The 2014 edition of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was staged Sunday, March 9th at the Golf Club of Amelia Island in Florida. The 19th annual event celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maserati, the 50th anniversary of McLaren, BMW CSL ‘Batmobiles’, Chrysler Concept Cars, prototype Porsche race cars and Underslung, among others.
More than 330 cars and motorcycles from around the world participated in the 2014 Concours, delighting attendees with an automotive display of style and heritage. Highlights on the field included the presence of the BMW CSL racing coupes, which included Alexander Calder’s 1975 Le Mans 3.0 CSL, 1975 Sebring 12 Hour and 1976 Daytona 24 Hour winners. A rarely-seen Maserati 450S Le Mans “Costin Coupe,” which Sir Stirling Moss raced at Le Mans in 1957, also graced the field, while Chrysler’s La Comtesse Concept Car was introduced to the public after an extensive restoration by the Chrysler group. In addition, attendees were entertained by the Packard concept car collection of Ralph and Adeline Marano of Westfield, New Jersey, rare beach cars and Zagato-bodied masterpieces.
Race car driver Jochen Mass was the Honored Chairman of the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Event Founder and Chairman Bill Warner offered up a great selection of race cars from Jochen’s diverse career for display on the show field, including the McLaren M23 Formula 1 race car that Mass drove onto the field to officially kick off the event. Mass was honored on the 25th anniversary of his victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Similar to the 2012 and 2013 events, photographer Dirk de Jager also documented the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, offering the following gallery showing the exceptionally strong entrants and beautiful conditions found at this year’s event. We split up Dirk’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Featured Picture Gallery
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