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Amelia Island Concours shines with great cars, huge crowds and Stirling Moss

Amelia Island Concours shines with great cars, huge crowds and Stirling Moss

The first car I encountered on the grass of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was the 1954 Jaguar D-type that a young Stirling Moss drove at Le Mans, where he soared through the Mulsanne straight at a record 173 mph. When I saw the D-type early Sunday morning before the start of the concours, the […]

By March 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Amelia Island calls for my first Florida concours weekend

Amelia Island calls for my first Florida concours weekend

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is often called the Pebble Beach of the East, which pays homage to the Monterey granddaddy-of-all U.S. concours and puts Amelia Island into perspective for its huge level of success, both in popularity and prestige. Coming in second is an honor in this case, especially considering that in 20 years […]

By March 11, 2015 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours raises up orphan concept cars

Amelia Island Concours raises up orphan concept cars

The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March will present a unique class of Orphan Concept Cars of the 1950s and early sixties. They may have failed to save their creators, but they succeeded by becoming the sort of delightfully obscure automotive exotica that inspires and motivates collectors. “Creating a class of orphan concept cars […]

By January 30, 2015 Read More →
Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

One of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at an Amelia Island, Florida, auction – a rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica short-wheelbase cabriolet – highlights RM Auctions’ sale March 14 of 90 classic cars. But most significantly, proceeds from the sale of the beautiful V12-powered sports convertible will be donated to the current owner’s foundation […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Mecum launches ‘super yacht’ auction in Florida

Mecum launches ‘super yacht’ auction in Florida

After more-than a quarter century of classic car sales, Mecum Auctions takes the plunge this week with what it is calling the world’s first Super Yacht Auction. Super yachts – the massively opulent luxury vessels that can sail the Seven Seas and cost multi-millions of dollars – will be featured May 2-3 in the South […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson sets sail for Palm Beach auction

Barrett-Jackson sets sail for Palm Beach auction

Barrett-Jackson’s 12th annual East Coast collector-car auction happens April 11-13 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. As customary, the emphasis is on classic cruisers, convertibles and luxury cars that suit the relaxed Florida lifestyle. The Palm Beach Auction comes after January’s highly successful sale in Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson’s signature event that marked its […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →
Avanti drivers meet for Winterfest in Florida

Avanti drivers meet for Winterfest in Florida

The sporty Studebaker Avanti, a radically styled fiberglass coupe created by a design team led by the celebrated Raymond Loewy, is today considered the last hurrah of the South Bend, Indiana, automaker that traced its roots back to covered wagons of the 19th century. Introduced to wide acclaim in 1963, the Avanti lived on even […]

By January 30, 2014 1 Comment Read More →