Amelia Island

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

On March 12, 2017 the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will feature a special class to showcase and honor the Cars of Brumos Racing.  From its founding on September 1, 1959 Brumos Porsche Car Corp (later Brumos Porsche) represented the legendary Stuttgart marque in North America winning 15 major championships plus the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring multiple times.  On April 1, 2016 the world famous Brumos name -- a contraction of "Brundage Motors" -- concluded operations as retail automobile dealerships. Brumos Porsche Dealer Principal Dan Davis retained the legendary name and the cars of the Jacksonville-based Brumos Collection.     

"This is a meaningful way to salute Peter, Hurley, Jack Atkinson and Bob Snodgrass as well as all the drivers and crew members who made Brumos #59 so successful in racing through seven decades," said Dan Davis, "I'm honored to have been part of Brumos for the last 25 years and appreciate the effort and dedication of our people who support Brumos racing."   New headquarters for the Brumos Collection will open in Jacksonville during 2017. The purpose-built museum will house the vast collection of memorabilia and many of the cars that will be featured at Amelia in 2017: Brumos' first IMSA GT Champion, Trans-Am Champion 911, Can-Am Porsche 917 Turbo, Turbo 935 IMSA GT Champion and many more including the cars raced by Brumos' own and 1998 Amelia Honoree Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg, 2017 Amelia Honoree Al Unser, Sr, AJ Foyt, 2016 Amelia Honoree and Le Mans winner Hans Stuck plus a fleet of famous racing Porsche from the 1970s through today. "For many of us Brumos' red and blue stripes are the colors of our home town team," said Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. "Like Gulf's immortal blue and orange, and Martini Racing's stripes, Brumos' iconic white-red-and-blue livery is instantly recognizable to millions of sports car fans around the world. Brumos Racing lives."                     

About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.  Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, "The Amelia" draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $3.0 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, and other deserving charities. The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 10-12, 2017. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.

2017 AMELIA ISLAND VINTAGE GRAN PRIX

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix adds the heart-pounding excitement of vintage car racing to the established prestige of classic automobile events during 2017’s Amelia Concours Week. The Vintage Gran Prix line-up from March 16-19 (with races open to the ticketed public on March 18 and 19) will excite enthusiasts of any age and includes not only auto racing, but also vintage aircraft flyovers, vintage motorcycle demonstrations, a “Show & Shine” car show, and a children’s Pine Wood Derby. The Fernandina Beach Municipal airport, originally built as a training facility for pilots of the WW2 era, will also display aircraft including General George Patton’s observation plane from WW2 on display.

Cars & Coffee at the Concours

Saturday, March 11, 2017  Founded in 2013, The Amelia’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours allows individuals with vintage, exotic, and collectible vehicles to gather on the same show field used to display vehicles entered in the following day’s prestigious concours d’elegance.  Unlike Sunday’s main event that is limited to a select group of vehicles with unique historical significance specifically chosen to tell a thoughtfully-scripted story, Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours features a diverse group of vehicles that celebrate the automotive-enthusiast’s spirit. Proud owners of beautiful collectible and exotic vehicles awake early, shine up their prized automobiles, drive to The Golf Club at Amelia Island and gather with like-minded enthusiasts on the first, tenth, and eighteenth fairways for a cup or two of fresh coffee.  Although every entrant must go through an application process, showing a collectible car costs nothing and the event is free to the public from 9am to 1pm. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance views Cars & Coffee at the Concours as a gift to the community, a family-friendly “thank you” for supporting the event and making the award-winning show, now in its 22nd year, a reality.

One lap of Fernandina Airport