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The 18th Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The 18th Edition of The Amelia Is On The Way!
When08 - 10 March 2013 (3 days) 
Deadline10 January 2012 (entry closed) 
WhereThe Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island & The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach
4750 Amelia Island Parkway

Amelia Island, 32034
UNITED STATES 
CategoriesConcours 
Contact9046360027 (Phone)
9046360171 (Fax)
 
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First held in 1996, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an annual automotive exposition held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island oceanfront property and on the manicured 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. It celebrates the automobile’s vast contribution to transportation and society through a number of related events. Amelia’s theme centers each year on the career of a racing personality; past honorary chairmen have included greats from all forms of racing (Formula One, Group C, NASCAR, Indy Car, Sprint Car), including Sir Stirling Moss OBE, the late Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Carroll Shelby, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Allison, Parnelli Jones, Derek Bell MBE, Richard Petty and Vic Elford. For 2013, we will honor a specific automobile – the “featured marque” – for its contributions and history. Past marques have included Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Pierce Arrow, and Stanley Steamer. The five-star Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, adjacent to the golf course, serves as the ideal backdrop for a variety of supporting events. These include the RM Auction, silent auction, several seminars, photographic & automotive art displays, vendor areas, road rallies & tours, receptions and private parties.

 

Regarded today as one of the premiere concours in the United States, the Amelia is one of the most innovative events of its kind due to its eclectic classes of vehicles, unique themes, and educational seminars. For example, past features have included “Promotional Vehicles,” “Indy 500 Pace Cars,” and “The Legends of Can-Am.” The seminar series, which has welcomed numerous racing legends to the podium, has become especially popular with standing-room-only crowds and extensive media coverage within the U.S. and in Europe. The Amelia draws collectors, media, sponsors, and spectators from both the national and international communities, and the show is opened each year with the arrival of the honoree piloting one of his race cars onto the field – further reinforcing the show’s eclectic nature. The Amelia was the first concours to institute two best in show awards: Concours d’Elegance & Concours de Sport, which recognize the top traditional vehicle and top racing vehicle, respectively. The Amelia is now firmly positioned among the top concours in the world along with the Pebble Beach Concours (USA) and the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.