My Car Quest

September 20, 2014

Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance Photos

by Mike –

It was a long but great day at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. One observation is that they do not seem to be as well organized as similar events in California. They made a few hundred people, including me, wait for 45 minutes before the event officially was open. So, we all just stood at the gate and waited.

I was also surprised at how crowded it was – it was difficult at times to get a clear view of certain cars and getting a good photo without people blocking the shot was even more of a challenge.

The cars were superb and there were many celebrities around. I saw Sam Posey, who was the guest of honor. I also saw Bob Varsha (of Speed TV) and Brian Redman and I had a discussion with David Hobbs.

Here are photos of some interesting cars – I will publish more later this week.

It was a long haul from California but I loved this event.

Lola T70

Lola T70

Alfa Romeo TZ3 Zagato

Alfa Romeo TZ3 Zagato

Porsche 901 Prototype

Porsche 901 Prototype

Bizzarrini GT America

Bizzarrini GT America

Facel Vega II

Facel Vega II

Lamborghini Islero

Lamborghini Islero

Lamborghini Islero Door Signed by Valentino Balboni

Lamborghini Islero Door Signed by Valentino Balboni

Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini Miura Spider

Lamborghini Miura Spider

Bizzarrini GT America

Bizzarrini GT America

Ford GT40 Spider

Ford GT40 Spider

el Tiburon Roadster - Shark

el Tiburon Roadster – Shark

Ford Mustang Prototype

Ford Mustang Prototype

Spohn Convertible

Spohn Convertible

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

Lancia Appia GTE1

Lancia Appia GTE1

Fiat Abarth Boano Spyder

Fiat Abarth Boano Spyder

Lancia Stratos

Lancia Stratos

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Awards

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Awards

Sam Posey on the right

Sam Posey on the right

BMW Braque Turbo

BMW Braque Turbo


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Comments

  1. bruce caron says:

    Great pictures! Post more, I’m living vicariously through them. Did you get to hang out with any Iso/Bizz people?

    • I spent a few minutes with Don Meluzio and his Porsche 901 prototype – more on that in another post.

      I also saw Ron Spindler present an award but I did not get to talk to him.

  2. jmswhidbey says:

    No shortage of absolutely brilliant machinery… Fantastic looking forward to even more great pics…

  3. ~ you have managed to present a nice selection of images in spite of the given challenges. i forwarded the links and the picture of the Shark to the Forgotten Fiberglass bunch. your report brings the event to life for us.

    • Scot,

      Thanks for sharing, I have more photos of the Shark that I will publish when I reach a stable Internet connection. I am in the Dallas airport now and the WiFi connection is not reliable today, so this message is being sent from my iPad over the 3G network.

      I am spending a few days in Louisiana visiting family, I hope my Internet connection is better there.

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