Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015
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Amelia Island Concours 2016 – Preview

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returns to Amelia Island, Florida on March 10-13, 2016 for the 21st running of the Concours regarded as one of the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, the Concours will draw 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world.

Staged at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island and the adjacent Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is much more than the showcase event on Sunday, with several days of poster and book signings, seminars, driving tours, parties, automobile and silent auctions, art shows, test drives and more.

Racing driver Hans-Joachim Stuck will be the featured honoree at the Amelia Island Concours 2016, serving as the honoree at the Concours’ annual Gala Dinner on Saturday and driving onto the show field on Sunday at 9:45am to officially open the Concours. The two-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner and 1985 World Sports Car Champion succeeds Sir Stirling Moss as the honoree.

This year’s event will also celebrate Hans-Joachim Stuck’s race cars; 100th Anniversary of BMW; Bizzarrinis; 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini Miura; Concepts Beyond Detroit; Pegaso; Cord; Greenwood Corvettes; Porsche 356 and much more.

The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours will be held Sunday, March 13th at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tickets are $95 in advance ($120 gate), youth 12 – 18 and active duty military pay $50 and children under 12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The awards presentation begins at 11:30am at the awards tent on the show field. Participants will compete for Best in Class or Amelia Awards (2nd or 3rd), in addition to Corporate Awards, which as the name implies are given by various corporate entities to their favorite cars. The Best in Class winners then compete for the overall Best of Show for two designations: Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport.

Amelia Island Concours 2016 – Seminar Schedule

On Friday, March 11th at 3:00pm, the “Power Brokers” seminar will see Tommy Kendall host a panel with some of the top engine builders from NASCAR, Sports Cars, Open Wheel Racing and Drag Racing to tell stories and discuss how engines and competition changed with technology through the years.

On Saturday, March 12th at 10:30am, the “BMW Drivers of the Ultimate Driving Machine” seminar will see Tommy Kendall moderate a panel of racing greats that will share stories from their years racing for BMW. Panel includes: Bill Auberlen, David Cowart, David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Brian Redman, Boris Said and Hans-Joachim Stuck.

Admission to each seminar is $35.00. To order tickets, visit AmeliaConcours.org.

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction

RM Sotheby’s will hold its 18th annual Amelia Island auction on Saturday, March 12th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Headline cars include the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Cabriolet A, 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ and 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer.

Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company will hold its 7th annual Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 11th on the grounds of the nearby Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Gooding assembled more than 80 cars for its auction, headlined by the Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Collection, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and a 1966 Ford GT40 Mk1.

Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

The 2nd annual Bonhams Amelia Island auction will be held Thursday, March 10th at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island. More than 80 automobiles will be offered at Bonhams’ Amelia Island Concours Week sale, headlined by a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer, 1933 Maserati 8C 3000 Biposto and 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A.


Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Official Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 10th

The Shop at the Concours
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale Preview
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom & Ocean Front Lawn
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575
Open to Public, Thursday morning by appointment

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
3:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner
6:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom
$295 per person. Reservations required: www.ameliaconcours.org

Friday, March 11th

The Porsche Driving Experience
7 a.m.
Departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Driver’s meeting at 7 a.m. Activities to include a spirited ride with a professional driver and an entrant participation autocross.
$250 per car (2 people included). Open to the Public – Reservations Required: www.ameliaconcours.org
*Ownership of a Porsche is not required. Must be 18 years of age to participate in the high-speed experience portion of the event.

Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour
8:30 a.m.
Departs from The Ritz-Carlton main driveway. The tour stops at various points on and around Amelia Island and concludes with a public display and lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Open to Concours Registered Vehicles Only

The Shop at the Concours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
Complimentary

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Open to Public

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale Preview
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom & Ocean Front Lawn
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575
Open to Public

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Talbot Pre-Function

The Power Brokers Seminar Presented by Shell/Pennzoil
3 p.m.
Tommy Kendall hosts a panel with some of the top engine builders from NASCAR, Sports Cars, Open Wheel Racing and Drag Racing to tell stories and discuss how engines and competition changed with technology through the years. Roger Bailey – McLaren; Spenny Clendenen – Richard Childress Racing; Don Garlits; Ed Pink – Ed Pink Engines; Alwin Springer – Porsche Motorsports and Leonard Wood – Wood Brothers Racing
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom
$35 per person –Tickets can be purchased online www.ameliaconcours.org or at the door on the day of the event. Open to the Public. Limited Seating.

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Reception
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom & Ocean Front Lawn
For more information, email Lauren Udzbinac
[email protected] or call
(800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575
Registered Bidders Only

duPont Registry Live Aeroport Reception
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Fernandina Beach Airport
$150 per person. For more information, please call Tim Webber at (407) 649-9190

Saturday, March 12th

MotorXpo
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Free Admission

Cars & Coffee at the Concours presented by Heacock Classic Car Insurance
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Over 250 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs will be displayed on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Vehicles must be pre-registered to participate
Free Admission

The Shop at the Concours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Open to Public

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
Complimentary

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

BMW Drivers of the Ultimate Driving Machine Seminar Presented by Kelly Services
10:30 a.m.
Tommy Kendall moderates a panel of racing greats that will share stories from their years racing for BMW. Panel includes: Bill Auberlen, David Cowart, David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Brian Redman, Boris Said and Hans-Joachim Stuck
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom $35 per person Limited seating
Poster signing follows seminar
$35 per person –Tickets can be purchased online www.ameliaconcours.org or at the door on the day of the event. Open to the Public. Limited Seating.

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction
11 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Admission is for registered bidders, sellers and qualified media only. For more information, visit www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Talbot Pre-Function

Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Pre-Function and Colonnade
By Invitation Only

Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner
Honoring Hans-Joachim Stuck
7:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom
Black Tie Optional, Reservations Required: www.ameliaconcours.org
By Invitation Only

Sunday, March 13th

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Golf Club of Amelia Island
10th & 18th Fairways
General Admission Adult: $120/$95*
General Admission Student 12- 18 years old: $50
General Admission Children under 12: admitted free with paying adult ticket.
Active Duty Military and immediate family: $50 with Active Duty ID available on site only.
General Admission with early entry (8:30 a.m.): $150* Limited quantities.

9:45 a.m.
Honoree Hans-Joachim Stuck enters the show field from the Awards Tent

10:30 a.m.
Vintage Fashion Show presented by Fashion Group International,
North Florida, Inc. – Awards Tent

11:00 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome
National Anthem
Flyover
Judges Introduction

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Awards Presentation – Awards Tent. Presentation includes Best in Show, Best in Class, Amelia and Corporate Awards.

Club Amelia: $500* per person includes: admission to the Concours, VIP parking, collector program, continental breakfast, lunch, snack, three drink tickets and cash bar. Limited availability.

Concours and More: $225* per person includes: General Admission ticket with early entry (8:30 a.m.), event poster and lunch inside The Ritz-Carlton. Limited availability.
*purchased in advance

Exhibitors
Bentley, BMW, BMW Group Classic, Brumos, Buick, Ferrari, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

The Shop at the Concours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

MotorXpo
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vendors of Automobilia on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the public

Book Signings
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island – in James Edition Midway
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North end of the Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Automobilia
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Luxury Car Displays
Friday – Sunday
The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance

All events are held rain or shine. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to change or cancel an event.

For more information, visit AmeliaConcours.org.

[Source: Amelia Island Concours]

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  1. Maybe next year I can check you off my list of things to do. Being from Georgia and being a total car fool I feel I m cheating myself by having not already attending this Prestigious Event. Thanks for all ya ll do and just maybe you ll have a 64 yar ol kid there next year. A new one that is.