Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The 2012 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Photos

I was lucky enough to spend the entire weekend just 45 minutes North of Jax at the 2012 Amelia Island Concours. If you're reading this - you probably know Vic Elford was the guest of honor and 10 to 12 of the Ferrari 250 GTO's(nearly 1/3 of the word's population of the GTO's!) were present along with a handful of Shelby Cobras.

I also was lucky enough to spend part of the weekend cruising the island in a 1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder - 1 of 125 produced. More on that later, though! Below are a few of my favorite shots from the Concours and Saturday's Italian car show: The Concorso Atlantico. For those who haven't been yet - the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is a massive event - Porsches, Chevys, Caddys, Bentleys, BMWs, Ferraris - you name it, they've got a historically important road, concept or race car to represent those brands! This is definitely one of the premiere events in North America for classic cars. We even had a chance to speak with Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars fame on the Velocity Channel. I plan to continue going every year!

You can find the full gallery here on Flickr.

Ferrari 250 GTO #24

Another Balsawood shifter in the Porsche 907

Ghibli and 330GTC

Ferrari 250 Lusso Interior

unknown classic

Car #1 - Ford GT40

Ferrari 250 GTO tour of Amelia Island

1 comment:

  1. Yes it was a great event this year as always a nice story with great pictures telling like it is!
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