The 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, March 14th 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 34 classes.
In addition to Featured Guest Richard Petty, the featured marque was Mercedes-Benz and the Concours highlighted the 40th anniversary of Porsche’s inaugural victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans by showcasing a number of influential 917s. Classes ranged from the Concours d’Elegance classifications of Duesenberg, European and American Classics to the Concours de Sport classes of Ferrari, Sports & GT Car and Race Cars. Other classes included Motor Trend cover cars to Cars You Never Knew Existed to Forgotten Fiberglass and many similar one-off categories.
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 2010 Amelia Island Concours “Best of Show” award is divided into two designations, Concours d’Elegance, won by the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, and Concours de Sport, won by the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage.” (See 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Best of Show Winners).
Similar to previous years, we 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 are in a separate story. (See 2010 Amelia Island Concours de Sport Best in Class Winners).
2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Class Winners and Photo Gallery
[Source: Photo credit, Al Wolford]