Car enthusiasts near and far flock to 9th Annual Kirkland Concours d' Elegance (photos)

[nggallery id=174] James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, billed as "the most famous car in the world," was but only one of the highlights at the 9th annual Kirkland Concours d' Elegance. Vehicles from every era and of every shape and size were on display at the lakefront setting in front of the Woodmark Hotel.

There were eleven classes of vehicles for the 2011 competition:

  1. Aston Martin
  2. Pierce Arrow - Early
  3. Pierce Arrow - Late
  4. Working Girls
  5. Working Girls
  6. Straight Axle Corvettes
  7. Antiques
  8. Special Display
  9. Collector's Class
  10. Jaguar XKE
  11. CCCA Classics Early
  12. CCCA Classics Late
  13. Vintage Wooden Boats – Classic Runabouts
  14. Vintage Motorcycles – American Racers
Best of Show

Congratulations to Mr. Ray Scherer from Westlake Village, CA! His 1911 Simplex was awarded Best of Show in the 9th Annual Kirkland Concours d'Elegance.

Over the past nine years, Concours has donated in excess of one million dollars to charity. To learn more about the event, sponsors and charities, please visit


The 2011 Kirkland Concours d' Elegance was held at Carillon Point on Sunday, September 11, 2011.