Amelia Island, 13th of March, 2016
Yesterday saw the 21st edition of the annual Concours d´Elegance at the
Ritz-Carlton in north Florida. After three days of action packed auctions
finally the main event was held on the golf course of the five star hotel near
Over the last few days tension built up with some worrying observations of
the weather forecast that said torrential rain and thunderstorms coming into
north Florida on concours day, some rumors even mentioned the concours
might be preponed to Saturday to avoid a cancellation but as the storm
slowed down the goal was to finish the main event before the expected rain
in the early afternoon. So after the hour change to summer time the cars
were given an early start to the field where the international jury was keen to
get the cars judged way before noon to get the awards ceremony going.
Usually this is a very long procedure with dozens of classes so unlike
normally just the class winners and special awards were allowed to enter
the arena rather than all the podium finishers.