About the Chico Concours d’Elegance
The Chico Concours d’Elegance was established to direct and coordinate a community effort to bring truly beautiful automobiles to Chico, California. The event has been made possible through the efforts of a great many people.
Butte College Automotive Technology
The Concours Team
Board of Directors
- Roy Carter: Director
- Dino Corbin: Chairman
- Darcy Dake: Director
- Gary Estep: Chief of Concours
- Glen Estrada: Director
- David Mortensen: Director
- Zachary Mustaine: Director
- Thomas Nolan-Gosling: Director
- David Ricci: Treasurer
- Gary Younie Jr: Chief Judge of Concours
- Lisa Fitzgerald – Sponsorship and Advertising
- Dean Fregoso – Consultant
- Janet Moon – Graphic Design
- Gregg Mowers – Support
- Philip Papeman – Web Services
- Gino Manfredi (1953–2015)
- Todd Waters (2013)
- Lino Ricci (1947–2012)
- Gregg Mowers (2012)
- Pat Kopp (2012)
- Paul Tullius (2009)
- Dave Chamberlain (1933–2008)
- Stephanie Yule (2008)
- Philip Papeman (2007)
- Gary Marquis (2005)
In Memoriam: Gino Manfredi
On March 15, 2015 we lost a great friend when Gino Pierino Manfredi died unexpectedly of unknown causes. Gino was a member of the Chico Rotary Club and the Elks Lodge 463. He was on the Board of Directors for the Chico Boys and Girls Club and the Chico Concours d’Elegance.
In 2011, after a 37-year career with Bank of America, Gino and his wife Mary moved to Chico where he continued his financial career with Umpqua Bank. He gave endless hours to his community and took great pleasure in all aspects of life.
Selflessness, enthusiasm and unbound energy characterized his nature. Gino enjoyed sports, travel, family, swimming, gardening, and pretty much everything he did.
Our sentiments are best expressed by our Chief of Concours, Gary Estep:
What a loss for all of us. Gino was the perfect model of cheerfulness, optimism and diligence. He brought a bit of sunshine with him wherever he went. Godspeed!
Gino is survived by his wife and a large and loving family. We share their sorrow and wish them well. Gino will be dearly missed.
In Memoriam: Lino Ricci
In 2007 when former Chief Judge Stephanie Yule announced her retirement from California State University, Chico, and told us of her plans to move to Washington, our happiness for her was moderated by our angst over who in the world could ever replace Stephanie?
Happily, Lino Ricci had been working closely with her as a judge for several years and had paid his customary close attention to detail and how the Chief Judge’s responsibilities were dealt with. Lino stepped in without a flaw in 2009 and continued through the 2011 Concours. It was then he learned that serious health issues would keep him from continuing on with the Concours.
Our collective hats are off to Lino for not just a job well done, but a job expertly and cheerfully done! Lino has been a treat to work with, not just because of his energy and expertise, but because of the joy he has put into everything he does. We watched the sweat on his brow in stressful times dealing with judging, but never heard a negative thought or emotion from him. That is the mark of true character.
Lino will be missed deeply by our crew. He had hoped to be able to walk the field with us at the show today, but we have received the sad news that he passed just a few days prior to the show date.
All these members of the Board of Directors contribute freely of their time, energy and knowledge with no compensation other than the satisfaction of bringing this fine event to the community of Chico.