Much as Speed Weeks at Daytona have heralded the start of a new racing season, so has the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance come to symbolize the beginning of a new year of fine car shows. This superb event over time has secured a position as one of the best in the country.
This year only added to the event’s stellar reputation for high quality with an astonishingly diverse group of automobiles. Beyond the featured models of Porsche 911, Ford GT, Miller racing cars and Ducati motorcycles, the sheer variety of seldom seen makes provided a non-stop visual feast for spectators.
Such one-off’s as Edsel Ford’s 1932 Speedster, Joe Bortz’s two 1955 LaSalle GM concept cars and the only original Lamborghini Miura Roadster in captivity only hint at the seemingly endless quantity of unique vehicles on the show field.
Over the next few weeks, the Old Motor will be featuring the fine photos of this event shot by frequent contributor Alan Gosley. In a true case of one picture being worth a thousand words, we hope that his pictures will adequately convey the impact of this impressive display of quality cars.