It was a duesy of a weekend on Amelia Island. See scenes of the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2013 at the seaside setting of Golf Club of Amelia, Summer Beach, adjacent to The Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton. Sensational collector cars were showcased on this tiny barrier island in northeast Florida, bursting at its shores with automotive enthusiasts. This event of global appeal brings investors of rare collector cars, motorheads, automotive experts, top industry journalists, and car lovers in general. The top single sale on Amelia Island over the weekend was a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe that sold for $4.51 million.
Amelia Island in northeast Florida hosts an elite event each March not to be missed, even if you’re not a car buff. It’s a time of glamour, glitz and gleaming chrome. There will be more treasure than the pirates (who once roamed Amelia Island’s shores) could have ever imagined. A single automobile can surpass the value of a high-end oceanfront property on this tiny resort island during the March weekend, at the Amelia Concours d’Elegance.
The ubiquitous azaleas are starting to bloom — a surefire sign that spring has come to Nassau County. But something else is happening here. In the air, there is a sweet fragrance of economic activity. The housing market appears to be recovering, retail sales are somewhere between solid and spectacular, and corporate activity is robust. That adds up to a profitable formula.