2012 Concours d'Elegance on Amelia Island over
Hundreds of classic cars and tens of thousands of fans turned up for this year's Concours d'Elegance on Amelia Island in Florida last week.
Organisers estimate that around 20,000 people visited the event, with 20 per cent more tickets printed than in previous years and every single one sold.
A whole host of rare and exotic classic cars were on display, including a 1937 Bugatti Type 57C and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. These pristine vintage vehicles were honoured with top prizes as part of celebrations marking the 17th year in which the show has taken place.
The event was a huge hit in terms of money raised for charitable causes, as it is estimated that around $1.8 million was taken in throughout its course.
A 1953 Ghia Cadillac and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark concept were also amongst the most impressive classics available to view during the show.
A number of racing legends and auto experts were on hand to give visitors an overview of the various vehicles and also answer any pressing questions which enthusiasts might have had. The Concours looks set to return in 2013, when it will surely go from strength to strength.