The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a remarkable event that showcases some of the rarest collector automobiles on the planet (many seldom seen from private collections). Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Al Unser, Sr., is this year’s Honoree.
This globally-recognized car show (“the” top posh event of the year on Amelia Island), “Concours d’Elegance” in French means “competition of elegance” and/or “parade of cars.”
Various events are scheduled at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 10-11, 2017 (see listing below of featured events). This includes one popular, free admission event, Cars & Coffee at the Concours, an opportunity to browse over 400 classic and exotic cars from car clubs on Sat., March 11, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm (this year on Fairway #2).
2017 Amelia Concours Date Changed Due to Weather
The centerpiece show, the Concours d’Elegance, is traditionally held Sunday along the fairways of Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton. WEATHER UPDATE!!! A March 9, 2017 morning announcement was issued by the Concours organization due to weekend weather forecast. The 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, (same show hours 9:30 am to 5 pm). The FREE ADMISSION Cars and Coffee will also be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, but moved to fairway #2, from 9 – 5 pm.
“Great cars and special movies are among the most evocative and enduring elements of modern American life and culture,” said Bill Warner. Sure to be sought out on the field will be James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger” (1964 film starring Sir Sean Connery), Steve McQueen’s Porsche Gulf 917K from “Le Mans” (1971), plus a rare BMW 507 roadster formerly owned by the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Read more about “The Cars of Kings and Movies” coming to Amelia.
Legendary Porsche Racing Cars of 1950s & 1960s
4-CYLINDER “GIANT KILLERS”
Six decades ago, Porsche’s Ernst Fuhrmann designed an engine and created a legend. At the 2017 Concours d’Elegance, one of the special competition classes to be featured is Porsche’s landmark four-cam, four-cylinder racing cars of the 1950 and 1960s. An unparalleled collection of Porsche 550 Spyders, 718, RSK, RS60 sports racing cars — all powered by Fuhrmann’s extraordinary four-cylinder engine — will gather at “The Amelia.”
Celebrating 50 Years of Camaro
The centerpiece of the 22nd annual Amelia Concours Camaro class will be Camaro Number One, the gold 1967 coupe VIN number 10001. Also in the class will be 1968 and ’69 Yenko Camaros, a 1969 Indy 500 RS/SS Pace Car, a 1973 Baldwin Motion Camaro plus a COPO Camaro and several significant generation one and two Camaros. “The Camaro brought affordable world class design to American car showrooms,” said Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “When experts, critics and even competing designers compare a mass production design such as the Camaro to a Ferrari Lusso you know you’ve struck gold.”
Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour
— Friday, March 10, 2017–
A selection of Amelia Concours d’Elegance cars will depart from The Ritz-Carlton at 8:30 am on Friday, March 10, 2017. The tour stops at various points on and around Amelia Island and concludes with these rare automobiles parked along several blocks of Centre Street while the drivers enjoy lunch. Traditionally, the road tour begins to arrive downtown for public viewing around 11:30 am, and drivers usually depart Fernandina 1:30 to 2 pm. Popular with the local folks, all are welcomed to be present downtown on Friday during this window of opportunity to browse spectacular vehicles (free admission).
2017 Porsche Driving Experience
Departing from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport on Friday, March 10, 2017 is the 2017 Porsche Driving Experience (following the 7:00 a.m. check in and 7:30 a.m. drivers meeting and continental breakfast). Ownership of a Porsche is NOT required but must be 21 years of age. Participants will travel to Naval Station Mayport and enjoy activities to include an autocross in one of the latest Porsches and a spirited ride with a professional driver. Lunch will be held on base. The entry fee is $250.00 per car (includes 2 people).
Day of Show Tickets
For those who missed deadline for advance tickets online, purchasing tickets at the gate are $120.00 per adult, $50.00 for individual youths 12-18 years of age, and $50.00 for active duty military personnel (with ID) and their accompanying individual immediate family members. Kids under 12 with paying adult are free. All tickets include an official program. See the Amelia Concours d’Elegance FACEBOOK page for the latest updates/news from the Concours.