The 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, March 15th on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island, featured more than 250 classic cars on the show field separated into 30 classes.
The classes range from the Concours d’Elegance classifications of Bohman & Schwartz, European and American Classics to the Concours de Sport classes of Ferrari, Sports & GT Car and Race Cars.
As with other top events, the methodical process of putting together the optimum selection of cars means that acceptance into the event places an automobile among the very finest of its kind. Then the judging process occurs, singling out Best in Class based on originality, authenticity, and appropriate and exceptional preservation or restoration. The exercise ends when the judges choose “Best of Show” from the winners of the respective classes.
The 2009 Amelia Island Concours “Best of Show” award was divided into two designations, Concours d’Elegance, won by the 1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, and Concours de Sport, won by the 1923 Miller Special 122 Supercharged.
We have divided the classes into “Elegance” and “Sports & Racing” to better highlight the Best in Class winners. “Elegance” class winners are listed below and “Sports and Racing” winners will follow in another story.
2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Class Winners and Photo Gallery
Best in Class – America Austin / Bantam
1938 American Bantam Boulevard Delivery, Mark and Hilary Becker, Jacksonville, FL
Best in Class – American Classic Closed (1925-1948)
1935 Lincoln K Two-Door Coupe with Rumbleseat, Dr. Peter Heydon, Ann Arbor, MI
Best in Class –American Classic Open (Pre-1932)
1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace, James Stecker, Pepper Pike, OH
Best in Class – American Classic Open (1932-1934)
1932 Stutz Super Bearcat, North Collection,St. Michaels, MD
Best in Class –American Classic Open (1935-1942)
1941 Cadillac Series 62, Henry H. Lewis, Owings Mills, MD
Best in Class – Art Deco (1929-1941)
1937 Cord 812 SC Convertible Coupe,Wellington and Janet Morton, Fruit Cove, FL
Best in Class – American Production (Post War)
1963 Studebaker Avanti, Don and Donna McCullen, Ocala, FL
Best in Class – Cars of Bohman & Schwartz
1935 Duesenberg SJ 572/2596, Sam and Emily Mann,Englewood, NJ
Best in Class – Duesenberg
1930 Duesenberg J Convertible Victoria, Off Brothers Collection,Richland, MI
Best in Class – European Custom Coachwork French (1937-1953)
1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, The Munder Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
Best in Class-European Classic Pre-War (1924-1935)
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Steven Wolf, Boca Raton, FL
Best in Class-European Classic Pre-War (1936 -1939)
1938 Lagonda LG6 Rapide Drop Head Coupe, Skip and Judy Barber, Sharon, CT
Best in Class –European Classic Post War
1947 Bentley Franay, Marlene and Gene Epstein – GEM Collection, Wrightstown, PA
Best in Class-Horseless Carriage (1895 – 1915)
1912 Cadillac Model 30 Touring, Dennis and Catherine Barnett, Hermiston, OR
Best in Class-Horseless Carriage (40+HP)
1909 Winton Model 17, Dick and Marcia King, Redding, CT
Best in Class – Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Michael and Cynthia Sierra, Odessa, FL
[Source: Photo Credit, Al Wolford]