The Donut Derelicts' trophy will pass to the hands of another classic car owner this weekend at the 26th annual HB Concours.
And when it does, it will carry the memory of a man who helped make Surf City a haven for vintage models.
For the last four years, the annual charity car show has bestowed a Best of Show trophy in honor of Rick Finn, a longtime member of the Donut Derelicts car enthusiasts group that meets every Saturday in the parking lot of Adams Avenue Donuts in Huntington Beach.
Finn, whose T-shirt designs helped grow the group's reputation, died of a heart attack in 2006 at the age of 52. The following year, the Concours committee created a wood-and-glass trophy that changes hands with each new winner and sports plaques on the side bearing past recipients' names.
"There are some people in the world who pass on and no one takes any notice," said event co-chairman Bart McGrath. "But Rick Finn was a really nice guy, and I thought we should do something to honor just a regular guy."