2023 Amelia Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The Concours d’Lemons sputtered onto the 1st Fairway of the Amelia Island Golf Club on March 4, 2023, as part of Hagerty’s The Amelia event that included a high end concours, Cars and Community with Lemons and RadWood. Hoopties of every description from all over the southeast were subject to a drenching when a passing thunderstorm washed off years of carefully cultivated grime and added to the copious amounts of rust already on display. Owners were completely unphased by the deluge and had their bribes ready to sway the sightly damp celebrity judges when the sun broke through the clouds. There was no bribery needed to crown “Worst of Show”, Wayne Francis’s self-propelled porta pottie was hands down the crappiest car on the field. Bolted to a barstool go-kart frame the porta pottie laid on its side was not only #1 but also #2 with the judges.

The Concours d’Lemons is inexplicably sponsored by these otherwise respectable companies:
Griot’s Garage
Classic Motorsports Magazine



Worst of Show
Wayne Francis – 2012 Porta Pottie


Rust Belt American Junk – GM
Gene Janicke – 1946 Chevy C10

Rust Belt American Junk – Mopar
Kristine Irwin – 2005 Chrysler Crossfrire

Rust Belt American Junk – Ford
Louis Depolis – 1968 Ford Falcon

Rust Belt American Junk – Other
Melvin Peteit 1947 Willys CJ2A

Needlessly Complex Italian
Tim Murray – 1976 Fiat 131S

Jeff Stoyer – 1959 Kombi Kart

Royal Order of MOT Failure (British)
Nadeem Kahn – 1960 Vauxhall Velox

Unmitigated Gaul (French)
Patricia Schwarz – 1965 Citroën Ami 6

Swedish Meatballs
Kenneth Thompson – 1989 Volvo 240

Soul Sucking Japanese Appliance
Casey Herron 1997 Honda Civic

Korean Kimchi
Kelly Ott – 2001 Huyndai Sonata

Sickest Sickle
Chuck Best – 1953 DKW RT250

Slightly Better Than a Go Kart
Ray Ferreira – 1984 Honda Zoe

Sight for Sour Eyes
Monica Eby – 1958 Mercedes 220S

Driving on a Prayer
Britt Man – 1975 Dodge Dart

Participation Award
Shiloh Shive 2018 Genesis G80

Best Backseat
Kevin Oldrid – 1985 Mercedes 300 D Limo