kiawah Island | Andy Reid photo
1936 Auburn wins best of show at Kiawah Island | Andy Reid photo

The second edition of the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat in South Carolina was staged this past weekend. The three-day event has stepped up a notch from its inaugural effort with a rally, car corral day and concours d’elegance featuring better cars and enhanced organization.

Among the class winners were the formerly Fatty Arbuckle-owned 1919 Pierce Arrow, a Maserati A6GCS, and a stunning 1936 Auburn 852 S/C Boattail Speedster.

While many thought that the purple Pierce would drive off with top honors, judges surprised by awarding the Best of Show to the 1936 Auburn, a car owned and driven regularly by Gordon Logan.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.