The 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday, March 15th on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island.
Honorary Chairman David Hobbs kicked off the 14th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by driving onto the field in the 1968 Ford GT40 he raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. An estimated 15,000 people attended the event on a breezy and sunny day.
In addition to having David Hobbs as the Featured Guest, the cars of famed California coachbuilder Bohman & Schwartz were highlighted as were the 50th anniversaries of the first US Grand Prix Formula One race at Sebring Raceway and the only Indy car race ever held at the Daytona International Speedway and the Cars of Group 44.
With nearly 300 interestingly diverse cars in attendance, we will have multiple stories on the event, starting with the Best of Show Winners. The Amelia Island Concours awards Best of Show for two designations: Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport.
2009 Amelia Island Best of Show, Concours d’Elegance
1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, owned by The Munder Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida
2009 Amelia Island Best in Show, Concours de Sport
1923 Miller Special 122 Supercharged, owned by A. Dano Davis, Jacksonville, Florida