2021 Amelia Island Concours
Let the champagne fly! The top awards here at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance have been announced. The Best in Show Concours d’Elegance Trophy was awarded to a 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet displayed by Jill and Charles Mitchell of Stuart, Florida. A 1974 Shadow DN4 presented by James Bartel of Key West, Florida took home the Best in Show Concours de Sport Trophy.
This 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B was given Cabriolet Le Dandy coachwork at the Henri Chapron Works in 1931. Hispano-Suiza produced 2,350 H6 cars from 1919 to 1933. The H6 featured an aluminum, overhead camshaft 403 ci straight six cylinder engine.
The 1974 Shadow DN4-1A is the Championship winning Shadow racer from 1974. It was driven by Jackie Oliver and won four out of five races during the final shortened season of the original Can-Am. The short history of the Shadow racing team is shrouded in mystery. Here is a link to an article on the Shadow Racing Team and its founder, Don Nichols.
Some of the finest classic motorcars in existence were seen crossing the showfield here at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours D’ Elegance, May 20-23, 2021, at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. In its 26th year, the esteemed concours has become one of the top two car shows in the country where you will see rare vintage motorcars. (The other is the Pebble Beach Concours in California.) Each year it draws the top cars in the classic car hobby to compete in concours judging.
Sunday afternoon, the 2021 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance was held here at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Incredible collector cars were on display all day. Cars-On-Line was here to publish the first photos of the Best of Show Concours D’Elegance and the Best of Show Concours de Sport, two of the most coveted awards in the world of classic automobiles. We also captured historic vehicles that you never see anywhere else. Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com, noted that you could go to ten of the top museums in the country and not see all of what was on display here today.
For instance, here is a look at the cars in the Hispano Suiza display alone. These cars were a themed display honoring the legacy of the Hispano-Suiza cars over the years.
The Hispano-Suizas were produced by a Spanish automobile company founded in 1904. The motorcars were assembled mostly in Paris, France from 1919 until 1933 at the Bois-Colombes factory. They were early in the adoption of all-aluminum engines, power assist drum brakes, and momentum driven brake servos.
“The Amelia” draws more than 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to the Golf Club of Amelia Island, on the Ritz-Carlton complex, for a celebration of the automobile like no other. During the four-day event there will be car tours, black tie parties and seminars with noted experts in their fields.
Our Cars-On-Line Car Show team brought you photos and video from the Concours all weekend. On Saturday, the RM Sotheby’s Auction was open only to registered bidders. View the top five sales in the auction slider belore. On Thursday we watched the Bonhams Auction where some vintage iron crossed the auction block. View the slider below and see what these vintage motorcars were selling for:
Our photographer, Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com, did a video montage of images he captured so far during the Amelia Island experience. Click the video window to experience a taste of Amelia.
On Thursday, the Porsche Driving Experience included auto-cross racing with brand new Porsche cars, and an opportunity to cruise through Fernandina Beach to view an exclusive private collection. Reliable Carriers also hosted the Eight Flags Tour of Amelia Island. Complimentary test drives are available from various auto manufacturers.
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Click here to review last year’s winners at the Amelia Island Concours.