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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FERRARI SUPERAMERICA: JACKIE COOPER’S PRANCING HORSE!

Film and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina-bodied Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the "Ferrari Production 1950-1964" class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance this weekend. The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1,000-mile high-speed lap of the Italian penin...
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GRAND PRIX MERCEDES: RACE OF THE CENTURY WINNER!

Amelia Island Concours to host winner of the 1914 French GP. It’s the centerpiece of a special display presented by Mercedes-Benz and car owner George Wingard. A team of five Mercedes Grand Prix racers traveled to France for the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France, less than one week after the assassination of the Archduke  Franz Ferdinand which led to then start of WW I. It was a time of political turmoil  and accelerating technological progress. At 8:00 a.m. on July 4...
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CALDER’S BMW BATMOBILE ART CAR: AMELIA ISLAND

BMWs first Art Car, Alexander Calder's 3.0 CSL Batmobile GT racer, will headline  2014 Amelia Concours' Batmobile Class. BMW's Art Cars debuted to the public in Paris at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in May 1975. It was an elegant creative alliance of racer and art auctioneer Herve Poulain and American sculptor Alexander Calder mixed with the foresight of BMW Motorsport chief Jochen Neerpasch. Calder started with a scale model of the Batmobile, cloaking it in broad swat...
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McLAREN & AMELIA ISLAND: HALF-CENTURY CELEBRATION!

2014 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance will honor 50 years of McLaren at speed, displaying rare and significant racers from five decades of competition. McLarens were not only victorious in the world's richest and most prestigious races, the company changed motorsports through a relentless pursuit of perfection. They brought a strictly professional approach to a sport that had been more of a glamorous hobby than a true business. Today McLaren is still the only marque to win the Formula 1 Con...
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MERCEDES-BENZ RACECARS: SILVER SALUTE!

Iconic Silver Arrow racers celebrate 25th anniversary of 1989 Le Mans win at 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. From their glory days in the 1930s, the all-conquering racers from Mercedes-Benz were known with affection, respect and, occasionally, fear, as the "Silver Arrows." The nickname has its roots in a clever solution to a weight restriction mandated by the Grand Prix rules book. During the 1930s, to save weight and meet the international regulation requiring GP cars to race...
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