MURRAY, UT – January 27, 2014 – Customs & Classics Restoration owner Chris Purdum brings home the coveted Best in Class Award for his team’s outstanding restoration work, this time from the Inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance car show held earlier this month in Phoenix. “We have now displayed our client’s 1952 Hudson Hornet at five high-profile concours events, in five states, over five months, and brought home five awards. I couldn’t be happier,” said Purdum. The car attracted numerous collectors at each event who typically waited until the Hudson was awarded a Best of Show or Best in Class award to approach him about purchasing the collectible or to discuss a future project.

“Dan Withers approached me at the Winner’s Circle at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance and expressed interest in the car, commenting on the quality of our restoration. I gave him the price it would take to sell the car on behalf of the owner who invested quite a bit in the car over several years, and a deal was achieved by handshake. After the event, we drove it to her new home across the street from the Arizona Biltmore. Judging by the cars in Dan’s Arizona collection, he is a discerning collector with impeccable taste and a keen eye for quality. He plans to visit our shop in Utah and attend our Intermountain Concours d’Elegance event in September,” said Purdum. “I also feel I made a new friend who shares similar interest in beautiful cars; that’s the beauty of meeting people at these events.”

Customs & Classics recently provided the feature car for MediaOne’s display at Motor Trend’s January 2014 International Auto Show in Salt Lake City where thousands of people admired a pristine 1954 Packard Cavalier, which happens to be from Chris Purdum’s personal collection. “We are flattered that MediaOne chose to feature one of our cars at the International Auto Show, and that they have acknowledged our position in the collector car realm. We value our relationship with The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News and look forward to future collaborations with the MediaOne Utah team.”

In addition to the Concours d’Elegance circuit, Customs & Classics Restoration displayed a 1967 Chevrolet SS Nova at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California this past weekend. The Custom, finished in Champagne over red, was a huge success. Chris Purdum also partnered on a booth with designer Keith Kaucher of Kaucher’s Kustoms from Los Angeles, and together attracted a great deal of interest from those who want to customize one of their own vehicles. “Keith Kaucher is a genius designer who can make most anyone’s dream a reality on paper, and Customs & Classics Restoration can then build it to flawless detail and perfection,” shared Purdum. Arizona, Utah and California; Continuing the trend, Customs & Classics Restoration has just displayed three cars in three states in three weeks. “Now, we sink our teeth into the relocation of our shop to the 34,000 sq. ft. Henry Day Ford building where we will have twice the space,” said Purdum.

 About Customs & Classics

Based in Salt Lake County, Utah, Customs & Classics maintains a full automotive restoration facility catering to owners of American and European classic cars. Services range from preventative maintenance and event preparation to full restoration including everything from chassis and engine to paint and interior. In 2014 Customs & Classics celebrates 21 years servicing customers from around the country. In 2011, Chris Purdum launched the Inaugural Intermountain Concours d’Elegance in Utah to further cater to passionate classic car enthusiasts, and to put Utah on the map as a region rich in car culture. The 2014 Intermountain Concours is scheduled for September.

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