Autumn on Amelia Island features a classic car show held annually in Fernandina’s downtown historic district. It’s been a tradition for more than a quarter of a century and grown into one of the most popular fall events held on Amelia Island.
26th Annual 8 Flags Car Show — October 15, 2022
Be sure to wander around Fernandina’s Centre Street on Saturday, October 15, 2022 to enjoy the 26th Annual 8 Flags Car Show, presented by the Amelia Cruizers Car Club and First Federal Bank. All are welcomed to attend this special, free event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show will be held rain or shine.
For some, it is a nostalgic trip down memory lane. During the event music of past eras is also broadcast, adding to the fun vibe downtown. The car show has grown over the years to a 300 vehicle limit, with plenty of American muscle cars on display. “Judging takes place in several categories, including getting the spectators involved in selecting the People’s Choice Award,” according to Amelia Cruizers.
Eight Blocks Of Colorful Vintage Vehicles
This excellent display of beautiful cars and trucks features a large variety of vintage vehicles parked along Fernandina’s Centre Street corridor plus some side feeder streets for eight blocks. Admission to the 8 Flags Car Show is free for spectators. (Only participants who enter a vehicle in the show pay a fee, the funds benefit local charities.)
8 Flags Car Show Photo Gallery
Browse the 8 Flags Car Show photo gallery below, scenes of past events from Amelia Island Living’s image archives.
Watch Video — Classic Car Show
The 8 Flags Car Show was previously featured on the “My Classic Car ” TV show, hosted by Dennis Gage. Watch the show’s video below to get a feel for what it’s like to be in downtown Fernandina for this fun event.
Amelia Cruizers Car Club
Founded in 1996, the Amelia Cruizers Car Club of Fernandina Beach “welcomes all antique, classic and special interest cars.” Owners interested in presenting their vehicles in the show can learn more about registering vehicles at the Amelia Cruizers’ website. (Latecomers can still register vehicles the day of event in the morning for $30.)