Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016

As a car enthusiast It was a privilege to be able to attend the 21st Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It was also very rewarding. If I was asked to nominate just one feature that impressed or excited me most then it would be the stunning array of Pegaso cars.
These cars were amongst my favourites when I was a boy in the 1950s. But they are so rare that they had almost slipped from my memory. 
Those memories came flooding back when I saw the display at the Concours, there were a number of models which I had never seen before. Many congratulations to those who manged to get all those cars together for this occasion.
The other thing that struck me was that I had never seen so many McLarens together at the same time.The programme started on Thursday 10th March with a RM Sotherby’s sale review and a Guardians of Porsche Wine Makers dinner.
There were more corporate evnts on Friday, with the momentum building for the Concours itself on Sunday 13th March.I was able to visit on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday local car clubs and owners were able to display their cars on the first hole of the Golf club of Amelia Island.Here are some photos from those two days –

Saturday 12th March 2016

1952 Bentley Continental R Type


Current Bentley Continental GT
2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept
Concept V-16 Engine
1931 Cadillac V-16
Robertson Racing Replica Ford GT 40
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe
2015 McLaren 570 S
2012 – present Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
2016 Lamborghini Huracan lp 610
All New Jaguar F  pace SUV


Ford’s New GT


Sunday 13 March

1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2
1958 Ferrari Tour de France
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa by Vignale
1959 Ferrari 250GT Speciale by Pininfarina
1965 Lamborghini 350GT by Touring, Milan, Italy
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe ‘Speciale’ by Frua
1965 Sunbeam Tiger Harrington Coupe – The only one ever built
1966 Brabham BT-8
1955 Pegaso Saoutchik Coupe
1952 Pegaso Z-102 ‘Cupula’
1954 Pegaso Z-102B Belinetta by Touring, Milan
1953 Pegaso Z-102 Competition Sports Car by Touring
1952 Pegaso Z-102 Coupe V8 170 (four cam) Prototype by Saoutchik
1956 Austin Healey 100 M
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk.III
1935 MG PB Airline Coupe
1937 Railton Fairmile II Drophead Coupe
1934 SS Cars (pre Jaguar) SS 1 Walmsley Special roadster
1950 Nash Healey
1952 Allard J2X
1947 Cisitalia 202 SC by Vignale
1954 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Spyder
1953 Fiat V-8 Supersonic styled by Giovanni Savonuzzi and built by Ghia
1950 Ferrari 166 Barchetta by Touring

2015 Ferrari ‘La Ferrari’
1935 Bugatti Type 57
1938 Steyr 220 Tourer by Glaser, Dresden
1938 Graham 97 Supercharged by Saoutchik
1954 OSCA Sports Racer MT-4
1953 Paxton Pheonix
1967 Examplar 1 – Concept styled by Matio Revelli de Beaumont and built by Coggiola, Turin
1951 Studebaker Manta Ray
1962 Porsche Covington Tiburon built by Caccicraft, Tampa Fl.
The  First BMW Car 1928 – 1931 (Type not the actual car!) A Dixi based upon the Austin 7
1961 BMW 700 RS
1938 Phantom Corsair designed by Rust Heinz of the H.J. Heinz family with the help of Maurice Schwarwtz of Boham & Schwartz, Pasadena, Ca.
1930 Cord L-29 Speedster
1931 Cord L-29 by Union City Body Co. a Cord Subsidiary
1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan
1959 DKW Monza
1953 Ferrari 350MM
1956 Austin Healey 100M. This particular car has a very interesting story which I tell in a separate post.


1935 MG NA Special
Bentley ‘Blue Train’ Replica by Peterson Engineering, Devon, U.K. 


I hope that you have enjoyed looking at these stunning, remarkable and in many cases very rare cars.

Links – Sunbeam Tiger Harrington Article –

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