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2017 Amelia Island Concours

March 13, 2017 Events, In the News

Sunday morning of the Amelia Island Concours and here comes the lightning and rain. Hassle? No, because two days before the big event, organizer Bill Warner checked out the weather reports, took a deep breath and moved the entire event to Saturday. It worked as beautifully as the weather on the sunny Saturday. Crowds on the fields were as heavy as ever, enjoying this most informal of major concours. From scooters to race cars to classics to sports cars. It was all there…and here is our gallery of what we enjoyed.

Honoree Al Unser with one of the Johnny Lighting IndyCars in which he won the Indianapolis 500
Check out the weapons on the James Bond Aston Martin
Indy’s museum sent the Marmon with which Ray Harroun won the first 500 in 1911.
If it’s Florida you need Hurley Haywood in a Porsche.
Revs’ ex-Briggs Cunningham Jaguar D-Type.
These Ecurie Ecosse D-Type Jaguars won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1956 and 1957.
An honored guest was famed Jaguar engineer 96-year-old Norman Dewis.
General Motors sent the original Corvette Sting Ray, which was designed by Peter Brock.
A rare sight in the U.S., the Honda RA272 Grand Prix of the type Richie Ginther used to win the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix.
A wonderful beast of a car, the bellowing Wright Special.
The famous Ferrari 412 MI.
Comedian Fatty Arbuckle owned this 1919 Pierce Arrow.
Charlie Nearburg drove the “Spirit of Rett” to 414.5 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
This Datsun 510 was built for Paul Newman to race
Sam and Emily Mann’s 1937 Franay-bodied Delahaye 145.
1981 Lancia Beta Monte Carlo.
Rare times two: the 1971 Bizzarrini 128P prototype.
This is the rotary-powered Mazda that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991...still the only Japanese car to win that classic.
Tom McIntyre with the 1952 Ford Golden Rod.
A 1913 Renault Type DM Touring.
Elvis Presley owned this BMW many woman kissed it, Elvis had it painted red at one point.
George Eyston’s 1930 6C1750 GS Testa Fissa for Brooklands.
This 1957 Corvette SS was a custom-made showcar to highlight the fuel-injected Chevrolet V-8.
Best of Show(s) 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C2900B (foreground) and 1935 Duesenberg SJ
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John Lamm started his automotive journalism career in 1965 as a racing photographer for Autoweek magazine. After a tour in Vietnam, he joined Motor Trend in 1969, then Road & Track in 1975, where he worked for 37 years. He has also written for Car and Driver and Automobile magazines. Credits include 10 books and Lamm has been honored with the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy and the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor awards for writing. Lamm’s photo archives include hundreds of thousands of images ranging from an 1893 Benz Victoria to many of the latest automobiles. He is on the organizing committee for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for two decades. Lamm lives in San Clemente, California with his wife, Scheri.

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One Response

  1. andy Sapiro

    thanks for bringing and showing the Cunningham D type
    see you at the Museum soon


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