2014 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
Although February brought cold temperatures or snow to most of the nation, the Sunshine State lived up to its name by delivering blue skies and warm temperatures for the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance. Over 200 classic cars and motorcycles graced the show field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, where the cars weren't the only stars of the show. Celebrities for this year's event included Paul Teutul, Sr., of Orange County Choppers, who displayed three of his shop's custom-built choppers, and Wayne Carini, from the TV series, "Chasing Classic Cars, who served as Grand Marshall."
An impressive collection of motorcycles -- European, Japanese, and American -- were entries in this year's Boca Raton Concours, including a 1948 Indian Chief and a pair of Ducati vintage race bikes. Best of Show was awarded to a 1934 Brough Superior 1150, which included a special option, a sleek sidecar.
Practically every era was represented, including a 1886 Mercedes-Benz motor wagon, which is considered to be the first patented gasoline powered car. Some other memorable cars were:
- A 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout,
- A stunning group of '50s and '60s cars with fins, including four Imperial Convertibles,
- A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing,
- A grand collection of vintage Rolls-Royce convertibles and Bentleys,
- A 1914 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix, and
- A 1963 Corvette Roadster , specially built for Harley Earl.
The Best of Show was awarded to a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster.
For more photos of the event, go to our 2014 Boca Raton photo gallery
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Wins Best of Show