Out of the 295 vehicles at the 17th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57 and the 1962 Ferrari 330 LM came out on top as the Best In Show.The Bugatti is one of only three, and hit U.S. soil back in 1961, to be restored much later in 2009. It was the fastest stock production car of its time.
As for the Ferrari, it is one of two that were ever built, and was originally crafted as a Grand Touring prototype. In addition, the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari GTO was recognized at the Concours, with 12 models shown from the supercar brand.
“Every year I’m amazed at the extraordinary vehicles I see grace the field, and this year was no different,” said Dick Messer, former Director of The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “Both winners are perfect examples of style and sport and are very deserving of their awards. I congratulate the judges on their stunning choices.”
– By: Alexandra Koken