The 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance took place Sunday, March 10 at the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton. Featured cars for the 18th edition of the event included the Ford GT40, Porsche 911, Corvette Sting Ray, cars of Lamborghini, motorcycles of Ducati and race cars by Harry Miller. Sam Posey, driver turned journalist, was this year’s Honored Chairman. A small fleet of cars from Sam’s racing career were also displayed. The Concours was graced with near perfect weather after a somewhat cool start to the weekend. Brad Stahl, was on hand to document the event.
The Amelia Island Concours is an excellent event to see the great classic pre-war cars as well as notable racing cars. Two Best In Show trophies are awarded here – one Concours d’Elegance trophy and one Concours de Sport trophy. Over 300 cars compete for these top awards as well as class and corporate awards.
The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary is underway and many of these special cars were on the lawn. The collector market has recently “discovered” the value in early 911’s and prices have seen significant rise in the past 5 years.
Lamborghini also had a number of significant cars on the lawn at Amelia Island including the only factory-produced Miura Roadster and a Zagato-bodied 350GT
Sixteen Ford GT40’s were gathered for this event. It is always a treat to see so many of these great racing (and street) cars together in one venue. The 1968 and 1969 LeMans winning GT40 took home the Concours de Sport trophy this year!
The Corvette Sting Ray display drew crowds all day. There were several amazing examples of these pieces of American history including 1963 Grand Sport #4!
Harry Miller was an American race car designer and builder who is most famous for his Indy cars of the 1920-30’s. His cars won the Indy 500 nine times overall. 21 of his cars were on display at Amelia Island.
An impressive collection of cars driven by Sam Posey were also assembled for the event
Ducati was the featured motorcycle this year and they had an impressive variety of machines – old and new.
Best In Show was awarded to a stunning 1936 Duesenberg SJN owned by the Nethercutt Collection and a 1968 Ford GT40 owned by the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection.
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