The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March on Amelia Island in Florida. The event is regarded as one of the finest in the world. Each car entered is rated for authenticity, function, history, style and quality of restoration by a team of judges that includes specialists for each car type. A perfect score is 100, but any imperfection, no matter how slight, requires a fractional point deduction. Classes are arranged by type, marque, coachbuilder, country of origin, or time period.
Judges select first, second, and third-place finishers for each class in the event, and the judges confer the best of show award on one car from the group of first-place winners. In addition, a group of honorary judges—typically individuals who have made significant contributions to the automotive industry or motorsports—give subjective awards to recognise standout vehicles regardless of class ribbons, as well as memorial awards created to honour automotive industry personages.
Here are a selection of photos from this years events, including a few behind the scenes shots, all courtesy of DeremerStudios.com