RAREST OF THE RARE: ‘57 CORVETTE SUPER SPORT!

One of the rarest factory-built Corvettes ever built can be seen for the first time in 60 years at the Amelia Island Concours next month. The ‘57 Corvette Super Sport prototype originally built for GM's famous Motorama shows of the 1950s will, after six decades hidden from view, break cover in a special exhibit at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 12, 2017. After its auto show duties, it was sold to Ralph Poole of Albuquerque, NM. The current owner, John Baldwin purch...
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RARE SALEEN S7: SILVER STREAK!

Out of approximately 1,500 S7 Supercars built by Steve Saleen’s iconic company, just one was painted Speedlab Silver. If you’re a numbers guy, this 550-horsepower S7, is one of just eight built in 2004 and tops out at over 200 mph. Saleen’s S7 is a true road warrior, a racecar with license plates! They built just 30 that were powered by naturally aspirated, rather than the 750 horsepower twin-turbocharged, aluminum 7.0 Liter Ford engines. The Saleen S7 was originally designed in the UK for Sa...
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CAMARO: A HALF-CENTURY OF PERFORMANCE!

Golden oldie Gen I and Gen II Camaros showcase 50th anniversary celebration at  Amelia Island Concours. The first Camaro, Vin #10001, owned by GM, top & Dan McMichaels '73 Baldwin-Motion Phase III 454 Camaro, above, will be featured at Amelia Island Concours. GM brass wasn't enthusiastic about adding a sixth model to Chevrolet's 1967 model lineup . . . until they saw the prototype. It was a knockout. The new Chevy, code-named Panther, began to appear in the automotive business jo...
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2016 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: THE BEST GETS BETTER!

Our intrepid photo-journalists at large - Maureen and Mike Matune – bring us highlights from one of the country’s premier shows. The Amelia Island Concours has grown to include events over several days. Friday brought the Reliable Carriers Eight Flag Road Tour where Concours participants exercised their mounts over local roads, ending up in downtown Fernandina Beach. Here is Mark Moshayedi’s ‘65 Shelby-DeTomaso P70 racer, above. Originally conceived by Carroll Shelby to contest the USRRC ch...
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2016 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: PEGASO CELEBRATION!

The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will feature and celebrate the rare and exotic Spanish Pegaso. Pegaso is Spanish for Pegasus, the winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white on the Pegaso insignia. Pegasus' mythological role was to deliver thunderbolts to Zeus. Appropriate, because that was the thunderous effect the stunning Pegaso Thrill coupe had on the 1953 Turin Auto Show when the Spanish Touring-bodied grand touring coupe made its public debut. "That such an ...
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2015 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

The Amelia Island Concours was graced with sunny skies, warm temperatures and the most eclectic assortment of important cars – from hot rods to classics. Who would have thought that original gathering of 160 cars just 20 years ago would double in size to include a show field chock full of rare, fun, interesting and significant cars? Our congratulations to event founder and chairman Bill Warner, his staff, volunteers, supporters, judges and entrants who helped turn a dream into a reality. Th...
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STAMPEDE AT AMELIA ISLAND: COWBOY CARS!

‘Cars of the Cowboys’ Class coming to the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. On March 15, 2015, the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will display the eclectic and eccentric cars - customized and modified - to promote America's movie and TV cowboys. In true "Amelia" tradition, this unique display on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton will put fun ahead of fad and fashion as the first gathering of cowboy vehicles at a major international C...
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AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE: 19 YEARS STRONG!

‘Early March brings Spring and one of the more significant events on the show calendar, the Amelia Island Concours,’ blogs Mike Matune. Top photo shows why the Amelia Island Concours is considered one of the top events of its kind in the world: Spectacular setting, important cars and an appeal for serious as well as casual spectators. Jim Glickenhaus’ Ferrari 330 P3/4, above, is radiant in the early morning sun on the fairway. Irwin Kroiz’s ‘62 Corvette Sebring racer returns to its s...
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HORCH 853 AND SCARAB: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS WINNERS!

A ‘37 Horch 853 and ‘58 Scarab won Best In Show honors at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Horch 853, owned by Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee, Sparks, NV, took home one of the most sought-after trophies on the Concours circuit. Fully restored, it is one of only two Horchs ever to have been bodied by coachbuilder Voll & Ruhrbeck, which created custom coachwork for Bugatti, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Cord among others. The highly coveted Concours de Sport award was pr...
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BMW 3.0 CSL ART CAR: ALEXANDER CALDER!

The very first BMW Art Car, a 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, is a  highlight of a class of 3.0 CSLs at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this weekend. The original in the legendary series of BMW Art Cars is the highlight of the BMW CSL class at the 2014 Amelia Concours d‘Elegance. For over 40 years, the BMW Art Car Collection has captured the imagination of art and design enthusiasts as well as lovers of cars and technology with its unique combination of f...
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