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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018

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154 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 8 rods with his father. His interest in automotive history also led him to McPherson, where he studied everything from metal fabrication to auto restoration to international relations. The summer after earning his award, Maxon interned at the Petersen Automotive Museum, met Hill's family and attended his first Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. "That first year was a great experience. I met the president of the Historic Vehicle Association, where I now work. I shadowed judges and learned about the cars, the process of judging and the industry as a whole. I made so many connections that are still important in my day- to-day work," says Maxon. By opening doors for motivated young car enthusiasts, the Phil Hill Scholarships pay tribute to a legend who inspired fans of all ages. "Phil Hill was a man who just really loved cars. He was truly, truly passionate about auto- mobiles and making sure that the history of the car was passed on," Maxon says. "The scholar- ship really reflects that legacy. It takes people who are passionate about automobiles and gives them a chance to excel in this industry." To learn more about the Phil Hill Scholarship program, visit Hill in his Supercharged 1929 Bentley at the 1979 Concours. Hill first won Best of Show in 1955 with his 1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 LeBaron Town Car Cabriolet, the first collector car to ever win the Concours. Casey Maxon (left) and Kalila Haddad (right) as Automotive Restoration and Technology students at McPherson College in 2011; the Pebble Beach Phil Hill scholarships are named for Phil Hill (center), shown here at the 1997 Concours. Photo: Courtesy of Casey Maxon/McPherson Photo: Mark Estes/Pebble Beach Concours Photo: Courtesy of Kalila Haddad/McPherson Photo: Steve Gann/Pebble Beach Concours

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