The 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday, March 14th on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. An estimated 15,000 people attended the event on a breezy and sunny day.
Honorary Chairman Richard Petty kicked off the 15th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by driving onto the field in the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner that he drove to 21 victories on the NASCAR circuit. In addition to Featured Guest Richard Petty, the featured marque was Mercedes-Benz and the Concours highlighted the 40th anniversary of Porsche’s inaugural victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans by showcasing a number of influential 917s. Other classes ranged from Motor Trend cover cars to Cars You Never Knew Existed to Forgotten Fiberglass and many similar one-off categories.
Photographer Darren Pierson (www.dperceptions.com) presents the following photo gallery that shows the wide-ranging collection of cars gathered by Amelia Island Concours Founder Bill Warner. Pierson wonderfully captured the grace, muscle and sport that were all present on the show field.
2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Photo Gallery (Click image for larger picture and description)