Sights From the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


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photos by david s. wallens

For 23 years, some of the most significant cars in automotive history have flocked to Amelia Island. There they lay out in the sun, spending a day being appreciated by the masses. The 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance welcomed over 300 cars and thousands of guests onto the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, despite a last-minute move from Sunday to Saturday thanks to a poor forecast. We were there in force and snapped photos of some of the best sights at the show.

Special honorees at the concours included: cars that Emerson Fittipaldi raced and won in, cars from the Martini International Racing Team, and the outrageous customs of “Big Daddy” Ed Roth.

The 2018 Amelia Island Concours had something for everyone, from the original Bullitt Mustang to a special class for the rare and significant Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona.” We also spotted lots of IMSA GTP cars.

We brought a car of our own to the show as well: the Lotus Elan we’ve been painstakingly restoring for the past two years. It was incredibly gratifying to see it on the fairway at Amelia Island.


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nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
3/12/18 3:48 p.m.

So many classic Ferraris!  Thanks for the photos and write-up.  What a fantastic event; once again I'm sad that I had to miss this one.

Group44registry
Group44registry New Reader
3/21/18 3:46 p.m.

Tim. et al-

  Great shots as always.

My dad, Dick Ostman, put a new clutch in that white/blue Ferrari of Dana Mecum back in 1962 at Lime Rock.

 

  It's probably been ten years of more when Dr. Jerry Kuiper hosted our MG Club at his home in Melbourne Beach FL. While there we were all invited to drive and and all of his pre-war MGs, including the Police Car.  I drove it past a MBPD officer on A1A...he gave me a "I don't beleive what I'm seeing" look.  LOL

Cheers,

Rick Ostman

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