The 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).