The day has finally arrived, where the crème de la crème have made it through the pre-judging rounds and now strut their stuff on the show field for the coveted Best In Show at Amelia award.
But first, there’s so much more going on before the final afternoon judging. This is Roger Penskes weekend, and the Cars of Roger Penske are on display in the bright, Florida sun.
The Cars of Roger Penske
What do you say about the man who has done it all? Race car driver, team owner, business man, entrepreneur, and this years Honoree at Amelia. I’ll let his cars do the talking.
Since we’re on the subject of racing celebs, here we are at the Chopard watch display, drinking wine graciously offered by Chopard, and ogling their $12,000 watches (I want one), when who do we spot standing four feet from us? Can you name this racing icon and 2019 Amelia Honoree?
Roo caught sight of him first. “It’s Jackie Icyx!” she screamed. She knows her race car drivers.
Another Amelia regular is known far and wide for his knowledge of Ford GT’s and Aston Martins. If you watch his show on Amazon Prime, Legends of Design, then you know Mr. New Jersey, GT Joey.
So many cars, so little time. The afternoon was waning as the finalists for the coveted Best In Show title began parading toward the show field, lining up in anticipation for the judges final ruling. I couldn’t help think how similar this is to a dog show!
The Amelia Concours has long had a racing heritage. As such, Best In Show awards are given to both a road car and a race car. Everyone was waiting for the final announcement………………..
2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Best In Show
1929 Duesenberg J-218 Town Car Limousine and 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
What a fantastic event! Quite frankly, it was all a bit overwhelming. There just wasn’t enough time to see and do everything that was offered. But, it was thoroughly enjoyable, even our $126.00 lunch at the Golf Club at Amelia!
This was the only event we could participate in this year. Two days after we arrived back home, the bottom fell out due to Covid 19, and all events we typically do were cancelled one by one. At least we have Amelia to talk about all summer!