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.
Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance went to Sam and Emily Mann’s 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, beautifully finished in silver paint with blue pigskin leather. One of three 540Ks bodied with a covered spare tire, it was believed to have been originally delivered to Adolph Eichmann when he resided in Argentina. The Manns’ are multiple Best of Show winners at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook and Amelia Island, having won Best of Show Concours d’Elegance in 2008 with their 1935 Duesenberg Model J Roadster.
Best of Show – Concours de Sport went to the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage” owned by Jonathan Feiber. The Birdcage was entered in the 1960 Cuban Grand Prix by Camoradi USA (CAsner MOtor RAcing DIvision) and its owner “Lucky” Casner. Driven to victory by Stirling Moss, the win was the only professional victory under the Castro regime. Moss later teamed with Dan Gurney in the Tipo 61 to win the 1000 KM of Nurburgring.
Both Amelia Concours Best of Show winners came from featured classes at this year’s event, as Mercedes-Benz was the featured marque and the Cars of the Cuban Grand Prix was a featured offering.
2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Best of Show Concours d’Elegance Category
2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Best of Show Concours de Sport Category
[Source: Photo credit, Al Wolford]