2016 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance


Feburary, 2016 -- The 10th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance brought partly sunny skies, over 200 classic cars and motorcycles, and thousands of car enthusiasts to the manicured lawns of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The vehicles ranged from the brass era, to European elegance, to muscle car classics, including, of course, a number of quality Packards, the featured marque of this year's Concours. Along with the spectators enjoying the Sunday show of chrome and colors, a dedicated group of judges made their rounds to select Best in Class winners, and ultimately the coveted Best of Show. Wayne Carini (Grand Marshal) and Jay Leno (Celebrity Judge) were also on the show field to provide their expertise to this very important task. Judging was based on the cars condition, authenticity/originality, and its appeal in the following areas: exterior, interior, engine, as well as its overall presentation, visual impact and the significance of the car. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to choose their favorite vehicle at the event. Top honors of the day -- the Best of Show and People's Choice -- went to:


Best Show Winner: 1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer



Best of Show (Car): 1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer Best of Show (Car): 1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer with Owner Best of Show (Motorcycle): 1915 Yale People's Choice: 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF 200K Spider

Class Winners and Special Awards



1950 Packard Custom Eight Victoria 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom 1937 BMW 328 Roadster 1938 Talbot Lago T23 TearDrop Coupe 1948 Tucker 48 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk 1959 Morris Minor Traveller Station Wagon 1966 Mustang GT Convertible Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award (Car): 1966 Dodge Charger Fastback Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award (Motorcycle): 1934 Brough Superior and Sidecar

Since these special cars are not daily drivers and are typically only driven during an event such as this, not suprisingly, some develop mechanical problems at the most inopportune times. For example, a 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer very elegantly motored its way to the award stage, only to stall out as it was getting ready to make its grand exit. Not to worry! Resident mechanic, Jay Leno, who was on the ceremony stage at the time, promptly jumped to the Bentley's aid, lifted the side curtain hood, removed the gas sediment bulb assembly, and said "Yeah, it's getting gas. Must be a bad fuel pump." And with that quick diagnoses, the big Bentley was pushed off the stage. Here's a video of the Bentley driving up to receive its Best of Class award and Jay working under the hood. You gotta love a true car guy like Jay!


Jay Leno Works on 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer



Jay Leno Under the Hood of the 1931 Bentley Jay Leno Still at Work You Can't See Him, But Jay's in the Back of the Bentley, Helping Push

Other Sights on the Field


1933 Packard Convertible S Bugnaughty Boattail Speedster 1931 Packard 833 Convertible Coupe 1934 Ford Custom 1930 Duesenberg Model J 1910 Packard 1920 Dodge Brothers Speedster 1947 Chrysler Town and Country Auburn Speedsters Bentley and Rolls Royce Corvettes Circle of Motorcycles Muscle Car Class

Celebrity Sightings


Jay Leno in the Crowd at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance Wayne Carini Greeting Fans at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

For more photos from the Concours, go to our gallery.