On March 12, 2017 a full class of famous Movie Cars will trigger fresh nostalgia at The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where an all-star cast of 10 cars made famous by feature films between 1954 and 1988 will be on display. The cast:
- James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (1964)
- The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door Sedan and Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder from Steve McQueen’s Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
- The Gulf Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in Le Mans (1971)
- The Corvette Stingray prototype from Elvis Presley’s Clambake (1967)
- The Woodill Wildfire from Johnny Dark starring Tony Curtis (1954)
- The 1958 Chevrolet Impala that appeared in American Graffiti (1973)
- The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider from Gumball Rally (1976)
- The 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Riviera Salamanca used in Sabrina (1954)
- The 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible from Rain Man (1988).
“Great cars and special movies are among the most evocative and enduring elements of modern American life and culture,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “When Wayne Carini brought the 1949 Rain Man Buick Roadmaster to Amelia last year it triggered something important. Memories of special cars and movies often frame the central moments of our emotional lives. Usually they resurrect happy memories. Those feelings and memories are precisely what we’re shooting for with the Movie Cars class.”
For complete information, please visit www.ameliaconcours.org
Not sure who supplied the lead photo for this, but the Aston Martin shown is most certainly NOT any of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5’s. The one in the photo is someones customized DB6.
Also, the Rolls Royce that McQueen drove in the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ is a ‘Corniche Coupe.’