The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returned to the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Vehicles from around the world participated in this year’s Concours, allowing the record crowd of 29,000 to witness the diverse collection of automotive excellence.
The 19th annual Amelia Concours saw more than 330 cars and motorcycles displayed on the show field, with many coming from the world’s most prominent corporate, public and private collections. As with other top events, the process of selecting cars for the Amelia Concours means that acceptance places an automobile among the 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.
Amelia Island 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 sports and racing vehicle, respectively. The 2014 Amelia Island Concours Best of Show Concours d’Elegance was won by the 1937 Horch 853 Voll and Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, owned by Robert M. Lee of Sparks, Nevada. The winner is one of only two Horchs ever to have been bodied by coachbuilder Voll and Ruhrbeck, which created custom coachwork for Bugatti, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Cord among others. The 1958 Scarab Mark II Sports Racer owned by Miles C. Collier won Best of Show Concours de Sport. The winner is one of three front-engined Scarab sports racers built by Troutman and Barnes for Lance Reventlow to contest the road courses of America against the European marques.
Amelia Island Concours de Sport 2014 – Best in Class Winners