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2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Corporate Award Winners

The 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was held on the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida. With more than 250 cars in attendance, many deserving cars were not honored with a Best in Class or Amelia (close to winning) awards in their respective class. However, that doesn’t mean they weren’t noticed or appreciated by the rest of the crowd.

In addition to the previously profiled Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport winners, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance also presents the Corporate Awards, which as the name implies are given by various corporate entities to their favorite cars.

Awards range from People’s Choice to the Car with the Most Audacious Exterior to the Best Car in Which to Tour Napa Valley. While the awards are certainly less competitive than the Best in Show or Class Awards, many are still very cherished by the entrants.

Those in attendance vote for the “People’s Choice” award, which was awarded to a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith from the North Collection. The Wraith, re-bodied with Peruvian Walnut and composite materials, was not only the favorite of the masses but the squirrels as well.

2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Corporate Award Winners and Photo Gallery

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award - Most Elegant Mercedes-Benz 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Sam and Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ
Breitling Watch Award - Car of Timeless Beauty 1938 Talbot Lago T150C Speciale Coupe, Off Brothers Collection, Richland, MI
Bridgestone Tire Award - Most Elegant Sports Car 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport, Scuderia, N.E., Stamford, CT
RM Auctions Trophy - Best Open Car 1948 Norman Timbs Special, Gary and Diane Cerveny, Malibu, CA
Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Tony Hulman Award - Most Historically Significant Indy Car 1915 Duesenberg Indianapolis Racer, Joe and Cynny Freeman, Brookline, MA
Camille Jenatzy Award - Car with the Most Audacious Exterior 1969 Fascination, Keith and Eileen Carpenter, Parker, CO
Cantore Trophy - Entrant Experiencing Just Plain Bad Luck 1971 Plymouth Road Runner, Todd Werner Collection, Clearwater, FL
Meguiar's Award - Car with the Most Outstanding Finish 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve, Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA
Road & Track Trophy - Cars the Editors of Road & Track Would Most Like to Drive Home 1952 Jaguar XK120C, Gary W. Bartlett, Muncie, IN
Heacock Classic Insurance Award - Most Historically Significant Race Car 1907 Fiat Targa Florio Racer, George Dragone, Bridgeport, CT
duPont Registry's People's Choice Award - Best Car as Chosen by the Vote of the People 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, North Collection, St. Michaels, MD
First Coast News Award - Car Representing the Most Advanced Styling for its Era 1936 Stout Scarab, Dick Taylor, Lumberton, NC
Octane Magazine Award - Most Historically Significant Car of the Cuban Grand Prix 1960 Maserati Tipo 61, Jonathan Feiber, Menlo Park, CA
Porsche Trophy - Most Outstanding Porsche 1972 Porsche 917-10, Dan Davis - Brumos Collection, Jacksonville, FL
Spirit of Ferrari Award - Ferrari Representing the Spirit of Enzo Ferrari 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport, Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO
Ford Motor Company/E.T. 'Bob' Gregorie Trophy - Enduring Design Excellence 1966 Ford GT-40 MK II A, Mark Allin, Newburyport, MA
Gil Nickel/Far Niente Award - Best Car in Which to Tour the Napa Valley and Spirit of the Mille Miglia Trophy - Car That Best Expresses the Spirit of Road Racing 1912 DeDion Bouton DM, Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA
Automobile Magazine's Driving Enthusiast Award - Individual Who Drives Their Car Regularly 1935 Aston Martin Ulster, Richard and Tricia Schulze, Tillman, SC
Judge John North Trophy - Most Outstanding Race Car 1956 Maserati 300S, Simeone Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Super Rod Magazine Trophy - Most Technically Developed Fiberglass Special 1958 Devin Special, Phil Fleming, Flemington, NJ
Motor Trend Classic Award - Editor's Choice 1949 Kurtis Sports Car, H. DeWayne Ashmead, Fruit Heights, UT
Wind in your Face Trophy - Most Historically Significant Motorcycle 1953 Triumph Thunderbird (Blackbird), Mike Crone, Mount Dora, FL
Buddy Palumbo Award - Car Restored by and Driven to the Show by its Owner 1956 Byers SR-100, Guy Dirkin, Oak Park, IL
Jaguar of Puerto Rico Award - Most Outstanding Jaguar 1955 Jaguar D-Type, Tom Mittler, Three Rivers, MI
Chairman's Choice Award - Car Found Most Appealing by the Chairman 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series I, Lammot J. du Pont, McLean, VA
Mercedes-Benz Club of America Award - Most Historically Significant Mercedes-Benz 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194, Bruce and Jolene McCaw, Bellevue, WA
Spirit of Sebring Award - Car Best Representing the Spirit of the Sebring 12-Hour Race 1968 Porsche 907, Joe Buzzetta, St. James, NY

[Source: Photo credit, Al Wolford]