2009 Amelia Island Concours de Sport Best in Class Winners

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is well known for its penchant for sports and racing cars. Led by founder Bill Warner, who raced “in the day” and vintage races today, the Amelia Concours goes out of its way to include a wide variety of sports and racing cars.

Further reinforcing the sports and racing partiality, Amelia was the first Concours to establish two Best in Show awards: Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport, which recognize the top traditional vehicle and top racing vehicle, respectively.

The 2009 Amelia Island Concours “Best of Show” Concours d’Elegance was won by the 1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, and Concours de Sport was 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. “Sports and Racing” class winners are listed below and “Elegance” winners are found by clicking here.

2009 Amelia Island Concours de Sport Class Winners and Picture Gallery

Best in Class – Cars of David Hobbs
1968 Ford GT40, Bernard Carl, Washington, DC

1968 Ford GT40 Mk II won Cars of David Hobbs Class

Best in Class – Ferrari
1958 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III, Lammot J. DuPont, McLean, VA

1958 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III

Best in Class – Cars of Group 44
1983 Jaguar XJR-5, Bob Boller, Old Mill Creek, IL

1983 Jaguar XJR-5

Best in Class – Porsche 4 Cam
1961 Porsche 356B Carrera GT, 40 Cylinder Group, Durham, NC

1961 Porsche 356B Carrera GT

Best in Class – Race Cars (Pre-War)
1926 Miller Schofield Sprint Car – Louis Vermeil Special, Richard A. Vermeil, East Fallowfield, PA

1926 Miller Schofield Sprint Car Louis Vermeil Special

Best in Class – Race Cars (1946-1962)
1955 Kurtis 500KK Indy Car, Scott Monroe, Houston, TX

1955 Kurtis 500KK Indy Car

Best in Class – Race Cars (1963-1972)
1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, Dana Mecum – The Mecum Collection, Marengo, IL

1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601

Best in Class – Sports Cars (Pre-War)
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300, Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, NJ

1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300

Best in Class – Sports & GT Cars (Post War-1953)
1951 Cooper Barchetta, Howard and Diane Banaszak, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1951 Cooper Barchetta

Best in Class – Sports & GT Cars (1954-1957)
1954 Siata 208 S Roadster, Michael Schwartz, Sharon, CT

1954 Siata 208 S Roadster

Best in Class – Sports & GT Cars (1958-1968)
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT, Roberto Quiroz, Monterrey, Mexico

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT

Best in Class – 50th Anniversary of USGP at Sebring
1959 Cooper T51, Ann Finn, Roxbury, CT

1959 Cooper T51

Best in Class – Vintage
1911 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout, Jerry and Carolyn Foley, Jacksonville, FL

1911 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout

Best in Class – Giallo Fly (Yellow Italian Cars)
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Tom and Dee Stegman, Cincinnati, OH

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

[Source: Picture Credit, Al Wolford]

Show Comments (17)

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  1. Howard Banaszak could be the coolest guy on the planet!

    The Michael Schwartz Siatas were to die for!

    I’ll see all etceterini fans at next years show!

    Cliff Reuter

  2. Wonderful photos – but could you post one of the Best In Show Miller? Also, I don’t believe that the Mercer is a 1922 – looks about a decade earlier.

    1. Also that is Not Jerry & Carolyn Foley driving the Mercer, I’m not sure who those people are but the Foley’s are my grandparents. If there were other Mercer’s entered in the show, its possible the photo is of another car, not the winner. Which could be why the year was off.

  3. Was just wondering whether those rear fenders on the GT 40 were according to original specs, and were the Gulf colors period correct for 1968 ? Can anybody answer my questions and solve my doubts ?

  4. I believe those colors to be correct for 1968. I believe I saw this car race in Europe. I’m not sure about the rear fenders. I agree with you that they don’t look quite right. I may have some photographs of this car “in the day”.

  5. Does Ann Finn have a museum? She also has a stunning 1938 Maserati 8C TF which was on display at Amelia Island in 2008.

  6. Joel and Ann Finn have an amazing collection, although we don’t believe its open to the public. Joel knows the era well, having written a book about the 1959 United States GP at Sebring, as well as other seminal books. All seem to be out of print, but are worth tracking down.

    Joel also extensively raced the Cooper T51 on the vintage circuit.

  7. Checked and the Gulf colors are absolutely correct for the cars of John Wyer (?) Racing. Now the rear fenders were modified by JWR but they appear to me as being a bit excessive. Can somebody tell me whether the JWR’s GT40’s were ever known as Mirages as were the later BRM and Ford Cosworth cars by that JWR Team (a team that btw also ran the famous Gulf Porsches).

  8. Good to see Bob Bollers XJR5 out and about. Congrats on the Concourse. If the 44 cars meet up again perhaps let me know and I might bring 006 over but you might not like the chip marks over the front of this working girl.