Amelia Island Concours 2012
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event that takes place annually in March on the Amelia Island Golf Links in Amelia Island, Florida. Each entry is examined and rated for authenticity, functionality, history, style, and quality of restoration by a team of judges that includes specialists for each car type. Judges select first, second, and third place finishers for each class in the event, as well as the "Best of Show" award for one car from the group of first place winners.
This year’s Amelia Island Concours saw the debut of the HVA’s This Car Matters movement, with filming commencing on the greens amidst the and numerous vehicles assembled. Several of these short films are now up and available for viewing here. In addition to filming, the HVA presented its Preservation Award. This award was presented to the best unrestored pre-war vehicle at this year’s event. This year's winners were Robert and Sandra Bahre from Alton, NH, with their 1934 Packard 1106 Sport Coupe. Their perfectly-preserved Packard features a custom body by LeBaron and a V12, 160hp engine. The 2012 Amelia Island Concours also featured special exhibits by Mercedes-Benz USA, Bentley, BMW, BMW Group Classic, Brumos Porsche, Cadillac, Chrysler/SRT, Ferrari, Ford/Shelby, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pur Sang and Rolls-Royce Automotive Fine Arts Society.