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Ferrari 250 GTO & Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet Win Best of Show at The Amelia – Show Highlights & Images

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Despite the sporadic rain showers that poured throughout the weekend, the 29th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance proved to be another resounding success, showcasing the timeless beauty and history of automobiles against the backdrop of challenging weather conditions.

Amidst the rain-soaked grounds, automotive enthusiasts gathered to witness the crowning of the Best in Show winners, where a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO emerged victorious in the Concours de Sport category, while a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet stole the spotlight taking the best of show award.

The triumph of these exquisite vehicles underscored the enduring allure of classic automobiles, despite the inclement weather. The Ferrari 250 GTO, with its legendary competition history, stood as a testament to automotive excellence, its recent restoration shining brightly despite the raindrops.

Owner David MacNeil expressed pride in the meticulous restoration of the Ferrari, emphasizing its significance as a cherished piece of automotive history destined to be enjoyed by future generations, regardless of the weather challenges it might face.

Similarly, the Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet, with its rare and distinctive design, captured the hearts of onlookers despite the rain, evoking the glamour of its debut at the 1947 Paris Auto Salon. Owner Dana Mecum’s dedication to showcasing this piece of automotive artistry at Amelia Island highlighted the perseverance of enthusiasts and owners alike in preserving automotive heritage.

McKeel Hagerty, Chairman of The Amelia, acknowledged the resilience of both participants and attendees, noting that despite the weather, the event remained a beacon for automotive enthusiasts worldwide. The enduring success of the Concours demonstrated the unwavering passion and dedication of those who participate, ensuring that the spirit of Amelia Island lives on, rain or shine.


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