February 12, 2004


2004 Art of the Automobile Competition winners announced

Toronto, Ontario – Winners in this year’s Art of the Automobile Competition were
announced at the Canadian International Auto Show. Renowned Canadian automotive
artist Ken Dallison was on hand to personally present cash prizes and gift
certificates. Mr. Dallison is chair of the judging committee, which also included
Jay Koka of Palmerston Ontario, Jonathan Milne from Chilliwack, B.C, and Susan
Pepler of Montreal.

The Art of the Automobile Competition winners are as follows:

First Place: ($1,000)

Anthony Palmer

Stroud, Ontario

Sunday Driver (Oil on Canvas)

(Anthony Palmer won first place in 2001 and has been a competition

finalist several times)

Second Place: ($750)

Gordon Walker

Toronto, Ontario

Best in Class (Acrylic)

(Gordon Walker won an Award of Merit in the 2001 AJAC Competition)

Third Place: ($500)

Rey Aguila

Aurora, Ontario

Hot Rod S No. 1 (Acrylic)

Award of Merit: ($250)

Louis Hebert

Montreal, Quebec

Profil Ferrari (Oil on Canvas)

Sculpture:

First Place: ($1,000)

Dean Jackson

Toronto, Ontario

Retro Rocket

Second Place: ($500)

Martin Myers

Toronto, Ontario

French Essence

Computer Graphics Award: ($250 gift certificate)

Alain Lemire

Montreal, Quebec

Blue Cobra

(Alain has won this category several times in previous years)

Youth Award: ($250)

Ludovic St. Pierre

Brigham, Quebec

Austin Healey I (Acrylic)

(Ludovic won this competition in 2001 at the age of 13. Now at 16, he is

a winner once more)

Children: ($50 gift certificate)

Nicholas LaFrance – 13 and Kristopher Gingras Little – 12

La Symphonie Des Porsche FM/AM (Mixed Media)

Of the some 100 entries, sent in by over 50 artists, 32 were chosen for this
exhibition. In addition there is a Children’s Art Category and schools are
encouraged to participate. This year 12 young artists aged 11 – 13 submitted
drawings, mixed media and plasticine sculptures. There is also a Youth category and
we encourage young artists to submit work.

The work of all finalists, including the winners announced today, will be on display
on the 700 level of the South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, for the
duration of the Canadian International Auto Show February 13 – 22, 2004. After the
success of the show last year, the Art of the Automobile display is once again
integrated with the Classic Car Exhibit.

Once the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto is over, the art exhibit will
continue on out west. First stop is the Calgary International Auto & Truck Show,
March 10 – 14, followed by the Pacific International Auto Show, March 27 – April 4,
2003. Art competition judge and automotive artist Jonathan Milne will be on hand to
greet auto show visitors in Vancouver.

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