Amelia Island Concourse d’Class: The Fancy Excessive Finish Automotive Present Greatness Continues!

We’ve bought one other nice gallery of photographs from Amelia Island due to Joe Grippo. If you happen to missed any of our different photographs, use the hyperlink under to verify all of them out.

(Phrases and Images by Joe Grippo) Over the previous few weeks, we now have been exhibiting galleries of my Florida trip photographs. Drag Racing to this point had been the main focus of the primary half of our journey, with the Don Garlits Museum and the NHRA Child Gators, however now we’re switching it up…huge time.

After we began planning our winter getaway to the Sunshine State, Gainesville was the principle vacation spot, however we appeared round for different stuff to do, and as luck would have it, we have been going to be down there on the identical time the Amelia Island Concours d’Class was taking place. The Amelia Island occasion is a multiday affair with excessive finish auctions, a number of totally different automobile reveals and gatherings spanning nearly a whole complete week. We didn’t wish to quit a day at drags, so we deliberate to hit up the Sunday Concours on the Ritz Carlton, it was the spotlight occasion of the present week anyway. Now, we go to tons of automobile reveals and races, however this was a unique expertise for my spouse Stacey and me. First off, it was costly, like 170 bucks every costly. Hagerty Insurance coverage owns the present now and as members of their Drivers Membership we acquired a considerable low cost, however it was salty, nonetheless. It was, nevertheless, fully price it. The attendees have been fairly totally different as effectively, I’m used to automobile t-shirts, shorts and Vans, this crowd have been strolling round with wine glasses, leather-based sneakers and sport coats. Fortunately Stacey did some pre-show analysis and made me at the least have been a shirt with a collar. No matter. It was all concerning the vehicles for me, and there was some killer stuff to drool over.

Highlight lessons at this yr’s Concours included Historic 50’s Customs, Ferrari GT Berlinetta’s, Porsche 959’s, LeMans Corvettes, Lamborghini Tremendous Vehicles, Fiberglass Desires (Specials), Board Observe Bikes, and Vehicles of the 2023 Honoree Jeff Gordon amongst many others. 260 vehicles in complete crammed up a couple of holes and fairways of the attractive Golf Membership of Amelia Island on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton Resort. This was some critical shit, undoubtedly not a cruise night time at our native Sonic degree. I noticed rides I had solely examine since I used to be child like Lamborghini Miura’s, Peter Revson’s McLaren, a Studying Commonplace Board Observe Racer, a Greenwood Corvette and the Bob Hirohata Mercury and a lot extra. Actually, too cool a lot stuff to even listing on this already wordy weblog. So, dig into the galleries for some absolute BANGshift worthy goodness and a bunch of amazingly autos you don’t usually see on these digital pages. Hope you get pleasure from clicking by way of as a lot as I did clicking on my digital camera shutter button.