Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Class Winners and Photos

1954 Plymouth Explorer - Peterson Automotive MuseumThe Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011, held Sunday, March 13th 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 39 classes.

In addition to Featured Guest Bobby Rahal, the featured marque at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011 was Duesenberg, Allard and Kurtis and the Concours highlighted 100 Years of Chevrolet and Indy. Classes ranged from the Concours d’Elegance classifications of European and American Classics to the Concours de Sport classes of Ferrari, Sports & GT Car and Race Cars. Other classes included Hot Rod cover cars to Orphan Concept to One Man’s Dream 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 2011 Amelia Island Concours “Best of Show” award is divided into two designations, Concours d’Elegance, won by the 1933 Duesenberg SJN Arlington Torpedo Sedan of The Nethercutt Collection and Concours de Sport, awarded to the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster Mormon Meteor of Harry Yeaggy. (See 2011 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 2011 Amelia Island Concours de Sport Best in Class Winners).

2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Class Winners and Photo Gallery

1930 Stutz Lancefield Supercharged Coupe
Best in Class - American Classic Closed (1925 - 1948), 1930 Stutz Lancefield Supercharged Coupe, The Mitchell Collection - Montgomery, TX
1931 Marmon V Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Best in Class - American Classic Open (Pre-1931), 1931 Marmon V Sixteen Convertible Coupe, Don Bernstein - Clarks Summit, PA
1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster
Best in Class - American Classic Open (1932 - 1936), 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster, Bob and Brigitte Thayer - Atlanta, GA
1937 Packard 1508 Convertible Sedan
Best in Class - American Classic Open (1937 - 1948), 1937 Packard 1508 Convertible Sedan, Perin Family - Cincinnati, OH
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Hard Top
Best in Class - American Production (Post War), 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Hard Top, Bill and Barbara Parfet - Hickory Corners, MI
1931 Cadillac V-16 452-A All Weather Phaeton
Best in Class - Classic Cadillac, 1931 Cadillac V-16 452-A All Weather Phaeton, Andrew and Marsha Edmonds - Vero Beach, FL
1956 Rambler Palm Beach by Pinin Farina
Best in Class - Cars of Florida, 1956 Rambler Palm Beach by Pinin Farina, Scott D. Morris - Kearney, NE
1929 Duesenberg J-151 Murphy Sport Sedan
Best in Class - Duesenberg Closed, 1929 Duesenberg J-151 Murphy Sport Sedan, Bill and Barbara Parfet - Hickory Corners, MI
1929 Duesenberg J-175 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton by Murphy
Best in Class - Duesenberg Open (1923 - 1929), 1929 Duesenberg J-175 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton by Murphy, Charles E. Letts, Jr. - Bloomfield Hills, MI
1931 Duesenberg J-104 Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Best in Class - Duesenberg Open (1930 - 1936), 1931 Duesenberg J-104 Convertible Victoria by Rollston, Ralph and Adeline Marano - Westfield, NJ
1935 Duesenberg SJN 564 Rollston Cabriolet
Best in Class - Duesenberg Supercharged, 1935 Duesenberg SJN 564 Rollston Cabriolet, Bill and Barbara Parfet - Hickory Corners, MI
1937 Bugatti 57SC Coupe
Best in Class - European Custom Coachwork French, 1937 Bugatti 57SC Coupe, Ray Scherr - Westlake Village, CA
1931 Mercedes-Benz 370S Mannheim Sport
Best in Class - European Classic Pre-War, 1931 Mercedes-Benz 370S Mannheim Sport, Kemp Auto Museum - Chesterfield, MO
1952 Bentley R-Type Continental HJM Fastback
Best in Class - European Post War, 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental HJM Fastback, Orin and Stephanie Smith - Vero Beach, FL
1904 Rambler Model L Canopy Rear Entrance Tonneau
Best in Class - Horseless Carriage (1895 - 1915), 1904 Rambler Model L Canopy Rear Entrance Tonneau, Reggie and Cindi Nash - Richmond, VA
1910 Pierce-Arrow 48SS - 7 Passenger Touring
Best in Class - Horseless Carriage (40+ horsepower), 1910 Pierce-Arrow 48SS - 7 Passenger Touring, Whitman and Lynne Ball, Exton, PA
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Best in Class - Mercedes-Benz Post War, 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, Jim and Nancy Utaski - Skillman, NJ
1954 Plymouth Explorer
Best in Class - Orphan Concept, 1954 Plymouth Explorer, Petersen Automotive Museum - Los Angeles, CA
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Best in Class - Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, The DeNean Stafford Family - Tifton, GA
1920 Mercer Series 5 Sporting
Best in Class - Vintage (1915 - 1923), 1920 Mercer Series 5 Sporting, John W. Rich, Sr. and John W. Rich, Jr. - Pottsville, PA

[Source: Amelia Island Concours; photo credit: Al Wolford]