As they like to say in the collector car auction community, there was “plenty of money in the room.” With 101 cars going across the stage on Friday night, just over $27 million was spent, with 86% of the cars reaching their reserves; a successful event by any measure. Held in the ballroom of the luxurious and elegant Ritz-Carlton, the audience and venue were nearly as star-studded at the cars themselves. Highlights of the evening were a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS and a Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Coupe. The Ferrari, the top seller of the auction, was one of approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples. Retaining its original chassis, engine, and gearbox, the beautifully presented car sold for a final $2,205,000.
Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws over 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show’s Foundation has donated over $3.2 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, The Navy – Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, and other deserving charities. In 2013 and 2016 the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance won Octane Magazine’s EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award. The 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 9-11, 2018. Famous & Rare MGs to Star at Amelia Island 2018
We just received word from the folks at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance that the main event has been moved to Saturday due to impending weather. Along with this, the RM Sotheby’s auction will be moving to Friday, March 9. Even in the best case scenario, the forecast for Sunday’s scheduled Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance includes rain and lots of it. With a strong chance of heavy precipitation forecast for Sunday and a sunshine-filled Saturday in the mix, The Amelia Concours team has moved Sunday’s award-winning Concours to Saturday. The Concours show will now coincide with Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours presented by Heacock Classic Insurance. The new schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 10, Cars & Coffee at the Concours 9 am until 5 pm Saturday, March 10, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 9:30 am until 5 pm […]
The sports cars from Morris Garages were founding members of postwar American sports car racing. The 23rd annual “Amelia” will celebrate marque-founder Cecil Kimber’s original MGs that grew from the success of Morris automobiles before World War II. The M.G. Car Company celebrates its 90th birthday in 2018, though the cars wearing MG’s famous octagon badge have been around even longer. The earliest MGs were re-bodied Morris models with styling and performance enhancements. By 1928, the Oxford company had become large and prosperous enough to warrant an identity separate from the original Morris Garages and the M.G. Car Company Limited was established that March.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 The Shop at the Concours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1 RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale Preview 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom & Ocean Front Lawn For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575 Open to Public The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction 3:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 2 Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner 6:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom $310 per person. Reservations required: www.ameliaconcours.org FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 The Porsche Driving Experience 7 a.m. Departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Driver’s meeting at 7 a.m. Activities to include a spirited ride with a professional driver and an entrant participation autocross. $250 per car (2 people included). Open to the Public – Reservations Required: www.ameliaconcours.org *Ownership of a Porsche is […]
This notice just in from the folks at the upcoming Amelia Island Concours – due to impending bad weather, the concours has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. Even in the best case scenario, the forecast for Sunday’s scheduled Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance includes rain and lots of it. With a 100% chance of heavy precipitation forecast for Sunday and a sunshine-filled Saturday in the mix, Bill Warner and his team have chosen to move Sunday’s award-winning Concours to Saturday. The Concours show will now coincide with Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours presented by Heacock Classic Insurance. The new schedule is as follows Saturday, March 11, Cars & Coffee at the Concours: 9am until 5pm Saturday, March 11, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 9:30am until 5pm Other important changes include moving Saturday’s Legends of the Leaping Cat – Jaguar Racing Driver’s […]
Tickets are now available online for the 21st Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The three-day Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11-13, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The centerpiece, Concours d’Elegance, is schedule for Sunday March 13, 2016 on the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The field opens at 9:30 A.M., remaining open until 4:30 P.M. Two enthusiast seminars are scheduled for the 21st Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. At 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 11, 2016 in the Talbot Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island will be the Power Brokers Seminar. A discussion by great engine builders from different motorsport genres. Tickets are $35.00 per person, in advance or at the door, while supplies last. On Saturday March 12, 2016 the Talbot Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton will host […]
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is only a few weeks away now – less than a month. And yes, I am ripe with anticipation. So are quite a few other people, although perhaps “ripe” may not be the most appropriate word. As best as can be forecast this far out, the weather looks like it will be beautiful. It is right now anyway – down here in the semi-balmy South. Let we forget in our automotive excitement, the true goal of the weekend is to raise money for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. The Foundation has donated over $2.5 million since 1996 to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, Micah’s Place and other worthy charitable organizations across North Florida.
“Team Amelia” will again be part of the annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 13-16, 2015. The historic car races at Laguna Seca are a large part of the annual festival and celebration of classic, historic, competition and collector cars known simply worldwide as “Monterey Car Week.”