St. Louis, Missouri – The stunning 1935 500K Mercedes-Benz from Kemp Auto Museum was awarded “Best New Coachwork or Re-Creation” at the17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida on March 11, 2012.

The Kemp Auto Museum receives best in class award at Amelia Island Concours

Designed on an unparalleled aesthetic of sportiness and style, the 500K amazed with is sweeping bodywork and finely articulated engineering.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which attracted about 23,000 spectators and 295 vehicles, is one of the most premier showcases for automobiles in the world. At the show, the museum was among some of the most prominent corporate, public and private collections in attendance, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Invitation to Amelia Island, along with recognition from its esteemed panel of jurors, is indicative of an automobile’s quality and places the car, in terms of status and value, as the finest of its kind. For several years the Kemp Auto Museum has occupied such a place at Amelia Island.

This is the fifth consecutive year the museum has been selected to display at the show and has won awards three times.

At this milestone, the museum’s Executive Director Rodger Van Ness said “We are very proud of the great collection at the Museum and are equally proud to have been invited five years running considering the show receives between two to three thousand applications annually.”

To learn more about the Kemp Auto Museum and its collection of classic European automobiles, including the museum’s 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, please contact Executive Director Rodger Van Ness at (636) 537-1718, or visit the Museum’s web site at

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