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Allen-Stephens

Allen Stephens is the Chairman of the 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, located near Portland, Oregon. A life-long automobile enthusiast, Allen caught the car bug as a child riding in his father’s Kougar Jaguar to local shows and racing events. Allen is past president of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Portland Section, and is a certified Concours judge. His car collecting focus is on German automobiles, and he is currently restoring a 1972 Mercedes coupe. A graduate of Oregon State University, his professional career has spanned from Marketing to Human Resources, and today Allen is a HR Operations Manager at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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SUCCESS QUOTE

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

CAREER CHALLENGE

Building relationships with car owners and developing relationships with sponsors.

AH-HA MOMENTS

After 42 years of holding their concours event they realized the event needed some fresh ideas and a better focus.

FIRST SPECIAL CAR

A 1979 VW Scirocco

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

“You know, it’s only original once.” – Keith Martin

Join a car club and learn more about the hobby, specific cars, and to meet people.

AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCES

Sports Car Market Magazine – Sports Car Market Magazine

FAVORITE BOOKS

Mercedes Benz: The Supercharged 8-Cylinder Cars of the 1930s – Jan Melin

PARTING ADVICE 

Attend car shows and ask the owners questions about their cars.

HOW TO FIND ALLEN

Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance – Forest Grove Concours

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