BEST OF THE BEST: 2017 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

Bill Warner and his team delivered yet another whirlwind weekend of cars, cars and more cars in spite of a major challenge from Mother Nature. This year’s Concours amazed with sensory stimulation at every turn. Not to say that there weren’t challenges. Mother Nature forced a change from Sunday to Saturday, which they handled with aplomb and grace. They are to be congratulated for working untold hours to ensure the show went on. 2017 Honoree was Al Unser, standing next to the Borg Warner Tr...
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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: 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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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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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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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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