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.
This year's competition drew more than 300 cars and motorcycles into 35 classes to the 10th and 18th Fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The esteemed Best in Show Concours d'Elegance Trophy was presented to a 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible. A 1963 Ferrari 250/275P from The JSL Motorsports Collection in Redwood City, California, took home the prestigious Best in Show Concours de Sport Trophy.
This year's Amelia Concours honoured not only astounding vehicles, but also Emerson Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi's race cars were among the cars on display. The double Formula 1 World Champion and two-time Indy 500 winner displayed a number of the vehicles he raced in including a 1970 Lotus 72/5, 1974 McLaren M23/5, 1974 Porsche 911 RSR IROC, and 1977 Chevrolet IROC Camaro Z28.
Here are a selection of photos from this years events, including a few behind the scenes shots, all courtesy of DeremerStudios.com