February 21, 2017 4:00 p.m.
For classic car enthusiasts, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (March 10-12) is springtime’s signature automotive event. Two-time winner of the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards, “The Amelia” features more than 300 rare vehicles from seldom-seen private collections around the world at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Now in its third decade, it has become the centerpiece of an island-wide, week-long celebration known as Amelia Concours Week (March 9-19). A complete schedule of Concours Week events, activities and special offers from many of the island’s award-winning hotels, resorts and inns can be found at AmeliaConcoursWeek.com.
The 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (March 10-12) will honor four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Al Unser Sr., and celebrate the Jaguar D-Type, along with streamliners, The Cars of Marmon, Brumos Racing, Japanese Power, and The Cars of the Movies. In addition, the three-day event includes a thrilling assortment of live and silent auctions, ride and drive experiences, road tours, book signings, seminars, luxury car displays, automobilia vendors, and gala dinners and cocktail receptions.
Other signature Concours Week events include the Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix (March 16-19), recalling the heyday of American road racing, as well as auctions by Bonhams (March 9) and Gooding & Company (March 9-10), showcasing a curated lineup of cars that always invites spirited bidding in a setting of southern elegance. The Festivals of Speed (March 10) is a luxury lifestyle cocktail reception featuring an array of vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models, and offers the opportunity to view some of the world’s most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, and other extraordinary vehicles.
New this year, the Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners and enthusiasts to the first annual Werks Reunion at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation (March 10), an event focused on camaraderie rather than competition. An impressive array of Porsches will be on display at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Owners can choose to display their cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.
For more information, visit AmeliaConcoursWeek.com, or to plan your Amelia Island vacation, visit AmeliaIsland.com.
About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions, and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit www.ameliaisland.com.