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"Socially Distanced" Hypercars and Classics Take Over Miami Design District


© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

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© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

© 2021, Barton Workman

 

February 11-14 - The fourth installment of the Miami Concours featured a dramatically reduced entry with a no pressure display  event spread throughout Miami’s famous Design District in keeping with Covid guidelines in a socially responsible  layout with plenty of space between the cars and spectators.
The traditional second weekend of February date, which coincides with the Valentine’s Day and President’s Day  holidays, was where ritual ended as the Miami Concours hosted no official social or extracurricular events, no  red-carpet lined streets featuring dozens of the world’s most sought after collectible and exotic cars lined up  end to end, no international team of judges to pour over the cars and hand out trophies for the best examples.

The Venue.

Miami’s Design District has emerged as one of, if not the, best venues in the country for displaying high end  automobiles in a casual, luxurious setting.  The world class shopping, art gallery, dining and entertainment quarter  lends itself perfectly as a venue for the Miami Concours, the fourth year the event has taken place at the posh  venue where proprietor Craig Robins hosts participants and VIP guests as cars were spread throughout from  Jungle Plaza, Palm Plaza, through Paseo Ponti, across 41st Street and into Paradise Plaza.

The Event.

In 2020, the outbreak of Covid struck just days after the Miami Concours which saw 20,000 spectators fill the  Design District despite early rain showers which usually keeps Miami residents locked in their home.  The Design  District was a mob scene as shops, galleries, restaurants and bars experienced the largest single day event in  their history as 39th, 40th and 41st Streets were covered with the traditional end-to-end red carpeting, a selection  of 100 of the world’s finest automobiles and the stunning 1950 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Drop Head Coupe of  Guy Lewis won Best of Show as presented by Chief Judge, Dr. Mark Moskowitz.

The calendar came around a bit too quickly in 2021 for organizers to host those sorts of numbers again and the  responsible decision was taken to carry on with the event although with greatly reduced car counts and in an  environment as dictated by the new reality public safety protocols.

The Cars.

The 25 cars on display throughout the Design District included but were not limited to the following Hypercars and Supercars presented on their own individual red carpet displays.

  • Aston Martin DB4 GT
  • Bugatti Divo
  • McLaren Senna GTR
  • Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
  • Ferrari Testarossa
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Lamborghini Countach 5000S
  • Lamborghini Diablo GTR
  • Lamborghini Diablo 30th Anniversary Jota
  • Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
  • Lamborghini Aventador SV
  • Lamborghini Urus
  • Pagani Huayra
  • Pagani Raduno
  • Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet Flatnose
  • Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe
  • Porsche 959 Canepa

To be sure, the 2021 version of the Miami Concours was not what organizers and spectators would have  wished after the record-breaking event in 2020.  The Design District, participating sponsors and entrants  may look forward to being back in 2022 with a full compliment of cars and activities once again presented  on the red carpet.

Better times ahead. 

Report & Photos:
Barton Workman, Miami Beach Concours