Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

March 11, 2018  –  near Jacksonville, Florida

  • A 4-day extravaganza: concours, tours, auctions, seminars, cars & coffee….
  • Featuring 250 exceptional vehicles from around the world.
  • The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation has donated $2.5 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care and other local charities.

2018 Event Info


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Fri May 25th, 2018

1988 Porsche 962 takes the field at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’EleganceDesignated “HR7”, this is the last Holbert Racing Porsche 962, constructed with Chapman CO3 chassis to IMSA specifications for the 1988 season. HR7 was raced in the #14 Miller High Life livery by Derek Bell and Chip Robinson as well as used for testing development. After the passing of Al Holbert, HR7 was sold to Chapman Root. Root loaned HR7 to the Jim Busby Racing team for the 1989 24 Hours of Daytona, where the father and son team of Mario and Michael Andretti raced HR7, again in the Miller High Life livery with the number changed to 68. HR7 then returned to Root who raced it successfully at many historic venues. HR7 was subsequently sold to Larry Schumaker, who after a brief period of ownership, sold HR7 to the current owners before Porsche Rennsport III. Porsche Factory racing driver Patrick Long offered to drive HR7 that weekend and won the Weissach Race for 962s. See MoreSee Less

1988 Porsche 962 takes the field at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours dElegance

Designated “HR7”, this is the last Holbert Racing Porsche 962, constructed with Chapman CO3 chassis to IMSA specifications for the 1988 season.  HR7 was raced in the #14 Miller High Life livery by Derek Bell and Chip Robinson as well as used for testing development.  After the passing of Al Holbert, HR7 was sold to Chapman Root.  Root loaned HR7 to the Jim Busby Racing team for the 1989 24 Hours of Daytona, where the father and son team of Mario and Michael Andretti raced HR7, again in the Miller High Life livery with the number changed to 68.  HR7 then returned to Root who raced it successfully at many historic venues.  HR7 was subsequently sold to Larry Schumaker, who after a brief period of ownership, sold  HR7 to the current owners before Porsche Rennsport III.  Porsche Factory racing  driver Patrick Long offered to drive HR7 that weekend and won the Weissach Race for 962s.

 

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I wish that was the normal beer cart when I golf there..,it obviously fits on a cart path, so…..

Jack Ansley Now there’s a name (Chapman Root) from our past! What a character– I don’t remember paying a tab at Daytona Beach Hilton

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance shared Shoot for Details’s photo.
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Tue May 22nd, 2018

Great photo from Shoot for Details!Two legendary racers the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB 4C and the 1968Ford GT40 Mark IV See MoreSee Less

Great photo from Shoot for Details!

Mon May 21st, 2018

1973 Porsche 2.8 RSR "R6" from the 2018 Martini Racing Class See MoreSee Less

1973 Porsche 2.8 RSR R6 from the 2018 Martini Racing Class

 

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Sébastien Crubilé Jeremy Garamond

Thu May 17th, 2018

Bill Warner joins Tom on the latest episode of The Barn Find Hunter.After the exceptional barn-find 427 Cobra and Ferrari 275 GTB/2 from the same garage a few months ago, we asked Tom Cotter what could possibly be left to unc… See MoreSee Less

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Unbelievable!

Wed May 16th, 2018

We’ve been pretty busy working on the 2019 show. All we can say, for now at least, is mark your calendars for March 8-10, 2019. You are not going to want to miss this one! See MoreSee Less

 

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Not sure you can top the last couple of years!!

Mon May 14th, 2018

1949 Buick El Kineno at the 23rd Annual Amelia Island Concours d’EleganceThis vehicle was built on a 1949 Buick Roadmaster model Dyna flow frame for Congressman Richard M. Kleberg Sr. It was designed by Buick and the GM styling section. A 1949 frame was cut by 5 1/4 inches to a 121 inches. A large rear overhang boosts bumper-to-bumper length to 213 inches while the height is 6 inches greater. Chassis and body members have additional bracing to accommodate an empty weight of 5,464 pounds. Axle shafts and steering components are made of nickel-chrome moly steel and shot peened for extra strength. An extra heavy-duty radiator core was provided. A 1 1/2 gallon storage tank was mounted over the engine to provide extra cooling water storage. Extra hood openings above the grill provide 35 square inches of additional aperture for air entry. The hood, doors and deck lid are made of aluminum alloy and the rear quarter panels are 20-gauge steel. The 15 by 8.90 six ply tires are the size of light truck tires. See MoreSee Less

1949 Buick El Kineno at the 23rd Annual Amelia Island Concours dElegance

This vehicle was built on a 1949 Buick Roadmaster model Dyna flow frame for Congressman Richard M. Kleberg Sr. It was designed by Buick and the GM styling section. A 1949 frame was cut by 5 1/4 inches to a 121 inches.  A large rear overhang boosts bumper-to-bumper length to 213 inches while the height is 6 inches greater.  Chassis and body members have additional bracing to accommodate an empty weight of 5,464 pounds. Axle shafts and steering components are made of nickel-chrome moly steel and shot peened for extra strength. An extra heavy-duty radiator core was provided.  A 1 1/2 gallon storage tank was mounted over the engine to provide extra cooling water storage.  Extra hood openings above  the grill provide 35 square inches of additional aperture for air entry.  The hood, doors and deck lid are made of aluminum alloy and the rear quarter panels are 20-gauge steel.  The 15 by 8.90 six ply tires are the size of light truck tires.

 

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