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The Motorcar Cavalcade Debuts a New Kind of Concours

Photo courtesy of the Motorcar Cavalcade

A new variety of concours d’elegance has entered the car world.

The first-ever Motorcar Cavalcade rolled onto the grass of the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa on January 30.

Okay, splendid cars and immaculate grass, so what is new here?

Plenty.

This concours was created to “challenge convention and lower barriers,” said Jason Wenig, owner of The Creative Workshop and co-Executive Director of the Motorcar Cavalcade.

This new concours placed cars is unique classes — and cars from many different eras, from classics to modern supercars — were in the same classes.

The classes were: Sound, Finishes, Cockpit, Dashboard, Lights, Glass, Doors, Mirrors, Paint, Power and Utility.

“When we talk about glass or doors or power or engines, we can compare seemingly disparate vehicles,” Wenig said. 

For example, in the Paint Class, 1st Place went to Barry Skolnick’s 2020 Apollo IE, and 2nd Place went to Andrew and Tanya Heller’s 1921 Kissel “Gold Bug” Speedster. These two cars are almost 100 years apart.

The goal was for everyone — even non-car lovers — to have a good time, much like everyone at the Kentucky Derby has a good time, Wenig said.

Mixing vintage and modern cars together in each class broke down barriers, and different groups of car people mixed together, had fun and learned new things.

More than 1,000 people came to the concours, and they admired 92 judged cars, eight display cars and one motorcycle.

Best in Show — Modern went to Ariane Dart’s 2021 Pagani Huayra Roadster. This car also won the Mirrors Class.

Best in Show — Classic went to Richard Gorman’s 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Gurney Nutting FHC. This car also won the Lights Class.

For more information, visit www.motorcarcavalcade.com