On May 23rd, the 26th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is taking place near Jacksonville, FL. 230+ vehicles from around globe are being ship to Florida to compete in arguably the top Concours d’Elegance in the world.
We covered the event a few years ago, where our team saw impressively rare one-off vehicles, LeMans winning race cars, and friendly A-list celebrities who were eager to share their passion. I remember seeing Steve McQueen’s old Jaguar D-Type, which was reportedly worth over $45 million casually sitting with no ropes (pictured below).
The event is the brainchild of Bill Warner, former Editor for Road & Track Magazine, race car driver, and a car collector. He is also one of the lucky few to have raced in the original Cannon Ball Run. His event is heaven for car nerds, but it also is a way for Bill’s organization to give back to the community. A reported $3.75 million in proceeds from the event has been donated to charity.
This year’s theme is Super Cars (my favorite type of cars), so I can’t wait to meet my childhood heroes again: Ferrari F40, Porsche 935, Mercedes CLK GTR, and of course the Lamborghini Countach. P.S. This year is the Countach’s 50th birthday!
Tickets are still on sale if you would like to join me at the show – click here
If you can’t make it, be sure to follow along on Instagram, my handle is @JonathanReviews. I will be posting the “best of” from the show.