How the competition works

concorso ferrari judging

An Unrivalled Experience

The power of 97

What does it mean?

Our Goal

The Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza is the one true place to solidify your car’s reputation, with the ultimate accolade – 97 points gives you a Platino Award!

Important Note: Your Ferrari is judged only against itself, not against the other Ferraris in its class. The classes are grouped so that the judges have sufficient time to devote to each Ferrari entered for judging.

Judging Guidelines

The Cavallino Classic subscribes to the judging guidelines as formulated by the International Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile (IAC/PFA).

These guidelines have been found to be the most logical, the most comprehensive, and the fairest of any other proposed format. The Committee was formed over two dozen years ago by a group of enthusiasts whose goal was to improve judging standards at Ferrari shows.

“The key purpose of the Concours is to promote the preservation of the Ferrari in its original state. Therefore, the primary focus of the judges will be on originality, authenticity and condition….”

Please see the IAC/PFA Judging Guidelines here.


The Cavallino Classic also has four Preservation Awards. Please see the IAC/PFA Preservation Guidelines here.


Enter your Ferrari for a truly unique experience.

Awards Cavallino 30

Concorso Major Awards – 97 points or higher qualifies a car for Major Award consideration
Concorso Class Awards – Platino (Platinum) – 97 points or higher; Multiple awards in each class

Please Note:

Your Ferrari Is Judged Solely Against Itself not against any other cars in your class. There are multiple Platino winners in each class. Your Ferrari only needs 97 points or higher for a Platino and be eligible for Major Awards.

Special Awards

The Tour of Palm Beach Cups

Presented at The Breakers Party Friday evening.

The Grand Touring Cup

Presented at The Breakers Party on Friday evening, for Peoples’ Choice Finest Ferrari.

Best of the Best Award

If you win a 2021 Best of Show at the Cavallino Classic Concorso, you are eligible for consideration for the 6th Annual Peninsula Hotel Best of the Best Classic Award. The Best of the Best is chosen from only 8 of the top Concours around the world, and the Cavallino Classic is honored as one of these select shows.

Classic Sports Sunday

Major Awards Decided by Peoples’ Choice:

  • Best of Show
  • Finest GT
  • Finest Competition
  • Most Elegant
  • Most Unique
  • Ladies’ Choice
  • Gentlemen’s Choice
  • Personal Favorite “If I could take one home…”

Marque Awards Decided by a Committee of Expert Judges

  • Best in Class
  • Multiple Excellence in Class

Proposed Marque Classes

  • British
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • American

pre-war & post-war class for each

best of the best

2020 Cavallino Classic Best of Show Wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

1954 750 Monza Prototype, s/n 0428 MD, Takes Top Honors

the accolade

The Annual Best of the Best Award is for the Finest Automobile chosen from the Bests of Show from only the 8 leading Concours d’Elegance shows in the world.

  • 2005 to 2014 – Sponsored by Louis Vuitton
  • 2016 to 2020 – Sponsored by The Peninsula Hotels

For the entire Best of the Best history, the Cavallino Classic has been one of those 8.

our invite

The Cavallino Classic was once again invited to be part of the Annual Best of the Best Awards presented The Peninsula Hotels. A selection is made of the Bests of Show from the 8 finest Concours Shows in the world. A Committee of International Judges then decides who is the Best of the Best.

Our 2020 Best of the Best Winner

The Cavallino Classic Best of Show is the 1954 750 Monza Prototype, s/n 0428 MD, from Tom Peck. Our congratulations!

Our Honors

The Cavallino Classic has won 3 times, in 2012, 2019 and 2020.

  • The 2020 Cavallino Best of Show was the 1954 750 Monza Prototype, s/n 0428 MD, from Tom Peck.
  • The 2019 Cavallino Best of Show was the 1958 335 Sport, from Andreas Mohringer, and it won the 2019 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Automobile in the World.
  • The 2012 Cavallino Best of Show was the 1962 250 GTO, from Charles Nearburg, and it won the 2012 Louis Vuitton Classics Best of the Best Automobile in the World.

We thank all our Cavallino Classic Best of Show winners for entering Ferraris each year worthy for consideration for this Award.


A Concours Show becomes one of the Best Eight for many important reasons, including:

  • It has achieved a recognized brand status for quality and sustainability.
  • It has a proven attendance of important individuals & collectors who attend every year.
  • It has a proven attendance of the highest quality classic automobiles.
  • It has a strict and comprehensive judging system.
  • It has superb organization.
  • It is held in a destination known for beauty and hospitality.
awards cerimony

Please see the quick video of the reveal from February 9. More details to come as we get them.