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Amelia Island Concours 2016 – Report and Photos

Amelia Island Concours 2016
Race cars of Hans Stuck

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 was held March 10-13th on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The event attracted capacity crowds and more than 320 cars and motorcycles into 43 classes from 10 different countries. With fantastic weather (until the end) and friendly Sports Car Digest fans at every turn the Amelia Island Concours weekend couldn’t have been better. This year marked the 21st anniversary of the Concours, an event that under the expert guidance of Bill Warner is one of the premier classic car showcases worldwide.

Racing driver Hans-Joachim Stuck kicked off the 21st Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by driving onto the field in one of his former race cars, the Porsche 962C that he co-drove to an overall win at Le Mans in 1986. A further selection of Stuck’s race cars were among the highlights of the ‘Race Cars of Hans Stuck’ class, from the Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45B; trio of BMW CSLs; BMW M3 GTR; BMW M1 Group 5; BMW 700 RS; Shadow DN8; March 741-1; Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am; Porsche 911 Turbo S2; Porsche 935 and no less than five Porsche 962 models. Stuck clearly enjoyed and appreciated the worthy acclaim bestowed upon his career, as the ever-gracious German seemingly wore a smile the entire weekend.

In addition to the race cars of Hans-Joachim Stuck, the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance also celebrated 100th Anniversary of BMW; 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura; Porsche 356; Concepts Beyond Detroit; Bizzarrini Spiders; Cord; Pegaso; among others. If you came to this year’s Amelia to see something special, then in all likelihood your wish was granted, as there was something special at every turn.

“Diverse doesn’t begin to describe Amelia 2016,” said Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Concours d’Elegance. “We let our passions shape Amelia, so the field has a unique flavor that even hard core racers tell us they really love.”

Nearly 20 percent of Pegaso’s total production of 84 cars was on the show field for the 2016 Amelia. For production cars, one could easily argue that none were more fascinating than “el Dominicano,” the bubble-top coupe built totally in-house in Pegaso’s works for Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Formula 1 technology plus leading edge engineering and styling made the Pegaso Z-102 the most exotic car in the world and the one of the rarest gems of the European post-war exotic car renaissance.

The judges apparently agreed, as they awarded Best of Show Concours de Sport to the 1952 Pegaso Z-102 BS 2.5 Cupula Coupe owned by Evert Louwman. Best of Show Concours of Elegance at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours went to the 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Town Car from the Nethercutt Collection.

Off the show field, attendees enjoyed seminars on the ‘Power Brokers’ and ‘BMW Drivers of the Ultimate Driving Machine’. The Power Brokers seminar featured top engine builders from NASCAR, Sports Cars, Open Wheel Racing and Drag Racing discussing how engines and competition changed with technology through the years, while the BMW Drivers seminar featured racer and broadcaster Tommy Kendall moderating a panel of racing greats that shared stories from their years racing for BMW. The panel included Bill Auberlen, David Cowart, David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Brian Redman, Boris Said and Hans-Joachim Stuck.

Plans for the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance are already underway and the 22nd annual event is scheduled to be held on March 9-12. The show’s Foundation has donated over $2.75 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., Spina Bifida of Jacksonville and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.

Similar to 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the Amelia Island Concours 2016 with the following selection from the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. We split up 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 by found on the last page of the gallery and gives a comprehensive view of all 310 photographs.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery

 

Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016

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Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Two

 

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic was voted People’s Choice
Motorcycle Class
Motorcycle Class
1957 Watson Indy Car
1957 Watson Indy Car

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Experienced driver behind wheel of the Shell Porsche 962
Experienced driver behind wheel of the Shell Porsche 962
1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda
BMW CSL
BMW CSL
BMW CSL
BMW CSL

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Three

 

1986 Porsche 962
1986 Porsche 962
Hans Stuck
Hans Stuck
1986 Porsche 962
1986 Porsche 962
Cars of Hans Stuck
Cars of Hans Stuck

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1974 March 741-1
1974 March 741-1
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Hans Stuck reconnects with an old friend
Hans Stuck reconnects with an old friend

 

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Hans-Joachim Stuck with a few of his old friends
Hans-Joachim Stuck with a few of his old friends
1985 Porsche 962C
1985 Porsche 962C
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan

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BMW CSL
BMW CSL
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1974 March 741-1
1974 March 741-1
Hans Stuck with 1974 March 741-1
Hans Stuck with 1974 March 741-1

 

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1964 Ford GT40 (chassis 101 replica)
1964 Ford GT40 (chassis 101 replica)
1954 Ferrari TRC 500
1954 Ferrari TRC 500
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1974 Fascination Sedan
1974 Fascination Sedan

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1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports Coupe 'Honeymoon Express'
1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports Coupe ‘Honeymoon Express’
1914 Mercedes
1914 Mercedes
1964 Ferrari 250 LM, overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1964 Ferrari 250 LM, overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1957 Watson
1957 Watson

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Six

 

Talbot-Lago GP
Talbot-Lago GP
1954 Ferrari TRC 500
1954 Ferrari TRC 500
1974 March 741-1
1974 March 741-1
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016

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Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Janis Joplin Porsche 356
Janis Joplin Porsche 356
1952 Pegaso Z-102
1952 Pegaso Z-102
1969 Porsche 908/2
1969 Porsche 908/2

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Seven

 

Lamborghini Miura P400
Lamborghini Miura P400
Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Porsche 356
Porsche 356
Porsche 356 Carrera GS/GT
Porsche 356 Carrera GS/GT

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1952 Porsche 356 America Roadster
1952 Porsche 356 America Roadster
Shelby Mustang GT350
Shelby Mustang GT350
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Ferrari 275 GTB
Ferrari 275 GTB

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Eight

 

1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Coupe
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Coupe
1970 Lola-Colt "Johnny Lightning Special'
1970 Lola-Colt “Johnny Lightning Special’
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

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Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spider
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spider
1954 Cunningham C3 Vignale
1954 Cunningham C3 Vignale
1909 Buick 16B
1909 Buick 16B
1953 Paxton Phoenix
1953 Paxton Phoenix

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Nine

 

1984 Porsche 935
1984 Porsche 935
Trans-Am Class - Amelia Island Concours 2016
Trans-Am Class – Amelia Island Concours 2016
1971 AMC Penske Javelin
1971 AMC Penske Javelin
1970 Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustang
1970 Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustang

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans-Am
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans-Am
2001 BMW M3 GTR
2001 BMW M3 GTR
1976 BMW CSL
1976 BMW CSL
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Ten

 

Le Mans winning Porsche 962C
Le Mans winning Porsche 962C
1977 Shadow DN8
1977 Shadow DN8
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck

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Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Hans Stuck
Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Eleven

 

Trans-Am Class
Trans-Am Class
1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1977 Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45B
1977 Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45B

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BMW 635CSi
BMW 635CSi
1965 Ferrari 250 LM
1965 Ferrari 250 LM
BMW 3.5 CSL
BMW 3.5 CSL
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Twelve

 

1977 Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45B
1977 Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT45B
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am and 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am and 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2
1988 Porsche 962
1988 Porsche 962

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1961 BMW 700 RS
1961 BMW 700 RS
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Thirteen

 

Amelia Island Concours 2016
Amelia Island Concours 2016
Trans-Am Class
Trans-Am Class
1971 Plymouth Road Runner
1971 Plymouth Road Runner
Maserati A6 1500 PF
Maserati A6 1500 PF

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1952 Pegaso Z-102
1952 Pegaso Z-102
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1965 Shelby De Tomaso P70
1965 Shelby De Tomaso P70

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Fourteen

 

1986 Porsche 962
1986 Porsche 962
Race cars of Hans Stuck
Race cars of Hans Stuck
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL
1984 Porsche 935
1984 Porsche 935

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Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spider
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spider
1965 Ferrari 250 LM
1965 Ferrari 250 LM
Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet and Ferrari 330 GTS
Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet and Ferrari 330 GTS
Porsche 356
1949 Porsche Gmünd Coupe, the 50th Porsche built

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery Page Fifteen

 

Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016

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Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
Early morning at the Amelia Island Concours 2016
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1930 Cadillac 452 All-Weather Phaeton
1930 Cadillac 452 All-Weather Phaeton
Amelia Island Concours 2016
Amelia Island Concours 2016

 

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1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Pegaso Z-102 Touring
Pegaso Z-102 Touring
Waking up the 1952 Pegaso Z-102
Waking up the 1952 Pegaso Z-102
Greenwood Corvette Class
Greenwood Corvette Class

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Ed Pink's 1936 Ford Coupe
Ed Pink’s 1936 Ford Coupe
1952 Pegaso Z-102
1952 Pegaso Z-102
Time to wake up
Time to wake up
Amelia Island Concours 2016
Amelia Island Concours 2016

 

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Amelia Island Concours 2016
Amelia Island Concours 2016
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am
1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am
1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental
Ex-Hans Stuck Porsche 962
Ex-Hans Stuck Porsche 962

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1947 Cisitalia 202 SC Cabriolet
1947 Cisitalia 202 SC Cabriolet
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Sedanca Coupe and 1934 Hispano-Suiza K6 Chauffeur Limousine
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Sedanca Coupe and 1934 Hispano-Suiza K6 Chauffeur Limousine
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Sedanca Coupe
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Sedanca Coupe
1949 Buick Roadmaster 'Rain Man'
1949 Buick Roadmaster ‘Rain Man’

 

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 – Main Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)