Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

A 1952 Pegaso Z-102 and 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II were the Best of Show winners at last year’s 2016 Amelia Island Concours. Nathan Deremer photo/Amelia Island Concours ’Elegance

Amelia Island Week Preview

The Best in the East Now in its second decade, Florida’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has become one of the country’s top automotive happenings. It is perhaps the closest thing to Pebble Beach week east of the Mississippi. Held the second full weekend in March, “Amelia” draws nearly 250 rare vehicles from collections from...

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Warner named honorary chairman at Hershey concours

HERSHEY, Pa. _ Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has been named honorary chairman for The Elegance at Hershey, to be held June 9-11 at The Hotel Hershey. “We invited Bill because of his lifetime experiences and contributions to racing, race photography and journalism rank him as a true...

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Elvis’ BMW 507 at Amelia Island

Elvis Presley’s 507 roadster will be featured in the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance BMW 500 class on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.  Elvis took delivery of his 507 roadster on December 28, 1958 during his service in the US Army while stationed in Germany. The Feather White roadster...

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Only surviving Lemans-winning Jaguar D-Type at Amelia Island

The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will honor the immortal Jaguar D-type on the 60th anniversary of its third consecutive and final victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the race it was created to win. Jaguar Chairman William Lyons considered the 24 Hours of Le Mans the most important race on...

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‘Rarest of Rare Corvette’ at Amelia Island Concours

It is the rarest Corvette ever built. The 1957 Corvette Super Sport prototype 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 Motorama duties it was sold...

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Royal Cadillac Limousine ‘Duchess’ at Amelia Concours

Edward VIII’s unique Cadillac limousine will take center stage at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Royal tradition holds that the British Sovereign’s car is a Daimler, but the man who abdicated the throne of England in 1936 for the love of an American girl became a Cadillac man in 1941. King Edward VIII...

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Amelia 2017: Homecoming for an Italian World Champion

A World Championship endurance racer will make its international concours debut at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on Sunday March 12, 2017. That championship quest began in Florida 36 years ago. The 24 Hours of Daytona — the Rolex 24 — is a harsh and unforgiving place to begin a World Championship...

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Amelia Island Concours wins worldwide award

LONDON _ For the second time in four years the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has won Octane Magazine’s EFG International Historic Motoring Award for the Best Motoring Event of the Year. The award was presented in ceremonies in Guildhall on Nov. 17. As the only American event nominated for the, award the Amelia Island...

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Cord L-29 takes home FIVA Preservation Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) recently announded that the  Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), launched World Motoring Heritage Year with the presentation of a special preservation award at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The FIVA award for the Best Preserved Vehicle was presented for the circa 1930 Cord L-29...

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Variety is the spice of life for Amelia Island

By Rich Luckin va-ri-e-ty: The quality or state of having different forms or types (Webster’s New Ideal Dictionary). Well, that really sums up my experience, along with 32,000 other people, at the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance held at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida. Pick a name and most likely that car would be represented....