As some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful cars lined the sides of a verdant golf course, there was one thought pervasive throughout the crowd: March 22 couldn’t have been a more beautiful day to host the first ever Miami Beach Concours d’Elegance.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Miami Beach, the city partnered with some of the area’s finest companies and organizations to coordinate a week of celebration, and the Miami Beach Concours kicked the revelry off with a high dose of horsepower. Hosted by the public Miami Beach Golf Club, the event was founded by Ron Vogul and John Temerian, President of Lou La Vie, who presented awards along with Mayor Phillip Levine.
Participants from across the state and around the country gathered to enter there vehicles into the judged competitions, with many hoping to bring home the Best in Show award at the end of the day. Included in the group of judges was Paolo Pininfarina, Group Chairman of legendary designhouse Pininfarina and the event’s guest of honor. Pininfarina recently relocated to Miami Beach, and as the city is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, Pininfarina celebrates their 85th.
Guests piled onto the golf course’s field to spend a bright sunny day in a tropical climate while enjoying the sights and sounds of 100 year’s worth of automotive excellence. With some support from event partner Hublot, attendees were able to sport carbon fiber on their wrists as well as on the field.
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Though many marques were represented in the winner’s circle of the Concours, the group was heavily dominated by the stylistic beauty of Ferrari vehicles, including some designed by Pininfarina. The winning entrants accepted their awards from Mayor Philip Levine, Paolo Pininfarina and Hennessey. Take a look at the list below to see every winner, as reported by event Chief Judge Steve Ahlgrim, including an incredibly well preserved, and incredibly rare, Ferrari Testarossa.
In case you weren’t able to make it to the Concours in person, be sure to take a look through the gallery below and watch the video above, uploaded to YouTube March 24 by Mark Supercars TopSpeed, to get a glimpse of what next year’s event may entail.
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Gallery by Lou La Vie
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